TBEA Innovative Product award winners: Part 2
A LOOK AT THE BEST OF TAIWANESE BICYCLE PRODUCTS The 2011 Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association Innovative Products Competition received 106 entries from 68 countries across 13 product categories. Awards were also given for the Best Innovation overall, the product judged to have the highest utility, and the product judged to be the most fashionable. Sabinna Den takes a look at more of the winners, which are on view right here at the Taipei Show. The complete range is on display, along with the runners-up.
First Wireless Front Suspension Fork Dah Ken Co. took first place in the front forks segment with what it says is the world’s first Wireless Front Suspension Fork, using wireless radio transfer technology.
Backeye Wrist Mirror.
CYY Sporting Goods Backeye Wrist Mirror The Backeye from CYY Sporting Goods won the accessories division. It’s a mirror whose mount wraps around a cyclist’s wrist and fits over the glove.
Tangent Issue Innovative Bicycle Fender Qbicle won the components parts division with the Tangent Issue Innovative Bicycle Fender.
The Backeye has a vertical tilt range of 30 to 80 degrees and can be moved to any lateral position. It can also be folded flat when not needed. This eliminates the need for an inconvenient fixed attachment to the handlebars.
First Wireless Front Suspension Fork.
Undercover Wireless Burglar Proof Device First place in the locks/bells division went to T-One R&D Co.’s Undercover Wireless Burglar Proof device, which also won for “Best Practicality.” Designed to fit unobtrusively in between the downtube and water bottle cage (thereby preserving a bike’s aesthetics while being also difficult for a thief to spot), the unit emits an ear-piercing 100dB siren if its sensor detects movements by someone who is attempting to steal the bike.
Tangent Issue Innovative Bicycle Fender. Its patented design allows securing and releasing with any quick-release unit, with its key engineering feature being an extreme degree of lateral stiffness.
The owner is simultaneously alerted via a master.Should a thief be successful in making off with the bike, the unit tracks its whereabouts.
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ZIxtro Windpath Backpack.
Zixtro Windpath Backpack Interestingly, the runner-up in the accessories division, the Zixtro Windpath Backpack, took the “Best Latest Fashion” award. It utilizes POM, a type of thermoplastic which is very stiff, low in friction but high in dimensional stability and is recyclable. Its technical strengths complement its good looks.
The 'Undercover' Wireless Burglar Proof Device.