The 6 Best Chinese Bicycle Brands Worth Your Attention

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This is my selection of the best Chinese Bicycle brands worth your attention.

I selected them based on my experience with some of their products and in-depth market research in which I considered several important areas like quality control, customer reviews, customer support, etc.

I also contacted the companies to learn more about how they work, what standards they follow, and their values.

Below, you 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.

Continue reading to learn how import customs duty works if you decide to order directly from China and how long the delivery from China takes.

Are you ready to get started?

Let’s dive in!

What Are the Best Chinese Bicycle Brands?

All following Chinese bike brands have an online store and ship internationally, so you can order from them directly.

When choosing them, one of the most important criteria was their products’ quality. All the below-listed companies have in-house testing centers.

In addition, some of these brands offer UCI-approved framesets and wheelsets or meet other quality standards like ISO 4210.

To learn more about my criteria, click here.

Skip to the comparison table…

1. YOELEO

UCI-Approved Chinese carbon products (wheels, frames, accessories)…

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 the YOELEO brand.

YOELEO factory tour

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

One of their main benefits is that their wheels are UCI approved. YOELEO also sells fully assembled bikes, so if you look for a complete Chinese road bike, you know where to buy it.

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

Use this YOELEO discount code CYCLISTSHUB on yoeleobike.com during checkout to get up to 10% OFF your purchase. It’s also applicable to YOELEO CanadaGermany, FranceSpain, and Japan. Share this code via email

Find out more about YOELEO

Are you interested in YOELEO products? Don’t miss this YOELEO vs. Winspace Comparison.

2. Winspace

Excellent quality for a reasonable price…

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 because they were very positive.

Winspace is on the market since 2011. Their product range is pretty narrow (they focus mainly on road and gravel frames, wheelsets, and accessories). However, the quality of their products is high.

Their HYPER and Lún Road Series wheels have been UCI-approved since 2021 (learn more about their differences).

Winspaces’ frames are covered with 3 years warranty, wheels with two years, and accessories with one 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 see its results on the Winspace website.

Use this Winspace discount code CYCLISTSHUB10 at winspace.cc or lunwheels.cc during checkout to get 10% OFF your purchase. Share this code via email

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

3. Elitewheels

Specialists, yes, you guessed it, on carbon wheels…

Elitewheels logo

Elitewheels is one of the biggest Chinese bicycle wheels manufacturers. They were established in 2013, but their wheels quickly gained popularity in Asia.

In recent years, they’ve rapidly expanded in western markets. In addition, they sponsor multiple pro cycling teams, including China Glory Continental Cycling Team.

Their portfolio includes carbon wheels for road, gravel, mountain, and time-trial bikes.

Elitewheels has its own research & development center, contributing to innovations and product quality.

I tested their DRIVE wheels, which got positive reviews from multiple independent reviewers. They belong among the best Chinese carbon wheels you can buy.

All Elitewheels wheels are covered with a 3-year warranty.

Use this Elitewheels discount code CYCLISTSHUB at elite-wheels.com on the checkout page to get 15% OFF on your purchase. Share this code via email

Find out more about Elitewheels

  • UCI approved products – yes
  • Customized frame painting – n/a
  • Live chat support – yes
  • Warehouse in the US – no
  • Warehouse in Europe – no
  • Elitewheels Trustpilot Reviews

Reviews of Elitewheels Products

Are you a roadie? Make sure to take a look at the best Chinese carbon road bikes available. You may also be interested in these best Chinese carbon road bike wheels.

4. ICAN

Great carbon frames, wheels, and accessories for the money…

ICAN logo

ICAN was founded in 2009. They manufacture many carbon products, including complete bicycles, 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 don’t pay for import fees separately because they are included.

ICANs’ products are covered by a 2-year warranty. ICAN also has a crash replacement policy.

So, if you damage the frame or rim during a crash (or 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.

Use this ICAN discount code CYCLISTSHUB on www.icancycling.com during checkout to get 5% OFF your purchase.

Find out more about ICAN

  • 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

Mountain bikers, don’t miss this selection of the best Chinese carbon mountain bike frames.

5. Farsports

Experts on wheels of all price ranges (from low to high-end)…

Farsports Logo

Farsports has specialized in developing and manufacturing carbon wheels since 2004. Their wheels are UCI-approved and meet ISO 4210 quality standards.

They produce entry-level, mid-range, and high-end road, gravel, MTB, and track rims and wheelsets. They come with a 2-year warranty.

According to engineers like Hambini or Peak Torque and their in-depth reviews, Farsports wheels belong to the best ones on the Chinese market.

Use the code ‘cyclistshub100‘ at farsports.com on the checkout page to get 100 USD off from wheels. Share this code via email

You can also use ‘cyclistshub50‘ at wheelsfar.com during checkout to get 50 USD off your purchase.

Find out more about Farsports

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

Reviews of Farsports Products

Don’t miss this selection of the best Chinese carbon gravel bike frames.

6. Trifox Bike

Surprisingly good quality products for an affordable price…

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.

The only issue with Trifox is their customer support which is probably the worst of all brands included in this selection.

