Are japanese brand bikes good?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by EfficientNinja, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Now show us those "Made in Malaysia" marks on the shifters which are the important parts. Do you somehow believe that made in American sealed bearings are hard to fit into Malaysian hubs?
     


  2. ballyhara

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    Over here we can find Shimano and Yamaha. Both are great brands, but they are expensive. The good thing is that you would be doing an investment, because as long as I know, they have great quality, pretty nice models to choose from, and they are durable.
     
  3. May David

    May David New Member

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    Thanks for guidance.:)
     
  4. DenisP

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    While I can’t say that I’m particularly familiar with Japanese bike brands, I do know a little bit about their history. Japanese bikes were notoriously trash from the early 70’s and would remain so until around the early 80’s. Nichibei Fuji bicycles blasted onto the seen at that time and have actually been very popular ever since.

    Around the mid-80’s, a lot of reputable companies began churning out fantastic touring bikes, but the glory years of Japanese touring bikes would reach an end soon after this period. However, all-in-all I’d say Japanese bikes are generally worth the cost, as much like the Germans, they’re quite reputable for their almost obsessive level of dedication to fine engineering.
     
  5. 6fhscjess

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    Back when I started riding around 1980 there was Fuji, Univega, Miyata, Nishiki and 3Rensho that made some good to very good bikes but what they make now I've no idea.
     
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