Tyrell CSI

 

The CSI delivers High Performance and is Super Light Weight.

This all purpose mini-velo features carbon seat stay, carbon chain stay and a 20” 451 carbon monocoque fork

Fixed Frame

DESIGN

Slant Design

CSI is designed by weaving together a distinctive thin large diameter aluminium frame and beautiful carbon rear triangle.

A utility bike endorsed by riders due to its performance and sharpness because of its super lightweight body and specifications. The frame design has a common design code which is the “slant design” adopting the two narrow inclined pipes sandwiching the top tube. The silhouette of the impressive frame design not only lies in the design, but also on the unique minivelo framework that will contribute to increase the strength of the entire frame as well as the rigidity around the long head tube. High torsional rigidity due to this slant effect and low center of gravity because of the geometry plus using the strongest yet lightweight #7005 aluminium alloy series and pair it with a rear carbon triangle will create an explosive acceleration feeling and sharp handling which road bike’s cannot give. The CSI is compatible to install the Shimano Di2 electronic drive train. It’s smooth, beautiful welding and attention to detail is the perfect one for those who pursues real fun.

Attractive Frame Design

“Slant Tube” is when two tubes extending from the head tube to the top tube creates an exceptional beauty when viewed from the back. Furthermore, the unique shape down tube enhances the rigidity which is the uniqueness of the CSI.

Craftsmanship Detailing

The smooth welding on the aluminium 7005 frame for light weight and high rigidness requires the welding beads to be carefully polished. This attention to the smallest details is to ensure the CSI is beautifully and skilfully done.

The New Carbon Rear Triangle

Using carbon material for high vibration absorbing purposes on the chain and seat stay, also adds to the beauty of the CSI.

 

Around the BB Design

Three places around the bottom bracket are welded to increase the frame strength. The Chainstay which is fixed by a special adhesive, brings out a tremendous rigid feeling beyond imagination.

 


SPECIFICATIONS

Frame #7005 Double Butted TIG & Smooth Welding
Fork 3K Carbon Monocoque
Wheels AM-9 (451) Aero Spokes
Tires Schwalbe Durano 20″ x 1.1
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800 (22 Speed)
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800 (22 Speed)
Shifter Shimano Ultegra 6800 (22 Speed)
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-25T (22 Speed)
Chain KMC X11L
Crankset Shimano Ultegra 6800 (22 Speed)
Brake Caliper Shimano Ultegra 6800 (22 Speed)
Saddle Prologo NAGI EVO T1.4
Seatpost #7075 Alloy, D31.6x400mm
Stem Tyrell Road Stem 31.8 100mm
Handlebar Tyrell #7050 D31.8 42cm
Pedal Wellgo C139

Disclaimer : Bicycle specifications may vary without notice in different territories and from time to time. Always check specifications with your retailer.


Features

The main frame is made from aluminium 7005 material and using full carbon rear triangle, create a light weight with super vibration absorption minivelo that is performance ready.

Main features:

  • Lightweight Hybrid 7005 Aluminum Frame & Carbon Rear Triangle
  • Frame design compatible to fit all road drive trains
  • Craftsmanship in the detailed welding finish and top of with Kadowaki powder coating
  • Ideal frame for both light weight and high rigidity
  • Unique shaped down tube to increase rigidity
  • Full carbon monocoque fork that promises lightweight and ride comfort
  • High-performance AM3 wheels with sealed bearing hub
  • Di2 ready with internal wiring
  • Low center of gravity and long wheel base for stable riding
  • A wide range of specifications are available according to the riding style, from handlebar types to different drive train settings
The Lightness

High torsional rigidity by the slant tube with low center of gravity and long wheel base allows you to enjoy a sense of stability on the CSI.
In addition, by pairing the rigid aluminium frame with the flexibility of carbon to create a light weight frame makes acceleration on the CSI a truly enjoyable feeling.

Lightweight Full Carbon Monocoque Fork

A lightweight full carbon monocoque fork which is excellent for vibration absorption is used for delivering a light and comfortable ride.

High-Performance AM-3 Wheels

Lightweight, high-performance wheel with sealed bearing hub (AM-3) on the 20 inch 451 size delivers excellent rotation performance and unique riding experience.In addition, you can opt to upgrade to a higher grade wheels, the AM – 9 Plus which churns out even better riding performance.”

