Bicycle shops in Singapore
Getting your own bicycle will reduce your travel time, save you money for more BBT, and help you burn off those boba calories as you try to achieve your New Year #fitspo goals once again.
You also won’t have to worry about your bicycle exploding or getting banned from footpaths and roads — unlike e-scooters, which have recently been disallowed on footpaths. Besides, we’re allowed to bring foldable bikes onto public transport as long as they are within a 120cm by 70cm by 40cm size limit.
Here are 9 bicycle shops in Singapore where you can get a trusty government-approved ride.
After heading down to the bicycle shops, check out these Singapore biking trail ideas too:
1. Mighty Velo – lightweight foldable bicycles and tricycles (from $799)
The newly released Birdy City 9-speed bike ($2399)
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Conveniently roll out of an MRT station and towards your office on MightyVelo’s CarryMe Compact Foldable Bike ($999), which comes in 9 colours including Aquamarine Green and Crimson Red, and can be folded in under 15 seconds. You can even pack it into an optional bike travel case ($580) and take it on your next holiday.
The CarryAll Foldable Tricycle
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If you are a new biker who needs a little help balancing, or are shopping for a child or elderly person, opt for the CarryAll Foldable Tricycle ($1,274) which comes in neutral shades of Khaki Brown and Slate Grey.
The CarryMe Compact Foldable Bike
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Customers can pay in 4 interest-free instalments, and enjoy free checks and tuning services for two years.
If you own an e-scooter, you can trade it in to buy the CarryMe and CarryAll bicycle and tricycle at a discount of $50-250. Just drop the store a message to let them know.
Address: 259 Lavender Street, Singapore 338793
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 6396 6280
2. Heap Hong & Co – budget-friendly store near Farrer Park MRT (from $135)
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For those who just need a bike for neighbourhood errands or short-distance exercise, the uncles at Heap Hong and Co. recommend an unbranded 24-inch bike (from $135) with a basket in front, and metal carrier rack at the back. They also sell Italian bikes from $300, and children’s bikes from $115.
Their after-sales service is top-notch too. A reviewer described how one of the shop owners showed him how to fold and unfold his newly bought foldable bike, watched as he did it himself, and helped carry it to his car. Small repairs such as tire inner tube changes can be done from an affordable $8.
Address: 683 Tessensohn Road, #01-113, Singapore 210683
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 12PM-7PM
Telephone: 6293 1286
3. Hello, Bicycle! – pastel ladies’ bikes (from $600)
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Many bicycle shops in Singapore have plenty of dark, masculine bikes, but Hello, Bicycle! has a sizeable range of elegant-looking pastel ones females will love. Skirt-wearing riders will find it easy to step on and off their Dutchi 3 ($880), thanks to its low curved frame. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s in a delicious pink shade.
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There’s also the 3-speed Molly Pistachio ($792) that comes with a spacious wicker basket, as well as protective wheel fenders and a chain guard to keep your clothes clean as you ride. Its charming mint green frame comes with a lifetime warranty.
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They also sell foldable, race, and kids’ bikes as well, starting from $600.
Address: 135 Middle Rd, #01-01 Bylands Building, Singapore 188975
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 6333 0054
4. Hon Kah Trading – offers lessons for absolute beginners (from $199)
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Hon Kah Trading is a great place to start looking for your first bike if you’re a beginner. They conduct 1-hour one-to-one classes for both adults and children from just $80, and according to rave reviews they’ve received, many have managed to master cycling in just 1 session under their guidance.
A Diamondback mountain bike
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A bicycle and safety gear will be loaned to you at no extra cost while you learn. Once you’re confident enough to hit the roads on a two-wheeler, go ahead and pick from the affordable foldable, mountain, and road bikes (from $199), as well as accessories such as helmets and lights.
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If you’re more of a seasoned cyclist who frequents rough terrain, go for their Raleigh, Wheeler, and Diamondback bikes from Europe and the US, all known for their rugged mountain bikes that famous racing teams have ridden to victory.
Address: Block 4 Queen’s Road, #02-109 Singapore 260004
Opening hours: Tues – Fri 2PM-7PM | Sat – Sun 2PM-6PM
Telephone: 9005 5062
5. Cannasia – free fitting service for selected purchases (from $499)
The Cannondale SystemSix
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Cannasia offers road, scalpel, hardtail, and fitness bikes (from $499) with interest-free instalment plans. This includes the Cannondale SystemSix ($6,300) that was given the “Race Bike of the Year” award for having the lowest drag figures in a wind tunnel aerodynamic test – meaning you’ll be able to zoom faster with less energy.
