Living well and cash back programs

Together with our partner store – BRU, we have launched a fun program called 7DBike cashback program. We know how much Singaporeans love to bargain but retail these days are expensive to run and we do need to remain viable, we are trying hard to get a win win situation to reward those who cycle well. When the initial founders set out to build this business, we wanted to help people get fit and at the same time get into a low impact sport – Cycling! We were reminded that when we grow old, being able to age well is an act of kindess to those who have to take care of us!

So based on living well in 7 steps – Get active is the number 1 call and to incentivise our new folding bike owners for 2018, we have launched our Cashback program. The basis is simple:

Cycle 100km in 10 days and show proof via Strava, MBS/BRU will give you CASH back. Terms and conditions apply.

The level of Cashback varies on the model that you purchased and it ranges from S$40 – S$400!  No vouchers, no points,  real cash back!

Have a look at the programs here:

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Other steps to aging well:

2. Eat Better

3. Lose Weight

4. Stop Smoking

5. Control Cholesterol

6. Manage Blood Pressure

7. Reduce Blood Sugar

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For those who are already MBS/BRU card holders, watch this space as we will be launching a rewards based cycling where you will get discounts at our stores WHEN you achieved those kilometres cycled.

Dahon new line up for 2018 MU series

The MU Series from Dahon. The original swoosh frame concept that was started by Dahon. After going on to win many accolades – MuSL as a weight weenie and a top rated commute bike. It has gone through many iterations. The most notable was the sneak launch of Mu C9 from Japan. Since then, many have gone to follow this design but Dahon continued to improved build and specs. With 8 speeds and new colours, the Mu D8 is a step down from the Mu D9 and with this decision comes a lower price point – MSRP S$899. Launch price is S$799 and it makes it a great option this month to buy rather than the Horize or Vitesse SAME PRICE ( and even comparing with Tern Link D8) The ride is typical Dahon but the matt Agate Grey is really eye-catching.

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Next, the Mu SP9. Now with 451, the Mu SP9 continues to offer smooth finishing on the welding. Something the Japanese introduced with JDM. The ride feels like a Verge N8 with 451 wheels and with the launch price of S$999 (MSRP is S$1100). It is GOING To give Tern Verge N8 and Verge D9 a run for her money.

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Last but not least. The Dahon MuSL10. If you are 451 series lover BUT you do not like the hard jarring from high-pressure tires, the MUSL10 is the Dahon recommendation. Equipped with 35mm dual clamp offset stem system, it offers riders with preferred fixed handlebar positions. At 8.6kg, it is the intermediate model between the MuSLX and the MuSP9 for price/weight of bike. Again thanks to the Japanese, the welding joints are smoothened. Launch price S$1200. (MSRP S$1400).

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Reciprocal Service and Events for MBS Tuneup card and BRUcare card holders

Hi everyone,

In efforts to help extend reciprocal support and membership events, My Bike Shop and BRU have agreed to extend Customer events from the current Service support arrangements.

 

This means valid cardholder for both MBS and BRU can book bicycle support via the booking site. They can now RSVP for free bicycle maintenance clinics and get to know more cyclists via the combined rides.

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MBS Events

MBS BRU EVENTS

The reciprocal arrangements DOES NOT cover store sales and promotions.

Hold on to your MBS Tune up cards – you get 10% off your 2nd purchase for bikes and Free return delivery for full serviced folding bikes

  • 10% discount on 2nd bike purchases*
  • Free return transport for Folding bikes sent for FULL service**
  • Applicable from 1 October 2017

MBS Card 1 Oct

Yes it’s true. Cardholders can get 10% discount for their 2nd purchases and help their friends enjoy these discounts too. Discounts cannot be combined with promotional and clearance items.

Terms and conditions are as follows:

* Cash terms and not applicable on promotional and clearance itemsImage result for 10% discount

* Inner tube replacement is no longer extended

* Not applicable for Clearance or bikes on Sale and limited to 3 bikes per purchase

* Owner of original card MUST be present

WAIT… there’s more.

When you book your bikes for FULL service (Folding bikes ONLY), it now comes with free returned delivery to your home or office.Image result for delivery return

Terms and conditions are as follows:

** Service must be paid in full when folding bike is deposited

** Delivery within Singapore and delivery between 10am to 4pm. ADD S$10 for after 4pm requests

** S$25 will be refunded if bike is self collect

My Bike Shop Too and Tres is now MBS Northstar

Hi everyone,

My Bike Shop Northstar is now OPEN.

mbs ns front.jpgAt Northstar, we have a different concept planned but we have created more space for holding accessories and spares. The retail floor will not have that much airspace but we will have our own demo bike holding area so the retail space will be earmarked more for displays and not demo bikes will be in a holding area outside the front of the shop. We are making changes as we progress but this location has ample parking and you can test you bike ( please exercise care as many cars and trucks are around) in all weather conditions.

