Expanding the Giant vs. Colnago thread, I thought I would post this.
My frame was made in Colorado
, but check out this article to see where a lot of the bike manufacturers make their frames. It also gives a hint about how much you are being ripped off when a company sources its frames from Asia.
Does it really matter? If the frame looks good, fits well, rides nice, is reliable, the company stands behind it's products, doesn't disappear..what difference does it make where it's made? My VW was 'assembled' in Mexico, so was my Ford Ranger..great cars but not made in Germany or the good ole USA.
'Ripped off'? Paying the designers, the marketeers, taking the time to actually go to the manufacturing site, then again to make sure everything is 'right' isn't free. It may be cheaper to manufacture in Asia rather than Europe or the US, but that doesn't make it a POS nor does it mean you are being ripped off if a European or USA company charges a wee bit more than 'no-name asian frame' you see on ebay.
'Made in Colorado(a Dean?) doesn't guarantee it's a good build. Probably is but the builder, where ever he is and the design is what counts. Nothing magical about made in Colorado, or California or Portland or Brussels or Milano or Taichung.