All road, Any road, going somewhere?

Late last year I made a prediction that All Road bikes would become a bigger thing. Giant seem to think so too, they made a bike called the Anyroad and it’s been available in Taiwan for some time. They are now going to trial it [tentatively sell it] in North America (somebody at Giant can see the global potential). I’m a huge fan of the All Road concept. I don’t really like the aesthetics of Giant’s bike though, it looks a little too pedestrian…

The bike pictured is from the Taipei Bike Show, it’s made by an OEM company called Asahi Bike. Unlike the Giant Anyroad, this looks a lot more aggressive – and I don’t mean the paint job. So in theory some bike company could be ordering these? I really hope this bike category grows, it has a lot of potential.

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