We have locations in Center City, University City, and Glen Mills to take care of all of your running, walking and general fitness needs. Our stores are staffed by experienced runners who are eager to help you find the best in shoes, apparel and accessories in order to maximize your fitness experience.
In 1933, the founders of Keswick Cycle opened their doors with a common goal in mind: to make each visitor feel like a part of the family. Almost 80 years later, a staff of avid cyclists and triathletes maintains the same friendly vibe at all three locations, meanwhile stocking an assortment of bikes and accessories. Bicycles from Cannondale, Specialized, Electra, and other big brands conquer myriad terrains, from roads and triathlon courses to mountain trails mucky with discarded cooking oil. Tires, apparel, and other accessories round out the inventory, situated around the shop's central hub, the services department. Here, factory-trained mechanics tune up or overhaul any type of bike or shopping carts masquerading as bikes. These same experts fit athletes for competition at the triathlon studio and, in their spare time, lend a hand to local charities.
This full-service bicycle shop meets the needs of serious cyclists and casual riders with a bevy of repair services and cycle-centric products. All bikes receive the attention to detail they require with Volpe's six-month guarantee on all services, and a one to two year guarantee on most products (except flat fixes and products that have been abused in ways deemed inappropriate, such as turning your two-wheeled pedal pod into a birthday-party piñata). From March 1 through November 15, a full tune-up is $60, while a basic adjustment is $40. The rest of the year prices are $45 and $30, respectively. Volpe's bicycle psychologists fix self-conscious flat tires ($14), adjust finicky brakes ($15), true nefarious wheels ($15-$25), discipline delinquent derailleurs ($15), and more. Full overhauls start at $160.
At Color Wheel Bike Studio, the sharp lines and traditional styles of old-timey Schwinns mingle with custom bikes from brands such as Trek and Panasonic. Spanning a range of aesthetics and capabilities, available bikes fit riders of all fashion senses and lifestyles, from the casual commuter to the serious cyclist. U-locks, headlights, a colorful array of tires, and other accessories trim cycles with personal flair, and basic tune-ups ensure they stay firmly in place when owners race or attempt to jump the neighborhood quicksand pit.
Body Cycle Studio's motivational instructors build students' cardiovascular capacity with a schedule of classes adapted to all abilities. During 50-minute sessions, cyclists saddle up on state-of-the-art stationary stallions and gallop through a warm-up, tempo workout, and cooldown. Each spin focuses on tempo, timing, and rhythm while saving joints from the strain of traditional sports, such as anvil-stacking and stack-of-anvils-kicking. The studio populates its hardwood floors with parallel pews of cycles, offering each spinner sweeping views from tall, arched windows.
Breakaway Bikes grew out of a friendship between Glenn Krotick, a spinning instructor, and Joe Wentzell, a graduate of Temple University’s exercise-science master’s program. The earliest incarnation of the shop revolved around Joe’s science-based training program, which today exists in the form of RPM classes. Here, participants pedal their own bikes as a human coach and a CompuTrainer team up to help them target different training zones based on power and heart rate, ideal for those training to outrun a herd of buffalo. While fine-tuning their RPM concept, the dynamic duo delved into the racing scene. Joe, a former Division I defensive tackle, lost more than 100 pounds as he went from novice cycler to Cat 2 elite racer. Glenn applied his biking skills to triathlons, becoming the Mid-Atlantic Masters Champ for international distance in 2007. As they honed their athletic skills, they began to offer performance-enhancing services such as biometric evaluations and custom bike fittings, many of which use Retul technologies and Fit Kit methods. Throughout the years, Joe and Glenn’s inventory of bikes and accessories has grown as well. Today, their shop brims with bikes by manufacturers such as Trek, Scott, Cervélo, and Felt, plus cycling apparel, helmets, tires, and a host of accessories, from child seats to taillights. In the showroom, attentive staffers match shoppers with bikes that match their body type, riding style, and spinning bow-tie collection. Visitors can also score out-of-production parts for vintage bikes in the repair shop, where friendly technicians tend to bearings, brakes, and chains.