The most attention-grabbing products at Taipei Cycle… arguably

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

by Mat Brett   March 23, 2013  

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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.

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posted by crikey [81 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 7:38

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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? Thinking http://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." Liar

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

posted by Dr. Ko [108 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 7:56

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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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posted by ricolek [36 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 9:27

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I want that robot model thingy, That is sweet

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posted by Gkam84 [8140 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 11:07

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I want twaat rims

posted by Simmo72 [210 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 11:15

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There is certainly alot of stuff that will get you noticed and would make you the joke of the ride.

For the best sport socks around visit
www.moose.eu/en

Your feet will be glad you did!

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posted by koosiegreen [44 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 16:18

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Arguably Gigantex are getting as close to Mad Fibre as the patent lawyers would allow them Smile

posted by mustard [72 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 16:19

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

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posted by downfader [184 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 19:24

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Who makes that multicoloured dream cape? Want one for pub run, perfect cycle chic.

posted by African_swallows [13 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 19:38

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Most of it looks too TOWIE-tacky for me.

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posted by vexedveloist [8 posts]
23rd March 2013 - 19:49

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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/

posted by TomvanHalen [32 posts]
24th March 2013 - 1:34

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'Your Live' until the cable tie holding your bike together breaks and you die in a fireball..

posted by Nzlucas [78 posts]
24th March 2013 - 10:55

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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 Nerd

Yeah, I'll go with that.

posted by Mat Brett [1721 posts]
24th March 2013 - 12:11

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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? Thinking http://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." Liar

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!!!

posted by stealth [149 posts]
24th March 2013 - 15:33

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I want to see more of the crazy trike tandem. Stoker appears to not get anywhere to put their hands?

posted by Al__S [419 posts]
24th March 2013 - 19:03

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

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posted by Municipal Waste [190 posts]
24th March 2013 - 19:43

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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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posted by Mat Brett [1721 posts]
24th March 2013 - 20:33

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

posted by Ham-planet [74 posts]
25th March 2013 - 8:32

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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.

posted by Mat Brett [1721 posts]
26th March 2013 - 10:30

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Arguably, Evel Knievel would love that Stars and Stripes saddle. The pink box is what really sells it.

posted by bobbylama [12 posts]
26th March 2013 - 21:54

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In that case, this has your name all over it...

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posted by Mat Brett [1721 posts]
27th March 2013 - 0:50

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Arguably, Paul Smith, Bridget Riley and the bike above owe a debt of gratitude to traditional Catalan striped fabric Wink

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

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7481 posts]
27th March 2013 - 10:50

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