Equipped with High End Shimano Components

The standard CSI is equipped with high-grade Shimano Ultegra R8000 series, which is smooth, reliable and robust to compliment the CSI.


Geometry

Custom Specification:

It is possible to select one of your favourite specifications from a wide range of choices according to budget and riding style. This includes handlebar type and and your preferred drive trains. The CSI is compatible with all the latest drive trains, so it is possible to just purchase the frame and custom build the CSI with parts of your choice.

Credit: Photo and text from Tyrell Japan.

CarryMe SD by Pacific Cycles

CARRYME sets a new benchmark in its category. It weighs only 8.4kg and will fit in a 93 x 32 x 25 cm bag in seconds, making it extremely easy to carry, transport, or store. It really shines, however, when you unfold and ride it. This is without a doubt the best solution to getting around the city without the hassles of waiting for traffic, looking for parking spots and paying for gasoline! Of course, you get a great workout at the same time and do your part to preserve the environment.

Colour: Blue

Colour: Green

Colour: Orange

Colour: Red

Colour: Yellow

Colour: White

Specifications
Frame Pacific CARRYME AL7005 w/ replaceable rear fork and trolley wheels
Color Red / Green / Orange / White / Yellow / Blue
Head Sets 1-1/8″ threaded
BB Parts Vortex SQT-12 Shell:68mm
Seat Post Promax SP-222 31.6x365mm anodized
Tire Maxxis 8″x1-1/4 80psi
Wheel Pacific CARRYME alloy forged rim, Reat w/integrated Drum Brake
Chainwheel Pacific CARRYME 84T 160mm w/ CG
Freewheel Pacific CARRYME 14T freewheel
Derailleur Nil
Shifter Nil
Saddle CarryMe Taunus vacuum forming black
Pedal VP foldable plastic
Handlebar Pacifi CARRYME alloy QR turnable w/ end cap reflectors
Stem nil
Stem raiser 6061T6 telescopic 350mm anodized
Brake F: alloy side pull / R: Sturmey Archer Drum Brake
Brake Lever Tektro CL330/335 bell integrated
Accessory Kickstand
Dimensions Folded: 32cm(H) x 25cm (W) x 93cm(L)
Weight 8.4kg
Seriously light to carry
Seriously fun to ride.
CARRYME’s tiny size puts it in a different class to other folders, which although compact, cannot compete with the sheer portability of this bike. Don’t be fooled by the tiny size though. In spite of impressive folding features and very lightweight, the CARRYME bikes provide great handling and feel like larger-wheeled bikes to ride.
Supreme portability
Mobility like never before.
CARRYME was designed to become a part of your life and go everywhere with you. It will get you to your destination as quickly—or as leisurely—as you want, and is also a great way of bringing exercise into your life. When you are not riding, it folds up into a neat package easily and quickly. Even the pedals are collapsible, allowing the folded CARRYME to take up very little space whether being carried in a vehicle or stored in the home or office.
Thoughtfully designed
to fit into your life.
CARRYME is the result of many years of design refinement, and this shows in every aspect of its unique construction. For example, the unique sliding front head tube clamp that provides a stiff and sturdy joining system and allows the frame to be folded up to an amazingly small size. Or the small built-in wheels that allow CARRYME to be pushed along the ground. Both the seat post and headtube are telescopic and will extend to accommodate riders of all heights.
View the video on how easy to fold/ unfold the CarryMe folding bike.

Retail Price: RM3,160.00

Credit: Photo, Video and Text from Pacific Cycles.

Dahon Route (Japan Version)

This entry level model adopts the frame technology and handle post which are used for the upper model so that everyone can feel the essence of the brand.  Comes with the 7 speed gripshift system which is easy to use, just twist it up or down to get into the right gears. This is an ideal choice of a folding bicycle if you are looking for that first bike; or a bike to take on a leisurely spin with family and friends; or to get some much needed exercise. Definitely a great my-first-foldie kind of bike.


