Yeah could be they're lying. Which is sad. Because one of the points I was sold on was that.
Maximum number of bicycles and bicycle parts are made in China, Made in china does not mean bad product. In chine you get what you pay for. For less money you get cheap or substandard stuff and at the same time for good money you get quality stuff. Btwin im sure has its own quality standard and as far as what i have seen River side has a very decent frame and is good value for money.
Yeah that could be the case. They replied my email. Mentioned its made in Germany.
@Aaron Court, am not getting hyper. I just needed to know the truth. So that the public knows.
@Vinni B, true, regarding quality stuff from China for lesser price, or good value for money. I can only say better after I cross at least 1000kms or usage for 1 year and see what the bike's journey has been through. Lets see.
Todays 20kms ride was once again good.
I just saw, theres a sticker behind the frame. It says designed in France, made in Germany.
- Fuji is claiming that the Absolute 2.3 has a custom butted frame (lighter without loss of strength) and a higher version of Shimano Altus rear derailleur and a rigid fork. Only put-off is that it has low end revo-shifters.
- Merida Crossway 10V. Similar to the above, but non-butted frame. Put-off is a front sus. making it heavy at 15kgs (claimed). If you are looking for comfort, tyres are 40mm wide.
- Giant Escape 3. Has lower end Shimano Tourney. Non-butted frame.
All the above has the same gear ratios.
Does it matter much if we choose MTB instead of hybrid. Im new to this forum and planning to buy my 1st bicycle so just need some info before purchasing.