Posted: April 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Sale, Shoes Apparel Helmets, Specialized | Tags: 2012, apparel, capo, clothing, Sale, specialized | Comments Off
None of us can ever hope to even get close to Mario Cipollini’s level of style – I mean, Cipo is a giant among men when it comes to looking good on and off the bike – but at least we can look better than every other rider on the road.
To that end, we’re putting all our Spring/Summer cycling clothing from 2012 on sale. Like, really on sale. 50% off on sale. That’s half off, if math isn’t your thing.
We’ve got lots of great jerseys, shorts, base-layers, and t-shirts from Capo and Specialized on sale for both men and women, so if you need to refresh your cycling wardrobe, come on down and get a little closer to Cipo.
Posted: August 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Service, Uncategorized | Tags: 2012, best of philly, best of philly 2012, repair, service | Comments Off
It was an enormous and humbling honor to named as one the Best Bike Shops in America last year, but there’s something extra nice about winning a Best of Philly, especially when that award is for our legendary service department.
It all started with Lee, back in 1990, fixing bikes by himself and earning his reputation as one of the best wrenches in town, and it continues today with a staff of experienced and knowledgeable mechanics who are ready to take on any job, big or small.
Whether you’re a long time customer or you’ve never had the pleasure of getting your bike worked on here before, stop by anytime for free estimates, great customer service, expert work, fast turnaround times, and find out what it’s like to get the best bike service in Philadelphia.
Posted: May 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Race | Tags: 2012, DEMO, historic riverton criterium, HRC, race, specialized, SRAM | Comments Off
The 2nd Annual Historic Riverton Criterium (HRC) is on! All the action will be on Sunday, June 10th in beautiful Riverton, NJ. If you were there last year, you know how good it was. The stakes were high, the level of competition was even higher, and to be honest, we couldn’t have asked for a better day of racing. This year’s race will be even bigger with more racers, more sponsors, more prizes, more fun, more better!
If you want to mix it up and try to make the podium, head over to the race registration page on BikeReg. All the pertinent info is there, but to sum it up, the first race will be the Cat 4s at 1:00pm, followed by a kids race, the Masters 35+, an older kids race, and finishing up the day with the CAT 1/2/3 race. Even if you don’t win, take comfort in knowing that proceeds from the race go to support the Riverton Free Library.
One of the great additions for the HRC 2012 will be the crew from SRAM Neutral Race Support. SRAM NRS will be there to aid the racers with top notch technical expertise and equipment, so if something goes wrong, the riders will have the best in the country helping to get them back in the race. The SRAM NRS crew is super nice, so even if you’re not racing, just stop by and say hi.
Another new feature the HRC 2012 will be the Specialized Test the Best demo truck. If you’re looking for your next bike and you want to see just how good a Specialized ride can be, bring your gear and ID and have some fun. Check out the Test the Best Road East page for more info or just put it in on your calendar.
If you just want a great excuse to get out of the city and enjoy the festivities, “like” the Historic Riverton Criterium on Facebook, then mark your calendar and get ready.
We’ll provide more updates and info as they come, but in the mean time, check out the links and stop by the shop.
Posted: April 1st, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Specialized | Tags: 2012, 29, 29er, epic, S-WORKS, specialized, XTR | 2 Comments »
The Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon 29 XTR is such an amazing bike that it’s hard to describe, in large part because there’s nothing you can really compare it to. I mean really, name another full suspension 29er XC Race bike that weighs just over 20 lbs and has won multiple world championships. I dare you. They just don’t exist.
You know what else doesn’t exist? ANY 2012 S-Works Epics. Specialized just isn’t making any more, and we just got rid of the last one available. In the country. Until 2013. Yup. We know.
But don’t worry, we’ve got the Epic Comp 29 (1/3 the price of the S-Works) in stock, in your size. Check out more info after the jump.
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Posted: March 28th, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Look, Products, Road Bikes | Tags: 105, 2012, 566, 586, 586 RSP, 695, look, LOOK cycles, Rival, Shimano, SRAM, ultegra | Comments Off
We brought LOOK Cycles into the shop for the 2011 model year and the reception has been fantastic. There’s something almost indescribable about how good a LOOK bike feels that separates it from the pack. They’re smooth, light, lively, quick, and they just make you want to keep riding.
LOOK bikes not only ride really well, they look amazing too. LOOK has been making carbon fiber frames longer than anyone, and their bikes really wear their innovations on their proverbial sleeve. The really cool thing is that even though the technological advances are easily readable, the bikes have a timelessness to them soon you know they’ll always look great.
