Are you building your home gym and looking for the perfect exercise bike to burn those calories? If you are looking for something that is of great quality and supports your local economy, we have the research for you. Below is a complete list of exercise bike brands made in the USA, how to find exercise bikes made in the USA, and more.
Note – is was impossible to find exercise bikes that are 100% made in the USA with all US-sourced components, so the options below have some imported components, but everything is assembled here, and they use some domestic parts.
Let’s get straight into it!
Full List of Exercise Bikes Brands Made in the USA
When it comes to cardio equipment made in the USA, Landice is one of the first places you should look. They have a wide range of products, including treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes. In operation since 1967, Landice is a family business that assembles everything in Randolph, NJ, with both domestic and foreign materials. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find exercise bikes that are 100% made in the USA. Still, Landice is a great option that makes exercise bikes and other cardio equipment with as many US materials as possible.
A cardio fitness equipment company based in Fresno, CA, Kesier mainly focuses on exercise bikes and ellipticals. Their cardio equipment is made in the USA, but they use some foreign materials, as it is pretty much impossible for 100% of the materials to be sourced in the USA. Look specifically for the M3 Indoor Bike, which Keiser produces in the USA with domestically and globally sourced materials.
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How to Find Exercise Bikes Made in the USA
Looking for an exercise bike made in the USA? Here is our handy guide to help you hunt down the perfect USA-made exercise bike to add to your home gym.
What Does “Made in the USA” Mean?
Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, let’s define what it means for something to be “made in the USA.”
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “made in the USA” means that “all or virtually all” of the product is made on US soil. Essentially everything from the designing, manufacturing, and assembling of the product must take place in the United States. The “virtually all” designation is quite important for products like exercise bikes, as it is near impossible for every part to be made in the USA – specifically the materials used to construct the bike (more on this below). But as long as minimal parts are sourced from overseas, the product is still considered “made in the USA.”
For more on this, check out our guide on how to tell if a product is made in the USA.
The first step to finding a USA-made exercise bike is to examine the materials used to construct the product. It’s important to understand where these materials come from to better understand what exercise bike is genuinely made in the USA.
As mentioned, it’s almost impossible for an exercise bike (or any cardio equipment, for that matter) to be entirely made with US materials. So, look for exercise bikes made in the USA with as many locally sourced materials as possible and minimal globally sourced materials.
Many different parts make up an exercise bike, so let’s go over the major components and the materials they are made from.
Most frames of exercise bikes are made of steel. Of all the materials used in constructing an exercise bike, steel is one of the easiest materials to source in the United States. Although China, Japan, and India produce more steel overall, the USA comes in fourth in terms of global production of this material. Furthermore, if you’re after quality, USA-made steel is the way to go, as it is three times stronger than Chinese-made steel.
In some cases, the frame of the exercise bike may be made of aluminum. Most of the world’s aluminum is made in China, and the USA imports a considerable portion of its aluminum. So, finding a USA-made exercise bike with an aluminum frame may be more difficult, though not impossible!
Exercise bike seats generally have foam padding. Foam is largely produced in Asia, namely China. However, some foam is still made in the USA, though to a much lesser extent.
Exercise bike saddle seats will also have a covering. This can be made from various natural and synthetic materials, including leather and nylon. While expensive, leather is a great choice for those looking for exercise bikes made in the USA. This is because the US produces a considerable amount of high-quality cow leather.
While nylon is produced mainly in China, the USA produces a significant amount each year.
An exercise bike has many mechanical components, including the screen (if applicable) and electrical components like the brake system. Some of these mechanical components can be difficult to source domestically, so they may be sourced from overseas.
The second step to finding exercise bikes made in the USA is to look at the labeling on the product or the packaging. According to Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 of the US Code, all products made abroad must be labeled as such. This helps weed out foreign-made products. To look for USA-made exercise bikes, look specifically for the FTC-protected label “made in the USA.”
While, in theory, looking for the “made in the USA” seems straightforward, there are a couple of things to watch out for. First, there is no pre-approval process for the label. So, any company that believes their product is made in the USA can theoretically stick this label on their products. However, the FTC will police if there are any reports of false usage of the label.
Second, some labels sound very similar to “made in the USA.” However, these labels are not synonymous with the FTC-protected label.
Assembled/Designed in the USA is one such label. This label means only a part of the manufacturing process occurs in the United States. Made in America is another such label, but America can also refer to Canada or Mexico.
The third and final point to watch out for is the usage of the American flag sticker on labels. Unlike the “made in the USA” label, the FTC does not regulate the usage of the American flag. So, in theory, any company can stick the flag on their product. So, just because you see the flag does not automatically mean the product is made in the USA.
Here are some extra tips to help you find exercise bikes made in the USA.
Check the Website
Go on the company’s website and check for information on the “About Us” or product page. “Made in the USA” is a huge selling point, so you should be able to find this information on the website if this is the case.
Companies are not required to state the country of origin of their products on their online or promotional materials. So, on the other hand, if you can’t find any information regarding the product’s country of origin, it’s best to assume that the product is made abroad.
Online shopping sites like Amazon sometimes contain information regarding the country of origin of products in the Product Description section. You can also check the FAQ to see if someone else has asked a question regarding the exercise bike’s country of origin or ask a question yourself.
Contact the Company
If the manufacturing origin of the exercise bike is still unclear, simply contact the company by calling or emailing them. A representative should be able to answer all your questions.
Exercise Bikes Brands Not Made in the USA
Here’s a list of brands not making exercise bikes in the USA. If you have anything to add to this list, let us know! We are always updating this as we go.
- Sunny Health and Fitness – Made in Taiwan and China
- Peloton – Made in Taiwan
- Yosuda – Made in China
- NordicTrack – Made in China and USA
- Bowflex – Made in China
- Wahoo Fitness – Made in Taiwan
- Wattbike – Made in Taiwan
- Barbells made in the USA
- Weightlifting belts made in the USA
- Weight benches made in the USA
- Iron and bumper plates made in the USA
- Squat and power racks made in the USA
- Resistance bands made in the USA
- Dumbbells made in the USA
- Treadmills made in the USA
- Rowers made in the USA
- Weighted vests made in the USA
- Pull up bars made in the USA