Best Brands of Mountain Bikes

Remember 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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The Top Ten

1
Giant
Excellent, but very expensive once I grow up I'll get Glory DH, I swear!
I have a Giant Yukon, very comfortable to ride and maintenance free.
I'm sixty five years old but still enjoyed riding my Giant mtb, its very sturdy thanks to the asean craftmen who build it.
[Newest]Rahul Das is the best and Deb Das sucks.

For the fans
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2Trek
I'm 6'5" and 310 lbs. After snapping the frame of a Cannondale then ruining the fork suspension on a Giant, I took the advice of my buddy at Bicycles Unlimited and gave Trek a try - that was seven years ago and it's still going strong, having only replaced the tires, brake pads, and a brake cable. With no disrespect to any other brands, Trek is the best brand to me.
I'm from Philippines, I have a great experience with this two brands the specialized and trek, both hardtail. First, I own specialized which gives me a smooth ride. But, after using for 1yr 4mos and 8days, I notice that the base part of my specialized body has a small crack, which is not good for me. Then I planned to buy a new one to replace my specialized body, I choose two brands trek and bianchi. I ask the owner of the store, which one has a good quality. He said, that both body have good quality in terms of weight. Bianchi, is like your biking in the mud. While trek has a good performance and high quality. No doubt, I choose trek 6500. And I never regret choosing my trek, now I'm using it for 2yrs and 22days.

Thank you trek bicycle company, you are the most reputable company in the whole worldwide... Keep up the good work guys...

By the way, I'm 5'8", 23y. O and male...
I have had four Treks so far, and all my family members also got Treks, and got some friends into Trek. Beaten, roughed up, they just take everything and still roll true. Also have a Marine Nail Trail 29er, a good one, but far from Trek.
[Newest]It's a good bike and have great riding experience
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3Specialized
Best bikes on the planet, hands down. There's a reason there were 5 at the olympics more than any other brand!
Invested in a StumpJumper 13 years ago, put billions of miles on it, and it still feels like new every time I ride it. Thanks to Specialized for making such a killer bike.

dallinatkinson

I have a Demo 8 II and simply there is nothing - for xtreme mtb - to compare in the market. If you are just a casual/recreational biker you cannot understand the real potential of this brand. Thank you, Specialized!
[Newest]I Got my 2015 Pitch Sport 27.5(650) it is good in Trail and Great handling and comfortable when you ride it
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4Cannondale
Trigger-1 (29r). Efficient climber and smooth DH rider; all with a flip of a switch on the handle bars and push of a button on top of the Lefty. In addition, can change seat position from full extension on a climb to 'down in between the front and rear wheel' with a push of a button; sense of lower center of gravity.
Started with a Cannondale Super-V Full Suspension for 'donkey's years'. All aluminum and great bike for it's time; AKA - Old Faithful.
I have cannondale SL3.

I just love my bike, gear shifting is effortless. The best part is that you get both derailers of Sram X5 at such low cost.
I love my lefty! Smooth ride, easy downhill, quick change with front shocks.
[Newest]Smooth and riding is effort less..

5Santa Cruz
This list sucks, Huffy, K2, Dunlop, Mongoose, and Magna all suck. And by the way speaking of Huffy's, it is a well known fact that the 2 worst kind of bikes you can get are Huffy's and Murray's. Schwinn sold out in the mid 1990's, and KHS is a sub brand of Diamondback another brand that sold out. Plus Gary Fisher is a sub brand of Trek. Sub brand meaning it's the exact same brand of bike with a different name on it. Plus Haro's and GT's may make decent beginner mountain bikes, but their both still brands of bike more known and better suited for being an aggressive trick/skate park & MBX style of bike. But just for the record, Santa Cruz bikes are the best for mountain they are one of very few bike companies that only make mountain bikes and have their bikes manufactured in the US.
Got my aluminum nomad and it is perfect for me up and down hill ride. It's geometry gives me ease pedaling either way. Arnimator
I have SC superlight 2012, eventhough still use single pivot but it is very good climber. Light frame and valuable price. I also had chameleon, and I'm satisfied with the performance.
[Newest]Got 3 santa cruz bikes (nomad, highball and jackal) all are performing great and satisfy my every ride

6GT
I have a 12 year old GT Aggressor and I batter it week in week out. It just doesn't break I am replacing soon with a GT 29er fantastic brand and heritage
I love my GT Fury Carbon. When I use it, it makes m feel like I'm flying because of the suspensions in the back and in the front. It's a 10-speed type of mountain bike.
I've got a gt legacy hybrid bike I ride 20 miles every day and have only changed the brake blocks I really think gt are great I've had it 5 years oh yeh and had to change the tyres a few times
[Newest]GT Avalanche Comp! Its Cool Man!
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7Merida
Excellent bike. Fine performance completely worth the money
Price reasonable mid range bike and quality look quite good.
I own a MERIDA DUKE 350 and it is really good. It is very good looking and the performance is awesome. Merida cycles are one of the best especially the mountain bike.
[Newest]I love my new Merida bike...

