Everyone I know wants to make bikes in this country and it is always one of the first questions I get from buyers, "Where is the Tantrum manufactured?" And the answer is, Taiwan. Not China, but almost. I briefly worked with a company that was adamant there is a demand for American made bikes and he found out what the rest of the industry already knows: the American consumer wants an affordable product and for now, that means almost all bikes are made in Taiwan or mainland Chi
People ask me why, at age 60, I started Tantrum Cycles. In an uncertain economy, with declining bike sales worldwide, why now? The short answer? To get the design out there. Existing companies are soft on innovation. I've heard it over and over that bikes are "as good as they can be. There is no where else to go." This statement is crazier than me starting a bike company. Thinking that the human mind can't continue to improve upon current bike designs is truly crazy. I'm an e
A man will do a lot for love. My wife loves purple, and since building this for her, I've had many other husbands tell me their wives want a purple one too. In the meantime, I've been told more than once that this bike is garish! Overly colorful, loud and showy is a great description for this bike...and my wife is very happy!