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Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:24 pm
by rollinslow
Does anyone know where the S-works Tarmac is made? Thanks!

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:36 pm
by ome rodriguez
China

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:36 pm
by Weenie

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:23 pm
by fritzbox
ome rodriguez wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:36 pm
China
China? :roll:

Handmade in Taiwan :thumbup:

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

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

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

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


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Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:12 pm
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.

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:48 pm
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

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:52 pm
by SashaJoseph
I always thought that specialized bikes were made by their shareholder Merida. But no clue if in China or Taiwan.

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm
by alanyu
Made by Taiwan Topkey.

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:12 pm
by rollinslow
alanyu wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Made by Taiwan Topkey.
Thanks!

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:18 pm
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.

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:45 pm
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.

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 am
by grnrcr
Sticker on the frame says “handmade in Taiwan”

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:39 am
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?

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:09 am
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.

Re: Where is the S-Works Tarmac Made

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:09 am
by Weenie