American Bikes Taking Over

And while we’re on the topic of bikes, there is also
a great article in the Times about the
conquest of American-made professional bikes. Once the domain of European-makers, the world of high-end bike
manufacturing has largely been dominated as of late by American manufacturers like
Cannondale and Trek
(Lance’s brand of choice…and a key sponsor).

Changes in bike technology have been huge over the last few years, with American models doing the most to bring fast,
light-weight models to market. Even European teams today use mostly American-made bikes, a fascinating fact that most
Americans, even bike fans, probably didn’t know.