CAMP LITE – 1 of the top lightest foldable bicycle in Singapore!
I like cycling and uses a bike to run to the nearby places. The bike I used got quite old, so I had plans to change it for a long time. I was searching for a bicycle that could satisfy my purpose and that lasts for a sufficiently long period. It was then I came across an advertisement that stated, ‘the world’s lightest premium quality foldable bicycle’. This caught my attention, because I always wanted to have one of those for a really long time but I never did, also the word ‘lightest’ was something attractive for a woman as it would be easier to carry. I went through the dealer’s website to see the specifications of the bicycle, which was very impressive. Therefore, I decided to head down mobot bicycle shop to have a look at this lightest foldable bicycle.
The showroom had a wide range of models of bicycles, but I straight away went to the lightest foldable bike that I saw on the ad, it was called ‘CAMP LITE’. As the ad stated, the bicycle was extremely light. It weighed just 9.7kg, but then can carry a maximum load of 119kg. The strength of this folding bike amused me. I would say it without any doubt that I have never seen any bike lighter than this.
The body of the bike is very sleek and stylish, with great aerodynamics. I was a bit more attracted to the kaki green colour. The colour was so unique, matte green with a metallic finish. Besides, there was another similar model, the ‘CAMP LITE PRO’. I didn’t go for it because its performance was quite overboard for my purpose. In addition, it was 10.5kg, a bit heavier and expensive than the CAMP LITE.
Soon after the test ride, I did not wait for another moment, I straight away booked my piece. It costed $849, which was affordable for me. The bicycle shop also had bike accessories like helmets, lights, bells, bottles and holders, and much more. I got a helmet, bell, lights and bottle holder at a great deal along with the bike.
It took 2 days to receive my bike. Though the dealer offered to drop the bike at my doorstep, I insisted for a pickup as lived in the neighbourhood. I was quite excited. I picked up the bike from the store in the evening. The weather was cold and windy and I was totally enjoying the ride back home.
The bike is exceptionally smooth. It has a 9 speed SENSAH SL shifter, the gear changes are clean and effortless. The folding bike uses a mechanical caliper brake (Tektro RXI V Brake), which is found on most of the bike. But in the last 3 months use, I would say that there is a decrease in the performance of the brake. Now it’s not as efficient as it used to be. This is one drawback that I experienced with this bike. Although, it’s easy to clean and maintain a caliper brake when compared to other types of brake.
The foldable bicycle can be transformed to an extreme compactable size when folded. The initial dimensions of the bicycle are 125 (L) x 56 (W) x 95 (Ht) which can be reduced to 63 (L) x 30 (W) x 61 (Ht). How cool is that! This compatibility helps me in several ways. I don’t have to worry about finding a space at home to store my bicycle, I can just leave it in a corner without even anyone noticing it. Further, it is very convenient to move the bike in MRT and bus, even during peak hours.
The CAMP LITE uses a pair of KENDA 14-inch tyres, which has a good grasp on to the ground and I don’t face any issues of slipping even on the wet floor. The PROWHEEL crankset is of easy maintains. It can be taken out with an Allen key by all yourself for cleaning and simple to fix back as well.
I purchased the CAMP LITE folding bike from MOBOT bicycle shop, they offered me a warranty of 5 years on the frame and 1 year on the general parts and components. I had also taken my bike for a service about 2 weeks ago, and the service they provided was excellent. The staff of MOBOT was very pleasing and outgoing. They understood my needs and worked on it in a decent way. I would say that it’s hard to find places like this with quality service and pleasant staff.
Altogether, CAMP LITE is a perfect choice for people who are new with foldable bicycles at a reasonable price. As well as, consistent with the performance when maintained well.
Note: This post is written and publish with my consent. This is not a sponsored/collaboration post. All opinions are my own.
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