Buying a new bike is a big decision.
With so many different types of bikes and brands available nowadays, all the information can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling confused and unsure where to start. Whether you want to buy a road, mountain, or hybrid bike, we’ve created a list of the best bike brands so you can shop for your new bike with confidence.
Below you will find a list of 57 bike brands that sell their bikes online in the US. We’ve also added links to in-depth reviews of each company and overviews of their bike range so you know what types they offer. We hope you’ll find the collated information useful and that you can use it to find your perfect bike!
Best Bike Brands
In Alphabetical Order – Let’s see what are some of the best bike brands of 2022 sold in the United States.
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1. 3T Bikes
- Carbon race bikes
3TTT – Tecnologia del Tubo Torino started out making carbon fiber components for road race bikes in the beginning of 1961.
The 3T Explore was the brands first gravel bike released in 2016 when the gravel industry started to hit off. Today, their range consists of high-end road and gravel bikes. 3T bikes is also a well-known sponsor in the cycling scene.
2. Alchemy Bicycles
- Carbon & titanium handmade bikes
“To build the best Bicycle in the world” is the motto of Alchemy Bicycles.
It was their main mission when they started in 2008 and is still their main motivation today. The Denver based American brand pride themselves on building quality carbon and titanium framed bikes, and have won awards for their workmanship.
You may not have heard of them due to their limited quantity runs of bikes, but if you’re after a handmade American bicycle, have a look at our full brand overview!
3. All-City Cycles
- Alternative yet mid-to-high end bikes
An iconic bike brand with a specific niché orientated set of bikes on its range.
All-City Cycles specializes in on-road riding only, hence the reason you’ll find a fine selection of Road, Gravel, Cyclocross, and Hybrid bikes. Something that sets them apart from other brands is the fact that most of the bikes’ frames are generally made of steel, and the components are of mid/higher-end range.
All-City Cycles as a brand is closely related to Surly and Salsa Cycles. All of their bikes have a little twist to their design, while the whole build is designed for intermediate to advanced users.
4. Bianchi Bicycles
- An iconic road bike brand
1885, Italy – One of the oldest surviving bike brands in the world, Italian brand Bianchi is recognized by their turquoise-blue paint named ‘Celeste #227’. Bianchi road bikes have a racing pedigree, with multiple Grand Tour wins under their belts including the most recent edition of La Vuelta.
However, they also produce top-quality mountain bikes, e-bikes, and hybrids.
5. Brompton Bikes
- Foldable bikes
Brompton is one of the most iconic folding bicycle manufacturer. Their range consists of well-engineer folding, and electric folding bikes with rich history and attention to detail.
Read our review to get a better understanding their attention to detail.
6. Cannondale Bikes
- All bike types represented
Cannondale is one of the most popular bicycle brands in the world. A relatively young brand, it was founded in 1971 in Connecticut, USA. One of the first brands to embrace carbon fiber in bike production, Cannondale is a firm rider favorite and has made itself known in the professional peloton.
7. Canyon Bicycles
- A boutique bike brand
Canyon Bicycles are favored by seasoned cyclists, or by anyone who has been looking for bikes with plenty of engineering behind the build.
Canyon has taken a different approach regards building and marketing – their focus is to build bikes that last a long time, and hold a great second-hand value. Although Canyon is German-based bike brand, Canyon USA was launched in 2017.
8. Colnago Bikes
- Race bikes
Colnago is an Italian brand with a long tradition, established in 1952. They are known for their pioneering manufacturing, such as being one of the first brands to produce carbon fiber road bikes. Their bikes have helped many a racer to victory, going as far back as Eddy Merckx and most recently being the bike that won the Tour de France in 2020.
They are well regarded for building beautiful road bikes but they have more recently ventured into gravel and e-bikes.
9. Co-op Cycles
Co-op Cycles is a popular bike brand created by the famous outdoor equipment manufacturer and retailer REI.
