Quake Effect on Cycling Parts

GSAstuto

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Oct 11, 2009
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FYI - talked to my carbon fabber today and he is already feeling the effects of the Japan Earthquake Crisis. For those mfg using TORAYCA carbon fiber (like ours), it is imported from Japan. The supply has dropped sharply and prices are rising steadily. Expect to see increase in costs of carbon products over the next 6mo to a year. On the other hand, many mfg's will be putting more and more prdts into the market with inferior grade of carbon probably unbeknown to the customer. If you're buying a carbon bike or wheelset make sure you verify!