NEW FALL SCHEDULE.. More hours?!?!? not less!

United Spokes is proud to have posted our new – EXPANDED – hours on the website.

We have expanded our hours and are trying to be there more for our customers that have demanded more access at certain times. We appreciate the sincerity and have listened!

We work for you!

Also, We still have room for our bike repair classes. Sign up now by calling us at (718)-432-2453!

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vertical-road-bikingCycling tips for the upcoming season by UNITED SPOKES
1. Get a good pair of lights on your bike. As New Yorkers, it is required on all of our bicycles. Any on duty police officer should be happy to write a ticket for not having them on your bike. And with each light being a seperate ticket, the city thanks you as well.
The best reason for owning lights is safety. With cycling fatalities on the rise in NYC this year it is a solid way to be safer. The brighter the better.

2. Check your helmet. Helmets should all be replaced after 3 years of use no matter what. So, look inside your helmet because there is a manufacturing date. If the date is older than 3 years, it is time to get new one. If you cant find it, it is most likely a good time to replace it as well.
Especially if it has saved your brain once already. Therefore, if you crashed with it, and you landed on it, it is time to replace the helmet also.

3. Storing your bike in NYC requires space and as we all know that means a balcony, terrace or backyard all too often. Buying a bike cover that is meant to protect your bike from the elememts is a great way to save money on future repairs and keep your bike looking like new.

4. Check your brake pads and tires for wear, especially after riding all Summer.

Tires that are worn may have a few defects keeping them from riding optimal.  Check for worn out tire treads and splits or cracks on the tire. Check the integrity of the rubber as well, sometimes they may look fine but start to fall apart when you touch them. If your tire displays any of these problems its a good time to replace them.

Brake pads come in many shapes and forms. On most brakes it is easy to see the pads and check for wear but disc brakes are more difficult to gauge and often require more than dads tools to work on. See a bike shop in our opinion for a free estimate. Brakes are not something to second guess and even if its only been a season of riding they could be completely worn.

5. Lube your chain! Its easy. Doesn’t cost much and you have to. So buy whatever the bike shop recommends and have them show you how to put it on.

In most cases, Tri Flow wet lube in a 2.oz squeeze bottle is just perfect. It is usually about $6.00 a bottle and will work on everything from mtb’s to road bikes. But there are differences and some lubes are better suited to certain riding conditions. Make sure you trust the bike shop you ask to make a recommendation on this.

6. With shorter hours and all too often wet weather in the off season here, it can be nice to extend our rides and the comfort we carry by getting a few good pieces of what I call “gear”…

or some good proper “cycling clothes”.

One of my favorite pieces of gear are base layers. Base Layers are cycling shirts that go under jerseys and keep us dry by constantly wicking moisture off us. That greatly helps to keep you comfortable,  warm and toasty when its cool out. Another key piece can be a water proof cycling jacket. A proper cycling jacket will make a huge difference once the temperature heads below 60 degrees. They block wind, insulate heat and some are water proof. Also, the main difference is that they have extra material which covers your lower back. A good one will have zippers under the armpits to vent actual steam when you’re really chugging and you have to stop to wait up for your friend.

Again, its all about being comfortable out there as we all know and with few pieces of gear its easy to stay out longer in the year and enjoy the perks of the seasons.

7. If you are thinking about commuting to work .. do it. Cycling to work is freakin awesome. People will think you are an athelete or likely crazy. In the off season, it’s a great way to keep up morale and fitness as the days get shorter. You may even thank me at New Years because losing that 10 to 15 lbs won’t be a problem.

8. Make it a point to get out and see the leaves change in NY on a bike with some friends or someone special. There are a ton of destinations on the Metro North that are bike friendly and we have Van Cortlandt park here in the Bronx as well.

The Tour De Bronx is the last official ride of the season here and is free for all. Check it out below

9. Even though it is not 98 degrees anymore you still need to drink the same or in some cases more water than in warmer weather. Stay hydrated and sneak at least a brownie along with you. If your bike has the ability to put a water bottle cage on it that’s a great start. For long rides people use hydration packs like a Camel Back. I cant say enough about a good hydration pack, especially when you are 5 hours into a ride and can still drink.

