What’s Manny Wearing? V (and Bonus: What’s Manny Riding? A Treatise on the Power of Disc Brakes)

Posted: July 21st, 2015 | Comments Off on What’s Manny Wearing? V (and Bonus: What’s Manny Riding? A Treatise on the Power of Disc Brakes)

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Drawing inspiration from all the excitement about the Tour de France going around the shop, Manny has forgone his more utilitarian digs in favor of a trusty road quiver, along with some of the more exciting developments in road cycling this year: hydraulic disc brakes Make the jump with us to find out the details.

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June 14th: The Historic Riverton Criterium

Posted: June 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on June 14th: The Historic Riverton Criterium

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Bicycle Therapy asks that you come join us, along with the people of the beautiful town of Riverton, New Jersey on June 14th for one of the finest road racing events of the season, the Historic Riverton Criterium. The race itself is a 6 turn, 0.8 mile course of unbridled crit-racing fury racing through the historic beauty of the Riverton town center.

The course is extremely spectator friendly, and with multiple races across men’s and women’s categories and side events, such as a kids’ race and the ever-popular Fireman’s race for charity, we’ve got a full afternoon of racing and fun for the whole family. Racing starts at 1:00 pm at 4th and Main streets! Come hang with your favorite Bicycle Therapy staffers and Arrow Racing competitors, along with the wonderful people of Riverton. We’ll see you there!

Directions (by car!)

Directions (by bike!)


Demo Trucks and Dirt Parties

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on Demo Trucks and Dirt Parties
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Photo Credit: Specialized.com

This May has been an absolutely beautiful month for riding so far, so hopefully each and every one of you has been getting some nice miles underneath you. We’ve got lots of exciting stuff in the pipeline for May, not the least of which are more than a few opportunities to test out the latest and greatest mountain bike offerings from Specialized.

First of all, be sure to check out Dirt Rag Dirt Fest on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th to check out all the coolest mountain bike stuff around, and definitely set aside time to check out Specialized’s offerings, including some of their newest, most exciting MTB Developments for this year and beyond.

Even if you can’t make Dirt Fest, you’re still in luck! The legendary Specialized Mountain Demo Truck is coming to our fair end of the state of Pennsylvania for a number of dates at different trails throughout the month. Stay tuned after the jump for dates, times, spots and bikes!

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What’s Manny Wearing? Returns: Utility

Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Shoes Apparel Helmets, Specialized, Uncategorized | Comments Off on What’s Manny Wearing? Returns: Utility

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For those unfamiliar with our professional model/16-times running employee of the month/resident adonis Manny, do yourself a favor and take a nice leisurely stroll down sunny South Street past our shop window and take a quick gaze at his majesty.  This spring you’ll find Manny bedecked in some of the exciting selections from Specialized’s new line of spring apparel, freshly arrived in store.

After one of the coldest winters on record in our great city of brotherly love, Manny, eager to saddle up and resume his commute to an arduous day of standing in our window (i.e. “work”) by bicycle, was super excited to get into Specialized’s new-for-this-year Utility line of apparel. In spite of all the truly fantastic road and mountain kits we got it, the language in Manny’s contract stipulates that he gets to pick what he wears, so here we are with some awesome stuff to keep you looking and feeling cool (literally and figuratively) whether it’s your commute or your ride. Stick around after the jump for a bombardment of photos and specifics about this exciting new line.

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Ride The World’s Fastest Tire This Spring

Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Road Bikes, Sale, Specialized, Tires | Comments Off on Ride The World’s Fastest Tire This Spring

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Specialized makes all manner of wonderful bicycles and bicycle accessories, so it’s sometimes easy to forget that they got their start over 40 years ago making some of the nicest tires available at the time. That pedigree, however, hasn’t lost its luster, and Specialized tires are, to this day, the fastest in the world.

It’s about time to reload your quiver for spring and nothing feels better than a fresh set of brand new rubber underneath you, so why not make those tires the fastest ones in the world? We’re partnering with Specialized to offer an awesome sale on a selection of the fastest tires on the road today.

Today, April 1st, through the end of May we’ll be offering a special buy one tire, get one free promotion on select-in stock tires.  Check out after the jump for the available tires and details.

