Folding bicycles, or simply Foldies, are all the rage nowadays! Since its steady inception into the local market about three to four years ago, more cyclists have taken an interest in riding folding bikes, discarding their prized mountain-climbing rigs and road racing gizmos to make space for the smaller-sized two-wheeler (well, in fact, many sold them away online at a third of their original prices).
Jet Hobby is a local retail shop which originally started with the sale and supply of radio controlled aircraft as well as parts and accessories to build, repair or modify all manners and types of aircraft models, in their early days when drones were still rarely found in Singapore, helicopters and airplanes are the mainstay of radio controlled aircraft and in their shop, you could find all sorts of raw materials, parts, repair or build kits as well as a whole complete selection of specialized electronics and controllers to enable the user to not only get their aircraft off the ground, but to keep them flying in the air gracefully and skillfully and then land it back down just as carefully as well, and if there was ever an occasion where take-offs, flights and landings did not go as planned or as intended, you would certainly be able to find a replacement or repair part among the thousands of items that they had handing on the many display isles in the shop.
By any measure, Aleoca bikes have traditionally been perceived as lower-end bikes that can, at best, perform a milk-run to the nearest supermarket. Judging from the affordable price-tags and their abundance in hypermarkets, this might be true to a large extent. However, faced with increased competition in the two-wheeled trade, things have changed for Aleoca Pro Singapore Pte Ltd, the company that designs, manufactures and distributes Aleoca bikes. Having underwent several transformations within the company, Aleoca has kept up with the cadence of the peloton of bike-makers in the two-wheeled industry, successfully detaching itself from the stigma of being the maker of low-end bikes.
What do you mean futureproof?
Is there a bike that will actually last us the next few good years despite the never ending technology advancements? We reckon there is a few trends whereby the bike industry is actually following. Maybe just as each year pass, these trends just gets more radical. Even though it is true that no two bikes are the same, we still think there is a certain trait a bike now and the future will have. Just like many things in this world, there are just some things that become timeless classic. Be it then or now, they still remain looking and feeling modern.
Established in the 90s, Funkier designs and manufactures innovative and high quality cycling apparel, not only are their range of cycling apparel comparable to the other higher end brands in the market, Funkier tags their apparel at a much more affordable price so that more riders will be able to enjoy performance clothing without blowing big holes in their wallets and pockets.
Polygon. A promising brand that is on the rise globally. Started out in 1989 for the Southeast Asian market only, Polygon has now expanded way beyond its horizon. Expanding its distribution towards Australia, then Europe in 2011 with a headquarters in Germany and soon in 2014, it has made its way to America.
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.