yeah, we all know that. In fact there is probably more expertise in Taiwan than the US when it comes to carbon and being made in Asia could be considered a plus.boriqua935 said:Yeah I hear you on that, but the reality is that most of the big names out there including jamis, felt, cervello, fuji, giant and now even cannondale are producing their frames in Asia. It's just the reality of our days. The companies named produce fine bikes. Anyway I've got my eye on a fuji team and also the jamis xenith comp. Keep everyone posted.
haedricht said:It never ceases to amaze me how some people think they are experts on a subject because they can be rude or obnoxious on internet mediums. This seems to be the case regarding Cougartrek and his implied expertise on SuperiorLite Bikes. I must say that a caller alerted me to the distortion of facts that apparently seems predominant in the posters threads. Since this poster has never seen nor ridden nor even reviewed real purchasers / riders nor apparently their review of these bikes it would be a fact to state that the poster does not know anything about which he writes. The only shred of truth to anything stated is the less than optimal marketing as we build bikes and not web sites. So here are some true facts to ponder: SuperiorLite Bikes are actually built in Pa. and we source materials from around the world as all bike builders do -- what is different is that someone in China who may not care about your quality purchase is not assembling your bike and putting it in a box to ship to you as is the case with 95% of all bikes. Just a note that this fact can be verified by the NBDA which number you apparently have. We actually build them, inspect them, discard anything that would not be prudent to build with, specify to our engineering partners what we want built and then offer this at a price that is more than reasonable. Much training/schooling under some pretty famous builders occurred prior to this venture. If you take a look at the specifications you will note that many of our bikes are using high end materials that if found on other bikes would certainly be much more. I could go on but truth is if you have a question -- simply ask -- I would be happy to share. Our bikes are receiving great reviews because they are great bikes -- the price doesn't hurt either. Thanks for your time to read this thread. President/ SuperiorLite
Can't argue with that. But we are talking about assembly here, not building frames or components. That makes the "Built in the USA" mantra misleading. Not a big deal in the marketing world, but it sets the teeth of a knowledgable customer on edge, as clearly reflected in this thread.tonkabaydog said:That is pretty darn close to what it costs to piece together on you own... and you get the peace of mind knowing these guys are putting them together