Use this Trifox discount code CYCLISTSHUB on www.trifoxbike.com during checkout to get 8% OFF your purchase. Share this code via email

Find out more about Trifox

Reviews of Farsports Products

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


BrandEst.Frame WarrantyWheelsets WarrantyUCI Approved ProductsCrash ReplacementLive Chat
YOELEO20113 years3 yearsYesNoYes
Winspace20113 years2 yearsYesNoYes
Elitewheels2013n/a3 yearsYesNoYes
ICAN20092 years2 yearsYesYes (15%)Yes
Farsports2004n/a2 yearsYesYes (35%)Yes
Trifox20083 years3 yearsNoYes (12%)Yes
List of the best Chinese bicycle brands with info on when they were established, frame & wheelsets warranty info, UCI approval, crash replacement policy, and live chat.
Remember that the UCI approval applies to only selected products.

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

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

1. Quality Control & Certifications

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

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 many 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 reputable and trustworthy company.

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

English-speaking customer support agents are no less important. Explaining your issues multiple times because the agent doesn’t understand you can be frustrating.

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 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


Summary

Based on several criteria (certifications, customer support, customer reviews, etc.) I chose the following best Chinese bicycle brands. These include:

  1. YOELEO
  2. Winspace
  3. Elitewheels
  4. ICAN
  5. Farsports
  6. Trifox

A brand worth your attention should have:

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

What are your experiences with Chinese bicycle brands? Let me know in the comments below.

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16 thoughts on “The 6 Best Chinese Bicycle Brands Worth Your Attention”

    1. Hi Jeroen,
      My first impression of their website was not very good. They have a lot of unbranded carbon products. They seem to be a middle man and not the manufacturer, which doesn’t have to be bad. The reviews on their website look positive, but when you search outside their website, there are a few pretty negative ones. No company is 100% bulletproof against manufacturing defects, so that these customers could be just unlucky.
      To wrap this up, I would pay a little more for a branded carbon frame (ideally a certified one). It is not the cheapest way for a new build but in comparison with mainstream brands still much cheaper. 🙂

      I hope it helps.
      – Petr

      1. i bought a bike and wheels from velobuild, the wheels melted on a decent they would not answer my emails.

        1. Hi,
          I am sorry to hear about that. That’s one of the reasons why I DON’T recommend buying unbranded Chinese carbon. Usually, nobody takes responsibility if something bad happens. 🙁

          I am currently testing 4 different Chinese wheelsets (from brands in this article), and so far, everything is fine. But the truth is they are all for disc brakes.

          – Petr

  1. Thank you very much for the information, I appreciated it very much.
    What is your opinion about the Workswell or Lightcarbon frames?
    Thank you very much in advance.

    1. Hi Andrew,
      I am glad it helped!

      It seems that both, Workswell and Lightcarbon sell open-mold frames. I heard about Lightcarbon already, and there are positive reviews about them out there. My “problem” with them is their website. I couldn’t find the prices of their products, and you have to order them via email, which is not exactly a user-friendly process.

      I heard about Worskwell for the first time from your comment. Again, no pricing, orders via email. I also couldn’t find many reviews out there.

      – Petr

    1. Hi Alvin,
      There are not many reviews of SEKA bikes out there. However, based on a few videos, they seem pretty good except for the finish. When you pay $2000 for a frameset, it should be flawless, and the finish should be exceptional.
      They also remind me of Factor bikes a little bit. I will keep an eye on them and maybe, create some content related to them. 🙂
      – Petr

  2. Congrats man, for the great information you have shared here. Question. Do you know TFSA brand? Could you share your opinion?

    1. Hello Rafael,
      Thank you. 🙂
      First time I hear about them, to be honest. I did some research, and it seems their products are solely sold on marketplaces like Aliexpres. I couldn’t find their website or customer reviews. This being said, I would rather stick with the proven brands.
      What are you looking for? Do you plan to build a new bike?
      – Petr

  3. Hi Petr. In the discriptions under each brand it says that all of them are UCI approved but in the table at the end of the article it says that only 3 of them UCI approved.
    Where is the correct information?
    Thank you

  4. Edward Cornett

    I was given a sturdy & heavy mountain bike that says ” Made in China” and the name “Next” on the name plate. Do you know anything about them ?

    1. Hello Edward,
      There is nothing wrong with “Made in China” (most bikes are made there). This is the first time I have heard about Next. It seems like a mass production brand for chain stores. If you are a little bit serious about cycling, buy a better bike. You probably won’t have a good experience with it due to its weight and low-quality components. This can influence your relationship with cycling (in a bad way).
      – Petr

  5. Hi there,

    Are Java Fuoco (UCI) approved road bikes any good? I purchased one recently as I’m a beginner. They gave me a 2-year warranty on the frame. Appreciate it.

    1. Hi Charles,
      for around $1500, I wouldn’t expect miracles. The UCI approval is a good sign. But other components, for example, the groupset, probably won’t work as well as Shimano 105, Ultegra, etc.
      Make sure to double-check if everything is tightened correctly and if there are cracks or other damage caused during shipping.
      I’m looking forward to hearing your experiences once you try it. 🙂
      – Petr

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