Each year, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News creates a map showing many of the major North American bike companies and the factories and countries where their bikes are manufactured and assembled.
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Posted 7.11.11 in The Kitchen Sink | Bookmark or Share
Gee, feel a bit slighted here in MN. Home of Quality Bike and all of their subspecies (Surly, Salsa, Civia, All-City, Forge….)
I noticed that too. They did mention on the map that the information was provided voluntarily, so perhaps QBP didn’t want to divulge that much detail.
James beat me to it. Seems strange indeed. Minneapolis is the #1 city in the country for biking, but you wouldn’t know it to look at the map.
Well, “every year” except the years since 2009!
As others have noted, it’s a pretty incomplete list. I wish it were comprehensive, and also indicated the proportion of each company’s production from each source. For example, Trek is listed as a US “In-house Manufacturer” but I’d bet less than 1% of their annual volume is built or assembled in the US.
Also would be helpful if the icon size were proportional to sales – you’d need a microscope to find IF in Boston, and Giant would cover the entire western half of the country!