There are a lot of bike gear shops in Taipei these days, I’d like to help you by suggesting a good one, but since I’m not based in Taipei I couldn’t really say… A word of warning though, that 90% of Taiwan bike shops sell gear in the small to medium size range (for obvious reasons) so if you’re not in that size bracket you may struggle to find kit…
I’m sure one of the Taipei posters will be able to suggest a specific store in Taipei… otherwise, try the search function here… I’m sure you’ll find a few threads covering Taipei bike gear shops…
Yes there are big bikes here, and shops that sell good-quality apparel etc… But much of the stuff they sell is made in Japan. I imagine that the big-bike shops in Tokyo are at least as good if not better.
[quote=“gkanai”]Ok, so I was worried about this and you guys have confirmed it. I’ll save my motorcycle gear shopping for my next trip back to the US.
Hold on. Don’t give up hope yet. When I went back to Canada I went to a bike shop and the stuff they had was not only poor quality…but it was expensive. I know Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities on the planet…so you should still take a look while you’re here. And Taiwan carries lots of European brands as well.