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.
As usual, all the big names were on hand, displaying their goods.
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.
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.
Now this wouldn’t be the Taipei show if there weren’t cute things like these handlebar bells.
Yup, we’re in Taiwan alright.
This is news – a radial bicycle tire.
Cheng Shin had a very colorful display.
We saw many varieties of this product – a child trailer. Some of them detached and became strollers. Very good concept.
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.
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!
This is a utility trike.
Our friends at TW-Bents were at the show of course.
This is one of their 2-wheeled recumbents all folded up for travel.
This is another variation of the folding bike theme – the sliding bike.
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.
This was a concept car that was at the bike show.
This guy touching the rear trunk gives you an idea just how small this car is!
There was at least one other recumbent maker at the show.
These are cruise bikes and they look cool.
A guy was demonstrating a cool trike with leaning front wheels. It looked very stable and had a tight turning radius.
This is a delta configuration trike.
This scooter was by far my favorite item at the show.
It’s a full-featured electric scooter and is the equivalent of a 50cc gas powered model.
You plug it into anything from 110v to 240v and it charges up in a couple of hours.
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.
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