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How big is Giant(7 posts)

How big is Giantpaulw
Jul 5, 2002 6:02 PM
A salesman told me Giant makes something like 80% of all the frames in the world. According to him, many or most manufactures sub out production to Giant and put their names on them. I just said "Really? I didn't know that." while thinking "Ever heard of Trek?".

So, how far off is this guy?
They are BIG, but not that big.JS
Jul 5, 2002 6:31 PM
They are the biggest Co. but 80% is doubtful. Merida of Japan is also very large, they own 49% of Specialized. Trek doesn't sell through discount stores so losses out in shear quantity.
re: How big is GiantKellyCross
Jul 5, 2002 7:22 PM
Giant is large, at full capacity they produce 5000 bikes a day for companies like Trek, Gary Fisher, Specialized & Scott
re: How big is GiantAvanti Guy
Jul 6, 2002 1:56 AM
" while thinking "Ever heard of Trek?".
As it turns out Giant actually manufacture some of Trek's bikes...
Giant is Giant of course! nm.Juanmoretime
Jul 6, 2002 6:46 AM
re: How big is GiantGMS
Jul 6, 2002 6:53 AM
I was once told that there are only about three major manufacturers in the world, of which Giant is the largest. I did not recognize the other two names at the time, but one of them was likely Merida as JS pointed out.
re: How big is Giantrufus
Jul 6, 2002 7:12 AM
he could possibly be correct if you factor in all the plain-jane bikes throughout the world, like in europe and the far east that are used for transportation and basic work vehicles.