IBDC

Major Changes for 2013 International Bicycle Design Competition

The Bike Europe Website has just announced a  significant changes to the structure and procedure of the IBDC. This competition is the first key event for the annual Taipei Cycle. The Show runs from 9am Wednesday thru 3pm Saturday in the first or second week of March each year. The announcement of the finalists, usually […]

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16th IBDC Taipei Cycle 2012: Silver and Bronze Awards; Other working prototypes

The 19 finalists in this year’s field. In a corner of the 4th floor display area, this year largely given over to the inaugural d&i awards, was a version of the 2011 Gold award winner, Marco Mainardi’s Aria. This year’s Gold award winner, Larry Chen’s Velocity was something more likely to appeal to a wider target […]

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16th International Bicycle Design Competition Winner –The Velocity, Taipei Cycle 2012

An interesting mix of finalists from the 839 entries for the 16th IBDC. 19 designs were selected for a share of the awards: Merit, Excelllent, and  Silver and Gold. Offering quite a contrast to last year’s IBDC winning entry, Larry Chen’s Velocity took out the number one spot and the Gold Award. This is an electric assisted […]

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A Few More Operational Designs

Finding some time to look through the folder of photos taken at this year’s Taipei Show here’s a corner of the IBDC display area that might be of interest to some readers. The Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center (CHC) conducts the International Bicycle Design Competition each year and had these on public view. A standard […]

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15th International Bicycle Design Competition and Principles of Design

Well here we are at the end of 2010 with production in Taiwan’s bicycle component production in absolute overdrive for the 2011 model year. Holiday time is still some way off since everyone is racing to meet deadlines before Chinese New Year which will fall on Wednesday February 3. This marks the start of an […]

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14th IBDC 2010 – some observations

I originally posted this on my Facebook page. Here it is again in almost the same form. Putting it here increases its accessibility. You’ll also find some coverage of aspects of the event here. Taipei Cycle’s International Bicycle Design Competition is arguably the world’s most important and prestigious. For this year’s competition, there were close […]

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