Ok at the risk of peeving off some political sensitivities, does anyone know of any tri bikes that are actually made (yes manufactured and assembled) in the USA?
Off the top of my head:
Elite, Vanilla, Richard Sachs, Independent Fabrications, Seven Cycles...
Most of the big guys have all moved their manufacturing overseas these days.
Not exclusive/exhaustive, but the only one I'd heard of was the Trek Speed Concept OCLV (9 series?). Calfee might. Serotta might. Manufacturing of Felt, Cervelo, Cannondale, and most Euro brands appear to be taiwan/china. Didn't spend hours on this, a quick googling of manufacture of *insert brand* bikes gave me the above.
Cannondale so disappoints me. My first real road bike that I bought after college that I still ride is a Cannondale made in the USA. Dare I date myself.
I thought Cannondale was US made. My caad9 has a "made in the USA" sticker on it and its painted on the seat stays. Or is it only the aluminum bikes that are made in the USA? Was I tricked?
Nope, you weren't tricked depending on when you bought it. Cannondale moved manufacturing overseas only in the last year or two. Before that, it was made just up the road in PA.
Aegis is made in Maine.http://www.aegisbicycles.com/
If I'm not mistaken - the aluminum frames from Cannondale were still being made in PA (as of the CAAD 9's). Not sure if the new CAAD X's have been moved oversees to join their Supersix and Slice bretheren
basically unless its a custom builder almost all the bikes now are made overseas.
then again you can get a cervelo made in california, named appropriately "california" except the price is absolutely insane, about the price of a new kia. lol
i spoke to one bike shop guy and he was saying that giant made something like 70% of the bikes out there and they are all made in china and that a ton of the carbon fiber tubing that a lot of manuf use is from china now.
This site says that LeMonde bikes (I've a nice steel one), and parts of Trek bikes, can help narrow the yawning trade deficit: