Can you imagine a world without foldable bicycles? They make storage and portability a breeze. Plus, with the steady rise of cycling and all the upgrades made to bicycle lanes across the island, there’s truly no better time to pick one up for yourself. So, whether you’re a first-timer or are looking to replace your bicycle, check out the best shops to buy foldable bikes in Singapore no matter your budget.
But first up, here’s why foldable bicycles are better than regular bicycles in a country like Singapore
Foldable bikes fit pedestrian tracks perfectly
If you’ve walked on a pedestrian path or ridden a bicycle on one before, you know that sharing narrow paths can be a real pain. This is one of the main reasons why folding bikes are great for shared tracks — they’re much smaller than regular bikes and are much more nimble and controllable.
Foldable bikes are easy to transport and save a lot of space
Foldable bikes are especially great for those of us who live in HDB flats or condos as they don’t need a large storage space. Not only that, you can also easily tuck them into your car or the MRT — this is the best way if you want to enjoy exploring new trails around the island.
Foldable bikes offer better security
Because they’re so small when folded, you don’t need to worry about leaving them outside the house, the restaurant or even a public toilet. This means that the chances of your bicycle getting stolen are significantly lesser compared to those who own bigger bicycles. You’ll also need not worry about leaving them out in the open sun or rain. 😊
Are there any drawbacks to buying a foldable bicycle?
They may not be versatile enough
Frankly, many foldable bicycles typically don’t do well over longer distances but this depends on various factors like quality, size and weight. They may also tire you out faster because smaller wheels mean higher rolling resistance.
Another important factor to consider when buying a foldable bike is the type of terrain that you’ll be riding on. If you prefer urban cycling, then foldable bikes are definitely ideal. However, they can come under a lot of strain if you hit bumpy off-road trails that are filled with jolts and vibrations.
The best bicycle shops to buy foldable bicycles in Singapore
01 • Decathlon — BTWIN folding bikes
Decathlon is definitely one of the first places that comes to mind when we think of sports. The megastore boasts a decent collection of foldable bicycles that range between $220 and $390. Their current range of foldable bikes are all of the same brand — BTWIN. Don’t forget to check out one of their latest foldable bike models, the BTWIN Tilt 500 which can be easily folded and stowed away in just 15 seconds!
📍 Address: 230 Stadium Boulevard, Singapore 397799. View other outlets here.
🌐 Website: https://www.decathlon.sg/
02 • Mighty Velo — ultra-light CarryMe foldable bikes and Birdy bikes
(Photo adapted from: Mighty Velo)
Mighty Velo is one of the most popular stores in Singapore that specialises in foldable bikes. If you’re looking for one that doesn’t weigh a tonne and can be easily lifted in and out of your car, check out their CarryMe bikes. At $999, they’re not exactly cheap — but if quality and portability are what you need, they’ll check all the boxes. Other than CarryMe’s, this store also sells the famous Birdy bikes which can cost anywhere from $2,250 to $6,550 but with prices this high, you can expect the utmost quality.
The store runs on an appointment-only basis, so do book your slots before you head down.
📍 Address: 30 Tai Seng Street, #02-14, BreadTalk IHQ, Singapore 534013
🌐 Website: https://www.mightyvelo.com/
03 • Giant — affordable Aleoca foldable bikes
Another place to hit for affordable deals, Giant offers a range of Aleoca bicycles with prices between $99 and $299. Apart from adult folding bikes, they also sell kid bikes, kick-scooters and regular bigger-sized adult bikes. Aleoca bicycles are definitely a great choice if you’re a leisure cyclist or simply need a convenient mode of transportation to get you around the ‘hood.
Please take note that only selected Giant stores sell bicycles. We suggest that you check directly with the store or purchase online.
📍 Address: 21 Tampines North Drive 2, #03-01, Singapore 528765. View other outlets here.
⏰ Opening hours: 24 hours daily
🌐 Website: https://giant.sg/
04 • Rodalink — Polygon folding bikes
Rodalink is one of the pioneer bicycle sellers in Singapore with 25 years of experience in the industry. Home to a huge collection of bicycles of all types and everything bicycle-related including accessories and footwear, this store makes for the perfect one-stop shopping experience. If you have your eyes on a Polygon folding bike, this store won’t disappoint you. Prices range from $599 to $749.
