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Best Place To Have a Ride In Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia - Singapore is one of the smallest countries in Southeast Asia alongside Brunei and Timor Leste. The size of its country makes Singapore doesn’t have a lot of riding track if it comes to MTB riding or touring. You can count all the MTB track across Singapore with fingers on your two hands. For those who want to have awesome long riding experience, Southeast Asia is abundant with places for you. Here’s some great riding place that a Singaporean can visit to have great riding experience.

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Visit These Places in Southeast Asia For An Awesome Riding Experience

Bali, Indonesia

Bali has been famous as a paradise for foreigners ever since the end of World War II. A lot of tourists come every year to enjoy the party, the beach, cultural attractions and also nature. One of the most amazing things about Bali is there a lot of riding track that you can try. Bali Bike Park is the most famous one. A cyclist can go to Bali Bike Park in Buleleng area and enjoy the varieties of the trail in the park. You can bring your bike to Bali but also you can rent a bike in several bike rental located on the island. Bali Bike Park trail is easy to understand but better have a local guide with you during the ride.

Bali

Bukit Kiara, Malaysia

The Bukit Kiara trails was an old rubber plantation decades ago. Now that it is no longer in operation, it has been the primary green lung area near the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. Bukit Kiara is located between Taman Tun Dr. Ismail and Hartamas. There are entrances from both suburbs into the trail. The trails in the park are not as systematically organized as in other developed countries in Southeast Asia such as Singapore in terms of directional signage. The many trails in this park are accessible to all, therefore it is easy to lose your way where the trails have no signage. It is recommended to use GPS devices or speak to the many locals who frequent this place for guides.

Bukit Kiara

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

The eastern part of Malaysia in Borneo provides a vast nature trail for those who love to engage in an MTB adventure. Under the mountain of Kinabalu, you can try a Downhill ride at Bukit Padang MTB Trail. The track is challenging but not that hard for even a mediocre rider. The track is also not hard to understand as you can easily find your way back to the road. The surrounding area in Sabah also provides a great riding spot, so when you are there, make sure to check it out. 

Kota Kinabalu

Mount Bromo, Indonesia

As one of the most visited mountain in East Java, Mount Bromo offers a great riding trail for even beginners. Starting from the top of the mountain near the sunrise spot where people usually come in the morning, riders can cycle all the way through Jemplang right down to Tutur-Welang bike park. Along the way, you can enjoy the misty mountain view, a small village road and also the plantation that promise a great adventure. There are several trails in the area of Bromo so you definitely can enjoy the mountain during the trip to East Java.

Bromo

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Among the trails in southeast Asia, Chiang Mai trail is one of the best for a Cross Country ride. The trail is wide and surrounded by mountains and national parks. Whether you are a beginner or an expert cyclist, Chiang Mai trails will be a fun ride for you. A little tip, to have the ultimate enjoyment in this vast area, better to bring a guide with you or have a ride in a group.

Chiang Mai


Exciting Ways To Celebrate Singapore Independence Day

Independence Day

Independence Day - The time when all Singaporean love their country and being very patriotic is near. Yes, it’s August! The Independence day is coming right around the corner and it’s time to plan some activities other than simply watching Singapore National Day Parade on August 9. 

Exciting Ways To Celebrating Independence Day in Singapore

On 2019, independence day comes with additional fun of long-weekend. It means riders should prepare to have a prolonged independence day celebration. If you don’t know what to do, Rodalink has some ideas about what to do during the long weekend of 2019 independence day. Here are some activities you can do with your loved ones during the special event.

Independence Day Picnic

Outdoor activity is a fun thing to do on the weekend. If usually you don’t have enough time to spend with family outside on the weekdays, this long weekend can be a great chance to actually go out and have a great outdoor time. Bring some homemade food and have a picnic in your family favorite park will bring a sense of fun independence day for your loved ones. We should be grateful because living in Singapore comes with a lot of options for picnic spot. Botanic Gardens, MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Marina Barrage, Fort Canning, Chinese and Japanese Garden, you name it. Pick one and go enjoy yourself in the upcoming independence day of our beloved country!

Independence Day Picnic


Throw an Independence Day Party

For those who don’t like to go out on a hot and humid air of Singapore, you can try to have an indoor activity. Throwing a party with friends and family will definitely a great thing to do on the independence day. You can invite your friends and serve different types of food from different ethnics to celebrate the diversity we have in this land of the lion. Watching the NDP through the TV screen is something you can do if you don’t like the blazing sun. Sip some bubble tea and turn on the air conditioner for a greatest independence day celebration that you can have!

