As of 2 June 2020, we have ended the Circuit Breaker and are now in Phase 1 of Singapore's safe reopening. In Phase 1, only 30 per cent of the workforce is allowed to return to their workplaces and only with strict safe distancing measures in place. In contrast, the remaining 70 per cent will continue working from home. In Phase 1, all retail stores will remain close. This also implies that Mighty Velo's retail store will stay closed until the arrival of Phase 2.
That being said, when will Phase 2 start? No one knows. While the news reports that Phase 1 will take at least four weeks, when we are ready to open in Phase 2, we will post on Facebook and Instagram. Strict safe distancing measures will be implemented, and no instant repair services will be available.
How can I buy a good foldable bicycle, if I cannot test ride?
If you are considering to get a bike and to test ride when our retail store opens, why not consider getting the bike online now? No one knows when Phase 2 will start, and you do not want to waste any more time lounging around at home when you can start exercising with your bicycle now.
The Circuit Breaker has literally changed everyone's way of purchasing goods. We are no longer able to head out to see and touch the product physically. Hence, we will have to do proper research online and find a reputable bicycle store to seek advice.
Many new cyclists actually find seeking online advice much more comfortable than to go to a physical store as they can ask questions without the fear of being judged by the store's staff. Besides, they can now ask questions anytime, anywhere. There's no such thing as a stupid question.
To choose a good foldable bike online, you should always ask yourself - what is your budget and your riding style. If you are a beginner cyclist or have never owned a bike before, having at least 8 speeds to climb slopes and steep inclines is recommended. Finding a foldable bike with a full front and rear suspension gives you that comfort on your legs and your butt.
A quality foldable bike should be easy to fold and unfold. You should always check with the bike store online whether you will need to carry the bike when it's folded, and how will you get to learn the fold and unfold when the bike gets delivered to you. In addition, it is crucial to know your new bike's frame warranty and the online sales service that you will get during this period.
Hence, if you are already thinking of picking up cycling, do not wait anymore. This soft lockdown is the perfect time for you to cycle alone and exercise outdoors to stay healthy.
King of Birdy - Birdy Rohloff
The 14-speeds Birdy Rohloff is called the King of Birdy with a good reason. The Rohloff is fitted with only premium parts, including an internal hub that costs about $2,500 when sold separately. The extremely robust 14-speed internal hub is made in Germany, with a vast translation range and is almost maintenance-free. All you'll need to do is to change the oil every 5000 kilometres, which takes only about 15 minutes. The hub is exceptionally resilient against weather elements, which keeps parts like the derailleurs and shifters safe inside.
With its 18-inch Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres, your ride on the Rohloff will feel buttery smooth. The tyres are also made for long-distance riding, making them long-lasting and takes on minimal wear and tear. The Speedhub in the Rohloff has a unique ability to change gears while the bike is stationary. The Birdy Rohloff is the bike for seasoned cyclists, and this bike can take you almost anywhere.
The Bike for Every Style of Riding - Birdy GT
If you are looking for a foldable bike that performs off-road, the 10-Speeds Birdy GT is one for you. The Birdy GT comes with its 18-inch Schwable Black Jack Tyres, which are thicker and knobbier than other tyre sets in the Birdy Family. The tyres help you grip onto uneven and rough surfaces, providing you with stability on all terrains.
The Birdy GT has a 10-speeds Sram X5-A1 derailleur and trigger set to perform well outdoor. Its extremely responsive derailleur set helps you shift through gears with ease even in rough terrains. As the only Birdy model with hydraulic disc brakes, this bike is perfect for riding unknown roads and paths in Singapore.
Mighty Velo - The Folding Bike Specialist
Mighty Velo has been specialising in foldable bicycles for over 14 years. We are the official distributor for Pacific Cycles bikes in Southeast Asia, and we carry 17 different frame colours for you to choose from.
We strive to provide you with excellent sales service, pre and post of your bike purchase. As a specialist, we can give you the advice that you need, just like an online bike doctor. When you purchase a bike from us, you are guaranteed to a 2-year warranty on the bicycle parts and 1-year warranty on the bicycle frame. Our team of highly experienced mechanics, who are trained in Taiwan, also provide free checks and tuning for any bikes brought from us.
If you are considering to get a quality folding bicycle, do not hesitate anymore. Get your folding bike from us today. We are available at shop.mightyvelo.com and on e-market platforms like Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10.
Kick start your cycling journey with us today!