On the hunt for an American made bike? You have landed on the right page. This list of bikes made in the USA includes mountain bikes, road bikes, tandem bikes, BMX bikes and more.
I was at a cookout this past weekend, watching my kiddos play with a pack of kids, when out of nowhere I hear someone say, “I am pretty sure that there are no more bicycles made in the United States”. My ears perked up. As you know, I have a special talent for finding “Made in USA”.
I turn around and behind me is my hubby and a new friend in deep discussion about mountain bikes and road bikes. They each brought up bicycle industry big-wig names like Trek and Cannondale, and thought that those companies had moved overseas (they were correct). They could not think of any American manufacturers of bicycles. Of course, I was suddenly obsessed and when I got home I began my search for bicycles made in the USA. Here is what I found.
Bikes Made in USA
Confession: I am not a bike person. I had bikes growing up, I had a bike in my 20s to get around town, and I have gone trail bike riding a handful of times. My bike knowledge is low level. I thought there were only two types of bicycles- mountain bikes and road bikes. Please forgive me for my mistake, as most of you who are reading this list are passionate about your bikes and your cycling sport!
I know now that there are a variety of bike types that coincide with a number of cycling sports. The perfect bike is the one that is built exactly for a bike person's cycling sport and fitted for their body size. So, for those of you who are clueless like I was, what are the different types of bikes?
Types of Bikes
This list of bikes made in the USA contains more bike types than I even knew existed! A very brief description of those types is below.
- Mountain: Mountain biking is off-road cycling that includes rough terrain. Mountain biker look for bikes like cross-country(XC) bikes, all mountain bikes, enduro bikes, downhill(DH) & free-ride bikes, trail bikes, and fat bikes.
- Road: Road bikes are made to go fast and for distance. Road riding bikes include endurance bikes, road race bikes, aero bikes, gravel bikes, tri bikes.
- Track: Track bikes are designed for track racing and traditionally have no brakes (yikes!) and one gear.
- BMX: BMX bikes are made for stunts and ramps. BMX bikes are usually found in two types; BMX racing and BMX freestyle.
- Cyclocross: Cyclocross bikes are designed to go fast on a cyclocross course which has both paved and off-road terrain. Cyclocross bikes are built for the sport, and some are special made with a road bike frame.
- Commuter: Commuter bikes are used to get from one place to another (not taking into consideration a need for speed) and many are designed to carry bags or gear. Types of commuter bikes would be cargo bikes, folding bikes, touring bikes (for long distance), cruiser bikes (short distances), hybrid bikes. These bikes are perfect for urban cyclists.
- Tandem: Tandem bikes are bikes that allow two or more people to peddle together in tandem. Tandem bikes can be found as road bikes and as mountain bikes.
- Tricycles: Tricycles are bikes with three wheels. Our list includes trikes for kids and adults. Recumbent bikes are three wheel adult bikes that are low to the ground.
- Electric Bikes: Electric bikes are fairly new to the bike scene. An electric bike or ebike is equipped with an electric motor that can be activated for more power.
USA Bike Manufacturers
While doing research for this list, I also learned that there are different types of bike manufacturers in the USA.
There are bike companies that design and manufacture bike parts, like frames, forks, stems, handlebars, and more.
There are companies that build bikes in the USA from parts sources locally and globally. The bikes that are built in the USA are made by cutting parts to custom make a bike for a specific cycle sport, rider size, and user preference. Most of the bikes on this list are built in the USA from local and global parts as it is near impossible to find all of the parts needed to make a bike sourced in the USA.
We also have included companies in our list that assemble bikes in the USA. These companies employ hundreds of Americans. Employees build tires, paint frames, assemble bikes and perform quality checks. Here at USA Love List we value every effort a company makes to keep jobs here.
You will notice that most of the American-made bikes on this list are high-end bicycles. Many of the bikes are built by hand, not through mass production, which takes a lot of time. Quality materials like carbon and titanium are used for high quality strong frames.
We try to specify the manufacturing process in the company descriptions. Please reach out to the bike company directly if you have questions about their products.
This made in USA bicycle list is mentioned in the Industry Week article, Bike Production Shifts Gear and Rolls Back to the US!
American Made Bikes: The Source List
**Thanks for all of the American made tips in the comment section! This list was originally created in 2013. We try to update our list at least once a year, so keep the suggestions coming! Also, we have noticed over the years that many USA bike companies gain in popularity and switch manufacturing to China and Taiwan to keep up with demand. We have removed many companies from out list because of this.
- 313 Bicycle Works custom built frames are handmade in Detroit, Michigan. 313 Bicycle Works makes a single speed city bike, a steel road bike, and a mountain bike.
- 616 Bicycle Fabrications hand built custom bikes and components. Bike frames include fat, tandem, cargo, mountain and gravel made in Michigan.
- Alchemy Bikes handcrafted mountain, road, gravel, and all road bike frames made in Colorado.
