There seems to be a resurgence among product marketers to proclaim their product is “Made in the USA” yet there also seems to be some variance in the definition of what exactly that means.
As far as the Optibike is concerned, this is what it means:
Frame/Swingarm: Stamped/welded/machined/painted in the United States.
Battery: Cells made overseas (not many are made in the US) the assembly of the pack and case happens in the US
Electronics/wiring: Manufactured in the US.
Motor: Manufactured in the US
Gears/MBB parts: Machined/manufactured in the US
Fox Suspension/Chris King Headset: Manufactured in the US
Then, of course, the entire bike is “assembled” in Boulder, CO.
Some of the bicycle components we use such as the Avid Disk brakes, Mavic Wheels, seats, pedals, grips, etc are made overseas- many are not available from US based manufacturers. However, the overwhelming majority of every Optibike is actually made within 1000 miles of our factory in Boulder, CO.
This is not to say that one method/location of sourcing is better than another, its just a matter of clarification.