Today marked the end of the four days long Big Boyz Toyz exhibition at Singapore Expo Hall 5. For those who have missed the exhibition, here is a short write-up on the exhibitors from the cycling industry.
Polygon was down at the show in full force to show off their latest 2007 range. They have the all new Helios for the roadies, Cozmic for the die hard hardtail fans and Collosus for the dually lovers. These up market models are all made in Taiwan and are well specs with reliable components from big brands like Shimano, Rock Shox, Mavic and Ritchey. It is hard to find a better value deal else where. The Cozmic CX 3.0 (aluminum main frame with carbon seatstay) come specs with Rock Shox Tora 318, full Shimano LX parts with disc brakes, Ritchey seatpost/stem/handlebar and Mavic 317 rims and is going for as low as $1400. Their top end full carbon hardtail with full Shimano XTR and Crossmax SLR is only a tad over $4000. All frames come with full 5 years warranty.
The most interesting frame we saw at the fair is their Collosus full suspension frame. For the trained eyes, it is easy to see that the design is almost identical to the renowned Santa Cruz Blur. The frame in this show is a prototype, but I was told the final product will display similar traits as a VPP frame at a fraction of the cost. Drop by any of the three Rodalink outlets for more details.
Kian Hong Cycle was at the show with the all new Motoboards. These are essentially motorized skate skooter powered by twin 750 Watt electric motors rated at 1 horsepower. These Motoboards are good news for those who live a short distance from MRT stations and do not want to depend on feeder bus services. These compact machines, made from aerospace grade T6 aluminum body weigh in at 8.8kg. They can be folded into portable size in a few seconds and can be carried onto trains easily. Each full charge takes about 2 hours and is enough to power the board for a distance of 12 km. Maximum speed on the board is 25 km/h, depending on terrain and rider’s weight. It is a practical and environmental friendly way to keep you from breaking into sweat from all those walking.
Got sick of all those energy gels and bars that taste less than desired? Now, you can turn to the Sharkies for alternate energy source. These sports chew taste just like those candy gummies and are made from 100% organic ingredients. They come in two favours, cherry and citrus, to suit different taste buds. Energy supplement has never taste so well before. You can get them from Bike Haus.
Fizik and Selle Royal
Entro Cycle was also at the fair with their latest range of saddles from Fizik and Selle Royal. Fizik has introduced multiple new colour combinations to their saddle range. You will be pampered for choice and can definitely find a saddle that suits the colour combination of your bike. Also new is their Integrated Clip System (I.C.S) which allows users to clip on Fizik’s own rear blinker and saddle bag to the rear of the saddle in an instant. The blinkers and bags fit on the saddle neatly without the bulkiness of conventional attachment device.
For those who are looking for comfort, Selle Royal will have something for you. There are two main lines in the Selle Royal range, the Respiro and Ergogel™. Each of this range is further split for the male and female gender based on their different anatomy. The more expensive Respiro range is designed to keep the bottom cool with its ventilation channel and cool microtex outer layer. The new microtex layer will not absorb as much heat and can be up to 25°C cooler than conventional saddles when left under the sun.