Posts in the category Concept

Taipei Show Randoms Pt. 2 – Huge Gallery of the Interesting, Crazy, and Peculiar

Bikerumor Taipei Show Random parts weird oddities (6)

In addition to all of the products you know and love, there was another side of the Taipei show to catch your attention. This jersey is a pretty good example. Most likely a tongue-in-cheek jab (we hope!) at the state of professional cycling, at the least, it was certainly eye catching. Sometimes you would find genuinely innovative products, other times you would leave shaking your head. This is a collection of some of the best, the most humorous, and just plain weird. Enjoy.

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Award Winning Design in Taiwan with the Taipei Cycle D&I awards

Taipei Show D&I Award Winner product (1)

There were quite a few new products with clever designs in Taipei, but a few stood out more than others. Not just to us, but to the judges of the third annual Taipei Cycle d&i awards, co-organized by TAITRA (the Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and TBEA (the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters’ Association), and executed independently by iF Design Asia. The design competition included 185 entries from 16 different countries including Germany, Japan, China, USA, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Italy, UK, Austria and Israel, with first time entries from Switzerland, Korea, and Slovakia. With 49 winners selected, products ranged from bikes, to racks, to wheels, and anything in between. This year’s winners had some truly incredible ideas, and a few that may leave you scratching your head…

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Taipei Show: Wireless Dropper Post Closer to Production, Plus Road Buzz Absorbing Stem and Post from TranzX

TranzX E dropper seat post shock absorbing stem  (5)

Are electronics the future of dropper posts? TranzX certainly thinks so. As one of the most production looking electronic dropper posts we’ve seen, the TranzX JD-YSp06 was looking good on display, but according to TranzX, it’s still not quite there. The hold up seems to be what all dropper post manufacturers are grappling with when it comes to ditching the cable – where to stash the battery. TranzX solved the problem by stashing it under the saddle but they mention the battery will likely be 30-50% smaller for production. Depending on the size of the battery, and the weight of the mechanism, electronic dropper posts could make a big impact on the dropper market – let’s just hope that all manufacturers can improve durability before tackling electronics.

More, plus TranzX’s innovative Antishock road stem and seatpost, next!

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HalfBike Is A Complete Solution To Half A Commute

HalfBike by by Kolelinia

Does public transportation only cover half your commute? Do you have to walk the rest of the way? Wouldn’t riding a bicycle make sense if it were only half its size? Wouldn’t a folding bike work if it were only half its portly weight? How about splitting the difference and riding a HalfBike? What the deuce is a HalfBike? Read on…

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Don’t Get Jacked, NoJack Enters The Bike Alarm Fray

NoJack Motion Activated Bike Alarm

You live in a densely populated, metropolitan city. You don’t own a car; you are “one less car.” You ride your bike. You ride your bike to school. You ride it to the office, to the café, to the pub. Maybe you even ride your bike for a living — hats off to the bike messengers. As such, one stolen wheel, one jacked seat, is all it takes to turn a good day bad, or leave you high and dry in midtown. But a second dimension of security is on the rise and it’s changing how we protect our bikes…

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Limited Edition Adidas Bombtrack Bicycle

BombTrack Adidas FixieAdidas has been hard at work creating a beautiful new line of bags and accessories, and to celebrate they approached Bombtrack Bikes about doing a collaboration. The limited edition bikes will be on display in a select 32 flagship stores across Europe and Asia. READ MORE ->

Kickstarter: Keep Gears Clean with the Cogly

Inspired by the replaceable blade system found on your common hacksaw, the Cogly is a cleaning tool that allows you to easily slip a rag between your cogs. That’s about it really. The tool will be manufacturered from ABS plastic in the Twin Cities area and you can pick one up on kickstarter for $15. The campaign still needs to pick up an additional ten thousand in funding over the next month in order to get funded.

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Cars Chat w/ Bikes & Warn Of Impending Doom

QUT Erika Fish

photo courtesy of QUT

Expanding innovations in technology are being applied to auto safety and now congruently, cyclists’ safety. The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has assumed a leading role in developing automated communications between motorists and cyclists. Next, see how your iPhone may one day save your life…

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Scare The Crap Out Of Thieves w/ 120dB From Siegel Alarm

Siegel RFID Alarm

With the increase in bicycle usage, especially within cities, security concerns continue to be at the front of cyclists’ minds. In this war against bike theft, as with most any defensive strategy, diversification is highly effective. U-lock your frame, cable lock your wheels, lock your components, install GPS tracking — all are effective war tactics. Dennis Siegel, student at University of the Arts Bremen, decided to add yet another weapon to the war chest. Be debriefed on his advanced safety measures once you conquer the break…

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