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TICS 2013: Award Winning Bicycles from the Taipei Cycle Show

The TAIPEI CYCLE d & i awards serves as a platform to showcase some of the greatest innovation and design achievements from the bicycle industry to an international audience. First launched in 2012 in conjunction with the TAIPEI CYCLE Show 25th anniversary, the TAIPEI CYCLE d & i awards is now in its second year! The event is organized by iF, an internationally renowned name for product design awards (the iF Gold Award is synonymously known as the “Design Oscar”), and is sponsored by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters’ Association. Feast your eyes...

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TICS 2013: An Interview with Phil White, CEO and Co-Founder of Cervelo

Our writer, Dean Koh has his ‘fanboy’ moment as he got the opportunity to speak to Phil White, CEO and Co-Founder of Cervelo, who was present at this year’s Taipei Cycle Show. Phil White and Gerard Vroomen founded Cervelo in 1995. Cervelo was one of the pioneer companies which started making road bikes with aerodynamic tube shapes (or commonly known as aero road bikes) with their Soloist Team model as early as 2002. Today, almost every major bicycle company has an aero road bike model in their product line-up. At the Taipei Cycle Show this year, the brand new Cervelo...

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TICS 2013: Award winning products at the Taipei International Cycle Show!

The Taiwanese dedication to their bicycle industry and commitment to excellence and continuous improvement is evident! This year’s Taipei International Cycle Show showcases some of the most revolutionary and cutting edge products from their home grown brands that were awarded the “Taiwan Excellence”, the highest accolade bestowed on products that encapsulate innovation and value. Here are some of many noteworthy products for your viewing pleasure. Merida’s Warp TT is one of the most aerodynamic time-trial bike available. The bicycle is wind-tunneled optimized, and features a special fastback wing profile tube’s cross-sections and seats-stay bending based on the latest technology....

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TICS 2013 Day 1:The Big Men behind the small-wheels

Above: Dr David Hon (left) & Mr Henry Hon of Dahon (right) The Taipei International Cycle Show (TICS) 2013 is back! One of three major cycle trade shows in the world and the largest in Asia, the event was launched today at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei. With 1,092 exhibitors gathered from Taiwan and all over the world, TICS has attracted participants from over 4,000 international firms, according to Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the exhibition organizer. Mr Masahito Hirose of Tyrell  The Togoparts Editorial Team had an exciting day catching up and chatting with key personnel...

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Alex Roussel – Interview with a master bike mechanic

Alex Roussel is an accomplished master bike mechanic who is currently attached to the Equipment Commission (formed in 2011) under the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) where he has been working for the last 11 years. To date, Roussel has jointly produced a DVD on wheel building together with Gerd Schraner, a master wheel builder formerly with DT Swiss (Schraner has published several books on wheel building) under a project commissioned by the UCI. Roussel started out as a bike mechanic for the French National Cycling Team from 1980 to 1986 before moving on to work as a professional race...

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