Taiwan leads USA, Netherlands, UK, China bike import markets

Taiwan leads USA, Netherlands, UK, China bike import markets. The Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) recently published statistics showing that Taiwan remains an unchallenged leader in the bicycle industry export markets (source: Taiwan News). Bicycles and components made in Taiwan keep on being shipped around the world. Europe is the Read More …

Time to pack again… for the Nanjing Asia Bike Trade Show!

Eurobike, the world’s biggest bike show, has just closed its doors. As for every year, tens of thousands of people in the bicycle business gathered in Friedrichshafen, Germany. There, they could discover and trade the latest cycling products and bike industry innovations. So one could wonder. What’s the point in spending one more week traveling to the Nanjing Asia Bike Read More …

Cargo Bike, The Solution for Urban Delivery Business

You thought cargo bike was just a weird hipster family stuff? Think twice. In the past, before the motor vehicles boom, cargo bikes used to be a very efficient urban delivery tool. And, indeed, they still are. According to a recent study quoted by MNN, cargo bikes could easily cover 50% of urban deliveries needs. And this method Read More …

Promote your Bicycle Project on our Social Media Pages

Cycle-Export® has improved its presence on the most popular social media. As a way to better serve our clients and readers, we have opened pages on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Reddit and Youtube. First, you can follow us and receive updates about the cycling industry. Secondly, we offer to promote your bicycle project on our social media pages. For Read More …

Electrically-Assisted Human-Powered Vehicle Outzone: the Buggy of the Future

Cycle Export is glad to announce a cooperation with France-based “Outzone” designer Christophe Millot. Click here to visit the Outzone Facebook page. The project is to realize a revolutionary electrically-assisted human-powered vehicle (EAHPV). This type of vehicle is also called cyclo-car, cyclocar, electric quad, quadracycle or quadricycle. EAHPVs are the only true environment-friendly cars and Read More …

Carbon Bike Frame and Parts Important Facts

A recent article by Bicycling.com goes through myths and reality regarding carbon bike frame and parts. Cycle Export has summarized it for you. So what are the 10 facts we all should know about carbon fiber in bicycle frames, parts and components? Not all carbon bike frame and parts come from Asia… Most carbon-fiber cycling products do come from Taiwan, and sometimes from Read More …

Why Crowdfunded Bicycle Startups Need a Consultant in Asia

Crowdfunding clearly boosted bicycle innovation. But sourcing bicycle components and parts is tricky, since most factories operate in Taiwan, China and south-east Asia. That’s why crowdfunded bicycle startups need a consultant in Asia to ensure a fast and smooth project management. Crowdfunded bicycle startups need a consultant in Asia. In the recent years, crowdfunding (a form of crowdsourcing) clearly boosted bicycle Read More …

2016 Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show (July 29-31)

More than 100,000 cyclists are expected to participate to the 4th edition of Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show, set during the weekend of 29-31 July 2016. Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show, a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games, aims to become “a world-class festival of cycling“. It opens to amateurs as well as professionals. More than 100,000 cyclists should participate Read More …

Made in Taiwan MIT: from “Bicycle Kingdom” to “Cycling Island”

For already 5 decades, the Made in Taiwan MIT slogan has become ubiquitous in the bicycle industry. The Taiwanese authorities are also working on the local infrastructure by developing bike paths, aiming to make the island “bicycle-friendly”. The Made in Taiwan MIT slogan is ubiquitous in the bicycle industry. Taiwan, a small island nation off the south-eastern Read More …

2016 Taichung Bike Week and 2017 Taipei International Cycle Show

Cycle Export®, Bicycle Consultant, will attend the 2016 Taichung Bike Week and 2017 Taipei International Cycle Show (Taipei Cycle). We are at your service to organize your mission to Taiwan. If you can not travel to Asia, we can also assist you in your research for OEM / ODM cycling products. Cycle Export®, Bicycle Consultant, will attend the Read More …

