Zeng Xuyun

Park Connectors Explored

Adventure in the West! “Combining the visual delights and rich bio-diversity of our parks, gardens & nature reserves with thoughtfully-planned recreational activities, we facilitate your communion with Nature.” – National Parks Board, Singapore. Is this true? Marcus Chow goes West and explores the most varied trail in Singapore. The above quote kind of sums up the Western Adventure Park Connector Network (WAPCN) cycling trail. Interestingly, the WAPCN is the only park connector network in Singapore with “Adventure” inserted as part of its description. According to the National Parks Board (Nparks), there is also a walking trail, where you can...

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Elite Custom Pte Ltd Grand Opening

A new bike shop has just started business in Thomson Road, directly opposite Thomson Medical Centre. Peeping into the shop from the glass doors, you’ll realise that this bike shop is truly one of the more specialised bike shops around the vicinity. Inside the small, quaint and unassuming shop is a few of the finest brands in cycling. With frames coming from Elite Bicycles, Serotta and Parlee. These three American brands supply the frames, and are complemented by the other side of the business – unique and quality components from ISM Saddles, Enve Components, and Thomson. Then, there are...

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Looking Back: Our Ten Years

The Tenth Anniversary You might not have noticed, but Togoparts is ten years old. Singapore’s hottest cycling portal did not become as such overnight, rather, its origins were truly humble.   The story starts in a university hostel. One fine day, feeling that there was a void for cyclists, Evan Lee (aka Zishin) decided to start Togoparts.com, and so through the days and nights, Evan coded the different sections that you see on the website now – starting from the Forums, it then moved to the Marketplace, and Editorial. The key thrust of creating Togoparts lied in the fact...

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Seen at TC2011: Wishbone

Wheelset Mania The most packed booth we’ve seen is Wishbone’s. The whole booth consisted of mostly carbon made wheelsets and a few other outsourced parts such as handlebars, made of carbon, doubtlessly. It had the most comprehensive selection of wheelsets with every nuance in profile size, materials combinations and rim size for MTB, road, tri and track. Every two inches of the room had at least one wheel on display. Eric Shih founded this company in June 2008. Having a background in motorcycles, he turned into doing bicycle wheels. His success is well-founded with a base of sponsorships for...

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Seen at TC2011: O-synce

Speedos, GPS, iPhones A relatively new company to the cycling scene, O-synce was founded in June 2009 and their specialty is making sport computers. From cyclometers to tri-watches and GPS devices, O-synce brings German quality to the market. On the forefront of its innovations is the wired remote control that comes with anything with “High” in its name. The Macro High Free and Macro High X, aimed at the mountain biker, have this functionality in view of the great inconvenience having to take your hands off the handlebars to reach for the speedometer’s controls when riding over difficult ground....

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