Taipei Cycle Show

Posted March 23, 2017
IRC's display at Taipei.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers over 40, MTB tires from IRC were a "must have" back in the 1990s. But the Japanese company and its bicycle tires disappeared from the U.S. market after a disastrous fire at its South Korean factory pushed the company out of the market.

Posted March 23, 2017
Who is this female impersonator? Let us just say that the champagne was freely flowing and all were having a good time. But wearing a faux blonde wig was part of the price paid to sip a few glasses of late-show alcohol.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — A roundup of chatter at the show.

Posted March 23, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The topics ranged from e-bikes and engineering to bike share and infrastructure at the Taipei Cycle Show's inaugural Bike to the Future urban cycling forum held on Thursday.

Posted March 22, 2017

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Xplova isn't yet widely known, but this Taiwanese maker of computers and power meters is hoping to crack more major markets — including the U.S. — later this year. The company launched its latest updates to its X5 computer at the Taipei Cycle Show this week.

Posted March 22, 2017
Group talks about need for pro riders to publicly support disc brakes.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As the Taipei Show prepared to kick off Tuesday, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) committees, including the technical and disc brake committees, met to discuss UCI standards such as aerodynamic regulations, weight limitation and disc brakes.

Posted March 22, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — There is perhaps no rider who can put a brake to the test better than a World Cup-level downhill racer.

Posted March 21, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It’s a bold concept. Think of an Airbnb-like website where cycling consumers can find and book rental bikes, bicycle-friendly hotels and hostels, tour operators andtour guides, events and races all with the click of a mouse.

Posted March 21, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – There is little doubt that 2016 was a rough year for Taiwan's cycling industry. Complete bike exports decreased just over 26 percent by volume, from 3.9 million units in 2015 to 2.94 million in 2016, and fell nearly 22 percent by value last year compared with 2015. 

Posted March 21, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – Since being added to the Taipei Cycle Show in 2012, the d&i awards have recognized innovating design from all corners of the industry, including products in four categories.

Posted March 21, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – The Taipei Cycle Show kicked off a day earlier this year with an off-site demo — a first in the show's 30-year history.

Posted March 21, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite some challenges facing Taiwan's bicycle market, including a nearly 30 percent drop in exports reported in 2016, the outlook for the 2017 Taipei International Cycle Show, which starts Wednesday, remains relatively positive.

Posted March 21, 2017
Complete bikes make their way down the assembly line at Giant's factory in Taichung.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The numbers are sobering. Last year, Taiwan’s bicycle exports to the U.S. market plunged 27.6 percent, and the overall dollar value dropped 27 percent.

Posted March 17, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation is looking to the international share bike and industrial/commercial bike market for sales growth of its belt drive systems.

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