Saturday, November 30, 2013

High Low Gift Guide - MultiTools

It happens to the best of us; we think about how great the people in our lives are all year round, then around comes gift giving season and we're at a complete loss. They have everything. They like cycling and you don't know the first thing about it, you like cycling and they're just getting into it, your incredibly stylish daughter just won't buy herself a helmet... well, we're going to take care of you this year guys. From humble stocking stuffers to the toughest take everywhere/everyday cycling bags, we'll be here to support every kind of cyclist you may know and make your shopping a little easier... maybe even fun because, you know, we're about that. So here goes, High Low Gift Guide #1 - Multi Tools!

Brooks MT21 - $70
The Brooks MT21 multitool is 21 useful tools packed into one classy, leather wrapped package. Designed for "the traveler", it has 7 allen keys, 3 screwdrivers, 3 torx wrenches, 4 spoke keys, a chain tool, a Brooks saddle spanner, a knife and of course, a bottle opener because not everyone is down to open a brew with their teeth. It truly is the tool for adventure because while you're out in the wild world you never know when you're going to have to slice open a Tauntaun a la Han Solo. The Brooks saddle spanner built in is great because you'll never lose it again, and with the various spoke wrenches and allen keys you'll be able to help yourself or any fellow cyclist that's run into a bit of bad luck. The tough leather wrap, which comes in Black, Brown and Ochre, will keep everything tidy and looking incredibly good, who can argue with that?

Crank Brothers Multi-10 - $20
This light and sleek Crank Brothers multitool just may be the perfect combination of minimalism and functionality. With just 10 tools and weighing in at a mere 125g it's not going to slow you down but it just might save the day. With 7 allen keys, 2 screwdrivers and one torx wrench this tool is the perfect bare necessities, live-in-the-pocket-of-your-bag multitool. No muss no fuss, no blowing your credit limit. Put a bow on it and maybe you'll get a story about how it saved the day down the line sometime.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Saturday Only: More Deals!

Here are some more deals in addition to and on top of the smoking hot bike sale!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Saturday Only: SALSA! 20-30% off of 2012 & 2013 Models.

I know you like it spicey, and here are some HOT deals on 2012 and 2013 Salsa Bikes! 

2013 Colossal 2 55 & 58cm originally $2400, 20% off for $1920.

 2013 Warbird 2  51, 53 & 56cm originally $2499, 20% off for $1999.20

 2013 Fargo 2 medium & large originally $1950, 20% off for $1560.

 2013 El Mariachi SS extra small originally $1250, 30% off for $875.

 2013 El Mariachi 2 small originally $1999, 30% off for $1399.30

 2013 Mukluk 2 xs, small, medium & large originally $2450, 20% off for $1960.

 2012 Casseroll 58 & 60cm originally $1200, 20% off for $960.

 2012 Vaya 2 50, 57 & 58cm originally $1700, 30% off for $1190.

 2012 El Mariachi 3 xs, small & xl originally $1500, 30% off for $1050.

Saturday Only: ALL Orbea Bikes 20-30% Off!

Here we have some lovely bikes from Orbea, their Aqua series road bikes and their Carpe series urban bikes.

 Orbea Aqua TPX 48, 51 & 54cm originally $1500, now 20% off for $1200.

 Orbea Aqua TTG 51cm originally $1300, now 30% off for $910.

Orbea Aqua T23 48 & 54cm originally $800, now 30% off for $560.

 Orbea Carpe H20 54 & 57cm originally $1299, now 30% off for $909.30

 Orbea Carpe H30 54 & 57cm originally $950, now 30% off for $665.

Orbea Carpe H50 51cm originally $650, now 20% off for $520.

Saturday Only: 30% off 2012 Masi Bikes!

We have a couple of 2012 Masi bikes still hanging around. SRAM Apex equipped road and cross racing machines for 30% off, but only for one day!

 Here we have the 2012 Masi CXR, 49 and 52cm originally $1850, could be yours for only $1295!

Also the 2012 Masi Evoluzione Apex, 47 and 50cm originally $2000, could be yours for just $1400!

