Bicycle Chain Market Analysis, Trends, Top Manufacturers, Share, Growth, Statistics, Opportunities and Forecast to 2030 | SRAM LLC., Renold PLC., Taya Chain Co., Ltd., KMC Group

The ever rising number or cycling enthusiasts has been aiding expansion of bicycle chains market. Future Market Insights (FMI) in a recent study forecasts the market demonstrate a steady growth at 4.6% between 2020 and 2030.

Bicycles have been through numerous design changes over the years, currently however the focus is more on ensuring robust performance and precise gear shifts. Ascertaining the efficiency of bicycle chains is therefore top priority among manufacturers.

The rising demand for faster cycling speed and more power is creating scope for innovations. Consequently, manufacturers are encouraged to integrate digital intelligence to boost mechanism as is expected from smart bicycle technologies.

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There is immense focus on manufacturing durable and robust chains without making them any heavier. The development of hollow pins for instance is intended to enable production of lightweight chains.

Some are even using diamond and gold coatings on chain to enhance its performance and durability. A host of similar novel developments will underscore growth prospects for the market. Likewise, FMI forecasts the bicycle chain market to reach a valuation of US$1.4 Bn by the end of 2030.

The report also uncovers various hidden growth opportunities in the market. Some of the key takeaways from the report are as follows:

  • With China demonstrating extensive production of e-bikes, East Asia accounted for leading share in the global market in 2019. The installation of high-end bicycle chains in e-bikes will further boost growth prospects
  • Some of the leading bicycle manufacturers have started offering customization to cater to dynamic consumer preference. For instance, they can get the bicycles fitted with preferred model of gear with advanced settings as per customer liking. They are also aiming to manufacture chains that can silently mesh across a micro-geared platform
  • A standard bicycle chain has a lifetime. It wears out that affects its performance after covering certain miles. Timely replacing chains is therefore essential to ensure optimum bike performance
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has given a major blow to global industries. Outlook for bicycle chain market will remain indefinite for the rest of year. The manufacturing sector has been hit hard due to COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent restrictions. While the sector is limping its way back to recovery, it might be a slow start for manufacturing of bicycle chains

As mainstream bicycle component manufacturers begin realigning their businesses to keep pace with dynamic environment, the market outlook for new bicycle sales remains positive,” said a lead analyst at FMI.

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Bicycle Chain Market Report: Scope

Attribute Details
Forecast Period 2020-2030
Historical Data Available for 2015-2019
Market Analysis USD Million for Value and ‘000 Units for Volume
Key Regions Covered North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania Middle East & Africa


Key Countries Covered US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa
Key Segments Covered Material Type, Chain Type, Bicycle Type, Width, Sales Channel, Region
Key Companies Profiled SRAM LLC., Renold PLC., Taya Chain Co., Ltd., KMC Group, Shimano Inc., Tien Yuen Machinery Mfg. Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Dong Mei Chain Co., Ltd., Metro Group, Izumi Chain Mfg. Co. Ltd., RK South East Asia SDN. BHD, Oriental Chain Mfg. Co. Ltd., ASR Overseas
Report Coverage Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives
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Key Questions Answered by the Report

  • What is the bicycle chain market size?The global bicycle chains market was valued at US$ 949.1 Mn in 2019. The market is forecast to rise at a CAGR of 4.6% between 2020 and 2030
  • Which is the largest market for bicycle chains?Asia Pacific currently holds dominance backed by surging demand and production in high potential markets such as India and China
  • Which are the top companies in bicycle chain market?Some of the leading companies operating in the bicycle chain market are Taya Chain Co., Ltd., Renold PLC., SRAM LLC among others
  • What is the most lucrative sales channel for bicycle chains?OEMs are expected remain dominant among sales channels in bicycle chains market. OEMs operating in the market are doing a great job at keeping the prices low. This will help them sustain their dominance in the coming years
  • What are the various types of materials used in bicycle chains?Materials that commonly go into manufacturing bicycle chains are carbon steel, alloy steel, and plated nickel
  • What is the outlook on bicycle chain market?FMI foresees positive growth for the bicycle chains market. The consistently rising demand for bicycles will aid expansion of this market. The demand from countries in Asia and Europe also will favour growth in the coming years

Key Challenges

The humble bicycle chain has been around almost as long as bicycle itself. However, some of the market watchers fear that their days might be numbered. No-chain and no-derailleur bicycle are gearing replace greasy and incompetent linkages with their innovative concepts.

Advent of bike that ditches old gear-set and chain altogether with a driveshaft arrangement is a looming threat to the market. Prototype chain-less bikes are already showcased across international forums. This could hamper prospects for the market in the long run.

About FMI

Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading provider of market intelligence and consulting services, serving clients in over 150 countries. FMI is headquartered in Dubai, the global financial capital, and has delivery centers in the U.S. and India. FMI’s latest market research reports and industry analysis help businesses navigate challenges and make critical decisions with confidence and clarity amidst breakneck competition. Our customized and syndicated market research reports deliver actionable insights that drive sustainable growth. A team of expert-led analysts at FMI continuously tracks emerging trends and events in a broad range of industries to ensure that our clients prepare for the evolving needs of their consumers.


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