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TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2021: Six gold award winners revealed

Among all entries, e-bikes and e-thinking make an impact on the cycling industry.

In this year’s TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards, five companies and six excellent products have been honored with the TAIPEI CYCLE gold award and one of the companies took home the special prize Gold Award – Young Enterprise.

The design competition – organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council as well as Taiwan Bicycle Association and executed by iF Design – is a benchmark for business and innovations in the international cycling industry and attracted nearly 110 qualified submissions from 10 countries this time. All winners show an exceptional level of innovation and design quality.

The five winners of the TAIPEI CYCLE gold award 2021 are:

Manufacturer and Design: Merida Industry Co., Ltd., Taiwan
REACTO TEAM-E (all-around aero-bike)

Manufacturer and Design: Merida Industry Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Manufacturer: Cadex, Taiwan | Design: Giant Group, Taiwan
Cadex Boost (saddle)

Manufacturer: Cadex, Taiwan | Design: Giant Group, Taiwan

Manufacturer: Liv, Taiwan | Design: Giant Group, Taiwan
Liv Tropic Collection (rider gear)

Manufacturer: Liv, Taiwan | Design: Giant Group, Taiwan

Manufacturer: Darfon lnnovation Corp., Taiwan | Design: Darad Innovation Corp., Taiwan
VOTANI H3 (e-bike)

Manufacturer: Darfon lnnovation Corp., Taiwan | Design: Darad Innovation Corp., Taiwan

Manufacturer and Design: Tianjin Jidian Road Technology Co., Ltd., China
Gmigo One (modular smart e-bike)

Manufacturer and Design: Tianjin Jidian Road Technology Co., Ltd., China

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This year, the TAIPEI CYCLE Gold Award – Young Enterprise is, once again, given to LITEMOVE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. The start-up company was founded in 2019 in Taiwan and convinced this year’s jury with a taillight for e-bikes including a brake lamp, which is designed in a clean and integrated form.

(Image above: TA: e-Bike Taillight: The signature rear light with brake lamp function for e-bikes has been honored with the "TAIPEI CYCLE Gold Award - Young Enterprise 2021".)

In total, 38 entries have been awarded the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2021 by an international jury of seven experts. Among all participated products, the design tends to focus on user experience, especially for e-bikes. Edward Chiang, juror and part of the iF community, said: “A common theme we see this year is a clear and continuous shift from ‘product’ to ‘system’ in innovation and achievement."

Attempting to use new technologies is one of the key elements of winning the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards. Against the background of the pandemic, all entries exemplify creative solutions to meet the daily commuter needs and to cater to larger groups. Overall, e-bikes and e-thinking will continue to make an impact on the industry, which will continue to thrive the bicycle industry.

All winning products of the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2021 will be on display at the virtual event TAIPEI CYCLE 2021 – ONLINE, from 3 to 31 March. Due to the unstable condition, the organizers announced that the exact date of the TAIPEI CYCLE physical show is not yet know. Apart from that, the winners will be presented physically at the iF design salon Taipei from 16 March to 9 July 2021, later move to Chengdu to be showcased at the iF design center Chengdu.

 

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(published in February 2021)