Taiwan Excellence Finalists Include Giant, Strida

Strida in the Boardroom

Strida in a Boardroom

TAITRA (Taiwan Trade Council) announced their list of finalists for the highest honor a Taiwan-made product may receive last week, the Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards. The products include the best of everything made in Taiwan. In the fitness categories, the nominees include the Giant ANYROAD and Avail Advanced SL bicycles, Merida’s E-Big Nine – 29er and Warp TT bicycles, the 3-speed from Strida, and the Green System Elliptical from SportsArt Fitness.

When I visited the Giant Factory, I saw the Anyroad and Avail being made. Later in the trip, I also visited Strida’s factory. While the ride is like pedaling a ladder attached to a skateboard, it’s still an innovative and interesting approach to a folding bike.

Here’s a video of us having fun in the boardroom with one.

Did your ride a bike around a boardroom today?

and a photo from the Ming Makes Strida Well photoset on G+ and Flickr.

The Gold Award winners, and maybe Strida or Giant, will be announced in April at a gala ceremony in Taipei. I may attend that event.

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