Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 24 March 2017
The world's top bicycle innovators converged in Taipei on March 22-25, and their latest designs were recognized by the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards.
The d&i Awards is an annual event celebrating the best designs in the business. This year, there were 154 entries from 16 countries. A total of 57 products were awarded, and the coveted Gold Award was handed to 7 top entries.
One of the gold winning bikes was Merida's eONE-SIXTY 900-E, a serious electric MTB built for hardcore, all-terrain riding. Stylish and packed with features, it offers the rider the autonomy of uphill climbs so they can focus more on the actual ride.
Another gold winning bike was the Lapierre Overvolt AM Carbon. The electric trail bike features a lightweight carbon chassis, innovative mass centralization, and cutting-edge technologies. It is compatible with both 27.5 & 27.5+ wheels and tires.
One of the gold winning accessories was Darson's tailfin rack and waterproof panniers; it can turn road bikes into touring bikes. Made from carbon fiber, the rack weighs just 350g and each pannier is 650g. Engineered to fit almost any road bike in seconds, it needs no tools to install and can carry up to 18 kg of load.
In terms of biking parts, there was FUL CHEE's through axle with built-in lever. The lever can be completely hidden inside the axle body, and no extra tools are required for installation.
CHIA CHERNE's internal routing tool won gold for simplifying the task of routing difficult angles and making it easier. It has a flexible lead wire and pipe with a magnetic end. The tool is compact, self-contained and easy to store.
The special "Gold Award - Young Enterprise" prize went to the LINKA Smart Bike Lock, the world's first auto-unlocking bike lock. It can wirelessly connect to a smartphone and is hard-mounted to the bike so that it’s always ready to go.
Wayne Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)