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Who owns who? Who makes what?(5 posts)

Who owns who? Who makes what?Wild Bill
Apr 29, 2003 5:16 AM
Who owns who? Who makes what?

- Huffy owns Huffy
- Pacific Bicycles owns: Schwinn, GT and Mongoose
- Pegasus Partners now owns Cannondale
- K2 acquired and renamed ProFlex
- Marita owns Specialized
- Raleigh owns Diamondback and Univega
- American Bicycle Group owns: Litespeed, Merlin, Quintana Roo and Tomac

Trek is a privately held company with $400M in annual gross sales and 7 overseas subsidiaries. Trek owns 3 other major US bicycle brands: Gary Fisher, LeMond, and Klein along with a small Swiss brand called Villiger. It also owns Bontrager design. 70% of the company is still owned by the Burke family. Dick Burke founded the company and his son John is the current president.

What about;
- Colnago
- Pinarello
- Bianchi
- Giant
Or how about, who makes the frames for all of these brands?
I don't know about GiantColnagoFE
Apr 29, 2003 5:40 AM
but I believe that all the other 3 Italian manufacturers make their own frames though there are rumors that Colnago's TI frames are made elsewhere and finished at the Colnago factory in Italy.
Giant is just that.......GIANTMR_GRUMPY
Apr 29, 2003 6:28 AM
Giant is owned by Giant. They used to make everyones mid level bikes and none of there own. When Taiwan became too expensive for lower level bikes, they started selling bikes under their own name. That was at least 10 years ago.
Some of the cheap Bianchi's are made in the far east also.
. . . and until recentlyRJF
Apr 29, 2003 7:14 AM
Until recently, Huffy owned Airborne. Yep, your $4,000 ti bike was a Huffy.
. . . and until recentlytoomanybikes
Apr 29, 2003 7:38 AM
Dont forget the MASI, it is owned by Haro, the BMX people.

Interesting about Trek - I did not know they owned Villiger, those are great bikes. They were Steve Bauer's sponsers back in the late '80's early '90's.