- Allied Cycle Works carbon fiber bikes are ‘MADE HERE' and arrive at your doorstep from the manufacturing facility. Bike selection includes road racing bikes, cross country bikes, all road bikes, and more.
- Appleman mountain, cyclocross, gravel, road bike frames are custom made in Minnesota.
- Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) bikes with affordable prices for the whole family are assembled in Manning, South Carolina from parts sourced world wide.
- Bike Friday folding and travel bikes and tandem bikes are built in Oregon from parts sourced around the world. All bikes are custom built to order.
- Bilenky Cycle Works Road, touring, cross country, mountain, urban, cargo and tandem steel or titanium bike frames are built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Bishop Bikes was started in 2007 and each bike is built by hand in Baltimore, Maryland. Bikes are custom made to meet the customer's size, needs, and specifications for road, gravel, cyclocross, track, city/commuting, randonneur and more.
- Black Market Bikes frames are made in California for custom built mountain bikes. You can get a bike kit or a completed bike.
- Calfee Designs Carbon and bamboo frames are custom built in California. Calfee Designs high-end carbon bike frames have been used in the Tour de France since 1991.
- Capitol Bicycles custom built mountain bike, road bike, and other frames are made in Kentucky
- Catrike trikes (low to the ground tricycles for adults with no handle bars) are built in Florida.
- CHUMBA Bikes mountain bikes, gravel bikes and all road bikes are built in the USA. The frames are built in the USA from steel and titanium sourced world wide.
- Co-Motion Cycles single or tandem touring, road, cyclocross bikes are built in Oregon.
- Crust Bikes custom built bikes, are made in New Jersey
- David Kirk custom racing bikes with frames handmade in Montana.
- DEAN hand-made titanium bike frames, mountain, gravel, travel, road bikes are built in Colorado.
- Detroit Bikes minimalist commuter bikes manufactured in Detroit, Michigan.
- Dirt King tricycles for kids and adults are built in Kansas.
- ENVE road bikes, wheels, and components are designed and built in the USA. Race and All Road bikes are custom made.
- Firefly road, cyclocross, utility, and mountain bikes are custom built in Boston.
- Foes aluminum alloy frame mountain bikes handmade in Pasadena, California
- Funk Cycles handcrafted mountain, fat bikes, gravel, cyclocross, and road bike frames are built in Colorado
- Georgena Terry custom designed and built steel bicycles built by a woman, for women.
- Guerrilla Gravity carbon mountain bike frames are designed and built in Colorado.
- Holland Cycles road and gravel carbon and titanium bikes hand built custom in California
- Industry Nine is a designer and manufacturer of wheels, wheel hubs, and wheel components. They started with mountain bike wheels and hubs, but they also offer wheels and components for dirt jump, road, gravel, and e-bikes. They are located in Asheville, North Carolina.
- Lenz Sport mountain bikes and ski bikes are handmade in Oregon.
- Lightening Cycle Dynamics recumbent P-38 and R-84 models are built in the United States of America.
- Litespeed Bicycles high-end road and mountain bikes are made from titanium and carbon fiber in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Lynskey Performance Designs road, mountain, and custom titanium bikes and components made in Tennessee.
- Milwaukee Bicycle Co. road bike steel frames are made in the USA by Waterford Precision Cycles. Note: not all of Milwaukee Bicycle Co frames are made in USA, but about 90% of them are.
- Moots road, mountain, and cross country titanium framed bikes and components are made in Colorado.
- Mosaic Cycles titanium and steel mountain, road, gravel, cyclocross, city bikes are handcrafted in Boulder, Colorado.
- Nobilette touring and expedition bikes built in Colorado.
- Oddity Cycles custom mountain bike frames are handmade in Colorado.
- Phoenix Bike WRX is a small, family run bicycle manufacture located in Kansas. They build recumbent and crank forward bicycles in 7005-T6 aluminum or 4130 steel
- Quiring Cycles custom built bicycle frames are handmade in Michigan.
- R & E Cycles tour, race, tandem and commuting bikes are made in Washington.
- REEB Cycles Mountain, fat, DJ & street, klunker, all road, gravel & adventure bikes are custom built in Colorado.
- Renovo by Pure Timber Road, mountain wood frame bikes made in Washington
- Rock Lobster Cycles road, mountain, cyclocross, track bikes custom built in Santa Cruz, California.
- S&M Bikes custom made BMX bike frames, forks, and bars are made in Santa Ana
- Sage Titanium road, gravel, cyclocross, mountain and custom bikes are made in the USA.
- Santana offers a full range of tandem bikes made in California.
- Seven Cycles custom built road, touring, urban, cyclocross, mountain, and tandem bikes made with carbon, steel, or titanium frames. Made in Massachusetts.
- Shinola urban bikes built in the USA from global & local parts and hand assembled in Detroit, Michigan.
- Skylar custom mountain and cross bike frames are handmade in Montana.
