Product update – Rido R2 is on the way to Singapore

Hi everyone. The Rido R2 is FINALLY on it’s way to Singapore. the R2 is renowned for effectiveness and to alleviate perineum trauma. If you want to reserve one, please end an email to checkmybikeshop@gmail.com and indicate Henderson or Thomson Hill (Collection location) and the store IC will email you the Paynow payment instructions

18 Sep – MBS Too moves to 9 Thomson Hills (and you will get to test bikes)

W.e.f. 18 Sep My Bike Shop Yishun will be relocating to 9 Thomson Hills Drive S574754.

Thomson Hills is a private estate nestled between Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 and Upper Thomson (where the entry into Old Upper Thomson and Casuarina Curry for good prata is) Our store is situated next to Salem Chapel Church.

It has a nice park behind the shop house and relatively quiet roads that allow you to test ride and if its rains, like Henderson, a five foot way sheltered path to test bikes.

We will be suspending operations at Yishun from the 15 September to facilitate moving.

Entry is via Yio Chu Kang Road. Directions into Thomson Hills Drive from Yio Chu Kang as follows and a landmark is Salem Chapel Church. Bus services that ply along Yio Chu Kang is 138, 138A, 163, 652, 855 and 860. Parking at the location is FREE.

Directions from Yio Chu Kang Rd ( towards Thomson)

Along Yio Chu Kang Rd from AMK Ave 5
Make a left turn into Thomson Hills
Head straight for about 100m
See a row of shophouses

Services

  1. My Bike Shop Too will continue to serve as a Service/Collection/Ecommerce centre.
  2. Thomson Hills location will offer testing of bicycles.
  3. Parking is FREE.

What has not changed?

  1. All visits for services to both locations strictly by appointment.
  2. You can view accessories that are enable you to be safe – lights, bell, phone holders, helmets, lubricants etc.
  3. Payment via Paynow/AMEX/Visa/MC
  4. Delivery service is S$35/bike to one location (accessible by lift).

3 Sixty Korea – Update

Everyone’s offering an equivalent

Recently, the emergence of 16 inch wheels that appear in our market has shown the popularity of the compact fold made famous by Brompton from UK. Many times owners buy because of TWO reasons; lower price and utility of the design.

It is interesting to note that South Korea is said to be the 2nd largest market for Brompton bikes. So not surprising that there are so many variants of the bike emanating from South Korea.

Following its invention in 1979, Brompton decided to protect its bicycle and, particularly its folding system under the patent system. After 20 years of protection, the patent expired and the folding system entered the public domain, but the popularity of the bicycle continues to grow every day. Not surprising you see so many from Chinese factories. The Koreans are not spared from this either, without getting into details, 3Sixty Korea has her fair share of skirmishes with Chinese makers but they have to take the stance of reviewing their operations and to redesign their bikes for new releases.

So what are the releases? The Mti2. A 7.9kg bike that has the entire frame made of Titanium. Designed to delight with its light weight and clean lines. It was hard getting hold of stocks but for those who could get one, they become collector’s item.

Project Black Edition -111 units built

Achieving a weight of 10.3kg (without pedals) but retaining the key elements – Titanium front fork and rear triangle for reduction of weight, 3 speed (upgradable) freewheel hub for ease of maintenance, light weight CNC brake levers, chainring, Gold chain, carbon protector so you do not scratch the Ti fork when folded, and carbon handlebar AND 3 Sixty will lower the price of this limited M3ES Black edition to S$2700. It is typically 1kg lighter when you compare with other designs assembled in UK, Korea or China.

Some of you asked – why has 3Sixty Korea not come out to say something about unapproved use of the brand name 3Sixty? is this not confusing? There is some work in the background but until the dust settles, the best thing that buyers can do is to buy based on the build and service support for the bike. As in all luxury goods, the items we own reflects our confidence and status psyche.

Interested in owning a M3ES Black Edition? email liz@mybikeshop.com.sg with name and contact WITH subject title <3Sixty Black edition> and we will contact you to come by to pick one up.

COVID-19 safe management updates

Our COVID cases are not good so we will adhere to the government’s Tighten Measures guidelines from the 27 Sep.

All visits are now by appointment and max is 2 pax per appointment. We ask that these sessions for store visits for bike trials keep within 1 hour.
Our observations in the last few months have been more positive than negative as visitors who made appointments had sufficient time to test ride, get the necessary questions asked, and placed their orders. We saw the same for bike service drop-offs and collections. We thank everyone as we continue to keep and help everyone safe.

