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    Everything you wanted to know about trade tariffs relating to U.S and Chinese bike manufacturing

    It is funny you mention that. I have been asking myself where the money goes. There was a grant system people could take advantage of under the last administration that went to retool factories. It was ended early in this administration. I would love to see it go into a fund that people like...
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    Everything you wanted to know about trade tariffs relating to U.S and Chinese bike manufacturing

    You are correct on counting on Giga Factory in the near future but it is small progress towards having a U.S. Supplier
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    Everything you wanted to know about trade tariffs relating to U.S and Chinese bike manufacturing

    Most of Shimano's parts are still made in China as is SRAM. Parts made outside of China are actually sold out for the next year according to what I am hearing through he grapevine.
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    Everything you wanted to know about trade tariffs relating to U.S and Chinese bike manufacturing

    Many companies are trying to move production to Vietnam or Taiwan but the issue is that most of the factories are full and can't take on new clients and they are behind the Chinese on e-bikes. Many companies that have production in Taiwan for pedal bikes still have e-bikes made in China. The...
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    Everything you wanted to know about trade tariffs relating to U.S and Chinese bike manufacturing

    The tariff on e-bikes went into effect in August. I have worked the math to try to absorb some of the tariff and also have the bike shop absorb some of it. Bike shops are unwilling to take a lower margin (say 35%) on bikes at this price. Most of the competition is selling at 40%. There is really...
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    Everything you wanted to know about trade tariffs relating to U.S and Chinese bike manufacturing

    I have spent the last four months learning everything there is to know about trade tariffs in the U.S./Chinese bike manufacturing industry. I did this, not only for the advancement of my own knowledge, and to educate myself on specific policies in relation to making an educated vote for a...