Bjorn Wong

Review: Boardman AiR 9.8

A Legend?s Namesake For the benefit of those who have no idea what Boardman Bikes is about, here’s a quickie. Chris Boardman was born to professional cyclist-parents. This gave him the edge in racing, and this can be seen clearly from his track records (pun intended). The British legend broke the world hour record three times while competing against archrival Greame Obree between 1993 and 1996. Throughout his career, Chris had always strongly believed in proven scientific technology. So when he stepped down from a professional racing career and started his own brand of bikes, research, innovation, creativity and...

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First Look: UClear HBC 130 Helmet Communicator

UClear is available at Hodaka Motoworld. Boomless Mic Technology Ever experienced a situation where you’re riding at the front of a big group and want to know what’s going on at the tail end? Perhaps this is where a sweeper comes into the picture, but sweepers are only human too. Even the strongest riders get burnt out. This is where the UClear HBC 130 Helmet Communicator kit should come in handy. Before the official launch by Hodaka Motoworld at the OCBC Cycle Singapore 2012 last week, we were given an exclusive look at this device. The HBC 130 pairs instantly with...

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First Look: Genesis Bikes

Genesis is distributed by Integrated Riding. This could be the beginning of something good. Last week, OCBC Cycle Singapore 2012 saw a record number of almost 11,000 participants throughout the event. Alongside the Race Pack collection that ran on all three days was the cycling carnival that had over a hundred booths from merchants featuring their products. At the Integrated Riding booth, their range of Boardman bikes took a back seat that weekend, while newcomer Genesis stood out smartly so steal the show. Amongst the myriad of carbon fibre and aluminium bikes at the expo, these handsome steeds drew interested eyes...

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Taipei International Cycle Show 2012 Post-Show Conference

Taipei International Cycle Show 2012 Post-Event Conference After an exhausting four days, this evening saw the last few hours of Taipei Cycle 2012, as Asia’s largest bicycle trade show drew to a close. At the post-show conference presented to a small group of journalists this afternoon, Executive Vice-President of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Walter Yeh wrapped up the show with an overview of this year’s event. The 25th edition of the show, which started on Tuesday, witnessed an increase in the number of international visitors compared to last year. Over 6400 visitors flew in from various countries,...

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Taipei Cycle 2012: Day 3, The Quirky And The Techie.

Magnic Light, Wilier. Magnic Light We all know the importance of staying visible while riding at night. We are also familiar with the hassle of replacing batteries and deciding when to do so. Enter Magnic Light, which looks like something that could revolutionise the bicycle lights industry with its innovative concept. Unlike solar or battery-powered lights, these babies find their power from the rotation of wheels. But unlike a dynamo, it has zero contact with any moving parts, as it has absolutely no contact with the rims or tires. Working with something known as eddy currents (something to do...

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