Independence Day Food for Party


Independence Day Cycling with Loved Ones

If you want to keep your body well-exercised during the long weekend, try cycling with family. Bay East Garden is one of the places where you can enjoy the cycling activity and also find a good place to watch the Independence Day fireworks. You can start cycling on the afternoon and cruise along surrounding area of Garden By The Bay and then choose your spot. You can bring small foldable picnic chair and enjoy the independence day with your loved ones on the evening.

Independence Day Fireworks

So, what do you have in mind? Make sure you enjoy yourself during the long weekend and stay safe wherever you go. Happy Independence Day!


Bike Accessories To Keep You City Cycling-Ready

Bike Accessories - City cycling is the best thing to do when you live in Singapore. This city has a lot of place to enjoy while on top of your city bike. But of course, you need to be prepared for the experience the best of city cycling of Singapore. That’s why you need 

Bike Accessories To Enjoy The City Cycling

City cycling with bikes such as Polygon Sierra, Polygon Path City, Marin Larkspur and Marin Fairfax will be your best chance to explore the best part of Singapore. The equipment will not be complete without some proper bike accessories to go with the bike. With the selection from Rodalink, you can go safety, ready and also stylish at the same time. Here’s something to make sure you are ready to embrace the cycling around the city. 

Helmet

City cycling should come with proper safety measure. Helmet that can be used to venture across the town should be reliable in term of protection, comfort, but also stylish. One of the best city-cycling helmet available at Rodalink stores is Brooks Island Helmet. Brooks Island Helmet offers urban cyclist comfort and safety altogether. The ventilation has a closed top for rain protection and dual ventilation, which allows air flows through the front vent and channels in the base and rear. The anti-bacterial padding is specifically designed for a pleasant and satisfying user experience. Cyclist can enjoy the best protection while being stylish during the city stroll. 

Giro Aether         Giro Vanquish

Folding Tools

Tools is important too. Make sure you bring one during your adventure throughout the city. Folding tools from Topeak offers a wide range of selection. You can complete it with Elite Takuin Tool Pack to keep your tools safe during the ride. 

Topeak Mini 20 Folding Tool

Bag

Bag is a essential part of a city-cycling. You can bring your camera, phone, wallet inside the bag. You can pick your personal needs during the ride and put it all inside a comfort bag that can also be your fashion item. Whether it’s side bag or backpack, we have it all in our store. Make sure you stop by and check this bags from Brooks. Simple and stylish, this bike accessories are definitely something worth-having. 

Brook Sparkhill     Brooks Pitfield

Bottle and Bottle Cage

Stay hydrated during the city ride with bottle and bottle cage mounted to your bike. These bike accessories is must-have to get a comfort riding experience in the city. In our store, we have selection of Topeak and Elite bottle cage for you to choose. For the bottle, you can choose Elite, Fulcrum or Camelbak to stay hydrated.

Elite Leggero   Elite Bottle Ombra     Topeak Modula Java Cage


So, what are you waiting for? Find your bike accessories today at Rodalink Stores and enjoy the city riding across Singapore!


Road Bike Experience : From Cycling Jersey To Lights

Cycling Jersey - If you don’t want to engage in a muddy environment as this rainy season approaching, you can try the road riding instead of MTB riding. Road riding has its own fun since you can engage in a very fast riding with city view. There are some important things you need to prepare before starts your road riding adventure. Cycling jersey, short and helmets are among those things that you need. Here is a list of what to prepare!

Road Bike
You need to have a road bike for cycling on the road. It is because of course, the suspension on MTB bike will be wasting your energy as you ride on the smooth road. Road biking is a fun way to improve your fitness, meet up with new people and absorb your environs at a slower pace than possible from a speeding automobile. These bikes offer speed, agility, and efficiency. These road bikes usually developed with an aerodynamic design to help you gain the speed you need.

Strattos S7

Polygon Divine R5

At Rodalink we have several types of road bikes ready for you to choose from. From Polygon we have Stratos series and Helios series. Recently Divine series that made for women also available at Rodalink. If you like to have Marin road bikes, you can try the Gestalt series. Cycling jersey, shorts, and other apparel can later choose to match the design of the bike that you have.

Polygon Helios LT9

Marin Gestalt

Cycling Apparel
This part of the preparation is quite complicated because there are a lot of items you have to choose. Starts from cycling jersey to cycling short, then you need to choose your shoes and socks. Gloves and eyewear also included in the item list that you need during the ride.

Bellwether Heritage JerseyBellwether Peak JerseyBellwether Phase Jersey

Cycling jersey and short available in our line-up are from Bellwether with colors and pattern variant for you to choose. Road shoes have the stiffest soles among other types of cycling shoes, made of nylon, composite materials or carbon for maximum pedaling efficiency and minimum weight. These shoes usually have lightweight ventilated uppers made from leather or synthetic leathers with mesh for breathability. In our store, we have Fizik and Shimano available for you to choose from. Selection of Bellwether and All Mountain Style socks are available to accompany your cycling shoes.

