Bikes Made in the USA

Bikes are one of the most efficient means of travel, but choosing a quality bike is hard. A lot of manufacturers also cut corners and get their parts or labor overseas. That’s why we’ve taken the time to research all of the bikes made in the USA today. Let’s dive in.

Complete List of Bike Brands Made in the USA

Detroit Bikes

Headquarters: Detroit, MI

States manufacturing in: MI

Detroit Bikes was inspired by Detroit’s history of manufacturing with raw materials as well as bicycle manufacturing. The founder wants to revitalize American bicycle manufacturing with Detroit Bikes. They have a factory in Detroit where they make their high-quality products, with their factory able to make up to 150 frames a day! Detroit Bikes products are built to last, thanks to their quality materials and superior workmanship.

Allied Cycle Works

Headquarters: Rogers, AR

States manufacturing in: AR

Allied Cycle Works is an American bike manufacturer for serious riders looking to go out and compete. They are passionate about the hands-on quality control of sourcing and making their frames in Arkansas, where they are based, and putting it all together.

Co-Motion Cycles

Headquarters: Eugene, OR

States manufacturing in: OR

Made in Oregon, Co-Motion Cycles bikes are made by hand, so they have a true human touch from start to finish. They offer everything from custom to ready-made frames, so you’ll be able to find the bicycle that’s a perfect fit for you. Co-Motion Cycles also use American-sourced materials, so you can feel safe knowing that their bikes are made with the highest-quality of materials.

We had the pleasure of speaking with the Co-Motion team about their story and production process. Check out our full interview with Co-Motion Cycles.

Litespeed Bikes

Headquarters: Chattanooga, TN

States manufacturing in: TN

Why Litespeed manufactures in the USA, straight from Justin Martinovich: “Our company was founded over 30 years ago in Chattanooga, TN, where we still remain today. Our very first titanium bicycle frame was created here in the USA, and to this day, each frame has been handmade in the USA – most of them in the same building. We continue to manufacture in the USA because we couldn’t see it any other way. Our group of skilled frame-workers are like family. They’ve been working to hand-make Litespeed frames for many years – for some, most of their lives. At Litespeed, we’re proud to invest in America by producing high-quality, high-performance titanium bike frames. Also, don’t forget we’ve manufactured titanium components for NASA’s Mars Rover – I think we’re the only bike company that can say we have built something for use on another planet.”

Chumba Bikes

Headquarters: Austin, TX

States manufacturing in: TX

Chumba Bikes makes their bikes with the best materials and craftsmanship. Their handmade bikes are designed for various purposes, including mountain biking, bikepacking, touring, all-road cycling, gravel grinding, and more. They offer everything from complete bikes to custom bikes.

We talked with Vince Colvin, their Director of Operations, who had this to say about their mission: “Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality user experience beginning with precision made in USA fabrication and materials, through friendly planning of your dream bike, to turning over the pedals for years to come.”

Intense Cycles

Headquarters: Temecula, CA

States manufacturing in: CA

Founded in 1990, Intense Cycles has since become a huge name in the mountain biking community, and for good reason. Their bikes boast quality materials, excellent craftsmanship, and outstanding durability. In fact, these bikes are so well-known for their quality that big names in mountain biking specifically use these bikes. Their bikes are made in the USA.

Turner Bikes

Headquarters: Murrieta, CA

States manufacturing in: CA

A small company based in California, Turner Bikes makes handmade bikes and are particularly known for their hybrid bikes. They do not have the widest range of bikes in the world, but they are durable and can handle various terrains. While Turner Bikes used to be 100% made in the USA, this is no longer the case.

Rock Lobster Cycles

Headquarters: Santa Cruz, CA

States manufacturing in: CA

Rock Lobster is a small bike outfit in Santa Cruz, California offering top-quality hand-constructed frames made in their workshop. The company strives for exceptional quality, but wait times for a frame can be months because of this. The bikes are 100% manufactured in the USA with some foreign materials.

Guerrilla Gravity

Headquarters: Denver, CO

States manufacturing in: CO

Guerrilla Gravity is based in Denver, Colorado, and makes mountain bikes. Their frames are made and sourced in the U.S., and they have a lot of customization options available depending on what you like in your mountain bike setup, including one very unique feature – their modular frame platform that allows you to literally change your bike into a different model.

Worksman Cycles

Headquarters: Ozone Park, NY

States manufacturing in: NYSC

America’s oldest bicycle manufacturer started its roots in 1898 with an aim to create a three-wheeled bike that would replace the horse and wagon. Worksman Cycles has kept up this philosophy – aiming to make the world’s finest heavy-duty bikes suited for those who use bikes for work. They manufacture industrial bikes, cargo/delivery bikes, and vending bikes. They also sell special needs bikes, electric bikes, and a variety of tricycle bikes. It’s worth noting that Worksman Cycles bikes are made in the USA, but use both imported and domestic parts.

