Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The 20 Most beloved Bike Brands Sold in the Us

Well, this is as a matter of fact a controversial, involved and permanently evolving topic. There are so many bicycle manufacturers, bicycle types and popular brand names sold in the Us, that it can be difficult to find a overall overview and to sort it all out.

The top 20 most popular bike brand listing that I've compiled here is not based on the number of bikes sold alone or on the ability or perceived ability of the bicycles. Most of the bike manufacturers listed here also sell separate bike types (road, mountain, hybrid, etc.) and the list below is not broken down by bike type or category.

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This listing is intended to be a guide as to what bike brands are currently the most popular in the Usa, at the time of this writing (since bike brands come and go and the sales of discrete bike types rise and fall).

The 20 Most beloved Bike Brands Sold in the Us

The Top 20 Most popular Bike Brands and the bike types that they sell

  1. Trek - Road, Triathlon , Mountain Hardtail , Mountain Full-Suspension , Urban , Bike Path, Cruiser , Women's , Kids
  2. Schwinn - Road, Commuter, Comfort, Cruisers, Electric, Mountain Bikes, Bmx, Kids
  3. Giant - Road, Mountain, Giant for Women, Lifestyle, Hybrid (Hct), Bmx, Kids
  4. Cannondale - Road, Mountain, Women's Recreation (many sub categories)
  5. Mongoose - Bmx Bikes (Team Bikes, Freestyle Bikes, Dirt street Bikes) Mountain / Pavement (Dual Suspension, Jumping, Hardtail Xc, Comfort, Commuter, Road Alternative, 
  6. Raleigh - Road, carrying out Hybrid, Hybrid, Comfort, Mountain, Cruiser, Women, Youth
  7. Specialized Road, Multi Street, Globe (commute, comfort), Dirt/Street/Vert (Bmx), Kids Atb
  8. Diamondback - Mtn Full Suspension , Mountain Hardtail , Devine Designs , relax ,Cruiser , carrying out Hybrid , Hybrid , Youth , Bmx
  9. Fuji - Road, Mountain, Specialty, Women's, Lifestyle, Kids
  10. Haro -All Mountain-Freeride, Dirt Jump/ Urban, Xc Trail / Xc Sport, 650B, 29er, Metro, Comfort, Cruiser
  11. Shimano - Road, Mountain, Comfort, Bmx
  12. Huffy - since 1892 - Mountain, Bmx, Kids, Road
  13. Gary Fisher - 29ers, Full Suspension,  Genesisters, Hardtails, Kids, Pavement, Road
  14. Ellsworth - High end Mountain Bikes
  15. Klein - High end Mountain and Road Bikes
  16. Jamis - High end Full Suspension, Hardtail, Road, Street, Sport Comfort, Youth
  17. Bianchi - Hors Categorie (Hoc), Born for carrying out (B4P), Coast to Coast (C2C), Dama Bianca, D2, Special, Classica, Road Steel, Mtb Performance, Mtb Leisure, Sport, Cross-Terrain
  18. Gt - Mountain, Bmx, Road, Womens
  19. Rocky Mountain - Mountain, Road, Urban & Path, Ladies Only
  20. Scott - Mountain, Road, Women's Junior's

Some of the popular bike brands listed here can only be purchased at specialty bike shops or independent dealers. Although this marketing technique makes these brands harder to find, in some cases this it improves the perceived ability of the bikes over brands that are distributed to the mass store or that can be as a matter of fact found at sporting goods market or even online.

I have included the bike types or bike categories that each manufacturer sells under the brand names listed. The bike type descriptions were, in most cases, taken directly from each bike manufacturers website in order to not only let you know what kind of bikes they make but also how the enterprise perceives the bike types that they make and how they store them to you.

The 20 Most beloved Bike Brands Sold in the Us

How To Build An Ultralight Trike

So many citizen postpone their dream to fly because of lack of time or money. If you knew that for few thousand dollars, few months and a lot of fun you could have your own ultralight airplane, would you still postpone?

Building an ultralight trike yourself is one of the most exciting, yet pretty achievable things you can do to accomplish your dream. If you think you need a master's degree in engineering and construction genius, you are wrong. citizen like me and you build ultralight trikes every day. And yes, they fly on them!

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So how do you go?

How To Build An Ultralight Trike

Purchase construction Plans

You can purchase plans online even in download able format. The prices rare exceed few hundreds (and often are under $100), but the plans consist of all things you need.

Preferably, get plans with full size drawings to you can avoid inaccuracies in resizing. Make sure that the plans consist of a unblemished list of materials and sources so you an save time seeing around.

You can also use a partial kit

Some fellowships offer partial trial kits. This is an excellent way to gain some perceive and expertise and later resolve if you want to purchase the kit or just continue construction only by the plans. The trial kits of procedure are much cheaper than the unblemished ones and take less time to be built. Most fellowships also furnish free phone support.

What kind of airplane to build?

This article is called "How To Build An Ultralight Trike" because I believe the ultralight trikes are the best beginning for starters. They are much simpler and faster to unblemished than the fixed wing airplanes. Finally, the kits and the materials for them are much cheaper.

How much time is it going to take?

For man with skillful hands construction an ultralight trike from scratch will take 1500 - 2000 hours. Count 2500 if you are not that good in working with tools.

If you want to do things faster, just purchase a kit. With a good kit you'll build your ultralight trike for 250 - 300 hours.

Just don't let bias to keep you away from your dream. construction an ultralight airplane yourself is not only possible, it is fun.

How To Build An Ultralight Trike