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 -Feb 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

 

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 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.

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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.

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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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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Keen to try for 5 days? Contact us and we will arrange for you to collect at either store:

 

Girasol Pushbikes – kids NOW have the benefits of bicycle geometry and performance innovations on their bike

Dynamic structure.jpgWith Luminari, we have agreed to range Girasol Kids Pushbikes. Girasol? What brand is that? Girasol logo.jpg

Girasol as a brand is Sunflower in Spanish. It represents passion, loyalty, sunny and positive. Founded in Tainan Taipei in 2011, it has been in the bicycle business for the last 8 years.

We love the idea of ranging stuff from young to old and Girasol puts kids Pushbike to the next level. None of these plasticframes that flex and hard rubber tires that are hard on your kids buttocks and spine. 35 PSI pneumatic tires that offer ride comfort and control when they need it. Sealed bearings for Girasol’s wheelsets bring kids bike to adult level specs.

100% Aluminum and light weight, your child will thank you for it!

We understand that Girasol will bring the competition circuit from China, Taiwan and HK to Singapore!

So some information about the Girasol PRO design:

Lightweight, rear suspension, sealed bearings for wheels, saddle designed for our young riders, proper headset weighing only 3.5kg. MSRP is S$380.

 

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Let’s look at the Girasol GK, designed with shorter wheelbase so it’s easier to ride and handle. Kids as young as 18 months can start with this. It has a Safety Seat stay to prevent feet getting scratched. Weighing in at 3.3kg, your child will just fall in love with it. MSRP S$300.

We do recommend that your child dons a helmet and you get a S$10 off when you show the stores this article.

 

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LifeGlider – mobility device that assists you to walk

Singapore like many Asian countries is aging fast. With it we have a growing population faced with illnesses that comes with the aging population. Of course diet, exercise and Senior people walking outdoorsgood management of lifestyles goes a long way to have a better retirement life.

But what happens when tragedy strikes and you suffer a stroke or lost your ability to walk independently? The rehabilitation regime is always a walking aid. But most walking aids require you to hold on to it and your posture is often not ideal.  They are not on wheels (therefore mobility is slow) and you will need your hand(s) to operate.

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Enter the LifeGlider™. It is a new mobility device that permits upright, hands-free mobility.

It is designed to reduce the fear of falling and the fatigue sometimes associated with struggling to walk.

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The patented LifeGlider represents an evolution in assistive mobility devices, and is

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unique in the way it secures the user’s center of gravity. This enables upright posture, balance, and greater confidence as the fear of falling is minimized. Securing the body’s center frees the hands, since gripping the device is not necessary. (No need to hold the device – the device holds you.)

 

THE KEY TO STABILITY: SECURING THE CENTER OF GRAVITY

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BUILT-IN SEAT: FOR FULL OR PARTIAL WEIGHT ALLEVIATION

The LifeGlider’s built-in seat is positioned to support the pelvis at the seat bones, and may be used to alleviate all, some, or no weight, as needed. When walking, the seat provides extra security and stability, enabling even those with limited leg strength to enjoy mobility and conduct daily activities

 

LG to change the world

 

Not convinced? Come to My Bike Shop Stores to trial the LifeGlider.

Rides with friends of MBS/BRU – which ride should I join?

Covid 19 Phase 2 UPDATE: We are observing recommendations and ride groups must stick to the 5 pax 1 m recommendations

Our rides attendance is steadily growing and often we get responses from people why 458b3c45-4350-4905-93e4-9dc60145379ethey do not join mostly centering around  a few reasons:

“You guys are too fast”

“I do not like riding on the road”

“I do not ride at night”

We FULLY understand. but we have a growing number of riders AND we observe a few things:

  1. We ride at speeds we are comfortable
  2. We advocate safety (Helmets, lights and observation of traffic rules)
  3. We wait for each other and especially newbies

If you look at our photos shared, a number of our riders are women and young adults and our rider ages have a wide range from 16 to 60 years. We typically split into 2 groups: the regulars and the noobs.

Routes on Fridays are the Western side of Singapore, at that time of the evening, traffic thins after 9pm.

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With the new rules and speed limits on PCNs, the newbie rides for Saturday mornings have to be at locations where the roads are quiter and so far, we have identified Seletar Aerospace Hub as a good route. We will be encouraging riders to ride the “horseshoe circuit” on the road as it is 10km each time. Also it allows riders to build up confidence while on the road.

For those who are thinking of joining us, below is a guide

Ride guide

Last but not least the Monday night rides:

3-4 loops around Seletar Aerospace hub at night. This one is just sustained rides at the average 28-30km/h pace. We have strong riders who pull the rest and it is a ride regime that allows you to train up your stamina.

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See you soon!

Hold on to your MBS Tune up cards – you get 10% off your 2nd purchase for bikes and Free return delivery for full serviced folding bikes

  • 10% discount on 2nd bike purchases*
  • Free return transport for Folding bikes sent for FULL service**
  • Applicable from 1 October 2017

MBS Card 1 Oct

Cardholders can get 10% discount for their 2nd purchases and help their friends enjoy these discounts too. Discounts cannot be combined with promotional and clearance items.

Terms and conditions are as follows:

* Cash terms and not applicable on promotional and clearance items

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* Inner tube replacement is no longer extended

* Not applicable for Clearance or bikes on Sale and limited to 3 bikes per purchase

* Owner of original card MUST be present

When you book your bikes for FULL service (Folding bikes ONLY), it now comes with free delivery back to your home or office.

Terms and conditions are as follows:

** Service must be paid in full when folding bike is deposited

** Delivery within Singapore and delivery between 10am to 4pm. ADD S$10 for after 4pm requests