Streamlined Safe Distancing measures from the 29 Mar allows 10 pax per group but 1m distancing to be observed. We will be observing crowd control and queue management to avoid overcrowding. Masks to be worn when indoors and optional for outdoor demo ride testing.
It is still recommended that you make an appointment to test ride the bikes. Priority for retail assistance will be given to those with appointments.
Active Ride Program on Saturday mornings will make a comeback.
Folding bikes makes the most sense when it comes to multi modal commuting and especially when it comes to storage when not in use. We have come such a long way when Singapore is aiming towards a lower carbon footprint and infrastructure must help to encourage use of non motorised devices.
Ride program: 3 Saturday mornings. (One time S$100 payable upon registration at the store for guests of MBS Tuneup card holders who need a folding bike to join the rides on these Saturdays). 20-25 km speeds. Distances start at 20km and we aim for 40km distance on the last ride.
Who is suitable? For men and women who like to start doing some levels of aerobic/anaerobic exercise where you have short bursts of hard pedaling on Park Connectors. Ideally, we like our participants have a Heart Rate monitor to establish that you are working in the right zone: (220-your age) x 80%. Eg if you are 50, you should be seeing your Heart Rate not exceed 133.
Guest Fees cover: 1xCairbull Savat (S$49) (it’s yours to keep after the ride for hygiene purpose) Use of a store demo foldable bike for 3 sessions. Max 3 for loan per group.
Goal 1) Get active outdoors for 3 hrs on Sat mornings 2) Explore the PCN at comfortable 20-25 km/hr 3) Commit to complete 75km over 3 Saturdays 4) Start from MBS @Henderson at 8am. We push off at 815am
If I have my own helmet, is there any refund for the helmet?
Ans: No – we have designed this for those new to cycling and we would feel safer if you had a helmet that was certified and properly fitted. When you register and come down to pay, we will hand you your helmet.
Will I get any refunds if I stop after the first ride?
Ans: No, the fees cover the helmet cost, use of the bike in use on these 3 rides.
If I do not complete the 3 rides, can I join the next group?
Ans: The design of these rides will provide you with the opportunity to discover the Park Connector Networks and the joy of cycling. You are encouraged to continue to keep riding but the designated bikes are for registered participants for that particular batch. We will try our best to accommodate your participation if you miss a scheduled ride.
What if weather is bad, does cancellation mean the ride count is forfeited?
Ans: No, we will count that ride as cancelled and we will “credit” that batch with 1 more ride.
If you are unwell or away, do we get credit for that missed ride?
Ans: No, we do not refund for such situations.
I have my own folding bike but not purchased from MBS stores, can I join?
Ans: No, these rides and events are organised for MBS bike owners.
To sign up please email Name, mobile contact and MBS Tuneup card number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone. The Rido R2 is in Singapore. the R2 is renowned for effectiveness and to alleviate perineum trauma. If you want to reserve one, please end an email to email@example.com and indicate Henderson or Thomson Hill (Collection location) and the store IC will email you the Paynow payment instructions
Recently, the emergence of 16 inch wheels that appear in our market has shown the popularity of the compact fold made famous by Brompton from UK. Many times owners buy because of TWO reasons; lower price and utility of the design.
It is interesting to note that South Korea is said to be the 2nd largest market for Brompton bikes. So not surprising that there are so many variants of the bike emanating from South Korea.
Following its invention in 1979, Brompton decided to protect its bicycle and, particularly its folding system under the patent system. After 20 years of protection, the patent expired and the folding system entered the public domain, but the popularity of the bicycle continues to grow every day. Not surprising you see so many from Chinese factories. The Koreans are not spared from this either, without getting into details, 3Sixty Korea has her fair share of skirmishes with Chinese makers but they have to take the stance of reviewing their operations and to redesign their bikes for new releases.
So what are the releases? The Mti2. A 7.4kg bike that has the entire frame made of Titanium. Designed to delight with its light weight and clean lines. It was hard getting hold of stocks but for those who could get one, they become collector’s item. The Mti3 is out
Project Black Edition
Achieving a weight of 10.3kg (without pedals) but retaining the key elements – Titanium front fork and rear triangle for reduction of weight, 3 speed (upgradable) freewheel hub for ease of maintenance, light weight CNC brake levers, chainring, Gold chain, carbon protector so you do not scratch the Ti fork when folded, and carbon handlebar AND 3 Sixty will lower the price of this limited M3ES Black edition to S$2700. It is typically 1kg lighter when you compare with other designs assembled in UK, Korea or China.
Some of you asked – why has 3Sixty Korea not come out to say something about unapproved use of the brand name 3Sixty? is this not confusing? There is some work in the background but until the dust settles, the best thing that buyers can do is to buy based on the build and service support for the bike. As in all luxury goods, the items we own reflects our confidence and status psyche.
We have line up accessories and parts that would improve key aspects of the bike. Basic Alu based types and Titanium options for our 3 Sixty Korea owners.
Folding bikes that are built with strong points of reliability and global reputation. This category will find you entry levels from Kosda, Dahon, Tern and Bickerton.
