Repost from Active Age

Being fit is not just about getting a small waist or toned abs. It is a state that enables you to reach your full potential for a more active lifestyle.

If you think things are starting to get out of hand, it’s probably about time to take a breather. Do you feel sluggish and lethargic most of the time that you can’t perform your duties and tasks effectively? If this is the case, consider getting a break by evaluating your lifestyle for the past couple of years.home-exercise-to-lose-weight

Getting Fit

Being in shape is a decision. It must become a priority in order for exercise to be effective. It won’t help if you feel like exercise is an obligation that you need to fulfill just to get done with it. You have to love exercising in order to reap all its benefits in the long run.

exercise-bike-classesFind the best exercise that you think your body can handle. Try to walk, run or do basic yoga as a start. Forget about doing hardcore exercises since your body may react to it differently. It’s always great to listen to your body when it comes to choosing a workout routine.

Once you have a workout in mind, don’t let your schedule depend on your availability to exercise. You have to make an effort to squeeze working out in between your schedule to make it work. Getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily should be enough to get you started.

Encourage yourself to keep going by setting goals. Have you always wanted to lose weight? Now is the perfect time to do so.

Being Happy

Are you aware that your brain releases happy chemicals when you work out? These 8may1chemicals called dopamine are released whenever you feel pleasure and happiness. Since your energy is used every single day, you’d somehow feel a sense of accomplishment after hitting the gym or right after you exercise. This explains why people feel happy every time they’ve managed to get themselves sweat it all out.

Once you develop the habit of exercising regularly, expect your mood to be lively more than ever. It’ll boost your confidence to do better next time, allowing yourself to take on harder challenges you’ve never thought you can handle.

Some people may not agree with this, but regular exercise can be a fun way to spend time on your own. Walking or jogging can give you an opportunity to look around and appreciate your surroundings. It is also an effective way to meditate and think on things while getting your body all worked up.

At the same time, don’t to sleep early as much as you can. How can your face light up early in the morning if you have a bad headache due to lack of sleep? Be strict when it comes to your bedtime and stick with it. You’ll find yourself more productive the next day, allowing you to accomplish more things and reach your full potential.

Staying Healthy

You must realize by now that exercise alone won’t get you anywhere. Any physical activity should be paired up with the right diet and enough sleep. How is your eating habit treating you for the last five years? Are you used to ordering Chinese every single night just to spare you from the burden of cooking? If this is the case, consider making changes when it comes to your diet.

If you’ve been burning a lot of carbs, it is normal for you to crave more food. However, did you know that regular exercise helps you avoid stress eating? Look for a much healthier option whenever you dine out with your friends. You can always look for low-fat meals that are still delicious to keep your carbs in check.

Instead of snacking on junk, try to look for healthier substitutes. Bring an apple to work index.jpginstead of the usual bag of chips you normally have. Skip the glazed donuts for a healthier peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You can use whole wheat bread instead of the usual white one. Your healthier choices will soon add up, allowing you to reap the full benefits of exercise.

Getting fit, happy and healthy is a choice. Take that leap of faith and start living a healthy lifestyle today!

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Goodordering – Messenger Bags

goodordering-1 (1)Recently I’ve been trying out this new bike accessory called the Messenger bag (maroon) from Goodordering and I have to say it is a fantastic product. If you’re looking for a stylish bike accessory that you can use on and off the bike, then this is the bag for you.


Right out the gate, I already loved the bright and clean look it has. On closer inspection the thin vertical stripes gives it an extra dimension to its colouring (a manifestation of its retro-inspired design) and the bottom even has little stubs to stabilise the bag when it’s on the floor. To be fair, I can’t give a comparison between it and other bike panniers because I haven’t tried very many (like none at all). But I can vouch for it being pretty light and definitely big enough to fit your computer, valuables, papers, jacket and even a medium sized water bottle.
If you’re worried about looking silly carrying around a pannier/messenger bag with ‘huge’ clips just hide the section away easily by closing the back zip pocket.

When you need your pannier, fold down said zip pocket to reveal bicycle pannier clips. You can (and should) also unclip the adjustable shoulder strap to hide it away when the bag is being used as a pannier.goodordering-3

Speaking of the shoulder strap, while its broadness may seem slightly unwieldy, the larger surface area actually makes for more comfortable carrying once the strap has been worn in, so to all you fellow people who suffer from shoulder pain, yay!

