Ottolocks – lightweight lock to fight against opportunity theft

We are very pleased to work with Ottolock from Oregon USA.

Luminari has always loved working with new designs and mindsets that challenge the “Why not?” From folding bikes, to scooters to assistive mobility, we support founders and their dream to make a difference in the world.

OTTOLOCK is designed for quick stops and protecting against opportunity theft. Starting weight at just 145g and coiling to a compact 3 inch diameter, OTTOLOCK is truly portable and always there when you need it. OTTOLOCK is not a replacement for a U-Lock. For maximum security, use a redundant locking method with both a U-Lock and a secondary lock. See Use Guidelines.

See the Sizing Chart for help choosing the right length.

  • · LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighs only 145g – 260g and is easily stowed. So light and portable you won’t even know you are carrying it.
  • · COMPACT: Coils to a 3 inch diameter. Keep it in or around your saddle bag, backpack, in your pocket, or anywhere you want.
  • · DURABLE: Chip-resistant Cerakote® paint and Santoprene® plastic that will not scuff or harm finishes.
  • · CONVENIENT: Keyless resettable combination.

For longer term and unattended lockdowns, Ottolock recommends as follows:

How secure is OTTOLOCK? Will it replace my U-Lock?

We have tested the product under many failure modes including tensile pull, torsion, impact, flame temperature and more. You can watch several testing videos on YouTube to see how the OTTOLOCK stands up. OTTOLOCK is stronger than a cable lock against common theft tools such as bolt cutters or wire cutters. Specific to shears, hacksaw, or angle grinder theft attempts, a motivated thief will be able to defeat the OTTOLOCK in a relatively short period of time. It is important to note that all locks can be defeated with proper tools, technique and time.

OTTOLOCK is not a replacement for a U-Lock. For maximum security, use a redundant locking method with both a U-Lock and a secondary lock. Read more about OTTOLOCK Use Guidelines.

 

We are looking for dealers. Contact register@luminari.com.sg

 

 

Girasol Pushbikes are in Singapore

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Girasol as a brand is Sunflower in Spanish. It represents passion, loyalty, sunny and positive. Founded in Tainan Taipei in 2011, it has been in the bicycle business for the last 8 years.

We love the idea of ranging stuff from young to old and Girasol puts kids Pushbike to the next level. None of these plastic frames that flex and hard rubber tires that are hard on your kids buttocks and spine. 35 PSI pneumatic tires that offer ride comfort and control when they need it. Sealed bearings for Girasol’s wheelsets bring kids bike to adult level specs.

Features that win:

100% Aluminum and light weight, your child will thank you for it!

We understand that Girasol will bring the competition circuit from China, Taiwan and HK to Singapore!

 

 

Let’s look at the Girasol GK, designed with shorter wheelbase so it’s easier to ride and handle. Kids as young as 18 months can start with this. It has a Safety Seat stay to prevent feet getting scratched. Weighing in at 3.3kg, your child will just fall in love with it. MSRP S$300.

 

 

LifeGlider – helping people regain good walking posture

Singapore like many Asian countries is aging fast. With it we have a growing population faced with illnesses that comes with the aging population. Of course diet, exercise and Senior people walking outdoorsgood management of lifestyles goes a long way to have a better retirement life.

But what happens when tragedy strikes and you suffer a stroke or lost your ability to walk independently? The rehabilitation regime is always a walking aid. But most walking aids require you to hold on to it and your posture is often not ideal.  They are not on wheels (therefore mobility is slow) and you will need your hand(s) to operate.

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Enter the LifeGlider™. It is a new mobility device that permits upright, hands-free mobility.

It is designed to reduce the fear of falling and the fatigue sometimes associated with struggling to walk.

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The patented LifeGlider represents an evolution in assistive mobility devices, and is

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unique in the way it secures the user’s center of gravity. This enables upright posture, balance, and greater confidence as the fear of falling is minimized. Securing the body’s center frees the hands, since gripping the device is not necessary. (No need to hold the device – the device holds you.)

 

THE KEY TO STABILITY: SECURING THE CENTER OF GRAVITY

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BUILT-IN SEAT: FOR FULL OR PARTIAL WEIGHT ALLEVIATION

The LifeGlider’s built-in seat is positioned to support the pelvis at the seat bones, and may be used to alleviate all, some, or no weight, as needed. When walking, the seat provides extra security and stability, enabling even those with limited leg strength to enjoy mobility and conduct daily activities

 

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2019 – A year of fresh ideas

Importing and marketing for brands is risky business. Not only do you have to invest in resources to market and win mind share, you have to raise working capital to hold stocks. As Singapore has a small addressable market 5-6 million people, you can get caught badly if you hold stocks of slow moving stocks.

