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The best bicycle shops in Singapore

Let the pros from these bicycle shops guide you on what you need for your next joy ride

Written by
Time Out Singapore editors
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With so many trails and treks to hit around the island, you need a nifty and reliable bike to take you around if you're not going on foot. It's a fantastic form of exercise, too. Take your pick from the fixies, foldable bikes and rough and tumble mountain bikes at these bicycle shops in Singapore. Whether it is for your weekend workout or the outdoor commute to work, there's a perfect bike for you. 

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Cycling in Singapore

André Schlieker, Crank n' Chain
Photograph: Crank n' Chain

André Schlieker, Crank n' Chain

What is the most popular bike for cyclists in Singapore?

We have two types of customers, the commuter who rides to work and also for leisure on the weekend – these clients would pick a hybrid bike. Then we have the ambitious road cyclist and triathlete types who will constantly upgrade their bikes with the latest releases frequently. 

What are some things customers should look for when shopping for a bike?

First, is always weight! The more ambitious activities you intend to embark on, the lighter the bike needs to be. Besides that, know the set-up you want before buying a bike – whether it is for daily commutes, trail adventures, or even both. 

Is cycling an expensive sport? 

Expensive can be subjective. It depends on the needs and budget of the client. There are those who spend thousands of dollars and still feel that it is great value for the money. If cycling is your deepest passion, you'll spend what makes you better in your sport.

What are some of the best trails for cyclists in Singapore? Any secret tips?

The best ride around Singapore is the RTI (round-the-island) route in the morning. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise at the East Coast, catch a glimpse of Malaysia later on in the route and finally end your journey at Sentosa with a nice coffee at the marina on Quayside Isle. 

Crank n' Chain opens in Quayside Isle on August 28

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  • Sentosa

With cycling becoming an increasingly popular hobby in Singapore, there are more people getting on bikes to commute to work and resorting to bikes as an alternative to public transport. Crank n' Chain fully embraces the cycling lifestyle at its concept store that also houses a café with coffee imported from Bali.

The store stocks mainly road and triathlon bikes – there's also a small range of mountain bikes as there's been an increase of cyclists keen to hit the adventure trails in some nature reserves and parks. You can also find some of the best bicycle brands at the store like BMC, Bianchi and Cipollini – known for their high-quality bikes and style. 

The team at Crank n’ Chain are passionate about cycling and aims to create an environment where clients and customers feel comfortable. Whether you're a pro cyclist, someone who just picked cycling up as a hobby, or someone in need of coffee early in the morning (the store opens at 5am daily, but is closed on Monday) – all are welcome. 

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  • Bukit Timah

Set up by a community of cyclists in 1974, Specialized in Binjai Park is the ultimate store for bike enthusiasts. The team prides themselves in always being first when it comes to the needs of the cycling community in Singapore. Quality tires, mountain bikes for cruising in the dirt, and even setting up a Specialized Foundation for kids struggling to focus in school – this place is more than just a store. Till today, the staff are mostly riders themselves and you can ask them anything – from help selecting your very first bicycle to bike repair and maintenance. 

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  • Bukit Merah

It's worth making the trip to this warehouse in just to browse or shop. With over 400 bikes on display across a massive showroom space, there's plenty of variety – depending on what level of biking you're into. Browse through the selection of some of Singapore’s best road, leisure and mountain biking bikes here. You can even build your own custom bike at the showroom and don't hesitate to ask any of the staff or mechanics for help – most of them are bikers as well.

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  • City Hall

Dubbed the mother of folding bikes, Brompton bicycles are made for city living. Each Brompton bike is handmade in London (where the brand started) with many customisable parts to make it perfect for you. Its ability to fold into a small, portable package make the Brompton ideal for commuting around the city. The new Brompton Junction store in Funan is the first in Southeast Asia and will showcase the latest Brompton products including exclusive limited edition bikes. The in-house cycling path in the mall makes it possible for the store to have a live demo area so customers can try out models before making the purchase. 

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Decathlon Singapore Lab
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  • Kallang

Cycling in the city doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re looking for a kids’ bikes, mountain bikes, city bikes or road bikes (from $89.90), Decathlon’s got you covered. Don’t forget to check out its line of biking accessories and other sports gear while you’re at it. The store also has active stations where you can try out the bikes before making a purchase – it's a win-win. 

Hello, Bicycle!
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  • Rochor

With renowned European brands such as Linus, Strida, Viva, Lekker and even Creme in stock, Hello, Bicycle! will leave you spoilt for choice. Aside from the many good-looking two-wheelers, it has on offer, it carries graphic tees and other bike accessories, too. Hello, Bicycle also stocks used bicycles for those on a budget.

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  • City Hall

From online to brick-and-mortar, this bike shop now calls a cosy space along Raffles Link home. The shop specialises in compact bikes (think lightweight, foldable ones). And you're more than welcome to test-drive the two-wheelers. Keep an eye out for new products and brands after BikeActually undergoes a revamp within the next few months.

Rodalink
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  • Clementi

Bicycles for everyone! Whether you are new to cycling or an experienced race professional, Rodalink's range of bicycles covers every sort of need. Bringing you the best brands from all over the world, Rodalink carries names like Colnago, Polygon, Marin, Shimano, Giro, Fulcrum, fi'zi:k, Elite, KORE, Continental, Topeak, and many more. While the online store is more than adequate with its offerings, drop by one of its physical stores to check out the range of bikes, parts and accessories to get you started. 

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Coast Cycles
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  • Bedok

Minimally decked out and flooded with natural light, Coast Cycles is located above the Coast and Company café, accessible via a flight of stairs with a message that reads, ‘Everybody needs some time to coast’. This space doubles as a workshop area – you can bring your wheels in for a tune-up – as well as a shop for Coast Cycles' own models. These include the sleek Coastliner, the off-road-friendly Atom, and the new Quinn cargo bicycle, which is designed with a space to accommodate bags or other personal items to ensure a hassle-free ride.

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  • Bukit Merah

To facilitate city cycling, at My Bike Shop you'll find the widest range of foldable bikes in Singapore. Lightweight and compact, these bikes are portable and gives you a chance to exercise in the outdoors at any time and place. You'll find credible brands like Time, Bike Friday, Moulton, Tyrell, Dahon and more at the store. A quick consultation with the staff will ensure that you get exactly the bike you need for your own adventure. 

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