Update on Entry level foldable bike brands and available stocks for Aug

Hi everyone,

It has been a busy 6 months with Covid19, CB period and now Safe transition.

The bike supply has been disrupted and we have new stocks from suppliers on the way but demand has overtaken supply.

To assist you, we now have bikes that start from S$899. The Entry level category will be restocked but we are looking at end August as an earliest date for stocks to arrive..

So what is available and have demo bikes? Following is a summary:

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Preorder bikes with demos available

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Review on Link A7

I like 20 inch folding bikes that have more than 7 speeds

I want 26 inch wheel folding bikes

Offering foldable bikes at that S$575 – S$600 level THAT offers global make and quality

We need the exercise and we love cycling!  We work with our suppliers and we lined up a few sub S$575 – S$600 price ranged foldable bikes that must meet below criterion:

  • A global brand that has been in existence for 5 years
  • FIVE years warranty
  • Optional upgrades:  Fenders and Rear rack
  • At least 7 speeds
  • Designed with folding joints that won’t hurt your fingers (or wallets)
  • Take rider weights of up to 105kg

Our entire 20 inch lineup has been bought and all models SOLD OUT.

I like 20 inch folding bikes that have more than 7 speeds

I want 26 inch wheel folding bikes

Expected restocking information

Tern Link A7 S$575  expected Aug/Sep 2020.

Bickerton Junction 1307 S$599 expected Sep/Oct 2020

Dahon Route S$600 expected Nov/Dec 2020

Bike prices and accessories depicted on the bikes are subject to change. Please fill in the form below if you are interested to preorder in August 2020.

Why scooting isn’t just for kids — 5 health benefits- Strengthens core muscles and your tush

Adapted from https://swiftyscooters.com/blog/%E2%80%8A5-health-benefits-for-scooter-mums/

PMDs are typically powered by motor and a rechargeable battery.  Swifty Scooter Swiftyonepremium adults skate scooters strengthen core muscles and for those who need to get back into shape, using that Skate scooter for your errands or exploring the city or neighborhood gives you a great workout. PLUS it gives you that longer range than running or jogging. SwiftyOnes and they not only offers you the mobility, they allow you to fold, roll and bring them onto the Bus/SMRT. The SwiftyOne and SwiftyZero take riders up to 150kg.

If your kids love their scooters, investing in a quality adult version not only gives you a ticket to join the fun on the school run, but also provides a host of additional benefits.The Swifty IXI arrives in August 2020

Swifty IXI

Scooting can increase core strength

How often do we find time in our daily routines for the planks and sit-ups that aid core strength? Scooting is excellent news for core strength, as you balance a scooter you engage your bum. The need for stabilising whilst standing on a scooter places a positive demand on muscles that we all too often take for granted. In particular, having a good foundation of the muscles around the stomach, back and pelvis, can protect against back problems that affects as many as half of us in adulthood.

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Aerobic and anaerobic fitness systems get a look in

Scooting on the flat provides an opportunity for gentle aerobic exercise by elevating the heart rate. On even ground, you’ll spend the majority of your scoot-time in the aerobic ‘fat burn zone’, but you’re never far away from an anaerobic challenge, especially if you live near any steep inclines. The moment you hit a hill on a scooter is where anaerobic capacity comes in – hills will challenge you more than on a bike. By challenging yourself in bursts and then giving yourself a break, you’ll give yourself a high intensity interval training (HIIT) session, which is known for greater post-workout benefits including elevated metabolism, for longer fat-burning effects. Scooting up hill also means one thing – there will be a down hill!

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Say hello to your new bum and thighs

We’d forgive you for thinking that it’s only the kicking leg that get you a workout on a kick scooter. Whilst it’s true that propelling yourself along by pushing off the ground provides a powerful workout, it’s your supporting thigh and glute muscles do the majority of the stabilising work. If you want to go that little bit further for a really good conditioning session, think about engaging your bum whilst in action, and ‘squeezing’ the glute on the kicking leg. Don’t be surprised if your glutes and quads ache for a few days after scooting for the first time, and always remember to swap legs for an even work out!