Shimano ShoesFizik Shoes

Choices of gloves are purely based on the cyclist taste and comfort. At Rodalink store you can find the selection of gloves from Giro, Bellwether and 100%. Eyewear is also something you should consider to bring during your road-adventure. Functioned as eye protector from unknown objects and blazing sun. Eyewear line-up at Rodalink consists of Polygon sunglasses and Shimano sunglasses. Just make sure your glasses and gloves match your cycling jersey.

Safety Gear
Safety is important especially if you are cycling fast on the street of Singapore. The helmet is the first one. Riding a bike with helmet helps save the rider’s head from impact if there is an accident. The helmet also acts as a good fashion item for the cyclist. Especially if the colors or the look match the cycling jersey and the bike. At Rodalink we have a wide selection of helmets such as Polygon, Polisport, Giro, Met, Bell, and Limar. Other than the helmet, you should also prepare some bicycle lamp for rainy days or night ride. Lights will make sure the other street user will notice a cyclist in a low visual environment. Cateye and D-Lights are two brand selections of light that you can find at Rodalink store.

So, what are you waiting for? Find your own cycling jersey, short, shoes, gloves, and all other items to embrace the track today!

Explore Singapore With Your Bike And Take Some Good Selfies

Explore Singapore - Singapore is abundant with Instagrammable spot for tourist and citizen to take a selfie and insert a thoughtful quote as a caption. Many of these spots are free for everyone to enter and features a great view. If you are an urban cyclist who likes to explore Singapore on the weekend, here’s 7 scenic spots for you to bring out the bike and camera at the same time.

1. Mount Faber Park

The Southern Ridges is one of the best place near mount Faber that you can go to enjoy the uphill ride with city view. It is considered as the toughest cycling trails. If you want to breathe normally during the selfies or boomerangs, you need to dismount your bike once in a while and push it up through the slope. But the view in here is really good. Especially in the morning and the sun still hanging just above the horizon. The green scenery and city view in afar will make you want to explore this part of Singapore for hours.

Mount Faber

Mount Faber View


2. Punggol Waterway

If you are looking for a calm and quiet place to enjoy the morning or late afternoon, then Punggol waterway is one of the best places to you. Bring out your bike and join those who walk/cycle/skate through this place in the morning or late afternoon. To join the two sides of the waterway, there are 5 bridges that spread from Sungei Punggol to Sungei Serangoon. You can go to Lorong Halus Wetland through the bridge above Sungei Serangoon and also enjoy the view in there. The view is great and you can take some selfies on the bridge or when you pass the lalang around the waterway. Best scene once again available when sun hanging low in the sky or during sunrise.

Punggol Waterway

Punggol Waterway Sunrise

Punggol Waterway Evening

3. Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage located at the mouth of Marina Channel, this place functioned as water catchment in the city. The area eventually becomes quite popular because of the view directly to the city and marina bay. You can bring your bike and go around the area that also connected to the garden by the bay; in case you want to explore Singapore's most attractive garden. City and bay view is here for your Instagram feed so you will not lose any chance to show your paid-off long ride on social media.

Marina Barrage From Above

Marina Barrage Morning View

4. Civic District

If you are a fan of cultural heritage with historical value, a civic district is a perfect place to take some great photos for your Instagram feed. When you are exploring the city, you can find a restored colonial-styled building from Raffles’ era can be found here. This place is, of course, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly so bring out your bike when you can. While you do your sight-seeing, don’t forget to take some photos as if you are in Europe.

civic district from above

civic district building

civic district

5. East Coast Park

Located at the south-east part of the island, this park runs for more than 15 kilometers long. If you want to explore Singapore on a bicycle, east coast park is the right ace to start. Through the pathway in the east coast park, you can find a lot of good spot from East Coast Park White Jetty (that ideal for fishing as well as taking selfies) to Bedok Jetty and Skate Park. The evening is the best time of the day because the shore is not too hot. But sometimes there is small waterspout across the water if it’s almost raining and you are really lucky. Make sure to take good photos but be extra careful. Because when it appears, the wind is quite strong on the beach.

