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Why did we name ourselves Mighty Velo?

We had stumbled into the bike industry 16 years ago with an inherited company name. So when it was time to properly rename ourselves with a new corporate identity that accurately reflects our core business in foldable bicycles, we decided on Mighty Velo!

First, for those who are old (or old enough to know this vintage superhero cartoon), – we were big fans of the popular 1960s vintage cartoon series “Mighty Mouse”. We also wanted to use the word “velo” as it referred to a wheel or a bicycle in French.

We put the two words “Mighty Velo” together to explain that while our bike wheels  may be smaller than full sized bike tyres, our smaller wheels are strong, sturdy and reliable. Mighty Velo or MV as we are fondly known to our customers and bike friends, is a Singaporean-owned SME with 15 team members and we want to continue to play a small but active role in providing car-lite solutions to drive Singapore towards a car-lite society.

mighty velo logo

Why did we name ourselves Mighty Velo?

We had started in the bike industry 16 years ago with an inherited company name.

So when it was time to rename ourselves with a new identity that reflected our core business in bicycles, we decided quickly on Mighty Velo!

We are big fans of the popular 1960s vintage cartoon series “Mighty Mouse”. We also knew that “velo” referred to a wheel or a bicycle in French.

We then put the two words “Mighty Velo” together to suggest that while our bicycle wheels and scooter wheels are small, they are strong, sturdy and reliable. Mighty Velo is a SME with only 15 team members but we want to continue to play an active role in driving Singapore towards a car-lite society.

Mighty Velo Brand Story

We stumbled into the foldable bike business by pure accident. We didn’t get to inherit a second-generation business like others may have in the bike industry.
 
We first began cycling 15 years ago because we were overweight, burnt out from corporate work and we badly need to exercise. The last time we had cycled before then, was at East Coast Park with our primary school classmates. 
 
In 2006, we ordered two strange-looking foldable bikes and got them delivered via Fedex. We started to ride our Strida in parks and along pavements around
Serangoon, Hougang and Sengkang. We got accosted everywhere we cycled and even accosted during our meals at coffee shops and restaurants. After slowly realising months later that many people were interested in foldable bikes too, we decided to open Mighty Velo to specialise in foldable bikes. 
 
We became the first two local foldable bike riders to engage the Transport Minister in a Land Transport Forum in 2006, showing the then Minister the problems we had faced while taking the train and bus with our bikes. After sending the Transport Minister a proposal to allow foldable bikes into public transport in Singapore, talks were initiated with the Ministry of Transport, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and transport stakeholders such as the SBS Transit and SMRT.
 
A six-month bike trial took effect in 2007 and in 2008, a permanent scheme of allowing foldable bikes into public transport during off peak hours kicked in.
Fast forward to 2020, the transport landscape has evolved so much that the scheme has been revised to allow foldable bikes and electric scooters and other
personal mobility devices onto public transport during operational hours provided they fulfill the LTA size requirements. This milestone became part of our company’s achievement when LTA conferred to us the prestigious inaugural Land Transport Award for Excellence, “Car-Lite Champion”.
 
Electric scooters are now banned from footpaths and roads and can only be ridden on cycling paths and park connectors. They also need to be UL2272-certified before they can be used in Singapore. Furthermore riders of UL2272-certified electric scooters will need to undergo a mandatory written test before being allowed to ride on cycling paths and park connectors. There will also be a mandatory inspection for all scooter owners who own a UL2272-certified, starting April 2020.
 
Our current stable of performance foldable bikes include Riese and Müller’s Birdy bikes manufactured by Pacific Cycles of Taiwan, the Reach GT designed and built by Pacific Cycles, the ultra chic and sleek commuter foldable bike, the IFMove, the most compact foldable bike called the CarryMe and the only adult foldable tricycle known as the CarryAll tricycle (with three wheels). 

Mighty Velo Brand Story

We started the foldable bike business by pure accident. We didn’t get to inherit a second-generation business like others did in the bike industry.
 
We began cycling 15 years ago because we were overweight, burnt out from corporate work and we badly need to exercise.
 
In 2006, we ordered two strange-looking foldable bikes and got them delivered via Fedex. We started to ride our Stridas in parks and along pavements around Serangoon, Hougang and Sengkang. We got accosted everywhere we cycled and even during food stops at coffee shops and restaurants.
 
After realising months later, that many people were interested in foldable bikes too, we decided to open Mighty Velo to specialise in foldable bikes and now e-scooters.
 
We became the first two foldable bike riders to engage the Transport Minister in a Land Transport Forum in 2006, showing her the problems we had faced while taking the train and bus with our bikes.
 
After sending the Transport Minister a proposal to allow foldable bikes into public transport in Singapore, talks were initiated with the Ministry of Transport, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and transport stakeholders such as the SBS Transit and SMRT.
 
A six-month bike trial took effect in 2007 and in 2008 a permanent scheme of allowing foldable bikes into public transport during off peak hours kicked in. Fast forward to 2019, the transport landscape has evolved so much that the scheme has been revised to allow foldable bikes and electric scooters and other personal mobility devices onto public transport during operational hours provided they fulfill the LTA size requirements.
 
This milestone became part of our company’s achievement when LTA conferred to us the prestigious inaugural Land Transport Award for Excellence, “Car-Lite Champion”.
 
Our current stable of offerings include UL2272-certified and LTA approved Segway-Ninebot e-scooters and self-balancing hoverboards such as the Segway-Ninebot ES2 and the long distance MAX that can be registered with LTA and used in Singapore. We also sell the world’s lightest commuter foldable bike, the CarryMe foldable bike and the CarryAll foldable tricycle.

Mighty Velo Workplace

We are a fiercely independent Singaporean-owned SME with 15 full-time employees with a large distribution and bike building warehouse, a HR and Marketing office headquartered at Tai Seng and a dedicated Bike Experience Store at BreadTalk IHQ Building.

We started our small bike business at 231 Lavender Street in 2006 with a small foldable bike called Strida. Then we started to build the Brompton foldable brand in Singapore and in other parts of South East Asia for the next 13 years. Now we are the sole distributor of performance foldable bikes manufactured by Pacific Cycles of Taiwan for the SEA markets.

Our team of bike technicians are professionally trained and we also offer a full-scale Official Service Centre for our Pacific Cycles performance foldable bikes such as the Birdy, Reach GT, IFMove, CarryMe and CarryAll foldable tricycle.

If you are keen to work for a bike company that is forward-looking, setting industry trends and adept at spotting good foldable bike brands, do write to us at [email protected].

We are looking for social media interns, part-time sales colleagues and bike technicians (training will be provided) to our company fold.

Mighty Velo Workplace

We are a fiercely independent Singaporean-owned SME with 15 full-time employees with a large distribution and bike building warehouse, a HR and Marketing office headquartered at Tai Seng and a dedicated Bike Experience Store at BreadTalk IHQ Building.

We started our small bike business at 231 Lavender Street in 2006 with a small foldable bike called Strida. Then we started to build the Brompton foldable brand in Singapore and in other parts of South East Asia for the next 13 years. Now we are the sole distributor of performance foldable bikes manufactured by Pacific Cycles of Taiwan for the SEA markets.

Our team of bike technicians are professionally trained and we also offer a full-scale Official Service Centre for our Pacific Cycles performance foldable bikes such as the Birdy, Reach GT, IFMove, CarryMe and CarryAll foldable tricycle.

If you are keen to work for a bike company that is forward-looking, setting industry trends and adept at spotting good foldable bike brands, do write to us at [email protected].

We are looking for social media interns, part-time sales colleagues and bike technicians (training will be provided) to our company fold.