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“Bike share companies across the country rely on China for sturdy, high-quality bike share bikes and parts. Bike share in this country never would have been possible without it. The reality is that we do not have the manufacturing capability domestically to produce bike share bikes at the level of quality and volume that we need, as much as it would be nice to have a US-made product. The company that I work for even had to fold just the US assembly portion of our production (assembling Chinese parts at a US factory) because there were too many quality control problems, so now we are outsourcing the entire bike manufacturing process to China. We rely on Chinese bikes for our system here, and I can’t imagine how we could stay in business if the cost per bike went higher than the $1600/unit we currently pay.”