Dean Koh

Good things come in small packages

Noel Teh (above photo), 19, is a national road cyclist and Ian Krempl, 25, is a national downhill cyclist. Apart from the fact that both of them are national-level cyclists, the other common thing is that both also won their races at this year’s OCBC Cycle Singapore on somewhat unique bikes- Tyrell mini-velo bikes from Japan. To the uninitiated, mini-velo bikes are basically bikes with smaller wheels, usually 20 (406) or 22 (451) inches, very much like the ones that are seen on foldable bikes. However, mini-velo bikes are usually not designed to fold. An exception though is the Tyrell...

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Lake Cycling International returns with a colourful bang!

Lake, which was founded in 1982 in Evanston, Illinois, USA is known as one of the most innovative cycling shoe companies around. After all, Lake created the industry’s first foam insole, the first mountain bike (MTB) specific cycling shoe and the first winter cycling boot. On the road cycling scene, Lake was one of the first few companies to introduce a production cycling shoe with heat moldable carbon sole in 2005. Lake has been in somewhat of a hiatus but with new owners helming the brand in 2012, expect to see a brand new range of cycling shoes which...

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Singapore: Chase The Sun MTB Enduro Event in photos

Above photo credit: Rad Events The first of a series of mountain bike (MTB) events organized by Rad Events, Chase The Sun saw an estimated total of over 200 participants hit the trails of the Tampines Bike Park on 2nd June 2013. Participants were required to complete as many laps as possible of the designated 8.4km race route within 3 hours or 6 hours either as individuals or in a group relay format.  The fun, however, was not just limited to the participants- family and friends were also present for water bottle and food duties as the riders focused...

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TTSH Charity Ride 2013: Tips on Long distance cycling, injury prevention & nutrition

With cycling fast gaining popularity as a form of sport and recreation in Singapore in recent years, it is common for cycling enthusiasts to participate in events such as the OCBC Cycle Singapore and even overseas cycling events in neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. However, embarking on a long-distance cycling event may be daunting, especially for beginner cyclists. Having the right preparation and training for such events is crucial to reduce the risk of injury and knowing how and what to eat before, during and after the ride is important as well. In our email interview with the kind folks...

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