It is a common thing for mountain cyclists to face a hard time finding a suitable mountain bike for their conquest. To navigate the cycle that serves you well in the terrain in your next trip or does not exceed your budget affordability can give you a headache. Therefore, regardless of how many years you have been cycling, having an in-depth understanding background as well as the history of a bike company can have a significant impact on your purchasing decision.
However, with thousands of brands available on the market these days, finding the right one for you can pose a challenge for both your time and effort. Hence, in this review, we will break down some of the most prestigious brands about their product, history, and what makes them stand out from the others. So let’s get a good look at each brand we have listed out here, shall we?
Yes, for those who are pondering, specialized is a company, not a bike series. In the early 1970s, this place had marked a milestone in the evolutionary boom in the US mountain biking trend. Although the firm’s assembling factory is located in Taiwan (which is the norm for expense optimization purposes), the operative office still roots in California. Hence you can rest assured about the brand quality. And a staple product that I cannot help but mention is the Stumpijumper, which sounds familiar to a lot of people here. Launched in 1981, the stumpjumper was the first bike to be mass-produced throughout the world, and so far, this bike has up to 10 siblings sharing the same name. The whole series is well-known for its versatility by covering various terrains from novice-level like the paved road to something more hardcore like smooth paths or gravel roads. This brand is the jack for all and suitable for everyone.