HISTORY
Tange is one of the oldest and most distinguished names in the bicycle industry. Starting with fork production in 1920, Tange has applied experience and engineering to improve bicycle technology and performance. Tange pioneered methods for butting and heat treating chromium-molybdenum alloy steel bicycle tubing, manufacturing tubes that are still considered by many frame builders to be the zenith of strength, precision and workability. Today, we continue to build on more than 90 years in the bicycle industry, offering a range of components and frame parts in addition to tubing and forks, all made to our famous, exacting standards.

Almost one century ago,in 1920,Yasujiro Tange founded a company that would become one the most iconic in bicycle industry. He gave this conpany his family name, and made it famous all over the world. Tange first produced forks and CrMo frame tubes. It quickly became synonymous of high japanese quality. During the golden ages of CrMo bikes,for road racing,and moreover BMX and MTB, Tange was considered as the best tubing maker by the biggest bikes brands, as well as be spoke frame builders. Today, CrMo is coming back and the new generation of Tange people decided to pay tribute to the man who wrote history by creating their own bike brand called Yasujiro. Yasujiro aims to show the way for modern CrMo bikes, a perfect combinaison of tradition and modernity for cyclists who want to (re) discover the unique taste of rinding steel.
A BRIEF HISTORY
1920 - Yasujiro Tanges forms the Tange Manufacturing Co., to produce bicycle forks.
1950 - Facilities move to Hokujo-Cho, Sakai City. Fuji Metal Industries Ltd. formed as an affiliated company.
1951 - Manufacture and sales of bicycle-specific butted tubing begins.
1957 - Company is renamed Tange Industries Ltd., and moves to expanded facilites in Nanjo-Cho. Sakai City.
1958 - Tange receives JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) certification as a fork producer.
1961 - Production of tubing products for non-bicycle use begins.
1963 - Production facilities move to Otori Higashi-Machi, Sakai City.
1965 - Innovative manufacturing processes introduced to fork production for the first time.
1967 - Head office moves to Otori Higashi-Machi, Sakai City. President and founder Yasujiro Tange retires. Tamotsu Tange becomes president.
1974 - Total frame components productions begins for seat stays, chain stays, dropouts, lugs and headsets.
1979 - Tange Seiki Ltd. is established as an independent company for the manufacture of headsets.
1980 - Founder Yasujiro Tange passes away.
1984 - Introduction of high-performance Prestige chrome-moly double-butted racing tubes.
1985 - Introduction of Infinity smooth double-butted chrome-moly tubes.
1987 - Introduction of ultra-lightweight Prestige Superlite racing tubing and Fusion epoxy composite materials fork.
1988 - Tamotsu Tange named chairman. Yasuhiro Tange named president. Tange USA Corporation established.
1989 - Introduction of Fusion-II epoxy composite materials fork. Tange Taiwan established.
1990 - Shenzhen Tange (China) established.
1991 - Introduction of Prestige Ultimate tubing. Introduction of Shockblades suspension fork. Tange Europe AG established.
1992 - Tange Industries Ltd. is renamed Tange Inc.
1995 - Introduction of suspension forks.
1997 - Japan Tange sale for world market. Senzhen Tange Produce Position
1998 - Tange USA closed.
1999 - Tange Europe closed.
2003 - Shenzhen Tange (China) closed.
2004 - Tange Taiwan re-established.
2006 - Tange Europe re-established.
2008 - Tange USA re-established.
2011 - New facilities built in Taiwan.
2015 - Launching complete bike brand. YASUJIRO