How do you get there?

If you drive, head towards Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 but turn into Serangoon North Ave 4 and look for the Northstar entrance.

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Drive up the ramp until level 3, you won’t miss our shop signboard. Slow down and ample parking at the right opposite the shop entrance.

MBS NS Drive up

If you take public transport

Nearest MRT station:

Buangkok

Bus stop A:

Bus 43 (from Buangkok MRT station),156, 325, 88

Bus stop B:

Bus 70, 103, 854

Bus stop C:

Bus 50, 72, 88

Take lift lobby 1

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The Benefits of Bike Riding | HealthyWomen

Source: The Benefits of Bike Riding | HealthyWomen

When Carolyn Stafford’s leg started hurting her, medical tests couldn’t find a cause for the pain. Her doctor suggested that stress might be creating the problem.

At the time, Stafford was working a pressure-filled job in computer support. “I was constantly trying to solve people’s problems,” she says. “I had a lot of stress coming from that.”

Since she enjoyed bicycling, Ms. Stafford decided to see if riding her bike to and from her job would help. She rode five miles each way. “It worked wonders. If it was a frustrating day, I’d get on that bike and I hammered coming home!” she says.

The effects of daily cycling were so beneficial for the Dallastown, PA, woman that whenKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA her employer temporarily moved the office nearly 10 miles from her home, she kept on riding. Her coworkers couldn’t believe that Ms. Stafford, then in her early 50s, was going to continue the bike commute. She did—and when the office moved back to its original location, she adjusted her route so that she could still ride almost 10 miles each way. In winter, Ms. Stafford put studded snow tires on her bike and dressed in layers.

When she retired two-and-a-half years later, she continued her commitment to biking every day. She uses her bike instead of her car when she needs to travel into nearby York (eight miles from her home) for a haircut or a doctor’s appointment or to go to the bank, post office or other errands.

Last year, Ms. Stafford rode 10,400 miles on her bicycle and drove her car a mere 3,000 miles. “I only use my car if I have to go someplace quickly, or if I’m taking people,” she says.

Biking benefits

You don’t have to log thousands of miles to gain rewards from riding your bike more and driving your car less. Regardless of whether you’re on a fancy new two-wheeler or the battered old reliable you bought years ago, bike riding gives you a terrific workout with lots of interest and fun to keep you going. And with U.S. gasoline prices running higher than $3 per gallon, using a bicycle for shopping, commuting, visiting friends or just taking a joy ride may help your financial health at the same time it boosts your physical condition.

Bike riding lets you add a fitness activity into your day even when you think you don’t have time for a workout. “You get the same cardiovascular benefits from cycling that you get from any other form of aerobic exercise—walking, jogging or dancing,” says Lisa Callahan, MD, medical director of the Women’s Sports Medical Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “It can be a very effective cardiovascular benefit.”

Your muscles get a boost, too. Bike riding strengthens your thighs, hips and rear end. If your route includes climbing hills, your arms and upper body will benefit as you stand to pedal. What’s more, cycling is gentle on your joints and helps preserve cartilage. That’s especially advantageous for women who suffer from muscle strain, foot problems, knee troubles, back pain or impact-related injuries caused by running, jogging or walking, Dr. Callahan explains.

“If you’re overweight and start an exercise program, sometimes it’s harder on your joints because you are overweight,” she adds. “So something like swimming or biking that’s not pounding on the joints can be a good thing.”

Daily routine biking also can help fight the incremental weight gain and waistline expansion that many women experience at midlife.

Dr. Callahan points out that cycling on stationary bikes indoors is generally a lighter workout than riding outside because there’s no wind resistance or challenging terrain. “In the gym, you have to work a little harder to get the same result,” she says.

Fit to ride

The health benefits of cycling will be as flat as a punctured tire if your bike doesn’t fit your body correctly. Poor fit causes all sorts of problems, so it’s important to have your bike correctly adjusted specifically for you. “You can’t just go someplace and buy a bike because you like the color,” says Dr. Callahan, who not only treats sports-related problems but enjoys cycling on weekends.

When your bike is too big for your body, you can develop neck and back problems. Seat height is another source of woes—if the seat is too low, it may stress your knee and cause knee cap pain; too high, it can also aggravate your knee.

For the right fit, position the seat so that when you pedal downward to the lowest point, your leg is almost straight. There should be a small bend in your knee of about 10 to 15 degrees.

