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A focus on Kali Helmets – yes we are ranging them along with other brands

May 18, 2014 Comments off

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CHAKRA™ Meaning: Hidden Power

Bringing the immortal power of the CHAKRA™ Helmet to market has long been the dream of Kali Protectives. The possibility of featuring an ultra lightweight polycarbonate shell and an EPS liner bonded together with patented COMPOSITE FUSION™ technology at a reasonable price point. For Adults and kids

The PLUS version includes all the advantages of the CHAKRA™ helmet along enhanced graphics and fit-adjustment system, plus a lower polycarbonate wrap for long lasting durability.

AVITA™ PC Meaning: To be protected

The AVITA™ Helmet utilizes patented COMPOSITE FUSION™ technology to capture the best features of polycarbonate materials. Weighing in at just 300 grams, the AVITA™ kali-protectives-composite-fusionhelmet provides the new reference in lightweight, full-featured and expanded coverage mountain biking helmets.

AMARA™ Meaning:Immortal

Borrowing from its Sanskrit name meaning Immortal, the AMARA™ Helmet is one great all-mountain helmet. Featuring an ultra lightweight polycarbonate shell and an EPS liner bonded together with patented COMPOSITE FUSION™ technology, the AMARA™ Helmet is sure to fill your all-mountain needs.

AVANA™ Meaning: To be protected

The AVANA Helmet utilizes patented COMPOSITE FUSION PLUS technology to capture the best features of CARBON FIBER and polycarbonate materials. Based on the core of the AVITA helmet, the AVANA adds deeper EPS protection in the back of the helmet while also enhancing the overall fit and comfort you’ve grown to love

MARAKA™ XC Meaning: Killer 

The MARAKA™ Helmet introduces patented COMPOSITE FUSION™ PLUS technology into the high speed Cross Country racing category. In addition to these geometric shapes of softer foam next to the rider’s head, the MARAKA™ also introduces SUPERVENT™ technology, providing a critical reinforcement to each helmet’s venting structure in case of helmet impact. Lastly, the introduction of the BUMPER FIT™ SYSTEM assures a precise fit with special pads designed out of an absorbent cross-linked polymer material to both hold your head in place as well as absorb shock on impacts.

Weighing in at just 300 grams, the MARAKA™ helmet provides the new reference in full-featured, lightweight cross-country cycling helmets designed specifically for the type of impacts cyclists encounter with higher speeds. Yes, we were thinking of 29’er racing!

LOKA™ Meaning: Everything Not here yet.

The LOKA™ is Kali’s introductory level road helmet, still featuring many of our top end technological advancements. Such features include COMPOSITE FUSION™ PLUS technology, which combines the benefits of COMPOSITE FUSION™ (EPS foam molded directly into the rigid helmet shell, eliminating gaps between shell and EPS) with a layer of pyramidal EPS cones within the cross-section of the EPS liner.

LOKA™ follows the Kali model of including industry leading technologies and features at each price point.Loka

SAVARA™ Meaning: Hellhound

Tough to beat, the KALI SAVARA™ helmet sets the pace for introductory level full-face downhill helmet protection.

IMG_8132aThe Technology

The purpose of a helmet is to absorb the energy of an impact to minimize or prevent a head injury. A helmet does this by transferring the energy to the foam, which crushes as it absorbs the impact. However, the way in which a helmet is constructed can play an important role in how the helmet absorbs the energy.

There are basically two ways that most companies construct a helmet. The traditional construction of full-face and skate-style helmets features impact foam glued to a hard outer shell. The other common way, which is typically used in cross-country-style helmets, has the foam molded directly to the hard exterior shell and is commonly referred to as in-molding.

