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Xtracycle Edgerunner for Carrying Everyone and Everything August 20 2016

Back in stock Xtracycle Edgerunner 24D small in black. This latest generation of the Edgerunner comes equipped with Flight Deck, Carry All bags and Kickback, ready to ride out and load up. Add their new Porter Rack and Porter Pack to increase your carrying power.

This new rack attaches to the head tube of the bike frame which adds stability when carrying heavy loads. The minimal design allows you to carry (along with some straps) over sized items that wouldn't fit in a traditional basket.

Going to a picnic and need to bring the food and drink? The Porter Pack has a padded lining that provides insulation and has all kinds of additional pockets for water bottles, mobile phone, locks, whatever.

And of course don't forget the kids. Along with an adapter the Yepp Maxi Easyfit fits perfectly into the Edgerunner's rear rack. For bigger kids just add Hooptie side railsU-Tube foot rails, and a Magic Carpet for a comfortable ride.

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Transform Your Old Bike Into a Cargo Hauling Machine January 26 2016

With Xtracycle's FreeRadical you can turn an ordinary bike into a long tail cargo bike. It's an extension of the rear triangle using your existing rear wheel. The beauty of this is that you don't need to invest a lot of bucks in a new bike. We have a couple of the original FreeRadicals in stock. They've been out of production for a while so now's the time to pick one up before they're gone for good. It's ideal for hauling stuff (or bigger kids with the addition of U-tube foot rest and cushion.) We're selling the FreeRadical extension along with platform, bag, and kickstand for $400 (the combined group usually retails for $470.) Come in and try it out. We have one set up on a 26" wheeled Kona Cinder Cone (also on sale!) Call or stop in for more info.


Price Reduction on Older Model Edgerunners August 02 2015

We've just reduced the price on two of our Xtracycle Edgerunners in stock. Save $250 on the 2014 27D Lux 19" in black. Was $2899, now $2649. Comes with fender set and features 27 speed Shimano Deore drivetrain, SLX Hydraulic disc brakes, and Luxos Lumotec generator light.

Save $125 on the 2015 24D 19" in blue. Was $1599, on sale for $1474.  Features 24 speed Shimano Acera drivetrain and Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes. Note: This bike comes with black components (seat post, front chain rings, cranks, pedals, stem, and handlebar.)

Prices do not include tax.


New Xtracycle Edgerunners May 29 2015

The new Edgerunners have arrived! We have the 24D model in two sizes, 16.5 inch and 18 inch. $1999 plus tax gets you the bike as well as the new & improved waterproof cargo bags and the kickback center stand. Add-ons like the hooptie rails, u-tube foot rests, and a Yepp Maxi Easyfit (or two) will make this your new favorite family hauling machine.


While The Reindeer Are Off Duty... December 18 2014

While the reindeer only work eight hour days, five days a week, Santa goes 24/7 delivering your gifts on his bicycle. Bet you didn't know that. We have lots of great gift items to throw in your basket, like locks from Abus, cool and colorful helmets by Nutcase, locally made cycling caps by Alloneword, kids balaclavas (also made in Philly) from Rebourne, Flip Flop balance bikes from Yuba, classic cycling bags from Carradice, and much, much more. Don't have a basket (or rack or pannier bags?) We've tons of options from Ortlieb, Racktime, Wald, and Basil (to name a few.) Better yet, we have cargo bikes from Pashley, Soma, Xtracycle, Yuba, and Gazelle, to get even more stuff home. Don't know what to get? We have gift cards too!


Xtracycle is Having a Super Sweet Sale! December 09 2014

During the month of December, Xtracycle is celebrating the spirit of giving with some free gifts for you. When you purchase a 16.5" (S/M) EdgeRunner 24D at the regular price, they will kick in a bunch of accessories worth $225. There are three options available: With option 1. you get a Yepp Maxi child seat and Superhooks that allow you to carry one child and your gear. Option 2. gets you a Sidecar, Sidecar Deck, and Cinch Straps that will turn your EdgeRunner into an oversize cargo carrying machine! And with option 3. you'll get X2 Bag upgrade and a Fender Set that still allows you to transport up to three kids. Remember this offer is only good for the purchase of a 16.5" 24D EdgeRunner and expires on 12/19/2014. We advise you to act fast because when the bikes and gear are gone, they're gone. We have a few EdgeRunners in stock ready for sale or test rides, Tuesday through Saturday.


Comfortable and Safe Yepp Child Seats October 14 2014

You know Crocs those slip on shoes you love to hate but secretly own a pair because they're so comfy? Well the Dutch company Yepp makes their kids seats out of a similar molded rubber like material. What's great about that is it's antibacterial and shock absorbant making for a much more comfortable ride for your little one. The Yepp Mini mounts on the stem just behind your handlebars and is ideal for tiny tots 33lbs and under (just make sure they're able to hold their head upright.) Add-ons like the Sleep Roll provide a soft cushion to rest little heads when they nod off (and that'll happen) and the Windshield make the ride even more comfortable. Two different types of mounting brackets make it work with just about any bicycle. For slightly bigger kids up to 48lbs there is the Yepp Maxi rear seat available in two different models. The Standard model comes with it's own support rack that mounts to the bicycle seat tube. Since the Standard doesn't work with all bikes they've made the Easyfit. If you have your own rack you may need an additional adapter to attach this seat. If you don't have a rack Yepp makes a very strong one that we recommend. Yepp seats work well with cargo bikes too; it's Xtracycles' and Yuba's favorite. Whichever Yepp seat you chose all have soft secure harness systems, adjustable foot rests, and are easy to put on and take off. We have all the models (in assorted colors), adapters and racks in stock. Bring your bike in and we'll figure out what option works best.

