Top Bicycle Brands in the World – 2022

3. Kona Bikes

Top Bicycle Brands in the World – 2022

Kona Bikes is a relative newcomer. The brand was started in 1988 by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron. The pair continues to own the brand today and it remains to be based out of the Pacific Northwest.

Kona’s claim to fame is being the first company to produce a straight leg mountain bike production fork. The brand worked with Brodie (aka  Bruce Spicer) to develop the bike style. Currently, Kona has 10 versions of the fork, made for mountain bikes and asphalt bikes of various sizes.

Although originally Kona focused on mountain bikes, today it produces a full range of styles including road bikes and cyclocross bikes. It introduced its first carbon frames cycles in 2011 with a cyclocross racer and a Kula Watt 26″ hardtail.

4. Colnago

Top Bicycle Brands in the World – 2022

Colnago is a bike company based in Italy. The bran dates back to 1952 when Ernesto Colnago founded it in Cambiago. Ernesto Colnago was initially expected to take over his family’s farming business but pursued a career in cycling from a young age. At 13, he was the apprentice at a bike company and eventually opened his shop.

The Telegraph has called Colnago the Ferrari of cycling brands, describing it as a bike maker for cycling connoisseurs. The description is apt as many of Colnago’s higher end models are entirely handmade in Italy and feature top quality components.

Colnago is not a budget conscious brand by any means. Its most affordable models cost more than $1000 and its top-of-the-line racing bikes go for more than $5000 or $6000.

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