In conjunction with Taipei International Cycle Show 2018, Cycling Malaysia was invited to Taiwan for a 5 day 4 night Taipei Cycle pre-show media tour. It has always been an exciting and insightful tour to be organized by TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) to the bicycle arena.
On the 21st of May, we alongside 22 media representatives were brought to the Iron Hill Cycling Sport Village, a suburb in the northern outskirts of Taichung where 16 bicycle manufacturers showcased their latest innovative products.
The bicycle industry has gone through a digitalizing evolution. To promote the Industry 4.0 and smart cycling innovations, bicycle manufacturers also introduced intelligent technology and e-products into the cycling industry.
Here are 5 e-bikes at the products presentation;
1. E-Road Bike: JR1 & E-Mountain Bike: TRB 1 (BESV)
BESV JR1 features an integrated power system and a rear motor that not only provide responsive power, but also keep its distinctive sleek road bike style. The 15.7kg lightweight design with sufficient 252Wh battery power creates a nimble ride and long-lasting performance.
You can select the power assistance mode with the ergonomic switch or let the Smart Mode automatically deliver the exact power you need.
BESV’s exclusive e-Road bike HMI shows information such as cadence and average speed to enhance training. To further smarten up your ride, the Smart App offers navigation, Anti-theft, and many other new functions. With the JR1, you ride like a professional and speed like a jaguar.
BESV TRB1 proudly features industry-leading 756Wh battery power that lets you move like a tiger with abundant power assistance. Its advanced dual-tube frame not only provides excellent protection for the battery but also gives the TRB1 superior rigid biking performance.
The premium quality Brose electric motor delivers robust power with reliable German quality. The BESV Sport App helps you check the bike status and review your fitness performance for the ultimate mountain biking experience.
2. Full-E+ 0 SX Pro
With GIANT‘s all-new SyncDrive Pro motor and proven Maestro suspension performance, the Full-E+ SX Pro delivers smooth, confident performance on rowdy trails. Climbing or descending, it gives you the power and confidence to push new limits in your off-road adventures.
The motor’s increased power output and higher cadence capabilities make it the right choice for aggressive trail riding. The lightweight yet strong ALUXX aluminum frame is seamlessly integrated with a 500Wh EnergyPak and 140mm of smooth rear suspension travel. And a drivetrain that’s tuned specifically for off-road performance ensures quick, reliable gear shifts on rugged, enduro style terrain.
3. eMoutain Bike – eONESIXTY
Presented by Merida Industry Co., Ltd, eONESIXTY is playful in every fiber. The geometry of our performance bike says it all: 400mm reach (size M), 439mm chain short stays, 75° seat, and 66.5° head angle – you simply can’t squeeze more fun into an e-full suspension.
It is also clear that cables and hoses have no business being run outside the frame. Thanks to Merida’s “Smart Entry” technology, even when the going gets rough, everything including the hose for the remote dropper post stays where it belongs without rattling all the way down the track.
The extra 6mm rear hub spacing in comparison with conventional hubs brings the width up to 148mm and gives the eONE-SIXTY wheels noticeably more stiffness and strength. Besides that, plus-wide tyres offer loads and loads of up-hill traction, corner grip, puncture resistance and cushioning. No surprise that a primarily fun-orientated bike like the eONE-SIXTY rolls on this tyre format.
Lastly, new “Metric Shocks” from RockShox with their “Trunnion Mount” offer more space in the front triangle. The advantage is that there is more space for an even more sloping top tube due to the reduced height of the shock unit while offering the same travel.
4. BIG MAX 6.0 (E-Fat Bike)
IKIN series electric bicycle adopts the world trend medium-sized motor system, with a long-lasting lithium battery, controller, and panel, providing riders with up to 300% power assist. Even if the whole body could have different conditions, riding this is believed that the electric bike can create the joy of the whole family experiencing outdoor activities together.
5. 700C 105 Hyper 5.3 (E-Road Bike)
IKIN series of electric assisted bicycle adopts the world trend of the mid-range motor system MPF Drive with 36V long-lasting lithium battery, controller, and panel providing riders up to 300% assist mode.
With IKIN series, you are allowed to experience an unprecedented ride that brings you comfort and confidence to challenge different road situations and riding distances to create a happy time for the whole family to experience the outdoors together.
In accordance with Taiwan laws and regulations, the maximum subsidy power is no more than 400W after the maximum subsidy of 25 kilometers is provided.
Power output: The motor of the electric assisted bicycle should stop the power output within three seconds after the pedal stops pedaling. Inverted plate motor should be driven.
Overspeed power-off: When the speed exceeds 25Km/h, the motor power of the electric assisted bicycle should be able to automatically suspend power supply within three seconds.
Taipei International Cycle Show 2018 will take place from 31st October to 3rd November 2018 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 and TWTC Hall 3.