Please make your appointments at https://mybikeshopoutlets.simplybook.me/v2/#book. Please click on the location first and then select the service and staff resource

Entry level foldables S$650 – S$699

Folding bikes that are built with strong points of reliability and global reputation. This category will find you entry levels from Dahon, Tern and Bickerton.

Take back the streets! DAHON conceived the HIT as an economical and ecological tool for our most recent global challenges. At S$650, it comes with warranty and My Bike Shop Bike support program.

Bickerton Portables, after Moulton, they are the next UK brand that paved many innovations since 1971.

Tern bicycles, based in Taiwan, and has offices in the US, China, Finland, and the UK. The company’s primary products include folding bicycles, electirc bikes, and cycling accessories which are currently sold in 65 countries

Bring me to the next price category

16 and 18 inch wheeled foldables

The 16 or 18 inch categories are great for commuting just because they fold up smaller. Typically designed for short errands and compact storage places, they are also lightweight. We have restocked models that start from S$799 and our bikes ranged ALL come with minimum 3 year warranty and MBS Tuneup support program.

S$2780 in limited units

Take me back to the page for 20 inch updates

Tyrell bikes Update 2021

Tyrell from Japan has always scored on looks and performance.

Minivelos traditionally are not foldable bikes. The first attempt to make a foldable minivelo in production scale was Dahon in 2010  who labelled their folding minvelos as Midtown series. The word “Velo” is french for bicycle, so rather than calling it a Mini bike, the Japanese have branded it “mini Velo”, with a good sense of history, culture and chic wording.

Tyrell continued this and pushed through the Tyrell FX, which till todate is a favourite for those who want looks, speed and foldable.

For 2021, the FX does away with the straight handle bar and adopts the dropbar as a standard equipped with Shimano 105 format.

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The CSI is back for those who do not need it foldable and want it pure.

Last but not least the IVE Sports – which is the improved version of the IVE.

Tyrell IVE 21 update

 

Cureit – Bioavailable Curcumin in Natural Matrix Concept

What is Cureit?

We introduced Fitnox (Nitric Oxide management), Jointplex Pro (Knee and joint pain management) and this is the next – Curcumin from turmeric (For inflammatory conditions) We work with supplement manufacturers that target the root of the problem. Get these supplements at MBS Henderson!

Curcumin is the principal component of the Indian spice, turmeric (Curcuma longa), member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Extensive research is currently focused on Curcumin as a potential novel drug for near future to control various diseases including inflammatory disorders, carcinogenesis, Alzheimer’s disease and oxidative stress-induced pathogenesis

Cureit is one of many products which has received lots of attention and accolade. Cureit is 10x more bio-efficient compared to normal curcumin. The product as well the process (PNS technology) is patented and this is the only curcumin extract which has the full turmeric matrix.

Unique formulation that preserves the Complete Natural Matrix of Turmeric with high Curcumin Content (50%) Achieves 10 fold increase in bioavailability and provides assured functional benefits.

Devoid of Piperine, Nanoparticles, Liposomes, Micelles, Phospholipid complexes and Structural analogues. PNS technology facilitates the smooth penetration into intestinal/target tissue’s polar non-polar cell walls. Cureit offers not only curcuminoids, it offers turmerin a 5-kd-peptide, 5 sesquiterpenes, 4 acidic polysaccharides, 2.6% soluble dietary fiber (sdf) from turmeric that’s why it is therapeutic effective and highly bio-available.

Retailing at S$60 for a bottle of 60 vegetarian capsules.

 

 

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

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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Update on foldable bike brands – demos and stocks update

Folding bikes makes the most sense when it comes to multi modal commuting and especially when it comes to storage when not in use. We have come such a long way when Singapore is aiming towards a lower carbon footprint and infrastructure must help to encourage use of non motorised devices.

Here is a list of bikes that you can test ride

UPDATE: The Link A7 will be restocked in September.

Foldable bikes between S$650 – S$699

Foldable bikes between S$700 – S$1400

Foldable bikes between S$1400 to S$2500

Foldable bikes above S$2500

I want 26 inch wheel folding bikes

I want to do more commuting and short rides on 16/18 inch wheeled foldables