Don't get me going on this one, but, nothing is made in america, mostly because americans aren't willing to pay for it...We expect too much product for too little money, and then we want to make too much money for doing too little work and you can't have both. You just can't get a 5 inch travel carbon 29er with full XTR and GPS for $500 without it being made by a 5 year-old that gets paid in bowls of rice:hmmm:
And PS-It doesn't matter even if you buy a frame built here in the US, try building it up with US components!!
So true. And sorry in advance for going off topic.
Like you said you can buy US made frames but it will cost. IMO, it's worth it. My USB was made by MAAS, Rhygin in Boston years ago, and the Sinister just over the border in CAN (which is still ok in my books). The Kona is Tawain of course but I've been eyeing FBM's fixed gear frame as a replacement at some point.
I think most of Santa Cruz is in Tawain now. Who is left for sussy frames? Turner, Ventana, Intense, & Ellsworth?
I'm pretty stoked that the Rhygin has a strong percentage of US Made stuff - Phil hubs, Sun rims, Thomson gear, King HS, and oldie SDG saddle, Cook Brother cranks, Salsa chainring, White Industries Freewheel, Altek levers. Come to think of it I should work on trying to get that bear 100% US made. The USB has a lot of US products on it too.