Innovating-New-Ideas-for-Growth-image-2Luminari started in 2012 and we are specialists in building new brands and rebuilding distressed ones. We take effort to listen to the brand owners, review each brand’s USPs and have a detailed conversation with them before we undertake the brand development.

We are opening up new categories to further cater to  boys/girls aged between 7 to 10 years AND to those who are in their advanced seniors who may have suffered a stroke or recovering from illness. Our own “cradle to grave” product market fit.

In the next few months, we will be releasing product news of these new products that will have a new spin including innovations that help you cycle better.

 

 

French bike maker introduces the new Alpe d’Huez – everything you wanted to know

Introduction

Where lightness and stiffness meet. The new Alpe d’Huez bike is the lightest bike that TIME has ever created. But it is also competitively stiff for power efficiency as well as those surpise uphill attacks, responsive and precise for mountain descents and comfortable for long days in the saddle. Discover our limited edition ulteam bike Alpe d’Huez.

Lightness

Alpe d’Huez 01 is the lightest bike that TIME has ever developed: -8,6% less than its predecessor, the Izon. To achieve this, we have developed a brand new optimized structure. The carbon braids, developed according to the desired mechanical characteristics allowed for the removal of the finishing fabric. These braids are meticulously positioned on the frame and remain apparent in the finished frame. A new thinner and lighter seat was also developed to match this new frame.

Stiffness

TIME worked on the lightness of the Alpe d’Huez bike, while improving the stiffness characteristics. This gives more than 25% on the stiffness/weight ratio compared to its predecessor, Izon. You will feels liveliness, responsiveness and power when pedaling. To achieve these characteristics, we have been working with high modulus fibers, a BB386 bottom bracket and a directlink seat tube to allows better energy transfer. The sloping geometry of the frame has been adapted for performance in the mountains. The Alpe d’Huez is the ideal bike for this type of terrain, responsive on the climb and precise on the descent.

3km of fibers to build a Time bike

Thanks to our RTM and braiding of carbon fibers technologies, we have a very wide choice of different braids. All our braids have very precise mechanical characteristics. They come from many studies, especially on the choice of fibers used for their manufacture. This results in unique sensations perceived during the pedaling movement.

7300 carbon braids are needed to make a TIME frame. We have a wide choice in the type of wire used and a very high precision in the positioning of the son on the frame. We choose exactly what type of wire for which braid and which part of the frame. We thus obtain very precise mechanical characteristics according to our expectations.

73 braids are used for the manufacture of the frame. The structure is thus homogeneous and the fibers remain continuous on the structure. This results in a better transfer of mechanical properties.

 An engineer’s viewpoint: Discussion with our composite engineer, Frédéric Laget.

When developing a new bike, which steps do you have to go through?

First step is creating. We have to determine a customer target. Engineers, designers and marketing executives work together on that part. We have to agree on a global objective, a global idea and a targeted cost. Depending on the targeted cost, engineers search for technical solutions and state on a possible real cost.

As soon as the global objective has been determined, designers prepare drawings and we then take a decision on the definitive design.

Then, we work on an actual clay model. We need three to four weeks to make it. First feedbacks and adjustments come from this model’s analysis.

Once we have validated the model, we draw it again thanks to a CAD program. We defines sections, we measure each tube’s shape, height and dimension. Our program computes all of these data again.

After that, we work on the frame’s structure. We take a decision on the braids we should use and their positions thanks to the different fibers types we have.

We then manufacture our first prototype, and we test it: lab tests at first, followed by field tests. We process many lab tests to check the frame’s rigidity, endurance and resistance. Those tests make it possible for us to make adjustments, by adding rigidity on some frame parts thanks to other more braids for instance.

In the long run, field tests provide insights regarding actual feelings that we can’t analyze thanks to lab tests.

We have to pass standards tests, but we generally go even further to guarantee our products’ quality.

Once we have validated every step, we start producing our frames in every size.

The “Alpe d’Huez” bike is the lightest bike Time has ever developed, was that your global objective at the beginning of the project?

Weight was one of the criteria we wanted to work on because we wanted to create a bike designed for long climbs. However, that was not the main criteria in our minds. We wanted to manufacture a frame that would be light, reactive, vigorous and comfortable in the same time. The combination of those elements makes it possible to get a bike with a balanced behavior. This particularity makes Time bikes’ legend.

