many people have somewhat of a vendetta against cdale for selling out, and moving production overseas. I think cannondale was the last non custom mass company to manufacture in the states. I am torn, and cant tell whether I should be pissed at cannondale for selling out, or commending them for holding out as long as they did. either way I think before you go out and buy a new cdale, you should know where you stand on this issue. what I recently did was buy a 2008 cannondale cross bike, which was one of the last cannondales made in the states. in terms of the bike itself sram rival stuff is great, and im sure the bike would ride very well.