[Top 40] Best Bicycle Brands in India for Adults [Updated List 2018]
Best bicycle brands in India are plenty. And choosing the right one for yourself is next to impossible.
Why do we say so?
The moment we settle on a budget, we always fall for something better, isn’t it? Let’s have a look at some of the best bicycle brands in India for adults and kids.
The article is a list of all the best bicycle brands in India and the world that are available. None of the brands are reviewed or been paid to be featured by velocrush.
Best Bicycle brands in India: (Indian Brands)
There’s a vast difference between Indian bicycle brands and imported bicycle brands.
If you’re looking for the strongest and durable bicycle brands in India or even around the world, trust us, Atlas tops the list. With over six decades of experience, the bicycle brand goes synonyms with cycling.
We’ve heard that the atlas roadsters are so renowned that foreigners come to India and take them back to their own country.
As a child, Avon was a brand that we all loved and wished to own, didn’t we? Established in 1948, Avon Cycles Ltd. has emerged as one of the largest cycle manufacturers in India. Today, the brand has over 200 different models of bicycles that cater to all age groups.
Besides, AVON the company also manufactures trendy CYCLUX series that are well-suited for the city and outdoor cycling. The house of AVON cycles also brings you internationally acclaimed French designed CRONUS range for the discerning cycling enthusiast.
In 1949, the Murugappa Group collaborated with Tube Investments (UK) TI Cycles which has transitioned from dealing with bicycle manufacture and design to becoming an expert in mobility and well-being solutions.
Today, we know BSA for its flagship brands BSA, Hercules and Montra. Their products are certified with ISO 9001:2000, OSHAS 18001–2007 and ISO 14001–2004, TI Cycles is a quality and customer-centric organization.
A well-known brand from India that makes bicycles for kids, women, teenagers and adults is Firefox. The brand is quite affordable and makes some really decent bikes for entry- level cyclist.
Schnell, a German word that literally means ‘fast’ or ‘quick’. While the brand sounds German, let us tell you, it’s not. It’s Indian. However, that doesn’t stop the brand from making robust, bicycles that range from Kids, MTB bicycles, Road and hybrids.
One of the largest bicycle manufactures in India is Hero Cycles. Establish in 956 in Ludhiana Punjab, the brand started manufacturing bicycle components. However, today, Hero Cycles is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of Bicycles and producing 19,000 cycles per day. Currently, the brand exports their products to over 70 different countries that include, Africa, Finland, UK, Europe, Japan and more.
Roulik bikes is an Indian bicycle brand that hails from the south of India. The brand was founded in 2016 by a team of experienced engineers who are passionate about bikes and innovation.
Recently, the brand also happened to launch their first electric bicycle and aims to revolutionise the future and simplify human lives.
Another bicycle brand that comes under the Murugappa Group is Mach City.
Mach city is an Indian brand that focusses only on city bikes that are affordable and a good way to get around town.
A young foldable bicycle brand from India is PPOF (Pankaj Patil on Foldie). If you’re looking for the best foldable bicycle for city riding or even long distance rides, PPOF is surely a high-quality bicycle that’s made by keeping the Indian roads in mind.
These are some of the best bicycle brands in India.
Let’s move on to the international giants that we all envy
Best Bicycle brands in India: (Imported Brands)
Another bicycle brand that is into making Bikes, frames, parts and accessories in Bianchi. Founded in 1885, this Historic Italian brand and performance bicycle company is the world’s oldest bicycle manufacturing company still in existence.
A premium bicycle brand that certainly makes it to our favourite brand list is BMC. Establish in 1994, the Swiss brand makes some of the high standard road bikes, time trial bikes and more. Until date, the brand has won big races like the Tour de France, the Team Time Trial and Road World Championships, the MTB XCO World Championships and numerous Ironman Championships.