8Scott
What to say about the company that makes 899 grams frame?
Great bikes, reliable, well done and detailed at its finest.
Huge range to choose from road, to kids, womens, dh, all mountain, trail, xc and a few more varieties to choose from.

Fully recomended and exclusive
Completely beautiful, gorgeous bikes, completely addictive to ride. I have both a road, Cyclocross and a Hard tail Race bike, and each serve me very well!
[Newest]Holy crap it's so good

9Kona
This is the best brand. I'm from Mexico and it's complicated to get a Kona, but once you have get it you're gonna love it. This brand offers the best relation price - quality product, you should check what offers Kona in the same range of price before buying another bike, because you always gonna find a better bike por the same price. Also Kona always is innovating, and other brands only copy the designs that Kona and others are doing. Oh and don't forget the Africa programs that Kona is making. Sorry about my English writing. I hope it works for new cyclist.
I have had the privilege of riding top brands like Specialized, Trek, GT, etc and once I bought a Kona, I have never turned back. In fact, I have bought 3 since then. Great bikes! I do my homework before I buy anything and if you're the same, do yourself a favor and shop a comparable Kona to the style of bike you're looking for in other brands. You'll see that quality, fitment options, price, mean a lot to this company.
Amazing Mountain Bikes situated in Washington and British Columbia. Their bikes very in all features and are considered on of the best.
[Newest]Had a Kona for 10 years with no problems. Great bike. Buying another this year.

10Yeti
I ride professionally and yeti is definitely my favourite brand of bike. All of there bikes are amazing.
Probably too expensive and niche for people to know about, but these bikes should be WAAYY higher on the list, especially past Cannondale (mediocre/REI brand) and Marin (forgettable/boring).
I have owned Giant, Bridgestone and multiple Specialized bikes - all good, but once I owned a Yeti there was no turning back. I am on my second Yeti and they are simply amazing - I can do things on that bike that I could never do on mass produced brand bikes.
[Newest]The best bikes out there. Period. Designed by racers for racers.

The Contenders

11Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Designed and tested on the technical trails of Vancouver's North Shore and Whistler, Rocky Mountain Bikes always impress. I'm currently running a Flatline Pro and absolutely love it.
I had an 02 instinct that I rode for 12 years before it was stolen and just recently purchased a '12 altitude which is the funnest piece of biking machinery I've ever ridden.
Nothing handles like a Rocky Mountain, it's sharp and fun. Every bit of energy is transferred to the rear wheel through their excellent frame design.
[Newest]Best bike money can buy

12Fuji
Best bike. Outland cross country full suspension one of the top contender in quality
Best bike ever. I have the Nevada 2.0 2011 and its hardcore and it has a really good price. I recommend it 100 %! Lifetime warranty.
I got a Fuji bike when I was 6 and now I am 12. I have been mountain biking and also bike a whole lot on the road. I have not replaced anything, and it still runs PERFECT! Best bike I have ever had
[Newest]Hi, I just bought fuji absolute 2.1 hybrid.

13Cube
Great bikes, reasonably priced, cool colors, and they look amazing, have good quality parts, you get the most for your money.
Absolutely great quality, expensive but it worth it, highly recommended... I bought 3 CUBE, 2 unit send to my dad and my brother in Philippines...
I have a Cube AMS 130 SL (2013) and it is without doubt the best all mountain bikes I have ever ridden. Although not cheap, it's frame and rear linkage is beautifully made and creates a responsive ride that absorbs small and big hits with ease giving you the confidence to go faster than you would think possible! Awesome components for the money, seriously lightweight and looks amazing! Highly recommend Cube and their German engineering and manufacturing.
[Newest]I like the design of the logo, strips and frame.

14SGM
Its a nice bike, and affordable price.
This is really good. I have 2013SGM Intensity Light Alloy. It's just simple but really good
If you have low budget this is fit for you. It has high quality like giant trek and more
[Newest]SGM is the best among the rest

15KHS
This list does not suck! Readers must understand that this list is based on votes. So vote. KHS build their own bikes after buying design rights they consider to be top of their game. They then construct it with their own expertise! Buy one and it will shut you up! Good budget bike is a bad description! My frame cost £500 15 years ago and Advertising is a good way to sell crap. If you like KHS then you are smart and know your Quality
I have a really customized XCT 555 and this thing rips! I absolutely love how I can ride all day on the trails and It just never gives me any hassles. I can also press it into a downhill bike in a pinch and it will hold its own against larger 8 inch travel machines! My husband now wants one instead of his GT. Having had Trek, Specialized and Giant bike I am a hardcore KHS fan now
The best for the money!
[Newest]Very nice, cool colour, would recommend higher spec if you want one. Don't go low spec khs

