Best Brands of Mountain BikesRemember when you were a kid jumping off curbs and plowing through puddles on your bike? How sweet was that And now things are even better. You can really get dirty, hit some serious jumps, and bomb down hills your mom never would have let you attempt back then.
Of course all that modern requires that you have a ride that is up to the challenge. Mountain bikes today are amazingly well engineered. They are so much lighter, stronger, and smoother than ever before so when you get a good mountain bike, your ride works for you instead of against you.
Deciding which bike to get isn't necessarily an easy decision. There are a lot of quality brands out there and you'll need to find something that fits your budget. Ultimately, the best thing you can do is get out and test drive a variety of models so I can't recommend that you use this list of best mountain bike brands as the ultimate authority on what to buy. Instead, use it as a good starting point that will end with you having great toy you can use to tear up the trails.
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I ride a ARC frame since 2009. The bike is extremly fast and solid.
This frame is maby the lighter alouminium hardtail frame had ever built.
I am totaly happy with these guys in Yeti.
I ride professionally and yeti is definitely my favourite brand of bike. All of there bikes are amazing.
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Nice bike just very performance and fun on mountain all shimano pieces and very good suspensions good price for good quality
I picked up a Fantom 29r elite for 899.00 these are the specs. Frame MOTO29HX Kinesis Engineered Aluminum with TrailTuned PowerStay Design, DualProfile Hydroformed Downtube with reinforced Gusset, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, downtube bottle mount, seat tube accessory mount
Fork ROCKSHOX RECON SILVER TK29 SOLO AIR 29" QR 100mm LongTravel W/External rebound and TurnKey lockout
Crankset FSA VDrive Hollow-Forged Aluminum arms, 24/32/42T, (15 ~17:170mm 19~21:175mm)
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaEXO external bearing 73mm
Pedals Mountain Platform
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX DynaSYS, FD-M660-10, SLX, TOP-SWING, DUAL-PULL, BAND TYPE(W/31.8MM ADAPTER)
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT long cage, DynaSYS for 30 Speed (KRDM780SGS)
Shifters Shimano SLX DynaSYS 30 speed trigger shift
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano DynaSYS SLX KCS-HG81-10 11-36t 10Speed
Chain KMC X10SL
Hubs Gravity Sealed Bearing Disc with Quick Release
Spokes Stainless steel
Rims WTB FX23 29" Disc Black anodized Aluminum
Tires WTB Nano 29er, 2.1x29
Brakes Avid Elixir3 Hydraulic Disc front and rear, 180mm Avid HS1 rotors
Brake Levers Avid Elixir3 for Disc Brake
Headset CaneCreek Sealed Bearing threadless 1 1/8 in
Handlebar Black Finish Aluminum 6061 T6
Stem Black Finish Aluminum threadless
Tape/Grip WTB DualCompound
Saddle WTB SpeedV
Seat Post Black Finish Aluminum Mountain 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp Super Light Alloy with Bolt
Besides all that technical stuff it's a blast to ride.
I recently built up a Motobecane Fantom Pro DS from the frame up. Love this bike. The frame quality is superb, and it's built in the same factory as most high end bikes such as Trek and Specialized in Taiwan. The frame is constructed from 7005 grade aluminum and weighs under 5 lbs.
Not only that, but the value of a brand new Motobecane Fantom Pro can't be beat! Full XTR component set, Avid Elixir brakes, and Rockshox Reba Race fork and Monarch RT3 out back, plus super smooth cartridge bearing wheels, all for under 2k, what a deal! I only wish I had bought mine new, but building it up has been a blast!
I ride as much as possible and can shred trails on this bike. It's never let me down. Sure it doesn't have fancy shaped tubes or a super complex suspension system, but it works! While their lower end bikes might be lumped with wal-mart quality bikes, their higher end stuff is on par with most name brand bikes, without hurting the wallet too much. I've even read about people building up motobecanes into sub 20lb racing machines. Mine weighs above 30lbs, but I prefer going down than up, and if I need to shed a few pounds, I can lose it from my belly.
I'll ride this bike till I destroy it. For the price, this brand can't be beat.
15 years of active driving without major problems. If you want solid bike without spending big money, buy Rog.
Nice bike. Bike for strong men
By far the best bike brand... All about dirtjump and freeride. Affordable yet extremely light and durable frames!
Proper solid bikes had it four years nothing gone wrong except tyres and brakes, ride it day in day out very very reliable so much fun proper bike for serious riders.
Excitor is the best... I have one and it's got extreme springs for maximum comfort in riding, I can ride that bike all day over the roughest terrain and it holds up awesomely!
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Updated Wednesday, May 22, 2013