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.

Hope the pictures give an idea of how saturated the supply side is for carbon frames. There are many, many more booths I didn’t bother to stop by to snap a photo of – after seeing so many carbon frames they just start to all blend together…

From what I can find out, only a few of the manufacturers seen here are OEMs for big brands. ADK is behind Felt, Fuji, Cannondale, Kestrel and Litespeed, Carbotech makes some Norco and Jamis, and Ideal manufactures BMC, Fuji, Norco, Ridley. Not an exhaustive list, obviously. Several top tier manufacturers are absent, like Martec (Kuota, Orbea), and Ten Tech (Cervelo, Scott). Giant (Colnago, Scott)  and Merida (Specialized) are here in their capacity as brands, but they also act as OEMs.

Near the bottom of the page are photos of the 5th floor “Chinatown”, featuring a small collection of Chinese manufacturers that have made their way over to exhibit at the show. I expect the bulk of Chinese manufacturers to be instead at China Cycle 2013 in Shanghai.

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I, for one, welcome our new carbon…

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5th floor “Cross-Strait Bicycle Show”

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At the separate, deserted second floor of the Taipei World Trade Center for new exhibitors:

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  1. 25/03/2013Taipei Cycle Show | jonas wwBlog says:

    [...] If you’re interested in the new stuff Taipei is the place to be now. The huge fair with enormous amount of brands showing their stuff and many OEMbrands in Taipei. More pictures and text here: Nudbikes [...]

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