Only trashy bikes like Felt, Specialized, Giant, Blue, Pinarello, and Cannondale are made in Asia. I only ride Madone 7s, R5CA's, or Parlee Z5's which are made here.
High end Colnagos and Looks are still made there. Pinarello still paints their bikes in Italy and slaps the made in italy decal on them.
Trashy? Specialized is being ridden by some dominating teams on the pro tour. Giant is chosen by smaller continental teams for their great performance & value on a budget. Pinarello... well... check what brand of bike the guy in the video you linked rides; and check the comments about who else rides them.
Certainly, there are crap bikes made in China but there are also plenty of good products coming out.
the high end frames are made in Europe or America.
taiwan and china do not come close.
Please stop with this nonsense. The VAST VAST majority of BRANDED bicycles are made in Asia. The R5ca is the ONLY Cervelo made in North America. I guess that means the S5 and P5 are not "high end" and Garmin-Sharp wasn't riding "high end" frames during the TdF
Competitive Cyclist is offering the Shimano PD-R540 SPD pedals (last in the list) for $52.50. These are the cheapest and are priced pretty decently. I have these on both my old bike and my wife's bike. Other than weight and loss of bragging rights, I'd say they are easier to live with than the Speedplays on my new bike. You can more easily use the Shimano SPDs without clipping in and they clip in and out easier too. Good value for a bike of this performance level.
Someone else asked about builds. CompCyclist does assemble and adjust the bikes, then takes off the wheels and handlebars and packs it up. Last bike I got took me maybe an hour to open the box, assemble, and clean up, and I am very picky about adjustments. Some people will buy a bike like this and go to their local bike shop for a "tuneup" for $70.
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