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We’re hiring!

Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Service | Comments Off on We’re hiring!

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Bicycle Therapy is looking to hire experienced mechanics for full and/or part time hours! If you’re interested in applying, stop by the shop with a resume or send one to info@bicycletherapy.com

 


Exciting Spring Raffle! Win a Free Bike and More!

Posted: March 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: Featured | Comments Off on Exciting Spring Raffle! Win a Free Bike and More!

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Taking a look at the extended forecast and it seems that we’re finally on the upswing towards a nice warm spring. In celebration of this intensely exciting turn of events, we’re raffling off a bunch of fabulous prizes, including fan favorite the Specialized Sirrus or Vita.

All you have to do to enter is spend $50 or more on parts or accessories and you’ll be awarded a raffle ticket with a chance to win from a sweet prize pool including the aforementioned Sirrus or Vita, an S-Works Prevail helmet or a pair of S-Works Road or Mountain shoes. More info, rules and etc. after the jump

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Bicycle Repair Classes Are Back

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Service | Comments Off on Bicycle Repair Classes Are Back
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photo credit: sheldonbrown.com

Hello cycling enthusiasts! We’ve got some exciting winter news for you. The long-awaited repair classes are coming back. This year, we’ll be doing 2 sets of classes at the end of February and beginning of March.

There will be a basic class, covering simple roadside repairs (flat fixes and the like) and an advanced class, covering more in-depth home repair like derailleur adjustments, brake adjustments and beyond.

You can sign up for both, or each class individually depending on your level of interest, though the advanced class will assume that you’ve taken the basic class or have an equivalent knowledge base already.

   The classes will meet on Sundays from 9am to 11am. Basic sessions will run February 15th and March 1st and Advanced sessions will run February 22nd and March 8th. Each session is $20, you bring your own bike and we provide the tools, repair stands and know-how!

For more detailed information or to sign up, call the shop (we can take cards over the phone for payment) or stop by in person. Mailing list subscribers get first notice, but space is limited so sign up fast!


None More Black Post-Black Friday Sale

Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Accessories, Components, Featured, Hybrid Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Products, Road Bikes, Sale, Tires, Trainers | Comments Off on None More Black Post-Black Friday Sale

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Black Friday, in the last couple years has become a big event in the American Tradition, for better or worse. Hopefully now that everything has calmed down and everyone has their large-scale electronics safely in their home, we can take a minute and remember what’s really important in life: riding bikes.

To that end, we’re having a nice little holiday sale. Perhaps most exciting,  all remaining 2014 bikes have been are now on sale and the scant few 2013 bikes we’ve still got floating around have had their prices slashed even further! Stop by the shop for specific model availability and prices.

Other hits include:

  • 20% off any pair of tires when they’re  bought together.
  • Up to 25% off trainers.
  • All bar tape 10% off.

And before you go trampling your neighbors/closest friends/significant others/random passerbyes to death, we’ll be running this sale all the way into the new year, so take your time and try not to kill anyone (please)!

In addition to all that stuff, don’t forget, all of our Capo apparel and accessories are still 40% off and we’ve got a bunch of great cold weather stuff to keep you warm for riding all through the winter time. We’ve also got a bunch of nice gifts for the holiday season, nice little stocking stuffers or bigger, more substantial stuff for the cycling folks that you care about.

 

Stop by the shop and check it out!


The Bagel Ride: New and Improved

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Featured, Rides, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Bagel Ride: New and Improved

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The ever-popular Bagel Ride is getting a nice little tune-up for the fall. Following the route pictured above, we’ll be leaving from the front door of the shop riding out to the lovely little borough of Bridgeport, PA and then loop around back to Philadelphia proper.

It’s a nice 40 mile jaunt, about 3 hours in total with a small stop out in Bridgeport for Bagels/Donuts/Coffee/What-have-you at a nice B ride pace. That’s about a 15-16 mph average with no drops, inclusive to cyclists of all skill levels who want a fun Saturday morning ride. If that sounds like you, then we hope to see you Saturday mornings at 8:30 in front of the shop! We’ll keep going as long as the weather holds up and please feel free to e-mail us, call the shop or just stop by if you have any questions!