The United States has a wide array of bicycle builders across the entire nation. While the major American brands like Specialized, Trek, and GT mass produce their bikes overseas, there is a very strong contingent of custom handmade mountain bike builders creating masterful works of art here in our own country. There are also medium size bike producers Intense Cycles and Turner Bikes offering mountain bikers model choices across the whole spectrum of the sport from XC race to downhill.
I’m going to do my best to keep an on going list of all of the American bike companies producing their product in the United States. Below you’ll find a list of the bike companies with their website, where they are located, and the materials they use. Hopefully this guide will help you find the mountain bike you’re looking for made in the USA. Each builder has their own unique style and offer varying models. Some don’t even just make frames, they build stems, seatposts, handlebars, and forks. If you want to see more mountain bike components made in America, check out my Ultimate Listing: Mountain Bike Parts Made In America.
|COMPANY||TITANIUM||ALUMINUM||STEEL||OTHER||STATE||MADE IN AMERICA|
|313 BICYCLE WORKS||YES||MICHIGAN||YES!|
|ELLSWORTH BIKES||YES||CARBON FIBER||CALIFORNIA||YES!|
|FIREFLY BICYCLES||YES||CARBON FIBER||MASSACHUSETTS||YES!|
|INDEPENDENT FABRICATION||YES||YES||CARBON FIBER||NEW HAMPSHIRE||YES!|
|INTENSE CYCLES||CARBON FIBER||CALIFORNIA||YES!|
|MOCCASIN BEND BICYCLE||YES||CARBON FIBER||TENNESSEE||YES!|
|ROCK LOBSTER CYCLES||YES||YES||CALIFORNIA||YES!|
|SEVEN CYCLES||YES||CARBON FIBER||MASSACHUSETTS||YES!|
|TURNER BIKES||CARBON FIBER||CALIFORNIA||YES!|
|BLACK SHEEP BICYCLES||YES||YES||COLORADO||YES!|
|BREAD WINNER CYCLES||YES||YES||OREGON||YES!|
|DURANGO BIKE COMPANY||COLORADO||YES!|
|44 BIKES||YES||YES||NEW HAMPSHIRE||YES!|
American Mountain Bike Builders
3D Racing – Colorado – Steel, Aluminum
44 Bikes – New Hampshire – Steel
616 Bicycle Fabrication – Michigan – Steel
Action Tec – California – Titanium, Aluminum, Steel
Ahearne Cycles – Oregon – Steel
Ahrens Bicycles – California – Aluminum, Steel
Alchemy Bicycle Co. – Colorado – Stainless Steel
Alliance bicycles – Idaho – Titanium, Steel
American Bicycle Manufacturing – Minnesota – Aluminum
<historical reference only. Stopped producing bikes in April 2005>
AMPeirce Cycles – Colorado – Steel
Appleman Bicycles – Minnesota – Carbon
Aussie Cycleworks – Texas – Titanium
Bicycle Fabrications – California – Steel
Bilenky Cycle Works – Pennsylvania – Steel
Bishop Bikes – Maryland – Steel
Black Cat Bikes – California – Steel
Black Market Bikes – California – Steel
Black Sheep Bikes – Colorado – Titanium, Steel
Blaze Bicycles – Utah – Steel
Bob Keller Frameworks – Michigan – Steel
Boedie Cycles – Montana – Steel
Bohemian Bicycles – Arizona – Steel
Boo Bicycles – Colorado – Bamboo
Breadwinner Cycles – Oregon – Steel
Bronto Bikes – Oregon – Steel
Brooklyn Machine Works – New York – Steel
Budd Bike Works – Massachusetts – Steel
By:Stickel – North Carolina – Steel
Caletti Bicycles – California – Steel, Titanium
Calfee Design – California – Bamboo
Capitol Bicycles – Ohio – Steel, Titanium
Castellano Designs – California – Aluminum
Castle Frameworks – Idaho – Steel, Titanium
Cielo by Chris King – Oregon – Steel
Circle A Cycles – Rhode Island – Steel
Clockwork Bikes – Wisconsin – Steel
Coconino Cycles – Arizona – Steel
Columbine Cycle Works – California – Steel
Curtlo Cycles – Washington – Steel
Cycles J.Bryant – Oregon – Steel
Cycles Papillon – Oregon – Titanium
Cysco Cycles – Tennessee – Titanium
Daltex Handmade Bikes – Texas – Steel
DEAN Titanium Bikes – Colorado – Titanium
