Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

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rollinslow
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by rollinslow

Does anyone know where the S-works Tarmac is made? Thanks!

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ome rodriguez
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by ome rodriguez

China

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fritzbox
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by fritzbox

ome rodriguez wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:36 pm
China
China? :roll:

Handmade in Taiwan :thumbup:

rollinslow
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by rollinslow

Thanks, that's really what I was getting at. I wasn't sure if China or Taiwan. So Taiwan for sure?

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miltmaster3
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100% Taiwan
100% low quality control


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πατα τραβα ρε

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

rollinslow wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Thanks, that's really what I was getting at. I wasn't sure if China or Taiwan. So Taiwan for sure?

Most top-tier carbon frames are now made in China, so you’d have to trust the previous poster to have inside knowledge.

Alexandrumarian
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by Alexandrumarian

miltmaster3 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:08 pm
100% Taiwan
100% low quality control


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Care to elaborate? Thanks

SashaJoseph
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by SashaJoseph

I always thought that specialized bikes were made by their shareholder Merida. But no clue if in China or Taiwan.

alanyu
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by alanyu

Made by Taiwan Topkey.

rollinslow
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by rollinslow

alanyu wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Made by Taiwan Topkey.
Thanks!

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Topkey also runs several factories in China under the Keentech name, and if you look at the number of employees at each factory it seems doubtful that all S-Works frames could be manufactured at the Taiwan location.

gwilson
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by gwilson

Due to the complicated politics of the "One China" policy, a lot of things made in Taiwan say Made in China. I'm not going to try and start an argument over whether Taiwan should be considered China or not, but it is something to keep in mind.

grnrcr
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by grnrcr

Sticker on the frame says “handmade in Taiwan”

ome rodriguez
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by ome rodriguez

Frame made in taiwan and seatpost made in china?

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What's wrong if it's made in china?

ipenguinking
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by ipenguinking

It's all about how it's made, not where it's made these days. I don't have a Tarmac but my MTB is a S-Works Epic which is also made in Taiwan. This thing rides like dream and craftsmanship is simply superb. I believe all S-Works are made in the same factory in Taichung Taiwan.

Btw Taiwan isn't China.

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