For China’s increasingly picky bike renters, ease of access is one of the key determinants when choosing from a rainbow of similar bikes. After all, there’s no user experience to speak of if the service isn’t available. Because of this, speed is everything for bike rental companies as they scramble to stake their claim.

As one of the advocates of this principle, Chinese bike-rental unicorn ofo has been known for its aggressive expansion at home and abroad. The company’s trademark bright yellow bikes flooded the streets almost overnight, but have you ever wondered where these bikes come from and how they are produced?

TechNode got a chance to visit a Flying Pigeon factory in Tianjin, one of the largest bicycle manufacturing hubs in China.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.