Over the past two decades, offshoring has significantly impacted the bike industry. The majority of bike companies closed their American factories and outsourced their production to Asia chasing after cheaper labor and increased profits. During this time, bicycle manufacturers converted to just being another “bicycle brand” with the focus on their sales and marketing departments. They closed the doors to the behind the scenes manufacturing processes, hiding the fact that their bikes are made in the same Chinese and Taiwanese factories as their competitors!
Unfortunately, Wyatt Bicycles wasn’t any different than the brands that have offshored their production to Asia, except for the fact that we started with our production there. As the owner and founder of Wyatt BIcycles, I wasn’t happy being part of the problem, but I knew that we would eventually be part of the solution.
At the beginning of 2017, I decided to cut ties with our Chinese manufacturer and begin manufacturing our bicycles in-house in La Crosse, WI. I believe that as an American company, we have the responsibility to do everything within our power to manufacture our products in the USA and support the American economy. I hope that you can join us on our mission to support American bicycle manufacturing and become part of the solution.
God bless and ride on,
Owner & Founder