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What do you think of chinese road bikes for commuting ? Should i get one ?

Old 04-09-11, 01:30 PM
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What do you think of chinese road bikes for commuting ? Should i get one ?

What do you think of chinese road bikes for commuting ? I scored 55 km/h with no problem what do yo think of it ? Should i get one coz i cant afford a trek or giant (i live in egypt and have to pay customs) and almost only chinese bikes are available
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Old 04-09-11, 02:23 PM
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Got news for ya...almost all mass produced bikes are made in China. Either on the mainland or in Taiwan. I've got a Motobecane CX2, which has been a real good commuter bike for me and it was imported into the US from Taiwan. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of mass produced bikes made in Europe and the US, but for your purposes and circumstance I'd say check the components and if they're decent level Shimano then go for it.
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Generally speaking, the Taiwanese bikes will be better quality than those manufactured in Mainland China.
If you can find a Taiwanese bike then I'd say go for it.

I lived in Saudi for 8 years or so and (modern bike shops aside) there was an abundance of the Chinese made "Flying Pigeon". These are cheap, solid, classic bikes, and are still available with rod brake linkages.

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Chaincase must've been nice in Saudi (with the sand).
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