Month: July 2012

From Taipei Cycle Innovative Products to d&i Awards and now Eurobike Award Candidate

Haiwan from Qbicle has done quite well with his Tangent Fender since first winning an award at Taipei Cycle’s 2011 Innovative Products Competition. 2011 was to be the last for that particular competition. In 2012 it was replaced by the d&i Awards. Individuals or companies with products that have been available to the market for either less …

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Principles of Good Bicycle Design: 2012 TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards Jury Discussion

This is a video of a discussion held by the five jury members who selected the winning entries to this year’s inaugural competition. It’s 23min long, so a summary of key points is provided below. The judges’ details are listed at the end of this post. From 207 entries, 74 winners were chosen in the …

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Over six thousand feet of climbing, 30% grades: standard crank and 11-25 cassette?? Surely not!

Around 700 cyclists, mainly on road bikes, headed off around a classically scenic 77km  route through the hills out the back of Taipei on Sunday. The weather was perfect, the sun was out and, in combination with the climbs, dished out liberal dollops of punishment left, right, and center. There were four climbs to deal …

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