Dean Koh

An Interview with Brett Rosenbauer of Niner Bikes

Being pioneers in the 29er wheel-size trend in the world of mountain biking, Niner certainly knows a thing or two about designing good bike geometry even for smaller-sized riders on the 29er platform. Fully committed to only 29er bikes, Niner’s complete range of mountain bikes include both hard tails and full-sussers using frame materials such as steel, aluminium and of course, carbon. During the outdoor demo day held by Byx (the local distributor of Niner bikes), we had the privilege to speak to Brett Rosenbauer (above photo, in dark blue T-shirt), International Sales Manager at Niner Bikes to learn more about...

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First Look: Gocycle GZR

Gocycle is the culmination of founder Richard Thorpe’s expertise in lightweight vehicle design, his daily commuting experiences of London and insights into the market opportunity of providing better city-specific mobility solutions. About a decade ago, Richard Thorpe left his job as a designer with McLaren Cars limited to fully concentrate on developing a new class of powered two-wheeler designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern city dweller. True to its designer’s pedigree, the Gocycle is a winner of more than 10 International design awards including the IF Award at Eurobike 2012. Togoparts managed to take the Gocycle...

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Review: Dahon Vector P9

As the name suggests, the Dahon Vector P9 is a 9-speed folding bike (single chain ring in the front and 9-speed cassette in the rear), with gear shifting duties provided by the Neos 9-speed indexed shifter (below right) which is reminiscent of SRAM’s popular grip-shift amongst their mountain bike specific range. The Neos 9-speed indexed shifter is matched with the Neos 9-speed rear derailleur (below left) which was designed specifically for small-wheeled folding bikes – it is mounted onto a special dropout in front of the rear wheel. This compact design means that the derailleur protrudes slightly from the frame. This...

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WheelSport Factory Tour in Taichung, Taiwan

WheelSport is a Taiwan based manufacturer that has been producing wheel sets for the bicycle industry since 2003. The company which specializes in the production of road, mountain, mini-velo and folding bicycle wheel sets was founded by Mr Michael Lin who had amassed more than a decade of work experience in a prominent tyre company prior to starting WheelSport. It was none other than his passion for bicycles and design that spurred him to venture out and start his own company. During our interactions with Michael, he constantly emphasized that a wheel which comprises of the rim, hub, spokes...

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OCBC Cycle Singapore 2013: Cycling & Lifestyle Village!

OCBC Cycle Singapore 2013: Cycling & Lifestyle Village! The evergrowing OCBC Cycle Singapore is back once again, this time with 70 over exhibitors at the Cycling and Lifestyle Village! Offering a variety of sportive and cycling specific products ranging from apparel, eye-wear, road, mountain, lifestyle and electric bicycles, there is something for everyone. The Cycling and Lifestyle Village will be open from 10am to 9pm today and tomorrow. Pop over if you are in the area or here to collect your race...

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