COLOURS AVAILABLE

Colour: Cloud White
Colour: Pure Silver

Colour: Obsidian Black


SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 12.2kg
Wheel Size: 20inch( ETRTO 406)
Transmission: 7 Speed
Folding Size (cm): W89 × H64 × D34
Saddle to Pedal (mm): 685~930
Frame: 7005 Alloy frame, Vice Grip technology
Fork: Dahon steel fork
Handlepost / Stem: Radius adjustable post, leftside folding, 340-440mm/8°
Seatpost: Aluminum, 33.9x580mm
Brakes: Winzip WB-991D
Brake Levers: Winzip WL-325C
Wheel / F: Dahon Assesse aluminum 406, 28H, OLD:74mm
Wheel / R: Dahon Assesse aluminum 406, 28H, OLD:130mm
Tires: Kenda Kwest, 20×1.50, E/V
Crankset: Aluminum, 52T, double chainguard
Derailleur / F: N/A
Derailleur / R: Shimano Tourney, RD-FT35
Shifter: Microshift MS-25
Cassette: Shimano MF-TZ21, 14-28T
Pedals: Folding pedal
Kickstand: Aluminum
Others: Mudguard

*Bicycle specifications may vary without notice in different territories and from time to time. Always check specifications with your retailer.


DFS(Dahon Folding System)Technology

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This system, invented over 30 years ago, has been adopted by many folding bikes on the market, and the high degree of usage of the system can be seen by other brands around the world. Easy, even lighter, and more compact in 3 steps. By keeping improving the basics of the system, DAHON was able to establish its current position in the market of folding bicycle.

Vice Grip

Boasttechnology_img05ing a very strong holding power when locked, with the benefit of an ergonomic lever design and an adjustable tension rod that fits snugly inside the lever, surprisingly easy and smooth to fold.

High Leverage Quick Release

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Radius Handlepost

technology_img08With the fusion technology DAHON boasts, the Radius handle post has made it possible to connect smoothly from a fork to a frame and a stem. In addition, the coupling system, which is the center of the folding structure, has the best possible performance as a folding stem by adopting the “InSide ™” locking mechanism that provides strong fixing strength.

Adjustable Handlepost

A movable handle post that can change the handle position up and down by a quick lever at the center of the handle post. Grooves in the stem prtechnology_img09event rotation of the steering wheel to the left and right, achieving both safety and operability required for folding bicycles.

Retail Price: RM1,655.00

Credit: Text and Photo by Dahon and Dahon Japan.

Tern Link B7 (The Explorer)

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The Link B7 is built for exploring. It folds down small in ten seconds, so you can bring it with you anywhere—on the subway, in your car, or even store it indoors at night. With 7-speed gearing, eyelets for rear racks, and a height-adjustable telescopic handlepost, it packs a ton of versatility. Ride one and discover the convenience of Tern.

  • Folds small but rides like a full-size bike
  • 20” wheels make it easy to stop-and-go on busy streets
  • Wide 7-speed gearing for climbing hills and racing through the city
  • Folds compactly for storage and transport
  • Adjusts to fit a wide range of riders
  • Eyelets for adding rear racks
  • Optional fenders for rainy days

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Colour: Red

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Colour: Black

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Colour: Gunmetal

SPECIFICATIONS

WHEEL SIZE: 20″ wheels
SPEEDS: 1 x 7
WEIGHT: 12.1 kg (26.6 lb)
FOLDING SIZE: 39.5 x 80 x 73 cm (15.6″ x 31.5″ x 28.7″)
FOLDING TIME: 10 sec
FRAME SIZES: One size
GEAR INCHES: 36″ – 72″ (2.86 – 5.72 m)
DISTANCE: SEATPOST TO HANDLEBAR: 620 mm (24.4″)
DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL: Min: 700 mm (27.6″) Max: 960 mm (37.8″)
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT: 142 – 190 cm (4’8″ – 6’3″)
MAX LOAD WEIGHT: 105 kg (230 lb)


FRAME: Tern Link, aluminum, FBL 2 Joint, 3 patented technologies
FORK: Hi-tensile steel


