Taichung Bike Week
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Anyone who has had to cut a tire off a rim with a knife, take heart: Bike tire makers have finally had enough too.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Activity is brisk this week at Taichung Bike Week, where OE product managers pack in appointment after appointment, running between three hotels to finalize parts spec for 2017 model-year bikes and engaging in early talks about 2018.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Innotorq's torque-sensing rear hub relies on reading the torsional rotation of the cassette barrel around an axle to quantify drivetrain loading.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — You can configure the car of your dreams online, changing interior and exterior color, engine spec and other options and see how your wishes affect the bottom line.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — If you drive a hybrid car and have tried non-hybrid tires, you have probably seen your efficiency drop. Hybrid-specific tires are designed to get the most range out of a battery charge.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Servicing hydraulic brakes is a pain in numerous ways. Not only does each manufacturer have a slightly different bleed kit, but hose ends are specific to different brands.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some product managers, distributors and suppliers began arriving here last week to have meetings even prior to the official start of Taichung Bike Week on Tuesday. Still, a good majority streamed into the host hotels — the Tempus, Evergreen and Splendor — throughout the day Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Being a viable alternative to Shimano is not easy for the small Taiwanese company MicroShift.
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
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Johnny Lin has been busy since returning to the family business in 2010.
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.
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.