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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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Where would you rather your bicycle be manufactured—China or Taiwan?

You’d probably hope for the latter, although it’s unlikely to be the case. Back in March Velo News published an article pointing out what industry insiders all know: that high-end bicycle frames are 1) hand made by 2) a few large manufacturers (in which Giant looms prominent) based in China. When it comes to the rest …

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Ramp and Boss: the technology assisting smooth chain(ring) upshift with reference to 2012 SRAM Red

I have not had a chance to check out the latest edition of the SRAM Red groupset until this week. An average week involves installing Shimano Tiagra or SRAM Apex on most builds (more on these great value-for-money groupsets in a future post). Looking forward to it. A bit ironic, though, that’s it’s taken this …

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