Random finds from day 2 of the Taipei Cycle Show 2023

Random finds from day 2 of the Taipei Cycle Show 2023

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It’s day two at the 2023 Taipei Cycle Show, and we’re starting to get our bearings. Well, sort of. Have we got lost? Yes. Disoriented by the sheer amount of bike products? Also yes. Have we found cool stuff amongst that sheer volume of stuff? Definitely.

Here’s what caught our attention on day two.

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T&K Titanium Neo Cozma Disk

T&K Titanium’s Neo Cozma Disk may be a little bit behind the times on spec with a press-fit BB and maximum tire clearance of 28 mm, but it is an undeniably clean looking titanium frame — especially paired with those BLKTEC C1D carbon wheels.

The welds are incredibly clean.

The welds are incredibly smooth on this bike for a clean appearance. Internal cable routing helps keep the frame visually clean as well.

Internal cable routing helps with the uncrowded lines of this bike.

Windner’s cool looking crankset— and more importantly, carbon shoehorn.

These cranks caught my eye.

Come for the cranks, stay for the shoehorn. Windner drew us in with this cool carbon crank design. Before we left, a carbon shoehorn had been placed into our hands, for laterally stiff yet vertically compliant shoe removal.

The most advanced shoe horn I have ever seen.

Sub 10kg e-road bike from Hyena

Hyena makes middle of the road e-bike motors, including the E-Road Air system, whose motor weighs just 1.3 kg. That helped the Taiwanese brand break the 10 kg barrier on this e-bike it developed.

This hub motor weighs just 1.3 kg.

Nammax Corporation vintage lowriders

File this one under things you can’t not stop and gawk at for several minutes at least. Nammax Corporation’s vintage lowriders are something else, and have a baseball bat holder. What more could you need?

Santillo RB-01

A former automotive designer, Francisco Santillo wanted to design a road bike that challenges the norms of design in a discipline that is very set in its ways. Enter the Santillo RB-01.

The Italian, who has called Japan home for over two decades after originally moving there to work for Toyota, drew inspiration from the form of a cheetah. A continuous line runs from the fork to the seat stays, looking somewhat similar to the big cat’s profile.

The headbadge features a cheetah.

Santillo admits the bike won’t be for everyone, but is happy to have made something so unlike anything else on the market. “Nobody will confuse this bike with others,” he told CyclingTips.

The fork to the seat stays forms one continuous line.

Solu Duke

This is another one of those bikes that demands attention. It certainly drew ours. A representative from Solu told us the bike has been designed to mimic the feel of sitting on a horse.


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