Taipei Cycle Show Randoms #1

Mar 7, 2012 at 3:55
by Rob Dunnet  
In search of our second authentic Taiwanese experience we went to Snake Alley. The plan was for Karl to drink a shot of whiskey mixed with snake blood. We were offered snake soup, snake meat and several other traditional Taiwanese dishes.

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  Snake Alley where dreams come true.

Taipei Cycle Show 2012
  It took a while to get through Taipei traffic on Wednesday morning. It could have been because they had this guy directing traffic.

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  Birds eye view of the Nangang Exhibition Hall. The first and fourth floors are jammed pack full of all things bike related.

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  Race Face 2011 on the left and Race Face 2012 on the right, what a difference a year can make.

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  Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou arrived for the opening of the show with his entourage hot on his heels.

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  OGNS had two hippos helping promote their booth, Captain Taiwan was running around promoting his company's product and a sexy booth girl was walking around with her pet monkey. Who's booth do you think saw the most traffic?

Taipei Cycle Show 2012
  SR Suntour has been making a major push over the past couple of years. First look at their new downhill fork. Stay tuned to Pinkbike for a full release on this new fork shortly.

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  It might be a bit early to hand out the booth of the show award, but with an island style hut complete with coffee bar, Kind Shock has to be the day one front runner.

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  Ollie Thomas has made some major changes to Kore since joining the company last year.

Taipei Cycle Show 2012
  In 1982 E.T. rode a Kuwahara off into the sunset. It's 30 years later and the Japanese company is still making some amazing looking bikes.

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  Druggist is technically not incorrect, but it is not something we would see in Canada. I can only guess what Brappers and Skin Food specialize in.

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  Pedal the extra winter weight away while playing videos games. It's a great idea and this booth combines three things that most Pinkbike users are fond of, booth girls, bikes and video games.

Stay tuned for more adventures from Taiwan, where anything is possible!

51 Comments

  • + 19
 Asian chicks on a trainer. That's all I can remember from the article.
  • - 3
 Come one dude, she ain't that fat so you can say "chicks".
  • + 1
 Here we use chick for all sexy girl.
  • + 1
 here we use "chick" for anything with boobs
  • + 0
 Here is more, anything female with boobs. But got to be cute.
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  • + 10
 that kuwahara is dope!!!!
  • + 0
 nice for a wall hanger
  • + 0
 It's maybe a little too nice to ride. Still want...
  • + 1
 I was talking about that kuwahora in the red skirt with the nice fanny pack.
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  • + 6
 Some of the new Kore stuff is looking sweet.

from what I remember it's cheap too. always a good combo tup
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  • + 5
 I saw the SR Suntour gearbox before the fork, seems like a overlook to me
  • + 1
 SR gearbox has been around for a couple of years ... it is basically the same gearbox everyone else is using ...
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  • + 4
 Sick, SR Suntour is getting a duel crown fork! I can`t wait for more info Smile
  • + 6
 i'd be more interested in seeing a xfusion dual crown fork. all the suntour suspension i work with at my bike shop is crap and constantly having issues... granted its usually their lower end forks and shocks we have on the bikes we sell.
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  • + 2
 If any of the attending photographers could snap a shot of Loaded Precision Products USA's booth... I want to see it! I hear they have the widest flat bars EVER.
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  • + 4
 Snake blood and whiskey!?!?
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  • + 1
 Why the QR on the new Suntour DC fork? Seems like it would just add unnecessary weight/complexity to something that is just intended for freeriding/racing. Just a small complaint though, looks sick otherwise.
  • + 8
 Am I the only one that noticed that it has a gearbox?
  • + 2
 You mean the QLOC? I have a Durolux and it works like a charm. The Maxle works, right? The QLOC works just as well, with the exception that it is easier to remove and install than the Maxle. I have tried a friend's Domain and I love the ease of use of the Maxle but now QLOC is better I think.

But you're right. This QR system is different. Maybe QLOC 2.0?
  • + 1
 Suntour actually makes internals for a few major fork companies, Marzocchi is one of them. For me it would be a try before I buy thing though.
  • + 2
 Because it blows to loosen 4 allen screws and then fight with a axle bolts when you could just use a QR. And QR is heavier? Really? No one can feel a 30g difference, sorry. If 30g concerns you that much, don't use brake fluid on your next ride. It'll make you '30 grams' faster Wink I love QR and are glad they're using it.
  • + 1
 The system RS uses on boxxers works perfectly fine, I don't see why they didn't just use something like that (other than patents obviously, but they probably could have come up with something similar). There's a reason no other DC fork on the market uses a QR.
  • + 2
 30 grams faster Wink love it.
  • + 1
 The best system is the Maxle lite that RS uses on the Totem, Lyric and the smaller travel forks.. I never have any issues with it and would have loved it on my Boxxer I had
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  • + 2
 Make with the info on the gearbox please Wink
  • + 1
 it's probably an "open-mold" frame from a TW manufacturer that they picked up and badged just to showcase their suspension
  • + 1
 I Doubt it. Why "showcase" a new product attached to a product that stands out just as much? Seems silly. Plus, the fact that its not been confirmed or denied is suspicious. Time will tell I guess
  • + 2
 the SR Suntour gearbox bike has been around for 2 or 3 years ... in Taiwan at least ...
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  • + 2
 the girl in the last photo playing is in last place...
  • + 26
 but shes first in show
  • + 1
 Gotta have something exciting to get people in a booth of bike locks....first in show is relative.;-)
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  • + 1
 Can't come close to comparing with the Vancouver bike show, looks kinda boring here if you ask me
  • + 14
 Seriously? This is an industry trade show, not a consumer show. This is where NEW stuff gets revealed, not sold to the public. Apples to oranges, and pretty exciting if you ask me.
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  • + 1
 "stairs for disable" WTH? LOL what happened to the elevators???
  • + 1
 I think the disable comes from using the stairs...........
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  • + 1
 Photos of Karl in the sexy red number?
  • + 1
 Yeah, any photos of the skirt (if you can call it that) in the last picture ?
I dig
  • + 4
 I asked, they don't have my size...
  • + 1
 Was she any good? Deadset would have been happy to look at you in a skirt and her not in her skirt
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  • + 1
 i like the guy directing traffic haha, great!!
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  • + 1
 TaiBei no Taipei .
  • + 1
 yes, but western spelling is Taipei ... love the west ...
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