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If it only had room for 2.1's you'd definitley win the 29'er coffee shop pose off.
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Why would it not be possible for a Chinese manufactured carbon frame to be of equal quality?peabody said:guess you don't like fine craftsmanship AND made in italy? yes, i would really rather
have one of those far east made carbon bikes. yeah sign me up for an almost equally
priced carbon specialized s-works frame! it is like comparing a sidi shoe to a chinese
made shoe, if you can't visually see the difference, then you will never get it!
There are talented engineers and designers out there who gladly outsource the production of their concepts to qualified fabricators. Being a good designer does not make you a good manufacturer.peabody said:frames are not being made in taiwan for their quality, it is STRICTLY for cost. you get what
you pay for.
Is outsourcing even an option for the US Dept. of Defense?Mr. Scary said:Yep, that's exactly why the US Dept. of Defense outsources all of their military contracts to Tawain and China (rolleyes)..
Yep, the italians are great at exclusivity agreements, just ask any body in the biz.Mr. Scary said:We're talking manufacturing ability. It's no secret that nothing is intellectually protected in Tawain and China. That's the reason ZIPP does not source their dimpled carbon wheels there (patent protected).
so your reasoning here is their lack of manufacturing ability, or the patent protection, or what?
BTW, where do you think alot of the carbon engineers in the bicycle world came from? It's called aerospace (that's where they first worked with carbon), so we are talking about both!
Aerospace engineers, right. where do they now outsource the carbon bike stuff they design?
The poster that mentioned Colnagos being done in Tawain-that's their lower end stuff. Colnago gets his carbon fiber from ATDR (I think that is the name). They do carbon moncoque seats for Ferrari. Colnago has an exclusivity agreement with them...
You won't see the C50 coming from Tawain anytime soon.
No it's not (made in Taiwan) . It's pretty easy to tell. All Colnago's that still use their lugged style of carbon construction are made in italy, CF4, CF5, Extreme C, C50, italy. Cristallo, President, E1 are made in Taiwan.[email protected] said:Do you know if that Colnago up there is made in taiwan, or italy?