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Zipping around on smaller wheels

As an ardent advocate of cycling, riding on an electric scooter was never on my must-try list in the past.  Notwithstanding the widespread proliferation of this two-wheeler in park connectors, wet markets and even the Central Business District over the last 2 years, it did not occur to me that I should ever get myself a skate scooter, be it for recreational or commuting purposes.  There are just too many negative reports on electric scooters to prevent me from embracing them into my lifestyle!

In an ironic twist, my negative impression of this micro-wheeled gizmo turned out to be a rather short-lived one!  It all started when Trim...

Posted 26th Jul 2016
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EPIC-id Emergency Tag

We are a fortunate bunch of folks.  Despite the fact that Singapore is an extremely small city state without any resource, there is literally a system in place for the things we need!  From public transportation to education, from sanitation to water and utilities, properly thought out infrastructures were built around us at such an automated pace that most of us will shudder at the slightest thought of what may happen to us if all of these are lost.

Our healthcare system is another good example of a well-established system.  When we are unwell or injured, we need not have to worry one bit!  Our hospitals and medical centres are largel...

Posted 15th Jul 2016
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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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