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    Are all Trek Bikes made in the USA?

    Title says it all.
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    No, some are made in Tiawan.
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    dang.
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    Price pressure in the sub $1500 category is intense, and when you drop below
    $1000 for a bike it gets really hard to make a frame in the US. Cannondale is
    probably the largest US based company with a high percentage of US made
    frames. Trek has outsourced most of their aluminum and steel frames to Taiwan
    or other east Asian sources, reserving carbon to the US. Carbon forks are more
    and more commodity items out of Taiwan or China. The basic cost of a 6061 frame
    is not so much in materials, but in the jigs and machines to make frames. If done
    semi automated you are going to get killed, if you fully automate you can compete
    but the costs are so large you have make a huge number of frames to pay it off.
    The capital investments can sink the company if something goes wrong, hence the
    push to outsource. Cannondale blew $100M trying to break into motorcycles and
    barely survived. Steve

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    With the road bikes only the 1000 is Taiwanese. All the otheres are US. I emailed Trek so I could here it from them. I did not ask about the MTBs.
    "I'm your huckleberry."

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    look at the stickers on the seat tubes. it will say where its made ...

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    many treks are also made in china (hybrids etc)

    i have a trek bike from the late 80s that was made in taiwan (mtb)

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    Nothing is made in the USA anymore. It is so bad that I had a big sigh of relief when I noticed a resemblance in my son when he was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    Nothing is made in the USA anymore. It is so bad that I had a big sigh of relief when I noticed a resemblance in my son when he was born.
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    The best bikes are still made in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pessi
    The best bikes are still made in France.
    I'm sorry sir that's the wrong answer! . The correct answer is "The best bikes are still made in Italy"

    France makes some great bikes don't get me wrong, but the Italians those are some bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    The correct answer is "The best bikes are still made in Italy"
    I'm not so sure I entirely agree with that. Italy makes some fine bikes. And actually you can probably find fine bike manufacturers in just about every first-world country. But I have a whole list of US frame makers which I would have to place before the Italians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    I'm not so sure I entirely agree with that. Italy makes some fine bikes. And actually you can probably find fine bike manufacturers in just about every first-world country. But I have a whole list of US frame makers which I would have to place before the Italians.
    All matters of opinion my friend all matters of opinion. That's all I'm saying

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    Correct...even if your opinion is wrong!

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    Cannondale still makes all of its frames in the USA.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Klein also

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    My Trek came with a "Made In China" sticker on the frame. Doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sch
    Cannondale blew $100M trying to break into motorcycles and
    barely survived. Steve
    Filed chapter 11 last month.

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    cannondale filed early in 2003

    i heard it recently completed a sale of its assets to a new ownership group and was exiting chapter 11

    is there something new???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandaidman
    cannondale filed early in 2003

    i heard it recently completed a sale of its assets to a new ownership group and was exiting chapter 11

    is there something new???
    Yep, I was reading a year old cycle rag the other day....and lost track what year it was.

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    Klein has a factory about 20 minutes from my house. I didn't even know it until after I went of to school.
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