The game remains the same for 2012. LOOK is sticking with their 2011 frame sets, but updating them with refined paint schemes and great components. We have a lot the 2012 models in the shop now, so check them out after the jump and stop by, call, or email for more info.
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Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Filed under: Components, Products, Specialized | Tags: 2012, body geometry, romin, romin evo, saddles, specialized | Comments Off
BikeRumor just published a really fantastic post in which they interview Dr. Roger Minkow (the inventor of the original Body Geometry saddles back in 1999) about the evolution of the Specialized Romin BG saddle. The Romin, in many ways, is the culmination of everything Dr. Minkow and Specialized have learned about building saddles that improve the rider’s experience.
Men’s Journal just recognized the 2012 Romin Evo in their annual “Gear of the Year” list, CyclingNews.com recently gave the Romin Pro a perfect 5 out of 5 star score, and all this just confirms what we’ve known since the original Romin debuted a few years ago: it’s revolutionary saddle that delivers unprecedented performance and comfort while maintaining blood flow and eliminating pressure better than any saddle before. We’ve got the Romin in stock in multiple versions and widths, so if you want to try the best BG saddle yet, stop by the shop for a test ride.
Posted: November 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Road Bikes, Specialized | Tags: 2012, amira, S-WORKS, sl4, specialized, tarmac, tarmac sl4, venge | Comments Off
2012 is shaping up to be quite the year for Specialized. The Venge was introduced on a Wednesday this past spring and was promptly ridden to victory at Milan-San Remo, the Amira got a complete redesign to make the best women’s race bike even better, and now we’ve got the 2012 Tarmac SL4.
The Tarmac has won the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of Flanders, and hundreds of other races since it’s debut half a dozen years ago. It’s gone through a lot of changes since 2005, but the Tarmac has always distinguished itself has being the best combination of the most sought-after attributes. Specialized, as it so often does, distilled the description of the bike down to its essence: Nothing is Stiffer and Lighter.
The new 2012 Tarmac SL4 continues the tradition of innovation by increasing overall torsional stiffness, decreasing the total weight of the frameset, but the icing on the cake is that the engineers in California somehow managed to do all that while make the bike more vertically compliant, aka more comfortable.
If you’re into numbers and graphs, check out the info below. You can find a lighter bike, you can’t find a stiffer bike, and definitely can’t find a lighter and stiffer bike. Combine this winning combo with handling that’s second to none and comfort rarely seen on a competition bike, and you’ve got what might be the best road bike, ever. If you want to find out what this kind of performance feels like, stop by the shop for a test ride and/or spend a day one of our demo Tarmacs.
Posted: October 8th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Jamis, Mountain Bikes, Products, Road Bikes, Specialized | Tags: 2012, 29, 29er, di2, epic, jamis, Rival, roubaix, Shimano, specialized, SRAM, tarmac, ui2, ultegra, Xenith | 2 Comments »
The 2012 bikes are coming in fast, so it’s only right that we have 2012 demo bikes. We have four models to choose from this year, so whether you’re looking for a new speed machine, an all-day endurance ride, or a fast off-road whip, we’ve got you covered. Check out the demo models and info after the jump and stop by when you’re ready to test the best.
Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Hybrid Bikes, Jamis, Mountain Bikes, Products, Road Bikes | Tags: 2012, Allegro, coda, commuter, Exile, jamis, satellite, ventura, Xenith | Comments Off
At long last, we’ve got the 2012 Jamis Bikes in stock. There have been some really nice adds and upgrades for the new model year – Ultegra Di2 Xenith for $4K?! – so check out the new bikes below and stop in, email, or call for availability.
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Posted: July 27th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Womens Bikes | Tags: 2012, 29er, amira, Apex, myka, road bike, specialized, SRAM, women specific | Comments Off
Specialized has always made some of the best bikes out there, but most recently, they’ve really broken away from the pack by designing some amazing bikes for women. By recognizing that there are some significant and common differences between male and female riders beyond average height, Specialized Women’s Bikes not only fit many female riders better than other brands, they also ride and handle better. Women specific frame and suspension designs combined with smart components packages make for bikes that are uncompromisingly designed for the needs and wants of all female riders. The trend continues for 2012 and we’re proud to have some new women’s specific 2012 bikes at the shop: the 2012 Amira Apex and Myka Sport Disc 29.
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