It is by now well established that the majority of the professional peloton’s bikes come from factories in Taiwan as do most of the carbon road bikes on European shop floors. So why is China not getting its slice of the pie?
Who really makes your bike? It is a simple enough question. Country of origin has traditionally been a touchy subject for brands that rely on Asia-based ‘manufacturing partners’, let alone revealing who the partners are. Discovering the factory behind the brand is a stubbornly topical pastime amongst bicycle consumers. What’s all the fuss about?