To get a reliable fit, Dr. Callahan advises taking your bike to a bicycle shop and having them assess how well the frame height, seat and handlebars suit you. A few adjustments can make riding more comfortable and protect you from fit-related troubles.

Stayin’ safe

While bicycle riding is both fun and great for your health, you need to take some wise precautions to make each ride as safe as possible. Although millions of us enjoy bike riding every day, it’s an inescapable fact that bicyclist injuries and even deaths also occur. Annually, in the United States, more than 500,000 people suffer bicycle-related injuries severe enough to send them to hospital emergency rooms, and more than 700 die.

Before you hit the road (or trail), make sure you follow these safety tips:

  • Wear a bicycle helmet on every ride, no matter how short. Head injuries are responsible for about 85 percent of biking-related deaths. Most state helmet laws apply only to children and adolescents, but more than 80 percent of bicyclists killed are aged 16 or older. Yet only 18 percent of adult cyclists in one study reported wearing helmets while riding. Staying away from cars won’t protect you either: about 70 percent of bike injuries occur in situations that do not involve a motor vehicle.
  • Be visible. Wear bright clothing when riding. Use a flag to maintain space between you and other vehicles. Travel in daylight when possible. If night riding is unavoidable, wear reflective clothing (found in bike shops) and use bicycle headlights and rear lights. For riding at any time, the National Safety Council 

    advises equipping your bike with front, rear and spoke reflectors, pedal reflectors, a horn or bell and a rearview mirror.

  • Choose your travel time carefully. When possible, avoid early morning and late afternoon rush hours. Bad weather also lowers visibility and negatively affects handling for both bikes and motor vehicles.
  • Obey traffic rules. Bikes must follow the same road rules as other vehicles. Ride inthe direction of traffic flow, use hand signals before turning, obey light signals (make a full stop at red lights and stop signs) and yield right-of-way. Ride single file. Keep to the far right of the road except when making a left-hand turn. Stay alert—watch for opening car doors, debris in the road and turning vehicles. Cross intersections carefully.
  • Other safety tips: Wear shoes that protect your feet—not sandals. Carry repair gear and a cell phone to call for help if needed. Avoid riding on sidewalks because drivers can’t see you coming at intersections. And don’t drink alcohol if you’ll be cycling, for the same reason you don’t want to drink and drive a motor vehicle. Intoxication leads to serious and even fatal injuries.

 

Mini velo section in My Bike Shop stores

Most shops are solo branded when it comes to minivelos. Not at My Bike Shop stores. We are entering a time of change and challenges and we are revamping our stores to cater to themes.

This is a collection of our Mini velo bikes and section at Midview City and Henderson. ENJOY!

My Bike Shop@Henderson

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My Bike Shop Too@Midview City

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FLR Shoes – F22 II and FXX are launched in Singapore

High Performance Shoes for Road Cycling

F22-1.jpgCycling shoes are the most essential piece of gear for any cyclist, as they connect your feet to the pedals, making you one with your bicycle, ultimately resulting in increased efficiency and speed.

Whether or not you are on the podium, whether you are generating power with each pedal stroke or pedaling in pain; your performance and outcome are directly determined by your shoe choice. Start your ride on the right foot by selecting the appropriate pair of shoes.

FLR was founded on an intense passion for cycling, striving to provide every cyclist an opportunity to extend beyond their current aspirations and achieve their cycling goals. Each shoe is designed in close cooperation with professional cyclists around the world. Their combined expertise has influenced the design aFXX-1nd development of technologies & materials, to deliver superior comfort and maximum performance to push the limits every ride.

FLR’s collections are designed to empower and enable you to maximize energy output without compromising comfort and therefore rely on a constant progression of technological advances, including the full carbon sole, synthetic microfiber leather, ATOP lacing system/buckles, Vibram sole, pedals and cleats.

Models that are ranged with this launch are the F22 II and FXX

ONLY at Midview City outlet. 15% discount off as a Launch Price

KITT Design Carbon Fiber Wheelsets bundled with Tyrell FSX and CSI

Everyone is jumping onto the bandwagon for these Tri-spoke Carbon Fiber wheelsets from KITT Design.

Here is Tyrell’s offer:

FSX (SRAMForce 22)*+ KITT = S$4850 ( Combined value is S$6,800)

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*FSX is last season’s models and only has Green/Yello, Orange, White and Yellow and while stocks last.

CSI (SRAM Force 22) * +KITT= S$4400 (Combined value is S$5,800)

CSI KITT

*CSI is last season’s models and Black, Gold, Silver and Lime Green and while stocks last.