Escape Collective

Why are bikes so expensive? In this episode, Factor's Rob Gitelis speaks openly, providing an insight deep into the world of premium bicycle manufacturing and breaking down the costs of making a modern high-end bike. More broadly, Gitelis talks us through some of the inner workings of the manufacturing facilities brands employ, staffing models and transient workforces, and his fears that a repeat of the Covid boom and bust is just around the corner.

What is Escape Collective?

Welcome to the Escape Collective podcast network. On this main channel, you’ll find episodes of the Tour Daily in July, plus Placeholders, Wheel Talk, Geek Warning, and Pretty Serious Bike Racing Podcast the rest of the year.

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