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

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).

19 August – COVID-19 safe management updates

Singapore relaxes some COVID-19 safe management measures with the attainment of a high vaccination rate among its population. Temperature screening in malls and other public places will be removed from 19 August.

To avoid overcrowding and long queues since the number of gatherings is still limited to 5, we are continuing our visits and dropoffs for service to be by appointment only.


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 Services and select the service from the pulldown menu

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

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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 summary of everything 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 inch wheeled foldables

Folding bikes between S$700 – S$1400

The brands we ranged all come with minimum 3 years warranty against manufacturing defects and they look good and come with better specs that result in a better roll, better grips, less flex and you can have the options of adding a front truss and rear racks easily.

Banian

With a focus on eco-green focused and value,  The 2021 9 Speed, Windspeed D9 S$850 with disc brakes and FD hanger equipped is value for money.

The R20. A 20 speed drop bar foldable. Reminisce of the early days when you want a dropbar foldable in a dual chain ring format. Flatbar conversion at no cost.

Most recent addition to the line up – 16 inch 9 speed with disc brakes

Banian MV – 2×9 and weighing at 10kg. This MV frame design gives you rigidity but put together with value in mind.

Kosda

A new brand with EN4210 offering amazing value for 16. and 20 inch. Our stocks come with 3 years warranty against manufacturing defects and to the first retail owner. Price of bikes range from S$699 to S$1099

Bickerton Portables

When you need full size wheels but still want folding for storage or transport, then the Docklands is for you.

Tern bicycles

No stocks and no firm schedules yet.

Accessories from Tern that work on all Tern models BUT you need to install a Luggage Truss and your bike must have a Truss mount. Delivery of Tern AM is S$20 per trip as items are larger.

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

I want something better Bikes priced S$1400 – S$2500. Click HERE

How about bikes in the premium range that cost S$2500 and above? Click HERE

When you want a nicer folding bike (S$1400 – S$2500)

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.

After much negotiations, we are getting some limited stocks of the Verge N8 JDM version.

Tern’s T-Tuned 451 starts with the Verge D9.

For 2021, they introduced disc brakes and new styling. It has bigger race wheels, T-Tuned™ geometry, and for Verge X11/Verge P10 ( they are equipped with 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.

Guide comparing ALL the Verge series

Tern Eclipse D16

Take me back to S$700 – S$1400 price level bikes

How about bikes in the premium range that cost S$2500 and above? Click HERE

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.

How about paying more than S$2500 for a folding bike?

We have almost all the marques from all over the world- Korea, Japan, UK, USA and Taiwan. So when it comes to folding bikes, we get customers who appreciate their top end bikes like they enjoy their fine dining, exquisite cars and their finer things in life. Like cars, the exquisite bicycle brands have models with … Continue reading Pay more than S$2500 for a folding bike?

We have almost all the marques from all over the world- Japan, UK, USA and Taiwan. So when it comes to folding bikes, we get customers who appreciate their top end bikes like they enjoy their fine dining, exquisite cars and their finer things in life. Like cars, the exquisite bicycle brands have models with very much similarity.

Tern – HQ-ed out of Taiwan

Armed with innovations, Tern is like the Tesla brand of cars. Fast, eco-friendly in mind, innovations at many levels,  a new look at folding bikes, putting together innovations at the component levels and winning awards across the globe.

 

FULL-SIZED RIDE, COMPACT FOLD 451 – T Tuned.
 
At Tern, they endeavor to build fast-folding bikes that ride like full-sized bikes. Our T-Tuned geometry is the culmination of our commitment. They tweaked the wheelbase, rake, and seat-tube angle of the Verge 2017 design to deliver the most confident and stable ride of any bike in their lineup. 
 

Tern’s answer for a top of the line premium bike – Verge X11 retailing at S$4,600. With a transmission range that spans a very wide range, you do away the dual chain ring requirement. It is currently out of stock but you can place reservations for units expected in Q4.

Surge Pro series ( non folding) mini velos are fast. They are purchased faster than Tern Roji can built them.

Another popular model is the Verge P10. The Verge P10 is built for performance. With 451 racing wheels and aerodynamic T-Tuned™ geometry, it rides with exceptional comfort and stability. With an adjustable handlebar stem, you can dial in your riding position with surgical precision. Expected delivery Q3 – Q4.  

The Verge P10 is built for performance. With 451 racing wheels and aerodynamic T-Tuned™ geometry, it rides with exceptional comfort and stability. With an adjustable handlebar stem, you can dial in your riding position with surgical precision. 

The Eclipse P20 is a high-performance road bike that folds down fast. With custom 26” Rolf Paired Spoke wheels, a 250 mm Physis™ 3D handlepost, and performance-tuned frame geometry, the Eclipse P20 is engineered for speed. It sports a stealth black finish, hydraulic disc brakes. Currently no stock.

The Eclipse X22 comes with hand-built 26” wheels and race-tuned geometry, it’s a full-sized road bike, but it folds down small in 10 seconds. It boasts of an Ultegra drivetrain, and a set of Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. With a stealth black finish, hydroformed fork, red Syntace accents, and perfected engineering, the X22 inaugurates a new chapter in Tern design

If the Eclipse X22 is above your budget. Consider the Eclipse P20. Using less expensive components, you get almost the same performance as the Eclipse X22. Both models are not in stock.