Desalvo Custom Cycles – Oregon – Steel, Titanium
DirtySixer – California – Steel, Titanium, Aluminum
Don McClung – (719) 539-7146 – Colorado – Steel
Dornbox Bikes – Maine – Steel
DSB Bikes – Utah – Titanium, Steel
Durango Bike Company – Colorado – Titanium, Aluminum
Edoz Bicycles – Oklahoma – Steel
Elephant Bikes – Washington – Steel
Ellis Cycles – Wisconsin – Steel
Ellsworth Bikes – No Longer Made In The USA – Aluminum
Engin Cycles – Pennsylvania – Steel
English Cycles – Oregon – Steel
EWR Bikes – Pennsylvania – Steel
Falconer Cycles – California – Steel
Fe Cycles – Missouri – Steel, Titanium, Carbon
Firefly Bicycles – Massachusetts – Titanium
Foes Racing – California – Aluminum
Form Cycles – Arizona – Titanium, Steel
Frank The Welder – Vermont – Steel
Funk Cycles – Colorado – Titanium
Gallus Handmade Bicycles – Colorado – Steel
Gaulzetti – Massachusetts – Aluminum
Geekhouse Bikes – Massachusetts – Steel
Generic Cycles – Colorado- Titanium
Graham Cycles – New Hampshire – Steel
Jonathan Greene Cycles – Florida – Steel
Groovy Cycleworks – Ohio – Steel, Titanium, Aluminum
Guerrilla Gravity – Colorado – Aluminum
Guipago Cycles – New Hampshire – Steel
Gunnar Cycles – Wisconsin – Steel
Handsome Cycles – Minnesota – Steel
Harvey Cycle Works – Indiana – Steel
Honey Bicycles – Massachusetts – Steel
Hubcap Cycles – Pennsylvania – Steel, Titanium
Hunter Cycles – California – Steel
Igleheart Custom Frames and Forks – Massachusetts – Steel
Independent Fabrication – New Hampshire – Steel, Titanium
Inglis Cycles – California – Steel
Intense Cycles – California – Aluminum
Ira Ryan Cycles – Oregon – Steel
Justice Madison Cycles – Tennessee – Steel
K.Bedford Customs – New York – Steel, Titanium
Kelson Custom Cycles – Idaho – Carbon, Steel, Titanium
Kent Eriksen Cycles – Colorado – Titanium
Kesho Bicycles – Oregon – Steel
KirkLee Cycles – Texas – Carbon Fiber
Kish Fabrication – North Carolina – Titanium, Steel
La Suprema – Arizona – Steel
Lenz Sport – Colorado – Aluminum
Litespeed – Tennessee – Titanium
Lucid Cycles – Utah – Steel
Lynskey Performance Designs – Tennessee – Titanium
Machine Cycles – Oregon – Steel
Maestro Frameworks – Pennsylvania – Steel
Matter Cycles – Colorado – Steel
Matthews Custom Cycles – New Mexico – Steel
McShane Bikes – Pennsylvania – Steel, Aluminum, Titanium
Meech Custom Cycles – Arkansas – Steel
Merlin – Utah – Titanium
Milwaukee Bike Company – Wisconsin – Chromoly (Vari-wall)
Moots – Colorado – Titanium
Mosaic Cycles – Colorado – Titanium, Steel
Muse Cycles – California – Steel
NTP Bikes – California – Titanium
Oddity Cycles – Colorado – Steel
O’Leary Bicycles – New Mexico – Steel
One Ghost Industries – California/Oregon – Aluminum
Oswald Cycle Works – Pennsylvania – Steel
Paketa Cycles – Colorado – Magnesium
Pallas Athena Custom Bicycles – Minnesota – Steel
Peacock Groove – Minnesota – Steel
Penguin Cycles – Vermont – Steel
Pereira Cycles – Steel
Primus Mootry – Colorado – Aluminum, Steel, Titanium
Priority Cycles – Idaho – Carbon Fiber, Aluminum
Q Ball Bikes – Michigan – Steel
Quiring Cycles – Michigan – Aluminum, Steel, Titanium
Realm Cycles – Oregon – Steel
Reeb Cycles – Colorado – Steel, Titanium
Renovo Bicycles – Oregon – Wood
Retrotec – California – steel
Rex Cycles – California – Steel
Rich Adams – Pennsylvania – Steel
Rich Phillips – Steel
Rick Jones – New York – Steel
Ritte Cycles – California – Stainless Steel
Rock Lobster Cycles – California – Steel, Aluminum
Rosene Bicycles – Arizona – Steel
Rosko Bikes – New York – Steel
Samsara Cycles– Colorado – Aluminum, Steel
Sarif Cycle Worx – North Carolina – Steel
SCW Customs – Maryland – Steel
Serotta – New York – Titanium
