The in-person Taipei Cycle show has been officially postponed due to COVID, but that doesn’t mean the award show can’t go on. The annual Taipei Cycle d&i awards seek to highlight the best upcoming products in the bike industry, with the ultimate prize awarded in the form of the gold award by iF.
Merida Reacto Team-E
The only non-e-bike to receive the gold award, the redesigned Merida Reacto Team-E wins for its redesign focused on both integrated aerodynamics and comfort. In the Team-E Bahrain McLaren livery, the bike sells for a hefty £9000 / 10,300€, but that includes a true team level spec with a complete Dura-Ace Di2 group with powermeter, Vision aero carbon wheels, and premium Vision carbon cockpit & bars.
Gmigo One / Gmigo Modular Smart E-bike
The Taipei Cycle show is always filled with interesting micro-mobility devices, and the Gmigo would certainly qualify. Calling it a modular electric moped, the vehicle can be transformed into different designs including a scooter and compact e-bike. The components can be easily removed for compact storage, and it can fit easily into a car’s trunk.
Another compact, folding e-bike, the BESV Votani H3 includes an easily removable 252Wh battery with an “Algorythm power system.” The quick release battery design allows for you to park and lock the bike outside, and bring the battery inside to recharge.
Cadex Boost Saddle
Short nosed saddles are becoming very popular for the road and beyond – like the CADEX Boost. Built with a two-piece Advanced Forged Composite frame that claims to prevent flex for greater power transfer, the saddle also uses their Particle Flow technology which uses “Free-flowing, CADEX-specific ETPU particles, strategically placed in two separate pockets at the contact area, mold to the rider’s unique pelvic contact condition. This eases pressure points and distributes that pressure across a broader contact area for a firmer, more comfortable ride.”
Liv Tropic Collection
Want your entire kit to match? Liv’s Tropic Series includes the same motif across the range of Liv Avail Advanced bikes and Liv clothing for a cohesive women’s’ collection that “aims to empower all female riders from beginners to pros.”
Gold Award Young Enterprise – Lightmove TA
The Young Enterprise category for the gold awards is specifically for companies that were established after January 2017. Founded in 2019, Litemove Technology Co. has won yet again, for their integrated e-bike rack taillight. The light can also be mounted to standard carrier mounts (50 & 80mm), and the design prevents damage to light from parking against walls or bike racks. The shape of the lens also allows it to be viewed from multiple angles.