- Sotherland Custom Bicycles High performance steel frame road, cyclocross and touring bikes custom built in Wisconsin
- Standard BMX and freestyle frames made in USA since 1991.
- Turner Bikes suspension mountain bikes built in California
- Utah Trikes custom built trikes for racing or commuting .Note: not all Utah Trikes bikes are made in USA- shop the custom built bikes.
- Vassago Cycles Mountain bike frames made in USA.
- Ventana Mountain Bikes USA mountain, tandem, cross country, trail and fat bike frames made in Northern California.
- Worksman Cycles leisure, urban, tricycle, cargo, special needs bikes are made in Conway, South Carolina from domestic and imported parts.
- Wyatt Bicycles mountain bikes are designed and manufactured in Wisconsin. These high-end bikes have frames that are made in-house from American-made tubing.
- Yamaguchi Bicycles custom, hand built bike frames made in Colorado
- Zinn Cycles has been building custom bikes in Portland, Oregon since 1982.
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While doing research for this list, I also learned that there are different types of bike manufacturers in the USA.
Really good tips, thank you man!
I suggest 616 Bicycle Fabrication in Grand Rapids, MI (http://616fab.com/).
I also suggest TerraTrike in Grand Rapids, MI (https://www.terratrike.com/).
Just breezed through on the made in America Bike list. I think that the list would not fit on 2 hands of the list that is not correct. Made in Asia. Hopefully the rest of usalovelist is not so careless.
I have been saving up for a bike – I haven’t had one in years, and I can’t wait to patronize one of these companies! The hard part is going to be narrowing it down with all these great options.
FYI, Fezzari frames are made in Taiwan. They state this in the FAQs page.
Intense Cycles are all carbon fiber and made in Taiwan!!!
I’m looking for 12″ kids’ bike carbon fiber wheels made in USA; so far haven’t found any. Any ideas?
Perfect timing for me to come across this list, since my SO is wanting to buy a bicycle! Thanks! 😀
But are there any bikes for under 500? I want a bike for occasional recreation not a 3000 dollar carbon fiber frame specialty racing bike. 🙁
Here is another one missing from the list – Coconino Cycles, in Flagstaff, AZ
All custom made to order by Steve Garro – a total rockstar of a human being!!
Great list and thanks for taking the time to assemble.
Keep smiling and let’s all go for a ride
If you get a chance, will you mention which companies make three wheeled bikes for adults? You do mention a few, and thank you for that! I just wondered if that is the complete list or if any other companies listed also make three wheel for adults?
Judging by this list the only USA made bikes are outrageously expensive custom/ultra high end models.
Are there any indoor / stationary bikes made in the US?
Keiser make gym quality indoor cycles.
M3i Indoor Bike
I am searching for Made in USA children’s bikes. Do you know of any?
Children’s and adult’s bicycles made by PRIORITY BICYCLES of Montgomery, PA. They are unique in quality and use of the Gates belt drive system instead of chains.
Monkeycycle.com has an awesome kids bike made in Detroit
Framed Bikes of Minnesota, and Parlee makes custom bikes in Massachusetts.
Framed Bikes of Minnesota, and Parlee makes custom bikes in Massachusetts.
Many other companies, but not listed? 3G bikes, Sun Bikes, Sikk Bikes, Soul Bikes????
Thanks for compiling this list. Here is another Made in America company, Capital Bicycles, located out of London, Kentucky. Here is a short video that I filmed with the owner.
Yeti is made out of Golden, Colorado
Yeti is not actually made in the usa anymore.
Alchemy Bicycles out of Steamboat Springs, CO high-end custom https://alchemybicycles.com
I love to buy Made in the USA! Problem with all of these manufacturers is price. I don’t mind spending $1500-$2000 for a decently, good bike. Most of these manufacturers run anywhere from $3500-$10000….LUDACRIS!!
Check Fezarri, made in Utah.
I love my Fezarri, the price has increased $800 since I bought mine 2005 I caution anyone buying a mountain bike. Remove the handlebar grips and check the handlebar tube for end caps or plugs, mine didn’t have them. I was riding hard one day and spilled, the handlebar end cookie cuttered easily through the end of the silicone grip, through my rugged bike shorts and into my flesh upper thigh muscly. I couldn‘t ride for 12 month’s, my entire leg turned black and blue, took months to get rid of the limp. It left a hole in my muscle that took 12 years to fill in. A high end bike but it didn‘t have them, good thing it missed my femoral artery. I never thought to check for the caps. Now I ride with Cane Creek end grips but you can go with just end plugs. They come in aluminum or plastic, and are the same diameter as the handlebars so you can use your same grips.
American made isn’t enough of a designation. I’m guessing most of the parts are imported. I’d need to know how much
of the bike is really made in America. I doubt much at all-
what are the name of all the bike build in the USA?
FBM are American made bikes. Mostly BMX but they make other types.
