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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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!
Posted: December 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, On Sale, Products, Sale, Specialized | 2 Comments »
that’s right: all of them
Everyone knows Manny loves to mountain bike. Maybe you’ve seen him out on the trails. Maybe not though. He keeps some weird hours. Manny is also the type of guy who needs a bike for every trail and every occasion. Unfortunately, store window mannequin isn’t the most…lucrative…of careers, so Manny is always on the hunt for a good deal.
Fortunately for him (and you!) all of our 2013 Mountain Bikes are on sale until they’re gone. Follow along after the jump for specifics about pricing, sizing and availability. Read More »
Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, On Sale, Products, Sale, Specialized | Comments Off on 2013 Specialized Mountain Bikes On Sale!
It’s the perfect time of year for mountain biking! The trails are solid and the wind that’s keeping you off the road is nonexistent in the woods, so what’s stopping you? Whether it’ll be your first time off road or you’re looking for a rad upgrade, chances are we’ve got something for you.
Head down to the shop for sizing, availability and pricing and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting winter sales further down the line.
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Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Specialized | Tags: 2013, 29, 29er, 29in, enduro 29, enduro comp 29, specialized, specialized enduro 29 | Comments Off on Big Travel, Big Wheels, Big Fun: the 2013 Specialized Enduro 29er
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!
Posted: December 31st, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Product Reviews, Products, Uncategorized | Tags: 2013 specialized camber comp, 29er, Camber, camber comp, review | Comments Off on 2013 Specialized Camber Comp 29
If you ride a lot, one of the first things you realize is that there is no such thing as the perfect bike; no such thing as the one bike that does everything. I mean, you at least need a single speed rigid 29er, a pump track bike, a fully mtb, an endurance carbon road bike, an aluminum crit bike, and a dedicated steel commuter bike, right?
At the same time, we cyclists are always searching for that perfect bike that will handle everything with aplomb and finally allow us to make some room in the stable. The 2013 Camber Comp might just be the bike to handle such a tall order. Don’t take our word for it. Check out the glowing review over at BikeRadar.
We’ve got the Camber in stock at the shop and we’ve even got it available for demo rides. For just $75, you can ride the Camber Comp for up to 48 hrs. If you buy one, that $75 goes towards the price, and if you decide it’s not quite perfect, we’ll give you your $75 back on a shop gift card. Come check it what may finally be the perfect bike.