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Bike Expo 2013 in Shanghai

(CRI Online)

08:53, May 09, 2013

China Cycle 2013 kicked off on May 6th at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, where more than 1,300 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions across the world displayed their newest concept bikes.

With the theme of this year's event as "Cycling Culture, Inspiring Cycling Fashion," bicycles with traditional Chinese motifs took center stage. These Chinese-style bicycles exhibited several traditional elements, a popular one being bamboo.

One bicycle manufactured from bamboo was very popular because of its traditional folding fan design. The bike's designer replaced several parts of a metal-frame bike to assemble his creation.

The designer of the bike says he hope his bicycle can change people's views about bamboo and even change their views about bicycles.

According to the maker of the set, 60 percent of the bicycles are made out of bamboo. To keep the bamboo from cracking and incurring wear and tear, the entire bike has been specifically manufactured with special durable parts.

The durable technology allows each bike to last five to eight years.

Another designer exhibited a "bicycles for couples" set which included two bikes, one designed for women called the "Qing Mei" and another for men called the "Zhu Ma," the two names of which mean "childhood sweetheart" when added together in Chinese.

The couple's bicycle set will debut in July with a price tag of more than 3,000 yuan. That's about 480 U.S. dollars.

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