When creating a bike, do you sometimes have to face surprises in terms of weight, rigidity and performance, or do you settle everything at the beginning?

No, we do not. Obviously, we cannot anticipate everything and we often face things we did not expect. Several departments work the product’s different parts and we have to put all of this work together in order to have an optimal result.

Every time we make changes on the product, we have to go through other test and validation steps, this extends the development time.

What is the difference between a bike designed for climbing and a bike focused on aerodynamics? 

We do not work on the same geometrics when we focus on aerodynamics. The rider will need to be very low, put a lot of strength on his pedals and stay in packs… Climbers behave very differently.

For mountain rides, the bike needs to be reactive, light, comfortable and very precise regarding descents driving. This is a very different effort. We have to find the perfect balance between all of those elements and rigidity. If the bike is too hard, it will not provide enough feelings to the rider. The bike has to be one with the rider; it has to react to any push. The rider needs to feel that the bike reacts instantly.

You have a unique manufacturing process as you make carbon fiber braids that then create a frame. When creating a climbing bike, which kind of braids do you use? Does it differ from other bikes?

Indeed, our RTM manufacturing process makes it possible to be very precise on the frame’s characteristics which depend on the initial choice regarding the fibers we use. We can choose between 25 different types of fiber, each of us has different characteristics. We need around 7000 braids to manufacture a frame.
All of the frame’s future behavior depends on this initial choice and on the braids’ manufacturing. The places where we put those braids and the way we put them are very important to get the frame behavior we are looking for.

According to our lab tests, we make slight adjustments on the fibers we use and the places where we put them.

Regarding the Alpe d’Huez 01, we mostly use high modulus fibers (60%) that are very rigid and resistant. We also use high resistance fibers (37%) that are less rigid. We also use Vectran fibers (3%) to absorb vibrations and provide more comfort.

You have been using the same manufacturing process for 30 years now. You must have a great choice of fibers and braids now. Is that something you work on every time you create a new frame, or do you use some of your “old” fibers and braids?

With 30 years of research and development, we obviously have an enormous braids library. We have around 100 of them, each one having different characteristics. However, when we have a special need we create a new one: this is custom-made.

For the Alpe d’Huez 21, we developed a braid by using basalt fiber because it absorbs vibration. Rossignol racing skis have the same technology.

As an engineer, what does that technology change in terms of work, compared to competitors?

We start from the bottom: a wire, a fiber. Then we have to study the impact it will have on the bike’s behavior. The process is similar to jewelry or haute couture: we carefully chose each piece and put it as a very precise spot. If we move this piece, all of the bike’s behavior might change. We have to be very careful on our operating method we use with the people in charge of creating the braids.

Another very interesting part is that we go through every manufacturing step: from the initial brief to tests and then production.

Your factories are located in France, how does it help you in your daily work?

This brings unique productivity and comfort. Following tests, we can achieve lab and field adjustments very fast, as well as talks between all the people involved in the project.

We also have permanent control on the products we manufacture. All of the people working with us – commercials, engineers, designers… – can see the product and give their opinions. This is the big benefit that makes Time bikes’ fame.

RFM – new exciting formats and designs coming soon

RFM did well in 2016. Being a new brand and in a very crowded space, it still managed to win many hearts with their high quality stitching smartphone bags and innovative shields that protects bicycles and smart devices for busy executives.

This year, they launched many new designs in the Taipei Bike Show and RFM now extends products for outdoor sports that goes beyond cycling and running. one notable is the IPX7

From IPX7 smartphone armbands to really cool looking Kargo bag that can be mounted onto the seat post and yet look good strapped to your back. RFM now has bags for outdoor needs.

Edco is getting popular among athletes

Edco is proud to support individual cyclists, triathletes and cycling teams!
edco Official Teams for 2017

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Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank

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Sport Vlaanderen Baloise

Lares-Waowdeals

Monkey Town CT

Delta Cycling Rotterdam

Team EDCO Continental Racing
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Catford CC Equipe/Banks
Destil – Jo Piels
WPGA Wielerploeg Groot Amsterdam

edco Athletes
Leanda Cave

Four-Time World Champion
Erik Merino

Professional Triathlete
Nick Stöpler

Six Day Racing
Wim Stroetinga

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New accessories from Tern

Wet weather upon us. No issues. Tern has lined up new designs and accessories for commuting. Special mention of a very affordable Flashlight mount for those who have army grade flashlights and who ride.