They are focused on making affordable entry-level and mid-range bikes. Co-op Cycles make bikes for the whole family including road, mountain, city, electric, adventure touring, and kids bikes. Their affordability and no-nonsense branding make them a cult favorite.
10. Critical / Retrospec Cycles
- Affordable city bikes
Critical / Retrospec Cycles produce a wide range of bikes including; single-speed, fixie, city, beach cruisers, hybrid, folding, and kids bikes at accessible prices to encourage everyone to go outdoors. Riders love them because they are fast, easy to maintain, and look good.
11. Cube Bikes
- Good-quality bikes for the whole family
Although a relatively young brand being founded in 1993, Cube cannot be omitted when talking about the best bike companies. This is a German brand, so Cube bikes are much more popular in Europe, than in the USA.
Cube is most famous for producing top-notch mountain bikes, but they put a lot of love and skill into manufacturing trekking, hybrid, and cross bikes, road bikes, as well as triathlon bikes.
12. Devinci Cycles
- High-end road & off-road bikes
From road to carbon and dual-suspension line-ups, Devinci is a top name in the game. The Canadian brand stands tall by being one of the leaders in global frame manufacturing. Today, Devinci’s main line-up consists of high-end road, gravel, and mountain bikes.
Thanks to their distinctive design and engineering, Devinci bikes are often seen in races, such as the Enduro World Series as they sponsor top athletes, and on the local club run with recreational cyclists.
13. Diamondback Bikes
- Great value off-road & urban bikes
Washington-based bike brand Diamondback is among the best-known brands in the USA. Starting as a BMX bike manufacturer. Their online selling strategy allows them to bypass retailers and offer high-quality bikes at a cheaper price tag compared to the competition.
14. Electra Bikes
- Trek‘s subsidary
Perhaps most famous for their revival of the beach cruiser bicycle, Electra is one of the most visible bike brands in the US. Most recently they were bought out by Trek and Bontrager, an acquisition that has allowed Electra to focus on improving their line-up with special edition bikes and artist design collaborations.
15. Evil Bikes
Evil bikes is a no-nonsense brand born out of the late 2000s mountain bike scene. They’re proudly rider owned which means they make bikes that their staff want to ride, and they use their sponsored riders for research and development, to make innovative machines for the trails.
Based in Bellingham, Washington, they started with a single bike offering, and now have a fleet of gravel, enduro, trail, and dirt jump bikes to their name.
16. Felt Bikes
Felt is another young brand on this list, as they were founded in 1994. Innovative and free-spirited, they embody the California essence in their road and mountain bikes. They also produce successful triathlon and time trial bikes.
Felt bicycles are innovative and have developed a number of their own technologies including Equilink and Bayonet Fork technology, included on many of their MTB models.
17. Firmstrong Bikes
- Affordable yet good-quality cruiser bikes
Another Californian bike brand on the list is Firmstrong. Founded ten years ago, their mission is to get as many people on bikes as possible, while keeping bikes simple and accessible. They specialize in producing beach cruisers, hybrid, commuter, and comfort bikes as well as children’s bikes.
18. Fuji Bikes
- Great value commuter bikes
We’re traveling across the ocean this time, to talk about one of the most popular Japanese bike brands. They are one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world, founded in the 19th century.
The name comes from the famous Mt. Fuji, so it makes send they produce high-end mountain bikes that can conquer mountain such as this. Fuji produces XC, trail, electric, and fat bikes, but are well known for their road bikes as well.
19. Ghost Cycles
- Great value off-road bikes
The brand Ghost Bikes is no longer a ghost in the cycling world. This German-based bicycle company has been massively popular in Europe for several decades but has only recently started conquering the rest of the world, including the USA.
They are most recognized for their mountain bikes, which are successful in the racing scene on the Ghost Factory team. More recently they’ve branched out into producing road, kids’, and electric bikes.