Seven Cycles – Massachusetts – Titanium, Carbon fiber, Steel
Shamrock Cycles – Indiana – Steel
Shawver Cycles – California – Steel
Signal Cycles – Oregon – Steel
Silent Cycles – Tennessee – Steel
Simple Bicycle Co. – Washington – Steel
Siren Bicycles – California – Steel
Six Eleven Bicycle Co. – Virginia – Steel
Sklar – Montana – Steel / Titanium
Snyder Cycles – Georgia – Steel
Soulcraft Cycles – California – Steel
Spooky Bikes – Vermont – Steel, Aluminum
Steve Potts Bicycles – California – Titanium
Stijl Cycles – Virginia – Steel
Stinner Frameworks – California – Steel
Stout bikes – Texas – Steel
Strong Frames – Montana – Steel, Titanium
Superco – Utah – Steel
SyCip Designs – California – Steel, Titanium, Aluminum
Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles – New Hampshire – Steel
TET Cycles – Iowa – Steel
Thin Air Frameworks – Colorado – Steel
Thomson – Georgia – Titanium
Thursday Bicycles – Idaho – Steel
Ti Cycles Fabrication – Oregon – Titanium, Steel
Tonic Fabrication – Oregon – Steel
Tronix – Arizona – Titanium, Steel
True Fabrication Bicycles – Texas – Steel
Turner Bikes – No Longer Made In USA – Aluminum
Twenty2 Cycles – Colorado – Titanim
Vassago Cycles – Arizona – Steel, Titanium
Ventana Mountain Bikes – California – Aluminum
Vertigo Cycles – Oregon – Titanium
Vibe Cycles – Idaho – Bamboo
Vicious Cycles – New York – Steel, Titanium
Victoria Cycles – Colorado – Steel
Vlad Cycles – New Jersey – Steel
Vulture Cycles – Oregon – Steel, Titanium
Waltworks Custom Bicycles – Colorado – Steel
Watson Cycles – steel
Weaver Cycle Works – New Jersey – Steel
Wilco Cycle Works – Delaware – Steel, Titanium
Willits Bikes – Colorado – Steel, Titanium
Wily Cycles – Colorado – Steel, Titanium
Wiseman Frameworks – Illinois – Steel
Wolfhound Cycles – Orgeon – Steel
Yipsan Bicycles – Steel
Yokeiseasy Bicycle Co. – Pennsylvania – Titanium, Steel
Zinn Cycles – Colorado – Titanium, Steel, Aluminum
Zukas Cycles – Georgia – Steel
I hope you’ve enjoyed this listing. America sure does have a bunch of amazingly talented builders. As I said at the top of the article, I’ll be updating this post as I find more builders. In case I’ve missed any feel free to comment or send me an email.
122 thoughts on “Ultimate Listing: Mountain Bikes Made In America”
What about Quiring and Waltworks?
Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll get them added soon.
As always feel free to let me know about anyone I don’t have on the list.
What about Gunnar?
Gunnar / Waterford, too.
Already on the list. Thanks.
Thanks. I wasn’t for sure they were USA 100%.
Yes, on my list to add.
They are made in Taiwan. I think they had a limited edition DH bike made here but everything else comes from overseas.
Going to add them. Thanks.
How about 616 in Grand Rapids MI?
Ellsworth? I know the Carbon are made overseas but the Aluminum ones are still made in the USA.
Great list, honored to be represented. I have a few more that need to be up. Generic Cycles, Denver- Chris builds sweet bikes under the Generic title as well as Spot Brand and “Reeb”. Also can’t forget about the master Don McClung and his “Back Yard Bikes”, Salida CO. If you like 29ers tip your hat to Don.
Bronto Bikes in Oregon, handmade steel
I thought alchemy was in Austin, tx?
Also, don’t forget Spooky!
I’ll have to double check on Alchemy.
I knew about Spooky but I don’t think they make mountain bikes do they?
Sweet! Thanks for the tip. I’ll get them added soon.
Wow thanks Todd. I’ll get those added. I actually found out today that Spot is all made in Taiwan now :(
Thanks for the tip. I was meaning to send them an email to confirm where they were built these days.