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 Dry Goods bag S$155 

The successor to the Commute Bag.

  • 100% waterproof roll-top design sporting sonically welded seams
  • Securely locks onto all Tern and KLICKfix-compatible rear racks
  • Excels as a standalone bag, thanks to its comfortable messenger strap and soft sidewalls
  • Easy-access waterproof outer pocket for phone, keys, or wallet
  • Expandable outer mesh pocket for quick storage
  • Holds up to 11.2 L (683.5 cu in) of gear and groceries

The Storm Cover S$29 gives you high-viz waterproof protection for all your panniers, baskets, and backpacks.

  •     Waterproof ripstop construction for durable all-weather protection
  •     Reflective accents and high-viz yellow fabric for maximum visibility at night or in heavy rain
  •     Optimized for the Tern Kontti Basket, Tern Kori Basket, and Tern Big Mouth Pannier
  •     Designed to fit all panniers and backpacks up to 35 L (2136 cu in) for extra versatility
  •     Elastic cinch string and nylon strap for snug security

The QuickCover S$39 lets you roll, store, or carry your bike while covered. It’s light and compact, but delivers a world of convenience.

  •     Zips on and off in seconds—so you can roll, store, and carry your covered bike
  •     Lightweight with integrated stuff-sack for always-available convenience
  •     Unique design covers the bike, but leaves the bottom open—so it’s ready to roll
  •     Drawstring closure for a snug fit
  •     Fits 20” (M), 24” and 26″ (L) Tern bikes, even with racks and fendersWeighs only 174 g (M) or 187 g (L)

Biologic Flashlight mount S$5

  •   Attach a mini-flashlight quickly and securely to your handlebar
  •     Velcro fastening system goes on and off in seconds
  •     Fits a wide variety of mini-flashlight sizes

 

 

2017 Verge series updates

This year the Verge series from Tern ups the standard by making 451 standard Tern 2017 Verge updates 2.jpgincorporating Tarsus Fork (Verge X11 and Verge P10) and T-Tuned Geometry.

We managed to squeeze in more colours ( which was why we were delayed by 1 week) Stock to reach stores by 15 Jan 2017

Stocks for Verge X11 and Vege P10 and more Verge D9 colours arriving.

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Verge P10 Pictures

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Verge D9 pictures

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Kali Protectives 2017 planned line up

We have had a very successful launch with Kali our dealers have given us very good feedback about the build, design and looks belie the cost of these helmets but those who know Kali better know they also do Motorcycle helmets and are a hot favourite with Downhill and Stunt riders.

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This chart shows how the current technologies and future ones make safety and comfort REAL. Technology and mission behind Kali is simple – better impact handling, looks good on your head, light and light on your wallet too.

For 2017, we have expanded the range to cover more urban styling and also add a model for the Enduro, the Aero and the Commuter.  The Chakra, Chakra Plus, City, Maha remain the main lineup but we will see more Danu and Ropa.

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Tern 2017 Verge starts with a BIG technical upgrade!

2017 models Verge series are coming to Singapore. Stocks expected in December 2016 to Jan 2017. BE the first in town the 451 series Tern model.

WHY 451? and what’s this T-Tuned?

For those who have been asking why no more Verge P9 or Link P9?

Well the Verge series with the stylish frame design has MANY wannabes but Tern has pulled ahead with solid technical updates – 451 wheelsets, Disc brakes and 1X9 drive trains.

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Preorder starting tomorrow with MBS and BRU outlets. Full payment secures. Closing date 19 Nov 2016

Models that are on sale – eye candy for all foldable enthusiasts

Verge X11 Colours

Verge P10 colours

Verge D9 Colours

FLR shoes – Get ready

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Cycling shoes are the most essential piece of gear for any cyclist, as they connect your feet to the pedals, making you one with your bicycle, ultimately resulting in increased efficiency and speed.

Whether or not you are on the podium, whether you are generating power with each pedal stroke or pedaling in pain; your performance and outcome are directly determined by your shoe choice. Start your ride on the right foot by selecting the appropriate pair of shoes.Image result for FLR shoes

FLR was founded on an intense passion for cycling, striving to provide every cyclist an opportunity to extend beyond their current aspirations and achieve their cycling goals. Each shoe is designed in close cooperation with professional cyclists around the world. Their combined expertise has influenced the design and development of technologies & materials, to deliver superior comfort and maximum performance to push the limits every ride.

