Friday, December 21, 2012

Save HUGE on Your Child's Bike at Bikeworks!

Sale: $149.99
Retail: $179.99

There's nothing as fun as a great new bike. Fuji's Kit offers a cool design that will make her the talk of the neighborhood while she has the time of her life cruising around. It boasts easy-rolling wheels, a coaster brake, heavy-duty training wheels and colorful accessories, too.

 Click HERE for all the info!

We have more kids bikes available in our store, and on our website

Monday, December 10, 2012

Check Out This Article About Trek Founding Father: Dick Burke and his son, John

When John Burke was just 24, his father, Dick Burke named him the head of sales and marketing. Though he was very young, he learned quickly and was able to do great things for his father's company. Dick died in 2008, and since then John has written a book about his father's legacy and company history.
Read the full story here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The 2013 Trek Superfly Elite 29er Hardtail. You'll Be Lookin Fly

SUPERFLY ELITE SL 17.5 CN - 20786002413

Trek raises the bar for 29er hardtail mountain bike performance with the  2013 Trek Superfly Elite 29er Hardtail. 

Trek’s mountain-specific carbon fiber is tougher carbon, with unique materials and layup procedures, Trek’s advanced engineering, and a higher standard of testing. Trek has also included a more robust and confident rear axle that is about 35%  stiffer than an open dropout design. And with the 29” tires, you can carry more momentum, roll over obstacles easier, and expect more stability and traction than standard 26” tires. The bottom bracket is the stiffest carbon on the market, and is exclusive to Trek.

Shimano does the entire drivetrain, making shifting dependable, easy, and quick. The shifters, front and rear derailleur are all Shimano Doere, socompatability is a non-issue. Even the brakes are Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc brakes, which means stopping power is fantastic. The 29” tires mentioned earlier are done by Bontrager, as well as the Lite Tubeless Ready Disc Race Wheels.

Look at our post on the rest of the Superfly line here!

This bike is awesome, but the only way you'll know that is to come to Bikeworks and check it out. We’re located at 500 Main Street in Harleysville, and our phone number is (215) 513-7550. We’ll be waiting for you!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Interbike 2013: An Awesome Showcase of 2013 Bikes, Including the Full Trek Lineup!

Every year, the bicycle industry gathers for the Interbike Trade Show where all the manufacturers put on display the new bikes, clothing, and accessories you will find at Bikeworks in the upcoming season.  New models, new colors, and new technology gets the people in the shop excited about the upcoming year.  This trade show was no exception with the Trek bike line looking hotter than ever.

The Madone, Trek's flagship road race bike is redesigned and better than ever!  The new 7 series frame has dropped in weight down to just 750 grams yet it's still as stiff and solid as previous Madones.  Utilizing the new KVF tube shape, the aerodynamic improvement delivers an extra 25 watts in performance and for the Madone rider, that can be the difference between winning and finishing in the pack.  Looking to get into road riding but want to be conservative with your bicycle budget, the Madone now comes in affordably priced aluminum models with prices under $2,000 and the 1 series bikes with models starting at $739.  

Looking to save some money or burn less oil and want to start bike commuting to work or school or just want to burn some calories on the bike trail?  Then consider the FX category of flat bar road bikes.  Each model has an upright, comfortable riding position with the base model starting at under $600.  Bicycle commuters and recreational cyclists all over our region have relied upon the Trek FX to get them where they need to go.

We are located at 500 Main Street in Harleysville and our phone number is 

(215) 513-7550.  If you have questions about the 2013 Treks, give us a 
call or drop by the shop and check them out in person.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Women’s Mountian Bike from Trek, the 2013 Skye SL Disc!

If you are a woman and you LOVE to go mountain biking, the 2013 Trek Skye SL Disc is definitely the bike for you. It’s fun, versatile, and designed to fit you right from the start. You will be confident riding this bike on or off the road, knowing that the bike is capable of handling any trail you can find. Trek uses high-performance aluminum with manipulated tube shapes to balance strength and weight. That means the frame is stiff, maneuverable, and light.

Trek WSD: Women’s Specific Design means that the bike will be great-fitting from the first time you sit on it.The better the fit, the greater your comfort, stability, power, and control. Don’t forget that the 2013 Skye comes with hydraulic disc brakes for amazing stopping power; even if you only use one finger on the lever!

Come to Bikeworks, and check out the Skye SL Disc. We are located on 500 Main Street in Harleysville, and our phone number is (215) 513-7550.

Don’t wait! Come see us today!

Monday, November 26, 2012

2013 Mamba 29er Has Rolled in to Indian Valley Bikeworks! Come Check it Out!

Trek doesn’t pull any punches with the 2013 Mamba 29er. 29er means that it has 29 inch wheels which make tracking incredible. These larger tires easily pass over rocks and ruts on those challenging mountain trails. The rims are double walled and eyeleted with stainless steel washers, which makes them extremely strong and reliable.