Challenge your stability (even more so for ladies after pregnancy)

  1. Overall stability from top to toe is so important for everyday activities. When we talk about stability we’re referring particularly to even strength in the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor, the areas that gets stretched and weakened in pregnancy. It’s important to get those muscles working again for your long term physical well being, and especially so if you enjoy high impact sports like running, where any imbalances are accentuated and can lead to injury.

We all have a stronger and weaker side, yet don’t often have a chance to discover which is which. Scooting can improve your stability as the neurological messaging between your brain and muscles improves when challenged. It’s really important to use alternate legs for an even work out. Try 3 kicks with the left, swap and 3 kicks with the right, once you get into the rhythm, any imbalances should even out as you feel your core muscles engaging.
Exercise: If you aren’t sure which is your weaker side, stand on one leg and bend your knee, then straighten it again keeping as still as possible. One side will feel more stable than the other. For a real test — do this with your eyes shut! Use this awareness in your training.

Mental wellbeing

It’s joie de vivre for all ! It’s hard to resist a smile on a family scoot, and that’s good for the heart and the mind. What’s more, getting involved in an activity that your children already love enables more family ‘togetherness’ time. There aren’t many activities that us grown-ups and young children can share, equally enjoy and you’ll feel the benefits too.

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My Bike Shop SG – Get Active! Ride 3

Hey everyone,

We completed 2 Ride programs and Ride 3 is starting on 22 August and starts from Henderson.

These rides are meant to encourage more to get active. What better way than to jointly commit and to help those who are new to cycling and our PCNs through our Riding program. This is ideal for those who want to commit to 4 Saturdays of exercise!

Ride program: 4 Saturday mornings. (One time S$120 payable upon registration at the store for guests who need a folding bike to ride on these Saturdays). 20-25 km speeds. Distances start at 16km and we aim for 40km distance on the last ride.
Who is suitable? For men and women who like to start doing some levels of aerobic/anaerobic exercise where you have short bursts of hard pedaling on Park Connectors. Ideally, we like our participants have a Heart Rate monitor to establish that you are working in the right zone: (220-your age) x 80%. Eg if you are 50, you should be seeing your Heart Rate not exceed 133.
Four rides.

S$120 Fees cover:

Fees cover:
1 x Kali Chakra helmet (it’s yours to keep after the ride for hygiene purpose)
Use of a store demo foldable bike for 4 sessions.
Max 3 for loan per group.
Goal
1) Get active outdoors for 3 hrs every Sat morning
2) Explore the PCN at comfortable 20-25 km/hr
3) Commit to complete 100km over 4 Saturdays
4) Start from MBS @Henderson at 8am. We push off at 815am
FAQs
1. If I have my own helmet, is there any refund for the helmet?
Ans: No – we have designed this for those new to cycling and we would feel safer if you had a helmet that was certified and properly fitted. When you register and come down to pay, we will hand you your helmet.
2. Will I get any refunds if I stop after the first ride?
Ans: No, the fees are really to cover the helmet cost, use of the bike and the drink that we will pay for in those 4 rides.
3. If I do not complete the 4 rides, can I join the next group?
Ans: The design of these rides will provide you with the opportunity to discover the Park Connector Networks and the joy of cycling. You are encouraged to continue to keep riding but the designated bikes are for registered participants for that particular batch. We will try our best to accommodate your participation if you miss a scheduled ride.
4. What if weather is bad, does cancellation mean the ride count is forfeited?
Ans: No, we will count that ride as cancelled and we will “credit” that batch with 1 more ride.
5. If you are unwell or away, do we get credit for that missed ride?
Ans: No, we do not refund for such situations.
SIGN ME UP!

 

Phase 2 – easing of restrictions from 19 June

Yes the much awaited Phase 2 was announced tonight. From 19 June Friday, our physical store will be allowed to reopen. We will adopt the rule of 5. 5pax to be allowed in the store at any one time and the 1m distancing adhered.

Safe distancing measures will be adopted.  You will be required to do the SafeEntry scan and have your temperature taken.

Social distancing

To enter our premises, you will be required to don a mask and sanitise your hands when you enter.

 

On Saturdays, please book your appointments to visit the stores.

 

What can one choose when you are looking for foldable bikes with 26 inch wheels

26 inch wheels are what many of us grew up with when it comes to bicycles.

Can I get them with folding mechanisms?  The answer is YES.

