The 5 Best Chinese Bicycle Brands That Are Worth Your Attention

Best Chinese Bicycle Brands

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Times when all products from China were of poor quality, are gone. This is a selection of the best Chinese Bicycle brands worth your attention. I selected them based on my market research in which I considered several important metrics, including quality control, customer reviews, customer support, etc.

Below, you also find out which of these brands have warehouses in the US and Europe, so you won’t have to wait weeks for the delivery of your brand new frame, wheelset, or any other bike part you order.

I also explain how import customs duty works if you decide to order directly from China and how long the delivery from China takes.

Table Of Contents

What Are the Best Chinese Bicycle Brands?

The following brands are sorted in alphabetical order.

ICAN

ICAN logo

ICAN was founded in 2009. They manufacture a wide selection of carbon products, including complete bike builds, bike frames, wheelsets, and other components for road, mountain, cyclocross, and track bikes.

One of the main benefits of ICAN is that they have warehouses in the US, Japan, and Germany. This means that if you live in these areas, you get faster delivery, and you don’t pay for import fees separately because they are included.

ICANs’ products are covered by a 3years warranty (standard rims have 2 years warranty). ICAN also has a crash replacement policy. This means that if you damage the frame or rim during a crash (or a misuse), you get a 15% discount on the retail price.

By the way, if you will come across a TRIAERO brand, you can easily associate it with ICAN. It is a brand launched in 2017 that specializes in carbon bike frames.

  • UCI approved products – yes
  • Customized frame painting – no
  • Live chat support – yes
  • Warehouse in the US – yes
  • Warehouse in Europe – yes (DE)
  • Factory tour
  • ICAN Trustpilot Reviews

Check the best Chinese carbon road bike frames to buy for your next build.


Rinasclta

Rinasclta logo

Established on August 18, 2011, Rinasclta specializes in carbon fiber manufacturing. They have a large offer of road and mountain bike frames, wheelsets, handlebars, forks, saddles, etc.

Rinasclta covers their products with a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects. So, if you will be unlucky and experience some defect, you can reach out to them for repair or a replacement.

At Rinasclta, you can order custom paint job for bike frames, which is a plus if you want to ride a bike which nobody else has.

Rinascltabike Frame mold ready
Carbon Frame Mold | Source: rinascltabike.com
Rinascltabike Pro Polishing
Carbon Frame Polishing | Source: rinascltabike.com

Find out more about Rinasclta


Trifox Bike

Trifox logo

Trifox has been on the market since 2008. Their offer includes carbon framesets, bicycles, and other accessories for mountain and road bikes.

Trifox products have a 3-year warranty. In addition to the warranty, they also have a crash replacement program, which provides a 12% discount on the retail price.

By the way, Hambini ‘roasted‘ one of the Trifox frames and (spoiler alert!) it ended pretty well (for Trifox).

Trifoxs’ blog is also worth visiting if you have spare time because it is full of useful tips and advice.

Find out more about Trifox


Winspace

Winspace logo

Winspace caught my attention when I browsed YouTube one day. I watched a review of their HYPER wheels and immediately started looking for more info.

Their product range is not as wide yet. It looks that Winspace focuses more on a few high-quality products than on a large selection. They offer carbon road bike frames, wheels, and accessories like handlebars.

Winspaces’ frames are covered with 3 years’ warranty, wheels with 2 years, and accessories with 1 year.

By the way, Winspace claims that their HYPER wheels are faster than other (often several times more expensive) wheels of manufacturers like Zipp, Enve, Mavic, etc. The testing was done by Hambini Engineering and you can check the results on Winspace website.

Find out more about Winspace

  • UCI approved products – yes
  • Customized frame painting – no
  • Live chat support – yes
  • Warehouse in the US – no
  • Warehouse in Europe – no

You may also be interested in the selection of the best Chinese carbon wheels.


YOELEO

Yoeleo logo

YOELEO was established in 2011. Yet, their story began in 2007 when they started manufacturing carbon fiber components for other brands. Over the years, they gained a lot of experience that they transformed into YOELEO.

They have a huge selection of products – dozens of different carbon wheels, frames, and accessories for road, MTB, cyclocross/gravel, track, and triathlon bikes.

Probably their main benefit is that their wheels are UCI approved and frames have TUV certification. YOELEO also sells fully assembled bikes, so if you look for a whole set, you know where to buy it.

YOELEO factory tour

YOELEO sponsors a pro cycling Italian team, CYKELN, since 2016, and they also founded their own UCI cycling team, 4 Mind Project, in 2021.

Find out more about YOELEO

  • UCI approved products – yes
  • Live chat support – yes
  • Warehouse in the US – no
  • Warehouse in Europe – no
  • YOELEO Trustpilot Reviews

How to Find Out If a Chinese Bicycle Brand Is Good?

Below, I explain the 5 main areas you should consider before buying Chinese carbon products online.

1. Quality Control & Certifications

Every successful company has well-developed quality control. If a company sells defective products and does not improve them over time, look elsewhere.

Some manufacturers describe their quality control processes directly on their website (example). This is always a good sign.

One important certification you should look for is UCI Approved sticker. If the product is marked with it, it meets necessary technical rules and can be used in official UCI events. Feel free to find out more about the UCI Approval procedure.

Also, if the brand sponsors a professional cycling team, it is proof that its products meet all quality requirements and specifications from UCI.

2. Customer Reviews

I read and watch customer reviews from various sources. The more expensive the product, the more info I need to know before deciding to buy it. It helps me decide whether the product is worth my money or not. I recommend you a similar approach.

You may argue that there are lots of fake reviews or sponsored content on the internet. Yes, you are right. But, people with integrity won’t recommend a bad product, or they will at least point out its flaws.

3. Customer Support

Quick, responsive, and helpful customer support that can answer your questions is another sign of a company that is reputable and trustworthy.

If you sent an email and didn’t get any response for weeks, something is probably wrong, and you should be aware.

Live chat is also becoming an increasingly popular improvement in customer service. According to Gartner, more than 85% of businesses will offer live chat by 2022. If a company offers a live chat, you can be sure it takes care of its customers.

4. Warranty & Refund Policy

Even the best and highest quality products can break or fail. The question is what the company is willing to do about it. Will you get a replacement, refund, or a discount for your next purchase?

Make sure to read the warranty & refund policy carefully to know what it applies to. If the company refuses to claim a defective product, be careful with your next purchase, or consider alternatives.

5. Shipping

One of the things you shouldn’t underestimate is shipping. Don’t just consider the delivery time, but also the package condition upon delivery.

Reviews from other customers will help you significantly here. If the company sends its products poorly packaged, there is a risk that they will be damaged during transport.

Therefore, choose a brand that delivers products packaged with enough packing and protective material and will also provide you with a tracking number.

Chinese Bicycle Brands FAQ


Final Thoughts

Based on several metrics, I chose 5 best chinese bicycle brands. These include

In the second part of the article, I explain how to find whether the brand is worth your attention or not and what to look out for before you decide to buy its products. Here is a quick summary of them:

  • Good quality control & certified products
  • Positive customer reviews
  • Responsive and helpful customer support
  • Transparent warranty & refund policy
  • Reliable shipping and protective packaging

I am also curious about your comments. Let me know in the comments section below what is your favorite Chinese bicycle brand.


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