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Where Are Trek Bicycles Actually Made? Which Factory Makes Them?

Old 08-17-20, 05:08 PM
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Where Are Trek Bicycles Actually Made? Which Factory Makes Them?

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Curious as to where Trek bicycles are actually made. By one of the big manufacturers and what country?

Thanks.

Glenn

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Old 08-17-20, 05:14 PM
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Not in the USA anymore. My 2015 Project One was the last year for a USA made frame.
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2012 iirc Wisconsin
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My 2016 says Taiwan on the frame.
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Giant makes a lot of them , highest end carbon are made in Wisconsin they did that for their partially USPS Sponsored Pro Team


Maybe the 520 are from Maxway , Big in multi brand contract manufacturing in Steel






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Old 08-17-20, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Giant makes a lot of them , highest end carbon are made in Wisconsin they did that for their partially USPS Sponsored Pro Team


Maybe the 520 are from Maxway ,
Like a Domane SLR 7 Project One with 700 Series OCLV Carbon?

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Ask your Trek Dealer , I don't live in Wisconsin.
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Thanks everyone.

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Giant right now is the best carbon bike manufacturer. Nothing Wisconsin knows that Giant doesn't already know or could do better (if they wanted to).
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Giant and Merida make 80% of the carbon frames. Merida and Specialized have cross ownership and donít sell Merida bikes here.
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The owner of my Trek dealer told me Giant makes most Trek's. The owner of my Giant dealer told me most Trek's are made by Giant.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 View Post
The owner of my Trek dealer told me Giant makes most Trek's. The owner of my Giant dealer told me most Trek's are made by Giant.
Makes sense, thank you.

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Yes, despite all the "Trek Factory Tour" videos on Youtube, the Trek factory ain't really in Wisconsin.
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I got to visit the Trek Factory in Waterloo, WI after one of the races during SuperWeek in the early 1990s. They were actually working on OCLV frames when we went through, gluing them together on jigs.

Interestingly, I had crashed that day or maybe it was the day before on 2300 and someone sat down on my seatstay and bent it inwards. I brought the frame in and asked one of the guys there if it could be fixed and pulled out and he said, "Oh yea, we'll just heat it up and soften the bond and replace that tube-- probably the whole rear triangle just to be quick about it." He didn't recommend just pulling the aluminum straight again with the Park frame tool. He said I could leave it and pick it up in a couple days because they'd have to paint it again. I said that the wheel still sat straight and I only had a couple more days of racing to go and said I'd mail it back through the shop I worked at. He said that would be fine too, I'd just have to pay for the paint and shipping.

True to their word, I got the bike back looking brand new (and even a new threadless fork!) and with the latest color paint on it. For a minute I thought maybe they just sent me a new frame, but the serial number was the same on the bottom bracket.I think it was $120 with shipping.

Was a fan of Trek before then, and a bigger proponent of them after that.

Raced 3 more seasons in Europe (amateur stuff) including some nasty cobbled events and frame never gave me a bit of worry. Wish I hadn't sold it to help buy my plane ticket home...

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Taiwan

Don't know what factory, but I was reading up on this subject yesterday, starting by asking Google which bike brands are manufactured in USA. Long story short, all the big brands are made in Taiwan, even the ones that once were made in USA.

There are smaller, boutique brands manufactured in the states, but none of the dominant players.
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All,

Curious as to where Trek bicycles are actually made. By one of the big manufacturers and what country?

Thanks.

Glenn
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