HANDLEPOST: Q-Lock, forged aluminum, patented
STEM: Telescope, 6061-AL
HEADSET: Cartridge
HANDLEBAR: Flat bar, 6061-AL
GRIPS/BAR TAPE: BioLogic Ergo, Kraton
SADDLE: Velo Comfort
SEATPOST: SuperOversize, 6061-AL, micro-adjust clamp
SEATPOST CLAMP: SuperOversize, 6061-AL


FRONT BRAKE: V, aluminum, linear spring
REAR BRAKE: V, aluminum, linear spring
BRAKE LEVERS: V, aluminum bracket/lever
BRAKE CABLE & HOUSING: Anti-compression housing, slick cables


FRONT HUB: Mini, aluminum
REAR HUB: 7 spd, aluminum
SPOKES AND NIPPLES: Steel / Stainless steel
RIMS: Aluminum
TIRES: Impac StreetPac, 47-406 / Kenda Kwest, 20 x 1.75″


SHIFTER(S): Shimano 1 x 7 spd, twist
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Tourney
CRANKSET: Forged 6061 aluminum, 52T
CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL: Shimano 7 spd, 14-28T
BOTTOM BRACKET: Two-piece
CHAIN: 7 spd
PEDALS: Folding, alloy body
SHIFTER CABLE & HOUSING: SP


BELL: Aluminum
KICKSTAND: Deluxe center mount
CLIP SYSTEM: Magnetix 2.0
LUGGAGE SOCKET: No
FENDERS: Opt: RP Chromeplastic, stainless hardware


*Note: These are our standard model specifications. The bike’s weight and folded dimension may not include racks and fenders. The specifications for your country may differ slightly. We do our best to ensure that the specifications listed here accurately reflect the exact parts found on our production bikes. However, component changes do occur for various reasons and there may be brief delays on site updates. We reserve the right to make component changes without prior notification, which may cause discrepancies with the information listed on the web.

TECHNOLOGY

FBL™ 2 FRAME JOINT (HIDDEN BENEFITS)

3 patented technologies and incredibly precise manufacturing make the FBL 2 frame joint one of the best in the business. It’s strong, secure, and thanks to integrated bearings, always easy to use.

DOUBLETRUSS™ TECHNOLOGY (STIFFER BY DESIGN)

The rear half of Tern frames use a patented 3D structure we call DoubleTruss to build in extra stiffness. It helps resist torsional forces so our bikes flex less. That means increased stiffness and much better power transfer from the pedals to the rear wheel. The proof’s in the ride.

IGUS® BEARINGS (SMOOTH OPERATOR)

German-made igus bearings make our frame joints the smoothest in the business. And, they’re dealer serviceable so that if they ever wear out, they can be replaced and your frame will be as good as new in just a few minutes.

Q-LOCK™ HANDLEPOST (QUICK LOCKING)

The Q-Lock is quick and easy to use: Close the handlepost lever and the AutoLock engages, holding the lever in the locked position. The Q-Lock is also safe and strong: it exceeds tough European EN standards for strength and durability.

TELESCOPIC HANDLEPOST (CHOOSE YOUR RIDE POSITION)

Our Telescopic Handlepost gives you the option of riding high for comfort, or low for aerodynamics. It retracts into a short, compact package for portability, but only takes seconds to extend. Plus, it’s stiff and strong, so you get full-bike rigidity.

IMPAC STREETPAC TIRES (COMFORT MEETS GRIP)

Made by Schwalbe, the world leader in premium bicycle tires, the StreetPac is a balanced combination of comfort, speed, and grip.

MAGNETIX™ 2.0 (KEEP IT TOGETHER)

The Magnetix 2.0 uses powerful magnets to keep your bike folded for situations like carrying your bike up and down stairs. With a pull force 10-15 Kgf, the Magnetix 2.0 will keep your bike folded even when being jostled and moved about.


Retail Price: RM1,690.00

Credit: Photo and text from Tern and Tern Malaysia

Dahon Boardwalk D7 (Japan Version)

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The Boardwalk’s classic look have made it one of the best-selling folding bikes of all time. It folds in under 15 seconds to a wonderfully small size and delivers excellent quality at a moderate price. It is the perfect starter bicycle for riders new to the wonderful world of folding bikes.

