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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    list of respectable MTB brands.
    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    a ha ha.

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    The second mouse gets the cheese

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    HA!! Raiyn, you bust me up sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue
    HA!! Raiyn, you bust me up sometimes
    Sometimes you have to come through with some straight ownage. No harm done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweek
    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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    Raiyn wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Trasselkalle
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by joelsp
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by alcahueteria
    I like the thread.
    Are we doing frames too?
    Might as well

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    There's also:
    Marin and
    Cove

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelsp
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBravey
    There's also:
    Marin and
    Cove
    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':

    Evil Bikes

    North Carolina in the house:

    Brew Racing Frames

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    boopity updated.

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