Are the 2 countries making/giving name to SCOTT bikes?

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  1. Bigbananabike

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    I see in PEZ cycling news they have an interview with a guy from Scott bikes & say they're Swiss made and yet whenever I see Scott bikes they're SCOTT USA.
    Two countries bikes with the same name or is someone confused?:eek:
     
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    Just to add to the confusion, all the Scott carbon bikes I'm aware of are made in Asia. Not that that is bad.

    --brett
     
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    Mostly made 'offshore', in Asia. I believe Scott is a European company, with Scott USA as a part.
     
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    I actually had a 07 Scott catalog that went in to detail about their carbon technology. One of the inset pictures showed a group of asian men in a organized factory setting with the oven/press equipment used in the process of constructing their frames. I believe it was in Tiawan and the tooling really looked impressive.
     
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    Scott USA = cycling, skiing, goggles, etc. Scott USA bikes started to slide down hill in late 80s. Shifted their market to Europe where they were taking off

    Scott = Scott USA (combined)

    Scott produces their frames in China and Taiwan. Pretty good frames actually.
     
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    +1. Thanks to OBC for posting the link to this informative report.
     
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    One who reads that page can most likely presume that the Asians have become expert carbon fiber bike builders.

    I quoted this part about Waterford from the article:
    "Marc is now one of the most respected bike designers in the entire bicycle industry. And Waterford, with a one hundred year heritage in bicycle manufacturing, continues to make a winning, world class frames one at a time."

    No doubt their frame's are great and probably the greatest thing being that one can have one made to personally fit. I think the one hundred year heritage part to be laid on kinda thick despite the fact that Marc was once a Schwinn employee. Not really picking on Waterford but you can kind a tell the bike preference of the auther writing all this stuff up.

    Pretty effin hard to have everything made in the USA, I mean components, wheels, ect. besides the frame.
     
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