E-Bike Main Topic at Start of Taichung Bike Week Today
TAICHUNG, Taiwan – The e-bike and its components are certainly not that widely visible at the Taichung Bike Week 2017, which started earlier today, as what the industry is used to at other international trade shows. Still this category which drives the market especially in Europe is “The main topic in each discussion with our customers,” one of the exhibitors stated.
The Taichung Bike Week started today and is this year spread out in the city over five hotels; the Tempus, the Evergreen, the Splendor, the Millennium Vee and the Lin. In addition product managers attend hundreds of meetings and presentations in factories, offices, hotels and restaurants spread over the city, making the Taichung Bike Week the meeting place for bicycle component brands who want to introduce their new product line-ups to OEM customers.
Finalising specs at Eurobike
At this year’s Taichung Bike Week some 470 brands present their latest products and services to an expected 5,000 visitors. However Trek Bicycle’s decision to finalize it specifications for model year 2019 at Eurobike last September is of major influence on the attendance from US brands. According to industry insiders a lot of US product managers followed this decision making the Taichung Bike Week less interesting for them. How this will affect future editions of this industry event is uncertain at the moment.
Taichung Bike Week will continue for the next three days and will close next Friday afternoon.