Last week, we featured some of the sweet city bikes on sale at Bicycle Roots. Some are still available, so feel free to check our stock here. But there are so many more bicycles to choose from! All 2012 models have been priced to sell.

Need a bike that performs on-road, off-road—or even both? Bicycle Roots has got a bike for you—and not only do we carry a variety of performance bikes, all bicycles featured in this article are on sale! This week, we’ll be featuring bikes for all of you who require a little something more from your ride. Whether you’re looking for a bike that you can take to next weekend’s cyclocross race, a BMX bike to show off your repertoire of flatland tricks, or anything in between, you’ll find it at Bicycle Roots—cheap!

Road Bikes: Do you live for speed? Need something lightweight, stiff, super-responsive and race ready—or just something that can get you to the office quick when you’ve slept through your alarm? Our road bikes have been selected with performance in mind.

Specialized Dolce Elite Compact

This one’s for the ladies! The Dolce Elite Compact is a high-performance endurance road bike with an A1 aluminum frame. It has a woman-specific geometry and Specialized Body Geometry women’s saddle to keep you comfortable on long rides. This bike has a full Shimano Tiagra group, with 50/34 chainrings and a 12-30 rear cassette for easy climbing. With Zertz vibration-dampening inserts on the seat stays and carbon fork for a smooth ride, the Dolce Elite Compact will take you wherever you need to go—and fast.

WAS $1,400, NOW $1,250

SAVE $150!

Available in Blue/White, size 48.

Available in Grey/White, size 51.5.

Specialized Secteur Elite Compact: The Specializes Secteur Elite Compact is a great endurance road bike. Designed for all-day rides, the Secteur Elite is fabricated from A1 aluminum with Zertz inserts on the seat stays and lightweight FACT carbon fork to minimize road vibrations. With Shimano Tiagra 50/34 chainrings and a 12-30 rear cassette for a wide range of gearing options on any type of terrain.

WAS $1,400,NOW $1,250

SAVE $150!

Available in Black/White, sizes 54 and 58.

Civia Prospect: A timeless steel road bike fabricated from 4130 chromoly in a classic deep green, this bike is perfect for commuting as well as light touring, with fender mounts and eyelets for front and rear racks. You’ll love the ergonomic integrated shifters, which allow you to change gears AND hit the brakes from the same hand position, a feature not often found at this price. The Civia Prospect has a long, low, and relaxed geometry—so comfortable you may find yourself wanting to ride all day long.

WAS $1,195, NOW $1,069.99

SAVE $125!

Available in Deep Green, sizes 54, 56, 58.

All-City Space Horse: Our reviewer had so much fun riding this bike, she disappeared for an entire afternoon! The Space Horse lives up to its name: a lively and swift steed that will take you wherever you want to go. This road bike can also be used for light touring, as it comes with rack mounts and will accommodate 20lbs. of cargo in front and 30lbs. in the rear. The dropouts have clearance for fenders and wide, all-weather tires: the Space Horse is not intimidated by wet weather or off-road terrain!

Read our full-length review of the All-City Space Horse to see why we think this bike is so much fun to ride.

WAS $1,375, NOW $1,235

SAVE $140!

Available in Orange/White, size 55 only.


Single-Speed Bikes: Simple and easy to maintain, single speeds have long been a favorite of urban riders. We’ve selected single speed and fixed gear bikes that were designed with versatility in mind, so you can always customize your bike exactly the way you want.

Surly Steamroller: A dedicated fixed-gear bike, with legendary Surly versatility built right in! Like all Surly bikes, it’s made from 4130 chromoly for a great ride quality and high durability. With a front brake for reliable stopping power, a comfortable and classic road geometry, and a 44/19 gear ratio that’s bridge-friendly, the Steamroller is easy to customize into your dream ride.

WAS $820, NOW $735

SAVE $85!

Available in  Gray Green, sizes 53 and 56.

Available in Black, sizes 49, 56, and 59.

All-City Nature Boy: A single-speed cross bike perfect for all-weather city riding! Take it in the rain, take it in the snow—there’s nowhere the Nature Boy can’t go!

Check out our review of the All-City Nature Boy to find out more about why we love this bike.

WAS $950, NOW $850

SAVE $100!

Available in Blackhawk Black, sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58.


Cyclocross Bikes: After a few too many weekends spent drinking adult beverages and ringing your cowbell at ‘cross races, admit it, you want to join in on the fun. Lucky for you, Bicycle Roots has several models of cross bikes to choose from–just in time for the racing season! Cross bikes are definitely not mountain bikes, but they’re not quite a road bikes either. Lightweight and rugged, cross bikes also make awesome all-weather commuting bikes, as they have been designed for use in mud, rain, and snow.

Surly Cross Check: Conceived as a steel cross bike, but with a lot of versatility built in. Like all Surly bikes, it’s made from springy and durable 4130 chromoly steel for a superior and smooth ride feel. The Cross Check has 18 speeds and bar-end shifters that can be easily set up for indexed or friction use. Fender mounts and eyelets for front and rear racks mean that this bike is  suited to everyday riding or touring as well.

