27 Mar DAHON Announces Exciting Technical Results at Taipei Cycle 2023
Folding bike trailblazer shares pedalling efficiency and frame stiffness improvements from DELTEC cable
March 22, Taipei, Taiwan – Leading folding bike pioneer and manufacturer, DAHON, is in attendance at Taipei Cycle 2023 and is excited to be showcasing its innovative products, accessories, and technologies to the industry and the public.
DAHON releases exciting news
The Deltec is a simple cable accessory which attaches at the bottom bracket and lower rear of the headset, but this simple addition brings huge strength and stiffness benefits to single beam folding bikes, extending frame lifespan and warranty.
In the latest news directly from Taipei, Taiwan, DAHON founder and CEO Dr David T. Hon shared that this unique piece of DAHON tech has been put through further testing and come up with phenomenal results: folding bikes fitted with a Deltec cable outperformed some standard road and mountain bikes in pedalling efficiency!
DAHON writes, “DAHON folders with a DELTEC cable are faster than MTB’s, road bikes, and even other DAHON models…DELTEC is well known for its benefits in safety, longevity and loading capacity. But such pedalling efficiency is far more astounding”. Both lab testing and track test riding was employed in the study, and father of modern folding bikes and DAHON CEO Dr. David T. Hon is preparing a series of scientific articles to further explain this innovation and the test results.
New additions and upgrades to Sharing 360 program
Sharing 360 is DAHON’s technology sharing program, aimed at increasing green mobility by sharing patented parts and technology for use by brands and manufacturers worldwide. The expanded Sharing 360 range also includes DAHON’s ingenious Safety Disc Brake – an inset disc brake that achieves up to a 15mm narrower profile, Newton Double-Brake – a single piston brake with the power and performance of dual pistons, D4A Stem and D2D Stem – quick release adjustable risers, new Jaws Hinge II – large tooth folding joint tech, upgraded Eiffel Handlepost – a tough, squared tube folding stem, and Quick Release Training Wheels – toolless and stowable training wheels.
Product range on show at Taipei Cycle 2023
DAHON is displaying a line-up of 18 folding bikes at this fair, including electric drive and sporty models at a range of price points.
The CURL Ei4 captures the growing consumer need for smaller electric bicycles. The model utilises 11 patented technologies to provide users with an optimised cycling experience. Highly compact and adjustable, with all the power and ease of an E-folding bike, the CURL Ei4 is powered by a 250W front hub motor, with a 4 gear internal rear hub, and a 36V 7.4 Ah bottle battery.
Also on show, the Mini 349 is so named for its sporty 349 wheelset. Light in weight and with 9 speeds on a trigger shifter, this adjustable, foldable, urban bicycle brings classic DAHON portability and capability into play, for a stylish and useful addition to any cyclist’s life.
Further non-electric and E-models will be showcased, including the light yet sturdy carbon fiber Anniversary 40, speedy electric Unio E20, elegant Boardwalk D7, and beyond. The DAHON team are happy to discuss the distinctive features of each model and how they enrich the riders’ lifestyles, as well as demonstrate accessories, innovative technology, and B2B growth strategies.
Interested parties who are unable to attend the show in person can dive in to viewing DAHON products and accessories via the Virtual Showroom and are also welcome to email Samantha@dahon.com for inquiries about models, or for booking face to face meetings at this or future expos.
DAHON aspires to provide consumers with green transport solutions and has routinely demonstrated themselves to be dedicated to providing global sustainable mobility for all through innovation. Visitors can stop by DAHON’s booth at Hall 1, 4th floor, F0429 to explore some of the latest exciting range for themselves.
In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON Convertible, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as a world leader. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation and service, DAHON is committed to creating a quality product, a unique riding experience and green mobility solutions for people leading active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. Headquartered in Illinois, DAHON’s offices, factories, cooperating plants and distributing network reaches around the world. For more information regarding DAHON, please visit dahon.com.