Chiu Ling

TERN-ing the world into a better place, one bike at a time

Tern’s funky container exhibition booth at the 2013 Taipei International Cycle Show are designed to be reusable, which is in line with the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability Terns are small and light migratory birds that are known for flying over long distances.  The Artic Tern in particular, sees more daylight than any other animal, as it migrates from its northern breeding ground to the Antarctica waters. Like these birds, Tern, which is one of the latest folding bicycle brands, is committed to designing and making quality products that can bring you distances and still remain light and compact...

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TICS 2013: Merida-Pro bikes and highlights

  Merida’s sponsorship of the Italian-based Lampre-Merida professional cycling team in 2013 has cast Taiwan’s second largest bicycle manufacturer in the spotlight. A major highlight at the Merida booth during the Taipei International Cycle Show were the fleet of pro bikes are currently used by the Lampre-Merida team. Here are the 3 Team Issue bike models: The Scultura SL Lampre-Merida The Scultura SL is the workhorse bike for riders of Team Lampre-Merida and was rated the 3rd lightest frameset overall out of the top 10 road framesets in the February 2013 issue of the German cycling magazine, “RoadBIKE”. It runs on...

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TICS 2013: Tyrell-New Products for 2013

Award winning Japanese mini-velo and folding bike brand Tyrell will be releasing 2 new products for 2013: RX, the brand new 700c Chromoly road bike, Tyrell’s first venture into this category, and the FSX, an updated version of Tyrell’s existing popular FX. The FSX, an enhanced version of the FX The FSX, which will be released later this month, is an updated version of the FX model which was introduced 2years ago. Incidentally, Mr Masahito Hirose, the founder of Tyrell, told us that the “S” in FSX means speed. Masahito shared with us that some customers would like something...

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IFmove, the innovative solution for your urban commute

With so many folding bicycles already in the market, you are probably wondering, why is the IFmove worth a mention? IFmove has already garnered 3 distinguished awards namely the reddot design award 2013, Taipei Cycle d&I award 2013 and the Golden Pin Design Award. It is the latest incarnation from Pacific Cycles which is renowned for their ground breaking designs and commitment to R&D innovation. IFmove, which is also the first product to roll out of Section Zero, Pacific Cycle’s in-house R&D department formed a year ago, is positioned as a convenient, user-friendly bicycle for the urban commuter. The...

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TICS 2013: Dahon Bicycles & Dr Hon at the Taipei Cycle Show

Anniversary Bike – No chainstay! The revolution of folding bicycles has certainly come a long way! Dahon, which was founded in 1982, can be regarded as one of the first companies to successfully introduce the concept of a folding bicycle to the commercial market and create a new category for bicycles in the industry. 30 years later, the company has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of folding bicycles. Dr David Hon (left) with brother and co-founder Mr Henry Hon Dahon was started by Dr David Hon, an American physicist who enjoyed a successful career as a scientist...

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