A mountain bike is designed for riding on rugged off-road terrain, and thus, has extremely different design features as compared to other types of bicycles. Riding on such difficult terrain and combining it with the aggressive style of riding, makes it a matter of priority to go in for a reliable and time-tested brand. A trustworthy bike brand often speaks for itself, and thus, guarantees safety to its riders. This Buzzle article presents the ten best mountain bike brands in the world and some of their best bikes for your perusal.
The Taiwanese ‘Giant Manufacturing Company’ was founded in 1972 by King Liu and Tony Lo. In 1977, Giant successfully signed a contract with Schwinn, which made Giant an ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’ OEM under their private label. Since then, Giant has gone on to become one of the largest bike manufacturers in the world. Today their bikes are sold in more than 50 countries. They have also been sponsoring mountain biking athletes since 1995, and include athletes such as John Tomac, Rune Høydahl, Danny Hart, and Carl Decker.