Saturday, September 4, 2010
Expect Carbon Bike Prices to Go Up....A Lot
The three main suppliers of carbon fiber, Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax Co. have increased their price a huge 66% according to news coming out of Eurobike.
It’s not yet clear how this will affect the 2011 prices for carbon fiber frames, forks and other bike components but this new price development will surely have a big impact. Pinarello, as an example, uses Toray fibers.
This may be the best time to go out and buy that 2010 Italian bike you have been lusting after.
Eurobike was huge: 41,482 trade visitors from 102 countries. An additional 22,300 cycling fans attended today’s "Public Day"; 1,732 journalists from 35 countries were also there to cover the event.
Photo: Pinarello Dogma uses Toray; photo courtesy of www.granfondocycles.com
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