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Price Explosion at Main Carbon Fibre Suppliers

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Dealer acceptance of price increases between 5% and 10% overall was one of the big issues at Eurobike this year. However, the carbon segment in the industry will face a much larger price hike as

Price Explosion at Main Carbon Fibre Suppliers

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Dealer acceptance of price increases between 5% and 10% overall was one of the big issue’s at Eurobike this year.

However, the carbon segment in the industry will face a much larger price hike as the three main suppliers of carbon fibres, Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax Co. have increased their price with a huge 66%.

It’s not yet clear how this will affect carbon fibre frames, forks and other bike components for season 2011 but this new price development will surely have a big impact.

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