Saturday Only: Linus Roadster Classic & Gaston3/5 Speed 20% off!

Next up, we have a couple of tastey deals on two of our Linus models. 20% off Saturday only!

 Here is the Linus Roadster Classic Single Speed, small & medium in rosewood, medium in cream, and medium and large in black. Regularly $459, Saturday only $367.20

We also have the Linus Gaston 3 and 5 Speed, medium and large stone grey available in both. Regularly $699, Saturday only $559.20

Saturday Only: 2012 Civia Models 30% Off!

We have a few Civia bikes leftover from 2012, and you know that leftovers are the best part of thanksgiving right.

Check out the Prospect, we have one 56cm left. Originally $1150. Now it could be yours for $805.

 And next we have the Twin City Step Over Model, Medium, Large and XL Single Speed was $595. on sale for $416.50 also Medium and Large 7 speed was $850. now on sale for $595.

We also have the Twin City Step Through, Medium Single Speed was $595 on sale $416.50
and the Small and Medium 7 speed was $850. on sale for $595.

Small Business Saturday Sale: 20-30% savings on Leftover Models!

For one day only, save lots of dollars on 2012 and 2013 models from Linus, Salsa, Civia, Masi & Orbea. Great deals on great bikes, Saturday from 11am-6pm only. Be there!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Small Business Saturday! Leftover sale, and much more...

As you may have already heard, we will be closed for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Please feel free to eat and drink too much on Thursday, and then sleep in on Friday, dragging yourself out of bed only to ride a few miles on the bike and then resume eating and drinking accordingly. Remember you need to keep up your form, SsCxWc 13 Philly is only a week away from Thanksgiving!

That said, rest up and get ready for delicious savings on the "leftovers" all day Saturday!

We have some spectacular deals on leftover models from Civia, Linus, Masi, Orbea, and Salsa!
In addition to lots of other awesome deals.

So, get wild on Thursday and Friday. But don't be a turkey and miss our Saturday sale.

Gobble gobble...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Twin Six - SALE! -

You know we love Twin Six here, and since we just got our first batch of their 2014 gear in, we're having a sale on some items from their 2013 line. A good sale, like 20% off good. So here are the goods:

Grey and white argyle, both tops and bottoms. Go big or go home right?
If you're going to wear Lycra isn't it more fun when it looks like you did it on purpose? Yup.

Some black...
 Some white...
Some red...
Some Ladies...
and last but not least, some more argyle.

So come and get while the gettin's good, because as Twin Six would have you know all this fabulous cycling gear is Limited Edition. I think they say it best in this little blurb on their site;
You heard 'em!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stuff We Love: Twin Six Gear

 Here at the shop we have our favorites when it comes to gear, and Twin Six is at the top of the list for all of us. Twin Six is a cycling company that has a lot going for it and it would seem that's mostly because it's run by cyclists who use the stuff they make, just check out their manifesto. Lucky for us, this means high quality materials, reasonable prices, graphics that don't make you feel like you paid to be a human clothing brand billboard, and great fit and functionality. Also ladies, you are not left out on this one! They make a full line of women's specific tech tops and bottoms and I can personally say they rule. They fit well and look good, no overly girly graphics or colors here but they're still fun... think giant polka dots. Don't worry guys, you get some polka dots, too. Also not to be forgotten is a little surprise in the center back pocket of every jersey. The devil's in the details, Grandma was right.

Regardless of the fact that their gear is pretty rad, they also make the vast majority of it in the USA which is really cool. Shorts, jerseys, caps, water bottles, socks and gloves, all made in the USA, and all carried here at Bicycle Revolutions exclusively in the whole giant state of PA.

If you're interested in checking their gear out now is a great time, we just got our first shipment of their 2014 line yesterday! So come in, ask literally any one of us about our personal experience with their gear, and we'll give you the low down on why we keep buying more every season.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Buy Nothing Day

The day after Thanksgiving. A day that not too long ago changed from being a day of relaxation with a leftover turkey sandwich in one hand and a slice of pie in the other, to a day of behemoth box store consumerist bombardment and people snatching the last Furby out of your tryptophan weakened hands. It's a wild world out there...