Thank you so much! I just bought a Wally World tricycle because I couldn’t afford the 3K prices of other trikes. Needless to say, the bike doesn’t go very far before falling apart. I found a nice manufacturer on your site for under 1K. Thank you!
Also made mountain bikes?
Alchemy Bicycles, Denver.
Holland Cycles, California.
It is not that are no Made in USA bicycles anymore. Rather, it is that there are no relatively AFFORDABLE, MASS MARKET, Made in USA bicycles anymore.
After the purchase of Cannondale by Dorel Industries and their subsequent decision to move production to Taiwan, you can no longer go out and buy a $500 “Handmade in USA” bike. Not that the $500 Cannondale has great components or specifications, it doesn’t. It has worse components and specifications than imports of the same price. But it was “Hand Made in USA” and people bought them for that reason. Well… that, the beautiful smoothed welds, nice under the clear coat decals and very neat, if not particularly high performance, implements like the “Head Shok”. At least I did.
Today’s it’s just another brand and there is no reason to buy a Cannondale.
Dwight – you are absolutely right on the money correct. I absolutely LOVE the old school Cannondale bikes and currently have seven of them in the stable (yes, it can be an obsession but I had to save them from the scrap yard). Those fat aluminum tubes… those welds… the fit and finish… and yes the Head Shok… all made those bikes lust worthy. Are there other (equal quality or perhaps better) Made in USA builds out there? Of course there are! However, the Cannondale of the day was within my price range and I have yet to be disappointed with the performance of these bicycles. On top of all that – I get a lot of positive comments from other trail riders when they see the Cannondale. Who says you have to buy NEW to find a Made in USA quality bicycle? There are PLENTY of low priced used Cannondales out there that were hand made in Pennsylvania – so why not pick one up a nice used one and build it to suit you? Give a LOCAL shop the repair business and keep local businesses alive.
You’re missing my 3 favorite USA made bike companies. Crust bikes in belmar New Jersey , oddity cycles in Fort Collins Colorado and sklar bikes in Bozeman Montana. Check em out.
A lot of these companies make bikes from sourced parts, materials that all originate overseas. At least from what i saw here and now. So what is a american made bike? A bike made here from parts overseas with no heart and soul put into it? Or a bike engineered, designed and prototyped here for mass production overseas? This list should be updated to cover companies that do all there work and manufacture here and a list of companies that engineer there stuff here in house for larger production elsewhere… Cause in my opinion (no i am not jamming my political view in this) either one could be made in usa. Thanks for listening.
At Funk Cycles, we aim to deliver innovative, simple and elegant bicycle designs that are fabricated and finished to the highest standard in the industry. Our road and mountain frames are all made from the finest quality seamless, cold-worked and stress-relieved titanium tubing. Each frame is crafted by hand in the front range of Colorado
2895 South Raritan Street,
Englewood, CO 80110
Are parts made in America?
600 S Airport Road
Longmont, CO 80503
We live to defy the industry and show that doing things the right way is better for everyone. Our frames are made by people you can talk to and share a beer with, in a place you can visit and see your new bike being bown.
http://ridegg.com Guerrilla Gravity Denver CO
Here at Guerrilla Gravity, we build highly-refined mountain bikes that are optimized for speed. Our frames are designed and built in-house here in Colorado. This holistic structure allows us to link all aspects of the design and fabrication process, maintain keen quality control, and provide riders extensive customization options.
I just recently purchased a Wyatt Bicycles Maverick 7. Frame is built and assembled in La Crosse WI USA. https://wyattbikes.com
We build high-end aluminum adventure bikes designed for speed, functionality, and reliability. Our frames are designed and manufactured in-house in La Crosse, WI from the worlds finest parts and materials from around the globe. By owning the manufacturing process, we are able to maintain strict quality control standards, innovate faster, and provide our customers with the ability to customize their bike
I am seriously considering purchasing a bike from this company. So far, are you satisfied?
Mission Bicycle Company is made in California.
I read the article and down through the comments. I didn’t see this one listed but I may have missed it.
Custom women’s bikes made in VT – Georgena Terry
http://www.terrybicycles.com/Apparel/Made-USA (apparel made in USA)
Great looking bikes!
Chris Bishop, Bishop Bikes
Baltimore, MD, USA
Im not sure which models but I know Trek makes some of there bikes in the US
You should add to your list Sage Titanium. Based out of Portland I believe. Higher end Cyclocross bikes.
Hi. there are several bike brands in Boulder Colorado that are not on this list:
Lenz Sport Bikes
Hopefully you can add them? Thank you!!
Oh, and how about Titus or Niner Bikes? Aren’t they American Made? Please help me out here…thanks
they are definitely not made in America. Designed here but made overseas
Oh, and how about Strong Frames in Butte Montana? Been following his career for some time now.