16Diamondback
I have a Diamondback Overdrive Comp and is by far the best bike I have ever ridden. I have ridden the Trek, Giant, and GT hard tail bikes that supposedly compete with the DB Overdrive, but in my opinion, they aren't as good as the Overdrive.
I have had three over the years and I have never regretted it. My latest is the Response. Adjustable forks, beefy tires, and bulletproof frame. Some say that the derailers and cassette is lacking, but put the rapid fire triggers and a proper adjustment and go pound the dirt.
I have a Diamondback overdrive expert and I love it it is so.. stable and the 29er wheels are great too, it has some nice curves on it too so some people are asking me if I have a overdrive carbon. Laugh out loud
[Newest]I have two great bikes from diamondback had them for about 5 years not had any problems with them. great bike make

17Jamis
Jamis is thus far a good brand for a mountain bike. I was given the TRAIL X3 (2011) model and once I've began to use it on a recreational purpose, I saw how light it was, though was a bit apprehensive on the way it drags---turns out the tires are mostly for off-road terrains. However, once I got the hang of biking, we (along with my biker friends who are avid fans of the Giant, Cervelo, and other popular brand) decided to go on a hardcore biking, from mile-long uphills, which, owing to the thick threads of the tyres, was pretty challenging. However, come downhill, the geometry of the Jamis Trail X3 proved that it was designed to have a great gravity-geometry-aero-dynamics ratio. Was hardly pedaling but I kinda left most of my peers downhill. But that's not all, once put to the OFF-ROAD TEST, man, the combination of the specs and the design proved that it the Jamis Trail X3 will give out a powerful off-road performance. Am so satisfied with the Victory Red color given to me that I decided to give it to my nephew so he could donate his generic bike and bike with me. Oh, and I bought the "dirt" colored for myself. Yep, I so recommend this that I bought a second of the same model (though I got the 'dirt' color).
By the way, I'm from the Philippines, and a practicing lawyer/musician who just loves adventure so much that while very much eccentric with my ways, am veery meticulous when it comes to my equipment, expensive or otherwise. The Jamis Trail X3 is definitely worth every money you pay for it.
Just got one at the start of summer and I can't love my new bike any more than I already do... This is a great bike for off road and on road biking. I find that it is quite comfortable, very light and seriously awesome in almost every way. Only thing is that when you first get it you want to replace the tire with nice thorn resistance ones... My tires popped the first day I took it out before I replaced the tubes inside them.
12 months ago I purchased the Dragon 29 sport. Outstanding bike to ride and great value for money. I have done over three thousand bush kilometers on it and it has not failed me yet!
I liked it so much I purchased a Durango sport and a durango comp for each of my boys and they are now trying to wear theirs out on the same bush tracks.
[Newest]For jamis is the best
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18Raleigh
Raleigh's are on the comeback. They slipped a little in the past but the bikes are top notch now and still priced well. The Euro pro team is going to help with the dated perception some people may still be hanging onto.
This is the first 'branded' bike I own, (I would not consider Wal-mart bikes as 'branded'... More sort of generic) and I have had very good rides on it, both in paved and dirt roads, being the longest a 50 mile ride along the baja coast, it performed excellent going up hill, very light, and on the way down it it zoomed up to 45MPH very smoothly, no vibration, no shakes... Very pleased with mi bike, wonder why it's so up in the rankings...
Their bikes are very long lasting, I had a Mountain Bike from Raleigh brought in 1990, and till today, it's still running well with its upgraded components!
[Newest]They ship solid stuff. I own one and I just love their dedication towards attention to details & associated price. Go for it!

19Pivot
I have a 2013 Mach 5.7 Carbon - its sweet! Super light, super stiff, great geometry, great components = top notch all mountain bike!
March 6 is one devil bike. Should be one of the best 2014 AM bike.
Great frames. Very rigid. Top quality.

20Bianchi
It's frame is as sturdy as you could think of. The design has been superb.
It has a solid frame you can imagine. Just purchase the frame standalone and then equip with the best components out there in the market. Those who are looking for clone bikes can consider...
I have a bianchi frame and its the best frame I've used among others with highest price, the design is different from any others,
[Newest]Best riding experience ever with a Kuma. I love this model.

21Mosso
I have the Mosso 2620 series. Absolutely feels lighter than other expensive brands. Nice on the climbs, power transfer is well felt thru speed. I recommend this frame for XC riders and recreational riders too.
MOSSO show me the right way in mountain biking though I am just a beginner
Underrated but really reliable and value for your money
[Newest]Best brand for people who don't have a big budget

22Shimano
Shimano is the best bike... Every bike makers use Shimano parts... Like Disk breaks, HUBS, WHEELS, and Cranks, Chains,

I recommend Shimano for every person who looking for best quality brand super faster machine... (y)
The most reliable bike ever..
I like shimano on my bike accessories really nice... Good performance...
[Newest]Best bike parts and design Amazing performance

23Marin
Your resons are sweet
2012 Marin Bobcat Trail... I love the frame/geometry. Climbs like a goat and descends like a fire ball.
I have a Bolinas Ridge 29er and could not be happier! I am a beginner with the desire to use mountain biking as a way of getting back into shape after packing on quite a bit of weight after smoking. This is my second bike and straight out of the box it is an extremely comfortable and smooth ride.
[Newest]Great Mountain bike maker love the new Mount Vision and Rift Zone design!

24Polygon
Low price
High specification
Best value
Nice seat Nice suspension
Number one in indonesia.
[Newest]Great value for great specs!

25Gary Fisher
Got a 2001 Gary Fisher Marlin in pristine condition. One of the best bikes I will ever own. Everyone comments on it.
My girlfriend big sur has fallen down more mountain and cliffs than I can count. But when it ripped itself off my bike rack at 60 mph on the freeway and suffered only a couple scratches - then I knew it was immortal.
Best is different for everyone but just so everyone's aware- Gary Fisher is Treks "High End Line"- similar to Audi Vs Volkswagen.

Regardless, it took me years to realize how great Gary Fishers geometry is, and Gary Fisher himself was the father of the 29er- don't buy these bikes for specs- buy these bikes cause the company actually knows what its doing and delivers bikes ahead of their time.

26Ghost
Ghost make good frames that can survive a massive beating good specs and rides smoothly
Awesome bike, looks great too
After using Trek and Specialized I went for Ghost just to try it. When Ghost bikes first launched in our country I went and got the SE 2000. The bike was really balanced and perfect for commuting. Now I got another Ghost SE 4000 (2014) and it simply beasts all other Brands on this price range. I would highly recommend Ghost other then Trek or specialized.
[Newest]Great bikes in reasonable price

27Orbea
Got it 2 years ago to get fit. Ended up as my daily transport, 3 downhill events, various enduro events... No problem with it so far. Well happy with it, and I m sure my next one will be an Orbea
Great bike with good choice components
Got an Orbea few months ago so far so good downhill uphill no issues finely made... Great bike!
[Newest]The only thing I could say right now that Orbea the best Bike out there.

28Mongoose
I had my mongoose mountain bike for 3months and it drives me crazy. I just love riding it because it is incredibly comfortable to ride any trail you go. It is a lot more affordable. And stylish among any brands
Certainly the best bike I have ever owned. I am not an avid biker by any means but with shocks in the front fork and a shock absorbing recoil spring mounted on the frame makes riding a lot more comfortable than my old Huffy.
Anything is better than a huffy. But both brands are walmart bike which all suck.
Mongoose mountain bike is better than giant
You must be a joke comparing to giant and voting this over the worlds best bike brand Ellsworth

29Felt
Best bike selection at great prices. I love Felt I got mine at live4bikes.com live 4 bikes in bellflower I love it. Best bike I have ever had. Its Edit pro full carbon, full suspension full Awesome!
Nothing short of awesome.
Felt Sixty team rocks
[Newest]Felt bikes are very under rated

30Canyon
Best STW-ratio of any frame (including Trek, Specialized and Cannondale), excellent value, consistent quality components throughout, anodized frames, great geometry. To sum up, the best bikes in class.
These brand give you TOP equipment and frames for a beautiful price. I have a Canyon AL 6.0 with 3 years of punishment and works perfect. I love it.
I have had a canyon al+ 6.0 for 1 month, very good bike very good value for money, mountain biker malvern
[Newest]Why isn't canyon closer to the top? They should be at least top 10

31Haro
If you can find one buy it! Best mountain bike of all time! Bang for the buck, one of the best frames out there, high end parts, unbreakable!
I bought Haro 'cause of the price. Went for Flightline 2010 model, limited Croatia edition. Invested and received is more than great. With some modification gear wise it has become a real muscle mountain bike. Been riding it now for a year and can't wait start of the new season.
My Haro Paladin 1 is Serving me since last 1 year... I just love my bike.
[Newest]I had a lot of bikes but haro it's the best

32Ellsworth
I have two Ellsworth bikes, a Moment and an Evolve and I love them. They climb well, the suspension stays active during breaking, and they rock on the down hill sections I ride here in the Rocky Mountains. They are pricey but I plan on riding them for a very long time!
I have an Ellsworth joker and It is one of the best full suspension bikes out there. Great forks and back suspension. Light. Tough. Great brakes and components. And very very reliable. Ellsworth makes the best bikes out the. Ellsworth is number 1
Ellsworth bikes are. Light. Tough. Smooth. And Reliable. The brakes, suspension, and other components on them are great. Ellsworth is best out there.
[Newest]Best mountain bikes ever they are paper light, durable and reliable no doubt better than giant or any bike brand.

