It’s that time of the year again, when overstressed students begin trudging back to school in heavy white shoes, military-style uniforms, and dejected looks that shouldn’t rightfully belong on the face of any child. Yes, it’s the end of yet another far too short June holiday.
On the bright side, the children who are most sad to see the holidays end are the ones who enjoyed it the most.
Assuming you did your job as a cycling parent and brought your child on all manner of cycling adventures (or if you’re a student or teacher), it’s now time to start working on the maintenance your childrens' bikes need, so they can be in great worki...
Togoparts takes time out to look at the Intense Tracer T275C, more Enduro than you will ever be.
So, yesterday I had a really ordinary ride. You know the type, travelled all the way out to Ubin with a riding mate who is clearly faster than me, feeling a bit tired, misjudging all the lines through the rocks, just couldn't get any flow happening, just one of those days. Needless to say I didn't have a hope of keeping up with said riding mate on the day and came away a little dispondent. Sure I still got a ride in which is always good, but it was the kind of day when you think about some kind of change to refresh your energy and enthusiasm. And then I got the call. Singapore has a new Intense Cycles distributor and there is a brand-spank...
FSIR Spin 3.0
There is a huge variety of folding bikes today in Singapore, with each brand or range or model catering to a specific consumer type. Whether you want a folding bike that's performance oriented as a folding equivalent of your five figure priced road bike, or one that folds into such a tiny package that it might accidentally get mistaken for a skateboard, or maybe you just need a basic but still very portable foldie to augment the ease of public transport between your home and workplace, I’m sure that there's a particular model of folding bike out there that will suit your unique requirements, maybe even up to a 'T'!
One of the biggest ...
The Malls Cyclists Love
First of all, you might be interested to know that most malls in Singapore have no explicit rules against the parking of bicycles in basement carparks.
Just find a good spot to lock your bike to, don’t obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and be careful when sharing space with larger vehicles. A bicycle and a 4000-pound car are not equals.
That said, there are a couple of malls and shopping areas in Singapore that are especially pedal-friendly, either by design or accident.
One of those 'by-design' bike friendly malls is Velocity. A mall named “Velocity” wouldn’t be complete without some wheels, and comp...
Fuji Altamira 2.5 provides bang for its bucks
With the Altamira 2.5, Fuji has produced a winner in the burgeoning market for affordable carbon racing bikes.
Let’s be honest, it's difficult to make a bad bike these days. What with the trickle down of technology from bike and component manufacturers as they continue to improve their top-end products, buying mid- or even low-range bikes from reputable brands more often than not delivers a good looking and great performing machine.
The Fuji Altamira 2.5 is no exception. With a price point of S$3,995, it costs about a third of the top-of-the-range Altamira SL but the geometry is basically the same. The slightly lower C5 high-modulus gr...
The Flagship Store for Moulton, Tyrell & Airnimal
Step into a typical bike shop and you’ll expect to see an interior filled to the max with product: new bikes, tires, pumps, shoes, accessories, advertising materials, and maybe some grime courtesy of the typical bike mechanic area in the rear, with bikes in various states of disrepair waiting for attention.
Step into BRU at Block Number 9, Yishun Industrial Street 1, #01-77, though, or their new shop, BRU2 at 67 Frankel Ave, and you’ll feel more like you’ve walked into a musuem of sorts.
For one thing, there’s the abundance of white space all around. White floors, white walls, white lighting, and white furniture, make this ...
The GURU Experience
There are plenty of bike fitting systems in the world, and these systems are designed to ultimately give a rider or potential customer a perfect fit based on the person’s body’s measurements, every type of fitting system has it’s own strong points as well as weak points, and whether the bike fitting system is able to fit a person perfectly to a ‘T’, is still very much dependent on the fitter rather than the actual fitting system itself. A computer program can recommend a ‘perfect’ fit configuration based on the body’s specific measurements, but it can’t interpret or understand a hip’s range of movement or a knee’s flexibility, and it su...