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.

The Top Ten Best Brands of Mountain Bikes

1 Giant Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer that is recognized as the world's largest bicycle manufacturer.

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.

I have an atx it's the best quite cheap and is good for everything

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2 Trek Trek Bicycle Corporation is a major bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor under brand names Trek, Electra Bicycle Company, Gary Fisher, Bontrager, Diamant Bikes, Villiger Bikes and until 2008, LeMond Racing Cycles and Klein.

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.

Last January 2014 my brother is itching to buy a bike so he took me along, he had his eyes on Cannondale Trail 6 while I opted for a more cheaper brand (SGM). We have no idea what to look for in a bike. We basically judge it by the way it looks.

When we got to our LBS we asked for the bikes we had in mind. The Cannondale sure look awesome while the SGM is somewhat pale in comparison. I don't know maybe it's just the color. I hesitated. I could not fully convince my self that this is what I want. May gaze wondered around the shop, and there she is perch above in a corner, she looked so bright. Her yellow frame looked so fresh amids the blacks, whites, blues, and reds of the other bikes around her.

The shop owner then said that the Trek 3500 is a good entry level bike and that she have a 3500 for her self. She also added that the brand it self is a guarantee that it is a good quality bike. I was sold.

It has been months since I first got my 3500 we have been to many ...more

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3 Specialized Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., more commonly known simply as Specialized, is a major American brand of bicycles and related products.

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!

Been on a specialized since I was 7! Hot rock to rock hopper to another rock hopper, they just took all the abuse and crashes as I was growing up and acting reckless, then I finally got a full suspension stumpjumper and that's when my riding really took off! I completely thrashed my stumpjumper from 7th grade to my freshman year in college! And nothing ever broke! Just kept going and going, dominating trails. That's when I realized that specialized bikes are bulletproof. Now I'm on a Pitch pro and it is the best bike I've been on, besides the 2011 Enduro (trying to get one soon haha) My buddies have Santa Cruz, Yeti, Giant, and Trek but my specialized feels like it climbs better and descends like a champ! They still can't keep up;) Specialized knows how to engineer bike frames! There's a reason so many people have them and love them. People that don't like specialized bikes probably never owned one.

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4 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Bicycles is a manufacturer of high end mountain bikes based in Santa Cruz, California. They sponsor the Santa Cruz Syndicate, a downhill racing team.

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.

This Sucks, I Just Don't Like It. My Sister Likes it (but its Probably just the logo) - Oliversky

These cost More money than you could get torturing the wimpiest billionaire - SnoopDoggedyDog

Great bikes. Just try one. Quality, and over all. Many years using this brand.

5 Cannondale The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, is an American division of Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries that supplies bicycles.

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 have a Habit for riding up as fast as I go down. The only bike that has this personality and efficiency makes you want to form a Habit or in other word a very Bad Habit. Try it, you will know. 4000 miles and still going.

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 love my lefty! Smooth ride, easy downhill, quick change with front shocks.

6 GT GT Bicycles designs and manufactures road, mountain, and BMX bicycles - originally in the United States, and now as a division of Canadian conglomerate, Dorel Industries, which also markets Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose, IronHorse, Dyno, and RoadMaster bicycle brands; all manufactured in Asia.

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

The name says it all with the exception 01 to 06 when pacific cycles bought the Gt company, since they had made poor management choices that put Gt cycles in debt. But later on pacific cycles were bought out as well, and most think because the holding firm made this transaction only for the sole purpose of only keeping and reinventing Gt bicycle name and started the ball in the right direction with incredible craftsmanship placed into mountain bikes and trials bikes and then BmX as well as freestyle. Maybe I'm stupid for placeing them number one, but since I was young the name has never done me wrong so for that they will have my lifetime support. - Screw32

7 Kona Kona Bikes is a bicycle company based in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1988 and still owned by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron in Vancouver, BC, their World Headquarters are located in Ferndale, Washington, with Canadian distribution offices in Vancouver, and European distribution offices in Geneva, ...read more.

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 ridden mountain bikes since '95, and my first real bike was a Kona Cinder Cone. Since then I have had a lot of bikes in between and went back to Kona after being not impressed with other brands. The difference is Kona is very careful on the geometry of all their bikes, and often the only difference between a lower end bike, and top end is the componants, but the rest of the bike is the same. This makes for amazing value. The big guys like Trek and Giant make crap bikes on the low and.. And no matter how much you try to upgrade them.. They will will always be crap bikes. This is not so with Kona. You can take a $800 bike, and change the drivetrain and fork, and have the exact same bike as a $1300 race ready bike.

