Randoms Part 2 - Taipei Cycle Show 2019

Mar 31, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
Vee Tires

Thailand's Vee Tires were showing off the Snap WCE tire developed with the Propain Dirt Sixpack over the past 12 months. It's made with their new Top 40 compound, the most tacky they use on any tyre. They also had a prototype cross country race tyre that uses the same compound due to the greater demands of modern World Cup XC racing combined with the fact it's a far more durable rubber than they first thought.

Vee took to the World Cup circuit for the first time last year and ended the year with Henry Kerr second in the junior overall and this new gravity tyre developed.

This is the XC tire currently in development.

Vee Tires make rubber for all sorts. This is the Gravity Teddy for strider racing.

B-Link

Speaking of high-end strider products, B-Link specializes in carbon cycles for bougie babies.

Prices weren't available but we're guessing in the range of 'not cheap'

A four spoke carbon wheel option is available as an upgrade

This is an 'aero' wheel prototype they're working on... seriously.

Mortop


Mortop have made carbon discs for a while but in Taiepi they took it one step further with this Graphene rotor. The graphene apparently will improve the surface friction, durability and heat dissipation properties of the disc. Mortop are also making a carbon/graphene rim for road bikes

The discs have to be used with this special pad.

KTM


Topeak


Topeak are the latest brand to bring a tubeless air canister to the market with this TubiBooster. It fills up to 160psi which should be enough to seat one tire.

Northwave

Some #relateblecontent from Northwave.


Hung Ta


Hung Ta make stress testing machines for brands to do some in house investigation. Check out the oddly satisfying torture videos below:

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30 Comments

  • + 38
 They put the forks on that carbon balance bike on the correct way round. You'd think they'd take care to assemble it properly since it's a display bike.
  • + 21
 actually a negative offset isn't a bad thing with such small wheels. It helps having a trail value in the good direction.
  • + 7
 @faul: woosh
  • + 3
 Pretty sure stem is upside down too - although it may have been a roadie who built it
  • + 1
 @faul: true, my son's balance bike has the drop outs on the rear of the fork.
  • + 1
 its a new standard will be introduced with boost gen 2.5 28.5" triangular bb interface bikes next week
  • + 2
 No the forks are on the correct way
They just put the bar & stem on back to front Smile
  • + 1
 Valve caps extra !!
  • + 0
 I know this is a joke but they %100 are on backwards, all you have to do is look at the signature.
  • + 17
 is “Looks like a Minion” a thing? Because I think that’s where we are at with tires
  • + 1
 Haha I was thinking the same thing. Session is dead, long live the Minion!
  • + 13
 That rotor: GENIUS!

I've got some Oak sitting around. Think I'll make my own on my scroll saw.
  • + 2
 A whole bunch of PB kids just found their shop final project.
  • + 11
 The last 10 seconds of that tourture test is kinda kinky.
  • + 6
 hmmmm, can't believe i'm the 1st to say it-that ktm road bike looks sick.
  • + 5
 Every kid is going say, "You really expect me to ride that with GEO!!" Make it slacker and I'd think about it.
  • + 4
 Finally a balance bike my 3 year old approves of. He can't be seen on the block with a $50 balance bike. Cuz denist's have kids too!
  • + 2
 I was wondering when graphene would make its way into the scene. This just in: "were ditching carbon fiber and making a newer slacker stronger bike out of graphene, its 5% stronger, 2% slacker, and 100% guaranteed to only make a difference on thw average rides wallet!"
  • + 5
 Damn I didn't know the Empire made brake rotors
  • + 1
 I don't think many people realize just how amazing a rotor made out of graphene truly is.... It's a really unique and incredible material, which is pretty new to the world. The last place I expected to see something like that was in a bike show article! This is why bicycles are awesome.
  • + 4
 I'm well 'Hung Ta'
  • + 3
 Bedazzled bike are it in 2020
  • + 1
 Toppeak should make beer growlers that can seat a tire. Now that would be something.
  • + 2
 Disco paint is the next big think!
  • + 1
 Graphene disc brake rotors, get your grubby little fingers all over it and the brakes won't howl?
  • + 1
 That KTM need a more detail, there's a lot going on there!!!!
  • + 1
 I want to know the prices of those kids carbon bikes Eek
  • + 1
 Oh man, my OCD with that Vee tyre tread spacing
  • + 1
 That KTM bike actually looks pretty amazing Drool

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