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    Local Companies / Bike Builders

    Just out of curiosity, are there any other local bike companies or builders besides Titus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry-daddy
    Just out of curiosity, are there any other local bike companies or builders besides Titus?

    Soul Cycles is less than 2 blocks from Titus.
    www.ridesoul.com

    Pivot is down in Ahwatukee.
    www.pivotcycles.com

    Fetish is in Scottsdale.
    www.fetishcycles.com

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    Pivot Cycles. Same guy who started Titus.

    www.pivotcycles.com

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    What about Mint Cycles?

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    Siren, in Tucson.
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    ~Aaron~
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBike'sBroken
    Siren, in Tucson.
    I thought Siren was based in Idyllwild?
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    Siren, in Tucson.

    I thought Siren was based in Idyllwild?


    It was, but Brendan moved the company here a couple months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBike'sBroken
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    Siren, in Tucson.

    I thought Siren was based in Idyllwild?


    It was, but Brendan moved the company here a couple months ago.
    Ah...I have a buddy who got a custom build from them after last year's OP. I think he said it was their 5th build.
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    Pivot, BTW the Firebird rocks, excellent feel - I know, I got the chance to ride the demo - SWEET!!!!! What is even more amazing is that it is their first FR bike. Now, can I budget another frameset???????????

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    Coconino Cycles out of Flag.

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    Anyone know if Kind Cycles is still around?
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    Bohemian Bicycles, east Tucson. Dirt Rag and the home made bicycle show touts him as one of the most artistic builders in America.
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    arent fetish frames really made overseas anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattKHS
    arent fetish frames really made overseas anyway?
    And?

    Aren't Toyotas made in the US? Does that make them a US car company?
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    true, toyotas are just as US as ford or GM, Based on how much they are built / assembled in the US. But fetish is merely a distributer of bikes. Might as well call motobecane a AZ company, since one of the owners lives here.

    So i say, no, fetish is not an AZ builder. Not like Mint or Siren.

    Even titus is barely AZ based, as most of their bikes are now made over seas. They Used to be AZ when chris owned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattKHS
    true, toyotas are just as US as ford or GM, Based on how much they are built / assembled in the US. But fetish is merely a distributer of bikes. Might as well call motobecane a AZ company, since one of the owners lives here.

    So i say, no, fetish is not an AZ builder. Not like Mint or Siren.

    Even titus is barely AZ based, as most of their bikes are now made over seas. They Used to be AZ when chris owned it.
    Unless its a very small boutique company that hand makes each frame, 99% of them are made by someone else.

    Pivot are made in Taiwan, Soul Cyles is made in Taiwan, Titus is made in both Taiwan and by Sapa in Oregon.

    Unless companies say they are explicitly made "in house", then they are more than likely made by one of the big production facilities either overseas or one of the 2 or 3 in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry-daddy
    Just out of curiosity, are there any other local bike companies or builders besides Titus?
    OP asked local bike companies or builders, no debate needed.

    Fetish seems to be looked down on but my clydesdale size son bought one of their hardtail frames and beat the snot out of it and it's holding up fine. I've had it on some of the funner stuff at Sedona and it rides/handles well too.

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    i guess i was stuck on the builder side.

    I have heard plenty of good things about fetish bikes, and I wasnt knocking them.
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    Ed Foster occasionally brazes together a mountain bike or two.

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    Union-street bikes... 1/2 the ownership now lives in PHX valley.

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    Get a TURNER.....Made in the USA. The best bike money can buy..... just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg
    Get a TURNER.....Made in the USA. The best bike money can buy..... just sayin.

    They are quite sweet.

    One of the few things made in USA to boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg
    Get a TURNER.....Made in the USA. The best bike money can buy..... just sayin.
    This almost goes without saying, really.
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    They ride oh so nice !

    saaaaweeeet goodness
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    Anyone know if Kind Cycles is still around?
    Kind Cycles is dead. i know this for a fact - i bought all thier tubing around 4-5yrs ago. i'm in Flagstaff. i do everything myself. Brendan did indeed relocate to Tucson. great guy, cool-ass bikes. Dave Bohm of Bohemian is in Tucson. so is Andy Gilmour. Titus still makes only thier Ti bikes in AZ as far as i know. that's about it as far as "made in AZ" list, as i'm only counting builders who {as far as in know} pay product liability insurance. if you do not pay product liability insurance you are not a true bike company, IMO. Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
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    Smile Siren!

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    Siren, in Tucson.

    I thought Siren was based in Idyllwild?

    It was, but Brendan moved the company here a couple months ago.

    I had a Siren built last year and I love it! Brendan is super cool. His bikes are worth checking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coconinocycles
    If you do not pay product liability insurance you are not a true bike company
    Great Point.
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