Using an advanced form of in-molding, Kali has developed two designs that effectively disperse impact energy better than a traditional full-face helmet, which allows them to offer the same or better protection as other helmets in a lighter package. The secret is in their patented manufacturing technique and tooling; Kali is the first company to figure out how to produce the full outside shell of a full-face and then to have the EPS injected inside that formed shell. Here’s a quick overview of a traditional full-face helmet construction compared to Kali’s COMPOSITE FUSION and COMPOSITE FUSION Plus technology:

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G-Force Scale

Based on thousands of actual test results, this G-Force Scale demonstrates how impact force is registered and dissipated as the helmet takes impact. As you can see by the illustration, different types of helmet construction and materials absorb and dissipate impact energy differently.

Traditional As a traditional helmet absorbs the force of an impact, the transition from the hard shell to the foam is highlighted by a dip in the impact energy being absorbed (as the shell breaks down). This is not only inefficient, but can allow the energy to slightly magnify rather than continue dissipating.

COMPOSITE FUSION™ The way in which a COMPOSITE FUSION helmet absorbs the energy of an impact is much more fluid and effective than a traditional helmet. The smooth curve provides constant impact dissipation through the super tight shell/foam connection, reducing energy spikes.

COMPOSITE FUSION™ PLUS Compared to a COMPOSITE FUSION helmet, a COMPOSITE FUSION Plus helmet is even more efficient at absorbing impact energy, thanks to it additionally channeling impact energy laterally through its geometric shapes of dual-density foams. This promotes constant energy dissipation until the impact is relieved.

Training well with the latest tech devices make exercise fun and easy

December 25, 2013 Comments off

Smartphones are here to stay. And with a huge number of new applications they allow anyone who takes up exercise a means to track, monitor and train EFFECTIVELY.AC082863l

We have had the pleasure of meeting trainers and dieticians from our clientele base and they all have the same advice – train correctly and safely!

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So the world of smartphones and gadgets are really helping us achieve that. Look at the chart – that’s where you want your cardio to be for effective weight management or fitness improvements according to your age. Don’t over train or undertrain – train RIGHT!

So whatever exercise gets you happy – just do it. There are many apps that you can share – get a few friends to share, it is a fantastic way to motivate you and spur you on!

And for Cyclists, we wanted to mention just a couple of Apps that we like.

PanoBike App – The ultimate cycling performance app that utilizes your phone’s powerful Bluetooth Smart capabilities and transforms it into your bike computer, personal training and health management device. This app combines the functions of your phone, cycling computer, GPS, music player, camera, and heart rate monitor (requires purchase of separate PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Monitor) into one, allowing you to have loads of fun on your bike ride.

Highlights of this app includes:

Panobike Trip information:
– GPS Speed: Current speed, Average speed, Maximum speed
– Distance: Ride Distance

 – Time: Ride time
– Grade
– Altitude
– Cadence and Wheel Speed information (requires purchase of PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Cadence & Speed sensor)
– Heart Rate (requires purchase of PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Monitor)
– Pre-set Maximum Heart Rate and Cadence alarms

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Latest Version: 2.8. In this version, we’ve optimized for iOS 7 and added the capability to connect to a Bluetooth v4.0 (Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready) sensor for accurate heart rate, speed and cadence measurements^. You can also pair of up to two speed and cadence sensors for two different bikes and auto start/pause/resume recording trip data when motion is detected by you speed or cadence sensor.

Inventor Sam Pearce on (literally) re-inventing the wheel

December 12, 2013 Comments off
These types of stories inspire everyone who dares to dream. Inventor Sam Pearce on – literally – re-inventing the wheel… Posted November 8, 2013 by & reposted with permission from Speedmatrix

Sam Pearce talks about his journey to invent his bicycle wheel Loopwheels at The Do Lectures 2013

What makes some one set out on a journey to re invent the wheel by adding integral suspension? And when the going is tough, why stick at it?

Just recently I had cause to think back six months to April 2013, when we had just launched our Kickstarter loopwheel-bodycampaign.  I heard from the organisers of The Do Lectures that they had posted online a talk that Sam gave at the 2013 Do Lectures. It made me realise how far we have come in six months. The Do Lectures describe themselves as “a tiny event that started out in a quiet corner of West Wales that inspires you to go and do amazing things”. The 2013 event in Wales took place just 10 days after we had launched Loopwheels and our Kickstarter campaign. Sam felt hugely honoured to have been invited to speak, and though Sam is very uncomfortable with public speaking, he was determined to take part.

