For many potential buyers who decided to purchase a bicycle, the problem of choice turns into a headache. In addition to modification, growth, size and coloring to determine the brand, because bicycles, whose brands are not known to anyone, is considered second-rate. With the help of the rating of bicycle brands in the world market, this article will help you decide on the purchase.
Bicycle rating in the Russian market
Among the large assortment on the market of two-wheeled vehicles, it is not so difficult to reveal the leader, it is enough just to turn to sales to see their dynamics. The rating of bicycles on the domestic market looks like this:
- GT (Gary Turner) is considered the leader in sales. Buyers do not even stop the high cost of two-wheelers.
- Merida is considered the best-selling bicycle in the world, for reliability it has no competitors.
- Trek is considered to be an undeveloped bicycle (a niche previously occupied by Comanche, before it was produced in China).
- Cube German production is popular due to abundant advertising, but many professionals note that their price is clearly overstated.
- Giant is considered the most technologically advanced transport in the Russian market.
The rating did not include bicycles, whose brands were officially sold on the territory of Russia with a circulation of less than one million in one year. This Scott, Author, Norco, Ghost, Kellys and other brands.
A large assortment is the key to success
If you pay attention to the popular brands of bicycles, whose rating primarily depends on the number of vehicles sold, you can find that the GT brand is leading with a wide margin from competitors due to the large assortment. First, the manufacturer focused on the price-quality ratio for the entire children's bicycle series, which attracted attention to himself. This is not just a toy bike, which is made of plastic and is designed for riding in the courtyard of the house. Child transport is a reduced copy of professional bicycles, where you can travel long distances and have no problem moving around on 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 medium income. Naturally, a serious brand took care of all the other classes - mountain, highway, MTB, city bike brands - a list for every taste of the buyer.
Participant of all bike trips
Many buyers think about what bikes to choose, so that they are not equal in terms of reliability. Most newcomers give their preference to the brand Merida, because in all bike races it is this brand in the majority. It is clear that the manufacturer provided the two-wheeled vehicle with a very strong and light frame, but one of the characteristics is not enough to evaluate the bike itself. In addition, there are stars, connecting rods, bushings and many other components, on which the coordination of work also depends. In any case, after a ride on a bicycle, you need to perform maintenance: cleaning, lubrication, washing, otherwise during operation the bicycle will quickly break down and fail.
To strike on impassability
Trek bikes a few years ago were positioned in the domestic market as the most affordable and focused on the cheapest price niche, which rightfully belonged to the well-known brand Comanche. However, more recently the market saw models of bicycles under the Trek brand for the average and most expensive price category. And this is not the novelty of the manufacturer.
It's all about marketing the manufacturer, whose goal was to win the Russian market cheap bicycles of high quality, with the subsequent offering of two-wheeled transport of elite class. The producer managed to win the domestic market in this way. In addition, no competing firm can offer a bicycle cost of 30 thousand rubles with a lifetime warranty.
The main thing to create a halo
The Germans managed to settle the thought of the citizens of Russia several decades ago that the Mercedes car is the best among the analogues in the world. Every second person in our country dreams about legendary transport, and every 17th travels on it. Similar success with the launch of correct advertising was repeated by the German manufacturer of bicycles Cube. Stressing the style and appearance, the owner of the company has not lost, and his product was rated "the best brands of bicycles" quite deservedly.
Even in the stock option Cube bikes have expensive mechanisms and spare parts that are in demand among professionals. Naturally, and the price of a two-wheeled vehicle because of this high - 50 thousand rubles or more. Many buyers who are overweight are attracted by advertising, which assures that for the bicycle frame there are no restrictions on the mass of a person. This is true. Branded frames are able to withstand a rider weighing 130-150 kilograms.
If consumers were interested in brands of bicycles, whose rating would be determined by the criterion "the most feminine transport", then the Giant brand would take first place. After all, thanks to the niche of ladies' bicycles, he penetrated the Russian market and does not intend to take his positions.
Starting from the color with multimillion shades with a specific frame geometry, and ending with the original design with a lot of attachments, Giant bikes quickly found themselves fans in the Russian market. And only having won the hearts of beautiful ladies, the manufacturer allowed to get acquainted with their products for extreme driving to the male population. Light weight, high frame strength, excellent equipment apply to all brand bikes. Prices of 35-50 thousand rubles quickly attracted a little-known brand of general attention.
Many potential buyers would be interested to see a rating of quality bicycles from an inexpensive segment. Many owners of two-wheeled vehicles can say that this is impossible, because the price is directly proportional to quality, but 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 bicycles, things are the same as with household appliances - the more famous the brand, the more expensive its products.
Ghost bicycles are still collected only in Germany, but the lack of advertising and low popularity among the population led to the fact that many people consider this brand Chinese. The Slovak brand Kellys, which is also produced only in Slovakia, and not in Ukraine, is unlucky, as many potential buyers think. Let their price in the market is very low (from 20 thousand rubles), but for the quality of assembly and strength of the frame, a two-wheeled vehicle can compete with the well-known Cube brand.
List of the best SUVs
It is not known who came up with the rating of bicycles, based on sales, but judging by the opinions of professional athletes, there is no logic in this. After all, children and city two-wheeled transport from the budget class take part in sales, and it just can not be tested in terms of durability and reliability.
