Posted: March 14th, 2016 | Filed under: Featured, Kids Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Products | Comments Off on Riprock and Roll
When you grow up
And have children of your own,
Do please remember something important.
A STODGY parent is no fun at all!
What a child wants
Is a parent who is
Danny the Champion of the World
In the 1920’s Carl Orff pioneered a teaching method using xylophones tuned to the pentatonic scale. This scale, the same as the black keys on a piano, could be played in a free-form style by any child and would always sound harmonious by western standards of tonality. Children could explore their musical creativity and build their artistic confidence playing the Orff xylophones alone or in unison. Once the child felt comfortable on their instrument, the diatonic scale was added. These extra notes allowed for dissonance in the children’s music. As beginners most children would recoil at such sounds and become discouraged with their music, but children trained in the Orff-Schulwerk method, had the confidence to enjoy and explore the challenge their expanded instruments presented.
Almost one hundred years later, children are herded through their school lessons in order to score well on standardized achievement tests and express creativity stacking digital Minecraft cubes while staring blankly into tablet screens in shuttered rooms. But there are still SPARKY among us who will nurture exploration and embrace risk taking in their children.
The Specialized Riprock is the Orff xylophone of this millennium. The wide, heavily treaded tires (24/2.8”!) provide the rider with a stable platform with which to explore their abilities and roll confidently towards achieving their dreams! As the children ride they will lift their eyes up to take in their surroundings and will feel centered as a part of the natural world around them. They will roll through brook and dale, hearts pounding, breathing air into their lungs, and knowing they are truly alive.
Once the children have mastered the Riprock, they will then be able face more daunting tasks. They may try more technical mountain biking or skinny-tired road bikes. They may even apply their newfound confidence to other aspects of their lives, roll through long division with the ease that they have rolled along the trails of the Wissahickon. The sky’s the limit!
Show your children that life can be fraught with thrills and that, succeed or fail, the important thing is that they tried. Show them the beauty trying new things and accept that what they produce may not be in tune with your expectations. Set them up on a Specialized Riprock and enable them to rip free of convention and grow into SPARKY adults themselves!
Posted: March 1st, 2016 | Filed under: Accessories, Featured, Hybrid Bikes, On Sale, Products, Road Bikes, Sale, Service, Specialized, Tires, Womens Bikes | Comments Off on Spring Savings On Bikes, Buy-One/Get-One Tires and More!
Starting today and running through the end of the March, we’ll have lots of cool specials to get your cycling season jump started, whether it’s fitness, recreation or commuting we’ll have something for everyone. For details, including individual bikes as well as specials on service, read on!
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Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Road Bikes, Sale, Specialized | Comments Off on 2015 Bicycles: ON SALE Until They’re Gone!
It’s that time of year, so we’ll get straight to the meat of it. All the bicycles left over from the 2015 model year are on sale and, although we did kill it last year, there are still a few stragglers looking for good homes and we’d like to do everything in our power to make sure they get there! We’ve got specifics after the jump, so read on to find out what’s available! Read More »
Posted: December 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Sale | Comments Off on Join Us (and the Rest of the Neighborhood) for Cheer! On Saturday.
Bicycle Therapy, along with South Street West Business Association, South of South Neighborhood Association and a bunch of our other favorite neighboring businesses will be joining together to promote shopping local with some sweet discounts, snacks and other fun stuff all up and down South Street West.
For the whole list of participating business, check out SSWBA’s comprehensive writeup of the event. For our part, you’ll find $10 Flat Fixes to facilitate those of you rolling from shop to shop as well as $10 Knog Frog lights for your bicycle. We’ll also be serving up some tasty, warm Apples and Cinnamon drink mix courtesy of the good folks at Skratch Labs to keep you hydrated as you jet from business to business. Big thanks to SSWBA and SOSNA for organizing the event, and to EVERYONE for being such great neighbors! See you there!
Posted: November 25th, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Hybrid Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Sale, Specialized | Comments Off on This Black Friday at Bicycle Therapy: A 2016 Sneak Peak
If you’re not too busy brawling over electronics on Black Friday, you should stop by the shop because we’ll be marking down all the remaining 2015 bikes to their 2016 prices. If you ARE going to be too busy having a tug of war over a Blu-Ray player, fear not, because we’ll be running the sale all weekend.
You won’t see these prices again until actual calendar year 2016, so don’t miss out. We’ll have some other cool stuff marked down as well, like select Fizik Saddles, Specialized MTB and Road tires and some cool apparel as well. Keep reading for specifics regarding bike models and sizing! Read More »
Posted: September 9th, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Sale, Specialized | Comments Off on SEPTEMBER SALE: Select Bikes Marked Down
If you’ve been waiting all summer for that big hit mountain bike, now’s your chance. We’ve got a bunch of awesome, full suspension mountain bikes priced right and just in time for the fall. Pictured above, the 2015 Enduro Comp 650b is an awesome, go anywhere-do anything bike with enough travel front and rear to hit any trail with confidence. Stay tuned after the jump to see what else we’ve got. Read More »
Posted: July 21st, 2015 | Filed under: Components, Featured, Products, Shoes Apparel Helmets | Comments Off on What’s Manny Wearing? V (and Bonus: What’s Manny Riding? A Treatise on the Power of Disc Brakes)
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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Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Rides, Road Bikes, Specialized | Comments Off on Demo Trucks and Dirt Parties
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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Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Shoes Apparel Helmets, Specialized, Uncategorized | Comments Off on What’s Manny Wearing? Returns: Utility
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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Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Road Bikes, Sale, Specialized, Tires | Comments Off on Ride The World’s Fastest Tire This Spring
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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