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Last but not least, the bag comes with a fold-able waterproof pouch (the grey striped thing in the slideshow) which is big enough to stash the entire pannier in on those rainy days when an umbrella is just not enough, thus saving your precious homework, valuables, etcetera from being soaked.

So, there you have it! A quick summary of the Goodordering bag’s features. Feel free to post in the comments below if you have any questions about the product or if you also loved this product:). Ciao for now!


Pay more than S$2500 for a folding bike? Warning – long article


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.

First, the Alex Moulton range, the cycling equivalent of owning a Bentley or Rolls Royce.
AM GT with Bentley
AM GT with BentleyThe Moulton Bicycle is the original full-suspension, separable, small- wheeled, high performance bicycle, world renowned for speed, efficiency, durability and comfort.
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 MoultonWebGraphics_03as high as S$32,000 (Double Pylon) the powerhouse of the range is the Moulton Speed in Stainless Steel at just over S$15,000. The Moulton Speed is an exquisite bikes with superior build and performance.

Double Pylon with Rolls Royce
How do you know you are staring at one of the high end, hand crafted Moultons 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.
Moulton Jubilee Sportive
The Moulton Jubilee, is all about comfort, whether you are planning a touring trip or want comfort, control and ease of riding as a weekend warrior. We are offering the Jubilee at a great price of S$7,999

Moulton Jubilee Sportive
But not to be too aristocratic about it, the TSRs are truly awesome to ride, thanks to Dr Alex Moulton’s pioneering work on suspension design for small wheels. Moulton have 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 innovations – the SST is the result and is YOURS for S$5,999.

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Next came the American revolution and putting the first man on the moon. Dahon. 30+ years in folding bikes but like Ford cars, trying to find brand prominence again. Built on the ever popular Mu Rohloff i14 frame, Mu_Rohloff_i14_Folded.jpgthis speedhub_logo.jpgperformance bike sports a top-of-the-line component package for unparalleled riding experience and durability.Fronted by the zero-maintenance Rohloff Speedhub, this internal hubgear gives you 14 speeds to conquer any terrain or slopes. Paired with a Gates carbon belt drive means you have a smooth silent transmission that is clean at the same time, no more fears of oil stains on your pants or skirt! For S$5,500, you take home this beauty,  no need for re-tuning, all the maintenance within the Rohloff hub.

The Japanese challenge came – Tyrell, rising from the East and of the rising sun. They introduced the XF, titanium and complete with GOKISO hub. Very much like the way  Toyota and Lexus came and introduced quality and aesthetics to the eye and handling. The XF will set you back by S$16,000 and a 3 months wait.New-XF

So why S$16,000? Only 50 will be built, the XF is crammed full of innovation.They have used a GOKISO hub. As Hirose-san, CEO and Founder explained; “GOKISO make probably the finest hubs in the business, ensuring super accurate rotational performance.  We wanted the best for the XF”. But that’s not all, Tyrell have also used electric shifting, integrated with a carbon handle. And to achieve a spectacular finish as well as strength and lightness, the XF is built completely in Titanium.

If you want something lighter on your pockets – The FSX , retailing at just S$4,100, you get 406 wheels on lightning fast frames and the 2016 will come with a choice of Ultegra or 105

tern bicyclesTern – brokeaway from Dahon and HQ-ed out of Taiwan, management team trained in the USA and possessing a global mindset. 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. Their answer for a top of the line premium bike – Verge X20 retailing at S$4,200 and currently selling at our outlets for S$4000 (excl pedals as most owners opt for clipless or very light weight pedals)

Verge X20

Added 28 Jan – Tern introduced the 2016 Eclipse X22. The Eclipse X22 is designed to be the fastest folding bike in the world. 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. AT S$3500 (promo launch price). We would are say its the most affordable top end luxury bike.



Wow, so if you have S$2400 – S$2700 as a budget, that Dahon Mu SLX, Verge X10, or Tyrell FX  10 speeds folding bikes start looking very good value for money. LoL!


10 Speeders





What happens when you want something better in a folding bike after you looked at Entry level bikes?

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Why 750 - 799

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Come the launch of the JDM Dahon Boardwalk. Price S$699 ( S$650 launch price) this bike has that classic and Japanese infused chic



We have been moving good quantities of folding bikes in the the S$750 – S$800 category. The brands we ranged all come with minimum 5 years warranty against manufacturing defects (Omnipax come with 2 years) and they look good and come with better specs that result in better roll, better grips, less flex and you can have the options of adding front truss and rear racks easily.