What about Spot Brand Cycles? They claim to build there bikes out of Colorado? Also,…Shinola Bikes? Isn’t Shinola and fecale matter the same things? There’s a lot to be said in a name. I don’t see myself owning something named after Sh!t anytime soon.
No not the same thing, the expression is, you don’t know shit from shinola, meaning you are as dumb as they come. Shinola was a high grade boot and shoe polish doing business for 80 years.
Appleman Bicycles in Minnesota builds custom carbon fiber frames from all US sourced materials!
You mat have forgotten the oldest USA bike manufacturer Worksman Cycles.
Thank you for this fantastic list of all things made in the US of A.
Here is one more to add for USA made bikes: Bicycle Corporation of America. http://www.bca.bike/
CBS recently featured their story about moving their production back to the US. The story made me search for other bikes made here and voila, I found your site. 🙂
Keep up the good work!
Couple of more to add to the list. Bruce Gordon is a legend. His frames are made in Petaluma, California. http://www.bgcycles.com/
David Kirk is another well respected frame builder in Bozeman, MT. http://kirkframeworks.com/
http://Www.blackmarketbikes.com has been making custom build bikes for over 10 years in Orange Ca.
HIA (Here In America) is a brand new company based out of Little Rock, AR. All parts of the bike are made right there in LR! No outsourcing. Amazing company with even more amazing people!! https://hiavelo.com
Thanks for sharing the list of American made bikes. Don’t get confused to pick the best sport bike for you.
Just to be clear, everyone should know that about 99% of the manufacturers on this list only produce very high end(read expensive) bikes for adults. Bikes for small kids are not their market, at all.
Trek should be on this list-they are literally the ONLY major bike brand(and the largest brand now in the world) to actually still continue to do US production-again, only on very high end bikes.
I’m thrilled to see so many companies manufacturing bikes here in the US!
Wow, I’m delighted to see so many companies manufacturing bikes here in the US!
Calfee Design makes carbon fiber tandems and road bikes in Santa Cruz, California. http://www.calfeedesign.com
Lightning recumbents P-38 and R-84 are made in the USA. http://www.lightningbikes.com
Just FYI Catrike recumbent trikes definitely have handlebars–otherwise riders couldn’t steer, shift, or brake. They are beside the rider’s legs.
And their fully custom brand
Made in Columbus, OH
Tracey, thanks for including Renovo Hardwood Bicycles on the list. As I write this, our Portland, Oregon shop is making bikes to take to the Interbike show in Las Vegas this September. We’ve been engineering and making bikes since 2007–right here in the USA!
loved the lost, but man, the prices are so high! 8k a bike…
what about bikes made for kids, to ride for play.
I am looking also for an answer to this question. From what I can gather most of these manufacturers are for high end adult bikes. I will check BCA in the morning for prices for kids bikes.
FBM bikes is a BMX company out of Ithica NY. Rider owned, operated and built. They also make custom frames from BMX to single speed fixed gear.
I think specialized is made in california.
Specialized frames/ components are all made in China and Taiwan even the high end stuff. The company HQ is in California. Morgan Hill, CA?
Thanks for your great work….Take a look at this list of US mountain bikes & parts http://oldglorymtb.com/, This guy has been maintaining this list for several years…
There is a new bicycle frame builder in Putney, Vermont called Seneca Cycle Works. http://www.senecacycleworks.com Very nice bikes!!
Thanks for the tip Erik! I added Seneca Cycle Works to the list!
also check out http://www.quiringcycles.net/ nice frames made in michigan
Thanks for the tip! I added Quiring Cycles to the list!
Masi bikes are made in USA with a good range of road bikes.
Masi bikes are also made in USA and they have a good range of road bikes.
Thank you Karen, I added them to the list!
Masi is not manufactured in the USA. http://www.kenstone.com.tw/web/services/
My nephew is definitely a huge fan of bike riding and does it often. I will show him this super list.
Wow I’m thinking of getting a bike for this upcoming season, and I want to check out these sites. Not just go to a couple of sports stores, this is wonderful!
I believe the American Bicycle Group is the parent company of LiteSpeed, and they also make Quintana Roo triathlon bikes.
Vassago is a 10 year old fabricator of 29’r hardtail mountain bike frames.
I found this list by accident but I’m so glad I did. Both of my mountain bike frames are Made in USA – it’s important to me and I’m glad to see so many neighbors sharing this sentiment.
Thanks for the tip! I added Vassago Cycles to the list.
I’m trying to find an affordable kids bike for my grandson that’s made in the USA, any suggestions?
I am looking also
Ventana mountain bikes.
Thank you! I added them to the list.
These prices are ridiculous. Don’t they make any entry level bikes at an affordable cost? MY GOD… it’s like any adult sized non-cruiser bike doesn’t drop under 2 GRAND! Even the cruisers don’t drop under $600. No body has that kind of money for a bike… a friken bike just in case you didn’t hear me the first time.
As my fabricator told me, “We’re a bunch of white guys with 401K’s. No we can’t compete with China.”
