Most folding bikes come with 8 -10 speeds gearing ( Road bikes start with 10 speeds) and having so many speeds give owners a better chance of finding a sweet spot for the most efficient gearing ( especially when you have 2 chain rings in front).
We have been working with EDCO and Shimano Distributors, we have been testing how well they work on 11 speed cassettes and THEY DO! SO those with 18 /20 speeds, you CAN upgrade to 22 speeds. And for those 8-10 speeds, step up to 11!
So we have nominated the more popular models to start with. And for Road bikers with 10 speed Shimano/Campy, its a simple process.
One would ask – is it worth it? https://blog.performancebike.com/2013/10/25/our-take-10-speed-vs-11-speed/
Answer: That all depends. In my experience, I love having the extra 11th gear. And yes, I definitely do notice that it’s not there when I switch back to a 10-speed bike. The biggest benefits to me are 1) shifting is smoother and more progressive, since there are fewer big jumps in cog size; and 2) I don’t have to swap between two different cassettes anymore (one for the usual riding, one for climbing). With an 11-speed 11-27 cassette, I basically still have my beloved 11-25 gearing, but with a 27t or 29t cog tacked on the top that makes it perfect for climbing as well. 11-speed cassettes also offer a bigger range of gearing options that make it easier to find that comfortable cadence in any variety of conditions, whereas when I switch back to a 10-speed bike, I sometimes struggle to find the right gear.
We need the exercise and we love cycling! We worked with our suppliers during this period and we lined up a few sub S$450 – S$550 price tag foldables that must meet below criterion:
- Global brand
- FIVE years warranty
- Optional Fenders and Rear rack (Hey its rainy season and at least there are affordable upgrades)
- Has at least 6 speeds
- Designed with folding joints that won’t hurt your fingers
- Take rider weights of at least 105kg
- Priced between S$450 – S$550
So here is our lineup (unless stated, prices are without fenders and rack):
Tern – Link B7, stepped down from Link C7 ( no front luggage truss mount) at S$499, 7 speeds.
Bickerton Portables – the widest line up with 16 inch Junction 1406 S$450. Limited units of the Green. Admiralty blue running low on stocks
(comes with rack and fenders)
or 20 inch Junction 1306 6 speeds at S$450 (without fenders and rack)
and 7 speeds Junction 1507 S$499 (without fenders and rack)
Dahon – Route 7 speeds at S550 with fenders
So many reasons you buy a foldable bike from us.
So, times could get hard and weather could get wet but the haze has gone away and with a average ownership of a well designed foldable that you would own and ride for 2 years. That’s only a less than S$20/mth for TWO years (or 67 cents a day investment) small footprint, comes with gears and gives you plenty of natural endorphins each time you cycle. Do the maths, you’d understand why you should buy a reputable brand – it’s truly affordable now.
Read what https://mybikeshopsg.com/2016/01/10/what-happens-when-you-want-something-better/
Sounds too good to be true? No gimmicks. We are getting good feedback and reviews of RFM’s quality in design and stitching quality that we are going ahead with ranging new lines of cases that are designed for cycling.
Introducing – Manta.
The fact that it is IPX6 rated with a solid high class finishing receives top marks. Arriving in 2 weeks, we cannot wait to get our hands on them! Will fit Smartphones of up to 5.7 inch in size. The stabiliser pads secures the phone and will fit Note 4 and iPhone 6Plus. Quick and easy to install bracket for handlebars 25.4 to 32 mm
Wet weather? Perspiration? Spilled drinks? No worry, the Manta will keep your smartphone safe and dry.
Calling all runners and walking enthusiasts. Reserve your Sports Arm band from RFM! S$4 off Firefly and S$2 off REXX for preorders
Want to have a Sports Arm band that holds your smartphone? Has design details that allow your headphones to be properly held yet design to be comfortable on your arms? The 3M night reflective material found on the REXX and the Glow in the dark on the FIREFLY, keeps you visible to cars and other road/path users. S$49 for Firefly and S$32 for REXX. Reserve your units at our outlets and get rewarded with S$4 off the Firefly and S$2 off the REXX.
Soomom cycling pants S$29 each. Men and Women cuts Sizes M, L, XL, XXL. Nymph blindspot mirrors S$25 each. More stable view with the mirror worn on the forearm or elbow.
Not to devalue handlebar mirrors or helmet mirrors. They were designed to be small and to be mounted on handlebar ends and the vibrations from the roads make these mirrors shake when on the road.
We have used both mirror and found the Nymph elbow mirrors more stable when worn on the elbow or forearm.
Details MATTER! With a built in 5.7 inch pocket that allow you to access your smartphone without the need to open any section. Not only that, with many of us working off tablets (iOS, Android or Windows Surface) the tablet slot with a clear screen means you can now work off your tablet WITHOUT taking it out of the bag. Bike Messengers, couriers, delivery guys who have to work come rain or shine, this bag is designed with you in mind. The Excelsior is made of 400D Ripstop Nylon. Reflectors even on the zip, highlighter inside flaps to enhance the visibility of you if you are stopping to look at your device and mesh on shoulder flaps and back of bag. Many sections that hold documents, cars, keys etc Touch sensitive window for access to tablet. Size is 400x 260x 90mm.
Shimano gloves ranging from S$20 -S$30 a pair. Made with the cyclists in mind, they offer fantastic value for the user.
Bickerton bikes, a brand associated with folding bikes 40+ years back. Only older brand that has survived and has an older history from the UK is Moulton. Bickerton held many designs and patents used in today’s folding bikes.
They are just great when it comes to folding bikes offering mass appeal with value. This June check out their promos.
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RFM – stands for Ride for More. The Taiwanese do have interesting brand names but behind this acronym, the products we received are really high quality and carefully handmade.
Cubik saddle bag : S$20
Racer stem bag S$36
Starship top tube bag S$36
Techno arm S$43
Bike Suit S$70
Kali Helmets appeal to everyone from 5 years – Seniors. We are pleased to one of the larger dealers for Kali.