Among cyclists, there is a rating and testing methodology to determine which brand of bicycle is better. First of all, the assessment does not take place in terms of appearance and price, but the behavior of a bicycle on mountain slopes and off-road is investigated. Only every possible jumping and falling can confirm the quality of assembly and the strength of the frame, and not an indicative number of seams in the place of welding. And without the opinion of professionals it is clear that the leading lines of the rating will be occupied by bicycles with two shock absorbers - front and rear (GT, Trek, Ghost, Bergamont, Stevens Ridge).
A separate story of the popular brand
If you set out to find out which bike brand is the most popular in the world, then it turns out that the brand is the leader. The 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 company did not promote its brand at the expense of two-wheeled transport, but thanks to accessories for the bicycle and their owners.
Everything will become clear to any person who has glanced in the clothing department, backpacks or lighting of any bike shop. Picking up any products labeled Author, the buyer will feel that he has the perfect thing in his hands, which one must buy. Developing, thus, the brand, the company put its bicycles on the market, for which the quality of assembly has become a priority, however, in damage to the price.
New direction in the world of cycling
It's funny that in the ratings, where the best brands of bicycles are involved, there are no devices that have a planetary bushing. 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 reducer, 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 the cassette and three stars in the connecting rods, has not thirty speeds, as claimed by the manufacturer, but several times smaller, because the transfer relations between the stars have a feature repeat. And since it's about high-tech bicycles with planetary gear, there is a need to add them to the "price-quality" rating.
Rating of bicycles with planetary bushes
An extreme bicycle with a planetary mechanism to many cyclists seems to be something fantastic, but the ocean is no longer considered so. After the leader in the production of bicycle components, the company Shimano presented to the world a planetary bushing with eleven speeds, capable of working in aggressive conditions, the range of off-road bicycles on the market became slightly larger.
The segment of mountain bicycles using planetary gearing is supplemented with the brands Volume Generator and Merida, the cost of which in the domestic market reaches the price of a second-class car from second-hand. However, this does not prevent the sale of two-wheeled vehicles with advanced technology. And even encourages competitors to add a miracle-bicycle to their range of products. Undoubtedly, in the future, when constructing a list to determine which brand of bicycle is better, a potential buyer will discover a vehicle with planetary gear.
A bit about exclusives
Famous car concerns BMW, Ferrari, Audi, Land Rover and others, in the view do not need. Anyone on the planet knows what kind of brands they are, and what products they produce. However, more recently in the world market there was an opportunity to choose a brand of a bicycle with the logo of one of the famous concerns. Automotive giants have created their own bicycles, which have a pronounced style, color and tuning, corresponding to the top four-wheeled vehicles.
The main difference of exclusive models from other brands of bicycles in the market are cast wheels of wheels instead of old-fashioned spokes. And you do not need to build illusions about the fact that the weight of the bike due to casting will be too high. For the production of elite bicycles used very light and strong alloys. All exclusive bicycles are equipped with top components, respectively, and their price is an order of magnitude higher than usual. For example, a Ferrari bicycle in a red version costs about 22 thousand euros, which is quite inexpensive for a sports car owner under the same brand.
Bicycles brand "Stealth" exist in 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, the price-quality ratio of a two-wheeled vehicle can attract attention. Initially, the bicycle is positioned as a Russian transport for Russian roads, without exaggeration. And if you look at the many bike tests that can be found in the mass media, it turns out that the Russian brand is quite competitive in terms of assembly quality and price. Confuses only the lack of service centers from the manufacturer in major cities of Russia. Perhaps, this is one of the weighty reasons for which the buyer prefers foreign brands of bicycles.
Products of neighboring markets
Bicycles of the USSR of mark "ХВЗ", "ЗиЧ", "Школьник", "Орленнок" and others remember, probably, only the older generation which managed to ride on two-wheeled transport of the last century. Most of the old brands were eliminated, and in their place, new bicycle names appeared. For example, bicycles Pride (Ukraine) or AIST (Belarus), which are advertised in the media in the markets of the post-Soviet space.
First of all potential buyers are attracted by the price (around 10-12 thousand rubles). Excellent color and geometry of the frame as a bonus to a happy buyer will be pleasant. Only preference for such bicycles is given only by beginners, who choose themselves two-wheeled transport by the criterion of "low price". If you study the range and models of competitors, it will be found that cheap bicycles are someone's copies. A lot of questions arise and to the quality of the assembly. For comparison, without maintenance the cheapest Kellys brand can travel 20 thousand kilometers, but Pride and AIST, according to the owners, require specialist intervention up to the first thousand.
Asking which bike brands to choose, many potential buyers hope to get one specific answer. However, this is impossible because of the wide range of products on the market and its intended use. You can not, trusting some rating compiled by an unknown center on the basis of marketing research, buy a bicycle that takes the top position in the list. Before buying a person must decide on a number of questions, answering which he can easily choose the bike he needs from the list of the best brands that produce really high-quality products.
- Target destination: city, cycling tours, off-road trips, mountain slopes, highways.
- The possibility of modernization, which will improve the driving characteristics in the future.
- Possibilities of transportation, adding of all kinds of accessories for easy driving.
- The need for all-season skating and similar questions.