Cycling at East Coast Park

East Coast Park View

6. Jurong Garden

Located in Jurong East, the garden separated into two different gardens that opens for explorers. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden, both built in 1975 and 1974 respectively and connected through a bridge called Bridge of Double Beauty. Sound like a good place to take a selfie, right? In Chinese Garden, you can cycle to the twin pagoda to take some good selfie with the 3-storey identical-pagoda. There is also a 7-storey pagoda located in the middle of the Chinese Garden. You can also visit Garden of Abundance and see 12 Chinese Zodiac Animal sculpture and 100-years old Pomegranate Tree from China in this garden. In the Japanese Garden, you can find buildings with Japanese unique architectural and also the Lotus Pond. These two interconnected gardens usually crowded in the evening and weekends so better come in the morning if you want to have a photobomb-free selfie with your bike.

Japanese Garden

Jurong Garden Bridge

Twin Pagoda Chinese Garden

7. Changi Boardwalk

Sunrise chaser should consider this place as cycling spot. Situated at the far east area of the island and little bit north from Changi Airport, this wooden pathway is a good selfie spot that will harvest a good amount of likes for your cycling-selfie. The place also has this romantic vibes that make the sunrise watching experience perfect for you and your lover. After the sunrise, continue your explore singapore vibes by going along the coast because the strait view is also good to enjoy in the early morning.

Sunrise at Changi Boardwalk

Changi Boardwalk


Disclaimer : All photos used in this article owned by their respective owners


Rainy Season Exercise with Stationary Bike

Stationary Bike - When all wet and raining outside, all you want to do is stay inside, do nothing, eat a bowl of warm soup with blanket and books or movie as your entertainment. It sounds fun, right? Yes and no. Yes because it’s good to be warm and cozy. But not for a long period of time.

Stay Healthy With Your Own Stationary Bike

You can spend your time inside during rainy days for maybe two or three days but after that, the amount of fat that you consume will be stacked up and your body starts to change. In this case, it doesn’t get better. One of the best ways to prevent this is of course to exercise yourself. If you have a bike, then it’s time to change your it to a stationary bike for the sake of staying home and being warm.

Elite Indoor Trainer

Never underestimate the stacked up fat. It can lead up to 5 different health problem. Stay exercised during the rainy season, not just necessary; it’s an important thing to do. When you have a bike at your home, an additional indoor trainer from Rodalink line-up can help you create a stationary bike set to exercise even during the lazy rainy days.

At Rodalink, we have several Elite Trainers for you to choose from. Build your own stationary bike today using affordable Qubo Power Mag Pack or sophisticated Elite Drive Bike Trainer all available at Rodalink stores. It’s easy to mount and also use. You can even control the slope of the track so it will be just like rolling on your favorite cycling spot. You don’t need to go outside if you have this indoor trainer and your bike. Together, those will provide you with a great exercise experience from the comfort of your home.

Don’t forget to visit our store today and find the best indoor trainer. Fuse it with your bike and voila, you have a stationary bike of your own!

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Ride With Rodalink : Bromo Bike Tour 2018 FAQ

Bike Tour

What flight will participant take to and from Surabaya?

For the flight from Singapore to Surabaya on Friday, November 23rd, 2018, participants should use Scoot TR-264 and from Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday, November 25th, 2018, participants should use Jet Star 3K-248

Will there be a complete set of itinerary shared with participant?

After the registration process is complete, registered participants should wait for the complete set of the itinerary that will be sent through email

Do participant need to bring their own bike?

No need to bring the bike to this bike tour as the bikes used during riding will be provided by the organizer. Even so, participants should bring their own apparel and accessories necessary for the ride (helmet, shoes, jersey and short, etc).

What items should we bring to this bike tour?

A complete set of what to bring will be sent through email to the registered participants after the registration process is complete.

Can participant take photos or videos during bike tour?

Participants are allowed to take photo and videos during a tour with their own camera but in several places such as production areas of the factory, participants are not allowed to take any photo or videos.

Can one person register for himself and his friend?

Registration can be done by anyone but the personal data included in the registration form must be the data of the person being registered. One email address is valid for one person.

Rodalink Singapore Octobike Fest 2018

Octobike Fest

Singapore Sale - October is here with a lot of interesting offers for you. This month, Rodalink is ready to give you a great discount for bikes, part, accessories, and apparel. At Octobike Fest, you can find your desired items with up to 70% discount. It's a great sale from Rodalink Singapore!

From Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th, you can find great products to complete your riding experience. This event will be held at Rodalink Jurong East, 18 Boon Lay Way, #01-98D Singapore Jurong East. The operational hours will be the same as the regular operational hours:

Friday - Saturday 11 AMM -8 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM

Don't miss the chance to bring home new bikes from Polygon, Marin, and Colnago a discounted price and also part, accessories, and apparel from several brands such as Elite, Shimano, Abus, Polisport and many others. Make sure you tell all of your friends about this interesting sale because we will be there only this weekend, so, don't you miss it. Save the date and come to Octobike Fest to get a chance to have a new bike.

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