GW continues to be a leading supplier of thru axles and the Switch compatible thru axle and levers are the most popular.
Like all our thru axles, Switch system axles are machined from ultra-strong 7075 alloy and tested to ensure they pass rigorous strength testing.
What’s unique about the Switch system is its removeable lever. A single lever can be fitted to a bike and used to tighten or loosen a front or rear thru axle. When not in use, the lever can be held securely and silently in the thru axle or can be stowed in a jersey pocket.
There are several lever shape options to choose from and levers can be equipped with additional features like valve core removers, bottle openers, or Torx or hex wrenches.
GW has been hard at work on creating a new, mountain bike specific hub that is strong enough to handle the requirements of the most demanding riders.
The M-Max series of hubs is made up of the M17-3 and M17-5 hub shells built around an oversized 17x12mm axle. By increasing the diameter of the rear axle, we were able to significantly stiffen and strengthen the hub.
The M-Max hubs are equipped with a full set of high-quality cartridge bearings to ensure smooth spinning with minimal maintenance requirements. To make servicing easier, these hubs are equipped with end caps that can be removed without tools.
GW Manufacturing is proud to promote diversity and inclusion in its workforce and was recently given an award for its efforts by the Taichung City government. The award, officially named “The Outstanding Performance Award for Agencies (institutions) performing well on employing the physically and mentally disabled in Taichung City in 2019” was given to GW in an award ceremony at City Hall earlier this year.
GW believes that diversity of experience leads to more points of view and creativity and this gives us an advantage to solving problems. In addition, upper management recognizes that all people, regardless of their abilities, can make a meaningful contribution and that small modifications to the office and factory layout and flexible human resources policies allow all people to reach their full potential.
If you’re interested in learning more about our policies or employment opportunities at GW Manufacturing you can contact us on the about section of this website.
GW Manufacturing is proud to support the MACC Fund and their fight against childhood cancers. MACC funds research into cures and treatments and over this time they have contributed more than $65 million over the past 43 years. Trek has been a major supporter of MACC. They have contributed more than $16 million dollars since 1990. This year, GW is partnering with Trek to support the Trek 100 fundraising event and bike ride.
The Trek 100 event, which takes place on June 1, is welcoming to everyone with rides ranging from 27 to 160km, a pre-ride breakfast and a party afterwards. We want to encourage everyone who is able to make a contribution to this worthwhile cause or to join this incredible event.
For more information about the MACC fund, you can check out their website: https://maccfund.org and if you want to learn more about the Trek 100 and join the event, you can do so on their website: http://donate.maccfund.org/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry
GW Manufacturing is proud to announce that it has joined the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) for 2019. The WFSGI is a recognized by the IOC and UCI as the official voice of the sporting goods industry.
By joining this organization, GW’s will be able to use its knowledge gained from years of design and manufacturing experience to inform the discussion on rule changes from the perspective of a manufacturer.
GW’s wealth of knowledge of material, design and manufacturing will help to ensure that the rule changes are both feasible and ensure the safety of the products being used by professional athletes.
Over the coming months and years, GW is looking forward to making a valuable contribution to this organization.
GW Manufacturing is based in Taichung, Taiwan and we are one of the leading suppliers to the bicycle industry. We currently have two large, modern facilities in Taiwan to ensure the products we produce are of the highest quality. Our facilities house the R&D, sales, manufacturing and quality control departments that oversee our product line that includes hubs, thru axles, headsets (and other items) from development to manufacturing to finishing. We focus on using our in-house CNC machines to produce high-quality products that stand up the most rigorous standards and our equipment allows us to make modifications or take on custom projects to meet customers’ specific requirements.