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    Top 5 mountain bike manufacturers? (Need help)

    I'm working on a project where I list the top 5 manufacturers of a specific type of bikes.

    This time I'm looking for the top 5 mountain bike manufacturers.

    The list should be based on image of the company and the quality of the bike. Price categories doesn't really matter.

    Every bit of help is much appreciated, thanks in advance.
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    #1. GARY FISHER. from what i hear he wrote the book on mountain biking. im probably wrong though.

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    The most common bikes I see are Specialized, Trek, Giant, Kona, and Gary Fisher.

    Keep in mind this may be skewed by geography. For example, I see a lot of Transition bikes, but that's because I live about an hour from their headquarters.

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    In no particular order, these are the manufacturers I would consider the Top 5:

    1. Trek
    2. Gary Fisher
    3. Cannondale
    4. Giant
    5. Specialized
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    This is what I'm looking for, keep it coming please
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    Thats really subjective question. I think probably the biggest brands out there are trek, specialized, giant, then maybe cannondale and gary fisher, but who's to say they're the best?
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    If you want best bikes in the world, watch the olympics and pause every time you can see a brand name...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yotsko View Post
    Thats really subjective question. I think probably the biggest brands out there are trek, specialized, giant, then maybe cannondale and gary fisher, but who's to say they're the best?
    Just getting some idea's of what the top manufactures are. Of course this is a matter of personal experience and most list would probably lookalike.
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    Trek, Specialized, Kona, Santa Cruz, Giant
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbtrek View Post
    Trek, Specialized, Kona, Santa Cruz, Giant
    +1

    that'd be my list.

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    actually, giving it a little more thought i'd throw out kona and throw in jamis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMXFanaat View Post
    The list should be based on image of the company and the quality of the bike. Price categories doesn't really matter.
    If you're serious about the above statement, you can forget any company that outsources production to Taiwan (Trek, Fisher, Specialized, Santa Cruz, Giant...etc.).

    My short list:

    1. Moots
    2. Seven
    3. Independent Fabrication
    4. Ventana
    5. Turner

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    I think BenLi is right about the geography thing. Looking at the replies, I think it's safe to say that Trek, Specialized, Giant, and Fisher are probably the top 4. As for the last brand...when I lived on the east coast, I would have said Cannondale, hands down. Now I hardly ever see Cannondales. And the only time I see Konas are on Craigslist...on the trail, I see Intenses more than I see Konas, and I doubt they're common enough to include in the top 5. I see tons of Santa Cruz and Yeti, but I think that's because there's a really great SC and Yeti dealer in this town, plus I'm pretty close to Yeti headquarters.

    (This is assuming you're looking for a combination of quality and how common they are. Mongoose probably sells more bikes, but 99% of them are probably their Walmart bikes, with only a few actually being their quality bikes. And someone like Seven probably makes nicer bikes, but they're not very common.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Svr View Post
    If you're serious about the above statement, you can forget any company that outsources production to Taiwan (Trek, Fisher, Specialized, Santa Cruz, Giant...etc.).

    My short list:

    1. Moots
    2. Seven
    3. Independent Fabrication
    4. Ventana
    5. Turner
    Why would you automatically assume that products made overseas are necessarily inferior?

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    1. trek / fisher - same company
    2. Specialized
    3. Giant
    4. cannondale
    5. this is a hard one maybe kona or Marin or it could be a high end comany as titus or santa cruz.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Why would you automatically assume that products made overseas are necessarily inferior?
    Why would you assume he's assuming that? The bikes he listed are all held in high esteem "based on image of the company and the quality of the bike. Price categories doesn't really matter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Why would you assume he's assuming that? The bikes he listed are all held in high esteem "based on image of the company and the quality of the bike. Price categories doesn't really matter."
    He implies that "Trek, Fisher, Specialized, Santa Cruz, [and] Giant" would all not make the top five list based on a criteria of image and quality, because they are produced overseas. Which is either saying that they do not have good image, or that they are inferior in quality.

    The only alternative I see is if he meant that Americans don't like it because it's produced overseas and thus does not support domestic production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMXFanaat View Post
    Top 5 BMX manufacturers?
    Why post a BMX Q in the MTB forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Why post a BMX Q in the MTB forum?


    Ed, you're rabbel-rousing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
    Ed, you're rabbel-rousing!
    Crap man...I had to google that one

    (you spelled rabble wrong, hehe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    1. trek / fisher - same company
    Just because the former owns the latter doesn't mean they don't build completely different bikes. Besides, if you're going to go down that road, don't trek and specialized sell their frames to virtually every other bike manufacturer in the western world?
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    According to Mountain Bike Action these are Specialized, Trek, Giant, Kona, and Gary Fisher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Crap man...I had to google that one

    (you spelled rabble wrong, hehe)
    Yup! Let my guard down on good grammar.

    rabble-rouser : A leader or speaker who stirs up the passions of the masses; a demagogue.

    Yeah, that's you.
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    I would add Ellsworth to the lists that have already been provided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
    Yup! Let my guard down on good grammar.

    rabble-rouser : A leader or speaker who stirs up the passions of the masses; a demagogue.

    Yeah, that's you.
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