Lynskey Performance

Headquarters: Chattanooga, TN

States manufacturing in: TN

Lynskey Performance has been working in metal fabrication since the 60s and recently started creating titanium bikes as its primary product offering. They offer gravel, road, and mountain bikes. Lynskey Performance custom makes its bikes to order, so every bike has a multitude of customization options to get a bike that fits you and your exact needs. Types of customization options include finish, frame graphics, head badge, component package, wheelset, headset options, upgrading your fork, stem, handlebar, seat post, and whether you want to add a rack. There’s also a ‘special instructions’ section so that you can add any customizations you have in mind.

DEAN Titanium

Headquarters: Boulder, CO

States manufacturing in: CO

Founded by two former racing cyclists in 1989, DEAN Titanium has a mission to handcraft titanium bikes to exact customer specifications. Their bikes are made only using cold-worked stress-relieved 3/2.5 aerospace titanium. As part of their bikes range, they offer road, gravel, and mountain bikes. Hand built at their site in Boulder, Colorado, DEAN Titanium often names its bikes after the mountains that Colorado is known for. Their parent company is Janus Cycle Group.

Firefly Bicycles

Headquarters: Boston, MA

States manufacturing in: MA

Firefly Bicycles custom makes its bikes to each customer’s needs, taking into account the rider’s body dimensions, riding style, previous riding experience, and future goals into account. They also aim to connect their customers with their bikes more by documenting the manufacturing process through photos and sending them to their customers so they can feel more connected to their bike. Firefly bicycles mainly focus on road bikes but also make cyclocross and mountain bikes too. If you want a bike that’s a cross between two types e.g., a road and a cross bike, they can make that for you too.

Foes Racing USA

Headquarters: San Dimas, CA

States manufacturing in: CA

Originally a designer and manufacturer of off-road trucks for big names like Ford and Nissan, Brent Foes turned his attention to bikes in 1992. In 1993, he created a unique mountain bike that featured long-travel suspension. While most bikes have 2.5 inches or less of travel, Foes bikes are designed with 6 inches of travel. Foes Racing USA specializes in handcrafted mountain bikes. They have a small selection as part of their product range, but they are designed to meet the needs of any cyclist, whether it’s enduro, cross-country, trail, or electric.

Moots Bikes

Headquarters: Steamboat Springs, CO

States manufacturing in: CO

Moots Bikes manufactures its bikes in Steamboat Spring, Colorado, home to many great trails. They handcraft titanium bicycles, including road bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes, and cross bikes, and they also offer custom options.

Seven Cycles

Headquarters: Watertown, MA

States manufacturing in: MA

Originally working for Merlin Metalworks in Cambridge, MA, after the company was bought and sold multiple times before being relocated, a group of employees set out to create their own bike manufacturing company with a unique aim. They wanted to manufacture custom bikes within a short timeframe that would focus on the rider and require maximum input from them. Seven Cycles worked hard to create a manufacturing process that allows this to happen, with minimum hands touching each bike as possible. These bikes are created one at a time and account for a rider’s needs for geometry, handling, materials, versatility, comfort, options, and aesthetics.

Ellsworth Handcrafted

Headquarters: San Diego, California

States manufacturing in: CA

Ellsworth Handcrafted was founded in 1991 in Tony Ellsworth’s garage as he aimed to create bikes made in the USA using as many USA-sourced materials as possible. Ellsworth Handcrafted manufactures full-suspension mountain bikes that aim to provide more control, traction, and efficiency than any other bike on the market. They’ve patented their unique Instant Center Tracking (ICT) suspension, which has now been refined into Active Energy Efficient Suspension (AEES), which aims to optimize pedal-efficient kinematics, stiffer handling, and better geometries.

Ventana Mountain Bikes

Headquarters: Rancho Cordova, CA

States manufacturing in: CA

With over four years of off-road bicycling experience and over 28 years of building bikes, Ventana Mountain Bikes is proud to be building its bikes in the USA. Built by hand, their bikes are machined, designed, welded, cut, treated, heated, powder coated, and assembled all in-house. Their bike range includes mountain, trail, XC, hardtail, single-speed, all-purpose, cyclocross, and tandem bikes.

Wyatt Bicycles

Headquarters: Bangor, WI

States manufacturing in: WI

Wyatt Bicycles makes mountain bikes and fat tire bikes and handle all of their own manufacturing out of their facility in Bangor, Wisconsin. Check out the Vista and Maverick models, each of which has tons of customization options.

R&E Cycles

Headquarters: Seattle, WA

States manufacturing in: WA

Started in 1973, R&E Cycles hand builds all their bikes in Seattle, Washington. They have gravel bikes, road bikes, and a bunch of other configurations to choose from, and they can also make custom bikes if you want to request some modifications.

Quiring Cycles

Headquarters: Free Soil, MI

States manufacturing in: MI

Quiring Cycles is a cool bicycle manufacturer based out of Free Soil, Michigan. They started making bikes in 1999 and haven’t slowed down since. The owner, Scott Quiring, does all the designing and frame building himself with the help of his handy CNC machine.