FLR’s collections are designed to empower and enable you to maximize energy output without compromising comfort and therefore rely on a constant progression of technological advances, including the full carbon sole, synthetic microfiber leather, ATOP lacing system/buckles, Vibram sole, pedals and cleats.

We are starting with the F22 II, we will be launching these fantastic shoes at S$199  (Usual S$230.00)
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Utilizing many technological advantages of the Elite F-XX-II, the Pro F-22 II shoe boasts a similar design and composition as the Elite level F-XX-II.
After years of R&D and testing, we have perfected our F-22 II shoe; featuring a stiff sole, worthy of competing with race models at a price  worthy of competing with entry level shoes.

The F-22 II features the R350 sole-a 100% carbon plate on the cleat area inset in a nylon sole. This unique combination of a rigid carbon plate allows the rider to achieve a powerful and efficient pedal stroke, while the
surrounding nylon composite allows for greater flexibility and agile comfort while riding.

The f-22 II uses the A-A17 REEL KNOB lacing system for easy closure/release and is constructed from a single piece of seamless upper microfiber with nylon mesh ports and an air mesh tongue for superior ventilation.

 

Tern 2016/2017 line up comes early to Singapore – Link A7; the new challenger

We managed to get early stocks for the Link A7. Hang on, a Link A7? What’s that?

A lower price point was put to address the mounting challenges of other entry levels of me too designs and credible entry level brands.

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Using a cost effective centre joint, enjoy the newcolours and available at BRU stores and My Bike Shop Outlets. It shares the same
design platform of the Link B7. The Link B7 uses a FBL2 overlapping joint. Rear rack, fenders are optional items and not standard on bike unless stated.We are continuing the special price of Link B7 at S$475 and stores run their Cash & Carry option to bring home the Link B7 for S$450.

Slated for 1 Oct delivery. Book yours now!

 

EDCO Technologies

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MULTISYS

The installation keyways on Shimano/SRAM cassettes often bite into the softer aluminum material on the freehub body, making them difficult to install and remove. edco’s patent pending Antibite system incorporates three hardened steel inserts on the feeehub body, preventing damage to the soft aluminum.
9K-8mm TWILL WEAVE
A proprietary rim construction material developed by edco for use in rim construction. 9K Edco-Aerosport-Simplon-105-and-Fluela-85-carbon-wheels06-600x400refers to the 9,000 strands of carbon fiber specified per tow, or bundle. The fibers are then hand woven into a unique 8mm twill pattern. Extremely strong and stiff, the material helps prevent any sidewall damage from propagating through the rim structure – at a fiber areal weight (FAW) of only 150 grams. 9K-8mm Twill Weave is used in our SuperSport and AeroSport range.
ILT BRAKING SYSTEM
Our Integrated Low Temperature (ILT) braking system is used on all edco carbon and composite rims. Layered 3K carbon; high-temperature, wear-resistant resin; a proprietary surface finish; and the specially developed Cesso Red brake pads provide a high coefficient of friction while maintaining stable temperatures across a variety of conditions. Developed as part of the ILT braking system, our 3K carbon rim bed and brake track provides a stable platform for the ultimate carbon rim – a strong foundation that performs well under the temperature extremes rim braking creates.Edco tech 2

RIM DRILLING MACHINE
drillingIn order to more precisely drill spoke holes in deep carbon rims, edco, in cooperation with Total Support Group (TSG), developed a 7-axis CNC rim drilling machine that drills from the center out. This method ensures that spoke holes will always be at the perfect location and the correct angle, eliminating unnecessary tension that can lead to spontaneous spoke breakage.
EDCO HUB BEARINGS
Rather than use standard industrial bearings in its hubs, edco has developed its own bearing specification to provide years of trouble-free, high-performance use. Lubrication, ball and raceway tolerances, seal design: everything is considered and tested – both in the lab and in the real world – before they’re assembled by hand at our factory in The Netherlands.

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Every edco hub benefits from our 5-point sealing system: (1) bearing lubrication type and fill percentage, (2) a frictionless inner seal, (3) a low-friction outer seal, (4) hydrophobic nanocoating, and (5) a nitrile rubber seal to close the system.

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Swifty Scooters – putting it all together

SwiftyONEs with all the enhancements is FINALLY here. Not only have new stocks reached our shores, we are getting the privilege  to meet the man behind Swifty Scooters – Jason Iftakhar

So what have we got in store for Singapore?

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3 beautiful colours and 1 special edition to choose from. A larger air filled tire gives the SwiftyOne unparalleled ride and comfort.

