We’re Moved! Our New Soho Studio is Open!

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For the past fifteen years you have reminded each of us, every day, why we continue to choose the business that we are in. Time and again, you came into our 80 West End location, and trusted us with your cycling needs, challenges and desires. You have trusted us with your friends, family, and peers. For this we give you our heartfelt gratitude and thank you for being a part of the Signature Cycles family.
 
We wanted to give you the exclusive opportunity to see what is to come.
 
Laser focus on what, when, and where is best for you, your schedule, and your cycling goals. 
 
By Appointment Only:
Your time is valuable. The more time you can spend on your bike and less time worrying about your bike, the more you will enjoy your cycling experiences.

Concierge:
Don’t lift a finger, let us come to you. We have partnered with NYC’s leading courier service to bring you another first. We redefine door to door service in cycling style. 

Service:
Built from the ground up, a cutting edge Shimano Service Center equipped for today’s evolving electronic innovations. Leading the industry in technology, skill and professionalism. You deserve the best. 

Focus:
Our Focus is you.
You are the foundation of our success, and we want you to know how much we appreciate your business. We look forward to making your cycling experiences the most enjoyable ever. 
 
Looking forward to seeing you at our new location,

The Signature Cycles Team

131 Varick @ Spring St
New York, NY 10013
 
For Directions Click HERE!

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Where Does Your Bike Sleep?

We all have to find the right spot to store our bikes when we’re not riding them and depending on where you live and the logistics of your space, bike storage can require a bit of creativity.

Whether you’re a city flat dweller, have a 3 car garage, or need to navigate stairs to get your bike on and off the street, you want a safe and easily accessible location so nothing discourages you from getting your bike out on the road.

Do you have a cool storage system or DIY solution? Does your bike sleep in your bedroom? Do you hang it from the ceiling? Do you squeeze it into a closet? We want to know – Where Does Your Bike Sleep?

Send us a photo and description of your bike and we’ll share it in our Signature Cycles #wheredoesyourbikesleep album. You can upload your photo directly to our Facebook wall or send us an email at info@signaturecycles.com . Please include your name, a description of your bike and anything else you’d like to share about your personal bike storage solutions.

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CT Challenge Kick Off Party – Join Signature Cycles’ CT Challenge Team

Signature Cycles in Greenwich, CT is proud to host the 2014 Connecticut Challenge Kick Off Party on Thursday, March 27 at 6pm. Join us for light refreshments, video clips from previous rides and hear about how you can become a participant or join the Signature Cycles CT Challenge Team. Jeff Keith, cancer survivor and co-founder of the CT Challenge and The Center for Survivorship will share his inspirational story of survivorship.

Update: Jeremy Howard – Ultraman and Ironman finisher, USAT coach for Lifesport, and event technical advisor for the CT Challenge Ride will be on hand to greet guests and give his perspective on the CT Challenge. Scroll down for more info on Jeremy and his accomplishments.

The CT Challenge tops our list as “The Best Organized Benefit Ride in CT”. On July 25 -26, 2014, over 2000 riders will embark on various cycling routes in Fairfield County and will raise over $2,000,000 for cancer survivors across the State of Connecticut.

The CT Challenge supports hospitals and community organizations across the State through the CT Challenge Survivorship Network so survivors can receive the unique care they need, right in their local community. Last year, CT Challenge programs impacted over 38,000 cancer survivors.

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Please join us:

March 27, 6:00 pm
Signature Cycles Greenwich
14 Railroad Avenue

Your RSVP is greatly appreciated: lori@signaturecycles.com

ASSOS S7 Shorts: Tested, Amazed, and Now Available

The bike industry seldom sees extreme innovations; rather, continual refinements. Year to year, we see new technologies introduced into all aspects of cycling including performance, aerodynamics, and safety. While the marketing departments of our industry are quick to use phrases like “game changer” and “industry defining,” the reality is that small improvements don’t usually justify going out and buying a new bike every year. Among the sea of small innovations, the cycling apparel world has not been rocked in some time… but that’s about to change.

Four years in the making Assos has finally introduced their new S7 line which just may deliver on the promise of “Game Changer”. The S5 Series we have all grown to love has been completely retired, and our trusted Mille Bibs are something of the past. This is a strong statement from the Swiss company, and one which sets the bar higher than ever. The real question is does Assos deliver? Yes. Yes they do.

Here at Signature Cycles we were lucky enough to receive a pair of their Equipe S7 Bibshorts back in October. Since then we have tested these, and can easily say that a new bar has been set. These bibs, placed one tier higher than their entry-level short, are more comfortable than any bib we have ever used, even Assos’ own FI13 flagship offering from the S5 generation. Much can be said about the technology that has been put into S7, the testing, the fabrics, and what people will notice. For us, it’s simply about the ride. If you’re considering purchasing one new item this season, a pair of S7 bibshorts from Assos should be at the very top.

Strength Conditioning & Injury Prevention Clinic with ML STRENGTH

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Join us in our Greenwich Studio on Thursday, March 13th at 6pm for a hands-on clinic on strength conditioning and and injury prevention.

Andrew Laux, MS, from ML Strength in White Plains, NY will share his insight and expertise on training aspects specific to cycling. Andrew will lead us through a variety of exercises teaching proper form and execution.

