One of the best things about riding bikes is buying one. But not many of us can afford new bikes, with the prices of most desirable new bikes starting from 4 figures.
So the next best thing is a pre-loved bike – and that’s what Togoparts is best known for – finding used bikes or parts, at palatable prices. But buying used bikes usually comes with with some caveats – namely these below:
#1. Fake goods
With the rise of China’s manufacturing prowess comes their amazing ability to create knockoffs of branded goods. This applies equally to bike parts, and bike frames. So, how do you spot a fake good?
Generally, if the price i...
Every racing cyclist wants faster, grippier, and more puncture resistant tyres. These are known parameters that affect your speed and time, and ultimately going faster without more effort is the best way to go. So if you can afford to splash out in excess of a few grand for a carbon race bike, you'll want to make the best of it.
Upgrading to newer and better parts constantly has become a favourite pastime of local cyclists. But one thing that's sometimes overlooked in favour of better carbon grade, deeper rims, aero profiles and weight savings is the tyres of your bicycle. Ever realised that the only thing between your expensive carbon bi...
Selev Helmets by ReCycle Bike Seeker
There are tonnes of cycling helmets out there in the market, with almost just as many brands and manufacturers out there too. Some of them are designed very well, with a lot of time and money spent on the research and design of that particular helmet, and at the other end of the quality scale, there are also the suspiciously cheap knock offs and counterfeits that would actually give you more worries rather than peace of mind that will make you wonder if the helmet would truly provide adequate protection for your cranium in the event of an unfortunate crash.
Selev is an Italian brand that is actually one...
Singapore is working towards becoming a bike-friendly city. If you happen to pass by places such as Punggol Park or East Coast Park, you will see many cyclists, even some with their own group jerseys. Joining a cycling group is also a way to widen your circle of friends and to share the passion of cycling with others.
Cycling is an environmentally-friendly mode of transport that is becoming increasingly popular in Singapore, especially for short trips - as part of the daily commute to work, to the MRT station or bus interchange, or for intra-town travel.
Besides being economical and convenient, cycling also offers many health benefits, b...
Besides Christmas, his own birthday and maybe Chinese New Year, there’s no more memorable day than Children’s Day, to a child. It’s practically named after them! What’s more, it’s a holiday! That makes Children’s Day a fantastic time to bring them out cycling, so they will associate the great outdoors with leisure and pleasure.
But where should you bring your kids? I rounded up a few spots in sunny Singapore – but before we get to that, hold on a moment. Look up or out the window – is it hazy right now?
I started planning this story 3 weeks ago, when the skies were still sunny and outdoorsy was the spirit of the times, what with ...
Taiwan based bicycle manufacturer Merida is already very well known throughout the entire bicycle industry, and with numerous factories around the world, one in Taiwan, three in China and one in Germany, they are always at the cutting edge of bike design and manufacturing, and the top end performance bikes are some of the best in the world, which can be found to be ridden by professional cycling teams such as Team Lampre-Merida, with their very recent solo stage win during this year's Tour de France.
With the previous Scultura road bike already offering excellent stiffness without sacrificing road riding comfort, Merida felt that there ...
Does your wife or girlfriend love cycling? No? Well, not yet anyway. Here’s all the tricks that I know of to get her interested in riding!
#1. First of all bro, take it easy.
First off, the trick to lovin’ bikin’ together is to recognise that you can, or will love riding bikes for different reasons.
For you, it may be all getting a much-needed workout in the great outdoors, or hanging out with a bunch of your buddies. For her, it may be just one of many lifestyle options open to her.
This particular option would be a chance for her to get away from the stresses of urban life, or just create a welcome break in her daily r...
After a one-year hiatus, the 2015 Tour de Bintan sees the return of the popular Prologue time trial to kick off three days of racing action on November 6.
Keeping in line with a policy which has seen the tour visit different parts of Bintan, race organisers MetaSport have designed a Prologue course that will highlight the new Lagoi Bay development in the Bintan Resorts area of the Indonesian island.
Now in its sixth edition, the tour will once again be headquartered in its traditional home of the Nirwana Gardens resort, which is just a short 9km spin away from the Plaza Lagoi where the Prologue will start and finish.
The 11km test of sp...