I know this isn't a cycling forum but many of us love cycling and bikes. I went to a LBS that I haven't been to before here in Germany during lunch today. I'm in the market for a new road bike, and I wanted to see some of the bikes they carried and pick their brains. What I was surprised to learn is that almost all of the bikes they carried, i.e. Cervelo, Specialized, Argon, and even the Wilier and Stevens bikes that I thought were made in Italy and Germany respectively are all made in Taiwan!
Now, I don't mean to get into a heated debate on whether the quality of stuff made in Taiwan/China is good or not. I just found it surprising that it's all made there! The guy at the shop said Trek is one of the only companies that makes their bikes in the US.