Specifications
Transmission 7 Speed (1×7)
Wheel Size 20″(406)
Weight 12.3kg
Rider Hight Range 142~193cm
Saddle to Pedal Min:675mm Max:945mm
Folding Size W78×H65×D34cm
Frame 20″ HA Series, SuperLite 4130 chromoly, ViseGrip technologies
Fork Integrated, patented Fusion technology, steel
Handlepost/Stem Radius , adjustable with new QR lever, Inside folding, H:340-440mm, 8deg. / Silver
Handlebar 6061-T6 aluminum, flat bar, 560mm, φ25.4mm / Silver
Grips/Bartape Velo, VLG-520 w/stitch / Brown
Saddle Dahon Citta Saddle / Brown
Seatpost Dahon SP-222, SuperOversize, MicroAdjust, aluminum, 33.9×580mm / Silver
Brakes Promax V, aluminum / Silver
Brake Levers Promax Alloy levers / Silver
Hub/F Dahon Mini, aluminum, 20H / Silver
Hub/R Formula, cassette, aluminum, 28H / Silver
Rims Aluminum / Silver
Tires Kenda, Kwest 20″×1.50, E/V / Black & Ivory sidewall
Crankset Cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminum, 52T, single chainguard / Silver
Derailleur/F N/A
Derailleur/R Shimano RD-FT35 SS, 7spd
Shifter(s) Shimano SL-TX50
Cassette Shimano CS-HG207, 12-32T
Pedals Suntour folding, non-slip
Kickstand Aluminum / Silver
Clip System Magnetix system
Luggage Bracket Luggage Socket
Others Base for Landing Gear

 

*Bicycle specifications may vary without notice in different territories and from time to time. Always check specifications with your retailer.

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Colour: Pearl Blue

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Colour: Charcoal Gray

DFS(Dahon Folding System)Technology

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This system, invented over 30 years ago, has been adopted by many folding bikes on the market, and the high degree of completion of the system has been demonstrated by markets around the world. Easy, even lighter, and more compact in 3 steps. By keeping improving the basics of the system, DAHON was able to establish its current position in the market of folding bicycle.

Vice Grip

Boasttechnology_img05ing a very strong holding power in the locked state, with the benefit of an ergonomic lever design and an adjustable tension rod that fits snugly inside the lever, surprisingly easy and smooth folding work receive.

High Leverage Quick Release

Improvement of lever shape used for seat clamp · handle clatechnology_img07mp · stem clamp. By enlarging the surface area of ​​the conventional quick release lever and efficiently using the force of the hand, we have improved the tightening force by about 30%.

Radius Handlepost

With the fusion ttechnology_img08echnology DAHON boasts, the Radius handle post has made it possible to connect smoothly from a fork to a frame and a stem. In addition, the coupling system, which is the center of the folding structure, has the best possible performance as a folding stem by adopting the “InSide ™” locking mechanism that provides strong fixing strength.

Adjustable Handlepost

A movable handle post that can change the handle position up and down by a quick lever at the center of the handle post. Grooves in the stem prtechnology_img09event rotation of the steering wheel to the left and right, achieving both safety and operability required for folding bicycles.

 

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Credit: Text and Photo by Dahon Japan

 

REVIEW: 2016 Montague URBAN 700c Folding

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Couple months ago I was riding a Crosstown around the city. Just 3 days before Ramadhan, I took another brilliant hybrid, 2016 Montague Urban during KL Car Free Morning for a test ride.

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So this review will highlight the differences between Urban and Crosstown. Obviously you can notice the different names but why Montague make them for the similar purposes?

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According to their site, the Urban is “Utility & Versatility” and the Crosstown is “Comfort & Versatility”. I felt both are comfortable but the Urban are more versatile for a variety of terrain and road surfaces due to 35mm thick tires make it ideal for commuting over rough roads and potholes.

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The Urban and the Crosstown look similar but have some different features. One of those features that make the Urban more stand out is the RackStand. The RackStand is brilliant addition to the Urban as its can function as luggage carrier, mudguard, kickstand, and work stand all in one.

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New for 2016 is the DirectConnect folding system, which removes the quick release from the top tube, provides an easier folding experience and larger clamping surface between the two halves of the frame. A flip of the quick release lever and your bike folds to a compact size.

