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America-based bike companies?

Old 07-14-04, 09:26 PM
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America-based bike companies?

I was at my LBS today browsing their new road bikes, and I noticed a lot of "made in Taiwan" stickers on the frames. Particularly I noticed them on Giant frames, but the Giant website made no mention of out-of-country manufacturing.

I was wondering what bike companies manufacture their frames in the USA.
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Cannondale! Made In Pennsylvania!
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Bike Friday is made in Oregon... Serotta is made in New York...

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Originally Posted by RandyMcD
I was at my LBS today browsing their new road bikes, and I noticed a lot of "made in Taiwan" stickers on the frames. Particularly I noticed them on Giant frames, but the Giant website made no mention of out-of-country manufacturing.

I was wondering what bike companies manufacture their frames in the USA.

Giant isn't a american company. Of course they don't mention out of country manufacturing - they're producing it locally (Taiwan).

There are factories in Netherlands and China - Netherlands responsible for european distribution while in China they have low-end practical utility bicycles.
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Old 07-14-04, 09:41 PM
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Oops - I just assumed they were because the name is...pronounceable
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Old 07-14-04, 09:55 PM
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Litespeed, made in Tennessee.
Trek is a US BASED (WI) company, but outsources most of their stuff
Specialized is a US BASED (CA) company, but also outsources
Kona is US BASED (WA), don't know where they do production
Moots, made in Colorado
Merlin, Seven, IF are all based and, I believe, made here
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Lemond is american (now owned by Trek) and I believe all of their frames are made in the US.
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My new LeMond was made by hand right here in Wisconsin. How's that for buying local?
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I believe Waterford frames are all made in the U.S.
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Terry bicycles are made just east of Rochester NY.
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as stated above

cannondale in PA...all USA

american bicycle group in TN (litespeed, merlin, tomac, quintana roo)...although tomac and QR are often imports

trek ... better bikes still us made . not sure about subsidiaries lemond and klein

waterford (forgot their mtb line) ...old schwinn people in WI

many fine small companies...seven, serotta, rivendell, moots

specialized is US based but almost everything is made in taiwan
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Originally Posted by labratmatt
Lemond is american (now owned by Trek) and I believe all of their frames are made in the US.
According to the website - "Most Lemond Racing Cycles are still produced here in America...." I know my TdC and MJ were but I'm not sure of the Poprad.

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I'll throw in the brand of my MTB and RB in the mix here as well. Both my K2 OzM and my Aegis Aro Svelte were made in America. The Aegis was made in Maine and the K2 was made on Vashon Island, WA.

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So...does Trek not manufacture their frames in Wisconsin? Or what do they outsource?

Thanks guys - I appreciate it! A lot of name in that list I would have stupidly assumed were foreign companies.
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I think the only USA Treks are the carbon ones.
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Terry bicycles are made just east of Rochester NY.
Terry cycles are all made in Taiwan today. I believe Rivendell are made in US.
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Originally Posted by Pessi
Terry cycles are all made in Taiwan today. I believe Rivendell are made in US.
Production Rivendells are built in Japan. Custom ones are built in the US.
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What about Richard Sachs?

I pretty much guarantee his are made in the US...oh wait, is Connecticut the US?

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I quote the e-mail I received in response to my query regarding touring the Trek factory here in Wisconsin.
"This summer, the Trek factory in Waterloo is open for free tours on Wednesdays (June - August) at 10:00 a.m. (Their phone number is 920-478-2191.) I believe that they may also offer tours on Friday mornings, but I am not certain. You might also check with them about touring their facility in Whitewater."
Sounds interesting.
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Originally Posted by bandaidman
as stated above

cannondale in PA...all USA

american bicycle group in TN (litespeed, merlin, tomac, quintana roo)...although tomac and QR are often imports

trek ... better bikes still us made . not sure about subsidiaries lemond and klein

waterford (forgot their mtb line) ...old schwinn people in WI

many fine small companies...seven, serotta, rivendell, moots

specialized is US based but almost everything is made in taiwan

I just purchased a "Worksman", made in New York City, of all places.
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Seems most of the USA made bikes are the most costly to buy.
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you will notice most bikes saying "engineered in the USA" or "designed in the USA" or something to that effect...it's jsut a marketing trick.

The Designed int eh USA tag on my Diamondback offends me for that very reason....but I cant peel it off since it's under the clearcoat...nothing even alluding to US labor should be on a bike that was made overseas...otherwise please add a Made in Taiwan tag as well, at least be truthful about it.
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Originally Posted by catatonic
you will notice most bikes saying "engineered in the USA" or "designed in the USA" or something to that effect...it's jsut a marketing trick.

The Designed int eh USA tag on my Diamondback offends me for that very reason....but I cant peel it off since it's under the clearcoat...nothing even alluding to US labor should be on a bike that was made overseas...otherwise please add a Made in Taiwan tag as well, at least be truthful about it.

Yeah, couldn't agree more on those stickers...not only do they say "designed in usa" they have the nerve to put on a big American flag too.
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Oh well....if one is on my raleigh and is taiwanese made...I'll jsut put something over the sticker. I like having things made in the USA, but the way they try to pull it off is ********. Heck, even shoe companies that claim to be "made in USA" only make select lines, the rest are not...I had that issue when buying esd-safe steel toe shoes for work...i went to buy some, and saw the ___________ made in the USA tag over their boots....well once i got to the shoes....."made in bangledesh"....what the heck...
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What about the Trek 1000, 1200, 1500? Do they make those frames in the US?
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