33Iron Horse
Very beautiful design and color combining, light weight and cheap. Have strong frame structure, can go all type of trail. If you buy this bike and another bike with same price, you will know the iron horse item is super quality. I have seven mtb, one of it is iron horse, another like giant, merida, norco that more expensive than iron horse but from all I choose iron horse because more comfortable, and very straching design. And another reason is, if we talk with our friend or anyone about mtb, we just need say IRON HORSE and your partner will automatically know the aroma of iron horse. Seriously cheap, from another mtb brand.
I like this bike out off all my old bikes it comes with 29" tires Its fast stops fast with the disc brakes it is a heavy for its size but it do have very good gears to help make it up the hill but once you go down hill it picks up a lot of speed makes you wanna wish you had more gears to make it go more faster. the only problems I had was changing worn out tires tire tubes and bearings on wheels and pedals. Well I do use it every day for the last 5 years so it do have many miles on it. I still like it fore the price I got it for. my bicycle is the sinister 6.3
I own 7 Iron Horse bikes and they are the best bikes I have ever owned! Most of the other bikes on the list above this brand don't actually deserve to be on there. Mongoose is one of the worst brands! If you want a cheap, piece of crap then don't get a Iron Horse. Well constructed and built in the USA!

34Commencal
Meta 5.5 carbon! Good downhill and on the climb.
Meta - best bike I've ridden. Really good build quality
Commencal supreme v3. The best downhill bike

35KTM
Own a KTM Ultra Flite. Good and solid frame yet light in weight. For a company that initially started as a Metalworking company, they sure show their expertise in their frames. For those with doubts, try a KTM yourself and you would know what their MTBs are all about. They may be more known for their dirt bikes but its quality and expertise shows across their different business segments.
I owned a KTM Carbon Race. Extreme Light yet solid and very fast, perfect for Mountain ride. The bike is matt black and certainly a head-turner. Thanks to KTM team for making this wonderful bike! And please keep them coming!
Are you serious?! How come this brand isn't on the top of the list?! It is just to AWESOME!
[Newest]It will get better with their motorbikes team involved in the making!

36Norco
How is this not on here already?
I have had a kona bike snapped the frame after about 2 weeks. I'm only 90 pounds! My norco still hold up after years after years of use
Norco is the best brand :o how come its number 25 I have norco aline it's better than Fuel EX 9.9 29 I had the Fuel one but I sold it because norco is better
Great for both trails and road biking..
[Newest]Best bikes out there, second only to Specialized. Just check out their lines...

37Carrera
Awesome bike, that has good overall performance and stability. Good for off road and trail riding, can handle a good amount of stick from me.
Cheap, great spec for the money!
I have a 2012 Kraken and use it to commute and off road. Given it some hammer and its real solid!
Amazing bike, takes on trails and paths with ease, cheep and affordable. Great for a first time buy for anyone! 21 gear speed ratio is perfect for anyone
[Newest]I have a vengeance, fantastic bike for the money, very reliable and comfortable to ride.

38Redline
Good solid bikes with decent components solid frames
Good bike that is comfortable and fast

39Titus
Amazing bikes. You cannot buy anything close to what you can get a Titus for. I have the carbon Rockstar and carbon FTM. Insanely light and fast. Beautiful desing and geometry. These can take a beating and track and climb better then anything out there twice the price. Never a problem and I ride everday. These things are designed by some of the best frame designers in the industry. I will never buy through a LBS when I can get twice the bike buying direct from Titus.
Titus is fast, tough and sweet designs. I love my Titus and won't buy anything else. Whether its XC or AM they have among the best bikes I have seen out there.

40Corratec
Best quality with German spirit of the quality control, in the world there is no one will so concentrate on the quality compare with German..
Best.. Two thumbs up.. Super bow good design, very fancy design... Same goes with x vert range..
Perfect bike with well design, high end Germany technology push the brand to the top
[Newest]Great bike, with cool design.

41Orange
Some people that are voting on this for brands like Huffy or Schwinn clearly are not knowledgeable AT ALL. Orange is a legitimate mountain bike company, designed in Australia, manufactured in the UK; strong, reliable and beautiful. This is what defines mountain bikes. Orange should be recognized as a competitor for the big companies; Specialized, Trek, Giant.
I have owned an orange Gringo for 12 years. This is an entry level bike but has never missed a beat in all the years I've rode it. Have rode friends more expensive bikes but the don't feel as good. Love my Orange but time for an upgrade and don't see any sense in going for another brand!
Fantastic downhill bikes. Super lightweight, strong, durable. A bit on the pricey side but they are worth the money. The best bike I've had... BY FAR!

