Cycling Business Podcast

Episode 4. Doing Bike Business In Asia.

June 16, 2016

It's very well known that the majority of larger bike brands manufacture many of their frames and other components in Asia, in particular in Taiwan and China. But beyond this, most consumers know very little about this major part of the worldwide bike market. Is this simply by accident or by design?

In this episode we're joined by Andrew Herrick (CEO of Intense Bikes) and Neil Webb (Founder and MD of Bowman Cycles) to take a closer look at exactly what goes on when bike companies source product from Asia. What are the challenges involved, and should we collectively be concerned about any of the environmental and ethical questions this raises?