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The Urban have wayyy more speeds, with 21-speeds drivetrain provides more than enough gearing for hilly roads and city riding.

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Overall, I personally recommended the 2016 Montague Urban for anyone who thinking about commute to anywhere, especially when KTM Komuter announced that they officially allowing bikes on train. So you can bike to work now! And yeah, there are nothing wrong if you want to buy this for leisure rides, grocery shopping, etc. This bike is very versatile!

Check out the rest of the photos here:

To learn more about Montague bikes, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Review and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya.

First Look: Knog Oi Bike Bell Has Arrived!

IMG_9580Oi what do we have here?! I am so stoked that Knog Malaysia received a sample box of Knog Oi Bike Bell and I managed to borrow 2 for review. Knog’s Oi Bike Bell proves a massive success on their Kickstarter campaign, receiving more than 50 times its goal target!

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Noted that this is just samples and It might have few changes for their final product, soon available in September/October 2016 at Knog retailers nationwide. However, Kickstarter’s backers should get their hand on this award winning bike bell in July 2016, according to their Kickstarter’s campaign.

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It’s available in two sizes; one for up to 31.8mm (Large) and one for 22.2mm (Small) bars. There’s no need to remove your handlebar grips or brakes, thanks to the Oi’s single bolt split-clamp attachment.

Easy on. No need to remove grips or cables.
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The Oi will be available in 5 different styles which are Brushed Aluminium, Black, Brass, Copper & Titanium, and built-in cable management system so your cable can look more neater.

Photo from Knog

So, how was the sound? Knog claims the sound is ‘like an angel playing a glockenspiel’ (you can hear it here). However, the large Oi bell sound louder compare to the small size and luckily I’m using a 31.8mm bar. I would definitely buy it when it comes out in September 2016.

Having a bike bell is really a great idea. Of course I can yell out loud but it is nice to have a bell when approaching pedestrians and other cyclists from behind, allowing you to alert them in a less shocking way.

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Large Oi comes with hex key, extra springs, a rubber tape and a manual.
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Small Oi comes with hex key, extra springs and a manual.

Check out more photos below:

To learn more about Knog Oi Bike Bell, head to Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Review and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya

Latest: Baby Nutty & Little Nutcase

R0003991 (1200x795)Spend more time making memories and having fun. We know the safety of your little one is your top priority whenever they run out the door. With cool graphics and fun prints, a no-pinch magnetic buckle, and smart safety features, Nutcase are the helmets they won’t want to take off.

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Little Nutcase

Features:

  • No pinch Fidlock® magnetic buckle for one-handed operation
  • Certified safety for cycling , scooting, and skating standards by CPSC and ASTM F1492
  • Adjustable and removable spin dial gives a snug, comfortable fit
  • Detachable visor shades them from sun and rain
  • Deluxe soft chin pad for extra comfort
  • Durable ABS shell
  • Protective EPS inner foam lining
  • Crumple zones in external EPS to help disperse energy in the event of a crash
  • Front, top, and back venting Extra sets of foam pads to give them the perfect fit
  • 360 degree reflectivity
  • Eye-catching designs for safety and style

R0003994 (1200x795)Even babies wanna bike. From their first two-wheeled glide to their first bitty tumble, from the seat of the balance bike to the box of the cargo bike, Baby Nutty is the best in helmet comfort, style and safety. Introducing Baby Nutty, the newest in little noggin protection from Nutcase.

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Baby Nutcase

Features:

  • Finally, the baby helmet you’ll both love: No pinch, no tears Fidlock® magnetic buckle
  • Easy-on fit system grows with your toddler
  • Ergo-design for optimal bike seat posture
  • Lightweight in-mold shell for growing bobble heads
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) protective foam for high-impact protection
  • Front, top, and back venting
  • Integrated smile and compliment generator
  • Engineered, tested, and CPSC certified for 1 year and older

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Check out the rest of the photos:

To learn more about Nutcase products, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

First Look: Knog Blinder Mini

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I received a box of upcoming Knog lights sample from Knog Malaysia contains 8 new Knog Blinder Mini. The previous Mini series has only 1 LED but the new Blinder Mini range from 1 LED, 9 LEDs and COB (Chips on Board) LEDs with different beam angles. This stuff is so small yet powerful for your cycling routines.