20. Giant Bikes
- A huge bike brand
No matter if you’re a cycling freak or an average Joe, you will have heard of Giant Bikes. They are the largest bike manufacturer in the world, based in Taiwan. Giant produces bikes of all types and prices, so you can buy a Giant bicycle for as little as $300, or as much as $10,000.
21. GT Bikes
- Off-road focused legendary bike brand
GT Bikes is a bike brand steeped in history, having been around for almost 50 years producing quality two-wheelers. In its early beginnings, GT Bikes started as a BMX manufacturer, and only later started focusing on other types of bikes as well.
Today, they are respected for their cyclocross, hybrid, mountain, as well as road bikes. Their mountain bikes in particular have a successful racing pedigree and are well-known across World Cup competitions.
22. Ibis Bikes
- Boutique MTB brand
Ibis Bikes is a bicycle brand based in Northern California, but outsource most of its production to Shenzhen, China.
Ibis is famous for its carbon frames and the “Moron” tubing. It’s a clever wordplay meaning “more on the ends,” since their frames are heavier on the ends than in the middle. Ibis is popular for sponsoring an Enduro World Series Team, which has had a lot of success. Their flagship models are Ripmo, Mojo, and Ripley.
23. Intense Cycles
Intense Cycles is another mountain-specific bicycle brand with only under ten bikes in their range.
Grown out from making Downhill racing bikes, their bikes’ setup-up and overall geometry are focused on the ‘perfection driven’ type cyclist who wants to trust their money on well-established brand perfections. Their bikes are expensive but available for the ones who are missing a proper Intense bike in their arsenal.
24. Jamis Bikes
- Affordable commuter bikes
Jamis Bikes is a US-based bicycle brand that has been producing first-grade bicycles for more than 80 years. Jamis Bikes focuses on making bikes suited to all budgets hence the reason they have won several awards for the best “value for money” bikes.
25. Juliana Bicycles
- Women’s-specific mountain bikes
Juliana makes women-specific mountain bikes at mid-range to high-end price tags. The name has earned its name in the mountain biking scene, and there’s likely no such specialized MTB bike brand out there quite like the Juliana Bicycles!
26. Kestrel Bikes
- A handful of competitive race bikes
Kestrel Bikes is an all-American bicycle brand that strives to produce high-end road racing and triathlon bikes. They formed in 1986 with the mission to create the lightest ever production road bike.
They launched the Kestrel 4000, the world’s first all-carbon composite frame, and continued innovating from there, introducing suspension and carbon to mountain bikes. Although now widely used, Kestrel is a pioneer in the bike industry for using carbon fiber.
27. Niner Bikes
- Mountain-specific, 29″ wheel size specific bike brand.
Niner Bikes is the ideal bike manufacturer for adventurers and those who want to challenge their skills off the beaten track. More recently they have focused on producing 29er models and using CVA (Constant Varying Arc) suspension, which improves rider’s pedaling efficiency.
The Niner brand also produces cyclocross, touring, full-suspension, and hard-tail mountain bikes, as well as numerous bike parts.
28. Norco Bicycles
- A large mountain & road-specific brand
We can’t forget to include Norco in this list, due to the super wide variety of different bikes in their range with over 120 different bikes to choose from. From kids’ full-suspension mountain bikes to the adult road, gravel, cyclocross, and even electric fat bikes to choose from, Norco presents a wide variety of bikes for every type of rider.
The Canadian brand is perhaps most well known for its mountain bikes, where it has bikes in every category, including enduro, trail, DH, and XC to name a few.
29. Orange Mountain Bikes
There are few bikes out there that would be more easily recognizable with no labels on them than the UK’s Orange mountain bikes. Their authentic frames are unique and are a cult favorite of hardcore mountain riders for their performance.
They began making full-suspension bikes in 1988 because they wanted to diversify mountain biking and bring in a different approach to the way bikes were built. Thirty years on, they are still at the top of their game.