If you’re just starting out in mountain biking, the Mamba 29er should be at the top of your prospective new bike list. Like most of their 2013 bikes, the Mamba features G2 geometry, giving the Gary Fisher Collection of Trek bicycles precise handling at low speeds without compromising high speed stability. Trek has changed the front head tube and the shock crown angle so that it can steer just as quick as a 26” wheel bike.

Trek bikes work so well with Shimano parts, and that’s why the entire drivetrain, from the shifters to the cassette, is manufactured by Shimano. The gearing is performance oriented, because the bike tailors to performance oriented cyclists.

Haynes Dyno Sport Hydraulic Disc Brakes handle the stopping power of the Mamba, even in wet or muddy conditions. They are lever actuated, and are easy to adjust so you can stop the bike with one finger if you set it just so.

Enough about the bike, come down to Bikeworks today and let us put you on a 2013 Mamba. We are located at 500 Main St. in Harleysville. If you want, you can give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. (215) 513-7550.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Join Us On Small Business Saturday

Come celebrate the day with Bikeworks! We will have the grill fired up and lunch is at 11:00am! Stop by and join in the festivities!

Holiday Weekend Sale
Clothing - 20 - 70% off!
Bikes - up to 30% off!

November 23rd to the 25th

ALL 2012 and older bikes are on sale! Road, Mountain, Hybrid, and BMX in stock!

ALL Clothing on sale! Jerseys, Jackets, Tights, Shorts, and Gloves!

Monday, October 22, 2012

It Can Be That Good!

   A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of riding with some friends up in the Lehigh Valley.  My friend Mike has been telling me how great the riding is up by our buddy George’s house. So I thought, "what the heck?"  I haven’t needed to fend off some yahoo trying to kill me because they felt my life wasn’t worth 2 seconds out of their day. So off to George's I went. George lives in Macungie, A small town just south of Trexlertown, which happens to be where the Lehigh Valley Velodrome is. I am primarily a mountain biker, so my road riding as of late has consisted of heading to the store to grab a loaf of bread or some other thing we needed for the house.  I felt like a long spin was needed.

 It was a beautiful September day at George's; cool enough to need knee warmers, but not arm warmers. You know the type of day: blue skies, cool breeze, no humidity,  and just perfect. We started off by meandering through George’s development; past some people on bike paths, some playing ball with the kids, and some just walking.  We turned onto a side road and I could feel the stress well up inside me. My fitness was off since I had hip surgery, so I was worried about keeping up. Also, to be honest, the road just scares me anymore. We have motorists texting, speeding, making bad decisions, and just with the sheer volume of cars; its nuts. As we crested a hill, I heard a car coming up from behind. I began to think, “He can’t see over the hill and there might be another car coming."  We found him staying behind! "What is this, respect??"  Once we cleared the hill and it was safe, he passed us on the other side of the road.  "Nice," I thought, "Someone who gets it." Well, that was just the start. All day we had the same experience. No one; and I mean, no one, passed us on a blind corner or on a hill. Most motorists gave us at  least 6 to 7 feet of space when passing. It was amazing, 35 miles and not a beep, toot, or a buzz; just wonderful. 

  I got to thinking about why this was. The next week, I went back to the Lehigh Valley and did another road ride. Same experience! Wow!!  This time, I paid attention to the other riders. Trust me when I say that there had to have been 150 or more on just our 40 mile jaunt. What I noticed was: everyone was wearing a helmet, all riders stopped at stop signs, no one ran a red light, and everyone rode on the right side of the road. The riders also used the left turn lane, hand signals, and were as kind to the drivers as the drivers were to them! It was utopia! 

   So why isn’t it like this down here? We are only 30 miles from there. It just doesn’t make sense. Then as I’m going to work one morning. I saw one of my customers, someone who rides a lot, and what does he do? He rides down the right hand turn lane, passing traffic waiting to turn, and when he gets to the red light; not only does he go straight from the right turn lane, he runs right through the red light! Why doesn’t this happen in the Lehigh Valley, but does down here? My feeling is that up there the Bike Culture demands it! They demand it of the riders, and of the drivers. Rules are put in for a reason; to keep everything in order and safe. If we ALL follow the rules, we will all be happier.

  I feel we all need to do something about this. If you are on a ride with some friends, and you see them do something that they shouldn’t… Tell them!! If you are with a driver, and you see them do something unsafe, Tell them!!  If we educate everyone on the importance of following the rules, we could have the same thing down here as they have in the Lehigh Valley.  Cycling Utopia!