For many potential buyers, who decided to purchase a bicycle, the problem of choice turns into a headache. After all, in addition to modification, size, size and color, it is necessary to determine the brand, because bicycles, the brands of which are not known to anyone, are considered to be second-rate. With the help of the rating of bicycle brands in the world market, this article will help determine the purchase.
Bicycle rating on the Russian market
Among the large range of two-wheeled vehicles on the market to identify the leader is not so difficult, you just need to turn to sales to see their dynamics. The rating of bicycles in the domestic market looks like this:
- GT (Gary Turner) is considered a sales leader. Buyers do not even stop the high cost of two-wheeled transport.
- Merida is considered the best-selling bike in the world, it has no competitors for reliability.
- Trek is considered to be an unkillable bike (Comanche used to occupy this niche before it was made in China).
- German-made Cube is popular due to abundant advertising, but many professionals point out that their price is clearly too high.
- Giant is considered on the Russian market the most technologically advanced transport.
The rating did not include bicycles, whose brands, according to official data, were sold in Russia with a circulation of less than a million in one year. These are Scott, Author, Norco, Ghost, Kellys and other brands.
Large assortment - the key to success
If you pay attention to the popular brands of bicycles, the rating of which primarily depends on the number of vehicles sold, you can find that the GT brand leads by a large margin from competitors due to the large range. First, the manufacturer has focused on the price-quality ratio for the entire children's bicycle series, which has attracted attention. These are not just toy bicycles that are made of plastic and are designed to ride in the yard. Children's transport is a reduced copy of professional bicycles, which you can ride long distances and easily travel over rough terrain. The price of such bicycles is in the range of 10-20 thousand rubles, which is quite acceptable for people of low and middle income. Naturally, a serious brand took care of all the other classes - mountain, road, MTB, city bicycle brands - a list for every taste of the buyer.
Participant of all bicycle rides
Many buyers think about which brand of bicycles to choose so that they are not equal in reliability. Most beginners give their preference to the Merida brand, because in all bicycle races it is this brand in the majority. It is clear that the manufacturer has provided a two-wheeled vehicle with a very strong and light frame, but it is not enough just one characteristic to evaluate the bike itself. In addition, there are stars, connecting rods, bushings and many other components, which also determines the coherence of work. In any case, after riding a bicycle, you need to perform maintenance: cleaning, lubrication, washing, otherwise in the process of operation the bicycle will quickly go bad and fail.
Hit on the road
A few years ago, Trek bicycles were positioned on the domestic market as the most affordable and focused on the cheapest price niche that rightfully belonged to the well-known Comanche brand. However, quite recently the market saw models of bicycles under the Trek brand for the middle and most expensive price category. And this is not the manufacturer's novelties.
It's all about the marketing of the manufacturer, whose goal is to conquer the Russian market with cheap high-quality bicycles, with the subsequent offer of two-wheeled transport of the elite class. The manufacturer managed to conquer in this way the domestic market. In addition, no competing company can offer a bike worth from 30 thousand rubles with a lifetime warranty.
The main thing is to create a halo
A few decades ago, the Germans managed to settle into the minds of Russian citizens the idea that a Mercedes car is the best among analogues in the world. Every second person in our country dreams of a legendary transport, and every 17th person drives it. A similar success with the launch of the right advertising was repeated by the German bicycle manufacturer Cube. Focusing on the style and appearance, the owner of the company did not lose, and his product fell into the rating "best brands of bicycles" deservedly so.
Even in stock configuration, Cube bikes have expensive mechanisms and spare parts that are in demand among professionals. Naturally, the price of a two-wheeled vehicle because of this high - 50 thousand rubles and above. Many overweight buyers are attracted by advertising, which says that there are no restrictions on the weight of a person for a bicycle frame. This is true. Branded frames are able to withstand rider weighing 130-150 pounds.
If buyers were interested in the brands of bikes, whose rating would be determined by the criterion of “the most feminine transport”, then the Giant brand would take first place. After all, thanks to the niche of ladies' bikes, he penetrated the Russian market and is not going to give up his positions.
Starting from the color with multi-million shades with a specific frame geometry, and ending with the original design with a large number of attachments, Giant bicycles quickly found fans in the Russian market. And only having won the hearts of beautiful ladies, the manufacturer allowed the male population to get acquainted with their products for extreme driving. Low weight, high frame strength, excellent equipment applies to all bikes of the brand. Prices of 35-50 thousand rubles quickly attracted general attention to a little-known brand.
Many potential buyers would be interested to see the rating of quality bikes from the low-cost segment. Many owners of two-wheeled vehicles may say that this is impossible, because the price is directly proportional to the quality, but they will not be right. After all, very often we have to pay for the brand (for example, Sony, iPhone, Bang \u0026 Olufsen and others). With bikes, things are the same as with household appliances - the more famous the brand, the more expensive its products.
Ghost bikes are still being assembled only in Germany, but the lack of advertising and low popularity among the population have led many people to consider this brand to be Chinese. No luck and the Slovak brand Kellys, which is also produced only in Slovakia, and not in Ukraine, as many potential buyers think. Suppose that their price on the market is very low (from 20 thousand rubles), but in terms of the build quality and strength of the frame, a two-wheeled vehicle can easily fight with the well-known Cube brand.
List of the best SUVs
It is not known who thought up to make a rating of bicycles based on sales, but judging by the reviews of professional athletes, there is no logic in this. After all, children's and urban two-wheeled vehicles from the budget class take part in sales, but it just cannot be tested in terms of durability and reliability.