30. Orbea Bikes
- Mid to high-end bikes
Orbea Bikes is one of the oldest cycling companies in the industry. Founded nearly one hundred years ago in Spain, Orbea began its life as a company producing handguns and later switched to building bicycles. By the 1930s they were featured in the Tour de France, and have gained popularity ever since.
Today, they are most famous for their top-of-the-line road bikes, such as the Orbea Orca M30. However, they also produce mountain, triathlon, and street bikes.
31. Pivot Bikes
Pivot Cycles is a high-end niché mountain bike brand for competitive or expert mountain bikers. Their range consists of carefully designed and built bikes in eight different categories: XC, Trail, Enduro, E-MTB, Fat, Dirt Jump, and Gravel bikes.
Founded in 2007, the American brand is well known for its innovative bike manufacturing and mountain bike pedigree. Although a tad on the expensive side, these carbon-frame bikes are built to race and last even the most adrenaline-junkie athletes.
32. Prevelo Bikes
- Kids’ specific
Founded in California – Prevelo is a kids bike specialist brand focused on building “Better bikes for kids“. Today, their range of kids’ bikes consists of five different sizes, and from balance bikes, up to high-end MTBs for the youth.
33. Priority Bicycles
- Belt-drive bikes
Priority Bicycles is a small but successful bicycle company that has one dream — to make cycling as simple as it can be! They make bikes that are easy to buy, ride, and maintain. In 2014 they launched on Kickstarter and the campaign was successful enough to allow Priority to launch.
Their bikes use belt drives instead of chains to minimize the maintenance required to keep the bikes going. They specialize in hybrids, commuters, and cruisers, ideal for both men and women, with some kids models on the line as well.
34. Pure ‘Fix’ Cycles
- Affordable street & commuter bikes
Pure Cycles offers some of the best-looking value bikes on the market. Founded in LA and inspired by the 2000’s US track bike design, Pure Cycles has done a great job offering minimalistic and kick-ass-looking bikes.
Most of their range is built on steel frames and single/fixed gear with a freehub, but you’ll see geared road and women’s step-through frames as well.
35. QuietKat Bikes
- Hunting & outback e-bikes
Designed for hunters, anglers, and overlanders, Quietkat produces one of the most robust electric bikes with tons of useful extras. Their range includes nine bikes that can handle a lot that you wouldn’t expect from an eBike.
36. Rad Power Bikes
- One of the best-selling e-bike brands in the US
Rad Power Bikes is a direct-to-consumer US-based company that specializes in making unique electric bicycles everyone can afford. They build different types of bikes suitable for everyday uses such as commuting and provide a great way to reduce congestion, have fun and save money in the long run.
37. Raleigh Bikes
- Affordable commuter bikes
Not many bicycle companies that started in the 19th century have managed to keep their business afloat, but the Raleigh brand is one of the rare ones. Founded in 1887 in Nottingham, England, they have been at the forefront of British cycling history by producing quality bikes across ranges including road, MTBs, urban, electric, choppers, and adventure bikes.
38. Ride1UP Bikes
- Great value mid-range e-bikes
Ride1UP is a newcomer to the most competitive bicycle market at the moment – Electric Bikes. They’ve kept their prices low by selling directly to the consumer without the middleman. Their ‘fleet’ so to say consists of only a handful of bikes starting from the thousand dollars line, and high-end models end at around $2,500.
39. Rocky Mountain Bikes
- Off-road specific
Rocky Mountain cycles is a Canadian bicycle brand that has been producing a wide variety of quality mountain bikes since the early 1980s. Over the years, its bikes and riders have won several awards, including Mountain Bike Germany’s Bike of the Year, the 2001 Red Bull Rampage, the Transalp Challenge, and the 2008 Cape Epic.
40. Sage Titanium Bicycles
Sage Titanium Bicycles was started in 2012 by Oregon local David Rosen who felt that the never-ending flow of new carbon bikes needed a fresh injection of soul. The Sage Titanium range features various cross, trail, and hardtail mountain bikes designed with aggressive geometry, slacker head angles, and excessive fork travel to allow a more controlled riding experience.
