Announcing our New Partnership with Affirm
A2 (pronounced "A-Squared") was founded by AJ Alley, a newbie triathlete in search of an affordable tri bike. When he couldn't find one, he asked the same question all triathletes ask at some point: Why are tri bikes so expensive?
To get the answer, he started investigating -- first, by calling bike shops, then by reaching out to manufacturers. When he couldn't get a satisfactory answer, he went straight to the source -- Taiwan, where many carbon bike frames are manufactured. While touring factories and discussing the future of cycling with industry leaders, one thing was clear: Triathlon bikes don't have to cost so much.
By working closely with the top names of the triathlon industry, including Shimano, FSA, and Vision Tech USA, Alley was able to design a high-quality carbon-fiber triathlon bike at a low price point. The A2 Speed Phreak has taken the triathlon world by storm, gaining the respect of unconventional triathletes everywhere. In 2020, Triathlete.com wrote:
“This budget direct-to-consumer complete bike is a great jumping off point for beginners and intermediate triathletes.”
In October 2020, A-Squared partnered with Affirm, a leader in providing consumer options for purchasing now and paying over time.
With Affirm, we’re able to offer our base model of Speed Phreak starting at $120 a month with favorable payment terms of 6, 12, 18, or 36 months (36 months is available for price points over $3,000).
How to Purchase Your A-Squared Bike with Affirm
If you’re ready to get your bike now and pay over time, surf our store and click on the product you’re interested in. On the product page, you’ll see text below the price that says: “Starting at $xx/mo with Affirm. Prequalify now”. Click on the “Prequalify now” text to get a quick look at your financing options, and start the prequalification process.
You can also start the Affirm prequalification process at checkout. Simply add the bike to your cart, go through the checkout process by entering your information, choosing your shipping option, and then on the Payment page, choose “affirm Pay over time”.
We’re excited to offer the Affirm low monthly payment option to our “unreasonable triathletes” as it gets you on our bikes faster, and breaks down that price barrier that’s all too common in the sport of triathlon. Whether you’re a broke student or an amateur triathlete balancing work, family, AND triathlon expenses, we’re confident that A-Squared Bikes is bringing you a top quality bike without breaking the bank. Partnering with Affirm takes that promise to another level.