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The 20 Most Popular Bike Brands Sold in the US.

This listing is intended to be a guide as to what bike brands are currently the most popular in the USA, at the time of this writing (since bike brands come and go and the sales of various bike types rise and fall).

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Most Popular Bike Brands

The Top 20 Most Popular Bike Brands
and the Bike Types that they offer

  1. Trek - Road, Triathlon , Mountain Hardtail , Mountain Full-Suspension , Urban , Bike Path, Cruiser , Women's , Kids, (Hybrids)
  2. Schwinn - Road, Commuter, Comfort, Cruisers, Electric, Mountain Bikes, BMX, Kids
  3. Giant - Road, Mountain, Giant for Women, Lifestyle, Hybrid (HCT), BMX, Kids
  4. Cannondale - Road, Mountain, Women's Recreation (many sub categories)
  5. Mongoose - BMX Bikes (Team Bikes, Freestyle Bikes, Dirt Street Bikes)
    Mountain / Pavement (Dual Suspension, Jumping, Hardtail XC, Comfort, Commuter, Road Alternative,
  6. Raleigh - Road, Performance Hybrid, Hybrid, Comfort, Mountain, Cruiser, Women, Youth
  7. Specialized Road, Multi Street, Globe (commute, comfort), Dirt/Street/Vert (BMX), Kids ATB
  8. Diamondback - MTN Full Suspension , Mountain Hardtail , Devine Designs , Comfort ,
    Cruiser , Performance Hybrid , Hybrid , Youth , BMX
  9. Fuji - Road, Mountain, Specialty, Women's, Lifestyle, Kids
  10. Haro -All Mountain-Freeride, Dirt Jump/ Urban, XC Trail / XC Sport, 650B, 29er, Metro, Comfort, Cruiser
  11. Shimano - Road, Mountain, Comfort, BMX
  12. Huffy - since 1892 - Mountain, BMX, Kids, Road
  13. Gary Fisher - 29ers, Full Suspension,  Genesisters, Hardtails, Kids, Pavement, Road
  14. Ellsworth - High end Mountain Bikes
  15. Klein - High end Mountain and Road Bikes
  16. Jamis - High end Full Suspension, Hardtail, Road, Street, Sport Comfort, Youth
  17. Bianchi - Hors Categorie (HOC), Born for Performance (B4P), Coast to Coast (C2C), Dama Bianca, D2, Special, Classica, Road Steel, MTB Performance, MTB Leisure, Sport, Cross-Terrain
  18. GT - Mountain, BMX, Road, Womens
  19. Rocky Mountain - Mountain, Road, Urban & Path, Ladies Only
  20. Scott - Mountain, Road, Women's Junior's

When you are interested in purchasing a bike online, or would like to see which brands are available and where they can be found, here are some excellent resources:

See Online Bike Stores for a list of bike brands available from the merchants that sell them.
See Best Buy Bikes Online for the latest sales and deals on quality brand name bikes for sale online.
See Bicycle Ratings for a list the bicycle ratings (0 to 5 star) for all bikes reviewed on this site and available online.
See Kids Bikes for Kids Bikes, Bike Trailers and Kids Bike Accessories for sale online
See Bicycles Online to find a bike for sale online by bike type (road, mountain, hybrid, etc.)

Top 20 Bike Brand Summary

This is certainly a controversial, complicated and constantly evolving topic. There are so many bicycle manufacturers, bicycle types and popular brand names sold in the US, that it can be difficult to find a comprehensive summary and to sort it all out.

The top 20 most popular bike brand listing above is not based on the number of bikes sold alone nor is it based on the quality or perceived quality of the bicycles.

I have included the bike types or bike categories that each manufacturer sells under the brand names listed. The bike type descriptions were, in most cases, taken directly from each bike manufacturers website in order to not only let you know what kind of bikes they make but also how the company perceives the bike types that they make and how they market them to you.

Bike Brands Available for Purchase Online

Some of the popular bike brands listed here can only be purchased at specialty bike shops or independent dealers. Although this marketing technique makes these brands harder to find, in some cases this it improves the perceived quality of the bikes over brands that are distributed to the mass market or that can be easily found at sporting goods stores or even online.

Article Written: 4/09/2009
Revised: 11/8/2011