In an dense urban environment, one of the important things necessary for multi-modal folding bike use is the ability to easily cart the bike around when folded. It’s precisely this reason, and my relatively short size, that makes me prefer smaller wheeled folding bikes. I’ve had two 20″ wheeled foldies, and each one was a pain in the ass — I’d end up doing a half-roll/half-carry method inching my way slowly. I suppose that anything that would make transporting a folded bike easier would catch my eye, and that’s exactly what happened with this product.
Ok, let’s get some background information first. My friend Jenny, who blogs at BilogGirl, flew over to Singapore to attend this year’s OCBC Cycle Singapore event.
As with all other previous OCBC Cycle Singapore events, there’s a “Cycle Village” where many local shops go and hawk their wares. So there I was, walking around looking at products when I spot this this guy rolling a 20″ foldie on it’s end. Whoa, what?!
I went closer trying to identify the bike because I thought it was a Tern with a redesigned Biologic Trolley Rack. Then, realizing that the bike was a Dahon, I thought maybe the brand finally came up with their own version of a trolley rack. And then, I saw the flyers. Oh, hello.
It was an entirely new product I’ve never heard of before — the Singaporean designed mo:Rack by Klappen (from Cyclecycle) — and it’s a pretty cool because it can fit “most” 20″ frames!
Here’s another one, in black.
Youtube’s even got sample vids of the unfolding, folding, and rolling actions. Go check ‘em out.
That’s pretty much all the information I know. If you want, you can go and contact the guys behind the mo:Rack directly, or go visit their shop in Woodlands (This is in Singapore, btw, just in case you guys forgot or something.)
OH WAIT, I NEARLY FORGOT! It retails for S$225! That’s about USD $180 or Php8000. If you’re in the Philippines, I’d say it’s only worth getting if you have a mid-range folding bike. If you have a tupayb, or a bike that costs around the same as the rack, this might be a ridiculous purchase. (Unless you really want it, then go get it! Whatever floats your boat, man.)
PS. This is not an paid ad or anything. I honestly think it’s an awesome product that can benefit many folks out there especially since it seems the majority of folding bikes are equipped with 20″ wheels!
Oh, and here’s a Brompton S-bag with the London Skyline flap I spotted at the Mighty Velo booth! It’s so pretty!