Taichung Bike Week

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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Posted November 13, 2012
Hutchinson's Kevin Buchet. Photo: Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hutchinson is courting U.S. product managers with a more North American centric line-up designed to jumpstart its three-year goal to break into the top three tire brands in the market.

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Posted November 13, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan’s manufacturing hub transforms into an industry show and tell session this week as product managers and sales teams merge in Taichung to talk about 2014 product and beyond. 

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Posted November 13, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Al Nordin is convinced it’s only a matter of time before the market for electric bikes in North America develops into a thriving category. And as the president of NuVinci’s bike division, he has been positioning the company for the past eight years to be ready for the inevitable.

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Posted November 27, 2011

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung Bike Week gets underway this week in the heart of Taiwan’s manufacturing region as product managers gather to hash out final decisions about spec on 2013 bike lines.

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Posted June 29, 2011

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ride On, a key organizing exhibitor at Taichung Bike Week, is leaving the Freshfields Resort for the Hotel One in downtown Taichung. The Freshfields has been difficult to reach, especially during peak traffic hours, since it’s located on the outskirts of the city.

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Posted February 16, 2011

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung Bike Week will be held a week earlier this year beginning on Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 2, organizer Steve Fenton said on Tuesday.

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Posted December 5, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Like swallows to Capistrano, product managers are flocking to Taichung for Taichung Bike Week. (Click on story title then PDF link next to title to view Taichung Bike Week PDF newsletter).

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Posted November 29, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has expanded its reach in Asia with the production of spokes at its facility, DT Swiss Asia Ltd in Taichung.

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Posted November 22, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor Hotel is back in the mix for Taichung Bike Week, offering rooms for visitors and space for exhibitors.

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Posted October 11, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Tempus, one of the key show hotels at Taichung Bike Week, has sold out of exhibitor space and the Evergreen is filling fast. Organizers say they may have to find another downtown hotel, most likely the Splendor, to help meet demand.

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Posted June 2, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung’s mayor, Jason Hu, will host Taichung Bike Week’s “Industry Dinner” Dec. 6 at the Evergreen Hotel. Last year more than 350 guests filled the hotel’s main ballroom and organizers expect a repeat this December.

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