KNOG Launching SOON

KNOG Blinder

The Blinder 1 is a high powered single LED light that pumps out 20 lumens of blinding front white light and 11 lumens at the rear. Being 100% waterproof and using its high powered surface mounted LED’s the Blinder 1 will ensure maximum visibility at over 500 metres.

With a burn time of over 2 hours in constant mode and up to 11 hours in eco flash mode this light will keep you lit well in to the night.

When the battery does eventually get low, the built in low-battery indicator will glow red to show the light need charging and then illuminate green when fully charged. Through using the lights inbuilt USB recharge system the light can be successfully charged from flat to full in just 2 and a half hours.

With a weight of only 15 grams, and using the simple in-built tool-less attachment, this light connects easily to handlebars, rear posts and frames of 22–32mm.

Blinder

The Blinder 1 comes in 6 different styles.

Available in mid Jan 2013 at Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Dr.Hon D8 Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is one of the all-time best sellers. It features a classic style and a tidy, 15 second fold that appeals to all kinds of riders. Updated with eight speeds and new Dahon derailleur and shifting system, the Boardwalk is a great road bicycle for a top quality price.

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It comes in 20″ wheel with a new Dahon Neos derailleur and shifting system for fast and crisp shifting. The stem adjusts to fit riders of most heights with Alloy V-brakes for powerful stopping capabilities. Available in 2 colours – white and seaglass (green).

You can find the DAHON Boardwalk D8 and DAHON VYBE D7 @ Van’s Urban Bicycle Co. We are a folding bicycle specialists that caters to beginners and performance riders.

Please contact us at 03-7932 1311 or email us at vansurbanbicycle@gmail.com.

The Star featured VUBC Charity Ride @ ULC

KUALA LUMPUR: While some people may not be feeling too charitable during this season of giving, a group of cycling enthusiasts pedalled some 16km just to raise funds for refugee children.

Twenty cyclists from the Van’s Urban Bicycle Co community rode from Section 16, Petaling Jaya, heading for the United Learning Centre, a school for Myanmar refugee children, in Jalan Imbi.

The group raised about RM5,000 from their community members, which was used to buy essentials such as rice, powdered milk, stationery, clothes and blankets for the school’s students.

“We felt we needed to help these unfortunate children. Some of their parents are away working, at far places, while some of them are abandoned. “We came here to bring them food and cheer them up while their parents are away,” said Vanessa Cheah, the founder of Van’s Urban Bicycle.

About 30 students were present at the school and they were treated to breakfast.

The children, aged between four and 16, also had a fun time as they were given free rides on the bicycles within the school area.

“This is the first time our group organised a charity ride like this. It is really amazing to see children so happy. It is, after all, a time for giving,” said Cheah.

The school’s founder Jonathan Tanhla thanked the group.

“We appreciate all the people who have come and helped us in our cause,” said Tanhla, who established the school in 2008.

The children, who are mostly of the Chin ethnicity from Myanmar, are taught English, Mathematics, Science and Bahasa Malaysia.

 

Moulton Speed

An agressive riding position, adjustable leading link front/Hydrolastic rear Moulton suspension and a sub-9kg weight make the all-stainless steel Moulton SPEED the perfect choice for performance-orientated Sportive riders.

The new Moulton SPEED is the first production Moulton bicycle to weigh in at less than 20lb (9.1kg) – quite some feat for a fullsuspension road bike. Mainframe (centre section) weight is only 900g (AM SPEED, for comparison, is 1400g). The distinctive spaceframe design – stronger and stiffer than conventional diamond frames – is constructed entirely from stainless steels, including the latest Columbus XCR and Reynolds 953 materials. The time-honoured combination of the low aerodynamic drag, the rapid acceleration afforded by the small wheels, the low rolling resistance and the superlative comfort of the well-proven Moulton suspension, make the Moulton SPEED a perfect choice for the performance-orientated Sportive rider as well as those who just want to go out for a blast round the lanes.