You’ve been spoiled by cheap foreign labor on EVERYTHING. If you want an American made bike, expect to pay an American labor price for it.
Bronson Silva Cycles are handmade in Campbell, CA
Thanks for the tip!
I just found your website while looking for bikes. The site says, “American Made.” Can you tell us if the bikes are actually and completely, “Made in America?” or are they like so many other products that advertise this and what you actually sell is “assembled in america.” That is the parts all being made elsewhere and only assembled in the USA. If assembled only, I’ll keep looking elsewhere. Thanks.
fitwellbikes in minneapolis mn
Independent Fab is in NH!
I love love to find a good family bike, we (wife, me and the kids) love to bike, but we can’t find any American made kids bikes. I might have to start a bike company. Crowdfunding is a good way to raise funds…
BCA from Kent Bicycles makes a BMX bikes that sells at Walmart for under $100. Many of the components are from outside the US, however. Worksman makes Adult Dutchie bikes that are shipped to your house and starting under $500. Expensive, I know, but at least you can then customize them.
Monkey Bikes (Monkeybikes.com) are made in Detroit-check them out!
Last time I checked CoMotion Bicycles were still made in Eugene, Oregon – not Colorado. Dean Bicycles are made in Boulder, Colorado – an excellent titanium frame maker.
Also check out Slingshot bikes in Grand Rapids, MI.
Thanks Adam! I added Standard to the list.
We build Zen Bike Co bikes as well as frames for some of the brands on your list in Portland , Oregon
Great list — who knew that there were so many?!
S&M Bikes is an American manufacturer of BMX bikes since 1987. They’ve had some goofy names for their bikes, such as the widowmaker, the Challenger (for dirt-racing only, because riding street would make it break up like the space shuttle), and the Holmes (named after the porn star). They’re internationally renowned in the BMX world, and obviously rider-owned. Their sponsored riders regularly win competitions such as in the X-Games. Basically all of the parts they produce are made in their warehouse in Santa Ana, California. (one of their old slogans was “Made right here in the US of A by Mexicans.”)
Been looking at 7 spd hybrid cruisers. The 3G brand says it born in California, but are they currently made in the USA? Also trying to spend closer to 300-350. Any recommendations?
I bought a 3G several years ago because I was told it is made in the USA. Looking at the website now, I am not sure if they still are or not. I loved mine until a friend used it and let it get stolen. I plan on getting a new one. The cost between it and those made in China was minimal, so it was a no brainer to get the one made in the US. I hope they are still made here.
Don’t forget Firefly Bikes – made in Boston.
Thanks Glen! I just added Firefly Bikes to the list.
Any balance bikes made in the USA?
Wanted to add a few to the list…
Kinn Bikes in Portland, OR
Pasadena Cycle Manufacturing Company (really nice guy who created a totally new pedal mount…check it out!)
Thanks Derek! I added all of your suggestions to the list!
“My aim is to build frames that do not hold the rider back from the highest level of performance and enjoyment. The trophies in my shop were not won at bike shows…they were won at races all over the U.S.A. While I have a background in art and have built some fairly elaborate frames, my strong suit is building straight forward performance machines for people who really like to ride. That is the way it has been pretty much since the completion of that first frame in the summer of 1978.”
-Paul Sadoff, Rock Lobster Cycles, Santa Cruz, California
Thanks Steve W! I just added Rock Lobster Cycles to the list!
Sick with stickers like made in China! The list will help out to choose a bike made in USA. Though wondering for sometime to custom build one.
Thanks for the list
Please add Kelson bikes in Ashton, Idaho to your list! Brian does a phenomenal job on custom bicycles!
Thanks Matt! I just added Kelson Bikes to the post for an update!
Here in Chattanooga,TN, we have more than just Litespeed. We have Linksey: https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/store/, the people who started Litespeed; Moccasin Bend Bikes: http://www.moccasinbendbikes.com/; Cysco Cycles: http://cyscocycles.com/; and Silent Cycles: http://silentcycles.com/
Bikes are alive and well in the Scenic City! Glad you made this list. It gives a chance to check out what is built here in the U.S.
Thanks Bill J! I am updating the post and added these fabulous companies!
Thanks for the nice article. I am afraid that you missed several US frame builders. These are true craftspeople who take pride in their work. Let’s please make this list longer, and highlight these wonderful people!
Here’s some links that highlight US builders:
Wow! Thanks for these links!
Black Market makes hand made bikes in SoCal. I own a kill switch and love it!
Label which manufacturers are run by either hardworking Americans, or leftist communists that care not about US manufacturing (the left mind is militant & global by nature) but about canceling anyone that disagrees with their marxist, Anti-american views, which always reek of hypocrisy.
Wald baskets are made in Maysville, KY. http://www.waldsports.com/waldsports/
Thanks Ben! I added Wald to our bike gear guide!