The goals of the clinic are to provide those attending with strategies for reducing tension, developing strength in deficient muscle groups and improving pedal stroke efficiency.  A portion of the clinic will focus on injury prevention through exercises geared towards the development of strength in stabilizer muscles to reduce the wear and tear of joints, while insuring all energy is placed linearly into the pedals.

Please wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement and bring a mat or towel to lay on.

ML Strength is a small, private sports performance facility located in downtown White Plains. The mission of ML Strength is to provide a professional athlete experience for all clients.

RSVP required as this will be an active clinic and space is limited.

Respond to Lori Hoefer: lori@signaturecycles.com

March 13, 6:00 pm
Signature Cycles Greenwich
14 Railroad Avenue

Winter: An argument for the “All-Road” bicycle

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Let’s face it, this winter is never-ending!
I feel I can safely speak for everyone when I say, I’m ready for Spring.
Here at Signature, our road bikes are either collecting dust in the corner of our homes, or the look like they’ve been dragged through a war zone, covered in mud and salt.

Our beautiful Parlees, Passonis, and Gurus are sitting on the sidelines, like high-performance sports cars, garaged because of this weather. So what are we left with to ride? Well, that’s an interesting question, lets introduce our “other” bikes.

This past year, Justin and I decided to go “outside of the box” with our next builds, and began to explore all the interesting technologies the industry had to offer; including disc brakes, hydraulic options, electronic shifting, and more. The result; two bikes that didn’t quite fit the mold, however turned out to be everything we could ask for in this winter weather.
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2013 Bike of the Year Contest

We had the pleasure of building over 200 beautiful one-off custom bikes for our clients in 2013 and each week we chose one of our favorites to feature on our website. Now we need your help choosing the 2013 BIKE OF THE YEAR. Take a look on our Facebook page and LIKE to vote for your favorite bike. We’ll be featuring the winner on our website and the winner will receive a pair of Assos Zegho eye protection glasses. Contest ends Feb. 15th

VOTE HERE

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Just in Time Inventory – Spring 2014 is 8 Weeks Away!

It’s hard to believe that it will ever be riding weather again when there are 12 inches of snow on the ground, single digit temps and 25 mph winds biting our faces.  But trust us…Spring is coming and in the custom bike world, NOW is the time to get that new bike on order.

Custom bikes are a different and better animal. They are not pumped out like candy on a conveyor belt (think I Love Lucy), but rather, they are crafted by hand, one at a time.  Why should you consider custom?  Like a fine custom-made suit, a custom bike is designed to move with you.  The tubing is chosen, cut, and manipulated in such a way as to replicate the exact ride you are looking for.  The fit is exact, and the finish is yours to create.  Put simply, you need a custom bike because it is the best, no compromises, no “could’ve, should’ve, or would’ve”.

The road to a custom bike involves making an appointment for a fitting, getting fitted (about 2 hours), deciding on parts, wheels and finish with our guidance, and putting a 20% deposit down.  Next….the waiting….

Here are some current lead times to keep in mind:

  • Guru – 4 weeks for custom / 2 weeks for stock
  • Seven Cycles – custom: 5 weeks unpainted / 6 weeks painted
  • Independent Fabrication – 6-8 weeks for steel or Ti / 10-12 weeks for carbon
  • Parlee – 9 weeks for custom / 2-3 weeks for stock
  • Passoni – 10-12 weeks

If you are thinking about a new bike for the Spring, now is the time to get your order in.  Please call our Manhattan or Greenwich studios with any questions, or to schedule an appointment!

Celebrate the Festive 500 with Signature Cycles

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Signature Cycles will partner with Rapha and Strava this year to challenge the NY/CT area to ride 500km in 8 days. We will be hosting 2 Festive 500 rides from on the 28th and 29th from our CT and NYC locations.

On Saturday the the 28th, the Signature Cycles NYC studio and Rapha Cycle Club NYC will start with a Metro North train ride and explore roads most New Yorkers have yet to meet. We will travel to Signature Cycles in Greenwich, CT and roll through some of the most idyllic roads NE has to offer. Also we will get a chance to see some beautiful hand built bicycles while at the Greenwich Studio!

There are 3 places to meet:
1. At the Cycle Club at 9:30am
2. At Grand Central station in time for the 10:04 train to Greenwich CT
3. At Signature Cycles in Greenwich CT - 14 Railroad Ave. - 11:00am

We will have a moment at Signature’s Studio in CT to fill the jersey pockets and have a light snack. The ride will be 28 miles of twisty NE roads.

For ride details, please RSVP to: Blake@signaturecycles.com

Please upload the route if you have a GPS device as there are many turns.

The train is off peak and the round trip ticket is $18.  All Riders will need to carry an MTA bicycle permit ($5 for a life long pass). Please allow time at G.C. to fill out a small form and purchase this if you do not have one. 

Riders can expect to return to G.C. at 3:08pm or 3:38pm

On Sunday the 29th, we will again join rides, and head north via 9W towards Nyack. The ride will be approximately 70 miles, and in Signature and Rapha fashion, we will try to keep the route interesting by adding some alternative roads less traveled.
There will be 2 meeting points:
1. Signature Cycles Manhattan – 8:45
2. Rapha Cycle Club NYC – 8:30

For details and to register please visit:

http://www.rapha.cc/festive-500-2013

http://www.strava.com/challenges/festive-500-2013

RSVP to Blake@signaturecycles.com for Ride info and GPS links.