The whole “making and do-ing” philosophy of the Do Lectures is just what Sam is about. Talking about his long journey to reinvent the bicycle wheel and bring Loopwheels to market was a challenging and emotional experience for him, and that comes through very clearly. But if you want an insight into Sam’s journey, watch it. Sam nurtured and developed his idea for six years before he felt he had a product which was ready to be launched.

loopwheels-2Sam took a couple of Loopwheels bikes with him to Wales. They got a lot of riding. The Do camp is not your typical commuter journey of roads, towpaths and pavements, as it’s a beautiful rural setting in West Wales, but the Loopwheels bikes didn’t mind. Sam didn’t take many photos, but here’s one, of two Loopwheels bikes looking a little bit lonely! Thanks to everyone at The Do Lectures for welcoming Sam (and the Loopwheels bikes).

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cropped-mbssmall.jpgMy Bike Shop SG will be working as a dealer to carry and install these fantastic new age suspension wheels.

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Bigfish folding bikes – exclusively at My Bike Shop SG Outlets

Bigfish logo smallBigfish Folding Bike’s unique Smart Folding Technology makes folding your bike easy – without having to remember a specific order of doing things. It’s so easy! No latches, catches or screws, or having to be in a certain gear before you start … Four quick steps are all it takes to get on the road or to pack it away. A simple push and pull of the buttons is all it takes. Fold it – then wheel it

To make your Bigfish properly mobile when folded, we designed it so you can wheel it along with you as you walk. Some people wheel it upright some pull it like a trolley. Have a try and see what suits you best. Comfortable as a city bike.  Practical as a folding bike.

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Beautifully designed, 16 inch wheeled folding bicycle –  compact, fast to fold, easy to wheel, fantastic to ride.

You’ll never know a simpler fold

Bigfish’s unique Smart Folding Technology means no prescribed folding order. It’s so easy! No latches, catches or screws, no having to be in a certain gear beforehand … Four quick steps are all you need to get on the road or to pack it away.

A simple push and pull of the buttons is all it takes.

Fold it – then wheel it

To make your Bigfish properly mobile when folded, it has been designed so you can wheel it along with you as you walk. Some people wheel it upright some pull it like a trolley. Have a try and see what suits you best.

Store it inside, safe and dry

Whatever the weather, Bigfish stays safe and protected. In your apartment, office or car, it keeps bike thieves empty-handed, saving the pain and cost of replacing your bike, while it keeps rust and rain damage at bay.

Ready in your
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Why not just keep it in the car? You can quite comfortably fit two Bigfish in the boot of most compact cars, ready for your next big adventure! (Or at least for when the traffic turns to a standstill)

Introducing the Bigfish E-Bike

Bigfish Line+ E Bike combines the new Smart Folding Technology with the powerful pedal assistance. The Japanese Line_4787293engineered high quality crank-drive system with torque sensing mechanism (constantly) provide smooth and leading-edge performance. Li-ion battery with smart battery charger ensures long lasting ride and easy charging.

Line+E.  Powerful. Lightweight. Portable.

At 18 kgs, this is one of the lightest crank-drive system e-bikes on the market.  Bigfish Line+ E combines the new Smart Folding Technology with powerful pedal assistance. The Japanese engineered high quality crank-drive system with torque sensing mechanism (constantly) provides smooth and leading-edge performance. Li-ion battery with smart battery charger ensures a long lasting ride and easy charging.

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Cycling and its benefits – full article from Cycling Plus

November 25, 2013 Comments off

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Whether young, old, couples, families or retirees, we have helped many Singaporeans rediscover the many benefits of cycling in a convenient, comfortable and safe manner.  (We sell the widest range of the leading folding bike brands and always advise our customers on the right fit and safety gear like helmets and lights).

