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Taichung Bike Week

Posted December 4, 2014

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers at Taichung Bike Week are moving the dates for next year's meetings into October, approximately two weeks earlier than this year's event held during the first week of November. The new dates, Oct 20-23, 2015, were announced on the TBW website. 

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Posted November 25, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taichung Bike Week have set dates for the event in 2014—Nov. 4-7. Formosa 900, an opportunity for the industry to cycle around the island, begins Nov. 8.

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Posted November 10, 2013
Center-drive-motor system retains the name of its predecessor.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s latest entry into the e-bike powertrain market takes aim at Bosch with a center-drive motor that will be introduced in Europe in 2014.

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Posted November 7, 2013
The BOS Deville fork

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BOS Suspension forks and shocks have been some of Europe’s most desired suspension components, but unless you ordered from Europe you were not going to ride them.

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Posted November 7, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Too much success poses as many issues as too little, and that’s what now confronts organizers of Taichung Bike Week. Has it become too big? And is it attracting the right vendors?

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Posted November 6, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hearing from dealers that Chain Reaction or Wiggle is offering products below wholesale is not a phone call any supplier wants to field.

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Posted November 6, 2013
Wick and Ollie Thomas

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — KORE, a longtime mountain bike brand with early roots in Southern California’s dirt scene, is enjoying a resurgence in sales as a growing list of bicycle companies again spec the iconic company’s products.

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Posted November 6, 2013
MicroShift's mountain bike shifter test machine.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Being a viable alternative to Shimano is not easy for the small Taiwanese company MicroShift.

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Posted November 5, 2013
Erik Saunders, VP's brand manager in the U.S.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—When Shimano announced its distribution shakeup in July, a number of Taiwanese component suppliers began calculating the odds of picking up additional aftermarket

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Posted November 4, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Johnny Lin has been busy since returning to the family business in 2010.

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Posted November 4, 2013
Taiwan's OE show opens this week in Taichung
SRAM's OE sales team sit on the front steps of the Tempus Hotel Monday afternoon sharing a six-pack of Taiwan's finest--Taiwan Beer.  Photo: Marc Sani

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hundreds of product managers, distributors and suppliers from around the world are flooding into Taichung on Monday in preparation for Taichung Bike Week, or TBW for short.

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Posted November 26, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — We may not know what to call it, but the 650b/27.5-inch tire is not wishful thinking or hype: It's coming at the industry like a freight train.

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Posted November 15, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Since showing its first set of hydraulic road disc brakes on Colnago’s C59 road bike at this year’s Taipei Cycle show, Formula has been fielding a nearly endless stream of inquiries from potential OEM customers.

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Posted November 15, 2012
Magnesium castings at the SR Suntour factory near Taichung.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The industry's major bike makers sent product managers to the heart of Taiwan's manufacturing area this week to consider products for complete bikes that bike shops won't see until later 2013 or later.

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Posted November 15, 2012
Kenda's Jake Scott

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Kenda is planting roots in Germany in order to raise the profile of the Taiwanese tire maker in Europe.

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Posted November 14, 2012

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Ride On hosted two fewer exhibitors this year, but that didn’t seem to slow the steady traffic up to the 27th floor of Taichung’s Hotel One, where the spec show has been held for the past two years.

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Posted November 14, 2012
Mayor Jason Hu shaking hands with Eurobike's Erich Reiss and Eurobike show director Stefan Reisinger looks on.

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung’s gregarious Mayor Jason Hu officially welcomed the industry to the city at a formal dinner Wednesday evening at the swanky new Millennium Vee Hotel. 

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Posted November 14, 2012
A mock-up of a custom colored San Marco ERA saddle

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) —'You can't make 10,000 black saddles and be done for the season,' says San Marco's Giovanni Girardi.

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Posted November 14, 2012
DVO's Bryson Martin

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — From red to green, the cadre of former Marzocchi employees who formed DVO Suspension earlier this year seem to be finding it easy being a new color scheme.

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Posted November 13, 2012
MRP's Paul Aieta

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — U.S.-based White Brothers is assembling its newest generation Loop Series suspension forks in Taiwan to serve its OE customers.

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