When choosing a bike, there are many factors to consider. There are many bikes on the market for each niche. However, high specs do not mean high quality. For leisure rides, the CarryMe is the perfect companion to bring along in cities and on PCN. It’s small and speedy. As the name implies, it is also easy to carry around. The eight-inch wheels do not stop it from being a high-quality folding bike! For those looking for a small companion to spice up your journeys, try the CarryMe!
Riding With The CarryMe
Some dismiss the CarryMe because of its small wheels. However, it’s unfair to compare a bike with 8” inch wheels to one with 18” or 20” inch wheels. The CarryMe has its charms. Firstly, it can be surprisingly fast. It just depends on how much energy the rider is willing to exert. Some people have even conquered the NTU bike rally (141km) on a CarryMe!
The small wheels give an experience different from other bikes. They allow for fast acceleration and quick and tight turns. It works well in areas with a lot of roadsides to stop, like the city.
You can also bring it on PCN to exercise and work up a sweat. If you’re athletic enough, the fast acceleration is enough to cross small slopes. This means that going down slopes are a blast.
Good for Leisure Riding
It’s also the perfect bike for those looking for casual rides.
The CarryMe comes equipped with a kickstand so you do not have to find a tree or wall to rest it on. Additionally, its folded form can also stand on its two rear wheels, even without a kickstand.
You can even bring it with you into malls and markets. Its folded form rolls like a trolley. It’s even compact enough to fit in small cafes. Hence, if you feel like grabbing a bite or stopping for some cool air, you can!
Since it takes up very little space, it’s one of the easiest bikes to store at home. It’s compact folded stands up on its own, so it’s very easy to find space for it. The CarryMe makes it quick and easy to run errands.
Good For Urban Riding
The CarryMe thrives in urban spaces. It is the lightest folding bike in the world, weighing in at only 8.4kg. Due to its 8-inch wheels, it has a unique fold that makes it easy to carry.
It just takes 15 seconds to fold and unfold, which makes it efficient for short distance and mixed-mode travel. Bringing the CarryMe onto public transport is a breeze!
It is also popular with people who need it for “last-mile” rides on the way to work, as it is faster than walking. When folded, it is non-intrusive. You can even store in your own cubicle.
Things to take note when cycling
Of course, as with any bike, you have to take precautions. Here are some tips to ride safely on the CarryMe.
Try riding it around for a while in your neighbourhood. This lets you get a feel for the bike and what it can do. Additionally, it would be easier to get home to make any adjustments. It would also give your muscles time to adjust, especially if you haven’t exercised in a while.
Find out the local rules in your areas. This includes speed limits. In Singapore, you can go 25km/h on cycling paths. However, on footpaths, you can go only 10km/h.
A new law was passed recently. Cyclists (and users of personal mobility devices) are banned from holding and using their mobile phones while riding. As it is dangerous to yourself and others, you should avoid doing that. However, now, you will be fined $1,000 if caught. Similarly, you should glance through the Active Mobility Act to be on the safe side.
If you are looking to get a CarryMe folding bike for yourself, try Mighty Velo! Our online store is open for business. Message us on Facebook, Instagram or Carousell for questions and enquiries or a test ride. You can also email us at [email protected] for a slot. Our bikes are also available on Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10.
Mighty Velo is the official distributor for Pacific Cycles in Southeast Asia. Our Mechanics have been trained directly at Pacific Cycles HQ in Taiwan and can do proper maintenance and repair work on our bicycles. Every bicycle comes with a 2-year warranty on frame and 1-year warranty on parts.