Great list. Is Willits back? I thought he was working at Alchemy.
I’ll have to make for sure. I have two questions to ask Alchemy now.
I confirmed with Alchemy they are definitely in Denver, Colorado.
Wes is not with Alchemy. He was unable to make the move with them.
Added. Thanks for that.
no problem, great site, have spent some hours lookin
Justice Madison Cycles in Old Fort Tennessee.
We win tons of MTB races every year!
Bellows Falls, VT
I’ll get you added Mickey!
Great! Thanks for the info.
Simple Bicycle Co – Portland, OR. A one man show who’s been at it for decades. He builds everything from BMX to roadie
Awesome thanks. I’ll put it in my update queue.
Rich Phillip cycles out of St. Louis.
Meech Custom Cycles out of Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Awesome! Thanks for the help.
One of the most famous welders/builders in the bike industrie, Frank “the Welder” Wadelton, from the old Yeti company.
And another Yeti builder and the maker of one of the most iconic mountainbike in history, the Yeti C-26, Chris Herting.
Thanks for letting me know about these. I’ll be sure to add them to the list soon.
Guerilla Gravity / Colorado Gravity Bikes
Thanks. I haven’t heard of GG yet. I’ll get them added in.
OS bikes are made in Taiwan. Also, Handsome bikes are mostly from overseas, but they’re 29er is outsourced to Peacock Grove.
Hmm didn’t realize that about OS Bikes. I’ll make the Handsome Bikes entry more specific to their 29er. That’s why they’re in the list because PG makes that bike for them.
I’ll make sure they are put in my next update to the list.
THis is a great list, thanks so much for putting it together. It’s wonderful to see how many makers have sprung up. I really hope you’ll find the inner resources to keep this list maintained ;) I know it’s not easy. THanks for taking the time. Now find me a reasonably priced US made kids bike HA HA….
I don’t know what’s going on with vulture cycles but they seem to have lost their domain. Their blogspot is untouched too vulturecycles-dot-blogspot-dot-com but there seems to be activity on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/vulturecycles
Thanks for the effort. Awesome list.
What about Santa Cruz?
Ever heard of Rodriquez? I know nothing about them http://www.rodcycle.com
What about this one?
Thanks I’ll check them out.
I love this list, it has made deciding on my next bike that much harder. Also check out Silent Cycles, they use steel and build both road and mountain bikes in Tennessee. http://silentcycles.com/
Nice list, but Merlin is missing ;) They make bicycles since the ’90s.
Yeah now that they are in production I need to add them back in.
Wiseman Frameworks – http://www.wisemanframeworks.com
Wow – what a great list and great website – there are so many great American made bikes out there! Why would anyone get a plastic cookie cutter from Taiwan? My three bikes: Lynskey Sportive, Lynskey Pro 650, and a 1972 Schwinn Racer!
Yeti’s carbon fiber bikes are all made in the USA!
I was not aware of this. Thanks
Walt Works moved to park city UT
Also: there’s Fatback cycles
Thanks so much. I need to do a little updating.
May I suggest the only 36er fully custom bike made for really tall riders:
Based in San Francisco, built in the USA (steel, aluminium and titanium) sourcing a huge majority of our components from US and European manufacturers.
Hey, Xprezo is a company that does everything from design to production in house in Bromont, Quebec. (Canada, not the US, but still.)
I believe Devinci also manufactures in Quebec.
Also meant to mention that the guy behind Xprezo was one of the founders of Balfa.
I refuse to buy anything not made here in the USA. This site is a huge help as I get ready to move to a 29er. Thanks
Check out WIlco Cycleworks in Wilmington, Delaware.
Unfortunately Tom Tesdale, owner of TET, passed away this year on RAGBRAI. He died riding his bike.
Don’t forget Ritchey
Sorry to hear that.
I only know him from local bike shows/swaps, but here is one from Missouri:
Great list, thanks for compiling it!
I would classify him as a humble bad ass. He builds all kinds of bikes.
You missed a bunch of TX builders:
Clyde James Cycles
Daltex Handmade Bicycles
Gjertsen Framebuilding Tools
Phantasm Cycle Works
Violet Crown Cycles
Wow there is a lot of talent in TX. I’ll get these added ASAP. Thanks for the great list.
Vlad cycles in NJ.
Yeti’s frames are not US made. How do I know? Mine’s been sitting in a container from Taiwan waiting from LA truckers to come off strike.