42Radon
Fantastic bikes. Nicely priced.
Good price, awesome bikes
Great equipment for small prices

43Evil

44Fezzari
Quality bike at a reasonable price! I currently own one and I couldn't be happier with the purchase I made! The service that they provide is second to none! I'm currently looking for a hard tail, I guess I'm heading back to Fezzari!

45Vision
My vision 2013 pursuit is best in style and quality
Smooth ride uphill or downhill..
Very rare in the Philippines...
I have a vision chase competition 2013! The frame rocks!
This bike has a decent look, durable and fits the budget of most young people.
[Newest]This bike was so good mine was stolen!

46BMC
Next to Santa Cruz (by a hair) BMC bikes are the best. Their made over seas and they are pretty good bikes. And I'm not talking about cheap Chinese labor overseas either.
Really surprised that BMC isn't in the top three. They have the best mountain biking team in the world, and they are the best bike component makers in the world. Their bikes are just gorgeous.
I've riden for about 20 years. Just recently bought high end TF01 and it's the best bike I've ever had! Climbs like a goat, turns on demand and the attention to detail is like no other bike I've ridden. You get what you pay for and it's worth it. But you wont' appreciate the bike unless you've had the displeasure of riding other bikes. So take your time and get to know what you like. then give them a try, you won't regret it.

47TRS
Cheap bike with qualities of a high end bike... solid body and you are able to custom the parts with high end ones...

48XDS
Most perfect frame ever. Very good handling and cornering. Downhill expert and all the high end parts given
Awesome quality and price is a top winner
Good for beginner. Worth it price... China company. No matter, most of the best brands also made in China.
[Newest]Good quality and better spec compare to others with same price range.

49Core
It's just mountain biking
The first Bangladeshi high end brand. Awesome aluminum body
Great frame design & best pricing with better components. :) Like this bike
[Newest]The best bike after Trek and for any person it is comfortable to ride it. I used these bicycle for 3 months without no problem.

50Lion
One of the best brands in Bangladesh
Really great quality and reasonable price

51Genesis
Great durability and good performance. Everyone should have a genesis bike. Dual disk brakes, double butted frame and 27 speeds to make a perfect bike.
The bike is great, it has great performances... I use it in difficult conditions and has proven to be a great!
I have a genesis dual track 2 and it is absolutely amazing. I think it should be above bianchi at least.

52Boardman Bikes
Very under rated bikes. Bike snobs tend to dismiss them due to the crappy company that has sole retail rights in the UK.
I have the Hardtail pro, it retails at £999 in the UK, but it knocks the socks off the £1500 "trendier" brands.
Awesome machine just eats up the miles with ease. Could never be without it now. Absolute first class machine.
This is a good bike that wont brake.

53Hero
Hero cycles are the best cycles I love hero cycles and I also have a cycle of hero torque drive is the best
Your cycles are always best hero. I Love hero
Hero is the largest cycle manufacturer in the world. Octane recra is the best

54Top Gear
Simple yet sturdy.. What more can you ask for?
Great for trail rides!

55Devinci
Downhill champion 2013 riding this bike, what else to say.

DAGsky


56Phoenix
One of the most renown brands... cheap... But quality product

57GTS
This is my first bike, I had a GTS bike bought in 2005, been using it in trail competitions and till today, it's still running great and the bike frame is very durable!
I have my GTS M7 downhill mtb its little bit heavy compare to my GIANT XTC but nice frame design and good performance...
I have a GTS M7 since 2006 and it keeps going and going and going

58IDEAL
Really great bike, I had mine for a year now and it shows great quality
The best bikes in the planet!.
Great bikes Great Price
[Newest]Very strong and reliable bikes!

59NS Bikes
Always good maintained bikes for a fair price.

60Pinarello
Gorgeous bike for a superb biker. Most advanced technologies. Think asymmetric!

aldvs

Is one of the greatest bikes brand, I rank this in 3rd place best brand.

61K2
These are great bikes, great value, cool frames
I have worked for a number of bike shops and companies, and spend a lot of time riding. That said, I have tried numerous bikes: Raleigh, Kona, Specialized, GT, Haro, etc. And of all of them, K2 is definitely right at the top. Sometimes they get a bit of a bad rap because of some of their economy lines you find at places like Sports Authority and Dicks. Those are ok introductory bikes made specifically for those companies. However, their primary lines that they sale via The Hub, and other K2 shops is definitively a legit bike.
Ya k2 is really good. They make strong durable bikes and have pro detail and you can tell a lot of attention is put in to them, if you don't believe me go buy one for yourself.
[Newest]Indeed, great bikes. Nice frames!