I love my Kona bike! Arguably amongst the best out there. Find a good local shop that carries many brands and try before you buy to see if it's the best for you. - EditorsPick

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.

8 Scott

What to say about the company that makes 899 grams frame?

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!

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

I compare and narrow things down before buying anything. I've had all different brands over the years and recently bought a SCOTT. The Quality and the components you get way exceed a lot of these in this list. 2 of these brands shouldn't even be on this list let alone the top 5.

9 Yeti

Best quality bikes for the price on the market! Best Mountain bike brand out there.

I ride professionally and yeti is definitely my favourite brand of bike. All of there bikes are amazing.

This brand creates really classy bicycles, I like them so much! just a flaw: you have few models

They make the best. They are an all mountain and down hill biking brand. Really fast for the whole duel suspension thing.

10 Pivot

Being a smaller and more boutique brand pushes Pivot down such lists whereas on the merit of technical brilliance, workmanship and most of all, riding experience, it should be sitting on the very top.

looked @ pivot's first then looked @ the price; well can't get that I said. Was looking @ Scott & Spech for Trail work. Knew I wanted light / Fast so I can Bust everyone on the climbs. X.C. The other 2 were great abt to pull the trigger on a Spech xc. Then a PIVOT came up for sale, why not try it out can't be better faster lighter then a spech. However it was. I have NEVER been passed. I Always blow by others on the longer steeper accent's. Thought nothing of it took it 4 granted until a Train came by my local bike/ hike trail that I always see. Could Never come close with this CSX Train. Well it came up behind me the first 6 cars got in front of me, then I Downshifted it was OVER. I built up my speed I started reeling the CSX in. Passed it by keeping that pace 3.5 miles to my prkg lot. Was coming out of a short Trail ride, bike all muddy, stopped to get onto my local flat limestone bike / hike trail. this young guy Flew by me then I pulled out behind him. He was on a nice Red clean ...more

Pivot's always on the tech forefront. Wonderfully engineered bikes with few compromises. And the company's run by a founder who rides and knows his stuff.

If we're talking about frame construction, suspension engineering, and ride quality, Pivot would be at or near the top of this "Best" list

The Contenders

11 Cube

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...

Great bikes, value for money also the bikes are fitted with excellent parts.
Very reliable ride.

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.

12 Merida

From 2014 Merida mountain bikes are as good if not better than big name Brands. I've owned many different brands and Merida are now my personal favorite. The quality and performance you get for your money is beyond compare. If you want a great bike buy a merida. If you're a brand snob buy something else for more money and lower quality components.

I have a merida hardtrail model 2010 and now in 2019, it is working perfectly without any issue.

This merida bike is high quality, this bike can not destroy quickly because every part of the merida is hard to destroy, for me the best mountain bike is Merida that's all

Great bikes that have been around for many years and if I'm not mistaken also produce a lot of the frames like Specialised & Trek, without the price blowout.

13 Rocky Mountain Bicycles Rocky Mountain Bicycles is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was incorporated in 1981, its name a reference to the mountain range that stretches from eastern British Columbia to the southwest United States.

Bought a used 2015 Altitude and love it. The bike before this one was a Specialized Stumpjumper evo comp. Best move was to sell the stumpy and get to riding this Altitude!

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.

The best of customizing, with ride 9 (or ride 4) you can customize the geometry. The modern line make it an evergreen - PieVeloce

Bought a 2013 altitude haven't even need any new parts only thing was a brake bleed. Its lasted 4 years nearing 5 without any major adjustments. I'm thinking of upgrading to an either 2017 altitude, 2016 or 2017 element, thunderbolt is considerable Trek remedy is up there too just don't know which one? Price is the only issue with these bikes. Otherwise very well made take it over a giant anyday.

14 Turner

I have been in the industry for a long time and I have a Turner. Nothing compares, ride one and you'll put it on the top!

Read reviews on turner bikes, or ride one yourself, and that's all it will take.

I am 13 and have a 15 year old turner burner it is still going strong!

Those who not vote Turner, never ride one of them

15 Bianchi

Classic and most ancient brand
Best color
Lighter and perfect frame
Italian design
Magma 9.1 2019

It's frame is as sturdy as you could think of. The design has been superb.

