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Many bike brands have mushroomed all around the globe and it’s hard to know which brand to trust and get your bike from. Most of the bike brands across the world produce almost all the bike models like the commuter bikes, mountain bikes, BMX and the road bikes. Here is a list of some of the leading bike models that make quality and trusted bike models.
Schwinn manufacturing company was founded by German-born engineer by the name Ignaz Schwinn in 1895. The company grew to become a leading bike brand over the years and almost all childhood memories revolve around the Schwinn bike brands. The company is one of the biggest brands around the globe and it produces different styles of bikes ranging from mountain bikes, commuter bikes, trail bikes, and road bikes. The Schwinn Company declared bankruptcy in 1992 and the company was bought as a sub-brand of Pacific cycles. The company is currently owned by the multi-national conglomerate, Dorel industries. Pacific cycles is a bicycles distributor that majors in distributing bikes owned by Taiwan and China under may historic brand companies like Schwinn, Mongoose, Roadmaster and GT.
Kona bicycles were founded in 1988 by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron. The company is based in the Pacific Northwest and their world headquarters are located in Ferndale Washington and they have distributors all around the world. The Canadian distribution offices are based in Vancouver, European distribution in Geneva, Switzerland. Kona bicycle has developed a wide range of bicycles styles and models ranging from commuter bikes, trail bikes, road bikes, and mountain bikes. They create strong and durable bicycles made from some of the best materials like carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, and steel. The company has grown over the years and it makes bicycles which are sold for over 60 countries worldwide. Kona manufacturing company supports the bike racing sport and has been a long-standing supporter. Their first product designer was Joe Murray who won the National mountain bike champion two times.
Merida manufacturing company is a Taiwan based company that deals in manufacturing, designing and selling of the brand products. The company was started in 1972 by Tseng who was a very brilliant engineer. The company grew into a well-respected OE manufacturer that is known for making great brands. The company is currently run by Ike’s son as the founder died in 2012. Merida’s founder was a very visionary person and he dedicated his life to making some of the best bike models in the world. His idea came from one of his visits in the USA in the early 70s and he came across a note written on a bike repair shop saying that bikes made in Taiwan were of poor quality. This made him mad and he decided to create his own company whose aim was to produce high-quality bikes with a sleek and gorgeous design. And he accomplished his dream as the Merida brand is well known for its amazing bike products across the globe.
GT manufacturing company is well known for spearheading the BMX bikes all around the world. When you hear of GT the first thing that comes into your mind is the amazing BMX bike which is used across the country. The company was founded by Gary Turner and Richard Long in Santa Ana, California in the year 1972. The company has developed a lot of styles ranging from trail bikes, BMX, mountain, commuter bikes and road bikes. GT bicycles designs is a sub-division of a Canadian conglomerate which helps in marketing their products. The company merged with Questor partners the then owner of Schwinn. Subsequently, the conglomerate went bankrupt and was acquired by the Pacific cycle and later on by the Dorel Industries in 2004.
Giants manufacturing company is one of the largest bike company and its sales most of its product around the globe. The giant company was started in 1972 by King Liu and it has tremendously grown since then. The company produces rugged looking bicycles that give you that look of authenticity and it has a variety of bike models ranging from mountain bikes, commuter bikes, trail bikes, and road bikes. Giant is a preferred bike brand by many athletes all around the world as it manufactures quality and durable bikes that are fit for the track. The company sales its bikes in over 50 countries around the world in over 12000 retail shops. In 2007 their global sales were over 5 million bikes and by 2012 the company’s sales had risen to 6.3 million bikes a year which makes their revenue around 1.8 billion shillings.
If you are looking for a lightweight bike that will serve you for eternity then this bike will be worth every dollar you spend. The company was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard and it is located in Morgan Hill, California. If you are looking for high-tech performance bikes then specialized has got your back as they have the most advanced bikes across the world. Specialized bikes have a unique frame that features the companies own brand alloy which is known as FACT, it stands for Functional Advanced Composite Technology. Specialized manufacturer a lot of bike models like the trail bikes, mountain bikes, commuter bikes and mountain bikes.
This is an American division of Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries that supplies bicycles on behalf of most Asian brands like the GT and Schwinn. Its headquarters are located in Wilton, Connecticut and its manufacturing and assembly companies are located in Taichung, Taiwan. The company was founded in 1971 by Joe Montgomery, Ron Davis, Murdock MacGregor, and Jim Catrambone. The aim was to manufacture backpacks and camping bags they later developed and started producing bike trailers for tourists. Nowadays Cannondale produces high quality, high-end bicycles which are actually not hand-made in the United States of America. Mostly, they specialize in aluminum and carbon fiber bikes which are lightweight and not the steel or titanium bikes.
Enjoy riding the bike that suits your needs and specifications. Have a nice and enjoyable time with friends and family while cycling.
All the best and be safe!