No there not, the biggest problem is that Dorel has a history of taking a storied name, like Schwinn, Ironhorse, and Mongoose that were the darlings of LBS's and Dorel promised in writing to all LBS's carrying those brands that they would keep those quality bikes and not junk bikes, but Dorel slowly made them into Walmart bikes and LBS's were severely disappointed and were left scrambling to find a quality bike to sell. So time will tell if Cannondale becomes either a Walmart bike or Dicks Sporting Goods bike, or remain LBS offerings.gibill said:thanks for the input.......wow, things are not what they used to be!
Cannondale frames are made in Taiwan by Giant, as are most of Trek's frames. Each company submits their design specs to Giant. Giant builds them to those specs.
mpres53, can you share your source for this info? I'd like to read more details if available.
Parlee. Treks of 6- and 7-level carbon. Greenfield kickstands. Thule racks. They're out there.joshposh said:Is anything still made in American these days? I don't think so. Very few if any. We have out priced ourselves into this predicament and everything made in foreign countries.
Unfortunately, I think it's only the 700 series carbon now, for Trek. The Domane 6 series is made in Taiwan.oldbobcat said:Parlee. Treks of 6- and 7-level carbon. Greenfield kickstands. Thule racks. They're out there.
Correct you are, we're not slamming 99% of the countries in the world either, what we are saying that if possible, which isn't always possible, to buy products made in America to support jobs here, just spending an additional $4 on US made products could create 10,000 jobs here, if every builder used just 5% more US made products it would create 220,000 jobs, this goes on and on, plus the creation of jobs creates more tax dollars. Supporting a job in Canada and England doesn't do a thing for a person working here making the same product, buying a product made in the US recycles those dollars. And you should be doing the same thing, buying mostly products made in Canada and Britain for the same support reasons I listed for buying made in America products.BikeBikeBikeBike said:I know some of you might be economic nationalists and want it made in the same country you live in.
Not everyone feels the same way, lots of great products are not made in the USA.
Canadians and British make a pretty damn good bike too!