I have a bianchi frame and it's the best frame I've used among others with highest price, the design is different from any others,

I'm stationed in Japan and the NEX sells is stocked with $300 Mongooses. Had 2 and each went bad. They both easily rusted and neither one had a chance to to taken out on the trails (Which is a shame because there are some good ones out here). I decided to go to a bike shop off base was will to shell out more money for the Kuma. A year later, I'm still in love with this bike and it still looks almost new even though I use it for daily transit and occasional trail riding

16 Canyon

Fantastic bikes for taking on anything a new trail or path throws at you.

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 don't know why they are so low on the list they make great quality bikes for a cheap price by missing the middle man

17 Norco

Best bikes for conquering the roughest terrain on earth and doing in with speed and style.

I have a NORCO TORRENT and it is something Amazing. Before this bike I've tested a lot of bikes but the best bike I've ever ridden is the Norco

I own 2 Norco bikes. A 2014 Norco Fluid 7.2, and a 2015 Norco Range 7.3 Carbon. Easily the best bikes I've ridden, and I've spent a fair amount of time on Trek, Specialized, La Pierre, Rocky Mountain, Giant, and Merida. Norco are HANDS DOWN the best I've ridden.

I have a Norco fluid 9.2 right now and it is one of the best bikes I have ridden it is durable light weight and awesome.

18 Gary Fisher

I've had two Gary Fishers' across thirty years one if his first and a remake of the same (still have them), and both have been more responsive and had better geometry for climbing and maneuvering than any other mountain bike I have ever ridden after racing for several years and leading bicycle tours all over the country. My colleagues and guests have had the same experience when we would arrive in a destination and given the opportunity to ride a Fisher and then other brands; and the only reason its not #1 in this survey is that other folks haven't ridden them and compared them head to head; as well as, sadly, the brand got subsumed under Trek.

I have a 2010 Gary fisher Roscoe III some minor scratches but a super great bike! The last designed by the man himself! overdone with superb parts.

Once I bought a Gary Fisher bike and ended up falling down a cliff and into water. I had to call for help then the locals came and fished me out I felt like akwd

Got a 2001 Gary Fisher Marlin in pristine condition. One of the best bikes I will ever own. Everyone comments on it.

19 K2

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.

Can't complain never had any problems in my opinion. My K2 should by I the top 5 not sure what model I have but it's like 5 yrs old and has everything the the other top ten have and is light my top 5 bikes are trek. Giant. Specialized. Yeti and then my K2

20 Ibis

Ibis can't win in this, they don't make enough bikes and they aren't in every corner bike shop. They are, however, the best there is.

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.

It's an Ibis. Need I say more? Kona is #10?

I proudly own an Ibis Mojo HD. It's a jem and all I've done is put wider carbon bars, shorter stem, and offset bushings for the rear shock. It works just as well downhill as it does up. I wouldn't get any other bike.

21 Marin

Fastest, smoothest mountain bikes and road bikes that seem they were designed to shatter records and go fast enough to feel like you're flying!

Marin attack trails are probably the best mtb bike I have ever ridden

I bought a 29er Nail Trail 7 years ago and it is still the best bike I ever owned.

Bobcat frame geometry really helps!

22 Felt

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!

I love my Felt. The best ride for the best price as someone else said without selling a kidney to own one. I got mine on sale because it was a year old and they were trying to get it off the showroom floor. I couldn't pass it up for the money.

Felt bikes are very under rated

I'm 12 years old and I have felt nine trail and it is so cool

23 Fuji

Best bike. Outland cross country full suspension one of the top contender in quality

Why this bike is so Cheap?! But the quality is so HIGH! Compared to Others... You are buying the design and the performance not the NAME FUJI... the HIGH Performance of their MATERIALS...

I have the FUJI Tahoe LE, and the bike is prefect... That is all I need to say!

My old fuji still runs amazing and I haven't done like any upgrades and throw this thing around. IT is like seven years old and runs like I bought it yesterday.

24 Kranked

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

25 Ghost

Ghost make good frames that can survive a massive beating good specs and rides smoothly

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.

Awesome bike, looks great too

Great bikes in reasonable price

26 KTM

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.

Are you serious?! How come this brand isn't on the top of the list?! It is just to AWESOME!

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!

I own a KTM Ultra 2.29 it feels very worthy for every penny, not to mention quality and excellent engineering.

27 BMC

Good colours and the riding is effortless and the shifting is crisp

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.