We have witnessed the growth of the kick scooter as an increasingly popular and fun form of transport for adults, whether it be commuting or urban leisure.  There are plenty of scooters out there to choose from, some which look like kids toys, some larger scooters with hard wheels, and some which fold or dismantle – and then there is  SwiftyONE!

Lets have a look at SwiftyONE’s key features.

Large 16 inch pneumatic wheels

Swifty’s scooters all have 16 inch pneumatic wheels, we believe that this is the secret to an enjoyable and adventurous journey, unhindered by terrain. Anything from a twig to a uneven flagstone could cause an accident or simply slow you down, but not with the SwiftyONE – you just keep on rolling. Also the smaller the wheels, the more rolling resistance, with 16” pneumatic wheels you can cruise, coast and freewheel – also larger wheels mean that kick for kick you will get more propulsion.

SwiftyONE folding mechanism

A folding scooter is an advantage if you use public transport as part of your journey, or have limited storage space. We believe that the unique folding mechanism of SwiftyONE is unrivalled. There are similar sized adult scooters with larger wheels, (like the Mibo, Yedoo & Kickbike), but nothing that folds like SwiftyONE.

Often the folding mechanism becomes a weak-point in the strength of a scooters frame, rattling as you scoot along, but this is not the case with SwiftyONE. The quality and craftsmanship of the mechanism on our scooter means that the frame remains strong, it’s a feature SwiftyONE owners love.

Quality design and engineering

Have you heard the motto, buy cheap, buy twice? SwiftyONE is one of the more expensive scooters on the market, but with good reason. The build quality is excellent, nothing rattles or shakes. The folding features work perfectly and are built to last.

And a special visitor – Jason himself!

We get to hear from him, his story, his ups and downs and a design entrepreneur on the 5th May at one of our Dealer’s location.

Meet the Founder

 

 

 

Goodordering bags – expanded lines for 2016 has arrived

Goodordering is a small independent company run out of a flat on top of a bike shop in Hackney, East London. They have started off by designing a capsule range of bags that fuse function with retro fashion. The range is inspired by Japanese school bags and 80s retro travel bags. Goodordering loves Scandinavia, the late 70s and 80s, block colours and Velcro! You can see some more of their inspiration here.  Each bag has been designed with technological gadgets and gizmos in mind, with padded compartments and pockets of varying shapes and sizes. At the same time there is no compromise in quality, the bags are water resistant, hard-wearing and versatile.

Back in Sep 2015, we brought in 2 models. Sales and feedback has been very positive. This week, we will be launching SIX more models in Singapore at at FIVE stores. 

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Located at convenient locations throughout Singapore, you can find Goodordering bags:Locations

My Bike Shop, 213 Henderson #01-06 S159553 Contact Tel: 6274 3968

My Bike Shop Too! – 26 Sin Ming Lane #01-120 S573971  Contact  Tel: 66941750

My Bike Shop Tres (3) – 106 Faber Drive #01-106 S129415 Contact Tel: 6268 5323

BRU – 9 Yishun Industrial St 1 #01-77 Northspring Bizhub S768163 Contact: 6717 3928

BRU2 – 67 Frankel Avenue S458194 Contact 6443 6284

Goodordering was also launched in S Korea and we are sure these bags are going to take the fashion scene by storm.

So for those who had bought a Goodordering handlebar bag or Saddle bag. Just bring over your original receipt and we have asked the stores to give you S$15 off on your next Goodordering product purchase!  Check the bags out:

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Respro pollution masks

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Yes the haze has gone – That’s just fantastic for all but owning a pollution mask that is washable, looks good and have replaceable filters for different PM situations that you can carry with you anywhere. That’s what owning a Respro is about – Protection for your health and lungs.

Allergy Mask – $60
NiteSight Mask (Reflective) – $60
City Mask – $50
Sportsta Mask $70
Cinqro Mask – $100
FB-1 Mask – $75

City maskThe City™ anti-pollution mask offers screening from the inhalation of nuisance dusts and odours associated with vehicle exhaust emissions. The filter (DACC) used in the mask, has been specifically developed for filtering a wide variety of nuisance dusts and odours commonly found in major cities.  The two Techno™ exhalation valves allow unwanted heat, carbon dioxide and water vapour out ensuring comfort as well as function. Rated PM10.0

respro cyclist2The Respro® Sportsta™ mask combines Hepa-Type filtration performance associated with sub-micron pollutants such as pollen and other irritant dusts, with a lightweight Neotex aerated mask. The 1-3-37Sportsta™ mask offers maximum ventilation without sacrificing filtration. To maximize rider performance, state of the art Powa™ valves are a standard feature and a must for all who ride to their limits. I just love the mesh design.

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The Sportsta™ mask is usable in all outdoor sports pursuits where high levels of non-toxic dusts are present.

Not only are Respro lab certified, the are a team that looks into how better and wider can they offer products that truly protect you.

The Cinqro™ mask is the most recent addition to the Respro®range. It focuses on the ‘urban trainer’, the ‘home runner’ or cinqro-mask-white-with-maskthe multi-sport end user where breathing rates are typically higher than your average commuter.

The two new Powa™ Elite valves on the Cinqro™ mask allow for faster air flow when working out at elevated breathing patterns, i.e. when you are giving it the beans from A to B. This equates to less back-pressure, less dampness in the filter, improved filtration and lower inhalation resistance, which in turn leads to improved comfort and performance.

fb-1 firemanNotable is the FB-1™

Developed in conjunction with the St Austell Watch of the UK Fire Brigade Services, the FB-1™ mask is the Firefighters mask of choice. The FB-1™ dustmask is now provided to firefighters all over the world to protect them from contamination in circumstances where breathing apparatus would not normally be considered or used. The FB-1™ mask and its filter have been designed and
manufactured to EN149 (European Standard for filtering face pieces) and is capable of filtering respirable sub-micron particulates.allergy

Luminari is focusing her efforts on 3 areas:

Outdoor sports: Cycling, Running and Public Safety. We carry the Allergy, Sportsta, City. Cinqro and FB-1 masks.

USPs for Respro:

  1. The Neoprene makes it washable so no smelly sweat stained smells from perspiration
  2. Replaceable filters for different particulate addressing PM10 to PM0.3Bj air
  3. Upgradable valves for those activities that required you to breathe harder and faster

KEEP one in your travel bag especially if you have to travel to polluted cities. Dhaka

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A Quick Guide to Knee Pain

Just like everything else, the bicycle has to fit the rider’s anatomy. If we ride without adjusting the bicycle to our needs, it could result in knee pain, which is a common issue with riders.knee_pain_man_holding1

The 4 most common causes of knee pains are due to improper saddle height or position, have a crank that is too long for the rider, rider pushing excessively high gears, or poor foot alignment.

Here are a few things you can try out before heading to the doctor’s.
If the pain is in the front of the knee (Anterior Pain):

Pushing too high gears          ->              Lower gear, and increase cadenceknee-anatomy-diagram

Saddle too low or far forward             ->              Raise seat or move seat back

Foot too far forward on the pedal              ->           Move foot back to have toes in line with the pedal

Crank arms too long         ->             Shorten crank arms by 2.5 cm
If the pain is in the back of the knee (Posterior Pain):

Saddle too high or far back          ->          Lower seat, or move seat forward

Too much pedal float             ->           Limit float to 6 – 8 degrees
If the pain is in the inner side of the knee (Medial Pain):

Incorrect foot position on pedal (toes pointed out)          ->             Narrow foot position by adjusting foot parallel to bicycle

Too little pedal float          ->              Limit float to 6 – 8 degrees

If the pain is in the outer side of the knee (Lateral Pain):

Incorrect foot position on pedal (toes pointed in)          ->              Widen foot position by adjusting foot parallel to bicycle
Too little pedal float           ->             Limit float to 6 – 8 degrees

Good habits to adopt to prevent injury – warm up for at least 30 mins, stretch after riding, and consider taking a Glucosamine supplement to promote joint flexibility.

Time Pedals – Many say they are the best in their class

For TIME, performance and biomechanics are one and the same. Customisable pedals
Xpresso series.

TIME has revolutionized clipless pedal technology and introduces its newest generation : Xpresso. The Iclic concept – pre-open clipless system (TIME patent) – allows more intuitive engagement without any rubbing. Moreover, the carbon flexion blade and the oversize 700 mm2 platform gives the pedal a record surface area/ weight factor. Pedals start from 66.5g!

Only by respecting the natural movements of your legs and joints, with angular and lateral float, as well as precise adjustment to the sensation or “feel” of the float, and with adjustable Q-factor Adjustment, can you decrease the risk of joint trauma and optimize performance following 3 points: security, ergonomics and performance.

