1 . Giant:
Giant started in 1972 with the objective of creating a better and more comfortable experience for everyone interested in biking. Their business model has three pillars: inspiration, innovation and craftsmanship. Giant is constantly working in achieving higher levels of both performance and comfort. This has helped create some of the best bicycles and they have kept their buyers happy, making also affordable bikes starting from 885 dollars.
2. Santa Cruz:
Santa Cruz mountain bikes manage to capture the vision of the company to think outside the box and create different and even weirder bikes. They actually have sixteen models and their women line, Juliana. They show commitment and passion into their bikes, creating a great product and really good mountain bikes. By having lesser lines, they pay attention to their lines more carefully and keep them in optimal conditions. Their prices are a bit high starting from 1650 dollars, but their high-end bikes are even cheaper than those of some competitors.
The latest models by Cannondale have focused in dualism, creating two in one bikes for both climbing and descending. By using aluminum and carbon they create both durable and light frames, this as a result of both passion and research that allows them to create the technology needed for really good bikes that weight even eighty grams less and are stiffer and more durable. Both their low end and high end lines have reasonable prices, starting from 550 dollars.
Trek offers a lot of bikes all around the world having presence in thirty countries and they have become a known name in the biking business. Their amazing bikes are made to withstand everything that the road may bring and to endure even the hardest trails. Trek also support a lot their low end bikes, giving them similar improvements to those they make to high end ones, which allows their consumers to be able to pick from a wider range of bikes that may fit their needs. It is considered one of the best companies in the business by the biking community, with bikes starting from 380 dollars.
Specialized is a company from California and since its starts it has passionately developed bikes to fit all the need the consumer may have. Their bikes are made to endure all kinds of terrains and situations that the rider may encounter during the trail. Their women line is very popular, as the bikes are designed by female bikers that know exactly what a woman may find uncomfortable or what may affect their performance during their rides. They also try to make their bikes light and durable, starting from 600 dollars.
Since their start, the UK based company Orange Mountain Bikes have given the consumers well rounded bikes. They offer bikes to over twenty countries in the world, with a wide range of characteristics to pick from. Characteristics like strong and light frames, with good speed and tough wheels, make Orange Mountain Bikes good for most situations. Their model Clockwork has become a popular one because of how well rounded it is. Their bikes have starting prices of about 1300 dollars.
What makes Yeti bikes standout is how much passion and creativity they put into each one of their bikes. Their team analyze not only the bike and its capacity, but also take a careful look at thing like the trails and the streets. They know biking well and create their bikes taking into account how it would feel to ride them. They pay attention to every detail, creating integral bikes for all kinds of places, this paired with their dedication make their bikes a really good option. Their prices, on the other hand, are high with bikes starting from 3400 dollars.
8. GT Bicycles:
GT stands for Gary Turner, who founded the company 44 years ago designing one of the first BMX bikes for racing, GT is also known for creating the “triple triangle” hard-tail that made mountain bikes much more durable and comfortable experience. GT is right now one of the most durable and amazingly fast bikes. They have all kinds of bikes from Mountain full suspension bikes to Kids bikes, starting from 1100 dollars.