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.

Alloy frame are ultra light and great for big guys too. BMC sizes are on the large size so check if you can fit on one size smaller

28 Jamis

I am 'Dirt Jump' and 'All Mountain' bicycle player... And I just bought Jamis Komodo 26" and I am well satisfied with it... The frame strength is so amazing and it extremely stable.. I hope Jamis can keep Komodo serial in future... I very like it! Go.. Go.. Go Jamis Komodo!

Hope in the future all Jamis mountain bikes still use 7005 grade aluminium, that's great aluminium and sturdy for mountain bike frame... Anyway.. Jamis is the best brand to me.

I like Komodo.. Nice bike and very strong frame.. Love Komodo!

I just bought Jamis Komodo 2014 model... Wow.. It's amazing bike for hardtail all mountain category's... Very sturdy frame and riding undoubtedly... Very love it! Support to Komodo forever... Thanks Jamis.

29 Commencal

Meta 5.5 carbon! Good downhill and on the climb.

I recently decided to buy a downhill bike and I had a friend that was selling his 2014 supreme fr dh bike for 1200 euros, at first it seemed a little steep but after inspecting the bike closely I realised that it was worth the money and now every time I go riding I use my commenal, 10/10 would reccomend

Meta - best bike I've ridden. Really good build quality

Commencal supreme v3. The best downhill bike

30 Raleigh

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.

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!

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...

They ship solid stuff. I own one and I just love their dedication towards attention to details & associated price. Go for it!

31 KHS

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

Significantly better value for your dollar than most "big name" companies. KHS delivers the latest frame geometry and performance of the most expensive brands but at a much lower cost. For a given price point, you get a much better component group and thus a better performing bike overall. Construction quality is great, and both my KHS bikes have served me well for over 15 years each.

The best for the money!

32 Polygon

So people think that just because polygon bikes are cheap, means they are rubbish. But this is all wrong. I recently got their entry level duel suspension bike and I absolutely love it. It is great quality and feels great, no regrets and I would totally recommend this bike to anyone. So done spend 3 or 4k on a fuel suspension bike, just get a polygon, as they are just as good if not better, for a quarter of the price.

Low price with high spec

I just bought this mountain bike, and man it's good. I would recommend to ANYONE

Good product with reasonable price. Fun to ride

33 SGM

SGM is nice specially when you upgrade it with high-end components. It's the best when you want a ride and have low budget. It comes with ordinary parts. I just voted this to support SGM but still the best for me is GIANT. Because its balance with durability performance and lightness is the best. They have the best tech. Only the price is not the best... Happy riding!

Budget bike. Relaxing to ride

3 years stock front shocks, they last long plus abusive riding no crack yet on frame.i'm lucky to have one...

Excellent Bike. I especially like the Elite.

34 Radon

Fantastic bikes. Nicely priced.

Excellent equipment, low price.

Good price, awesome bikes

Great equipment for small prices

35 Voodoo

I have two Voodoos.. a Bantu ( mtb ) and a Nakisi, which is a sport gravel bike... love them both.. should rank higher in the list. Still, each to their own. - MrMcC

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

Riding Voodoo bike for a year now. Never ridden a better bike! Amazing Quality! Has a really good Quality Breaks and Suspensions. I'm riding Voodoo Hoodoo right now no trouble with the bike at all! the only thing I had to change so far are just grips didn't like the feel of them. After all the bike is great quality, the price is too low but it might just be that it isn't really known! Loads more MTB riders should try it out! Amazing bike with an Amazing Quality!

Got a voodoo hoodoo, I've ridden carrera and boardman These bikes were problematic The voodoo is trouble free, halfords set it up crappie, got a bike expert to set it up proprietary and by go's she's good, love it

36 Apollo

Top three problems with Apollo
1# It's a bloody heavyweight
2# There is never a bike that isn't absolutely rust-prone
You can snap of the brake handles - SnoopDoggedyDog

I have had a bloody good run out of apollo bikes had to now in New Zealand would buy another

Worst bike I have ever bought. All the parts are like chocolate and I have replaced all the parts. Waste of £300. I have a Trek solid steel frame that has no suspension and feels better that the apollo. I am getting rid of it within the next few weeks.

Very cheap, but very poorly made and spec is not good and very heavy.

37 Devinci

My bones thank devinci for making my marshall full suspended with 27.5 wheel

I have owned Trek, Giant and Santa Cruz, which are all the top 10 of this list. My current carbon Troy matches up very well with all my previous rides. No way Devinci should be this low in this list.

