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Old 03-25-18, 11:23 AM
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Trek USA

SO it seems the top models are no longer made in USA. since maybe 2017 or so. I can not find any evidence that they are on the website. Based on used model searches it seem 2015 or 16 is that last year of the handmade use frames. I was specifically looking at the emonda slr line. Also any web based searches don't come up with any results newer than 2014 so it seem trek is doing their darndest to keep it on the down low.
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If you have a trek dealer nearby look at the frames. Itíll say if it was made in the US or China on it. Project Ones are made in the US.
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Originally Posted by silverado8405 View Post
If you have a trek dealer nearby look at the frames. Itíll say if it was made in the US or China on it. Project Ones are made in the US.
Are you sure? They might just be painted and assembled in the US.
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This must be real news, someone opened a 14 year old necro thread to be the first with the scoop!Are all Trek Bikes made in the USA?
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
This must be real news, someone opened a 14 year old necro thread to be the first with the scoop!Are all Trek Bikes made in the USA?
yeah it is real news cause Im talking about the top level frames which were always made in usa.
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Old 03-25-18, 03:20 PM
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yeah it is real news cause Im talking about the top level frames which were always made in usa.
OK, but why does it matter?
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I visited and toured the operations last year and saw what looked like lots of frame fabrication. My understanding was that it was limited to Project One builds only and in the highest grade carbon. All the rims were being made there too.

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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
OK, but why does it matter?
Well, they can't just change things after advertising that they were made in the US - it has to stay that way forever. Forever. For ev ver.

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My 2015 Emonda SLR was made in the USA. The new 2017 is made in Taiwan.

Maybe there will be tariffs on bikes made in China and production will come back to the USA. Expect to pay 25% more for that bike.
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I could be wrong but, it is my understanding that Trek Series 7 OCLV carbon is defense grade which means that it is not exportable. Therefore, any Series 7 bikes are made in the US.

Again, I could well be wrong
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Just found a 2015 emonda slr on eBay and bought it. Usa made, asian price paid.
Just keeping my fingers crossed until it arrives!!!
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
My 2015 Emonda SLR was made in the USA. The new 2017 is made in Taiwan.

Maybe there will be tariffs on bikes made in China and production will come back to the USA. Expect to pay 25% more for that bike.
Im happy to pay that or 50% more for usa made products such as Hed. instead of buying knockoff reverse engineered intellectual property rights violated chinese stuff. That can possibly one day take down companies like hed.
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Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
Im happy to pay that or 50% more for usa made products such as Hed. instead of buying knockoff reverse engineered intellectual property rights violated chinese stuff. That can possibly one day take down companies like hed.
And Zipp are made in USA.

BTW, my 2018 Subaru is made in Indiana.
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BTW, my 2018 Subaru is made in Indiana.
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Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
Im happy to pay that or 50% more for usa made products such as Hed. instead of buying knockoff reverse engineered intellectual property rights violated chinese stuff. That can possibly one day take down companies like hed.
Sure, but that's not what I asked about.
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Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
Im happy to pay that or 50% more for usa made products such as Hed. instead of buying knockoff reverse engineered intellectual property rights violated chinese stuff. That can possibly one day take down companies like hed.
How does Trek frames being made overseas have anything to do with a knockoff or reverse engineered?
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Originally Posted by Planemaker View Post
How does Trek frames being made overseas have anything to do with a knockoff or reverse engineered?
Exactly
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How does Trek frames being made overseas have anything to do with a knockoff or reverse engineered?
that was an answer to a different question.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Sure, but that's not what I asked about.
It matters to me that if one wanted to buy a Trek frame made in US they could but that is no longer an option or is becoming less an option.
It seems like no big deal at first but once the US starts to give it away piece by piece eventually we will have nothing left except for the rich.
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Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
It matters to me that if one wanted to buy a Trek frame made in US they could but that is no longer an option or is becoming less an option.
It seems like no big deal at first but once the US starts to give it away piece by piece eventually we will have nothing left except for the rich.


You can still pay 50% more for a US made frame.
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You can still pay 50% more for a US made frame.
Judging by your post count you could spend more time riding and less time 5%#$ posting.
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It seems like no big deal at first but once the US starts to give it away piece by piece eventually we will have nothing left except for the rich.
Starts to give it away? It started decades ago.
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Judging by your post count you could spend more time riding and less time 5%#$ posting.
1000 miles per month is plenty.

4 posts per day takes about 15 min.
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Hi! Whatís this thread about?
I think people are rejoicing that we have moved to a new level of enlightenment and finally realised that building bikes in a place that builds bikes is better than building bikes in a place that doesn't build bikes.

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