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$650 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 sold out.

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

I want 26 inch wheel folding bikes

Dahon Route S$6xx expected Feb 2021. No Preorder planned yet.

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

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, we have done the necessary and is happy to launch Banian in Singapore.  The first is the Travel D10 S$850

 

Tern bicycles

Please email to be placed on waitlist.  Email checkmybikeshop@gmail.com with subject “Link C8 estimated July 2021”

Please email to be placed on waitlist.  Email checkmybikeshop@gmail.com with subject “Link D8 estimated April 2021”

Comparison of Link series models

Dahon

New stocks are only expected in Q1 2021

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.

Dahon accessories available
 

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$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.

Verge D9, Verge P10 and Verge X11 2020 series with T-Tuned geometry

The Verge series, all disc braked equipped and using Tern’s T-Tuned geometry.  They are trailblazers. Born out of our 451 Verge design philosophy. It has bigger race wheels, T-Tuned™ geometry, and for Verge X11/Verge P10, adopts  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.

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$599 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.

How about paying more than S$2000 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 Jan 2021. 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 Nov 2020.  You will be entered into the wailist.

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. 

Limited stocks for the Eclipse X22 will be available by Dec 2020. 26 inch wheel with the choicest components.  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

 

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 build design.

 

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 on. 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/Pocket Rocket

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

Double Pylon with Rolls Royce.  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. Starting at just over S$8,000 (AM Speed) and running as high as S$26,000 (Double Pylon) the powerhouse of the range is the Moulton Speed in Stainless Steel at just over S$15,000.

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$3,000)? 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 SST

 

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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 is Tyrell bikes

The X design frame made popular in Japan is now being challenged by Tern Roji. While they work hard to reduce prices, the original design proves popular. Stocks not available till Dec 2020.

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 Feb 2021. 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

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.

 

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.

 

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.