41. Salsa Cycles
- Popular steel & aluminum frames
Salsa Cycles is another California-based bicycle manufacturer that made it on the list of best bike brands. They had been an independent company until in 1997 they were acquired by Quality Bicycle Products, who have been leading it successfully ever since.
Salsa Cycles excels in making mountain bikes, as well as cyclocross and gravel grinder models. Some of their flagship models include Warbird, Marrakesh, Fargo, and Woodsmoke.
42. Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz Bicycles had a very successful start back in 1993, with their first model called Tazmon. It was powered by single-pivot dual-suspension technology, which rocked the industry, and moved the boundaries of what was possible in mountain bike production.
Santa Cruz Bicycles is most proud of its full-suspension mountain bikes, with aluminum and carbon frames, and equipped with their Virtual Pivot Point technology.
43. Schwinn Bikes
- One of the oldest bike brands around
Schwinn is a Chicago-based company that was established in 1895. At one point in their history, they were the most successful cycling company in all of the US. However, in 1992 they declared bankruptcy and were bought by Dorel Industries.
They now sell both high-end bicycles and more affordable models. The expensive line is called the Signature Series, while you can get their cheaper models at Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Sears.
44. Scott Bikes
- A large bike company with bikes for anyone
Scott bikes have been a staple in the professional peloton and mountain bike world cup circuit for many years. Since they began creating aero bars for Greg LeMond in the 1980s they have been at the forefront of developing cycling technologies. Currently, they manufacture a wide selection of performance road, mountain, and triathlon bikes as well as bikes for leisure cyclists, e-bikers, and kids.
45. sixthreezero Bikes
- Affordable cruisers
Sixthreezero is a USA-based company that focuses solely on building cruiser bikes. As their selection grows, they’re slowly becoming one of the biggest producers of these attractive and versatile two-wheeled machines. Beach cruisers are not intended to be used to help you win a race or get from point A to point B quickly.
They are imagined as an extension of your personality and as a part of your lifestyle. Moreover, they look good, so they are a fashion statement that you take with you every time you ride a bike.
- One of the most popular bike brands
Currently, Specialized Bikes is probably one of the biggest names in existence. It was established back in 1974 and they are one of the biggest names in the Grand Tour races and currently sponsor the World Champions in both the men’s and women’s WorldTours.
Their road bikes are the most popular among riders, but they produce mountain bikes, kids bikes, BMX, adventure, and recreation bikes as well.
47. State Bicycle CO
- Stylish & great value bikes
- In-house components
The State Bicycle Company is a good bike brand built on fun. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, they are well known for their fixie bikes but have expanded to a wider range to suit more riding tastes and styles, including off-road and city bikes.
48. Surly Bikes
- Steel is real
- Pioneers of fat bikes
Surly is one of the most iconic bicycle brands to produce steel-frame bicycles. Their approach to cycling is considered rather alternative compared to the mainstream as the Surly team is all for the environment and keeping it green. Surly produces a high-quality variety of bikes for those who are looking for a bike that lasts for decades.
The brand was also one of the pioneers of fat-biking, and their brand tires were used on most fat bikes at the early stages in the fat-bike industry.
49. Tern Bicycles
Founded in 2011, Tern bicycles are committed to manufacturing bikes that are serviceable, and won’t go to land-fill. Their green and sustainable approach has enabled them to build a portfolio of folding and electric bikes.
The brand now sells its bikes globally and has managed relative success at a young age.
50. Transition Bikes
- Mountain bike specific
Founded in 2001 in Bellingham, Washington, Transition is a high-end mountain-bike-focused bicycle brand. Their range of bikes is best suited for anyone who’s looking for a bike to progress in performance.
Their bikes are driven by the latest technologies and geometries in the mountain bike scene and the range now includes bikes across multiple mountain biking disciplines.