📍 Address: 18 Boon Lay Way, #01-98D, Singapore 609966
⏰ Opening hours: 11am – 8pm daily
📞 Phone: 6795 4320
🌐 Website: https://www.rodalink.com/sg/
05 • Bike Republic — 3sixty and Dahon folding bikes
(Photo adapted from: Bike Republic)
Another one-stop bicycle store that sells everything from bicycles and accessories down to spare parts, Bike Republic has carved its name as a haven for cycling enthusiasts. You’ll find all the popular folding bike brands here like 3Sixty and Dahon with prices starting from $299 and going all the way up to $1,600. One thing is for sure — these guys are known for their quality, so know that every penny will be worth it.
📍 Address: 1 Sultan Gate, #01-01, Singapore 198474
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Sat, 11.30am – 6.30pm | Sun, 1pm – 5pm
📞 Phone: 8933 4723
🌐 Website: https://www.bikerepublic.com.sg/
06 • Brompton Junction — Brompton folding bikes
(Photo adapted from: TimeOut & Brompton)
Brompton bikes need no introduction. Not only are they headturners, but they’re also known for being extremely user-friendly. These handmade bicycles can be folded and locked away in just 20 seconds and the fold is just a little larger than its wheels. Of course, this iconic bicycle doesn’t come cheap — with the lowest price starting at a whopping $1,765. But it’s still one of the most widely owned brands in Singapore and around the world due to its uncompromising quality and durability (read about this man who travelled 60,000km on a Brompton bike). 🤯
📍 Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #01-26, Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
⏰ Opening hours: 11am – 8pm daily
📞 Phone: 6908 5023
🌐 Website: https://sg.brompton.com/
07 • Cyclogic — Element Pikes, 3Sixty and Java folding bikes
(Photo adapted from: Cyclogic Bike Express)
Make no mistake — this seemingly humble store is actually home to a plethora of foldable bikes, mainly Element Pikes, 3Sixty and Java, for both adults and kids. In addition, they also offer bike repair services so you’ll need not worry about where to go for servicing post-purchase.
📍 Address: 11 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207529
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 12pm – 8pm | Sat, 12pm – 7pm | Sun, 12pm – 4pm
📞 Phone: 8161 9780
🌐 Website: https://www.facebook.com/crius.sg/
08 • Mobot — Camp and Royale folding bikes
(Photo adapted from: Carousell & Bike Folded)
You probably know Mobot for their e-scooters and e-bikes but did you know that they sell premium-quality folding bikes too? Their cheapest bike, the Camp Polo Foldable Bicycle, is selling at $599 and is pretty lightweight and sports a classic look. Their bestsellers, however, are the Camp Gold Foldable Bicycle ($1,499++) and the Camp Lite Foldable Bicycle ($849). The latter is Mobot’s lightest folding bike at just 9.8kg.
📍 Address: 62 Ubi Road 1, Oxley Bizhub 2, #03-23, Singapore 408734
⏰ Opening hours: 10.30am – 7pm
📞 Phone: 6538 2816 | 8826 2069 (WhatsApp)
🌐 Website: https://mobot.sg/
09 • Minimotors — carbon fibre folding bikes
(Photo adapted from: Minimotors)
Minimotors is the place to go if you’re scouting for cheaper carbon fibre folding bikes. The reason why carbon fibre bikes are so costly is because the material is considered the gold standard for bike frames as it’s both lightweight and great at absorbing shocks. And while Minimotors’ carbon fibre folding bikes typically start from $1,290, it’s still a great deal considering the superiority of material and the extra $ you may have to fork out for a similar bike elsewhere.
📍 Address: 11 Woodlands Close, #03-05, Singapore 737853. View the other outlet here.
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 11am – 8pm | Sat, Sun & PH, 1pm – 8pm
📞 Phone: 6262 3744 | 8940 3744 (WhatsApp)
🌐 Website: https://minimotors.sg/
10 • TANGS — Element Pikes folding bikes
(Photo adapted from: Pinterest & Bike Republic)
Element Pikes is another folding bike brand that’s popular in Singapore thanks to its compact size when folded which makes it super-easy to carry or drive around. You’ll be able to find them at TANGS outlets or purchase them online on their website. The price of an Element Pikes folding bike starts from $449 and goes up to $999.
📍 Address: 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864. View the other outlet here.
⏰ Opening hours: 11am – 9pm daily
📞 Phone: 6737 5500
🌐 Website: https://tangs.com/
There you go — the best shops in Singapore to buy your first or next foldable bicycle and some of the important considerations to make before committing into one. We hope that this blog post will help you make the right choice and that you’ll have lots of fun hitting the road on your two-wheeler! 🚴♀️
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(Featured photo: TimeOut)
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