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Free bike fitting services (U.P. from $100) are included with selected purchases. You’ll hop on a bike simulator that mimics the forces and angles of a real bike ride, rather than safe, flat ground, and it’ll help you find the most comfortable riding position and bike dimensions for your body.
This fitting is recommended for beginners unfamiliar with their ideal bike posture, people with nagging injuries, professional cyclists wishing to improve their performance, or anyone who has experienced physical changes since their last bike fit.
Address: 83 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458211
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 10AM-7PM | Sun 11AM-5PM
Telephone: 6441 4772
6. Cycle Project – pick individual parts from any brand you fancy (from $$1,300)
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If you have an exact idea of what you want your bike to look like, and don’t wish to stick to parts that are all from the same brand, Cycle Project is on your list of go-to bicycle shops. They will specially order the frame, seatpost, saddle, pedals, wheels, and brakes individually, and assemble the customised bike (from $$1,300) according to your preferences.
A Synapse bike from Cannondale
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And when your bike’s frameset requires restoration and repainting, they’ll send it to their Taiwanese partners for a facelift. It will take 8 weeks, but the result will be the exact Pantone colour specifications you asked for.
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They offer free basic bike maintenance classes for groups of 4 so you can pick up some useful skills to keep your bike in tip-top condition.
Address: 57 Eng Hoon Street #01-80, Singapore 160057 (By appointment only)
Opening hours: Tues – Sat 12PM-9PM | Sun 12PM-5PM
Telephone: 9457 6343
7. Brompton Junction – customised foldable bikes from London (from $1,900)
Brompton’s foldable bikes (from $1,900) are cult favourites because they are fully customisable and handmade by experts. Each bike is manually brazed in Brompton’s West London factory by craftsmen who receive 1.5 to 2 years of training.
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Create your own Brompton with their interactive BikeBuilder, available online and on tablets in-store. Pick a handlebar shape, frame colour, gear set, mudguards, and even a snap-on bag. Lightweight aluminium frame parts are a good choice for frequent commuters. Your bike will be hand-assembled in London and shipped to Singapore in 2 months.
To have a feel of the bikes before you order one, ask to have a test ride on the mall’s air-conditioned indoor cycling track right outside the store. A free after-sales check is provided once your bike arrives.
Address: 109 North Bridge Road, #01-26 Funan Mall, Singapore 179097
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6908 5023
8. Cheap John’s – affordable family-run store at Sembawang since 1969 (from $240)
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Sembawang residents can point you to Cheap John’s Enterprise where the owner has been selling and fixing bicycles at his family business since 1969. Mountain bikes for adults start at $240 — I’ve bought one myself and it’s still going strong 10 years on, even after much abuse.
Kench BMX dirt bikes
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They also offer Mongoose and Kench BMX dirt bikes (from $399) for skate park stunt riders, fixed-gear city bikes for CBD workers, and children’s bikes.
Whenever your bike needs a little tuning up, you can ask for a full servicing from only $85. The owner will take your whole bicycle apart to clean, degrease, and re-grease each moving part, tune the brakes and gears, and align the spokes and rims of the wheels for smoother movement.
Address: 598 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758456
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 11AM-7PM | Sun 11AM-3PM
Telephone: 6753 7134
9. Tay Junction – ergonomic fitting services (bikes from $270)
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If you’ve ever developed a mysteriously sore tailbone or muscle after a bike ride, it’s worth getting that checked out with Tay Cycle’s Retül Fit service ($350/session) at the Ubi branch, which will match you to a bike that fits you like Cinderella’s shoe.
This detailed 3-4 hour session will find you a comfortable seating position that helps prevent injury and maximise cycling performance. Your movements will be tracked using 3D motion capture technology, and you will either be matched to a bicycle (from $270) that the staff will adjust to your optimal position, or have your current bike adjusted.
The Flourish 2 GU
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Pick from the range of bikes for paved roads or dirt paths, suitable for both casual and competitive riders. Ladies will be spoilt for choice with lightweight options such as the Flourish 2 GU ($650) that’s fitted to the female body and has a front basket that will fit all your barang.
Address: 33 Ubi Ave 3, #01-18 Vertex, Singapore 408868
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 6636 9731
Where to find bicycle shops in Singapore
A well-made bicycle may require you to fork out three or even four digits, but will pay for itself in the long run as a worthy investment. It’s faster than walking, and while saving on cab or bus fare, you’ll also be helping reduce carbon emissions.
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Original article published on 26th November 2019. Last updated by Billy Tran on 25th March 2020.