- Jan 8, 2004
Originally posted by sm266
I shopped at my LOCAL bike shop to buy a Giant OCR1, FeltF60, Specialized Epic, and Santa Cruz Blur. 3 of the bikes were made in Taiwan, but the LOCAL bike shop got my business. Who says the welders in America are better than the welders in Taiwan?
The Taiwanese bikes were better bang for the buck against their competition: better groupsets, bars, etc. Saving the $$$ on the Taiwanese bikes allowed me to walk into my LOCAL grocery store and buy a little extra there. It balances.
Cannondale, Trek, and Gary Fisher doesn't get my money because they can't compete.
You always get what you pay for, and remember that Giant and Felt do not carry lifetime frame warranties, as Trek, Gary Fisher and Cannondale do.