26 Mar DAHON Continuing its Upward Trend with Strong Products and Partnerships
DAHON, continues its 30 plus years of engineering innovations with two Taipei Cycle Design & Innovation Awards
Taipei, Taiwan, March 18, 2015 –The world’s largest manufacturer of folding bikes and category leader, DAHON, continues its 30 plus years of engineering innovations with two Taipei Cycle Design & Innovation Awards: their high performance Clinch D10 and 4D Quickpark™ stem. The Clinch D10 utilizes DAHON’s Super Diamond LockJaw™ (SDL) technology, and a patent-pending, inverted, stiffer handlepost steering system. The 4D Quickpark™ stem allows for infinite handlebar adjustment, and couple with folding pedals can flatten any traditional bikes from 3D to 2D in seconds for out-of-the-way parking.
In 2015, DAHON expanded its global partnership with Ford Motor Company with a joint development agreement of a concept folding e-bike, MoDe:Me, which was just debuted in the Mobile World Conference in Spain early this March. The first showing of this exciting head-turner e-bike to the bicycle industry is at this 2015 Taipei Cycle Show. The concept is to truly merge a folding e-bike with Ford cars to provide instant mobility in congested urban areas. A built in hoist will assist the loading and unloading of the folded e-bike from the car trunk with ease. The MoDe:Me design is unique, bold, and sleek with complete mobile app integration. By incorporating DAHON folding technologies, the MoDe:Me is a seamless bi-modal mobility solution.
DAHON continues to expand its production capabilities with a move to a new state-of-the-art factory in Shenzhen, China. The over sixty thousand square meter new facility allows for complete continuous production, from raw tubes to packaged bike all on location, and is capable of doubling the capacity of the previous site. The move is in line with new distribution deals and global expansion for DAHON, as well as long term commitments to quality and delivery.
In Taiwan, DAHON opened a flagship store in Taipei. The DAHON brand shop is providing a popular place for DAHON fans and cycle enthusiasts alike to connect and socialize. The store which is located on Ruiguang Rd, Neihu District has trained and dedicated mechanics; provides club and tour rides and various events around the island makes for a strong addition to DAHON’s Taiwanese presence. DAHON returned to Taiwan with subsidiary DAHON TW LLP in 2014 after moving its operation to China for a global expansion more than 15 years ago.
In the Taipei Cycle Show, DAHON will be displaying their new line of urban, recreation, road and touring categories of bikes. Starting this year, DAHON will draw a clearer distinction between the categories with designs and specs to enhance rider experiences in the way that they want to use their bikes. DAHON further enhance their brand promise of performance plus convenience by building bikes that exceeds expectation in their performance whether seamlessly splitting lanes in urban streets, a 30 mile weekend outing, or even a journey with a mountain pass descent. DAHON bikes offer the convenience to go anywhere, anytime, providing the flexibility to use other modes of transportation in order to go from point A to point B and stows easily when not in use.
Oh, and don’t forget to look at the Ford Model T which was the mystery bike at last year’s show. The Ford Modal T by DAHON draws from the inspiration of the nostalgic look at the dawn of personal mobility while integrating the latest technologies for a truly unique design of urban chic with a dash of laidback cruising.
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, reinvention and technological leadership, DAHON is committed to creating quality product, a unique riding experience and green mobility solutions for people leading active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. Headquartered in California, DAHON’s offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants and distributing partner network reaches around the world. For more information regarding DAHON’s products, please visit www.es.dahon.com.