Top 10 copy bikes

Tributes? Replicas? Counterfeits?

CHINESE bikes have something of a reputation for being less than totally original. Sure, some are entirely the work of their own manufactures but for every genuinely unique machine there seems to be a raft of bikes that take inspiration from – or simply copy – models from more established makers.

With many bikes made in multiple factories and sold under several brand names, it’s often hard to even establish who’s responsible for some of these creations, but most of them are to be found on marketplace websites like Alibaba, usually with incredibly cheap price tags.

Here are 10 of the best (or should that be worst?) ‘replica’ bikes we could find.