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Gallery: Road and mountain bike highlights from Taipei Cycle Show

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We recently took a first look at the new Look 675, but couldn’t resist grabbing a pic of this special edition Mondrian-inspired model

We recently took a first look at the new Look 675, but couldn’t resist grabbing a pic of this special edition Mondrian-inspired model (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Full size adult trike with no obvious means of propulsion and only a front brake

Full size adult trike with no obvious means of propulsion and only a front brake (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Hasus could offer pretty much any style of shoe with SPD compatibility

Hasus could offer pretty much any style of shoe with SPD compatibility (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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How about an alloy lugged African hardwood tubed frameset?

How about an alloy lugged African hardwood tubed frameset? (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Neil Pryde's new sportive bike, the Zephyr, is a good-looking machine

Neil Pryde's new sportive bike, the Zephyr, is a good-looking machine (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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This 650b Taokas Lycan trail bike comes with full Deore, RaceFace 275AM wheels, an X-Fusion Sweep RL2 fork and a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 rear shock. A quick conversion from the Taiwan new dollar price meant this would sell for around a grand - looks like decent value to us

This 650b Taokas Lycan trail bike comes with full Deore, RaceFace 275AM wheels, an X-Fusion Sweep RL2 fork and a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 rear shock. A quick conversion from the Taiwan new dollar price meant this would sell for around a grand - looks like decent value to us (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Haibikes XDuro RX offers 120mm of travel to its 650b chassis. It uses Bosch’s system for electric assistance

Haibikes XDuro RX offers 120mm of travel to its 650b chassis. It uses Bosch’s system for electric assistance (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Van Nicholas’s high-polish titanium Astraeus is a damn good-looking bike

Van Nicholas’s high-polish titanium Astraeus is a damn good-looking bike (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Swoopy ti fat bike, just waiting for your branding…

Swoopy ti fat bike, just waiting for your branding… (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Somebody’s licensing department needs to have a word…

Somebody’s licensing department needs to have a word… (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Polygon’s DHX bike, as ridden by Australia’s Mick Hannah at Crankworx

Polygon’s DHX bike, as ridden by Australia’s Mick Hannah at Crankworx (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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MitCycles' cargo bike has a reverse drivetrain and rear wheel steering

MitCycles' cargo bike has a reverse drivetrain and rear wheel steering (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Miche's’ replacement rings for 10-speed Dura-Ace 7900 bonds carbon to the alloy teeth

Miche's’ replacement rings for 10-speed Dura-Ace 7900 bonds carbon to the alloy teeth (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Miche also showed a good looking set of disc compatible deep carbon clinchers

Miche also showed a good looking set of disc compatible deep carbon clinchers (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Miche’s latest 11-speed cassettes are beautifully machined and hard anodised = we can’t see the cool graphics lasting to long though

Miche’s latest 11-speed cassettes are beautifully machined and hard anodised = we can’t see the cool graphics lasting to long though (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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DPX Systems micro-minibike is here ‘enhanced’ by a bolt on e-bike kit that gains its power from a portable drill! Quite possibly the maddest thing we saw all week (they also proudly displayed the US Patent they’d gained for the design)

DPX Systems micro-minibike is here ‘enhanced’ by a bolt on e-bike kit that gains its power from a portable drill! Quite possibly the maddest thing we saw all week (they also proudly displayed the US Patent they’d gained for the design) (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Taroka’s CLA-700 looks like its straight out of the '80s

Taroka’s CLA-700 looks like its straight out of the '80s (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Taroka Bikes' mash-up of fat bike and e-bike actually makes a strange sort of sense

Taroka Bikes' mash-up of fat bike and e-bike actually makes a strange sort of sense (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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A 29in unicycle is strange enough, but this one has a V brake too!