62Voodoo
This bike is very uncommon, this is why it ranks so low. If it were more popular, people would come to realise that it is a bike that belongs in the top ten due to its superior quality
Fantastic build quality. Good spec for a very good price. Definitely a great entry level bike for those looking to try out mtb but who don't want to spend thousands.
Great bike, fantastic brakes!

63Bulls
Great Bikes... Money for value!

64Infinity
Nice bike. Bike for strong men
Excellent quality and easy to use even for first timers. Perfect shifting gear. Two thumbs up!
This is my bike! Not just that its because I own one BUT thinking about QUALITY and PRICE. Perfect choice!
[Newest]Will buy this soon

65Muddy Fox
Bought anarchy 200. Very cheap but the quality is superb as well. Should be ranked higher
Had a Muddyfox Edge for about 8 years now. It's the best and has never let me down despite the abuse and neglect I've given it. Should be higher up the list than this!
Flimsy shadow of it's former self!

66Haibike
Haibike is The Sports Brand of Winora, engineered and produced in Schweinfurt Germany.

67Nakamura
I have nakamura grade 5.29.I find a great bike. It is very easy and well equipped to her money.
I have a nakamura juvy good beginner bike

68B Twin
It has very good quality, but it only sell at Decathlon store
I own a btwin rock rider 5.0 and it is really crazy to drive but I can't understand for what the hell have they put it in the 62 place please all vote
Top quality and cheap
[Newest]Good value for money

69Bergamont
Bergamont is best bike

70Kranked
Nice reliable bikes both on roads or off tracks and I've got 2 urban republic and the kranked factor both are great no complain! Ciao.2
Nice bike just very performance and fun on mountain all shimano pieces and very good suspensions good price for good quality
I have a by kranked

71CCM
They're, in my opinion, the best bikes out there. I don't know exactly what CCM stands for yet but when I do I'm fairly certain it will compliment the quality of the product. I hope other people feel the same about this amazing product that is CCM.
CCM Bikes are great I have one and besides the low price range it can work amazing with a very light frame, very durable, recommended should be higher on list!
Ccm static amazing just some little minor problems but easily fixable

72Laux
I'm from Bangladesh... And owner of a Laux Combat... I think it's a nice bike with a reasonable price...
Great bikes... Especially Zohan
I own a laux combat...good performance with reasonable price

73Motobécane
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.
Awesome bike and hands down the best buy for the money.
Love my Fly Ti 29er!

74Wimcycle
Good Price, perfect bike to have. This bike is also tough and strong.
I think wimcycle better than polygon because I both of them.
Good Specs and Price, I have Roadtech fot 2 years now, I ride it for road and Cross country (gravel and grass mostly), no complaint, all good, planning to get the AM series now.

75Banshee
Best good dam bike should be on the first page
Should be much higher, also don't deserve (in good sense) 2nd page, bikes like Ibis, Intense, Mondraker. VOTE for them!

76Rock Machine
Reliable bike. I have one for 5 years now, and it's working great despite the fact that I forced it a lot in the mountains.
it just rocks as the name says for itself

77Claud Butler
My favorite. Light, smooth and off course very comfortable to ride for long time.
My favorite one. Light, smooth and comfortable to ride for long time.
Got a Shaman 2011 for less than 280 pounds and it got specs better than a 500 worth Giant/Trek/Specialized. Very pleased with it best specs for the money in entry level class MTB

78Look

79Mondraker
Never seen such a poor list as this - mondrakers zero suspension + stealth alloy is by far the best I have ever ridden, along with forward geometry these three factors alone should have mondraker well into top ten!
Great mountain bike, should be much higher

80Gravity
Just an amazing bike!

81Firefox
Firefox is an ultimate bicycle brand which gives people comfortof money and the cycle too! But I don't know that why the HEll have they put it at 50 position! I want you all to vote! Thanks
The best brand of cycles in its CLass
Affordable price and Good quality!
[Newest]Best cycle in India

82Upland
Best Bike. Reasonable price
Upland are simply at the best price and are good for rocky terrain. Awesome and good quality bike
Upland in the best...

83Avanti
Greatest Hard tails, such great components :) just feels like it glides wherever you ride and whatever you ride on... The ride is so smooth it makes you feel lazy
Why is this 61? The only thing wrong with mine is that the mudguards keep falling off. And they didn't come with it, they were installed. I have a Black Thunder and it gets me from point A to point B in style.

Travisty99

Best bike I have ever ridden, the best Australian / New Zealand built bike, defiantly built for the rough terrain
[Newest]They should be in the top 10 their bikes are that good

84Silverback
Top 10 for sure. Has everything the others have at half the price. Lightweight and sturdy. My first bike and still going. Don't always be fooled by extremely expensive stuff. This bike looks cooler than most as well. Been up the mountain as well as down - what a pleasure.
Seriously this bike should have been in the top 10.

