Giant have allowed visitors to tour their main factory for many years, but until recently, their C-Tech carbon fibre factory has been off limits. During my recent visit to Taiwan, I was given the opportunity to tour both the carbon and aluminium frame factories.
We all know you can watch your speed, check the gradient and so on with your Garmin. But how much else can you do? Michael Hanslip discusses how you can really get the most from one of these gadgets.
These days it seems to be de rigueur to have a Garmin GPS computer on your bike. For the uninitiated, all of the Garmin models take traditional bike computer functions like speed and distance and throw in the ability to record a trail of exactly where you went and how fast you were going at each point. From the comfort of your home PC you can then upload the fine details of your ride for a variety of uses (more on this later!).
As I travel around Australia visiting new bike shops, seeing store upgrades or simply talking to long time owners of established stores, one of the common themes I hear is that stores are moving towards being much more than just a place that sells bicycles.
For a decade or so from the mid 1980’s until the mid 1990’s, America’s annual Interbike show could reasonably claim to be the world’s pre-eminent global dealer show. Although since then that crown has been taken and now sits firmly on the head of the Eurobike show in Germany, Interbike has been remarkably resilient.
Bicycle Network (BN), until recently better known as Bicycle Victoria, is not just Australia’s largest bicycle membership organisation as measured by membership, staff and income, but one of the largest in the world.