Email liz@mybikeshop.com.sg with subject  title with name and contact < BRAND MODEL> to be placed on the waitlist. You will be notified when stocks are arriving.

Bike Friday Rocket Pocket – the folding bike that rides like a road bike

Bike Friday – a true blue USA-made small-wheeled bike. What is famous about them is the ride and the design.

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BF Rocket Pocket Pro

18 Speeds start from S$4300. Perfect for sport and event riding, the bonus is that it’s a folding bike you can set your PR. Keep up with your training schedule by putting in the miles while you travel the world!

  • Designed to combine Bike Friday folding and quality with modern sports bike geometry
  • Folds into a 34” x 33” x 12” space so you can travel by bus, train or boat and packs into a travel case for airline travel
  • Capable of riding with a rear rack for light touring

Bike Friday New World Tourist

A world-class touring bike capable of fully-loaded trips over multiple days 

while still capable of serving as your everyday commuter.  This is the original folding Bike Friday design, since 1992, it’s been improved over the years of experience and the best multi-use Bike Friday!

Alex Moulton

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Next, the Alex Moulton range, the cycling equivalent of owning a Bentley or Rolls Royce. The Moulton Bicycle is the original full-suspension, separable, small- wheeled, high-performance bicycle, world-renowned for speed, efficiency, durability and comfort.

Expertly engineered for over 50 years and handcrafted in England, these bicycles are the world’s most efficient form of transport – designed for universal use, real performance and comfort. These bikes are not hard to spot, whether gleaming in Stainless Steel or resplendent in a custom paint job. 

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As a radical design, the Moulton bicycle – the first small-wheeled adult bicycle – needed credibility in the market and Alex Moulton realised the importance of this when planning the launch of the bicycle in 1962. Aided by his Marketing Manager David Duffield, himself a record-breaking cyclist, several riders were actively supported by Moulton. Coventry CC pursuit team were unstoppable on the track, their Moultons allowing them to keep in a tight group to reduce aerodynamic drag; road riders benefited from the reduced aerodynamic drag of the small wheels and, with a reputation established, the Moulton became acceptable to the most discerning club cyclists. Following the introduction of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) rule 1.3.018, Moultons are not permitted in road-racing events – this is why you never see them in events like the Tour de France – but they are still used in time-trials and for ultra-distance events.  Watch video Moulton Coventry CC 1962  

How do you know you are staring at one of the high-end,  handcrafted Moulton and not the standard Moulton TSR range (that gets you on a Moulton for just under S$4,400)? Other than the refined components, you will notice

the “kinked” bottom section of the spaceframe. This is a dead giveaway that you are looking at a top-end Moulton, with the enhanced performance and comfort characteristics. The TSRs are truly awesome to ride, thanks to the late Dr Alex Moulton’s pioneering work on suspension design for small wheels. Moulton has taken everything they learnt in engineering design and conceived the SST.  Although no “kinked” spaceframe, Moulton wanted to improve on the TSR series, and have introduced a whole host of engineering innovation.

Moulton TSRs

SST – the engineer’s dream bike

The Moulton SST possesses all the essential Moulton features for performance and comfort – space-frame construction, small wheels and full suspension – all encompassed within the iconic and inimitable Moulton architectural aesthetic.  Engineered for a smooth and efficient riding experience, the Moulton space-frame is uniquely separable for ease of transportation and stowage. A step on from the TSR, the SST features a new chainstay ‘X-brace’ frame reinforcement, with an adjustable mudguard mount. Frame weight has been reduced with a round-tapered chainstay, lighter rear fork upright tube, and smaller stirrup block height. Another superbly versatile model. With a full range of optional racks, bags and mudguards, there is a TSR for every use – sportive riding, touring, commuting and leisure. Every SST is hand-built in England by highly skilled craftsmen

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Next came the American revolution and putting the first man on the moon.

Dahon – 35 years in folding bikes

 New models to be announced soon.

The attack of the Minivelos

Tern working with Roji released the Surge series. Non-foldable but equipped with choicest components. They are fast and lighter on the wallet. No stocks for now.

Last but not least – Tyrell bikes

The X design frame made popular in Japan is now being challenged by Tern Roji. Tyrells are known for their elegance in design and performance for riding. Watch out on our FB for latest update for bookings. First wave of stocks not available till August 2021.

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

Too enticing here, bring me back to the S$1400 – S$2200 range. Click HERE

Take me back to S$700 – 1400 levels bikes

Take me back to S$650 – $699 levels bikes

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 wheeled foldable outrun bigger wheels.

Here is a helpful picture

We ranging the Bickerton 1824 (24 speeds) Docklands. Designed with withe same Joe Murray frame concept but with a British flair. 

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Tern Eclipse series – The Eclipse is a full-featured flat-bar road bike with full-size wheels—that just so happens to fold. We loaded it up with the exact elements needed to create a lightning-fast ride with an amazing feel, all while retaining the versatility and convenience of a folding bike. Folding never rode so fast.

The Eclipse D16 is actually an 18 speed, 26 inch foldable

For restocking of Eclipse D16, Eclipse P20 and Eclipse X22. Please follow us on our Facebook.

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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.