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Crankbrothers' Candy 7 Pedal

2016 can be touted to be an exciting year for Crankbrothers, the company that shook the cycling universe more than a decade ago with its revolutionary Eggbeater pedal.  This year is the year in which the bike-component maker took its boldest step ever to overhaul all of its pedal models at the same time.

Whilst the bike-component maker enjoyed huge success from the phenomenal sale of the knob-like pedal, revenues started dwindling after scores of customers turned disdainful towards about the quality of its range of pedals.

In a bid to revive the company and sales, designers in Crankbrothers went back to their drawing board...

Posted 20th Jun 2016
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Piston Racing 50CC Wheels

Every cycling enthusiast knows the well-established wheel-builders.  Known brands like DT Swiss, Fulcrum, Mavic, Shimano and HED are always cited in bike topics among the cyclists, be they seasoned and novice riders.  Imagine this – A group of friends are discussing the brand of wheels to be used on their bikes and suddenly, someone in the group exclaims: “Shall we use Piston Racing Wheels?”  How do you think the rest of the group will react to the suggestion?

 

Well, no one will get blamed if he or she scratches the head when the name “Piston Racing Wheels” pops up in the conversation.  After all, it is a relatively new wheel brand in t...

Posted 14th Jun 2016
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6D ATB Helmet

If you ask most people and cyclists which part of the body is most important for cycling, chances are the majority will answer you that you require strong legs, or a stable core, or even a slim body with muscular legs, and very rarely will you hear that it's actually your head.  Honestly speaking, you definitely need to be very fit and have a great lower body physique to be a good cyclist, but what about the brain?  Many people take our heads and brains for granted because as most of the time, we aren't aware that it's the actual driving force behind all our mobility functions, our brain controls practically our entire body and without it,...

Posted 11th Jun 2016
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Ohio-Sport Pro Jersey and Streamlined Shorts

When Ohio-Sport came knocking on the door of Togoparts to introduce its line of cycling jerseys, I must admit that I did not even bat an eyelid.  As a matter of record, I am not a connoisseur of cycling apparel.  If you ever get a chance to peep into my wardrobe, you will see that my arsenal of biking wear consists of no more than five pieces of Fox Racing tees and a seven-year-old Team Volvo-Cannondale jersey which was purchased from eBay.  

The reason for my nonchalance was intuitively easy to grasp:  There are already countless types and designs of jerseys on the market.  With every apparel manufacturer telling the same sto...

Posted 8th Jun 2016
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Clauds Bamboo Bike

There is a saying, "You will always remember your first love!".  Well this phrase holds true for me and my bicycles as well, as I can still clearly remember my first bike, a BMX made with crash proof steel and could take a good beating and some very big crashes without so much as a single dent in the frame.  A few years later, I progressed to an aluminium mountain bike, then to an aluminium road bike which was my 'fastest' bike at that point in time, I'd never thought that I could reach 40+ km/h just from the strength of my own legs.  It was only years later after I had worked for a few years and had saved up enough cash to pamper my hobbi...

Posted 17th May 2016
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Dartmoor Primal

For anyone who enjoys mountain biking, the latest carbon fibre framed off road bikes with complicated looking and expertly designed rear suspension linkages and swingarms, coupled with equally impressive front suspension forks and gearing componentry that puts a Formula 1 car to shame is usually an eye turner wherever the bike goes, and regardless of the type of terrain that it gets put through, even if the bike never truly gets ridden to even half of what it's capable of handling, some cyclists still have the mentality that if they have a more expensive and higher performance bike under their feet, that they are able to ride faster, bette...

Posted 4th May 2016
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Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon

Being a mountain biker with a special interest in free-riding and down-hilling, weight is seldom a key consideration when it comes to purchasing a new bike or component.  In contrast, the heavier the bike or component, the better it is.  In the context of riding road bikes, the opposite is true.  


So, when I was told that a pair of light-weight Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheels have arrived at the office of togoparts.com for a product review, I must admit that I was overwhelmed by the excitement of deviating from the usual rumble and tumble of rough-riding in the dirt.  Although I owned a road bike with fairly-good components, road rid...

Posted 26th Apr 2016
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BRU Kid on the Block!

Despite being a relatively young start-up in the cycling fraternity, the one-year-old BRU has already clinched two industry awards – the Best Folding Bike Range Award and the Best Commuting Bike Range Award – fortifying its position as a bike retailer that offers the widest range of Folding Bicycles and Commuting Bicycles.  Compared to mature cycling disciplines like mountain biking and road racing, Folding Bicycles and Commuting Bicycles are considered newer niche segments in the local biking scene.  For that reason, it is an amazing feat for BRU to be recognised as the bike joint to go to if one is keen to know more about these two types...

Posted 15th Apr 2016
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