30 reasons to take up cycling 

Extracted from the full article by Matthew Barbour, Cycling Plus | Tuesday, October 1, 2013 9.30am

1. You’ll get there faster dahon

2. Sleep more deeply

3. Look younger

4. Boost your bowels

5. Increase your brain power 

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7. Live longer

8. Save the planet

9. Improve your sex life

10. It’s good breedingtikit-boat

11. Heal your heart

12. Your boss will love you

13. Cycle away from the big C

14. Lose weight in the saddle

15. You’ll make more money

16. Avoid pollution

17. Enjoy healthy family timeimages

18. It means guilt-free snacks

19. Get better at any sport

20. Make creative breakthroughs

21. You’re helping others

22. You can get fit without trying too hard

23. Boost your bellows8may1

24. Burn more fat

25. You’re developing a positive addiction

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27. Make friends and stay healthy

28. Be happy 

29. Feeling tired? Go for a ride

30. Spend quality time with your partner

 

 

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A focus on Bike Friday

October 27, 2013 Comments off
Reposted from Bike Friday’s site. Overview sums it up when you buy a Bike Friday – Build to Order, handcrafted in Oregon USA. Nice!

We want you to think of us as your private bicycle factory. Bike Friday will build a bicycle as unique as you. We build it to fit your body. We build it to fit your specific cycling needs. And we build it for performance: So you can enjoy your adventures.

The best way for you to discover which Bike Friday will satisfy your needs is to talk to a Bike Consultant or visit a Bike Friday Dealer. But we know you might be hesitant. You want to do some research on your own. Get to know us better.

So our process begins by attempting to find what category represents your needs.

Touring? Road? Commuter? It can sound confusing. We start with the basics to guide you through the process.

Give us the answers to this basic question (click on link to see the multiple choice answers) and we can help determine what your riding type might be:

What do you see yourself doing on your Bike Friday most frequently?

So, that’s where it starts.

Every cycling adventure begins with a pedal stroke, whether you’re riding around the block or around the world. But every journey begins with a plan. At Bike Friday, our plan is simple. We listen to you, guide you through our process, then meet your needs.

It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned cyclist, a beginner, or someone in-between. You have goals and expectations. We want to satisfy them.

We’ve made a couple of simple commitments we stand by. First, your Bike Friday will be built by hand in the USA, Eugene, Oregon, to be exact. Second, when you contact us, a real live person will respond as soon as humanly possible.

No matter what your dreams might be, we can help find a bike to help you make those dreams come true.

Bike Friday’s founders are cyclists. Hanz  and Alan Scholz don’t just ride bikes. They race bikes. They push bikes to the limit. And, they build bikes. Performance bikes.tikit-boat

Their goal isn’t to design the best bike in the world. It’s to design the right bike for your world. So whatever cycling you plan to do, you can feel confident you’ll have a bicycle that can deliver a comfortable and reliable ride.

Our journey together begins with a question: What do you see yourself doing on your Bike Friday most frequently?

Don’t worry if you’re not quite sure what your answer is. That’s why we’re here. To guide the journey. We want to know what kind of riding you plan to do so we can match you with the right type of bike. That’s step one.

So take a moment and look through the various styles of riding in our Buyer’s Guide where we ask you that simple question above, and see if you can find yourself in any of our descriptions.

Our concept is based on the Bike Friday Travel System, to make it easy for you to always have your best bike with you.

You can also start by comparing the basics of our models.

 Your Bike Friday will be hand built from scratch at our Factory in Eugene, Oregon.

Want One? Have to wait though…

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New stock of MIT Cycle Pro F1 arrives. NOW equipped with WheelSport and better specs

October 16, 2013 Comments off

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The 2014 MIT Cycle PRO F1 comes stock with WheelSport Sunny 406 wheel set. Pre order your favorite color today at our outlets. Test bike available at both outlets!

Pre order price: $1350, Retail Price: $1399

Weighs 10.9kg. Equipped with 18 speed featuring WheelSport Sunny 406 (New!), Shimano 105 rear derailleur, FSA Gossamer crank set, FSA contact points & Avid Single Digit 5 V brake set.