Btwin is Decathlon’s in-house bicycle brand that manufactures and sells bicycles, accessories and other products. The brand is known for its design, durability, innovation and affordability. Elops, Triban, Rockrider, Riverside are a few bicycle ranges by Btwin.
Founded in 1971, Cannondale has come along way ever since the brand took birth in a crowded loft above a pickle factory. Ever since it’s inception, the brand is widely regarded as the bike industry’s leading innovator with game-changing technologies.
In India, the brand is sold as a part of Track and Trail. So if you’re looking to get one, head to the nearest Track and trail shop.
If you are looking for the world’s first folding bicycle brand, Dahon is the brand you should be looking at. With over three decades of experience, Dahon has 300+ patents and is trusted worldwide.
Ghost bikes is a brand founded by young bike enthusiasts ‘Uwe Kalliwoda’ and ‘Klaus Möhwald’ in ‘Waldsassen’ in 1993. The brand is known to develop high-quality bicycles for professional and recreational riders. The brand covers a wide range of mountain bikes, road bikes, trekking bikes, e-bikes and urban models.
As of now, the Indian market hasn’t seen the best of Ghost bikes as only the low-end MTBs are available at selected stores. Besides, it is also a committed sponsor for some of the world’s best MTB teams and riders.
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Java is a Singapore based brand that manufactures some really cool looking bicycles at affordable rates. The brand is into MTbs, Roadbikes, Folding bicycles and more.
Founded in 1958, Scott sports is a Swiss brand that is into manufacturing bicycles, winter equipment, gear, sportswear and motorsports. Scott happens to be one of the few brands in India that has their own bicycle team.
Another mighty brand in the cycling world is Giant. The brand is so big that they manufacture bicycle frames for other brands like Scott, specialised and more.
They also have the best bicycle fitting and servicing facilities.
With over 20 years of experience into the cycling industry, Kross Bicycles has grown from a small bicycle shop to a leading manufacturer of bicycles in Europe. However, it was the year of 2006 when Kross bikes decided to segment their products into different categories like Road cycles, Mountain, Urban and so on.
In the late 1940s, Gaston Lapierre started a small bicycle business in Dijon, France, which quickly became a success in the ever-growing cycling industry.
Today, after 70 years in the bike business, the brand constantly thrives forward to moving forward, innovating and creating some of the best products in the market.
With over 25 years of experience in the cycling industry, Polygon is another renowned bicycle brand in India that operates manufacturing facilities in Indonesia.
Unlike other bicycle brands, Merida has a completely different story. It all started when Tseng took a trip to the USA in the 1970s. That’s when he happened to discover a note at the door or a bike shop stating ‘ no bikes from Taiwan were accepted for repair due to bad quality’.
This really annoyed Tseng that led him to start his own bicycle company Merida Industry Co., Ltd. in Taiwan. The rough translation of the three syllables “Me-Ri-Da” means that the company’s intention is to manufacture only beautiful and high-quality products.
Isn’t this a great story?
However, in spite of this, Tseng wasn’t satisfied so in 1988, he took the second step by launching the independent brand MERIDA.
For over 4 decades, Mongoose has been a reliable brand on the trails, off the ramp and in the dirt. Founded in 1974 in a garage in California, the brand has been creating products that are aggressive and push the limits of a rider.
So if you are are looking for a bike that produces some of the best bikes for BMX and mountain biking, Mongoose is what you should be looking at.
Besides, Mongoose is synonymous with bikes that perform on the smoothest single track to the biggest drops.
Established way back in 1887, it’s one of the oldest bicycle brands in the world.
This best bicycle brands brand is renowned for their iconic bikes such as the Burner, Grifter and Chopper.
Another Brand that makes it to our list of the best bicycle brands in India is Ridely. Based in the heartland of cycling, Ridley is a Belgium based brand. At Ridley, each employee has cycling coursing through their veins and they live and breathe the sport. To add to this, India’s first Pro Cycling team (Naveen John and Arvind Panwar) ride a Ridley.