Was going to say you left off the awesome Bike Friday (perfect for a college student) and the touring bike company Co-Motion, but someone mentioned them. Also, Bent Up Cycles in No Hollywood CA makes a carbon- framed bike in his back room called the Carbent. Great bike for racing long distance.
Thanks for the recommendations Constance! I just added all of these companies to the post for our update!
I tend to think of it as our workshop, not just the back room 🙂 Thanks for thinking of us, Constance.
Dana Lieberman, Owner
Bent Up Cycles, Inc.
Thanks so very much for this made-in-the-USA bike list!!!
I believe this is also a custom bike builder – made in the USA.
Utah Trikes – sorry left off the original post.
Thanks for the tip Bill! I updated the post and added Utah Trikes.
Aren’t Yolo bikes made in USA?
Detroit Bikes are made in West Detroit. ProdecoTech builds electric bikes in Florida, some with USA made frames.
Thanks Tom! I just added them both to the list for our update!
There is a Detroit bike manufacturer: Detroit Bikes. It appears they make the frame, wheels and rack. They seem pretty sturdy.
Thanks! I added Detroit Bikes to the updated list.
Bowery Lane Bikes are made in NYC
Thank you for the suggestion Christine! I am updating the post and added Bowery Land Bicycles.
John Sotherland is a frame builder in Whitewater Wisconsin has a long history with Schwinn, Waterford, and Rivendell. He is now building under his own name – Sotherland Custom Bicycles in Whitewater Wisconsin where he owns a bicycle shop.
Thanks for the tip Patrick! I am updating the post now and added Sotherland Custom Bicycles.
prodecotech.com makes both electric and regular bicycles here in Florida. I am a customer, not an owner/employee.
Thank you Perry! I am doing the update now and I added them to the list!
Hi Tracey: Thanks so much for putting this together. I’m the founder of Organic Transit and we build the ELF in the US. Legally an electric bike, the ELF is a Solar/Pedal Hybrid built entirely in North Carolina. We’ve delivered 800 units in 3 years and they’ve covered 3 million miles!
Hello Rob! Just wanted to say that I have seen your Elf’s and I absolutely love them! Have watched videos and done research on them and they are pretty amazing, I’ll definitely purchase one when I get my finances together as I’m sure they are not cheap! Thanks for your hard work in putting out such a great product!
Your future customer,
Prodeco Tech advertises its bikes as “Built in the USA”. A few years ago, I ordered one of their bikes which was not delivered as promised. After the second promised ship date passed I spoke to an employee (not a salesman, but a grunt who answered the phone after normal business hours). He stated they were waiting for the cargo containers from China. I asked how could that be if the bikes were”Built in the USA” and he stated that the bikes were partially assembled and adjusted in the Florida which justifies their claim that they are “Built” in the USA, but of course they import essentially complete bikes manufactured in China. I cancelled the order the next business day. Unless you can independently verify that today they actually manufacture bikes in the USA, it is my opinion they should not be included on a list of “Made in the USA” products especially since they themselves only claim “Built in the USA”.
so, what about kids’ bikes?
Hi Jamie- It’s a year later and I’m still looking for American made kids’ bikes to add to the list!
BCA from Kent bikes sells bikes at Walmart that are assembled in the US. That is probably as close as we can get, for now.
Please include Firemans Texas Cruiser. Hand welded in the USA for 20 years!!
Firemans are great! Unfortunately they only make bikes with one gear.
Tracey, Great job pulling this together. For kids bikes, please add True BMX to the list out of Rock Hill, SC. Mike Dixon is a US Military veteran who started a custom-build bike shop and focuses on getting gets into BMX racing. Bikes are designed in-house in SC and welded in California. He also has an all-inclusive race team allowing kids with special needs to be part of his team.
check out WYATTBIKES.COM
Shinola’s are “assembled” in Detroit, from parts from elsewhere (read: China).
Shinola frames are made in Waterford, WI at the Waterford Precision Cycles factory. For the most part, the frame is the focus of the above list. If you want to use that that logic, then any bike with a Shimano part would be merely “assembled” in the U.S. It’s about as American made as you can get without going completely custom on every part.
Wow! With so many American bike makers, there is certainly no need whatsoever to buy a cheesy foreign-made one. Thanks for the sources.
Sweet! I am planning on getting a new bike for the summer and I am so glad I have this American-made list. Thanks for letting me know about these great companies.
Optibike are made in Boulder, Colorado. They were really the first truly high performance electric bikes and they set many records in hill climbing and in electric races.
Trek makes its high-end bikes and all bikes for its racing teams in Wisconsin. It’s less expensive bikes are built elsewhere.
Unfortunately the majority of Trek bikes now carry a big “Made in China” sticker slapped across the head tube.
I had a Trek bike, however, since the owners are left wing, I sold it. I don’t want to know what a company is politically, but if the owners are going to alienate 50% of their customers, they’ll be hurt…
Dang I wish I knew you because I would have been proud to have it. I own three mostly made in the USA treks and will never part with them. By the way 50% alienation sounds a bit like a political pipe dream.
