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There are zillions of products on display, some fabulous, others… less so

Walk around the halls of Taipei Cycle and you'll see every bike, every part and every accessory you can imagine. Here are some of the ones that we just had to photograph...

Arguably, the Equinox MISS full carbon wheels from Gigantex Composite Technologies (above and main pic) are impractical, but we still want a set on an urban runaround simply for the Spiderman-esque looks.

Arguably, that’s a bit too Evel Knievel even for Evel Knievel.

Arguably, the rhinestone cyclist look probably isn’t going to catch on, but we might give it a go anyway.

Arguably, that’s a bit too pink, Princess.

Arguably, so is that.

Arguably, this bell is going to look out of place on my road bike, but it spins and everything.

Arguably, this is just what you need for your commuting bike. As long as you’re commuting to your job as a pimp.

Arguably, this isn’t what the Marxist revolutionary had in mind, but we still like it.

Arguably, the Baby Ride On is the coolest looking toddlers’ bike you’re ever likely to see.

Arguably, less is more.

Arguably, they owe a debt of gratitude to Paul Smith.

Arguably, a tandem tricycle with a solar powered battery mounted on the back is a niche too far... although it is in on-trend green.

Arguably, that could be confusing if you’re after a bike from a major US manufacturer.

Arguably, it's a fashion risk.

Arguably, you should always check...

...your spelling (sweet looking bike otherwise, huh?).

Arguably, they've not thought that through.

Arguably, that’s pretty cool, actually.

Arguably, if they did this in a road helmet, we’d consider it.

Arguably, they’re doing that on purpose.

Arguably, there’s too much going on here. 

Arguably, this would look better if it was darker. And without the pattern.

Arguably, any dream will do.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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crikey [1252 posts] 2 years ago
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Unarguably the best review of a bike show I've ever read.
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Dr. Ko [153 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh, come on, no self respecting pimp will get any near that bar tape. It looks so Chippo, so 80ies. Can You imagine such a tape on the company bike?  39http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2012/10/bad-boys-special-swiss-bike...

A pimp would rather grab some of the blink-blink helmets for his girls: "Ladies, in respect to our latest image campaign we'll drop the big limos to save the environment. You'll get nice shiny helmets and a boris bike membership instead for inner city customers to deliver that little bit special."  44

In respect to the Che Jersey, watch when You see one in the City? "Mr. Livingston, I assume?!"

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ricolek [40 posts] 2 years ago
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Cycling jersey with a mass murderer on it. What's next - Hitler helmet? They could call it Giro Adolph.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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I want that robot model thingy, That is sweet

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Simmo72 [584 posts] 2 years ago
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I want twaat rims

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koosiegreen [48 posts] 2 years ago
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There is certainly alot of stuff that will get you noticed and would make you the joke of the ride.

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mustard [72 posts] 2 years ago
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Arguably Gigantex are getting as close to Mad Fibre as the patent lawyers would allow them  1

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downfader [203 posts] 2 years ago
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Surely with the web-like nature of the hub area on that first wheel its more Spiderman than Batman  26

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African_swallows [14 posts] 2 years ago
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Who makes that multicoloured dream cape? Want one for pub run, perfect cycle chic.

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vexedveloist [8 posts] 2 years ago
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Most of it looks too TOWIE-tacky for me.

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TomvanHalen [30 posts] 2 years ago
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That Yasujiro café racer looking thing is a designed for shredding down descents and it's an absolute beast http://asphaltgravity.com/

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Nzlucas [122 posts] 2 years ago
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'Your Live' until the cable tie holding your bike together breaks and you die in a fireball..

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Mat Brett [599 posts] 2 years ago
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downfader wrote:

Surely with the web-like nature of the hub area on that first wheel its more Spiderman than Batman  26

Yeah, I'll go with that.

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stealth [254 posts] 2 years ago
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Dr. Ko wrote:

Oh, come on, no self respecting pimp will get any near that bar tape. It looks so Chippo, so 80ies. Can You imagine such a tape on the company bike?  39http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2012/10/bad-boys-special-swiss-bike...

A pimp would rather grab some of the blink-blink helmets for his girls: "Ladies, in respect to our latest image campaign we'll drop the big limos to save the environment. You'll get nice shiny helmets and a boris bike membership instead for inner city customers to deliver that little bit special."  44

In respect to the Che Jersey, watch when You see one in the City? "Mr. Livingston, I assume?!"

I bet Adam Blythe would love the bartape, it matches his new shoes!!!

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Al__S [959 posts] 2 years ago
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I want to see more of the crazy trike tandem. Stoker appears to not get anywhere to put their hands?

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Municipal Waste [238 posts] 2 years ago
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You commented on someone's spelling when your own review had a spelling mistake.

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Mat Brett [599 posts] 2 years ago
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Municipal Waste wrote:

You commented on someone's spelling when your own review had a spelling mistake.

Nope, although downfader made a good argument so we've booted out the Batmobile and are going with Spidey now.

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Ham-planet [112 posts] 2 years ago
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What's your problem with the Yasujiro gravity bike? Looks like a blast.

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Mat Brett [599 posts] 2 years ago
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Ham-planet wrote:

What's your problem with the Yasujiro gravity bike? Looks like a blast.

You're absolutely right. I've changed my mind. I want a go.

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bobbylama [13 posts] 2 years ago
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Arguably, Evel Knievel would love that Stars and Stripes saddle. The pink box is what really sells it.

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Mat Brett [599 posts] 2 years ago
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In that case, this has your name all over it...

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Simon_MacMichael [2443 posts] 2 years ago
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Arguably, Paul Smith, Bridget Riley and the bike above owe a debt of gratitude to traditional Catalan striped fabric  3

The pimp comment made me snort Coke by the way... (as in I was drinking some at the time, just to avoid any misunderstanding)