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    what mtb related companies are located in colorado?

    I am a mechanical engineering student at CU in Boulder and am looking for an internship for this summer. As an avid mountain biker I was hoping to find a job that would be of true interest to me.

    Thanks for any input.

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    Yeti in Golden, MRP in Grand Junction, Rocky Mounts (kind of mtb) in Boulder, Push industries in Ft Collins. Probably many more.

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    SRAM has a facility in C. Springs.

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    Good luck, every engineer who mountain bikes wants to work for a bike company

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    moots(steamboat)

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    SRAM has a facility in C. Springs.
    Right, I always forget that RockShox is from COS

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    Hey take it easy on the kid just cause you work for the man. Maybe we should steal a cnc machine and start a new bike company in colorado for you to work at.
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    So was Avid.
    six pack cooler coming soon!

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    I think there's a very comprehensive thread on this same topic roaming around in... I think the Colorado boards. I'm not saying "shame on you" for a repeat thread, but if you can find that old thread it has some good info and will answer your question.
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    Dean in Gunbarrel....I think.

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    Spot brand bikes in Golden.

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    Isn't DT SWISS in GJ/Fruita?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deltas88
    Isn't DT SWISS in GJ/Fruita?
    Looks like they have something there:

    DT Swiss Inc.
    2493 Industrial Blvd.
    Grand Junction
    Colorado 81505, USA
    info@dtswiss-us.com

    EDIT: Looks like they were founded there:

    1996: Founding of DT Swiss Inc. in Grand Junction, USA. Production of spokes for the US market and concentration on sales and marketing activities.

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    Honestly, I think a better choice would be a place like Ball Aerospace. Nothing against engineering bikes, but internships are about getting skills for future jobs. If you want career in the bike industry, then go for it, but if you move onto some tech job, I would work where I would gain the best skills I can.

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    Mavric bikes is in Boulder not the rim company but ya all know what I mean.

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    You've got Walt Works, Zin, Paketa, Lenz Sport, Astrix, Flight Bikes and a few more (in addition to the above mentioned) within a half an hour's drive of each other. (maybe 45min.)

    I've tried the whole internship thing in a bike company. It was more of an unpaid apprenticeship. I had high hopes. I spent a few months building up bikes and wheels and rebuilding forks to bring them up to latest spec. The most exciting thing was engraving head badges that went on frames with the born on dates. I had approximately zero involvement in anything engineering. Potentially, I entered the whole venture through a wrong door, essentially bugging people until they told me to come back and help them prepare for some expo. I saw no hope of getting involved in anything interesting and eventually moved on.

    I'm also an Electrical Engineer with mechanical engineering interest with little education in that direction. You may be taken more seriously if you're lucky. The way I see it, if you want to build frames, try to get hooked up with one of the boutique, small volume, frame building companies (which do not outsource production overseas). If you want to work on components, hit up the big guys, like Rock Shox/SRAM. Otherwise you'll just waste away the warm days assembling sh!t that goes out the door to the consumers. That may be fun for a while but it isn't an experience worth an airplane ride out here, you can do that in your basement.

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    there is whitebrothers in grand junction but i would agree with mk you would be better served going outside the bike indus.get your degree then look for the right company to work for

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    b18t, I don't know what your motivations are, but I will offer an observation based on spending most of my working career in the bike industry.

    You can A) work in the industry, make a lot less than you're worth, spend it all on employee discounts and have very little left over.

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    B) work outside the industry, make a significant amount more money, pay retail for everything, and have a lot more money left over at the end of the day.

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    Addict bikes is in boulder. they make some pretty sick DJ and freeride frames.

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    FireEye USA distribution in Brighton.
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    Her you go, b18t

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
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    B) work outside the industry, make a significant amount more money, pay retail for everything, and have a lot more money left over at the end of the day.

    Food for though, anyway
    I vote for choice b. As a machinist, working in the bike industry might be fun, if it was in prototyping, but I'd rather be able to afford to live in this area.
    To the O.P.; think aerospace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    To the O.P.; think aerospace.
    I'm in aerospace, and I joined a race team, so I get discounts on stuff and still have $$ left over for beer and a truck payment

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    Mmmmmmm, beer. Beer and aerospace go well together.
    Bikes are cool, but how many people do you know that can brag that their parts and systems survived a time period triple their anticipated lifespan on the planet Mars?
    I can.
    I made parts for the rover seen on the right, and it's two brothers on the red planet:

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