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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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.

 

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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