Cream of the Crop: The Top 3 Bicycle Brands in 2020

It’s not an easy task by any stretch, but somebody’s gotta do it! With so many great brands on the market, it can be easy to get lost in a sea of options when you’re looking to buy yourself a new bicycle, or if you’re wanting to join the community and start to reap the health (and social) benefits in the process too. So where do you turn? Our list of the Top 3 Bicycle Brands in 2020, of course. These three brands are renowned as a result that they deliver the kinds of products that keep consumers coming back time and time again.

What Makes For a Great Bicycle Brand in 2020?

In 2020, the world is vastly different than it was in the 90’s, early 2000’s or even the start of the 2010’s. Technological advancement is nothing short of rapid, and companies have to tread water to stay relevant, while showcasing that they have consumer interests at heart. For all three of the brands on our list today, each have the following in common: product variety, quality and good value for money. We could even take it a step further, and give them some kudos for their customer service, but perhaps we’re just so used to places like Positive Sports Solutions showing the rest of the industry how it’s done, that we’ve come to expect it (and look out for it) everywhere now. 

  1. TREK

TREK is a massive corporation that has been distributing bicycles for four decades. Operating as a distributor for a share of smaller companies, it is a continuously evolving operation that has always got one eye on the future. Their bikes are some of best you’ll find in the business, largely because they’ve perfected the art of innovation (where possible) by looking at what their customers are asking, sifting through a lot of feedback, and always striving to improve on what they are delivering across the board. The world needs more cyclists, and they’re delivering on helping to introduce others to the sport through their campaigns and variety of bicycles catering to the masses. 

  1. Giant Bicycles

Giant is recognised as one of the world’s biggest bicycle manufacturers, with facilities spread between the Netherlands, China and Taiwan. We’ve always had a soft spot for these guys, mostly because a foundational element of their business is to help other riders reach their full potential. Originating all the way back in 1972, the brand has grown from strength to strength, acting as a catalyst for change within the industry through their introduction of lighter and stronger aluminium frames when nobody was doing it. Today, this has meant a better cycling experience for their riders all over the world. 

  1. HEAD

While it’s always difficult to pick a winner, it’s time to acknowledge HEAD as a brand that has branched out from skiing and tennis and is starting to shape up nicely in the industry as a premium-range bicycle provider. The vastness of their bicycle selection, each with an intricate frame, alignment and design spec, has opened up the brand to audiences of all ages. HEAD is a relatively newly distributed brand in South Africa, but more and more people are starting to see them as a main player in the industry. Perhaps 2020 will be a year where this becomes solidified even further. Regardless, you can bank on the fact that they’ll be delivering high quality products well into the 2020’s as a whole.