10 best mountain bike brands

Nothing Compares to the ease with which a Motorbike lets us escape us the mountains- the wider view and wilder terrain. One wants to leave the hustle of the city and speed the inner self with the adventures in the mountains. Riding a bike in the best mountains bike isn’t only a adventure but its a self healing therapy for many too.

Giant

best mountain bike

Source: Giant

Giant was founded in 1972 by King Liu and Tony Lo. In 1977, Giant successfully signed a contract with Schwinn, which made Giant an ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’ OEM under their private label. Since then, Giant has become one of the largest labels. Today, there bikes are sold in more than 50 countries. They have been sponsoring mountain biking athletes since 1995 including athletes like John Tomac, Rune Høydahl, Danny Hart, and Carl Decker.

Some of their best MTB’s are :

  • Anthem Advanced 27.5
  • Lust Advanced 0
  • XtC Jr. 24
  • Trance Advanced 27.5 0
  • STP SS

Trek

best mountain bike

Source: Trek

Trek was found in 1976 by Richard Burke and Bevil Hogg in Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA. Trek Bicycle corporation began as a subsidiary company of Roth corporation. The manufacturisation of their bikes is predominantly in Taiwan and China.They have a wide range of mountain bikes that have been subdivided into categories such as cross-country, sport Hardtail, Singletrack trail, technical trail, Enduro, gravity, and dual sport. Their cross-country (XC) mountain bikes are claimed to be the lightest, smartest, and fastest bikes on trail.

Their best MTB’s are :

  • Superfly FS 9.9 SL XTR
  • X-Caliber 7
  • Fuel EX 9.9 29 XTR
  • Remedy 8 27.5/650b
  • Session 9.9
  • 8.6 DS

Specialized

best mountain bike

Source: Bikeradar

Specialized Bicycle Component, Inc  is a California based company which was founded by Mike Sinyard in 1974. The company began exporting components from Italy, the company started it own manufacturing on its own in 1981. The same year, the company introduced their first mass-produced mountain bike Stump jumper, which continues to be in production. Their mountain bikes are classified under various categories such as cross-country, trail, all-mountain, gravity, recreational, fat bike, and women’s.

Some of their best MTB’s are :

  • S-Works Epic 29
  • Stumpjumper Expert Carbon HT
  • Status I
  • Demo 8 II
  • Rockhopper Comp 29
  • Fatboy Expert
  • Fate Expert Carbon 29

Santa Cruz Bicycles

best mountain bike

Source: Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Bicycles was started by Rob Roskopp and Rich Novak in 1993 in Santa Cruz, California. The first dual suspension single pivot bike was also introduced by the Santa Cruz Bicycles  named Tazmon. Currently they have more than 20 of advanced Mountain Bike models, with a Juliana range dedicated for women. The company’s mountain biking team, The Santa Cruz Syndicate won the 4th UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships title. Some of their mountain biking athletes endorsed by them include Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat, Josh Bryceland, and Dylan Wolsky.

Some of their best MTB’s are:

  • Jackal
  • Chameleon
  • Highball
  • Tallboy
  • V10

Cannondale

best mountain bike

Source: Bikeradar

Cannondale Bicycle corporation is a subsidiary company of Canadian Dorel Industries. The company was founded in 1971 and was responsible for introducing the worlds first bicycle trailer.  In 1990, they began manufacturing mountain bikes with dual suspension and introduced the Delta V E.S.T.

Some of their best MTB’s are:

  • Jekyll Carbon 1
  • Jekyll Carbon 2
  • Jekyll Carbon 2
  • Jekyll 3
  • Jekyll 4
  • Trigger Carbon 1
  • Trigger Carbon 2

GT Bicycles

best mountain bike

Source: Track and Trail

GT Bicycles is another subsidiary of the dorel industries. It is an American company . the company was founded by Gary Turner and Richard Long in 1979. GT has a distinct ‘Triple Triangle’ frame which is present in their Hardtail mountain bikes.

Some of their best MTB’s are:

  • 2014 Fury Team
  • 2014 Ruckus DJ
  • Force Carbon Expert
  • Sensor Carbon Team
  • Sensor Elite
  • Karakoram Hans Rey

Yeti

best mountain bike

Source: Pinbike

Yeti Cycles was found in 1985 by John Parker, a mountain Bike designer. Yeti is one of the few mountain Bike designers in the market. Yeti Cycles have their own patented suspension systems, ‘ZeroLoss Technology’ and ‘Switch Technology’.

Some of their best MTB’s are:

  • SB75
  • SB66 Carbon
  • SB66
  • SB66 Comp
  • SB95 Carbon
  • SB95

Scott

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Source: Evan Cycle

Scott is founded by Ed Scott. He has also been the manufacturers of ski poles. Formerly, the company was known as Scott USA and is working 1958. They introduced their first mountain bike in 1986, and in 1991, produced ‘Unishock’, their first full-suspension forked mountain bike. In 2003, they introduced their triple mode (lock-out, all-travel, and traction mode) shock adjustable bike, Genius.

Some of their best MTB’s are:

  • SCOTT Spark 960
  • SCOTT Spark 760
  • SCOTT Scale 900 SL
  • SCOTT Scale 770
  • SCOTT Genius 940 Bike

Kona Bikes

best mountain bike

Source: Kona Bike

Kona bikes was found by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron in 1988. They set up offices in Blaine, Washington, Vancouver and British Columbia. In the same year they also introduced their first front and rear MTB tires. In 1989, they came up a straight leg MTB production fork, which is still used with design variations.

Some of their best MTBs are:

  • Process 134 DL
  • Process 111 DL
  • Entourage
  • Hei Hei
  • Kahuna
  • Mohala

Mongoose

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Source: Amazon

Mongoose was initially known as BMX products, INC and was founded Skip Hess in 1974 in California. He manufactured the legendary ‘Motomag One wheel’.

Some of their best MTB’s are:

  • Meteore 29’R
  • Switchback
  • Teocali Expert
  • Salvo Elite
  • Ritual Dirt

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