Holland Struggles with the Ever-Expanding Dutch Bicycle

As cycling becomes a central lifestyle element in the Netherlands, the average Dutch bicycle has outgrown the standard size. Dutch bicycles can’t fit anymore the standard cycling racks and cities have to adapt. Tandems, crates, bags, child seats, cargo boxes: the average Dutch bicycle has long outgrown the standard size. As cycling becomes a major lifestyle element in Read More …

Bicycle and e-Bike Market Boom in France

There is a real bicycle and e-bike market boom in France. Bicycle is France’s favorite commuting and leisure vehicle. To date, France counts 23 million bicycles. Furthermore, the French purchase 3 million new bicycles every year including 100,000 e-bikes (ebikes). There is a real bicycle and e-bike market boom in France. Bicycle is France’s favorite commuting and leisure vehicle. Read More …

Bicycle Manufacturers bring Bicycle Back to Taiwan

Taiwan is the world’s #1 bicycle manufacturer. But the Taiwanese have for decades preferred cars and scooters for work and leisure. Taiwan’s government and the Taiwanese Bicycle Manufacturers are encouraging the bicycle return. Taiwan is the world’s #1 bicycle manufacturer. But the Taiwanese have for decades preferred cars and scooters for commuting and weekend transportation. However, Read More …

2016-2017 International Cycle Trade Show Calendar

Cycle-Export® is glad to publish the 2016-2017 International Cycle Trade Show Calendar. Consulting agency Cycle-Export® provides consultancy services for bicycle production, outsourcing and trading. Cycle-Export® is based in Taiwan, the kingdom of bicycle industry, with outstanding connections in China and south-east Asia. Main services: list of factories or manufacturers, consulting, sourcing, trading, quality control, production follow-up and export services Read More …

20th International Bicycle Design Competition Awards Taiwanese Designer

The 20th International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC) received applications from 398 designs from around the world. Awards were announced on March 2nd, 2016 during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Taipei International Cycle Show. International judges awarded the Gold Award to “Skeleton”, a bicycle design creation by Taiwanese designer Gary LIAO. The 20th International Bicycle Read More …

2017 Taipei Cycle Show will take place on March 22-25

The Taipei Cycle Show is Asia’s biggest bicycle trade show. The 2016 Taipei Cycle Show attracted over 8,300 international buyers from 107 countries. The 2017 Taipei Cycle Show will take place on March 22-25. Application for participation is scheduled to open in July.  The Taipei Cycle Show is Asia’s biggest bicycle trade show. This annual activity is set-up Read More …

Taiwan Cycle Export to EU and North America Double-Digit Growth

Taiwan Cycle Export to Europe and North America Showed Double-Digit Growth for 2015. Last year, a total of 4 million complete bicycle units were shipped from Taiwan (+6.5%), mostly mountain bikes, road bikes and city bikes. Taiwan Cycle Export to Europe and North America Showed Double-Digit Growth for 2015. According to the Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA), Read More …

Taiwan is the high-end bicycle kingdom

The global bicycle industry market is expected to grow in the coming five years, thanks to an increasing demand for green and sustainable ways of commuting. Over the past decade, Taiwan has shifted its cycle production to mid- and high-end bikes, increasing the average selling price by five. Taiwan is the high-end bicycle kingdom. (Source: Read More …

Taiwan aims global bike parts supplier role

Taiwan aims global bike parts supplier role. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a government sponsored organization, has announced their intention to strengthen Taiwan’s position as a world-class bicycle parts supply center. (Source: China Post). As cycling popularity is booming worldwide due to increasing awareness about health and environmental protection, TAITRA says, Taiwan needs Read More …

2016 Taipei Cycle Show registration in July

The 2016 Taipei Cycle Show will take place on March 2 to 5, 2016 at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Nangang Exhibition Hall 1. The previous edition, in its 28th year, attracted over 8,000 international visitors from 107 countries with a  6% growth compared to 2014. (Source: Taipei Cycle). The 2016 Taipei Cycle Show Read More …