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.
Best Bicycle brands in India: (Indian Brands)
There’s a vast difference between Indian bicycle brands and imported bicycle brands.
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 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. They also have a few high end bikes and 29er that you can consider buying. Besides, the brand now has been purchased by hero cycles and falls under their umbrella of cycling brands.
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 1956 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.
7. Mach city:
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.
9. Omo Bikes:
Omo is a pretty new bicycle from Delhi that sells entry level bicycle that are ideal for commute and fitness. They also have kids bicycles that can be purchased from their office website or from amazon.
A brand that manufactures entry level MTBs for cyclist in India with a low budget is Fitrip. Based out of Delhi, the brand is know for it’s entry level MTB Fitrip Snyper which is available with and without gears. Check their website to know more about the brand and their bicycles.
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.
12. Lightspeed Bikes:
Ahmedabad based manufacturer of electric mobility solutions, LightSpeed Mobility Pvt. Ltd is into manufacturing Electric bIkes. The brand has an in-house design and engineering team, and their bikes are known to provide maximum comfort to riders who need to travel long distances without sweating it out.
Besides, LightSpeed e-Bikes come fitted with a portable, rechargeable battery that’s easy to carry along wherever you go.
13. Tata Stryder:
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata International Ltd. Tata Stryder Pvt. Ltd, that offers a wide range of bicycles under Premium, MTB, SLR, Kids and Roadster categories making it to our list of best cycles brand in India. Do check out their cycles on their official website.
14. Vaux Cycles:
Hailing from Gujarat, Vaux is another cycle brand that makes bicycles for kids, adults and ladies.
Headquartered in Bangalore, Coppernicus is an Indian bicycle brand specialises in making Electric bicycles. New into the market, the brand has the T3 model that’s making a lot of noise in the market.
16. Frog Cycles:
Frog cycles has been reducing the bicycle experience across India since 2015. The brand offers some of the best cycles in India for kids, adults and women.
17. Huge Cycles:
Huge cycles from India offers a wide range of cycles for the Young generation that prefer city biking, mountain biking and adventure biking. The bikes usually come with alloy rims, vibrant and florescent colours, equipped with SHIMANO gears and more.
Best Bicycle brands in World and 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.
If you’re looking to get your hands on one, head to track and trail
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.
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.
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, specialized and more. In India, Giant goes with the name – StarkennBikes. They also have the best bicycle fitting and servicing facilities.
10. Lapierre Bikes:
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.
11. Polygon bikes:
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.