Yeti’s haven’t been manufactured in the US since 2007 or 8.
Good job man way to list the little guys doing it right and the best they can. I support my local bike shop here in Colorado Springs by purchasing solely from them which is hard to do.
all of trek’s project one bikes are made in the U.S. as well
Are Spot Brand Honey Badgers made in Taiwan? It appears they are made in Golden, but maybe not…..
Thomson (the one with the seat posts) now makes titanium frames in their Georgia factory.
I should have had them on here a while ago. Thanks for reminding me.
great list love the photos. St Louis Missouri has a builder FeCycles, They build in steel , titanium and carbon. fecycles.com
You know, I take it back about Fatback. They are pretty misleading. Across the top of their website they say, “ALASKA BUILT BICYCLES • MADE IN THE USA”. That’s what I saw that made me post here. But, when you start to actually look it turns out they only make their AL frame here. NONE of their other stuff… and they offer a lot of parts… is US made. That’s pretty deceptive. Then when I tried to contact them through various media, they just totally ignored me.
Waltworks and Black Sheep make 36ers too
SISU out of Marquette, Michigan
Thanks for this.
No Love for Aussie Cycle Works? Hand built in USA.
Never heard of Aussie before. I’ll get them on the list.
the return of the legend … home of the yo eddy … FAT CHANCE is back!!!!!!!
because companies such as GT have given great things to the industry. It built the BMX division single-handedly, it reshaped the MB division with Triple Triangle and currently redefined the Road Bike. It designed the iDrive suspension and built the legendary top dawg…the GT Fury. GT was established in 1972 and is now a Canadian company. It may be under an umbrella with Schwinn and Cannondale but let’s face it, between GT and Schwinn those 2 have seen and done it all. Regardless of where Schwinn is today the sheer amount of R&D and history as well as achievements between the two place them at the top of the heap in terms of resume. Giant is the biggest seller but that’s it…a Taiwanese sellout. Nothing more nothing less. GT is a company that brought innovation and gave to the industry multiple times. What have these contributed in history?
Mountain Cycle went out of business in 2012. In 2011, they attempted to rebuild their brand with a new line of mountain bikes including the San Andreas II and Zen II. Though designed in California, the frames were all manufactured in Taiwan.
Great list. Don’t forget Landshark. http://landsharkbicycles.com
Check these guys out….. F-Bom, love the name and there comparison of Taiwan built vs USA build is awesomeness…
What about F-Bom Bike Co
Sorry for the double post above… here’s a sweet Montana builder Sklar Bikes http://www.sklarbikes.com/
Sweet selection of US made frames http://www.chumbausa.com/tech/
This is an exceptional (!) website. I rode Schwinns my whole life (now 61, retired Navy, Federal LE Officer)….looking for a custom “bikepacker” with built-in fly rod kit. So, thanks John….I was going to suggest Chumba as well. I have been considering Chumba (out of Austin TX) for a month or so. They have been outstanding in responding.
TBC transition bicycle company out of Washington, they make the patrol and scout, I’m sure you’ve heard of them :)
Yes they are great guys. I know them personally. However, their bikes are not made in the USA. Still great products though.
I just sent an email to Ellsworth. They claim that the alloy bikes are welded in California
Why have you not added these???
How about Yeti?
I just bought the Realm cycles Bike just like the one posted here. What do you think that bike is worth?
roca roja cycles … arizona
Not made in the USA any longer :(
Intense are not made in USA anymore. They’ve gone to Asia unfortunately.
Yr still missing Sklar.
Steel/TI, made in Montana
How about AMERICAN mountain bike manufacturing out of St. Cloud, MN. All aluminum,
many polished with beauty welds. I have two all originals and the designer of the logos for AMERICAN and the Complite series. I can send photos if requested.
You missed Milwaukee Bicycle Co.
SINGLE SPEED COMPATIBLE
Thanks! They’ve been added.
I originally passed on putting them on the list, but you bring up a great point. They have significant contributions to the world of American MTB. I added them to the list. Thanks for bringing them up!
They’re on the list now! Thanks for the update.
Check out Rhode Fabrication in Maryland. They design and make fully custom steel mountain bikes and have an enduro shock extension that rivals the options coming out of other countries.
Hello, Wyatt Bicycles manufactures mountain bike and fat bike frames in the USA using 100% U.S. sourced aluminum.
Just an FYI, there are a handful of companies that no longer manufacture their bikes in the USA that are on this list.