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Feedback from many of our customers point out plusher ride, better rolling, big apple tiressturdier handlepost but for some, they say – cannot feel the difference. That’s why at MBS, we encourage our customers to come dressed for bike trials and you can decide for yourself.

Due to out of stock situations, we did not feature the Bickerton 1808 and the Omnipax R6  right now but we inserted photos into our Media slideshow. However we are watching this space to see if we can get more stocks from suppliers. Straight talk, no sales talk, we post feedback from customers.


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Offering foldable bikes at that S$500 level THAT offers global make and quality


Haze has gone away!* So traditional monsoon season now starts but one thing remains – 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
  • Comes fitted with 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):

TernLink B7, stepped down from Link C7 ( no front luggage truss mount) at S$499, 7 2015Link B7speeds.

Bickerton Portables – the widest line up with  16 inch Junction 1406 S$450. Limited units of the Green. Admiralty blue running low on stocks

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or 20 inch Junction 1306 6 speeds at S$41306 wo fenders50 1306 Fells Red(without fenders and rack)

and 7 speeds Junction 1507 S$499 (without fenders and rack)

DahonRoute 7 speeds at S$499 with fenders Route 2016


So many reasons you buy a foldable bike from us.photo_2015-11-16_23-33-38



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.


Helmet – full face or open face?

This could be entirely non related but I thought I share an article written fojetskir Motorcycle helmets. We know some sports have started to see riders adopting full faced helmets – BMX racing during the Olympics, Enduro and DH competitions  and even snow motors and water jetskis. I think the speed and stunts that riders attempt now can get you into some serious injury if you miscalculate or mistime your stunt. snow mobile

Take a tip from the article from Crash stats of a Motorcycle full face helmeticon-airframe-statistic-helmet-0icon-airframe-statistic-helmet-1-266x300 icon-airframe-statistic-helmet-4-300x199  …The numbers you see on the helmet represents the crash statistics for that part of the helmet to be damaged in an accident. Therefore, it’s the likelihood of your head suffering injury in that area if you don’t wear a helmet, or for your nose or chin to hit the deck if wearing an open-face helmet…

…The crash statistics come from the aptly-named Hurt Report and show that the most common area of impact on motorcycle helmets is the chin at 19.4% which spells “ouch” for open-face helmet wearers. The least vulnerable place is the very top of the head at 0.4% which sort of makes a mockery of those little Nazi-styled caps some riders wear.


Kali Savara full face helmet S$75 each NOW

Smooth Operator – BIKE FRIDAY SILK Alfine 11s w/carbon belt drive


So you want many gears on your bike but you still want low-maintenance. Or you are just one of those that dislike the zing-zing sound that hubs make when the wheels roll. You get a Shimano Alfine hub! Or better still, Bike Friday has gone further and paired a Shimana Alfine hub with a Gates carbon belt drive! Alphine 2

We are talking about BIKE FRIDAY’S SILK, from their touring series. The bikes in the touring series are designed to be strong, sturdy and at the same time comfortable to give you that reliability to cover long distances.

First Look

There is no mistaking the charm of a steel bike – the classic feel and toughness of steel that promises to absorb every road shock that comes your way. Bike Friday has remained steadfast to using steel as a medium for their bike frames, and continues to insist on making every frame by hand. This commitment and experience is evident in the SILK we have for our test ride. It has the rigid, balanced frame that marks the Bike Friday brand, and although at 12.0kg it feels like it weighs lesser, due to the low and even weight distribution.  The SILK frame can fit both 406 and 451 wheel sizes, and this writer would recommend you go for the 451-sized wheels for a true “big bike feel” that Bike Friday gives you, which is what we got for on test bike for this article.

The SILK stands out like what its name suggests, to be a silky smooth touring bike. And it achieves that on 2 points – low sound and low maintenance.

Low Sound

And by “low sound”, it might as well be virtually no sound. Because the very big impression that will be left on you when you start riding the SILK is the astoundingly silent ride – the carbon belt drive, internal hub, and mechanical disc brakes all combine together from push off to stopping. There is only the sound of the tyres when they grind on the tarmac, the click of the Alfine hub as you switch
gears, and the “pffftt” sound when you apply the disc brakes to stop. The ride felt almost surreal!

alphine hub

Now that is actually a huge plus point when you are touring, especially in quiet neighbourhoods when you don’t need the whole world to know you are riding in. But the same plus point could also be a “downside” at times – people don’t hear you coming from behind! It was quite fun initially to see people jump when they don’t realise a bike has crept up behind them, but really, you need a bell with this bike!