51. Tommaso Bikes
- Great value road bikes
Tommaso Bikes has been around since 1985, specializing in manufacturing great value road bikes. They are an Italian bicycle company and combine traditional Italian design with craftsmanship since all of the bikes are assembled in-house.
They offer their bikes at accessible rates, which makes them attractive to riders around the world.
52. Trek Bikes
- A traditional large bike brand
Trek Bikes is, without a doubt, one of the biggest names on this list. They are a USA-based company established in 1975, as an answer to the growing popularity of Japanese and Italian bikes at the time. They started by producing steel touring frames but went on to produce road and mountain bikes where they have gained popularity through successful racing campaigns.
They manufacture basically all the possible discipline of bikes.
53. Wilier Bikes
- Boutique bike brand
Wilier is another iconic race bike brand (Since 1906) with a handful of high-end road, gravel, mountain and triathlon bikes on their range. Definitely worth a read if you are into bike brands with quite a divine historical background.
54. woom bikes
- Kids’ specific
woom bikes is a bicycle company based in Austria. Founded by two dads with years of prior experience in the cycling industry, they noticed there was a lack of high-quality kids bikes available and were determined to solve the issue by making their own.
Today, woom kids bikes are already popular in continental Europe but are slowly taking over the rest of the world as well.
55. Yeti Cycles
- Strictly carbon mountain bikes
Next, we come to Yeti Cycles, a company established in 1985 to supply the market’s growing thirst for mountain bikes. Yeti bikes are a popular choice for downhill mountain bikers, with the popularity starting with their early model the Lawwill DH-9.
Today, they equip their high-end carbon bikes with switch infinity suspension. Their flagship models are Yeti 160E, Yeti ARC 35th, and the whole SB-series.
56. Yuba Bicycles
Yuba bicycle is a cargo-bikes-focused bike brand that has a great selection of mid-range to high-end bikes on their fleet. Focused on businesses and active families – you can find front-loading, conventional, electric, and many other cargo bicycle variations.
57. Marin Bikes
- Mountain specialists with a range of versatile and capable bikes across various disciplines
Marin Bikes was founded in 1986, just a few years after the explosion in popularity of mountain bikes. Marin’s focus has always been to create playful and capable off-roaders that open up opportunities for adventure and exploration.
In 2012, Marin was taken over by new management, and today they’re recognized for their premium MultiTrak suspension platform and flagship mountain bikes like the Rift Zone and Team Marin.
1840 – Orbea
1885 – Bianchi
1888 – Raleigh
1895 – Schwinn
1899 – Fuji
1906 – Wilier
1937 – Jamis
1952 – Colnago
1958 – Scott
1961 – 3T
1964 – Norco
1971 – Cannondale
1972 – GT, Giant
1974 – Specialized
1975 – Trek
1976 – Brompton
1977 – Diamondback
1981 – Rocky Mountain, Ibis
1982 – Salsa, Prevelo
1985 – Tommaso
1985 – Yeti, Canyon
1986 – Kestrel, Marin
1987 – Devinci
1988 – Orange
1991 – Felt
1993 – Santa Cruz Bicycles, Cube
1993 – Intense, Ghost, Electra
1998 – Surly
1999 – Juliana
2001 – Transition
2005 – X , Niner
2007 – Yuba, Pivot, All-City
2007 – Rad Power Bikes
2008 – Alchemy
2009 – State, Evil
2010 – Pure, Firmstrong, Critical
2011 – Tern
2012 – Sage, Priority
2013 – woom
2016 – Quietkat
2017 – Co-op Cycles
2019 – Ride1UP
What are the best bicycle brands?
Those are the biggest bike brands to produce the widest variety of bikes.
What are the best road bike brands?
One of the best road bike brand is Colnago. Other notable brands include:
- S-Works =Specialized premium – One of the top bike brands in road cycling
What are the most popular, good bike brands?
According to our research, these 50+ bikes above are the most popular bike brands in the USA.