Made In The U.S.A.
At Spark we value the extra effort it takes to have a product made in the U.S.A. Few companies are willing to or can afford to employ American labor to manufacture their products. As a result much of production is shipped overseas where labor laws are few and far between.
Below is a list of a few of the brands that take the time to produce a selection of their products here!
At Spark, we try to get our custom labeled products made in the USA as much as possible. Currently our water bottles are made here by Specialized in California. Our saddle bags are hand made by Inertia Designs in Santa Barbara, CA. We also did a run of moisture wicking t-shirts for Homes For Our Troops events that were made by Griffin Mfg in Fall River, MA. Our Gift Cards are also made here, plus we recycle the ones that get used so long as they’re not too beat up. Most of you spend them before that happens.
Thule makes 85% of the products that you see in the US right in Connecticut. The Foot Packs and Fit Kits are made in Sweden. Roof Boxes are made elsewhere but the majority of products that you see around like trunk, hitch, and roof racks are made right here.
Yankz assembles, prints and packages their Sure Lace System in the USA. It’s not 100%, but it’s close.
Oakley makes everything right in California. This is a prime example of a class leading top quality product from a brand that refuses to trust anyone else to make something with their “O” on it.
No, Specialized doesn’t make their bikes here. Back in the day you could get an S-Works with a hand built USA made frame. Now even Cannondale ships the work overseas. However, the Spark water bottles as well as any branded with the Specialized logo are for the most part made and printed in California. The coolest part of that is they employ people with disabilities to help with the process.
Genuine Innovations; the #1 CO2 and emergency tire repair product manufacturer proudly makes their products here in the U.S.A.
NiteRider is regarded as the maker of the highest-end bike lights in the world and are well known for their top quality and ultra durability. Even we were surprised to learn that they make their torches in San Diego, CA.
Enve Composites (formerly known as Edge Composites) hand makes their high-end wheels in Ogden, Utah. This is a very rare thing given that most carbon manufacturing is done overseas by the lowest bidder.
Lizard Skins makes anything from grips to neoprene chainstay protectors. We carry their full line of mountain bike grips with custom lock-on collars etched with our name on them. Not everything by them is made here, but much of it is.
Swiftwick has got it going on in the sock industry. Their socks are knitted at 200 needles which makes them practically puncture proof and extremely comfortable. They’re also compression and moisture wicking. How do they keep a close eye on the quality control? They make them in Tennessee.