Giant builds Trek, Specialized and Gary Fisher frames????

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  1. reich17

    reich17 New Member

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    :eek: The owner of the LBS told me today that Giant builds frames for Trek, Specialized and Gary Fisher. Can this be true?
     
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  2. TKOS

    TKOS New Member

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    Not that I know of. Trek builds its own frames and Gary Fisher and Lemond are under the Trek heading, though use different designs.
     
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    Giant is the largest bike manufacturer in the world. I'm not sure that they build for the companies you mentioned (As far as I know Specialized has a factory in China) but they do build frames for a number of companies.
     
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    My LBS owner (who is a current Giant dealer and was previously, at another shop, a Trek dealer) recently told me the same thing -- that Giant helps out with manufacturing some Trek frames. No word one way or the other with Specialized or Gary Fisher.
     
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    If you look over the Trek bikes in a shop you will notice that most of the low to mid level bikes are labeled either Made in Taiwan or Made in China. I have heard that some of these bikes are made by Giant (which is a Taiwan based company), but maybe they use other Asian contractors as well.

    Specialized bikes are made by another big Taiwanese outfit, Merida. In fact I think Merida actually owns Specialized. Some of the large Asian companies make bikes under a quite a variety of well know brands, but hardly anything under their own names.
     
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