We had a Mountain bike tour of 350km through the Lesotho mountains in 6 days and there were some rich guys who had bikes over $4000, the standard bikes that most of us had were the silverback stride 10 which is about $500. when they revealed the top 10 fastest riders, the majority (including me) and the fastest guy who won the race tour used the silverback stride 10.
Wow, I am surprised that the Silverback is ranked so low. It should be part of the top 10. I have a Sola, Hardtail, that I put through the paces every week (25miles) on a very technical trail. This bike is fast, precise and would easily take some more.
[Newest]Top 10 for sure! Wake up dudes. Lots of quality here for less than the most.

85Saracen
Great bike, have had it for 4 years and no problem it light, not that expensive and still feels like I could ride it throught a warzone and it would still be fine. I think that they are a good bike and should be considered.
Very good bike, robust, fitted with some excellent parts, I. E Shimano deore. Just a shame mine was stolen.
I have a Saracen and I can honestly say that it is one of the very best mountain bike makes ever.
[Newest]This is very cool bike brand, I like SARACEN MANTRA 2014 very well

86BH
I have my BH Topline for almost eight years at this stage and it's been through some rough terrain in that time. Apart from expected wear and tear my bike has stood up to everything I've asked of it. Exceptional bike and one of the lightest frames in its class.

87Exitway
I owned a XCR EX, is tough and nice to ride bike. It handles very well and very reliable. The frame design is strong and having high tech look. Not those plain round tube frame. Price is reasonable with good parts. I have no regret own one.
My first mountain bike. Reliable and easy to handle.
Cheap price to own a good accessories bike
[Newest]Easy to handle and comfortable

88Capriolo
Surprisingly good value for money. If they keep making these kind of bikes, they might get more expensive over time. If you want to have fun with your bike check out new big nine model, I tried one owned by my friend, and it is quite good entry level MTB.
Great values bikes using good components and very well made.
I have Capriolo Monitor. Great bike for the money!

89YT Industries
Most amazing bike ever. I own a notion 20 pro edition for about a year and a half and there has been no problems. Durable frame, light, and beautiful. Expensive but amazing. I also had to travel to Switzerland to buy it since I live in Canada. Amazing

90Turner
Giant / Trek/ Specialized. Top 3. Bull -shirt! Maybe the one's with the most politicians paid off. Give me a break. You said " BEST MNT BIKE EVER". Not the most affordable. Turner. Ellsworth. Marin. Three best frames. And with top components. Best mnt bikes on the market. Ya! How do you like the truth :corporate "advertising ".
Read reviews on turner bikes, or ride one yourself, and that's all it will take.
Best bike ever WHAT! Number 88. Right? No corporate paying off. I guess because Target and Wallmart don't have your bikes. RIGHT? Wow. When can we ever trust advertisement? I guess never!
[Newest]Those who not vote Turner, never ride one of them

91Sobim
I own a SOBIM Bike. IT is the best ratio value for money.
I have sobim bike it's chip and whit very good quality

92United
Great performance, and reliable
Good spec with low price
I use a patrol 511 with a dt swiss suspension for 1 years is so smooth riding and so strong frame.

93Focus
I bought Focus whistler 27g. I've got the best bike for low price. I'm enjoying while riding every day. It is pure German product and I think it is gonna last for a long long time.
I have Focus Cypress and I am very happy with this bike, there is no better bike
I love my focus whistler, I'm from the Philippines but I love German bike.
[Newest]Focus is a very good bike. It is design by German?

94Proton Bikes
I have one T-Bolt & it is all factory stock! I only changed to 2.35 tyres and take it to the trails often. Amazing bike with lots of fun riding it! Love it!
Proton was malaysian pride
I love proton bikes and that is my moutain bikes

95Ibis
Really cool bike the oldest type of ibis is a mojo the mojo is my favorite I incourage you to check it out
Ibis make remarkable mountain bikes, they have won many awards and come top of many comparison reviews in the popular MTB magazines and press. The reason they don't feature highly here is because they are more of a "boutique" brand, and are out of the reach of many riders.
A company by riders, for riders. They have a great soul, and superb customer service.

96Meghna
One of the best
Its a nice bike... Made by bangladesh... Just awesome
World's one of the best

97Venzo
I have a Venzo wing, it's a lightweight bike, and tough, I recommend it for its price and convenience
For me no one will beat venzo
I got a venzo viper 29er for my first mountain bike.

98Rog Ljubljana
15 years of active driving without major problems. If you want solid bike without spending big money, buy Rog.

99Olympia Cicli
Italian elegance. A very pleasant ride. Turn heads when passing by.
Very efficient and good design
Good Design, works well

100On One
On one inbred and inbred 456... Solid fun bombproof, enough said

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