While we understand the familiarity we have with larger wheels and the misconception that we have to pedal harder, today’s technology has made small wheeled foldables riding KEEP up with larger wheels. In fact sometimes with the right transmission and fitness, small wheeld foldable outrun bigger wheels.

Here is a helpful picture

If for reasons of height or build and preference, you want a large wheel, we have the following to choose from:

Tern Joe series.

Joe P27 is a true 27.5 incher format. Weighing 14.2 kg. Bikes for day-in, day-out transportation need to be ready for the urban landscape of potholes, rail crossings, curbs and more. With big 27.5” 

wheels, hydraulic disc brakes and a generous complement of 27 gears, the Joe P27 gives you the full-sized ride you want. The new Joe-fold tucks the handlebars inside the bike, which means less side protrusion and a folded size that’s nearly 50% smaller than the last generation.

A bit of really early notice but we will be ranging the Bickerton 1824 (24 speeds Docklands by year end. Lets hope the manufacturers can delivery earlier. Expected RRP S$1- 1.1k

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Take me back to S$500 budget levels bikes

When you want a nicer folding bike (S$1000 – S$2000)

In this category, its really a category that we call upper mid end.  Most bikes come with better components and better designs. They ride faster too.

Most have latest drive trains and its a category that you really need to see the details.

Tern BYB P8 – in stock

The BYB P8 is the most compact 20 inch foldable bike.

  • 30% smaller than traditional 20” folding bikes
  • Fits conveniently into lockers, closets, or any narrow space
  • Metro Transit Rack with built-in spinner wheels for easier trolleying
  • Fits riders from 147 to 195 cm (4’10” – 6’5”)
  • New TFL Joint with 3D interface, DeadBolt design and SpringLock technology
  • New 3D-forged Physis RF Handlepost
  • Tern Porter saddle with patented GripPad design
  • 8-speed Shimano Acera, Shadow RD derailleur

Tern BYB P8

Verge D9 2020 series with T-Tuned geometry – Preorder

The Verge D9 is a trailblazer. Born out of our 451 Verge design philosophy, it

has bigger race wheels, T-Tuned™ geometry, and a wide 1x drivetrain. It’s about as much value as we could condense into one bike, and it’s ready for any upgrades you can throw at it.

Key specs: 12.1kg on 451 wheels 9 speeds S$1,500 restocked in Sept. Preorder ends 8 Aug

 

How about bikes in the premium range that cost S$2000 and above? Click HERE

Take me back to S$699 – 999 levels bikes

Take me back to S$500 budget levels bikes

Bike prices and accessories depicted on the bikes are subject to change. For avoidance of doubt, please check with the store staff. Prices excludes racks and fenders.

25 health benefits of Cycling

Thanks to https://doctriathlon.com with this graphic.
25 Health Benefits of Cycling

We have had couples who shared good news of wives being pregnant, individuals who had metabolic illnesses (Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels) improved, people able to walk better..so many other reasons why we do what we do.

 

TIME pedals trial program

Many reasons why we wear cycling shoes

Develops the same muscle groupin your legs.

They make me feel safer and more secure.

They can prevent injury.

Great for a surge in power.

So we ranged the world leading pedals and cleats from TIME and alot has been said how easy it is for engagement and disengagement BUT do not take our word for it. TRY IT!

We have a trial program which is simple and allows you to test them out with your own shoes and bike.

Why TIME pedals?

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FitNox – 100% plant-based – Long term supplementation to help improve endurance and performance.

12 years ago, when we first started thinking about folding bikes, it was not about bike sharing or commuting but a desire to encourage cycling as an exercise. Form factor and risks of riding on the road discouraged many. We had so many fitness clubs and 24×7 gyms pop up in the CBD and heartlands.
Still we miss being outdoor and the Npark’s 800km+ shared paths, offering  safety and great networks for discovery and outdoor made many to realised that owning a folding bike that has a small stowage footprint and an ability to keep in your car gives you a chance to exercise in the outdoors.
So now that you can exercise safely and at locations away from the roads, comes the next considerations – Recovery, nutrition and a targeted exercise plan. As we age, our bodies slowdown on deriving nutrients and physical inactivity is the modifiable risk factor to Alzheimer’s disease, type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndromes.

