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    California based bike companies

    What are some California (more specifically So Cal) based bike companies?

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    What have you turned up so far?
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    the only one that came to mind was specialized and felt. Profile design?

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    The way companies are owned by other companies, HQed in one place and manufacture their bikes in another makes things complicated, but off the top of my head, Electra, GT, Kestrel, and GT are all in CA. I assume Santa Cruz is based in Santa Cruz....

    There are also a lot of framebuilders- Rock Lobster and Steve Rex come to mind. Edit: and Rivendell
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    Think Giant is based in Orange county. So what's the big deal. They employ mostly Taiwanese, I think.. The bike is US made in name only..
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    I guess I meant HQ (or a branch) based in Cali

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    Yeah, and Bianchi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    Think Giant is based in Orange county. So what's the big deal. They employ mostly Taiwanese, I think.. The bike is US made in name only..
    Giant's founder is Taiwanese.
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    Giant's founder is Taiwanese.
    really? and i thought toyota was an american company too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    Think Giant is based in Orange county. So what's the big deal. They employ mostly Taiwanese, I think.. The bike is US made in name only..
    Giant is a Taiwanese company. They may have sales offices in the USA, but all the real management, as well as all the manufacturing, is in Asia.

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    The biggest bicycle company in California is probably Specialized, which has its HQ in Morgan Hill, just south of San Jose.

    There are also a bunch of smaller companies founded by the Marin Klunkerz guys: Ritchey, Breezer, Fisher, WTB, etc.
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    Marin is California-based. Shocking, I know.

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    Speedplay is in san diego. And are totally chill in person, I might add.
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    There are many. Do you just want complete bikes or parts as well?
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    leopard cycles is in half moon bay

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    just bike industry, in general.

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    This website has majority of bike manufacturers and where your bike is made http://allanti.com/page.cfm?PageID=328

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    really? and i thought toyota was an american company too.
    I'm just sayin'
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    I'm just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    just yanking chain
    Bicycle forum... chain... I see what you did thar.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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