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    Any mountain bikes made in US?

    Are there any entry level mountain bikes being made in the U.S.? Do any big name companies like Trek, Specialized and Jamis manufacture their bikes in the U.S.

    Also was wondering about the Norco Bikes, are they made in Canada?

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    I can't think of an entry level mountain bike that is made in the US.

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    Entry level? Nope. An entry level bike would lose the entry level price if it was US made.
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    Defined Made in USA.

    because no big item products I can think of is made in the USA. It may say Made in the USA but how sure are you that the raw materials are from the USA? Did they mined the iron from a USA site? Did every chemical component in the paint come from a USA plant? Did the grease come from a USA plant that manufacture the grease using all USA chemicals in a USA lab?

    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in the USA consist of Asians that are NOT USA Citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in the USA consist of Asians that are USA Citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in the USA consist of Asians that are naturalized USA citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in Asia consist of all USA citizenship that are NOT naturalized USA citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in Asia consist of all USA citizenship that are naturalized USA citizens?
    Is it consider Made in USA if everything is brought in oversea and assemble in the USA?
    etc...

    Be specific if you're soooooooooooooooo concern about Made in USA.
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    If you could define entry level with a price point that would help considerably!

    Ventana is probably the cheapest quality frame maker at the moment. You would have to build up the bike yourself. Cannondale made the last of the entry level "Made in the USA" bikes that I know of but they have jumped shipped over to asia this past year. Fox forks and shocks are also made in the USA. Thomson makes seatposts and stems... I plan on starting a thread were people can list what part manufacturers still make their stuff here... Probably take me a week to get to it. Drivetrain you are basically looking at Japan (Shimano) or China (Sram). I believe there are some high end drivetrain pieces made here but more than what the average Joe needs.

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    Trek makes their carbon fiber bikes in the USA. This is their cheapest USA made bike: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...x/fuel_ex_9_7#

    Trek Fuel EX 9.7 MSRP $3,669

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    Quiring has the Q-Ball multipurpose 29er, handmade by Scott Quiring in Michigan. About $500 for the frame. If you are careful when choosing parts, one can be built for under $1000.

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    [QUOTE=JimmyNeutron10101]Defined Made in USA.

    because no big item products I can think of is made in the USA. It may say Made in the USA but how sure are you that the raw materials are from the USA? Did they mined the iron from a USA site? Did every chemical component in the paint come from a USA plant? Did the grease come from a USA plant that manufacture the grease using all USA chemicals in a USA lab?

    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in the USA consist of Asians that are NOT USA Citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in the USA consist of Asians that are USA Citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in the USA consist of Asians that are naturalized USA citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in Asia consist of all USA citizenship that are NOT naturalized USA citizens?
    Is it consider Made in the USA if the entire company in Asia consist of all USA citizenship that are naturalized USA citizens?
    Is it consider Made in USA if everything is brought in oversea and assemble in the USA?
    etc...

    Be specific if you're soooooooooooooooo concern about Made in USA. [/QUOTE

    I Guess you are not smart enough to figure out what Made in the USA is?]
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    By "bike" do you mean just the frame, or frame plus wheels, drivetrain, brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz201
    Also was wondering about the Norco Bikes, are they made in Canada?
    Nope. Entry level Norco frames often come from Vietnam.
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    Davinci are from Canada they make bikes there, I'm not sure if all bikes are made in Canada, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning Lizard
    I Guess you are not smart enough to figure out what Made in the USA is? TROLL
    You want the truth?!?!? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! LOL!!! about where your product is made. Just accept it...you're bike can never consist of all parts in the USA.

    For all I care, my bike can be made in Atlantis. All that matter at the end of the day is if the bike quality is there. So what use is a bike that is made in the USA if it breaks down easily compare to a bike made in Atlantis by some mermaids???

    I laugh at people saying they buy only Made in USA products and then I tell them, "Where is your laptop/desktop made from? What about the clothes you are wearing now? (exception to hot naked chicks )" and that shuts them up.

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    Seven is made in Mass, but be ready to pay for it.

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    Foes, Ventana, Intense. A few come to mind. None that I would call "entry level", however. Most of the US made bikes will be either very small, boutique builders or custom offerings, like Seven and Moots.

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    My new frame is US made... components are a mixed bag...mostly overseas stuff. Like JimmyNeutron said...at the end of the day...my biggest concern is that my bike got me home in one piece regardless of where the parts were manufactured. Of coarse I would like to buy stuff from here to support American workers but lets face it...it's too expensive and honestly...these days, Made in the USA does NOT always mean better quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyNeutron10101
    You want the truth?!?!? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! LOL!!! about where your product is made. Just accept it...you're bike can never consist of all parts in the USA.

