With the end of Covid-19 Circuit Breaker, Singapore is officially in Phase 1 of its reopening. Phase 1 marks the safe-reopening of some activities that do not pose high risk of transmission. Even after Circuit Breaker ends, up to 70 percent of the population will still be working from home due to Covid-19 cases still existing. Retail stores like our store, Isetan, Tangs, gyms and entertainment centres all are not allowed to open during Phase 1. This means that, if you have been waiting for our bicycle retail store to open to get a folding bike or to test ride, you won’t be able to. Therefore, if you are looking to get a folding bike to start riding during Phase 1, you should do it online!
Retail stores will only be opening in Phase 2, and no one knows when Phase 2 will start. The Covid-19 pandemic has literally changed everyone’s way of living. We now purchase goods, services and products online, all within the comforts of our own homes.
Cycling is a great way to combat Covid-19! You reap tons of benefits from just a 20-minute cycle every day. With that being said, you might be wondering, can I buy a bike online, if I cannot test ride during Covid-19? The answer is yes, you can! Here is a guide on how you can get a good foldable bike online without test-riding.
Finding the perfect foldable bike for you
Throughout the lockdown period, there has been an increase in amount of people who are turning to cycling as a form of exercise or commute. Many of which are new cyclists, who have not owned a foldable bike previously. Before choosing which model to buy, you should always consider your budget, how many speeds or gears that you’re looking out for and your riding style.
A quality foldable bike can start at a price of S$999 and above. Your budget mainly dictates how you would like to use your bike for, such as for commute, daily exercise or even going for light trails.
If you are a beginner cyclists, or you have never own a bike before in your adult life, the recommendation would be getting a bike with at least 8 speeds to climb slopes or steep inclines. You should also consider a full front and rear suspension bike if you need that comfort and less aches on your legs and bum, especially if you are riding your bike for long-distance or commuting to work.
Therefore, it is important to know your riding style before purchasing a folding bike online or consulting with a bike expert online. This also allows your bike consultant to provide you with sound advice on which models you should look out for to suit your needs.
Looking out for reputable folding bike stores
Spending up to a thousand or two on a foldable bike can be a huge sum for some. Thus, it is important for you to look out for reputable folding bike stores. Taking into consideration factors such as providing great aftersale services, bringing in the latest bike models and having good reviews online.
With everyone purchasing almost everything online, you want to make sure that you understand the product that you are getting. Folding bike nowadays can come with many different features to cater to the needs of each rider. However, if you are a newbie cyclist, this can be rather confusing. It is always important to consult in a store that offers you advice, just like a bike doctor online. You can always start with messaging the bike store on their online platforms and see how long it takes for them to reply to your enquiry. This generally shows their reactivity towards potential customers.
There is no such thing as a stupid question. A good bike store will have staff that are friendly, knowledgeable and give you factual information on each folding bike model. As stores cannot advise you physically, many do so online. This way of communication works well for many first-time customers as they are more comfortable to tell the store if they are newbie cyclists.
Researching online is a good way to see if the folding bike store that you are going to purchase from has positive reviews. Platforms such as Facebook and Google Business are ways to check out their reviews. In addition, you should always look out for bike stores that offer great aftersale service. This applies when you are having any troubles or issues with your bike after the purchase, and you have someone to look for to troubleshoot.
Mighty Velo – The Folding Bike Specialist
Mighty Velo has been in the foldable bike business for more than 14 years. We are familiar with the needs and wants of new cyclists. We introduce popular brands such as the Birdy, CarryAll and CarryMe into the Southeast Asia Market. All our folding bikes are manufactured in Taiwan by Pacific Cycles.
While many customers may want to go all out with their bike accessories when they first purchase a new bike, Mighty Velo, on the other hand, advise you to start with your new bike raw. Accessories can be very expensive, so you should first understand your friend before adding on new parts, which can potentially void the bike’s warranty.
We strive to provide excellent aftercare service to all our customers. Each foldable bike purchased from us comes with a 2 year warranty on parts, and 1 year warranty on the bicycle frame. Our mechanics not only provide you with *free checks and tunings for any bike bought from us, we also advise you on any bike enquiries when you drop us a message online.
Mighty Velo is a folding bike store that is reputable, offers great service and brings you the latest foldable bike deals and models. Do not hesitate and get your folding bike from us now! We are available at shop.mightyvelo.com or find us online on our Facebook, Instagram and Carousell.
Alternatively, you can also shop on your favourite e-marketplaces like Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10. Don’t wait anymore, and start your cycling journey today!
*Free check and tunings only apply for 1 year from the date of bike collection.