Trek has one of the most beautiful stories when it comes to the origin of the high-end bicycle brand. After the dream of owning a nationwide chain of bicycle shops in university towns, failed, a new Idea was born. Trek.
Need we say more?
Little do we know, Cosmic bicycles have been around sine 1972. Since then the brand has experienced a transformation of bicycles right from the simple mechanics of the early 1970’s to the couples engineering of the modern bicycle technology of today.
If you are one of those who believes cycling can change lives, Specialised is your brand. Started way back in 1974, Specialized is a brand made for riders, by riders. The only distributor in India for Specialised is in Bangalore. Trust us, they have some really great stuff for men, women and kids.
Currently owned by Advanced Sports International, Fuji Bikes is a well-known brand of bicycles and cycling equipment. The brand was established in 1899 in Japan and ever since then Fuji has been making road bikes, city bikes, MTB bikes, electric bikes, bicycle for kids and more.
If you’re into technology and innovation and believe in not settling for anything below perfection, Cervelo is your brand. The company spent so much money into building the best that they almost went broke.
So why did the brand not sell and go big?
Well, the had no money left for marketing.
And today, they are the best when it comes to the best. As far our knowledge is concerned, the most basic Cervélo bike will cost you at least 2 lakhs.
P.S — This is one of the best bicycle brands in India and the world that happens to be our favourite
Founded in 1952 by Giovanni Pinarello, Pinarello is an Italian bicycle manufacturer that supplies handmade bicycles for the road, track and cyclo-cross. The brand is pretty renowned for its Dogma (Road)and Boldie (Time trial)bikes.
Colnago began its journey way back in 1954. These were the heroic years of cycling when Colnago travelled the world, learned and acquired a wealth of knowledge to become what it is today.
Today, we know the brand and the rainbow jersey have one thing in common, winning!
Founded in 1988, Kona is all about freedom and empowerment of the bicycle. This brand is just a dedicated group of cyclists making bicycles for people who love bikes-no matter if that love is new or long established. If you’re looking for a mountain, road or gravel bike, Kona is a good and reliable brand.
Schwinn is another old bicycle brand that’s been around for over a century. The brand believes in building bikes that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the joy of riding a bike.
Cino Cinelli, a former pro road cyclist and president of the Italian Cyclists’ association founded the brand, Cinelli in 1948. Cinelli was the 7th of 10 children and the son of a small landowner who became interested in bicycle technology after mechanical failures in races. These failures are what led him to manufacture his own bicycle brand.
36: Marin Bicycles:
Founded in 1986, Marin bicycles was established in the Marin County. The brand specialised in making mountain bikers, however, they also offer several other variants. Besides, the brand believes that bikes make us better people: healthier, more relaxed, and happier. And their mission is to get more people on the bike and ensure they have a good time.
37: Diamond Back:
Born in Camarillo, CA in 1978, Diamondback designs and builds performance bicycles for all riders at every level. So if you love bicycles that are performance driven at every level, Diamondback is what you should be looking at.
38: Pure Cycles:
If you love steel frames, single speed, fixed geared bicycles, Pure Cycles will get your drooling. The bicycles brand started their journey in a dorm room. The idea was to build the perfect campus bike that was simple and affordable.
Founded in 1993, Santa Cruz Bicycles is a manufacturer of high-end mountain bikes based in Santa Cruz, California. However, this was not the case earlier. The brand started its journey in a space the size of a single car garage.
Since then, the brand has tried to build bikes that allow riders to go further, faster, and higher, for longer.
40: GT Bike:
Founded in 1972, GT is a renowned brand that was known for spearheading the prominence of BMX bicycles. Until date, the brand manufactures road, mountain, and BMX bicycles.
Now it’s your turn…
Which is your favourite bicycle brand from the above? OR rather which of the above best bicycle brand do you own?
Either way, leave a comment below right now. We will be around to answer your queries!