Come to the Philadelphia Bicycle Expo, November 9th & 10th, where we hope to have a Yepp Junior to show. This seat is for bigger kids up to 75lbs and who are already used to riding on a bicycle. It's currently unavailable in the US but we hope to start selling them by mid November.


It's coming! September 30 2014

Here at the shop we're gearing up for the 2014 Philly Bike Expo that's just a little over a month away. If you ride a bike or are thinking about riding a bike and you haven't been to this great consumer show yet you should go. In its 5th year it's back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, November 8th & 9th, but in a bigger and better space with tons of vendors that'll have any and everything cycle-centric, and new this year, an indoor bike demo area. We'll be there with a selection of cargo bikes and city bikes and with sponsorship from Abus locks, Brooks saddles, Xtracycle, and Yuba. We'll be showing off some new products, like new childrens seats from Yepp and the kiddie size Flip-Flop cargo bike from Yuba, and also have some fun stuff for sale so make sure you check out our booth. Want more info on the uses of cargo and family bikes? We'll be giving a seminar about the marvels of those multi-functioning machines. You can purchase tickets for the show and seminars at our shop: one day pass $8, day pass with seminars $12, and all-access pass $20.


Cargo Bikes for Everyone! September 26 2014

With the pleasant Autumn cycling weather upon us, now is a good time to look into getting that cargo bike you've always dreamed about. We carry cargo bikes big, suitable for transporting your kids to school, and small, to haul your groceries and beer home after work. Our long rear loading bikes, we stock the Xtracycle Edgerunner and Yuba Mundo, can carry up to three children and with an additional seat up front, like the Yepp Mini, your littlest one can join the fun. Add-ons like side rails and seat cushions make the ride comfortable for all. Our front loading cargos, Gazelle Cabby and Babboe City, let you communicate easily with your two, three or maybe four kids, and feature rear racks allowing for additional carrying capacity. Don't have kids but need to get a lot of large bulky items around town? We can get you a Larry Vs. Harry Bullitt framekit that lets you decide what components and what kind of container will do the job. We'll do the build too. The possibilities are endless! And if your needs are on a smaller scale we have the Yuba Boda Boda step-through, Soma Pick-Up Artist, and Civia Halsted. Despite their smaller sizing these lil' guys can haul a sh*t ton of gear. Philly streets are flat for the most part so riding a cargo bike (from 7 gears up to 24 depending on the make and model) is a breeze but if hills impede your ride a Bionx electric assist can be added to make your journey a lot smoother. Come to test ride Monday through Fridays 10 to 6, Saturdays 10 to 5. And make sure to check out the 2014 Philadelphia Bike Expo, November 8th and 9th at the Convention Center. We'll be there with some of our cargo bikes and test rides are available at the Expo.


Philadelphia is Catching Cargo Fever March 18 2014

Spring fever isn't the only fever going around. Cargo fever is spreading as well. Our new stock of Xtracycle Edgerunners arrived this morning after selling out last week. We already have one built and ready to go. And that ain't all. We have more cargo bikes: Xtracycle Cargo Joe, Gazelle Cabby, Babboe City, Haley Trikes, and Bullitt. Come in for some test rides.

 

 


Are You Family Bike Curious? January 07 2014

Come to an open house, family bike social at the shop on Saturday, January 18th from 11am to 2pm co-sponsored by us and Kidical Mass Philadelphia. Speak with other Philly family biking parents while enjoying snacks and beverages. Test ride city and cargo bikes and shop for your dream bike or seat! Easily accessible via SEPTA and plenty of on-street parking. KIDS WELCOME!! Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1431191600431472/

 


Philly Bike Expo November 05 2013

The Philly Bike Expo is a celebration of cycling. In 2010, Bilenky Cycle Works aspired to broaden their reach and promote cycling culture. And so, the Philly Bike Expo was born. Now in its 4th year, the Philly Bike Expo promotes the fun, function, fitness and freedom to be found on two wheels. The Philly Bike Expo creates an environment that fosters relationships between the cycling community and the dedicated companies and organizations that are the foundation of bicycles as a lifestyle.

Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles will be there too. We'll be sharing a booth with ABUS locks, Yepp children seats, and Xtracycle. If you haven't bought tickets yet they are still available at our shop: $5 for a single day pass, $10 for a single day pass including seminars, and $15 for the full weekend. The show runs this Saturday and Sunday, November 9th and 10th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia.