Oh, please, please, please don't say you are from the United States. We look bad enough already. Have you ever left this continent?
...But I'll counter:
germany... really. maybe in automobiles
Automobile Engines? Yes. At the moment. For efficiency per volume and power output. With the exception of a Ferrari engine, German engines are found in most super cars, except for the Ariel Atom (but that's more of a kit car, and let's not go off topic.) For reliability? Japanese engines.
best aero tt/road - CANADA - Cervelo
I'll counter with Canyon (Germany), Walser (Switzerland), BMC (Switzerland), and Kuota (Italy). Just for starters.
best wheels - USA - HED/ZIPP/ENVE/BONTRAGER/REYNOLDS
I'll counter with Corima, Mavic, Xentis, CarbonSports. Damn great wheels.
best frames- close but give it to the USA boutique brands - parlee/crumpton/vanilla/vamoots/litespeed/lynskey. the euros are not even close.
A2J, Spin, Sarto, Nordischer-Rahmenbau, Baum, Crisp, Enigma, Endorfin, Nicolai... I can keep going, but there's plenty of worthy competition in the very, very subjective boutique/custom market.
best saddles/shoes - ITALY
The best running shoes I've ever owned from Japan. The best football/soccer shoes I've ever owned are made in Germany.
The best walking shoes I've ever owned are from a German brand, made in China. The best cycling shoes I've owned are a US brand, but yesterday tried on a certain Australian brand that had me swooning. The best saddle I've ever used is from Poland. The best dress shoes I own are from Italy.
The point? Expand your mind, son.
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