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Frame Review: Focus Raven Carbon Hardtail

Introduction Focus Bikes originates from Germany and has its administration and production facilities based in Cloppenberg. The company which was founded in 1992 by Mike Kluge, a former cyclo-cross world champion, has a history of sponsoring professional cycling teams and champions over the last 2 decades. The bike in question for this review is none other than the Focus Raven, a 26inch carbon hardtail that is designed for serious trail action. First up, here are the specifications of the kit the bike came: Frame:              Focus Raven XC Full Carbon Fork:      ...

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Bike Review: IFMove by Pacific Cycles

Introduction: The IFMove by Pacific Cycles is definitely one sleek machine that would make its way into my list of folding bicycles to consider. With 3 distinguished awards to its name (reddot design award 2013, Taipei Cycle d&i award 2013 and the Golden Pin Design Award), the IFMove was certainly designed for high performance – do not be fooled by its good looks, the IFMove ranks high on usability for its excellent ride quality and ability to fold quickly. Pacific Cycles are renowned for their commitment to innovation and IFmove is the first product to roll out of Section...

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Singapore: “Tern-ing” up for a good cause

A total of $5,865/- was raised through ticket proceeds ($2,490), donation box ($175) and auction ($3,200). Tern does not just believe in making great folding bikes, they also believe in giving back. After all, the award winning bike manufacturer donates 1% of their net profits to social and environmental causes each year. Hence, it comes as no surprise when Tern decided to swoop into town on 3rd May 2013 for a fund raiser for the Children’s Cancer Foundation. The fund raising event which was specially put together by Luminari Enterprise Pte Ltd, was held at the Biopolis Matrix Auditorium. During the...

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Feature: Stevens Bicycles from Germany

STEVENS Bikes which has been producing bicycles since 1991 is a well known bicycle brand in their native Germany. This is a pretty big deal considering the fact that Germany which is known worldwide for their high quality and innovative products also happens to be one of the biggest cycling nations in the world where bicycles are a regular feature in everyday life. STEVENS offers a wide product range of bicycles including mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclo-cross, commuting bikes, and pedelecs.  STEVENS is currently well known internationally for their cyclo-cross bicycles which have made their way up to multiple...

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First Look: Link Profligate 29er

With so many prominent bike brands launching their latest 29er bikes every other week, it seems like these large wheel bicycles are slowly finding its place and gaining acceptance in the world of mountain bikes. Local outfit, Link Carbon Bicycles is also one of the latest players to hop on this trend. The Profligate 29er, Link Carbon Bicycles’ full suspension, full carbon monocoque 29er was officially unveiled on 25 May 2013 at TEF Bikers Junction.  According to Kenneth Tan, owner of Link Bicycles and an adventure racer himself, the Profligate had undergone a full year of stringent testing in...

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