FitNox – Unique formulation covering seven functionalities which are very essential for Physical endurance of the athletes.

Sports/performance nutritional supplements help the athletes to perform high-intensity exercises and trainings and these sports nutritional foods are the functional foods to provide health benefits to not only the athletes but also to make a healthy adult in their day-to-day activities. This can be achieved by minimizing the impact of the factors that cause fatigue and impair the performance of skilled tasks.

Many pre-workout sports performance products:

  • Lack lasting effects
  • Take longer to produce a response
  • Include stimulants
  • Require large doses
  • Originate from non plant-based sources
  • Are not scientifically supported

FitNox has been scientifically shown to increase nitric oxide (NO) levels up to 336% thereby promoting increased vasodilation and blood flow. It supports many of the components related to NO production and improved endurance by minimizing the factors that cause fatigue and limit performance.

 

Long term supplementation with FitNox significantly reduces oxidative stress to the muscles and tissues during exercise, helping to prevent fatigue and promote endurance.

We are signing up trialists. If you are keen to have better recovery, email us checkmybikeshop@gmail.com with your full name and mobile and we will include you for our trial program.

 

 

 

 

Knee pain from cycling?

Just like everything else, the bicycle has to fit the rider’s anatomy. If we ride without adjusting the bicycle to our needs, it could result in knee pain, which is a common issue with riders.knee_pain_man_holding1

The 4 most common causes of knee pains are due to improper saddle height or position, have a crank that is too long for the rider, rider pushing excessively high gears, or poor foot alignment.

Here are a few things you can try out before heading to the doctor’s.
If the pain is in the front of the knee (Anterior Pain):

Pushing too high gears          ->              Lower gear, and increase cadenceknee-anatomy-diagram

Saddle too low or far forward             ->              Raise seat or move seat back

Foot too far forward on the pedal              ->           Move foot back to have toes in line with the pedal

Crank arms too long         ->             Shorten crank arms by 2.5 cm
If the pain is in the back of the knee (Posterior Pain):

Saddle too high or far back          ->          Lower seat, or move seat forward

Too much pedal float             ->           Limit float to 6 – 8 degrees
If the pain is in the inner side of the knee (Medial Pain):

Incorrect foot position on pedal (toes pointed out)          ->             Narrow foot position by adjusting foot parallel to bicycle

Too little pedal float          ->              Limit float to 6 – 8 degrees

If the pain is in the outer side of the knee (Lateral Pain):

Incorrect foot position on pedal (toes pointed in)          ->              Widen foot position by adjusting foot parallel to bicycle
Too little pedal float           ->             Limit float to 6 – 8 degrees

If all else fails, you might just need supplements to aid you. Consider Jointplex Pro. We sell  them and many experience its efficacy.

Keen to try for 5 days? Contact us and we will arrange for you to collect at either store:

 

Girasol Pushbikes – kids NOW have the benefits of bicycle geometry and performance innovations on their bike

Dynamic structure.jpgWith Luminari, we have agreed to range Girasol Kids Pushbikes. Girasol? What brand is that? Girasol logo.jpg

Girasol as a brand is Sunflower in Spanish. It represents passion, loyalty, sunny and positive. Founded in Tainan Taipei in 2011, it has been in the bicycle business for the last 8 years.

We love the idea of ranging stuff from young to old and Girasol puts kids Pushbike to the next level. None of these plasticframes that flex and hard rubber tires that are hard on your kids buttocks and spine. 35 PSI pneumatic tires that offer ride comfort and control when they need it. Sealed bearings for Girasol’s wheelsets bring kids bike to adult level specs.

100% Aluminum and light weight, your child will thank you for it!

We understand that Girasol will bring the competition circuit from China, Taiwan and HK to Singapore!

So some information about the Girasol PRO design:

Lightweight, rear suspension, sealed bearings for wheels, saddle designed for our young riders, proper headset weighing only 3.5kg. MSRP is S$380.

 

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Let’s look at the Girasol GK, designed with shorter wheelbase so it’s easier to ride and handle. Kids as young as 18 months can start with this. It has a Safety Seat stay to prevent feet getting scratched. Weighing in at 3.3kg, your child will just fall in love with it. MSRP S$300.

We do recommend that your child dons a helmet and you get a S$10 off when you show the stores this article.

 

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