    For all I care, my bike can be made in Atlantis. All that matter at the end of the day is if the bike quality is there. So what use is a bike that is made in the USA if it breaks down easily compare to a bike made in Atlantis by some mermaids???

    I laugh at people saying they buy only Made in USA products and then I tell them, "Where is your laptop/desktop made from? What about the clothes you are wearing now? (exception to hot naked chicks )" and that shuts them up.
    It is not about quality anymore, it is about trying to keep our country running by keeping as many dollars here as possible and good people employed, if you do not get that then move. I hope your job gets outsourced then maybe you will give a crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning Lizard View Post
    It is not about quality anymore, it is about trying to keep our country running by keeping as many dollars here as possible and good people employed, if you do not get that then move. I hope your job gets outsourced then maybe you will give a crap.

    Agreed, with a caveat. It most certainly still IS about quality--manufacturers and retailers who fail to respond to marketplace demands for such are unlikely to succeed in the long term, and that's as it should be. I don't know about you, but I don't have money to throw away on unreliable gear (especially in these uncertain economic times, as you note.) That having been said, American companies (such as those noted above) can and do produce high-quality products, and I for one will continue to "buy american" whenever my budget allows. For me, that means getting creative with ways to save and make money to afford the higher price tag on US-made bike items, but I feel it's worth it. Not to mention it just feels good.

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    Time to re-assess the work/pay/benefits/taxes/liability that drives manufacturers to other countries. There is no need for it!!
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    I must like bigbadwuff because it won't let me positive rep him anymore. Glad you see the bigger picture!

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    It would be darn tough... you'd have to build it.

    I am not sure if anyone makes cranksets in the US.
    Is there a US seat maker?
    Is there a US tire maker?
    Does anyone make spokes in the US?

    You could make your own cables, but I bet there isn't a housing maker in the US as well.
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    Standard Bike Company will make you any frame you want (Davenport, Iowa I believe they are located), although they are primarly a BMX company, they do MTB as well (custom order only).

    I believe I was quoted frame prices start around 600.00$.

    Contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaHaq View Post
    It would be darn tough... you'd have to build it.

    I am not sure if anyone makes cranksets in the US.
    Is there a US seat maker?
    Is there a US tire maker?
    Does anyone make spokes in the US?

    You could make your own cables, but I bet there isn't a housing maker in the US as well.
    American cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning Lizard View Post
    It is not about quality anymore, it is about trying to keep our country running by keeping as many dollars here as possible and good people employed, if you do not get that then move. I hope your job gets outsourced then maybe you will give a crap.
    Agreed Spinning Lizard. I hope people start thinking a little more about supporting their neighbors, or at least their fellow countrymen. Too many reasons to list why it is harder to find stuff made in the U.S. Everything from environmental regulations and taxes to liability insurance. It is tough to run a manufacturing business here anymore. My hat is off to the companies that are still fighting to make it work.

    I run into a lot of people who say they don't care where something is made as long as it is good and costs less. Those same people usually have a hissy fit about others driving an SUV wasting gas and polluting the environment. Of course they never want to talk about why they buy things made in places with almost no environmental regulations that are shipped half way around the world in a ship burning fossil fuel by the ton.

    I was at an REI with my brother a couple of years ago. He starts laughing and shows me this green T shirt that says "Support Local Farming" on it and the tag says made in Vietnam.

    There are a couple of other threads about this floating around recently. One was called something like I want to build a completely American made bike. Lots of components and frame makers listed in it.

    None of it entry level BTW. Sorry OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireLikeIYA View Post
    Drivetrain you are basically looking at Japan (Shimano) or China (Sram).
    IIRC Sram is made in Taiwan, Shimano is made in Japan, Malaysia or China.

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    Nations in a semi-peripheral position relative to the US, which produce items specifically to draw dollars into their country, should not be looked at as 'taking our jobs' but rather as supporting our higher standards of living and productivity.

    We Americans are the ones benefitting most from trade with peripheral nations. Its clear if you look at the mind-boggling amount of goods and labor we receive in exchange for what we ourselves produce. An example would be: a US real estate agent sells a house and uses the commision to buy a sweet bike .. Seemingly, the RA agent didn't work 'hard' enough to build a top-to-bottom bike from scratch but because of the willingness/desperation of other nations intent on functioning as peripheral economies, the purchasing/consumption power of the American worker is magnified.

    The strength of the dollar means the compensation I receive for my one day's work can buy the day's work of many. Hard to say that we are getting the raw end of the deal.

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