Products made in America are getting rare, especially when it comes to bikes. Don’t despair! There are still brave revolutionaries out there — small independent builders keeping the American-made bike industry alive.
Many cyclists dream about owning an American-made bike but sometimes it can take months or years to get a bike built. Buying pre-owned is one way to get an American-made bike at a great price, right now. Let's take a look at some American bike builders that we currently carry at The Pro's Closet.
Our inventory is constantly changing. So if the bike you're looking for has sold or isn't available check back later!
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Allied Cycle Works - Road and gravel
The Allied Alfa Disc is one of the few carbon road bikes made in the U.S.
Allied specializes in carbon fiber road and gravel bikes that are proudly produced in Little Rock, Arkansas. Allied brought some of the most experienced and brightest minds in the industry together to produce its frames from the ground up. It’s one of the few carbon frame manufacturers in the U.S. and it uses Innegra in its carbon lay-up to improve durability.
Check out our interview with Allied Cycle Works to learn more.
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Guerrilla Gravity - Mountain
The Trail Pistol is a tough 120mm trail bike.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Guerrilla Gravity is a small manufacturer making big waves in the mountain bike industry. They use Revved Carbon, an aerospace technology which produces frames that are over 300% more impact resistant, but match the strength and stiffness of traditional carbon. GG's frames are modular, so you can easily change the travel and geometry of your bike to match your terrain or riding style.
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Moots Cycles - Road, gravel, mountain
Moots got into gravel early with the Routt 45 and it quickly became the benchmark for titanium gravel bikes.
Moots is often regarded as the benchmark for titanium frames. It has been handcrafting titanium road, gravel, cyclocross, and mountain bike frames in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for nearly four decades. Moots designs all of its titanium frames and components to handle the rugged roads and trails found throughout the Rockies.
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Mosaic Cycles - Road, gravel, CX, mountain
The TPC x Mosaic GT-2 45 gravel bike comes with custom paint inspired by vintage Land Cruisers.
Mosaic Cycles produces handcrafted, bespoke titanium and steel bicycles in Boulder, Colorado. Mosaic has built an enviable reputation for itself by creating beautifully finished dream bikes that have won several awards at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). Mosaic's sister company, Spectrum Paint & Powder Works, provides many options for vivid custom paint.
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REEB Cycles - Mountain and gravel
The REEB Sqweeb is the bike of choice for MTB legend Jeff Lenosky.
REEB Cycles was born after the founder the Oskar Blues Brewery decided he didn’t want to buy another bike-in-a-box made somewhere overseas. Instead he started his own bike company (“REEB” is beer spelled backwards). Design and fabrication for their mountain and gravel bikes is all done in the 100 year old barn in Lyons, Colorado, where the brewery began.
Check out our visit to the REEB barn to see how it designs and builds bikes.
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Lynskey Performance - Road, gravel, mountain
The titanium Lynskey GR300 is a forever gravel bike.
Lynskey has been building titanium bikes in Chattanooga, Tennessee for 35 years. The bike-obsessed Lynskey family rose to prominence as the builders behind another legendary American brand, Litespeed. They sold Litespeed in 1999, but their passion for cycling remained strong until they finally returned with their namesake brand in 2005.
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Fat Chance Bikes - Mountain and road
The cleverly-named "Slim Chance" still has that classic Fat Chance vibe.
Fat Chance and Fat City Cycles were '90s legends thanks to bikes like the Slim Chance road bike and Yo Eddy mountain bike. Its founder Chris Chance is a Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee and recently sprang back onto the scene with the revival of Fat Chance bikes. Though his bikes are now thoroughly modern, they keep a bit of that playful '90s styling.
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Rock Lobster Cycles - Road, gravel, CX, track, MTB
Aluminum 'cross racers like this 7005 helped put Rock Lobster on the map.
Rock Lobster bikes are handmade in Santa Cruz, California by Paul Sadoff. There's no production line at Rock Lobster. Sadoff builds every bike himself, and he cares more about winning races than bike show awards. His frames have been ridden at the Olympics and at world championship cyclocross and mountain bike events around the world.
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Squid Bikes - CX, track, MTB, BMX
This SO-EZ singlespeed is ready for SSCXWC or your next urban assault.
Squid is the punk rocker of American bike builders. It gradually came into existence by building bikes for the grassroots cyclocross community in Northern California. At some point a group of "cyclocross miscreants" started spray painting bikes in their garages. Since then, unique home-brew paint jobs have become a key part of the Squid ethos. Grab a rattle can and go nuts!
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Vintage bonus: Klein Bicycle Corporation
The Klein Attitude was one of my boyhood dream bikes.
This is one for the history buffs. In the '90s, Klein pioneered the use of large-diameter aluminum tubes, and Klein bikes were far ahead of their time with modern features like internal cable routing and press-fit bottom brackets. We have a few Kleins in our vintage bike museum and have been lucky to have more than a few available for sale. (Unfortunately, this one has sold!) They’re getting rare, so if you’re looking for one you’ll have to be patient.
There are plenty more great American builders not listed here. Who's missing. Who would you like to see us carry in the future? Let us know in the comments!
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