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.

The Aero Forz’s (by King Roof Industrial) unique design that clamps the front and rear tires without any contact on the frame is your perfect solution for transporting carbon frames and high end bicycles.

Designed for the ladies, Giant’s Avail Advanced SL is a high performance bicycle that is responsive and efficient. Good for climbing and sprinting, the Avail Advanced SL is also comfortable and beautiful.


Photo Credit: Taiwan Excellence

The Biologic Postpump 2.0 Seatpost features an integrated high-capacity floor pump hidden within. The 2.0 design which is was also the reddot design award winner for 2012 is a new and improved version that comes with a precision-machined aluminium flip-to-fit adaptor that fits both Presta and Schraeder valves.

The Eclipse S11i by TERN which received the Eurobike 2011 award is the perfect commuter bicycle for you. The Eclipse S11i comes fitted with an Alfine rear hub and BioLogic Joule HG dynamo front hub, which can be switched on and used for powering your bicycle lights. I had the chance to test out this bicycle at their demo booth and this bicycle is definitely for the practical cyclists who is looking for a comfortable and sturdy ride for their commutes.

Like to add some colour to your ride? TAYA’s eco-friendly bicycle chain which received the Taiwan Excellence award in 2011 is available in a variety of bright colours. The chains has also been certified by the EU for its usage of green materials.