Thursday, 2 Aug 2012
Bagging a peak, spinning, or just trying not to biff? Let’s face it: we can’t all perfect wheelies, but we can get around pretty stylishly – with the help of fab two-wheelers.
Whether you’re looking for a vintage beauty, one for the littlies, or just need to indulge your inner speed demon, we guarantee these bad boys will help you out:
Fresh out of Tokyo itself, the Tokyobike is simple, lightweight and compact. These gorgeous city bikes prize comfort over speed, but there’s also a sleek commuter bike suitable for everyday use. On top of the City Bike, models include the Promenade, which is ideal for a relaxed ride; the Bisou, a unisex bike for a leisurely ride; the SS, a super light model, and the Sport, suitable for riders who need an adrenaline fix. We especially love their wide range of accessories that will get your wheels looking extra dapper.
Tokyobike, 38-01 Haji Lane, Singapore 189231, p. 6299 5048, Tue-Fri 1-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-8pm
Super serious riders and triathletes already know that Bike Haus is a necessary one-stop shop. Not only can they get you properly fitted, they also carry a diverse range of bikes, apparel, accessories, and helmets. You’ll be able to find hybrid-city bikes, all terrain bikes, women’s road bikes, kids’ mountain- and road bikes, and time trialling bikes.
Bikehaus, 553 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269693, p. 6468 3908, and 785 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269761, p. 6468 3887, Mon-Sat 10am-7pm
GirodItalia – Cycling and Leisure
Vintage beauties always have a special place in our hearts. If you secretly want to make like the stylish ladies and their bikes on The Sartorialist (and don’t we all?), these classic Italian frames are your perfect accessory. The collections include Vintage Gentleman Bicycles, Budget Vintage, and – our favourite – a Premium Vintage Collection.
See website for contact details
The Bike Butler
Want to get the most out of your ride? The Bike Butler helps you get technical by properly fitting you before you make that splurge. If you’re already a seasoned rider, you can still make an appointment for an analysis, particularly if you’re facing problems like knee pain, foot pain, and lower back aches. You can even custom build your own Italian frame here. Be sure to contact Mervyn before heading down to the clinic.
The Little Bike Shop
If your littlie wants in on the action, visit The Little Bike Shop to find the best balance bikes for two- to six-year-olds. They’re the only authorized distributor in the country for strider bikes, renowned for teaching kids balance, steering, and coordination.
The Little Bike Shop, 218 Loyang Avenue #01-04, Singapore 509066, p. 9848 4090