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Old 06-13-05, 09:21 PM   #1
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I know that when I first joined this forum, besides knowing the standard trek, specialized, etc. I had no idea what other brands were out there. So to make it somewhat easier on some of the people starting out, I will make a list of respectable MTB brands. If I have missed any please post them here so I can update. Would an admin or staff please sticky this (if not then... ehhhh)

Trek : www.trekbikes.com
Specialized : www.specialized.com
Rocky Mountain : www.bikes.com
Devinci : www.devinci.com
Cannondale : www.cannondale.com
Gary Fisher : www.fisherbikes.com
GT : www.gtbicycles.com
Mongoose : www.mongoose.com
Litespeed : www.litespeed.com
Kona : www.konaworld.com
Giant : www.giant-bicycles.com
Haro : www.harobikes.com
DiamondBack : www.diamondback.com
Iron Horse : www.ironhorsebikes.com
Bianchi : www.bianchi.com
Santa Cruz : www.santacruzmtb.com
Yeti : www.yeticycles.com
Norco : www.norco.com
Foes : www.foesracing.com
Ellsworth : www.ellsworthbikes.com
Turner : www.turnerbikes.com
Kestral : www.kestrel-usa.com/index.php
Klien : www.kleinbikes.com
Jamis : www.jamisbikes.com
Nicolai : www.nicolai.net
Banshee : www.bansheebikes.com
Fetish : www.fetishcycles.com
Cove : www.covebike.com
Marin : www.marinbikes.com
Brew Racing : www.brewracingframes.com
Evil : www.evilbikes.com
BMC : www.bmc-racing.com
Intense : www.intensecycles.com
Salsa : www.salsacycles.com
Ventana : www.ventanausa.com
DMR : www.dmrbikes.com
Moots : www.moots.com
Surly : www.surlybikes.com
Gunnar : www.gunnarbikes.com
Vulture : www.vulturecycles.com
Sycip : www.sycip.com
TiCycles : www.ticycles.com
Ionic : www.ionicbikes.com
Dean : www.deanbikes.com
TST : www.titaniumsports.com
Habanero : www.habcycles.com
Spicer : www.spicercycles.com
Felt : www.feltracing.com

*NOTE : SOME OF THESE MANUFACTURERS MAKE FRAMES ONLY, AND DO NOT SELL COMPLETE BIKES.*

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Old 06-13-05, 09:24 PM   #2
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Kona : www.konaworld.com
Giant: www.giant-bicycles.com
Haro: www.harobikes.com
DiamondBack: www.diamondback.com
Iron Horse: www.ironhorsebikes.com
Santa Cruz: www.santacruzmtb.com
Yeti: www.yeticycles.com
Norco: www.norco.com

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Old 06-13-05, 09:29 PM   #3
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Old 06-13-05, 09:38 PM   #4
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list of respectable MTB brands.
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a ha ha.

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Foes - http://www.foesracing.com/

Ellsworth - http://www.ellsworthbikes.com/

Turner - http://www.turnerbikes.com/

Kestral - http://www.kestrel-usa.com/index.php

Klien - http://www.kleinbikes.com/

Norco - http://www.norco.com/
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Old 06-13-05, 11:25 PM   #6
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Amateurs.
http://www.bikesutra.com/manatoi.html
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Old 06-14-05, 12:09 AM   #8
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Very good considering a lot of thoes manufacturers are road bike makers, bmx makers and also a few very cheap and not even worth looking at bike makers.

The thread starter asked for respectable mountain bike manufacturers, not a list of every bike company in the world not even related to mountain bikes.
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The thread starter asked for respectable mountain bike manufacturers, not a list of every bike company in the world not even related to mountain bikes.
I thought I was on your ignore list.

Nearly every manufacturer makes a mountain bike these days so I have no idea where you're getting this "road" only bit. As far as reputations go one only has to look as far as the product reviews over on http://www.mtbr.com/ to get a fair understanding of what's good. The OP deserves more than a list of popular brands as there are dozens of quality frame builders that you folks left off.
This page has a large number of links as well, but it's a bit more condensed
http://www.dirtragmag.com/links/list.php?category=bikes
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As far as reputations go one only has to look as far as the product reviews over on http://www.mtbr.com/ to get a fair understanding of what's good.
In all fairness, there are some good European brands that are not sold (or at least on a very limited basis) in the US, that haven't gotten any comments at mtbr. Naturally, I still agree that mtbr is an excellent site to look up comments on. The quality of the reviewers vary quite a bit, but the bikes that have gotten many reviews are probably not far off.
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In all fairness, there are some good European brands that are not sold (or at least on a very limited basis) in the US, that haven't gotten any comments at mtbr. Naturally, I still agree that mtbr is an excellent site to look up comments on. The quality of the reviewers vary quite a bit, but the bikes that have gotten many reviews are probably not far off.
I agree fully with the comment on the Euro bikes that aren't well represented on MTBR. People need to realize that Bike Forums is an international site and that there's more to it than the US and Canada. The reviews on MTBR are fairly easy to weed out. If you see someone typing in all caps and using AOL'ese chances are the person's septic tank is a bit full (if you catch my drift)
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I agree fully with the comment on the Euro bikes that aren't well represented on MTBR. People need to realize that Bike Forums is an international site and that there's more to it than the US and Canada. The reviews on MTBR are fairly easy to weed out. If you see someone typing in all caps and using AOL'ese chances are the person's septic tank is a bit full (if you cathc my drift)
Don't beat yourself over that, Raiyn. If us Europeans would be as good at sharing info as you Americans and Canadians, things would be much different on this site as well as mtbr (in terms of representing an international perspective).
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so what are we gonna just kill this thread?
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Man, huffy is so ghetto, they don't even seem to have pictures of their bikes on their site.
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Man, huffy is so ghetto, they don't even seem to have pictures of their bikes on their site.
Because pictures would scare people away
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I like the thread.
Are we doing frames too?
because fetish cycles: www.fetishcycles.com makes some good stuff
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Are we doing frames too?
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Man, huffy is so ghetto, they don't even seem to have pictures of their bikes on their site.
Perhaps, but they do have tips for safe riding, proper bike sizing, and manuals (although they are regrettably of the "owner's" type). Huffy has been around for a long time. They may be crap, but they're classic crap.

Now, lets see if you haters can guess whose first bike was a Huffy Pro Thunder 20"?
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Covered under the big list I linked to in my first post in this thread
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okay i will be updating soon.
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East Coast representin':

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