The Moulton SPEED is built, meticulously, by dedicated craftsmen at Moulton’s Bradford on Avon factory in Wiltshire. Every joint is silver-brazed, and the entire frameset is laboriously polished to a mirror finish. With no paint to scratch, peel or crack, the
Moulton SPEED can be returned to ‘as-new’ condition with the application of metal polish. In standard ‘complete bicycle’ specification the Moulton SPEED is equipped with Campagnolo Super Record components, Moulton ‘M’ lightweight hubs and 10-28t cassette, ‘M’ in-line seat pillar and ‘M’ handlebar stem in Reynolds 953.

Moulton SPEED frame details: Moulton leading link front fork (threadless only, all stainless steel) Unified rear triangle with Flexitor (rubber) pivot and Hydrolastic fluid-damped rear spring Supplied with Campagnolo Record threadless headset (1”) 68mm BSC bottom bracket shell Brake drop – for 49/50mm drop racing calipers, recessed bolts (no mudguard clearance)
Wheel size: 20” (406mm) Mounts for daybag carrier and water bottle cage.
Frame kits are supplied with the Moulton ‘M’ stainless steel ‘in’line’ seat pillar in 953 with carbon cradle, Moulton ‘M’ stainless steel handlebar stem in 953 (choice of sizes 90, 120, 150, 180; all 30°); or, optionally, with the new Moulton Wishbone adjustable stem (threadless only).

Arrive in Jan’13 and only ONE available in Malaysia @ Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

A Tribute to Dr. Alexander Moulton

It is with great sorrow that Shaun Moulton and The Moulton Bicycle Company announce the news that Dr. Alexander Eric Moulton CBE, distinguished engineer and inventor, passed away peacefully in the company of his family and staff on Sunday evening, 9th December 2012, at the age of 92.

Dr. Moulton was an inspiration for generations of engineers, designers and inventors. Educated at Marlborough and Cambridge, Alex Moulton worked at Bristol Aeroplanes as assistant to Sir Roy Fedden during WW2. In 1945 he joined the family firm, Bradford on Avon rubber manufacturers Spencer Moulton, to lead a new research team. His collaboration with Sir Alec Issigonis resulted in Moulton suspension, including ‘Hydrolastic’ and ‘Hydragas’ systems, being employed in over twelve million British cars from the original Mini to the MGF.

Dr. Moulton was also famous for his revolutionary small-wheeled, full-suspension Moulton bicycle – very popular in the 1960s and still built by hand in Bradford on Avon and Stratford-upon-Avon by a loyal team of engineers, technicians and craftsmen.

Launch of TYRELL in Malaysia

8 Dec 2012, TYRELL bicycle was launched in Van’s Urban Bicycle Co. Founder, Masahito Hirose attended the launch and gave an introduction of TYRELL to the media and guests.

There’s 2 models – FX is a New Style Folding bicycle and CSi a minivelo. These are the new design of bicycle with 20″ wheel and light weight bicycle.

FX model is a newly folding designed front fork that can be stored in a compact size. 8.9kg lightweight and high rigidity, outstanding driving performance that should be able to feel. Frame made of 7046 aluminum # newest material, proportion and elegance beautiful silhouette will change the concept of folding bikes.

Come and view the TYRELL bicycle @ Van’s Urban Bicycle Co at A-12-LG1, 3 Two Square Jalan 19/1 Petaling Jaya. Contact us at 603-7932 1311

A Road Trip @ Janda Baik

2 Dec – A sunny morning and there’s 20 of us were on the way up to Genting Sempah. We were grouping outside of Mcdonalds @ the R&R in Genting Sempah and drove to Janda Baik. It was raining earlier before 7am, but we managed to get the sun shinning before the ride starts this morning.

We arrived at one of our friend’s orchard with lots of fruits like eg. Durian, mangosteen, jackfruit, rambutan trees around her home. We really had great fun riding around Janda Baik and it was about 18km ride. After the ride, we had nasi lemak and some fruits that was plucked by the neighbour before we came. Although its a short ride but all of us really enjoyed the nice and green scenery at Janda Baik.

We hope to have a bigger group the next round and everyone gets to enjoy BBQ for lunch