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Introducing new mini family; the DOT, the NINER and the CHIPPY. Knog really know how to named their products well!

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Specifications:
Battery: LiPo / USB Rechargeable
Peaks Lumens: 20 (front) / 11 (rear)
Weight: 15g
Run Time: 2 Hours (steady mode) / 11 Hours (eco-flash)
Beam: 20° (DOT) / 90° (NINER) / 120° (CHIPPY)
LED: 1 (DOT) / 9 (NINER) / COB (CHIPPY)

The interface included Low Battery Indicator, Power/Mode switch and Recharge Indicator. Long press will turn the light on/off. Short press for mode conversion.

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The Blinder Mini comes with a clasp and 2 straps for the front and 3 straps for the rear. I really dig these lights because of its size. Perfect for those who want to save weight on bike lights and looks minimal on your bike.

Check out the rest of the photos here:

To learn more about Knog products, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya

REVIEW: Bike to Work with a Brompton

Bike to work is not a popular choice among urbanites. No denying that, there are several barriers that make it less popular, such as hot weather and safety. Find out how to break these barriers at the end of this article.

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I was loaned a 3-speeds Brompton by Van’s Urban Bicyce Co. and use this opportunity to bike to work on Global Bike to Work Day (May 10th), from Ampang to my office in Brickfield. Cycling from my house to Ampang LRT station takes less than 10 minutes. I use my Touch ‘n Go card so I can go out at any stations. However, make sure your card balance at least RM10 before traveling because not all stations have topup services for Touch ‘n Go.

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Ampang LRT station is the first station, so it was not crowded. Unfortunately LRT only allows foldable bicycle and not during peak hours which is 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm. So far there are no difficulties for me to ride the LRT with my bike even during peak hours. Just make sure your bike is properly folded before entering the train.

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There will be more and more people are coming in, so be sure that your bike does not disturbing any passengers. It’s fun watch them observing me and my bike especially because I wanted to show them that it’s possible. Most of them asked me about the bike price. Brompton is not a cheap option but there are many affordable folding bike, ranging from RM500 to RM2,000.

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In order to get to Brickfield, I chose to stop at Masjid Kamek LRT station and cycle to Brickfield. The fee is RM3.20. Please note that Masjid Jamek LRT station is known as one of the busiest station, so you might having a difficulty getting out of the train with a bike and I advise you to take your time getting out of the station due to a lot of people.

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I am thankful for KL’s first dedicated bicycle path but I must say, it was not well-maintained. Currently at some section (Jalan Tun Sambathan) have been closed for some construction but no other alternatives for cyclists or pedestrians.

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At the office, I put the bike beside me and do my works as I can easily access my stuff in the Brompton’s Mini O-Bag by Ortlieb.

My verdict.
Finally, I have done it. It’s possible and cheaper! I don’t have to spend money for parking and petrol, and was also able to pay more for my meals! Yes, I’m sweating but not much. You can still control your sweating level by cycling at chill pace and choose the right weather if possible. Thanks to LRT/KTM for allowing bikes (foldable) on train. Hopefully we will have a special coach for cyclists in the future.

One way to avoid hot weather or rain, by cycle at the right time. Getting weather update from your smart phone is good way to plan your trip. For inexperienced commuters, they will concern more on safety when riding a bicycle on the road with motor vehicles. So I would say that the more you ride, the more confident you will be. You can start practicing by joining a weekly group ride around KL.

The bike.
I’ve long had an interest in getting a test review of a Brompton. There is great pride and loyalty amongst Brompton owners and I can understand why. I’m all enthusiasm for foldable bikes at the moment, but riding on 16” wheels is still a shock (and syiok!). It may feel small, but it also feels solid and responsive on the road. I felt instantly at ease riding through the city. Brompton are slower than a standard bike, but once adapted to the riding style it felt reasonably fast with only 3 gears on my model.

But will I buy a Brompton? If a folding bike was my main commute, I would want the best. I am willing to save money for this bike, just like I did for my other bikes.

Check out the rest of the Brompton photos:

To learn more about Brompton bikes, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya