Different brands from different countries

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Post Reply
User avatar
nzkiwiguy
Posts: 360
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:18 pm
Location: Colorado

by nzkiwiguy

In another thread, someone had mentioned a brand as being a small company, because it was not big in their country. A reply came back with it was big in another country

Got me thinking - there must be a lot of great brands of bikes etc that other people in other countries don't know about.

So let's start a list by country of bike brands

I'll start with New Zealand

Avanti - (local division of Specialized)
Lars - MTB freeride
Reiker Cycles - road, mtb
Kiwibikes (jefferson's) MTB, Road, SS
Apollo Bikes (NZ and Australia) MTB, Road

by Weenie


User avatar
jeremyb
Posts: 531
Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 7:31 pm
Location: Stumptown USA
Contact:

by jeremyb

Well its funny, cause here in America there are so many small bike builders but they dominate a region or a city. Like here in Sacramento, California. There's a local builder Steve Rex and he's very popular for making custom bikes, but i doubt they've heard of him on the east coast or even in southern california. So what im saying is that exists WITHIN a country or even within a state as well.

jeremyb

User avatar
Ye Olde Balde One
Posts: 495
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:26 pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA

by Ye Olde Balde One

jeremyb wrote:Well its funny, cause here in America there are so many small bike builders but they dominate a region or a city. Like here in Sacramento, California. There's a local builder Steve Rex and he's very popular for making custom bikes, but i doubt they've heard of him on the east coast or even in southern california. So what im saying is that exists WITHIN a country or even within a state as well.

jeremyb


I've heard of him, even been in his shop (and in the back). He's a cool dude.
Ride lightly!

User avatar
divve
Posts: 4123
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:36 pm
Contact:

by divve

What I find funny are the differences in market positions and amount of exclusivity certain brands enjoy in Europe compared to the US. For instance Cannondale and Trek are generally considered quite high-end and are very expensive in Europe, especially Cannondale has gone crazy in that area.

Ralphy-boy
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:53 am
Location: The boy from Oz

by Ralphy-boy

While we're on bike brands and popularity, I just want to know the price of say... the following, in different countries.

Cannondale R2000I
Cannondale R3000I
Trek 5200
Trek 5500

Just a ball park figure. I have placed the prices in Australian $ ball park RRP.

Cannondale R2000I.....$5200 AUD
Cannondale R3000I.....$7500 AUD
Trek 5200....$5200-5400 AUD
Trek 5500....Mid to high $7000

again these are ball park and one shop may have them cheaper than another, however I just want to gauge the prices.

cheers
Ralph

"the older I get, the better I was"

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post