Here at the shop we've always been about the old school way of doing things. We'll all be kicking it with our families the day after Thanksgiving while celebrating Buy Nothing Day like we do every year. We encourage you to lock up your shopping cart bike, kick up your feet and relish in all the ridiculous gossip you learned about your crazy uncle the day before or watch the news coverage of the latest Black Friday Tickle Me Elmo related crime. So, so strange.

So Bicycle Revolutions will be closed on both Thanksgiving and Buy Nothing Day, but hold onto your hats because we're going to be all recharged and rearing to go for SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Stop on by to support your local small business bike shop and please feel more than free to tell us whatever amusing Thanksgiving related stories you have. That is, after all, what the holidays are all about. Right?

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stuff We Love: R.E.Load Flight Pack

You all know we like to keep you updated on the fresh new items we get in here at the shop, but we decided it would be a cool idea to let you know our personal favorites too. Things we've all used, loved and how they've stood up to our abuse. So instead of "Look! This is new!" it's "Look! We've used this and it's still rad!" So here goes.

I'm sure most of you are familiar with R.E.Load bags, but just in case you're not, they're a custom bag company run out of Philadelphia. All their bags are made in the USA out of super tough materials, are waterproof and R.E.Load will even make certain repairs, not that you'll likely need them. If you look on the backs of cyclists around the city you'll see the familiar R.E.Load tag on a plethora of multicolored bags all over, no surprise.
Here at the shop two of us use the small Flight Pack as our go to two strap bags. On the left is Heather's with the old front pocket and on the right mine with the newer front pocket design. They may be the smallest of the three sizes, but you can fit a borderline absurd amount of stuff into one. The roll top allows you to over stuff it or put some really weird shaped things in there with no problem. I've fit two full bags of groceries in the main compartment, a wine bottle in one side pocket and a baguette in the other (yes roll your eyes, but dinner was delicious). The bags are designed to be cinched down when carrying a light load, and easily expanded for when you need the space, which is really useful. Lucky for me, the cinching straps are in the perfect place to secure the tops of tall things in the side pockets ie; 750s of wine/water/plasma, or baguettes, maybe even a bouquet for your girl, your boy or your dog. The front pocket is perfect for small things like shades, lip balm, wallet. The interior has a cool multi-pocket thing going on that's great for flat repair stuff, reusable grocery bags, pens... things you want to have with you but don't need mixed in with your easy access front pocket stuff. Generally I use my pack for adventuring/camping, to grocery shop and to ride to work. It does a great job with all three. The side pocket fits my u-lock so it's really easy to get to and the other usually has a pint jar with my Cuppow jar lid and something weird in it.
(please note the handy wine/baguette securing straps)

The back is pretty rad too, it's padded so you can get away with just tossing stuff in there and you won't be jabbing yourself while riding. The straps have an adjustable chest strap to keep the bag secure and some very useful accessory attachment straps. I have a cell phone holster (also R.E.Load, also awesome) so I can whip my phone out to take pictures of the varied and sometimes amusing, othertimes kind of horrifying road debris around the city.
Lastly, what is a bag post without a nice "what's in my bag" pic? Terrible, that's what. This is what I happened to have in my bag today and during these pics.
That's a lot of stuff and there was room to spare. Not sure what the weather is going to be like when you leave where you're going? Just bring everything. Winter coat, two different wool scarves, extra wool mid-layer. It's no prob and you'll even have space for things you pick up along the way like a bottle of *insert your favorite drink here* or a sweet new headlight (score).

So there it is, my big fat seal of approval. This definitely passes the daily use test and does it with style. Want to check one out? Feel free to come in to see what we've got and I might even let you look through mine. Thanks for killing it with this one R.E.Load!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Back, Winter Hours:

As the days get shorter and darker, we adjust our clocks back an hour this Sunday. With this autumnal shift we also start our Winter Hours here at the shop.
That said, we are fully stocked up on lights to brighten your path!