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

In hindsight, was not the best time for 3 Sixty to embark on this as COVID 19 affected global supply disruption. 3Sixty Korea continued ahead and offered 111 units to all their authorised channels. 3Sixty Korea set the bench high and wanted to build an 9.8kg goal for their 3 speed Black edition with the intent to use titanium for both the front fork and rear triangle, etc. The project was targeted to be complete and handover by Feb 2021 but the COVID19 hit the designers and production.

The delays with shipping and parts supply took its toll and so 3 Sixty Korea decided that the Limited Black Edition will be released for handover without further delay.

Still able to achieve 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.

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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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.

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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.

 

 

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

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

MBS

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. 

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.

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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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.