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    Just what I need, more options

    I am planning on having a new 29er ss frame built for me this fall/winter. Due to the economy, I want it built in the States and more specifically, from a California frame maker if possible. However, when I went into my LBS recently, the owner threw down a deal on a new Gary Fisher Superfly SS that has me spinning in indecision. He has it left over from Trek pulling his Gary Fisher line from him.

    My question is; what is the country of origin for that frame. Was it made by Trek in the US or was it made overseas?

    For a traditional steel guy like me, the alure of a carbon frame has me thinking.
    Anybody have any experience with that frame? Issues?
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    well, most carbon frames are made in taiwan. I know my rig was also made in taiwan, so i would assume that bike would be as well, but i've been known to be wrong.

    How about a Siren? They're made in CA.

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    say no more, that is one sweet looking frame.

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    Trek does carbon fiber manufacturing in Wisconsin for their OCLV frames, but their other carbon frames (including the Superfly I believe) come from China. Almost all good imported carbon fiber comes from China actually.

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    I'm not familiar with Siren, but I will check them out. I noticed on the Gary Fisher web site that the the new "Gary Fisher Collection" Superfly SS will be US made.

    Thanks for the info. I can get the current Superfly SS with the Fox fork for $1250. It my be too good to pass up. I'll keep you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blsuedeshu
    I can get the current Superfly SS with the Fox fork for $1250. It my be too good to pass up. I'll keep you posted.
    Wow that is a steal. However it seems quite a few have had problems with the dropouts slipping, so you might want to search on that first.

    The Siren's are NICE!
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    I have heard that issue with the dropouts before on the early track style frames. Thanks for the input. I'm still on the fence. I'll probably go more organic....steel or ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blsuedeshu
    I'm not familiar with Siren, but I will check them out. I noticed on the Gary Fisher web site that the the new "Gary Fisher Collection" Superfly SS will be US made.

    Thanks for the info. I can get the current Superfly SS with the Fox fork for $1250. It my be too good to pass up. I'll keep you posted.
    For what it's worth, I was talking to a guy out on the trail this morning and he ran a Superfly frame for the past couple years. But after four cracked frames in the past year and a half. He gave up on it and switched to a Niner Air9. Other guys in his adventure race group also had problems with frames cracking on the Superfly and gave up on them as well.
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    Hey! Here is another option I thought of. It just dawned on me that Kelly Bikes is back in business. I know his frames have won a couple of ss worlds and he was big into cyclocross. Any real life experences to share?
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    I had a 26-inch wheeled kelly. Nice bike. I see he's now offering an EBB option.

    Singular is running a sale right now on their swift frames. I'm really liking mine. Though it's not a custom, nor made in the U.S., it's a great riding bike for the money.

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