TPE16: Brompton shines with new nickel & stardust finishes plus new dapper line of bags for your ride!

Brompton P1100288

Brompton P1100288

Brompton had their folders on display, and though there didn’t appear to be any big changes, the small tweaks they made showed they’re listening to feedback. Plus, they had a couple of new colors to show, as well as some pretty stylish bags…

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Brompton had their folders on display, and though there didn’t appear to be any big changes, the small tweaks they made showed they’re listening to feedback. Plus, they had a couple of new colors to show, as well as some pretty stylish bags…

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TPE16: Up close with WTB’s new tires for road (plus), gravel, and dirt

wtb road plus riddler new sizes premium road-8

Leading up to the Taipei show WTB had slowly released all of their new treads one by one, but it wasn’t until we got to Taiwan that were actually able to see many of them. While the Horizon road plus tire was released at NAHBS, the rest of the tires were simply computer renderings with the actual rubber to be seen in Taipei. If you aren’t caught up on the the news from WTB it’s all about sizes – a lot more of them. From adding new sizes of endurance road tires to the somewhat new road plus category, WTB is bulking up on options no matter what your ride preference may be…

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Leading up to the Taipei show WTB had slowly released all of their new treads one by one, but it wasn’t until we got to Taiwan that were actually able to see many of them. While the Horizon road plus tire was released at NAHBS, the rest of the tires were simply computer renderings with […]

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TPE16: Box Components updates & closes in on long awaited drivetrain, plus cranks & carbon wheels!

Box Components Final-1

Box Components Final-1

We’ve seen close to complete items from Box Components for some time now, but never so close to completion as we did in Taipei. Box’s Toby Henderson said since he started developing the drivetrain, the new clutch systems and upping the volume to 11 (speeds) by the big 2 has made it brutal trying to keep up to stay relevant.

Check out what looks to be close to production drivetrain and brakes, plus a whole bunch of pretty finalized looking items like cassettes, cranks, chainrings, and carbon wheels!

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We’ve seen close to complete items from Box Components for some time now, but never so close to completion as we did in Taipei. Box’s Toby Henderson said since he started developing the drivetrain, the new clutch systems and upping the volume to 11 (speeds) by the big 2 has made it brutal trying to keep up to […]

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TPE16: Since bigger is (sometimes) better, Atomlab up-sizes stem, carbon handlebar and wheels

000  Taipei 2016 P1100049

000 Taipei 2016 P1100049

Atomlab came to Taipei with some big items to show following the ever-growing (literally) wheel trends of going both wider and bigger. Now offering complete wheelsets, check out their new Plus and Race wheels with their unique rim design, and also get a peek at a new larger carbon bar & requisite stem to help stay in more control…

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Atomlab came to Taipei with some big items to show following the ever-growing (literally) wheel trends of going both wider and bigger. Now offering complete wheelsets, check out their new Plus and Race wheels with their unique rim design, and also get a peek at a new larger carbon bar & requisite stem to help stay in more control…

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TPE16: VP Components is now hands on with grips & bar tape plus a new BMX inspired commuter pedal

000  Taipei 2016 P1100247b

000 Taipei 2016 P1100247b

VP Components always has some sweet pedals to show off, but they brought something a little different this year to Taipei with a complete lineup of grips, bartape, and even a pretty cool commuter pedal. While we’ve seen a lot of locking grips that are similar aside from aesthetics, VP went their own route with a unique grip construction and new patented locking clamp. Plus, that simple yet pretty neat commuter pedal that will do the trick in case your ride home gets a little rad!

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VP Components always has some sweet pedals to show off, but they brought something a little different this year to Taipei with a complete lineup of grips, bartape, and even a pretty cool commuter pedal. While we’ve seen a lot of locking grips that are similar aside from aesthetics, VP went their own route with a […]

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TPE16: e*thirteen loads up 7 speed DH Cassette with custom rear hub

e13 headquarters tour dh cassette hub 7 speed prototype tires

For years DH bikes have been going to fewer gears, not more. The idea is a simpler drivetrain with less weight since they generally don’t need lower gearing. But the concept has a bit of a flaw. Instead of utilizing the full cassette body, the mini cassettes make use of a spacer to shrink the free hub body down to size. e*thirteen saw that as room for improvement which is where their new DH hub and cassette concept originated.

Adding a wider hub and getting rid of the free hub body, the LG1R setup is an interesting beast…

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For years DH bikes have been going to fewer gears, not more. The idea is a simpler drivetrain with less weight since they generally don’t need lower gearing. But the concept has a bit of a flaw. Instead of utilizing the full cassette body, the mini cassettes make use of a spacer to shrink the […]

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TPE16: Woodman lightens things with new carbon spoked wheels & tools to help you build a better wheel

Woodman P1100347

Woodman P1100347

Woodman Components known for manufacturing trick lightweight parts for our weight weenie needs did not disappoint this year in Taipei. Their new carbon wheelset with their own “made in-house” carbon rims, spokes, and hubs felt like it would float away if I let go of it. Also wheel building nerds that want to take precision to the next level will love their new spoke tensiometer and for even more geeking out… spoke tensiometer calibrator?

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Woodman Components known for manufacturing trick lightweight parts for our weight weenie needs did not disappoint this year in Taipei. Their new carbon wheelset with their own “made in-house” carbon rims, spokes, and hubs felt like it would float away if I let go of it. Also wheel building nerds that want to take precision to […]

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TPE16: Chosen’s crazy quick engaging & silent hubs plus Shutter Precision now in new electrifying sizes

Hubs P1100365

Hubs P1100365

Chosen had some pretty shiny things in their booth this year, and as good-looking as they are, the real beauty is hidden inside. Their new super fast engaging hubs come in plenty of varieties, and the new silent hub all but eliminates friction. Also in other hub news, Shutter Precision expands their popular dynamo hub sizes to fit more of your adventuring needs…

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Chosen had some pretty shiny things in their booth this year, and as good-looking as they are, the real beauty is hidden inside. Their new super fast engaging hubs come in plenty of varieties, and the new silent hub all but eliminates friction. Also in other hub news, Shutter Precision expands their popular dynamo hub sizes […]

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TPE16: Kind Shock Electronic LEV and gravel/cross/road droppers are just around the corner

KS P1100117

KS P1100117

We saw hints of Kind Shock attempting to develop an electronic dropper a couple of years ago at the Taipei show, and now they have what they’ve called a 90% finished product. Check out how it works, plus their new Zeta dropper for the gravel, cross, and road folks that lets you customize the length so it’ll fit on just about any bike….

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We saw hints of Kind Shock attempting to develop an electronic dropper a couple of years ago at the Taipei show, and now they have what they’ve called a 90% finished product. Check out how it works, plus their new Zeta dropper for the gravel, cross, and road folks that lets you customize the length so it’ll […]

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