February 2013

Big Travel, Big Wheels, Big Fun: the 2013 Specialized Enduro 29er

Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Specialized | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off


Big wheels aren’t just for XC trails any more. Specialized just announced the new Enduro Comp 29 SE, combining all the advantages of the 29in wheel with all the all-mountain-ness of the legendary Specialized Enduro.

The Enduro has always been the been the best choice for when you want to ride to the top only to bomb right back down, but if you’ve been holding out for a big wheels to go with your big travel bike, your time is now.

Worried about tires and wheels? Never fear. Specialized is rolling out 29in versions of their chunky Purgatory and Butcher tires to go along with their Roval Traverse and Traverse SL 29er wheelsets.

Big trails, big travel, big wheels, big fun.


UPDATE: BikeRumor, as always, has the best info on the new hotness. Check out the detail spec levels (S-Works and Expert Carbon versions announced!), photos, first ride impressions, and video here and here over at BikeRumor!


Vote Early, Vote Often, Vote Bicycle Therapy: City Paper’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Polls Now Open

Posted: February 25th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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Yup, it’s that time of year again. Philadelphia City Paper has opened the polls for their 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, so please take a minute to follow a quick link and tell the city of brotherly love how much you love Bicycle Therapy.

We know we’re lucky to have you as our patrons, and if there was an awards for best bike shop customers, we’d vote for you in a heartbeat, so why not return the favor?

If you’re not convinced, or if you’ve never been to Bicycle Therapy, stop by soon and let us win your vote. We’ve been delivering top notch service for over 20 years, and we’re eager to show you why we’re the best.

S-Card Financing: ride now when you want, pay when you want

Posted: February 19th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Specialized | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

scardbannerIf you’ve ever looked longingly at a hot new bike and known that while you can totally afford it, taking it home would mean running up your credit card balance or emptying out your checking account, we have a solution for you.

The S-Card – easy and affordable financing from Specialized and GE Money, now available at Bicycle Therapy – is a great way to take home the bike you want, when you want.

gearbannerIt’s a quick application process, you can even do it online, and once you’re approved you can buy anything in the shop with a simple six month same-as-cash deal. Make the minimum monthly payments, pay off the balance on time, and you just got your new bike without paying interest, maxing out your Visa card, or having to go on a ramen-noodle-only diet.

For more info just click on the links above or stop by the shop.

Happy President’s Day: go ride your bike!

Posted: February 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured | Comments Off


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted: February 14th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured | Comments Off



2013 Jamis Ventura Comp & Ventura Comp Femme: The Perfect Recipes

Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Jamis, Products, Road Bikes, Womens Bikes | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

VENTURA COMP BANNEREvery once in a while, a new bike comes out that has just the right blend of weight, performance, ride quality, parts spec, and of course, price. The 2013 Jamis Ventura Comp and women’s specific Ventura Comp Femme are just such bikes.

The Jamis Ventura has always been a winner. Literally. It’s a perennial finalist and multiple-time winner of Bicycling Magazine coveted Editor’s Choice awards. Whether it’s the top-end Ventura Race, the high-value Ventura Sport, or the over-achieving Ventura Comp, the whole family offers great rides at even better price points.

2013venturacompThe all-new 2013 Ventura Comp and Comp Femme continue the tradition by combining their light, efficient, and comfortable Kinesis 7005 double-butted aluminum frames – featuring size specific tube diameters and a tapered steerer tubes – with smooth riding, ultra-light full carbon forks, the awesome new Shimano Sora shifters/derailleurs, and venerable Mavic CXP-22 wheelsets, all for $950.

Seriously. You’re getting full carbon, hollow-crown, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ tapered steerer forks on bikes that retail for less than a grand. There are some $1500 Shimano 105 bikes that can’t claim that. Hell, there are some $3000 carbon bikes with Ultegra Di2 that can’t give you a fork that’s as smooth, stiff, and light as the ones you get on the 2013 Jamis Ventura Comp and Comp Femme.

2013venturacompfemmeLong story short, these bikes ride amazingly well – they’re balanced, quick, smooth, fun – and they’re worth every penny. Great first road bikes? Definitely. Perfect Gran Fondo, all-day bikes? Of course. Light-touring workhorses? Winter-training machines? Gravel road adventurers? Super-commuters? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. These bikes can do it all, do it well, and do it with style. Come by the shop soon and check out what just might be the best riding, best looking bikes you can get for $950.

Free Blinky Lights! UPDATE: they’re all gone!

Posted: February 6th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured | Comments Off


The red blinking rear light on the bike is as essential to riding in the city as a good lock and a sense of adventure. And yet, we see so many cyclists ride by with nothing to make their presence known after the sun goes down. These winter nights are dark and we want you to stay safe, so to say thank-you to our customers and introduce Bicycle Therapy to some new faces we offer the following:

Stop by the shop TONIGHT for a FREE REAR LIGHT
5pm – 7pm
2211 South Street
It is that simple.
Looking forward to seeing you,
Bicycle Therapy
The blinky lights ran out pretty fast, but don’t worry, we’ll be doing it again as soon as we can. If you missed out this time and you need a light, sign up for our email list so you find out about the next give-away first!

Jacob’s Ride: Hitting a Home Run for Hearing, Riding across the USA

Posted: February 4th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Rides | Comments Off


There are cool rides, and there are cool rides. This is a cool ride:

Deaf by age 10, Jacob Landis received a cochlear implant which gave him back his ability to utilize both his speech and the sounds of the world. Riding across the country and stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, Jacob hopes to raise $1 million dollars for others who could benefit from a cochlear implant but cannot afford one.

Check out the link to find out more about Jacob’s amazing journey, the cause, his ambitious ride, and how to support this remarkable young man.