Painted in Canada.

by ryan on May 20, 2013

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After being stuck for a week at customs for inspection, the frames have finally been delivered to our workshop. But we have even better news for you:

We prefer to have things done locally when it makes sense. Final prep and inspections is one example, and today, I’m proud to announce that painting is another.

That’s right – nud carbon frames will be painted in Canada.

(Unless it’s nude, obviously.)

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Taipei Cycle Show Part 2: The Weird, the Interesting and the Tacky

by ryan on March 24, 2013

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The Taipei Cycle Show has a bit of an identity crisis. With the emergence of Taichung Bike Week for original equipment manufacturers, the Taipei show is losing it’s position as THE trade show for bike brands and distributors. Interbike and Eurobike have always been more consumer oriented, so the Taipei show is now kind of stuck in the middle – focused on neither the consumer nor the manufacturers and without anything really exciting or groundbreaking. Nonetheless, it’s still an awesome one stop shop (and I believe the biggest cycling trade show in the world), and a great place to gawk at the latest and lightest at one booth, then walk past the next booth featuring products and concepts that will probably never make it to market.

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Taipei Cycle Show in Pictures Part 1 – Carbon Frames

by ryan on March 20, 2013

The Taipei Cycle Show spans 5 floors and two locations – the two largest floors are the first and the 4th floor at the Nangang Exhibitional Hall. The first (pictured above) is devoted to bicycle parts, and the 4th is for complete bikes and overseas exhibitors. There was a common theme on both floors: carbon frames…they’re EVERYWHERE.

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