A 29in unicycle is strange enough, but this one has a V brake too! (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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MCC’s disc road bike

MCC’s disc road bike (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Here's the balance bike folded

Here's the balance bike folded (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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The balance bike quickly flip-folds for easy storage

The balance bike quickly flip-folds for easy storage (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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This toddlers' trike switches from push-along to pedalled quickly and also folds up for easy storage

This toddlers' trike switches from push-along to pedalled quickly and also folds up for easy storage (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Strida’s A-frame folder has been around for a while, so the latest range-topping update adds disc brakes, carbon tri-spoke wheels, a lightweight carbon saddle and a carbon mainframe to this belt-driven singlespeed creation

Strida’s A-frame folder has been around for a while, so the latest range-topping update adds disc brakes, carbon tri-spoke wheels, a lightweight carbon saddle and a carbon mainframe to this belt-driven singlespeed creation (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Woho also had this track-derived fixie on show. We're not sure calling it the BreakBrake was the best idea

Woho also had this track-derived fixie on show. We're not sure calling it the BreakBrake was the best idea (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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The Woho bikes Emperor features a 24k gold finish over its triple-butted 4130 frame

The Woho bikes Emperor features a 24k gold finish over its triple-butted 4130 frame (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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It’s the one accessory we never thought we’d need on a folding bike - a basketball net

It’s the one accessory we never thought we’d need on a folding bike - a basketball net (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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E-Bikes don’t come much smaller or stranger than this Nanoo Power

E-Bikes don’t come much smaller or stranger than this Nanoo Power (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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This Duke 1 is very much ‘inspired’ by the Danish designed and built Gloustershire (Dursley) Pedersen

This Duke 1 is very much ‘inspired’ by the Danish designed and built Gloustershire (Dursley) Pedersen (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Jones continue to plug away with its unique titanium creations, as this long haul off-road 29er shows

Jones continue to plug away with its unique titanium creations, as this long haul off-road 29er shows (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Fat bikes and disc road bikes ruled the show, and this aluminum Sundeal fatty looked a pretty decent budget option

Fat bikes and disc road bikes ruled the show, and this aluminum Sundeal fatty looked a pretty decent budget option (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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The long wheelbase XtraCYCLE can be adapted for plenty of load carrying applications, from this two-child seater...

The long wheelbase XtraCYCLE can be adapted for plenty of load carrying applications, from this two-child seater... (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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…to this sidecar load-carrying platform

…to this sidecar load-carrying platform (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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…and flowery pink for girls

…and flowery pink for girls (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Toys had this great toddlers' push-along in Racing carbon finish for boys…

Toys had this great toddlers' push-along in Racing carbon finish for boys… (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Wheeler showed a new full-sus e-bike with a central mounted battery and a large Bion-X rear wheel-mounted motor

Wheeler showed a new full-sus e-bike with a central mounted battery and a large Bion-X rear wheel-mounted motor (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Simple Bike's retro fat 29er is one pretty machine - singlespeed and a single rear coaster brake makes it very simple indeed

Simple Bike's retro fat 29er is one pretty machine - singlespeed and a single rear coaster brake makes it very simple indeed (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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JoyMove hit both trends of the show with the disc road and this Rock & Roll fat bike

JoyMove hit both trends of the show with the disc road and this Rock & Roll fat bike (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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The great-looking Wilier Twin Blade TT bike looks the business in Team Colombia colours

The great-looking Wilier Twin Blade TT bike looks the business in Team Colombia colours (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Taiwanese brand JoyMove showed off this good looking disc road bike. Its rear-end takes plenty of inspiration from BMC’s GF01 disc

Taiwanese brand JoyMove showed off this good looking disc road bike. Its rear-end takes plenty of inspiration from BMC’s GF01 disc (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)
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Ceepo’s Venom tri bike strangely fills its graphics with measurements of the bike - great for the data obsessed, we guess

Ceepo’s Venom tri bike strangely fills its graphics with measurements of the bike - great for the data obsessed, we guess (Image credit: Warren Rossiter/Future Publishing)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

Here’s a round up of bikes and other cycling products from the Taipei Cycle Show. Some we love, some we hate and, in the cases of quite a few of them, it's pretty hard to comprehend how they even got made…

Check out the gallery for shots of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly offerings from the world of road cycling and mountain biking.