10. Get off the couch and stay out of the bar, the coffee shop, trivia night with team “gogo danger” or whatever it is you do and just make sometime to ride. The last days of riding are here soon and we will have snow and ice…

there’s ways to ride that too these days… stay tuned and stay vertical!






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FRESH OUT THE BOX… 2017 WTP Reason arriving today

wtp-bmx-reason-fc-bikeWTP is killing it this year with all new color ways and freecoaster options.

Pictured here is the venerable 2017 WTP REASON.. and the reason is… at only $519.99, it’s 100% chromoly and is decked out parts wise. The 2017 Reason already comes with grind side pegs and hub guards out of the box saving you money and letting you rip harder without fear of destroying the wheelset. Also.. the 4 piece bars they snuck on this bike are rad looking, tough and have a great feel.

At United Spokes we carry BMX brands that are respected and ridden by real riders. We only sell companies we would ride ourselves and take great pride in carrying brands WTP, FBM, Sunday!, Subrosa and many more. We don’t carry any brands that used to be significant but nowadays just have a name.


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Dear Valued Customers,

We are closing Saturday the 3rd and will reopen on Tuesday the 6th.

Thank you for your support. United Spokes takes this time to be with friends and family at this time of the year as we feel it should be. Happy Labor day to everyone!

Ian Jacob.

Owner, United Spokes.

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CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK August 28th until September 4th

Customer appreciation week begins the last week of August and we are excited to offer a special Sale to our existing customers that have purchased a bike from us.

Buy another one from us and we’ll gladly discount it 20% along with 20% off all merchandise.

The whole point in doing this is to get a friend or family member on a bike… OR putting a second bike in your hands. Whatever.. we just want to give people a chance to ride while there is still some Summer left.

Bring your receipt, your friend and we will do the rest!


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CHARITY BIKES AND BEER RIDE Hosted by Crystal Jones and The Bronx Alehouse

crystalrideMy good friend Crystal and the generous folks at the Bronx Alehouse have a charity ride planned for us on Saturday, June 25th.

Join us for a 20-mile ride through the Bronx, from Kingsbridge to Port Morris, all in the name of charity.

All proceeds will go to The Next Generation Center, which provides services and support to foster kids (age 14-24) who are aging out of the foster care system.

The ride departs from the Bronx Alehouse and will be making stops at Gun Hill and Bronx Brewery with a final stop back at the Alehouse. Food will be provided at the end of the ride and if you care to indulge in another pint (or five) there will be plenty to go around. There is a $20 suggested donation for the ride and profits from a few donated kegs will also be going to The Next Generation Center. So, come thirsty!

All donations will be taken on the day of (including the $20 suggested).

To RSVP or ask a question please email:



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All bicycles in stock are on sale for the remainder of the year. Take advantage of discounts on 2016 and 2015 models. EVERYTHING MUST GO! All bikes come with a lifetime of free brake and gear adjustments! At United Spokes, we build each bike we sell to a standard no other local shop comes close to.

Thank you for making 2015 a great year. We look forward to many more to come.

Ian Jacob (owner @ United Spokes)



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turkbikeHappy Thanksgiving to all of our customers! We are pleased to announce our 1st ever, Black Friday SALE.





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United Spokes will be hosting its flat tire repair class for absolute beginners. We will cover all the bases including how to properly remove your wheel. Inspect the wheel and tire for the cause and review what can cause flats. Students will then learn how to reinsert the tube and reseat the tire as well as getting it back on the bike. The class is very thorough and everyone is encouraged to be hands on. We will be charging $25.00 for the class.
People will leave with tire levers, patch kits, a tube and a Untied Spokes Tee shirt!
There will be a chance to purchase any additional items at 25% off as well.
Class runs about an hour but we tend to take a little extra time for questions and shenanigans.
The class will be kept to a maximum of 12 people.
Please call to register (718)-432-2453
Our next class will be in November.Brice-Maryman-earthworks-tour-ride-in-Kent
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We will be back Tuesday the 8th. Thank you for all of your support and have a great labor day weekend! GET OUT AND RIDE!

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