WAS $1,150, NOW $1,035

SAVE $115!

Available in Robin’s Egg Blue, sizes 52 and 56.

Available in Black, sizes 52, 54, and 56.

Specialized Tricross: A great bike no matter how you look at it! The Tricross will leave your opponents in the dust (or should we say “mud”?) on your next ‘cross race. The frame is fabricated from premium A1 aluminum with a FACT carbon fork, so it’s lightweight and stiff.  The ergonomic handlebars have two sets of brake levers for easy braking from a variety of hand positions, and the internal cable routing protects your cables from exposure to the elements. With wide dropouts for increased tire clearance, hidden fender mounts, and eyelets for front and rear racks, the ‘cross course isn’t the only place this bike can perform—it’s a great light touring bike or all-weather commuter.

The Specialized Tricross Sport is spec’d with a full Shimano Sora group. It has integrated shifters for easy, intuitive shifting and a set of top-mount brake levers so you can brake from any hand position.

WAS $1,150, NOW $1,035

SAVE $115!

Available in Orange.

Specialized Tricross Compis available in matte black with anodized red hardware. It’s the kind of ride that will incite bike lust at first sight. But this bike isn’t just for looks—the Tricross Comp has several features that will put you ahead of the competition, such as DT-Axis 2.0 wheels to shave off even more grams and give you the advantage. Serious riders will appreciate the Shimano 105 group set for its high performance and low weight.

WAS $1,950, NOW $1,755

SAVE $195!

Available in Matte Black with anodized red accents.


Mountain Bikes are designed for rugged conditions. Whether you intend to ride off-road or just want something to smooth the bumpy, potholed New York City streets, Bicycle Roots has a mountain bike for you!

Surly Troll: There’s no bike quite like the Surly Troll. At first glance, you may be tempted to call it a mountain bike, due to its classic mountain bike geometry and fat, knobby tires. But the Troll is capable of so much more. With hidden fender, rack and trailer mounts, this bike is completely cargo ready and may be more accurately described as an off-road touring bike. Thanks to the sliding disc brake mounts, you can retrofit this geared bicycle as a single-speed if you so desire.

WAS $1,399, NOW $1,255

SAVE $144!

Available in Agent Orange, size 16” and 20”.

Specialized Hardrock SE: A classic 26”, hard-tail mountain bike that’s great for first-time trail riders or those looking for a sturdy street bike! The Hardrock has 21 speeds, and a  fully butted A1 aluminum frame with a Specialized ORE (Optimized Radius Engineering) downtube that has been engineered for increased compliance and durability without adding weight. This bike comes with V brakes and disc mounts for upgrading.

WAS $420, NOW $380

SAVE $40

Available in Black/Punk Red, size 17.5” and 19”.

Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc: Just like the Hardrock SE, but with mechanical disc brakes.

WAS $630, NOW $565

SAVE $65

Available in Black/Orange, sizes 17.5” and 19”.

Specialized Rockhopper: A high-performing mountain bike for the enthusiastic off-roader. With a fully-butted, lightweight M4 aluminum frame and 27 speeds, this hardtail mountain bike has hydraulic disc brakes for dependeable braking in any conditions.

WAS $880, NOW $790

SAVE $90!

Available in Gloss Black/White in sizes 17.5” and 19”.

Specialized Rockhopper 29”: All the fun of a Rockhopper, with 29” wheels. Roll over obstacles effortlessly with 29” of rotational momentum.

WAS $940, NOW $845

SAVE $95!

Available in Gloss Black/White/Red in size 19”.

BMX bikes:  Go fast, get rad, and hurt yourself! (But don’t forget your Bern All-Sport helmet, so you can live to show off your tail-whips and 360’s to all your friends.) All jokes aside, BMX requires serious athleticism and is quickly growing in popularity, following its premier at the London Olympics this summer.

Specialized offers premium, complete BMX bikes. You don’t have to spend time or money searching for the perfect components to spec your frame from scratch. All stock parts and frame materials used on Specilized BMX bikes are high quality. Specialized BMX bikes aren’t just for the skate park; they’re equally at home on trails and roads. These are versatile bikes with minimal decals for easy customization.

Specialized P20 BMX: The P20 has a 21” top tube and a Reynolds 520 Chromoly frame, making this bike lightweight and ultra-durable. The 25-tooth CNC-cut chainring improves clearance, resists bending, and cuts weight even further. Riders will appreciate the 8 ¼” rise handlebars for increased control when executing difficult tricks.

WAS $660, NOW $589.99

SAVE $70!

Available in silver with anodized red accents.

Specialized P20 AM: Steel frame with a 20.5” top tube, 8” handlebars, and compact 25/9 gearing for riding trail, street, and skate park.

WAS $470, NOW $420

SAVE $50!

Available in Satin Black.

Specialized P24 BMX: This bike is fabricated from Reynolds 520 Chromoly and has a 21.6” top tube, integrated headset, and 7” handlebars for increased control.

WAS $660, NOW $590

SAVE $70!

Available in Black.