During this Covid-19 Circuit Breaker, many Singaporeans have turned to cycling as a form of exercise and commuting. Cycling is one of a few forms of exercise that you can do alone after all. Plus it is simple and easy to pick up. Bicycle shops in Singapore now offer online services, so you can get your hands on a bicycle with ease. Bicycles like the Birdy Rohloff, City, GT, R20 and New Classic are great for riding solo and commuting.
Cycling has various benefits for one’s health as well. It helps build up your immunity, most importantly. A study in the United Kingdom has found that those who cycle are building immunity and hold back the effects of ageing. The findings showed that the cyclists in the test kept their muscle mass and strength with age. They also maintained stable levels of body fat and cholesterol.
The test also found that the anti-ageing effects went all the way to the immune system. An organ called the thymus, which makes immune cells called T-cells usually starts to shrink from the age of 20. But the thymuses of older cyclists were found to be generating as many T-cells as those of young adults.
It’s also a great way to help build muscle and stamina. With cycling, there is less force put on your legs as compared to running. This allows you to go further and longer without fatigue and pain setting in.
Cycling during Circuit Breaker
There are a few simple rules to follow when cycling during the Circuit Breaker. For starters, you will have to ride alone. Do not ride with a group and even your family members. You won’t need a mask, unlike other exercises, when cycling. However, have one ready to put on once you’re done cycling.
If you are looking to get a bicycle during the CB period, you should get a folding bicycle. They are much lighter than a non-folding one and are more compact in design. This allows for easy storage at home while not sacrificing performance. Out of all folding bikes, one stands out. It will last you not only during the CB period but far beyond that as well. That folding bicycle is the Birdy Rohloff, the King of the folding bicycles.
The King of Birdy performance bikes
The Birdy Rohloff is the King of Birdy bikes and the best foldable bike with good reason. It’s a 14 speeds touring bike which is fitted with premium parts. Designed to go the distance, the Rohloff provides a super smooth ride. Everything about the Rohloff shows that it is in a class of its own. And what sets it apart from any other Birdy model is its 14 speeds aluminium Rohloff hub.
Rohloff is a company that specialises in internal hubs and bike accessories. Their hubs are simple to maintain and feels smooth when shifting through the gears as you are riding. A sealed aluminium hub protects the Rohloff gearing system. The Rohloff hub is extremely resilient against the elements and weather that would damage a regular hub. And as a result, the Rohloff hub is one of the hardiest hubs in the market.
The internal hub also keeps quick to damage parts safe inside. Parts which usually have a much shorter life, like derailleurs and shifters, are not exposed on the Birdy Rohloff. Therefore it is less likely that you’ll need to worry about your bike gears breaking on longer and tougher rides.
Riding the Birdy Rohloff
When riding on roads the sturdy monocoque frame coupled with the hardy, touring tyres provide a very smooth ride. The Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres are for fast riding across long distances. They are made long-lasting so you won’t need to swap them out every few years. A single set can last a good amount of time before needing replacement.
The easy to use twist shifter on the Rohloff also makes changing gears a breeze. It reduces strain on the wrist as you twist as well, thanks to its ergonomic design. The Birdy Rohloff also has the unique ability to change gears while stationary. The Speedhub allows you to switch through the gears when you are, say waiting at the stoplight.
Overall the Birdy Rohloff is in a class of its own when it comes to performance folding bikes. It is perfect for seasoned cyclists and those who enjoy long touring. And with its foldability, you can take it with you to almost anywhere. Travel with your Birdy Rohloff after the Circuit Breaker and cycle along some of the most famous bike tour routes.
Mighty Velo, Folding Bike Specialists
If you are planning to go on a bike tour after the Circuit Breaker ends, the Rohloff should be your No.1 choice. It will take you the distance. Plus, it can still be used leisure riding and commuting solo during the Circuit Breaker as well.
If you are looking to get your very own Rohloff now, look no further than us! Mighty Velo has been folding bike specialists for over 15 years. We are currently the official distributor of Pacific Cycles bikes, which include the Birdy Rohloff. All bikes are built from the ground up at our store upon order. This is so that customers can first choose from one of our 17 Birdy frame colours. Once you pick your preferred colour, we build your Birdy for you.
So don’t wait any longer. Visit us at shop.mightyvelo.com today to get the King of Birdy bikes. You can also check out our latest promos on our online store! Do email us at [email protected] for more information or enquiries.