July 2011

Cheap Carbon Bikes Going International

Heading into the summer of 2010 I posted on Giant’s strategy of offering entry-level carbon road bikes, the same price or cheaper than butted alloy models. Also see the followup post for the response of some other local companies to this. This was a Taiwan-only experiment. If it showed promise, the offering would be extended […]

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Stage 6 National Cycling Club Series 2011 – Giant Cup  第17屆全國捷安特盃自行車大賽 

The old Taichung aerodrome was the location for a very hot day’s criterium racing last Saturday. This is part of a whole weekend’s racing, the annual Giant Cup which includes MTB racing on Sunday. Giant Taiwan’s new multistory HQ overlooks the venue, having recently moved from their old premises in the city’s south. The younger […]

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TUAA Alishan The Summit of Clouds Extreme Cycling Challenge 2011

75km of climbing that tops out at 2174m certainly has its rewards on a summer’s day. 61 qualified cyclists contested the elite section with around 2000 “citizen” cyclists ranging from 15 to 67 years taking part in the main event. (Another view of the event here). When they heard that the 1st prize for this […]

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Bicycle Components — What Does Technological Progress Mean?

“Technology is created by the young, for the young ” says Daniel Wilson. It might be about the technology itself or just about getting old and not being as easily able to relate to technological innovations. It’s the sort of thing you could spend some time arguing about. If you accept that true technological advance is […]

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