Don't be fooled into thinking that Garcia bikes belong to the category of two-wheelers that can only be found in hypermarkets. Although it is considered a fairly-new entrant to the local cycling scene, Garcia is fast gaining notoriety as a brand that makes well-built but inexpensive folding bicycles. And RNE Bike Shop, the exclusive distributor of Garcia bikes, is taking several big steps to establish its presence in Singapore.
Road cyclists would never settle for anything less if given a choice, they always want the best for their rides, whether it is the latest trending item or one that is a proven performer, deep inside each serious cyclist, we know that we only expect the best there is in the market. So if you’ve never heard of the local brand Piston Racing before, it’s time that you sit up, look very closely and pay serious attention, because you are going to be blown away and be very impressed about the awesome road racing wheelsets that they currently have in their range.
Wheels Founded locally in our little sunny island of Singapore just a few years ago in 2013, Piston Racing is not only a local brand of bike accessories and parts, they also have some really high quality and high performance bicycle wheels developed together with the owner's vast experience in building and repairing wheels for almost a decade now. Piston Racing can not only build you a custom set of wheels to suit your needs and taste, but they are also able to finish the wheels for you in a variety of designs and colours, so that you will definitely be able to find something that will suit your bike's colour scheme perfectly.
Strong values of invincible strength that is associated with great power is exactly what the Ursus brand is based upon. Their logo which proudly features a symbol of a bull, a figure that is linked to the cycle of life, represents great power, with sacrifice representing fertility, like a blaze of fire from the sun entering the wet earth, these iconic values are what two Italian brothers, Sergio Ferronato and his brother Domenico, set out to achieve in the cycling world in the 60s.
Spanish brand Mondraker’s focus on the performance and innovations of their mountain bikes enables them to manufacture a complete range of off road bikes that can suit every type of terrain and condition possible, from full suspension bike to hard tails and most recently to e-bikes as well, awarding them with a very special mention for the off road bikes category.
It is no wonder that local up and coming bike shop Bike Stop has been awarded a special mention, located right smack on one of the most popular biking routes in Singapore, Upper Thomson Road, this shop is not only favoured by many cyclists heading up to Mandai, but it’s central location makes it also very popular with many riders who regularly cycle and live within the central vincinity.
FootLoops is a lifestyle bicycle and accessories shop here owned and run by Singaporeans. They place a strong emphasis on comfort and design, so the bikes that they carry are easy to cycle and maintain, not to mention look great and are super photogenic as well. Compared to the high-end performance bicycles, FootLoops provides products catered more towards the leisure and daily commute segment of the cycling market. The main house brands that they carry include Bobbin city bikes from London, Tula road bikes from Bangkok, Vincita cycling bags from Bangkok, along with a very wide range of Crops locks and lights from Japan.