Available in Diamond Black, Pearl White & Ferrari Red.

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Come by to test drive the bike! You will fall in love with the rigidity of the bike and the feel of the WheelSport Sunny – nice!

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Clearance stock of Rippleboards from Street surfing now at only S$39.00

October 14, 2013 Comments off

Selling for only S$39. We found a box of Street Surfing Rippleboards. The Ripple is designed for kids up to 12 years

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The Ripple is smaller and lighter then the original wave board, making it easier for the little people with little legs to experience the thrill of surfing the streets. The stance from deck to deck is closer together making this board the perfect pick for youngsters. The original Rippleboard from Street Surfing! Sold as it is. Highly recommended that kids wear helmets, elbow guards and wristguards. Call outlets before coming down. Final clearance

 

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Launching a pilot online reservation system for services

October 13, 2013 Comments off

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Please take some time to review the Booking Calender http://mybikeshopoutlets.simplybook.me/index/about  for our Shop services* Here on weekdays you can book and ensure that your bike will be worked on with priority. Booking ensures that you get priority when you turn up on time.

 

RD FDBasic Tune up/Adjustments

Short synopsis: This is for the basic adjustments that require retuning due to normal use and within the first 500km or 3 months whichever happens first. Areas we check are Chain, brake adjustment and smooth out shifting. Does not cover wear and tear OR abuse of components. These time slots are designated for basic components upgrade like Chainrings, stems, pedals and wheeslets

Full servicing

Short synopsis: This service is a full service where bearings are removed and necessary cables are adjustments are done. Maximum 10 working days turnaround The royal treatment – comprehensive service that ensures that all bearings and moving parts are clean, lubricated, adjusted correctly and working effectively. This is recommended for bikes that are used daily over a long period

Parts upgradeBike Upgrades advice

Short synopsis: This is for our MBS customers who to upgrade their bikes for better performance. Will help if you can understand what you are achieving in terms of speed and distance.Knowing your budget is essential. A knowledgeable technical person will be assigned to assist you. Full 45 minutes will be spent discussing and a proposed list of upgrade will be furnished.

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Sitting correctly with the appropriate reach and angle displacement is key to reducing discomfort and injuries. It also ensures that you maximise your cycling benefits.

 

 

 

We are trialling the booking system to allow these services to be done on a booking basis. If you do book, we will ensure that the Mechanics and Technical advisors will be available to work on your bike first.

 

 

 

A comparison of hub-driven gears: SRAM Dual-drive 27 vs. Sturmey Archer CS-RF3

May 5, 2013 2 comments
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Bikes fitted with hub-driven gears are becoming increasing popular. They provide for many miles of maintenance-free biking plus the shifting is smooth and silent. The use of internal hub gear systems allow cyclists to conveniently shift their gears while stationary.

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A good example would be dropping to a lighter set of gears while waiting at the traffic junction. Urban or touring bikes are being fitted with internal hub gear systems like the SRAM Dual-Drive or the Sturmey Archer CS-RF3 system.

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  1. Easy and precise shifting
  1. Lethargic shifting
 2. Easy indexing of 3-speed hub gear  2. Harder to index
 3. SRAM DD27 only weighs only 970g (freewheel)  3. CS-RF3 (27 speed) weighs in at 1090g (freewheel)
 4. Better gear ratio; Overall gear range of 186%:Gear 1 : 73%

Gear 2: 100%

Gear 3: 136%

 4. Overall gear range of 170%
Gear 1 : 75%Gear 2: 100%

Gear 3:133%

 5. Shifting mechanisms are enclosed  5. Shifting cables are exposed
 6. Click-box shifting cable is easily removed  6. Cable removal poses some challenge
 7. Has been deployed for many years without issues of gear slippage  7. Had an old batch of gear slipping issues

In addition, the SRAM Dualdrive system actually weighs in lighter (250g less) than a standard derailleur drive train system. Based on the feedback of various customers, overall the SRAM Dualdrive system seems to be the more reliable and lighter hub gear system you would want to use on your bike.

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