The best one. Split pivot is the more efficient.

First ride on my devinci Dixon carbon and I knocked 30 seconds off my local DH trail. What more to be said apart from the best and most luxurious be and on the market and Canadian. Why the hell is it 75th?

38 Fezzari

Did a demo on a Fezzari at the Hurricane UT mountain bike festival. Loved it. Quality was great.

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!

Very good bike! Quality and price the best! I'm very happy

27.5" mountain bike is amazing. Great components and very competitive pricing.

39 Geometric

Not really a fan, until they came out with the raptor carbon series. Extremely great geometry and superb design. Simplicity at its best! The mono colors shout, for a carbon frame, it is really robust. This beats my previously owned scott scale, mosso 7509, santa cruz chameleon.

Great bikes, reliable, well done and detailed at its finest.

Geometric Team 7 is great and make cycling fun and comfortable. High quality bikes.

Geometric is a very nice bicycle for the money what we pay & quality built with very good performance

40 Orbea

Just bought an ALMA H30 EAGLE, already put to the test on everything. Value for money is at the levels of cube, radon and canyon if not higher.

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

I have an orbea sate 2013! The battery of my car is about to go flat...

41 Trinx

Still not that popular though since it's just a newcomer, that is if I'm not mistaken. And that's the reason why it's listed far from the best. But for quality and performance, I can say it can be of the same level with the best. Trinx will rule someday!

Bang for the buck bikes. If you're looking for budget but quality bikes, Trinx is the way to go.

Cool and easy to rides...

Economical yet good performance

42 Mosso

Design is contemporary. Very lightweight and durable. Affordable but the performance speaks more than the price. Used it for 3 years, not considering a change for now. It ifs not broken, don't fix it

Best mountain bike in the market. Lighter than other expensive brands. I have mosso 2608, it is very smooth and reliable. The color combination and design are simply the best.

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

43 Shimano

The Shimano and SRAM drivetrains I can't decide between. But Shimano makes the highest quality bike brakes and components I've ever experienced. Also on a side note, very high quality and great performing fishing gear.

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..

Shimano components almost present on every bike. Its either sram or shimano here in RP. Doere group set is the best

44 Silverback

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.

My favourite bike brand, they have a huge amount of soul and really do care about their consumers. They believe in supplying more bike for your buck. That works for me in a world where brands frequently focus on seeing just how much they can charge for inferior products

Just a pleasure to ride, no problems at all, very nice

45 Carrera

Takes a beating tough bikes had 2 carrera subway but one got stolen other one had to sell (had trouble with money) now I have brand new hellcat 29er tested off-road and on road. Started upgrading so far I got 203mm brake rotors planing to put hydraulic brakes and front double discs but 1000 dollars for front fork and hub is too expensive for me now but I hope to finish everything in one year.

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!

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.

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

46 Haro

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.

I'm ten years old it's my first time riding this bike and I think already it's the best bike ever. - antoni360

My dad bought me a Haro for Christmas. I took it for a test drive, and the performance is much better than my previous bike (Mongoose).

47 Bergamont

Bergamont is best bike

I have ridden Bergamont bikes for over 10 years and they are amazing, dependable machines that have a high quality feel and ride brilliant

Love my Bergamont awesome bike well built light frame in cool colors

Its not best bike, but is perfect

48 Ryder

I love Ryder stride competition series as I ride confidently in the mountain trails. The Ryder design combination of colors is unique that tend to encourage the mountain bike riders to choose the same.

I have a ryder competition series 7001A aluminum. It's a very tough aluminum frame, I fitted a 160mm fork and used it for trail, and sometimes downhill. Rims got deformed, tires explode, but the frame is still intact. I think, it's the frame design that made it survive all the abuse. The design is very simple but very well balance.

I have a Ryder Friction... So far, it's so good.. I encourage you to buy also.!

Ryder 6061 emerson for the win! Head turner because of very nice design but needed some upgrade to be trail worthy.

49 Banshee

Best good dam bike should be on the first page

Banshees are the best bikes ever they have solid frame and bars and will take a lifetime beating it should be top 3!

The best bike.

Should be much higher, also don't deserve (in good sense) 2nd page, bikes like Ibis, Intense, Mondraker. VOTE for them!

50 Pinarello

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.

Dogma XC is the best

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