Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn commission if you buy from a link. How we test gear. american brands bike gear We’re fortunate to live in a time when U.S. bike manufacturing is more robust than ever, with equipment like frames, apparel , and components for every discipline and every style of riding made here in the States. And it’s coming from everyone—legacy manufacturers and new-to-the-scene bag designers alike. While legendary names like Chris King are still leading the charge in the industry hub of Portland , Oregon, newer brands are staking their claims in parts of New England, Utah, and Colorado . Brands like Pinebury, Forge+Bond, and Tailwind Nutrition are bringing bike gear manufacturing to smaller or new markets.
Whatever you’re riding, there are plenty of ways to make upgrades big and small while supporting manufacturing in the U.S. We’ve included 22 piece of gear here from American-made cycling brands (plus one show featuring handmade bikes) that represent high-level quality and creativity, whether you’re after a simple jersey , complex freehub, or something to make your endurance ride a bit more comfortable.
R45D Centerlock Front Hub
1 Chris King Precision Components R45D Centerlock Front Hub
It would be unfair to start this list with anyone or any brand other than Chris King. One of America’s most storied cycling component makers, operating out of Portland, began plying his trade in 1976 with an emphasis on keeping materials and production here while continuing to innovate. Pieces like […]