Waterford Precision Cycles

Headquarters: Waterford, WI

States manufacturing in: WI

Waterford Precision Cycles is a great brand in Wisconsin that has been making custom bikes since 1993. We spoke with Tucker Schwinn over there, who was super transparent about their supply chain and how they make their bikes. They have a ton of customization options and stock styles to choose from, so you’ll be able to craft a unique bike just for you.

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How to Find Bikes Made in the USA

More than just providing a comprehensive list of bicycles manufactured in the United States, our goal is to arm you with the knowledge necessary to carry out independent research and make wise decisions on the bicycle industry. Let’s examine the nuances of the market in more detail, covering topics like labeling, material sourcing, and efficient methods for locating premium American made bicycle companies. We’ll start by examining the subtleties of the “made in the USA” label and figuring out how to interpret it.

What Does “Made In The USA” Mean?

The first thing to know is that there is no legal definition for the term “made in the USA.” However, the Federal Trade Commission, which is responsible for enforcing truth-in-advertizing laws, has a set of guidelines that companies must follow if they want to use the “made in the USA” label.

According to the FTC, a product can only be labeled as “made in the USA” if all or virtually all of the product’s parts and manufacturing are from the United States. This means that the product must be assembled in the USA from materials that are either wholly made in the USA or, if imported, must undergo a substantial transformation in the USA. If a product meets these guidelines, only then can it be labeled as “made in the USA.” You can check our detailed article regarding this topic for more information.

So, when looking for bikes made in the USA, you should look for companies that assemble their bikes in the USA from US-made parts.


To understand more deeply whether or not a product can be considered “made in the USA,” you need to take a look at the materials used. To break it down, we can look at the two main parts of a bike: the frame and the wheels.


The material used to make the frame is the most important factor in determining the quality and made of the bike. The vast majority of bicycles on the market are made from steel, aluminum, or carbon fiber. If you want a bike made entirely from US-made materials, your best bet is to look for a steel bike.


In the USA, the most common material used for bike frames is steel, which can be sourced from all over the world. However, there are some US companies that specialize in steel frame production, so it is easier to source steel frames for bicycles than other materials.


A few companies produce aluminum bikes with US-made frames, but the majority of them have to import the aluminum tubing from another country. Aluminum is produced in a few places around the world, but most of it comes from China.

Carbon Fiber

As for carbon fiber, it’s possible to find US-made carbon fiber, but it’s very expensive and not commonly used in bike manufacturing. The vast majority of carbon fiber frames on the market are made in China. So, be aware that if you are looking for a carbon fiber bike, it may not be fully “made in the USA.”


Wheels are the other main component that makes up a bicycle. The wheel tracks are generally made of rubber.


Another material to keep in mind is rubber. Bicycles use a lot of rubber in their tires, but rubber is also found in the handlebar grips and saddle coverings. It’s possible to find US-made rubber, but imported rubber is more commonly used.

The quality of US-made rubber is not as consistent as imported rubber, so you may have to do some trial and error to find a US-made product that you’re happy with. Most bike manufacturers in the USA usually use imported rubber because it’s cheaper and more consistent in quality.


The best way to know for sure if a bike is made in the USA is to look for the “made in the USA” label on the bike. Companies proud of their US-made products will usually make it very clear that they are made in the USA. 

Beware of slightly misleading labeling, such as “Assembled in the USA” or “Designed in the USA.” These labels may give the impression that the entire bike is made in the USA when, in reality, only certain parts or the final assembly takes place in the United States.

Similarly, there is a difference between Made in America and USA-made products. “Made in America” also includes countries such as Mexico and Canada, whereas “USA-made” means the product is only from the USA.

The company’s website is another great indication and research source to figure out if a product is made in the USA. Check the company’s “About Me” page to see if they talk about where their products are made. If their bikes are truly made in the USA, they won’t be shy to mention and advertise this fact.

It must be mentioned that although the country of origin for products is required for labeling on the product, it is not a requirement for it to be stated on websites or other marketing materials. So, if a company does not outright state that their bikes are “made in the USA,” make sure to really dig deep in research or even reach out directly to the company to check where their products are made and sourced from.

Also, check where the company’s headquarters is located. Companies based in the USA are more likely to manufacture their products in the USA than companies based in another country.

Other Tips

If you’re having trouble finding bikes made in the USA, you can do a few other things.

First, try searching on Google for “US-made bikes,” “American-made bikes,” or “bicycles made in the USA.” These keywords can be a great starting point to help you find companies that specifically market their bikes as being made in the USA.

Another option is to look for small, independent bike manufacturers. These companies are more likely to be manufacturing their bikes in the USA than large, international companies.

Bike Brands Not Made in the USA

We also came across several bike manufacturers not made in the USA. We’ll keep adding to this list as we find more.

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About The Author



Mike leads research on the team, writes, and manages the YouTube channel. He’s been buying products made in the USA for as long as he can remember. It’s in his blood, growing up working in American manufacturing.