I recently completed a Specialized Direct to Consumer transaction. Here are the specifics. I contacted two Specialized dealers in pursuit of a 2022 S-Works Creo Size Small. Both said the same thing: the earliest they could imagine receiving the bike would be August, and maybe later depending on how many had already been ordered by other dealers. I noted to both that I had observed that I could order the bike at the time (May 6) because it was available to me online. The dealer I worked with was very frustrated that they could not order the bike. I ordered the bike online which was painless, designating that the bike be shipped to the dealer for assembly because I wanted them to change the tires and stem. The bike arrived four business days later. When I picked up the bike the dealer did not charge me at all for the time spent setting up the bike and changing the parts with the exception of the stem that they had in stock. I did not ask whether Specialized would be reimbursing them for the labor, but my hope is that they will. I will patronize this dealer with any and all bike business in the future.