Good grief. Not supporting a manufacturer of some American made products because of political affiliation? You are truly pathetic.
Trek is all in Asia now, even their “Émonda”. By the way, one of the geniuses at Trek decided on a French name and somehow came up with “Émonda”. Immonde IS French and means unclean or foul. The verb émonder in French means “to prune”, such as a fruit tree. Trek’s explanation was that the “Émonda” was light in weight.
Right… Make ‘Merica great again!
I support Americans regardless of how they lean. Americans are Americans.
It is an existential threat to the USA and its citizens to not have the majority of its essential manufacturing in the USA.
Agreed. Ignore the Libtards below.
The vast majority of Trek/Bontrager branded goods (hard and soft) are mfd outside of U.S. and then imported back to be margined up hugely (the outrageous sticker prices create the margins they need to run their bloated altruistic Waterloonatic operations and political activism). It’s very difficult to know for sure due to the proprietary nature of things, plus the marketing b.s. companies like Trek spew, but I believe it is safe to conclude that only the highest end carbon frames and highest end carbon wheel rims are made in U.S. by Trek in Waterloo, WI. Thus, it’s perfectly accurate to state that none of Treks complete bikes are 100% made in USA. And most of their bikes are 100% made outside of USA. Remember a bike is an assembled compilation of frame, drivetrain components (cog sets, chain rings, chain, shifters, cables, housing, derailluers (mechanical and electronic), rims, spokes, hubs (wheelsets), tires and tubes, seats and posts, handlebars, forks, stem, and accessories. This is not to say their products are inferior, I still ride two Trek bikes and my spouse rides a Trek mtb as well. I used to be a much bigger fan, but due to several unnerving encounters with key Trek management staff and learning a great deal about the company’s political activism I have simply moved on. Far too many other great options out there from which to choose, and generally speaking Trek is way over-priced. Buying US made only isn’t my primary concern as in this day and age it is literally impossible to purchase a 100% U.S. made bicycle that is comparible, state-of-the-art-wise. Quality and cost combined with timely service (plus the corporate ethos) matters to me most, and although Trek makes some (clearly not all) quality projects, there are equally as good (and clearly better) products in the marketplace at a lower cost to the consumer. I do appreciate the listing of (mostly) US made bikes, but frankly I seriously doubt any are truly 100% with all components taken into consideration.
The only “political activism” I am aware of from Trek is that they advocate for cycling in the US. The only reason that is “political” is because big oil, big coal companies have the politicians in their pocket.
You are correct that it’s almost impossible to buy a factory build bicycle made in the U.S. You are not correct, however, that Treks are over-priced. The bicycle market is shrinking. it is very competitive, and the used and online market is very active. These three factors have driven the price and profitability downward.
This has also caused a rapid decline in the number of bike shops to close. If you care about cycling and the U.S. you can, at the very least, support your local shops that pay local taxes, advocate for cyclists, and support local charities.
Trek threw Greg LEMOND under the bus in favor of Lance (ph)Armstrong. Trek corporate KNEW that (ph)Armstrong was riding dirty BUT he was winning on a Trek.
100% made right here in the USA
Don’t be such a jerk! Hi end bike parts have been manufactured outside of the US for decades, Campy, Shimano, and Cinelli for example. US manufacturers just did not get the need for lightweight components. Heavy steel curb jumpers!! Mainly for kids, few commuters. Be thankful that there are firms that support your hobby/lifestyle, no matter where they come from.
OLDTIME: You’re another proud, liberal, shortsighted ‘American’ swinging a crowbar (made in china) against their own people, while excitedly hammering local American company doors closed with a hammer and nails made in china. You don’t deserve to live in America. I’m guessing you came to this website to sling liberal swill, because obviously you’re not looking for anything made in America. I think you might have been looking for the Bernie Sanders website for Socialilst donations, and stumbled upon this place by mistake.
Very cool! I’ve been looking for my kids for quite some time, and this list definitely helps!
Thanks for the list — my son leaves for college next year and he’ll definitely need a bike to get around campus!
Bike Friday makes cool travel and folding bikes in Oregon.
I love this list. I am not finding affordable options for kids that will grow out of that size within a year-18mo.
Our bikes are actually made in Austin, TX at our headquarters.
Thanks for including us!
We hand-build all of our bicycle wheels (Rolf Prima Wheel Systems) in Eugene, Oregon. And you left off a big US bike manufacture here in Oregon – Co-Motion Cycles.
Good tip, Chris… Thanks!
Thanks Chris! I am updating this article for a repost and added Bike Friday.
Hi Vince! Thanks for the heads up! Sorry I didn’t notice this before. I changed the location. We are reposting this article next week and making updates and additions. 🙂
Thanks Brooke! I added Rolf Prima to our bike gear and accessories source guide.