2010 Taipei Cycle Show

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Photos by MJ Klein

Hui-chen and I attended the 2010 Taipei Cycle show.  As usual, this article isn’t meant to be complete coverage of the show, but rather an excerpt of stuff that we thought was interesting.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

As usual, all the big names were on hand, displaying their goods.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

I have one of their bags and I like it a lot.  It holds my mobile phone and money while I ride.  The bag unclips from the mount so I can take it with me when I park my trike.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

Ibera also has some multi-tools that are pretty cool.  Click on any photo to go to the Flickr page and view the larger sizes.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

Now this wouldn’t be the Taipei show if there weren’t cute things like these handlebar bells.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

Yup, we’re in Taiwan alright.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This is news – a radial bicycle tire.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

Cheng Shin had a very colorful display.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

We saw many varieties of this product – a child trailer.  Some of them detached and became strollers.  Very good concept.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

Here is another version of the child trailer – this one detaches from the purpose-built bike, and it becomes a standalone baby stroller and 2 wheeled bicycle.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

The show has various displays like this one.  This company is trying to convey to you that their bicycle computers are weather-proof.  I’m convinced!

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This is a utility trike.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

Our friends at TW-Bents were at the show of course.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This is the prototype trike that I reported on recently.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This is one of their 2-wheeled recumbents all folded up for travel.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This is another variation of the folding bike theme – the sliding bike.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This company has some really cool stuff.  This is their wireless turn signal.  There is a switch assembly that mounts on the handlebars and controls the turn signal in the rear.  When you park the bike you take the switch assembly out of the mounting bracket and put it in your pocket.  If someone messes with your bike, the motion detector in the turn signal assembly sends a signal to the switch assembly, thereby alerting you to the possible theft.  Other items they have include a GPS recording video camera, a group ride intercom system and a Bluetooth phone and stereo system for you bike.  Cool stuff!  Look for more from Abletech in the near future.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This was a concept car that was at the bike show.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This guy touching the rear trunk gives you an idea just how small this car is!

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

There was at least one other recumbent maker at the show.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

These are cruise bikes and they look cool.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

A guy was demonstrating a cool trike with leaning front wheels.  It looked very stable and had a tight turning radius.

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This is a delta configuration trike.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

This scooter was by far my favorite item at the show.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

It’s a full-featured electric scooter and is the equivalent of a 50cc gas powered model.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

You plug it into anything from 110v to 240v and it charges up in a couple of hours.

2010 Taipei Cycle Show

Then you can drive it for 40 KM before having to recharge.  It has some interesting features such as a powered kickstand.  You press the “down” button and the stand goes down for you.  “Up” retracts it into the riding position.  Very cool!  This scooter should be available for sale in Taiwan after May

I hope you enjoyed our visit to the Taipei Cycle Show.

We look forward to your comments, questions, retweets and recommendations below.  Thanks for reading!

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  5. Hmmmm… radial tires for a bike… an interesting thing.

    Years ago… I remember seeing tires advertised as having Kevlar in them. I guess that’s for those that live in areas where they have to worry about drive-by shootings 🙂

    That electric scooter looked pretty nice. Can’t go all that far on it (40km or about 25 miles). Was there any info on how fast it would go???

    Here in the Boston area… we have all kinds of car shows… boat shows… home improvement shows… but I can’t ever recall there being a bike show like this. I would love to see a bike show like this in the Boston area.
    .-= mike01905´s last blog ..2010 World of Wheels in Boston =-.

    1. hi Mike. kevlar tires are pretty good for avoiding punctures. i personally don’t have them though. i could see buying one of those electric scooters. the kinds of runs i would use it on are short, local trips to the store, restaurants, etc. the good news is that as battery technology improves, the range of the scooter will get better, with nothing else changing. i hear you about the many different shows that go on in New England. it’s strange that there isn’t a bike show. i wonder who you’d have to convince to get one started? thanks Mike.

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