Over the weekend, Jens Martin Skibsted of Biomega sent me a few pictures of the company’s booth at the recent Taipei Cycle show. The most notable picture that I want to pass along is this carbon fiber version of the Mark Newson designed bike, which they just previewed at the show. I have mentioned before that I think there is a market for comfort or commuter oriented designs made from high-end materials like carbon fiber. I don’t know what the cost will be for this carbon MN bike when it comes out, but I doubt it will come cheap. It certainly isn’t for everyone (and I assume the release will be limited and exclusive), but I expect this bike to get a lot of attention when it hits the market.
Several of the show pictures that Jens Martin sent me indicate that the Biomega booth was pretty crowed during the show. In the picture below, you can see a group of show attendees taking a look at the Ross Lovegrove designed bamboo bike. In addition to the Newson carbon bike, I am told that the Lovegrove bike had a big following in Taipei.