Low Maintenance

The SILK is relatively maintenance-free – the Alfine hub requires no maintenance,disc brakes the use of disc brakes mean you get reliable braking power regardless the cleanliness of your wheels, and the carbon belt drive means there is no bicycle chain to lubricate. This makes bike ownership smooth as silk too!

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10-speedThe Silk is designed as part of Bike Friday’s touring lineup, but it is no slouch in times of ride performance. The rider position would be upright but this bike comes with a telescopic handlepost, so you have the option to lower the handlebar position to lean further and get into an aerodynamic position to really push the bike. And the result is this writer cleared the 30km/h mark without breaking much into a sweat. Impressive!

Commuter Bike

The SILK would be excellent for city living as a commuter bike as well. It folds quickly and neatly within 20 seconds so you can easily store it in a closet or under the table. The low-maintenance nature of the bike makes it great for daily use, and carbon belt drive means no chain drop nor greasy bicycle chain that would stain your pants or skirt!

gates carbon drive

If you like a foldable bike with a clean and neat design, that rides smoothly and silently, and is low-maintenance to boot; whether you are a casual rider or go for long distances – this is a bike you should check out!


The BIKE FRIDAY SILK is available exclusively at our outlets and prices start from SGD $3,200. Speak to our BIKE FRIDAY specialist staff today!

Just love this article on WHY we should do more cycling.


A repost of an article on why we should take up cycling.

The haze will come and go but when the weather improves, we should get active again. Here’s why – one we lead lives that are too sedentary and available food diet gives rise to obesity.

Whether young, old, couples, families or retirees, we have helped many Singaporeans rediscover the many benefits of cycling in a convenient, comfortable and safe manner.  (We sell the widest range of the leading folding bike brands and always advise our customers on the right fit and safety gear like helmets and lights).

30 reasons to take up cycling 

Extracted from the full article by Matthew Barbour, Cycling Plus | Tuesday, October 1, 2013 9.30am

1. You’ll get there faster Tern_VergeX10

2. Sleep more deeply

3. Look younger 

4. Boost your bowels 

5. Increase your brain power symptoms-of-diabetes

 6. Beat illness

7. Live longer

8. Save the planet

9. Improve your sex life

10. It’s good breeding

11. Heal your heartmbs2shopb

12. Your boss will love you

13. Cycle away from the big C

14. Lose weight in the saddle

15. You’ll make more money

16. Avoid pollutionimages

17. Enjoy healthy family time

18. It means guilt-free snacks

19. Get better at any sport

20. Make creative breakthroughs tikit-boat

21. You’re helping others

22. You can get fit without trying too hard

23. Boost your bellows


25. You’re developing a positive addiction

26. Get (a legal) high

27. Make friends and stay healthy

28. Be happy Brendan Lai

29. Feeling tired? Go for a ride

30. Spend quality time with your partner 

Rocketeer — Bike Friday Pocket Rocket 18-speed flar bar


Bike Friday founders are roadies at heart, and while they have created Bike Friday for a portable bike for travels, the roadie spirit is never far away. And in the Pocket Rocket, they have realised this spirit.

BF colours

The same classic steel frame that is characteristic of Bike Fridays is still there, and also the lovely design of the seat post which folds down instead of being lowered when you want to fold, meaning that your seat height position is always fixed and no need to readjust again when unfolding. What you get now on the Pocket Rocket are 22”-sized wheels and caliper brakes for modulating braking power, especially at high speeds – yes you will appreciate when you reach that kind of speeds on the Pocket Rocket. The handlepost does not fold down compared to other models of Bike Fridays, to give stronger stiffness to the bike frame, instead it is held by a round clamp that can only be released with an allen key (nicely provided and secured under your water bottle cage), so it still can be removed when you need to pack down your Pocket Rocket for travelling.

For the recreational rider that would also ride the bike for fitness, and enjoys some speed in the process, you may consider the basic Pocket Rocket with flat bar setup. This particular model is also an excellent entry point for riders to be introduced to the Bike Friday or Pocket Rocket family.

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You get 18 speeds on this model – enough to cope with hills and flats, SRAM X5 trigger shifters, SRAM X4 rear derailleur and Shimano Claris brake callipers – components worthy to give you a road performance on this bike. Currently we will also fit you with Wheelsport Smart 1.0+ 451 wheelsets for wheels that roll well and holds speed well (more on that later).