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What technologies help our users and riders? For Road bikers the Xpress are amazing, light, built for performance. Large Surface Area -Reduce pedal hot spots. Low Stack Height –  More efficient power transfer. iClic System- Pre-opened pedal engagement (TIME patent)Xpresso 12

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Turning our attention onto MTB pedals. starting from 124g and filled with innovations and technologies. The ATAC System combines an ultra light design with and exceptional mud and debris clearing system, thanks to its self-cleaning concept with an easy engagement and a mastered step-out. It is the preferred pedal of elite cyclocross and mtb riders. Simple Step-in – Optimal angle for simple and fast step-in. Release Angle – NEW! 10º of release angle – ATAC EASY Cleats Cleats allow choice of release angle (13º or 17º) – ATAC Cleats.Self-cleaning- Clip in action cleans out any debris. Aluminum Body – Large platform overbuilt for durability. Oversized Axle -Large diameter axle for solid power transmission and stability in all conditions. We are recruiting dealers* for these pedals. IF your preferred dealer does not range them. You can order them direct and we will mail it to you!

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RXS group Xpresso 12 DH Bioperformance ATACX ATAC ATAC X12 ATAC Group

Tech Tip is for bikes with OCL Joints. Tightening OCL Hinge Shaft. Please read.

Please check the tightness of the OCL Joint Hinge Shafts on a weekly basis if you ride the bike frequently. If you ride only occasionally, checking once a month is sufficient.
What models are affected?

Castro D8, Castro Duo, Castro P7i, Eclipse P18, Eclipse P18L, Eclipse P24h, Eclipse P7i, Eclipse P9, Eclipse S11i, Eclipse S18, Eclipse Uno, Eclipse X20, Link D16, Link D7i, Link D8, Link N8, Link P24h, Link P7i, Link P9, Link Uno, Node D16, Node D7i, Node D8, Swoop D7i, Swoop D8, Swoop Duo, Verge Duo, Verge P18, Verge P20, Verge P9, Verge P9L, Verge S11i, Verge S27h, Verge X10, Verge X18, Verge X20, Verge X30h
Hinge Shaft Location on OCL Joint. The OCL Joint has two (2) Hinge Shafts: one on top and one on the bottom.
Tools Needed:
Torque Wrench or 5 mm Hex Key
Instructions:
1. Open the OCL Frame Lever

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2. Remove the Hinge Shaft Plug if present. Both the upper and lower Hinge Shafts should be tightened with a Torque Wrench to a value of 10-12 Nm. Tighten the Hinge Shaft all the way down to achieve required torque value. Depending on the condition of the bike, tightening the Hinge Shaft may require force greater than 10-12 Nm. Please ensure that both Hinge Shafts are tightened so that they are fully seated and can no longer rotate.

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3. Close the OCL Frame Lever.

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Note: Please check that the Adjustment Bolt is properly adjusted to achieve a closing force of 60 – 80 N. To understand how to adjust the Frame Lever, please refer to this video

If you are unsure how to do this operation, please take your bike to your local bike dealer that you bought the bike for help.

If you find that the Hinge Shaft rotates freely without resistance, please stop riding and bring your bike to your bike dealer that you bought the bike for a service inspection.

Tern bicycles limited voluntary recall – please log in your details. ONLY frames beginning with “AI”

Hi everyone,

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We received notice that there is a limited voluntary recall.  Please take note that even though your bike may begin with “AI”, your bike may NOT be part of the recall. We understand that Tern is conducting a limited voluntary recall of select batches of Link frames manufactured between August 2011 and April 2012.

The purpose of the link is to submit your bike information to confirm if your bike is affected or not.

Models in this Recall

The recall is for select batches of bikes produced between August 2011 and April 2012. Models include:

  • Link D7i
  • Link D8
  • Link D24
  • Link P7i Coaster Brake
  • Link P7i V-Brake
  • Link P9
  • Link P24h
  • Link Uno

What do I have to do?

STEP 1: Check your Frame Number

If you own one of the above models, the first step is to check your bike’s Frame Number.

Your Frame Number is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric number (e.g. AI11334567) stamped underneath the bottom bracket.

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If your Frame Number begins with “AI”, your bike MAY be part of the recall and you should follow the steps below.

If your Frame Number does NOT begin with “AI”, then your bike is NOT part of this recall.

STEP 2: What to Do

If your Frame Number starts with “AI”, please STOP riding your bicycle and use the form below to submit the requested info, plus photos of your Service Tag Number and Frame Number.

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By submitting this form, you give permission to Tern, its distributors and dealers to contact you regarding this recall. Please log into http://www.ternbicycles.com/support/notice/14/05

Please indicate your dealer invoice number and date of purchase so we can expedite the verifications if the bike is included in this recall.