Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

To disable ads, please log-in.

Shop at TeamEstrogen.com for women's cycling apparel.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 25 of 25
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    4,632

    To disable ads, please log-in.

    Quote Originally Posted by mzone View Post
    Other than the highest-end Treks, the rest are built in China. According to the owner of one of our LBSs whose primary line is Giant, Giants and Treks are made in the same factory.
    Giant started out, according to my boss, making frames for other companies. Then they decided to get into the business themselves.

    My Giant was made in Taiwan, but it's from 2009, so who knows how that's changed.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


    Saving for the next one...

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    507
    Can I just say, from working in the industry, that people working in bicycle manufacturing plants (for big brands) in China are probably not like sweat shop labour in clothing factories?

    The prices the companies pay do mean wages are fairer and because skill is required especially in welding and carbon layups, they are not using children?

    Collegues often travelled and visited factories every 3 months and they said that things were pretty good there. Yes factories often manufacture other brands, but different staff handle each to "preserve" technology (our major concern).

    Of course it is upsetting that US and other countries jobs are lost which sucks.

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Belle, Mo.
    Posts
    1,778
    Mercian in the UK?
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Uncanny Valley
    Posts
    14,501
    @KiwiStoker - That's good to know, but what about the environmental regulation? Carbon and metalworking are both extremely toxic industries.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    507
    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    @KiwiStoker - That's good to know, but what about the environmental regulation? Carbon and metalworking are both extremely toxic industries.
    Yes, I have to agree, environmental regulation is what the authorities say is required and probably isn't to western standards. However it is in the interests of the factory to protect their workers somewhat because training costs money and skilled labour isn't easy to replace. I know some cycling magazines (Bicycling Australia is one of them) that have been allowed to tour and photograph a few factories if you are interested.

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1
    Ellsworth mountain bikes are made in the USA.

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Davis, CA
    Posts
    158
    Scott bikes are made in Taiwan too I think.

    Santana is made in California.
    Della Santa in Reno, NV.
    2013 Volagi Viaje
    2002 LeMond Tete de Course rebuild/"The Chimaera"
    2012 Scott Contessa Foil with Dura-Ace
    2011? budget "Takara Kabuto" Single Speed/Fixie "The Bumblebee"
    1999 Santana Team Ti 700 tandem/"Silver Streak"

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    452
    Calfee and Crumpton, USA carbon bikes.
    2013 Kirk Frameworks JK Special/Selle Anatomica
    2012 Gunnar Sport/Brooks B17
    2001 Calfee Tetra Pro/Selle Anatomica
    1984 Raleigh Sport/Brooks B66

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    4,632
    Charge--Taiwan
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


    Saving for the next one...

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1
    Hi Team Estrogen,

    I'm looking to sell a Ruby Expert I bought in May 2011. It is red and beautiful. Barely used.
    It sits shamefully in the garage.
    If you're interested please contact me here.
    I have the original receipt on day of purchase here in Mission Viejo. I love training both indoors and
    sometimes outdoors. Alas, not enough outdoors to get full use of that beautiful Red Ruby. I welcome
    an expert to look at it to reassure you that she has never been in any crashes or trouble. She justs sits
    lonely in the garage...

    You go, Team Estrogen!
    Power Junkie
    Last edited by PowerJunkie; 11-26-2012 at 01:59 PM.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •