Charles Lee

Guerciotti – Roadie Brand

2016 Cyclist’s Choice Awards – Special Mention “It has the same might to produce the kind of bikes that are synonymous with performance, quality and aesthetic appeal” Whilst only a fistful of cycling connoisseurs in the local community know about the brand Guerciotti, the Italian bicycle-maker is a big name in the global road biking arena. Type the word “Guerciotti” in the Google search bar and you will get instantaneous results about this brand from raving reviews to chat forums. In the recent Togoparts Cyclist’s Choice Award, Guerciotti bagged the “Special Mention Award” under the Favourite Road Bike Category,...

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Polygon Strattos S5

Polygon Strattos S5 Charles Lee | 8th Feb 2017 | REVIEWS Not too long ago, we covered a review on the Polygon Strattos S4 road bike. For those who have not seen that write-up, the quintessence of our assessment is candidly short: We absolutely adore that bike! Albeit the fact that it is built as an entry-level two-wheeler with a comfort-centric focus, the S4 possesses the prowess of a race-ready steed. All it requires is an equally aggressive rider to take it to the podium. This time, we had our hands on the Strattos S5, a close sibling of...

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Legalised HolyCrit returned!

Legalised HolyCrit returned! CHARLES LEE | 8th Dec 2016 | NEWS The infamous, or rather, illegal HolyCrit races that made headlines last year has staged a comeback. Last Saturday night (3 December), race participants competed with one another in the now-legalised HolyCrit, after its two organisers, project manager Zulkifli Awab and bicycle shop owner Eric Khoo Shui Yan, were imprisoned and fined in October for organising HolyCrit competitions without obtaining permits from the relevant authorities. Originated in 2008 from one David Trimble, the racing format has developed into an international phenomenon, which has spread to Milan, Barcelona and the...

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Bike-sharing service coming to Singapore

Bike-sharing service coming to Singapore CHARLES LEE | 6th Dec 2016 | NEWS For those who visited Taipei before, the concept of bicycle sharing is unlikely to be unfamiliar to you. The capital of Taiwan boasts more than 7,000 bikes that are available for rent from any of the 222 self-service, card-activated slots. Very soon, you need not have to travel overseas to get a taste of what bike-sharing at the national level is like. MoBike, the company that runs bicycle-sharing programs in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, is looking to expand its operations to Singapore by 2017. According...

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Trishaws in Car-Free Sunday SG!

Trishaws in Car-Free Sunday SG! CHARLES LEE | 1st Dec 2016 | NEWS The Civic District on Sunday (27 November) was a picturesque of people on inline skates and bicycles as Car-Free Sunday SG returned to the metropolis on the last Sunday of November.  Despite the rain, the turnout was exceptional, with many taking part in mass workout sessions, trishaw rides and music performances. The refreshed Car-Free Sunday SG, which returned for a new seaon in October after a brief hiatus, is part of the government’s move towards a car-lite and people-inclusive society. In the refreshed Car-Free Sunday SG,...

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