1 July updates for our operations

We have seen increasing e-commerce orders and also adopted visits by appointment only, to prevent overcrowding of visitors. At the same time, we observe the increasing number of bikes that are being booked and holding for uncollected bikes is getting hard to manage as customers are constraint to come down due to WFH or work commitments.

So w.e.f. 1 July, the branch in Yishun will be re-designated as a Service/Collection/eCommerce fulfilment location. Henderson will focus on bike viewing/demo/payment location. In addition, we are moving towards adopting more digital means for payments and collections.

So what has changed?

  1. More slots for basic install, half service and full service as we pool mechanics in one location at Yishun.
  2. You will no longer be able to do bike test riding and bike viewing at the Yishun branch.
  3. Henderson will only carry out Basic install.

What has not changed?

  1. All visits for services to both locations strictly by appointment.
  2. Collection of prepaid bikes continue to be available by booking at Yishun and Henderson.
  3. Yishun will continue to accept drop off/collection for bikes sent for agreed repairs, adjustment bookings and servicing.
  4. You can view the upgrade parts; chain, tires, racks, wheels
  5. You can view accessories that are enable you to be safe – lights, bell, phone holders, helmets, lubricants
  6. Henderson will no longer accept bookings for Half or Full service bookings. ONLY Basic installs/adjustments will be available.
  7. Payment via Paynow preferred instead of cash.
  8. Delivery service is S$35/bike to one location accessible by lift

Why the change?

For starters, we have been training a pool of bike installers and it makes sense to pool them for more efficient production and preparation of bikes. We have always designed Yishun as a location for this. This also makes the access to spares easier as it is now consolidated at one location. It also makes sense for us to pool all items for e-commerce closer to the warehouse.

We have plans to commence a bike builder program for our customers when the Covid situation improves. So watch this space.

To offer higher capacity to allowing viewing and test riding, we will have more bike advisers and a wider pool of demos at Henderson when booking opens.

Singapore enters in Phase 2/3 (Heighten Alert) from 14 June

Updated measures will take effect from 22 July 2021 (please refer to Annex A for full details on the updated safe management measures (SMMs), including for other activities where applicable):

We are taking the necessary steps to prevent overcrowding at our stores. As in the store or within the vicinity of the test bike area. As the situation for safe distancing changes, we will adhere to government advisory.

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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Offering foldable bikes at that S$599 – S$690 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$650 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

Bike prices and accessories depicted on the bikes are subject to change.

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

I want 26 inch wheel folding bikes

Folding bikes between S$699 – S$999.

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

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$799 to S$1199

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 like something even nicer. Click HERE

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

Take me back to S$599 entry level bikes

When you want a nicer folding bike (S$1200 – 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.

Please follow us on FB for next arrival. Expected in Aug.

Banian introduces the R20 Speed.

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

Drop bar with a midsection folding joint. Launch price S$1299. 20 speeds and 451 wheels. Comes with Promend saddle and detachable QR55 pedals. 2 colours available – Blue or Yellow. Launch date 4 June.

Take me back to S$599 budget levels bikes

Take me back to S$699 – 999 levels bikes

How about bikes in the premium range that cost S$2000 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- 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 endeavour 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$4,200. 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 Q3. Email checkmybikeshop@gmail.com

 

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. 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is vp10-aug-21.jpgThe 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. EP20 post June 21

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 an Ultegra drivetrain, and—just in time for the UCI’s new regulations—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.

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Email checkmybikeshop@gmail.com with subject title < I want Tern MODEL at your preferred store – Yishun or Henderson> 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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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

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

Alex Moulton Speed with a Bentley in the backdrop

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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Alex Moulton Double Pylon. Did you know that the late Alex Moulton pioneered the suspension design that went into the Mini?

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

Moulton TSRsthe “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 SST

dahon_logoNext 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$1000 – S$2000 range. Click HERE

Take me back to S$699 – 1000 levels bikes

Take me back to S$600 budget 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 wheeld foldable outrun bigger wheels.

Here is a helpful picture

A bit of really early notice but we will be ranging the Bickerton 1824 (24 speeds Docklands by July 2021. Lets hope the manufacturers can delivery earlier. 

1824

 

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.

On preorder Eclipse D16

 

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

For Eclipse P20 and Eclipse X22. Please follow us on our Facebook.

Take me back to S$500 budget levels bikes

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.