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‘Taiwan Bicycle Industry Standard’ Incorporates Global Standards

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – “To keep up the competitiveness of our bicycle industry in international markets we have implemented the ‘Taiwan Bicycle Industry Standard’ based on ISO 4210”, said GM Chen Liang of the Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center during the Taipei Cycle Show last week.

‘Taiwan Bicycle Industry Standard’ Incorporates Global Standards
Implemented Taiwan Bicycle Industry Standard is based on ISO 4210. – Photo Bike Europe

“Although ISO 4210 is not mandatory in various markets, many OEMs still want their bicycle component manufacturers to follow the ISO 4210 safety requirements”, said Liang. “This sometimes causes conflicts in quality levels. The TBIS, based on ISO 4120, incorporates other international standards used in the bicycle industry, especially for those bicycle parts that are excluded from ISO 4120.”

The TBIS consists of the same line-up as the ISO 4210.

  • TBIS 4210-1 states terms and definitions
  • TBIS 4210-2 requirements for city and trekking, young adult, mountain and racing bicycles
  • TBIS 4210-3 common test methods
  • TBIS 4210-4 braking test methods
  • TBIS 4210-5 steering test methods
  • TBIS 4210-6 frame and fork test methods
  • TBIS 4210-7 wheels and rim test methods
  • TBIS 4210-8 pedals and drive system test methods
  • TBIS 4210-9 paddles and seat-post test methods

The other standards included in the TBIS are the North American CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) 16 CFR 1512, the South American ABNT NBT, the JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) and the BS (British Standard). The TBIS includes the BS chapters on the safety requirements and test methods for the BS EN 14766: 2005 mountain bikes, BS EN 14781: 2005 racing bicycles and the BS EN 14765: 2006 bicycles for young children.

The TBIS has been implemented as of January 2016.

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