For a test ride, we took the Pocket Rocket (flat bar) to Marina Barrage. Our route went through the city and parts of East Coast Park, to have a good mix of slopes, long stretches of roads and park connectors. Yes, we took the chance to check out the new bicycle connection from East Coast to Marina Bay – a joy to ride!

The 18 speeds on the Pocket Rocket give you low gears to tackle hills and slopes (or when you want to take it REALLY slow), but we really want to mention that the Pocket Rocket is best at the sprint. The 22”-sized (or otherwise 451) Wheelsport Smart 1.0+ pairs well with the bike to give a ride that is easy to roll off (just use the lower gears if you need) and plenty of high gears to hit for more speed, but the beauty of the ride is that the profile rims make it easy to maintain the high speed. Plus with the steel frame and fork (can’t mention enough of that), what you get is a smooth, stable and comfortable high speed ride.

At this point, we bring to you the unassuming nature of the bike, which understates the high performer that it is. At the high speed (35-40km/h range), the bike felt solid and you don’t feel any flex at all. With the big bike feel and handling – characteristics that are standard of a Bike Friday product – you probably may forget at some point that this is a foldie. Don’t take our word for it, experience the joy for yourself!photo_2015-04-24_09-48-16

In conclusion: The pocket rocket stays true to Bike Friday heritage – a portable steel bike that packs into a suitcase and still rides like a big bike. It may not fold as fast or pack as compact compared to other members in the Bike Friday family like the Tikit, but its key offering is that it rides like a roadie.


The BIKE FRIDAY® POCKET ROCKET is available exclusively at our outlets, in a wide range of colours and prices start from SGD $2400. Speak to our BIKE FRIDAY specialist staff today!


Product feature – BIGFISH LINE


Sometimes we own a bicycle because it is a practical thing to have. We just need a mode of transport to move us from place to place. We just want a bicycle that folds so that it can stowed away in a limited storage space. But sometimes we want more than a no-frills requirement, and would not mind some aesthetic form on top of function, some substance to add onto the basic frame, and a fold that is attractive. You then consider the Bigfish Line.


You can feel the focus on design by this European bicycle maker from the moment you handle a Bigfish Line in your hands. Clean design lines of the bike frame, powder-coated paintjob and a matt finish for its handlebars show the intent of this bike to score high on the form factor.


The fold is intuitive, underscoring the designer’s attention to function as well. The Bigfish Line has an innovative 4-step fold that allows you to fold in any order, because the folding parts do not overlap each other, making it stand apart from other folding bikes. No more memorising of folding steps! This bike folds fast as well – in 10 seconds, or less, once you get familiar with the bike.


One more outstanding point about the fold is that you can actually fold down the bike without needing to lift up the bike at all at any point, i.e. both wheels touch the ground throughout the folding process. Once folded, the bike does not need to be carried, simply push it along trolley-style by holding by its seat; or in more tight spaces like the train, lift it up from the front and wheel the bike on its rear wheel.
Imagine what a breeze it is to handle this bike! This slimfold approach to the
folding design means the folded bike will easily stow away under a desk, or upright in a broom closet.


The Bigfish Line is designed to be a fuss-free and low-maintenance for leisure and commuting use. It has a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub which is maintenance-free, and 3 speeds mean you have minimal gears yet have enough to get you almost anyway in the city and parks in Singapore. For an added touch, there is a chain guard which protects you from accidental stains on your pant legs or skirt, so you can comfortably ride this bike in your work clothes. The bicycle wheels are 16” in size for lesser rolling resistance to make it easy to ride and take up a lesser footprint when folded, but don’t let the small wheels deceive you to think the ride performance is compromised. The Bigfish Line has the same wheelbase as a full-size bicycle to give you a ride that is as good and comfortable as a full-sized city bicycle.

cityOn the road, this bicycle does live up to its promises. It was very comfortable to hop on and ride off and the upright riding position and long wheelbase really makes you feel you are riding a full-size city bike and not a foldie. We took the bike to ride in our city and it was a really sweet ride. The bike felt fast and there was little road shock from the pavements, and the added sweetener was that we could roll the bike onto the train when we had to connect between different locations.

So, if you commute to work or just ride for leisure, and want to do it in a stylish and attractive bike; or you are someone that appreciates a good folding bike, come check out the Bigfish Line at our shops today!


The BIGFISH LINE is available exclusively at our outlets in stylish colours of orange/white/black at the price of SGD $799.