Kosda – a challenger brand from China, takes on the leader brands and introduces their Alu 8 speed disc brake equipped foldable. Want it even cheaper? Do away the 3 year’s warranty to 1 year and buy at S$550.
Take back the streets! DAHON conceived the HIT as an economical and ecological tool for our most recent global challenges. At S$650, it comes with warranty and My Bike Shop Bike support program.
Bickerton Portables, after Moulton, they are the next UK brand that paved many innovations since 1971.
Tern bicycles, based in Taiwan, and has offices in the US, China, Finland, and the UK. The company’s primary products include folding bicycles, electirc bikes, and cycling accessories which are currently sold in 65 countries
The 16 or 18 inch categories are great for commuting just because they fold up smaller. Typically designed for short errands and compact storage places, they are also lightweight. We have restocked models that start from S$799 and our bikes ranged ALL come with minimum 3 year warranty and MBS Tuneup support program.
Tyrell from Japan has always scored on looks and performance.
Minivelos traditionally are not foldable bikes. The first attempt to make a foldable minivelo in production scale was Dahon in 2010 who labelled their folding minvelos as Midtown series. The word “Velo” is french for bicycle, so rather than calling it a Mini bike, the Japanese have branded it “mini Velo”, with a good sense of history, culture and chic wording.
Tyrell continued this and pushed through the Tyrell FX, which till todate is a favourite for those who want looks, speed and foldable in a 406 format. The FSX for 451 equipped wheels
For 2022, the FX does away with the straight handle bar and adopts the dropbar as a standard equipped with Shimano 105 format. But you can opt for straight bars.
The451 equipped FSX and CSI is back for those who want speed and Japanese quality.
Last but not least the IVE Sports – which is the improved version of the IVE.
For 2022 Q3, the FX is coming back and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to be notified.
PMDs are typically powered by motor and a rechargeable battery. Swifty Scooter premium adults skate scooters strengthen core muscles and for those who need to get back into shape, using that Skate scooter for your errands or exploring the city or neighborhood gives you a great workout. PLUS it gives you that longer range than running or jogging. SwiftyOnes and they not only offers you the mobility, they allow you to fold, roll and bring them onto the Bus/SMRT. The SwiftyOne and SwiftyZero take riders up to 150kg.
If your kids love their scooters, investing in a quality adult version not only gives you a ticket to join the fun on the school run, but also provides a host of additional benefits.The Swifty IXI arrives in August 2020
Scooting can increase core strength
How often do we find time in our daily routines for the planks and sit-ups that aid core strength? Scooting is excellent news for core strength, as you balance a scooter you engage your bum. The need for stabilising whilst standing on a scooter places a positive demand on muscles that we all too often take for granted. In particular, having a good foundation of the muscles around the stomach, back and pelvis, can protect against back problems that affects as many as half of us in adulthood.
Aerobic and anaerobic fitness systems get a look in
Scooting on the flat provides an opportunity for gentle aerobic exercise by elevating the heart rate. On even ground, you’ll spend the majority of your scoot-time in the aerobic ‘fat burn zone’, but you’re never far away from an anaerobic challenge, especially if you live near any steep inclines. The moment you hit a hill on a scooter is where anaerobic capacity comes in – hills will challenge you more than on a bike. By challenging yourself in bursts and then giving yourself a break, you’ll give yourself a high intensity interval training (HIIT) session, which is known for greater post-workout benefits including elevated metabolism, for longer fat-burning effects. Scooting up hill also means one thing – there will be a down hill!
Say hello to your new bum and thighs
We’d forgive you for thinking that it’s only the kicking leg that get you a workout on a kick scooter. Whilst it’s true that propelling yourself along by pushing off the ground provides a powerful workout, it’s your supporting thigh and glute muscles do the majority of the stabilising work. If you want to go that little bit further for a really good conditioning session, think about engaging your bum whilst in action, and ‘squeezing’ the glute on the kicking leg. Don’t be surprised if your glutes and quads ache for a few days after scooting for the first time, and always remember to swap legs for an even work out!
Challenge your stability (even more so for ladies after pregnancy)
Overall stability from top to toe is so important for everyday activities. When we talk about stability we’re referring particularly to even strength in the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor, the areas that gets stretched and weakened in pregnancy. It’s important to get those muscles working again for your long term physical well being, and especially so if you enjoy high impact sports like running, where any imbalances are accentuated and can lead to injury.
We all have a stronger and weaker side, yet don’t often have a chance to discover which is which. Scooting can improve your stability as the neurological messaging between your brain and muscles improves when challenged. It’s really important to use alternate legs for an even work out. Try 3 kicks with the left, swap and 3 kicks with the right, once you get into the rhythm, any imbalances should even out as you feel your core muscles engaging. Exercise: If you aren’t sure which is your weaker side, stand on one leg and bend your knee, then straighten it again keeping as still as possible. One side will feel more stable than the other. For a real test — do this with your eyes shut! Use this awareness in your training.
It’s joie de vivre for all ! It’s hard to resist a smile on a family scoot, and that’s good for the heart and the mind. What’s more, getting involved in an activity that your children already love enables more family ‘togetherness’ time. There aren’t many activities that us grown-ups and young children can share, equally enjoy and you’ll feel the benefits too.
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