Cyclists have their own rating and testing methodology to determine which bike brand is better. The first assessment is not in appearance and price, and the behavior of the bike on mountain slopes and off-road is investigated. Only all sorts of jumps and falls can confirm the build quality and strength of the frame, and not the significant number of seams in the weld. And without the opinion of professionals it is clear that the leading lines of the rating will be taken by bicycles with the presence of two shock absorbers - front and rear (mountain bike brands GT, Trek, Ghost, Bergamont, Stevens Ridge).
A separate story of a popular brand
If you aim to find out which brand of bike is the most popular in the world, you will find that the leader is the brand Author. A potential buyer, of course, will doubt this, because the range of bicycles in the domestic market under this brand leaves much to be desired. The fact is that Author has not done promotion of its brand at the expense of two-wheeled vehicles, but due to accessories for the bicycle and their owners.
Everything will become clear to anyone looking into the clothing department, backpacks, or the lighting of any bike shop. Taking up any products with the marking of the Author, the buyer will feel that he has in his hands the ideal thing that you definitely need to buy. Having developed a brand in this way, the company put its bicycles on the market, for which the build quality has become a priority, albeit in damage price.
New direction in the world of cycling
It's funny that in the ratings, where the best brands of bikes are involved, there are no devices with a planetary hub. But this “technology of the future” has already captured all the markets of the developed countries of the world. The problem, as it turned out, is in the minds of the buyers themselves, who regard planetary gears as a gearbox capable of operating in a narrow range of gear ratios.
Only the majority of mountain bike owners forget that their two-wheeled vehicle, which has 10 stars in a cassette, and three stars in rods, does not have thirty speeds, as stated by the manufacturer, but several times fewer ones, because the gear ratios between the stars have a feature repeat. And once it came to high-tech bicycles with a planetary gear, there is a need to add them to the rating "price-quality."
Bicycle rating with planetary sleeves
Extreme-bike with a planetary gear for many cyclists seems to be something fantastic, but they don’t think so overseas. After being the leader in the production of bicycle components, Shimano presented the world with an eleven-speed planetary hub capable of working in aggressive conditions, the range of off-road bicycles on the market became slightly larger.
The segment of mountain bikes that use planetary gear has been supplemented with Volume Generator and Merida brands, the cost of which in the domestic market reaches the price of a small-sized car from second-hand. However, this does not prevent sales of two-wheeled vehicles with advanced technology. And even encourages competitors to add a wonderful bike to their product range. Definitely, later when building a list to determine which brand of bike is better, a potential buyer will find a vehicle with a planetary gear.
A little about exclusives
Famous car concerns BMW, Ferrari, Audi, Land Rover, and others, need no introduction. Anyone on the planet knows what these brands are and what products they make. However, quite recently in the world market there was an opportunity to choose a brand of bicycle with the logo of one of the well-known concerns. Automobile giants have created their own bikes, which have a pronounced style, color and tuning, corresponding to the top four-wheel vehicles.
The main difference between exclusive models from other brands of bikes on the market are alloy wheels instead of old-fashioned spokes. And no need to build illusions about the fact that the weight of the bike due to the casting will be too high. For the production of luxury bikes are used very light and durable alloys. All exclusive bikes are equipped with top-end components, respectively, and their price is much higher than normal. For example, a red Ferrari bike costs about 22,000 euros, which is considered quite inexpensive for a sports car owner under the same brand.
Stealth bicycles have existed on the domestic market for several decades, but their popularity among cyclists is very low. For some reason, many potential buyers and sellers believe that Russian-made products do not deserve attention.
In fact, in terms of price-quality, a two-wheeled vehicle can attract attention. Initially, the bike is positioned as a Russian transport for Russian roads, without exaggeration. And if you familiarize yourself with many tests of bicycles that can be found in the media, then it turns out that the Russian brand is quite competitive in build quality and price. Only the lack of service centers from the manufacturer in major cities of Russia is embarrassing. Maybe this is one of the weighty reasons because of which the buyer prefers foreign brands of bicycles.
Products from neighboring markets
USSR bicycles of the “KhVZ”, “ZiCh”, “Shkolnik”, “Orlyonok” and other brands are probably remembered only by the older generation, who managed to ride a two-wheeled vehicle of the last century. Most of the old brands were eliminated, and in their place there were new names for bicycles. For example, bicycles Pride (Ukraine) or AIST (Belarus), which are advertised in the media in the markets of the former Soviet Union.
First of all, potential buyers are attracted by the price (around 10-12 thousand rubles). Excellent color and frame geometry as a bonus to a happy buyer will be pleasant. Only preference for such bikes is given only by beginners, who choose a two-wheeled vehicle according to the “low price” criterion. If you examine the range and models of competitors, it turns out that cheap bikes are someone's copies. A lot of questions arise and the build quality. For comparison, without maintenance, the cheapest Kellys brand can travel 20 thousand kilometers, while Pride and AIST, according to the owners, require the intervention of specialists up to the first thousand.
By wondering which brand of bikes to choose, many potential buyers hope to get one specific answer. However, this is impossible because of the large range of products on the market and its intended purpose. You can not trusting some rating, compiled by an unknown center based on marketing research, to buy a bike that occupies a top position in the list. Before buying, a person must decide on a number of questions, answering which, he will be able to easily select the bike he needs from the list of the best brands that produce really high-quality products.
- Purpose: city, cycling in the countryside, off-road trips, mountain slopes, highways.
- The possibility of upgrading, which will improve driving performance in the future.
- Possibilities of transportation, adding all sorts of accessories for easy ride.
- The need for all-season skating and similar questions.