I wish people would stop bashing bikes based on their coutry of origin. China has a huge cycling culture and many fine bikes are made there. Yes, there are also factories cranking out cheap crap for the mass market, but the same is true of every other country. Manufacturers produce what the market demands, from top of the line $5,000 carbon fiber dream machines, to $65 disposable bikes that kids can destroy in one summer.
Bashing? I'm not bashing, I just won't buy a bike made in China, or anything else made in China if I can find a similar product made somewhere else and that means that sometimes there is no similar product made anywhere else so I don't have a choice if I have a need to have it. I don't call that bashing, I call that using wisdom. But there's more involved with giving China our money then just poor quality control that others are bashing about.
But just based on product issues alone without getting political, here's a bunch of websites that address that issue:
Now if you dared to read any of those sites and still wish to "perhaps" risk your life with a Chinese product then go ahead. Most of the time your going to be ok, a simple failure maybe just results in a bent wheel or cracked fork or frame no big deal you buy another, but then maybe not. It's kind of like riding without a helmet or seat belt, you could ride for years and drive for years and never have a need for either...but one day you might. Problem with that theory is that the more and more stuff you buy made from China the higher the risk becomes of something happening, kind of like driving your car without a seat belt, the more miles you drive the higher the risk becomes.
And I hope you read what I wrote carefully and don't start slamming me for things I didn't say, note I used the word perhaps, perhaps doesn't mean it will happen it means there's a chance it won't happen but there's a chance it could. If I said to you, go down to the Roulette wheel and put all your money on black 5 because you're going to win, is a lot different then saying go down to the roulette wheel and put all you're money on black 5 because you perhaps might win. You could argue against me on the risk of stating you're going to win, but you can't on the other because I put the question of risk on you.