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Eight brands of undervalued bicycles

Eight brands of undervalued bicycles

The brand is still a very value to consider by cyclists when buying a bicycle. There are many manufacturers and bicycle brands, although only a small group dominates distribution and marketing and establish design and technology trends season after season. Everyone knows Specialized, Trek, Giant, Orbea or Canyon, brands that provide a plus of reliability to the bicycles they produce. However, there are other less known brands or with less presence in the marketing and distribution channels than precisely because of the fact of not being so known erroneously, they tend to undervalue them. In this article we want to talk about them. They are excellent bicycles with a great value for money that can compete from you to you in benefits and reliability with the great world manufacturers. We have chosen eight of them, but there are many more who meet these requirements. We tell you their history, achievements and more prominent models so that you take them into account when renewing a bicycle.


Berria bicycle We begin our list of bicycle brands undervalued with the Spanish Berria. Founded in 2012 by the brothers David and José Vitoria, it has been one of the Spanish manufacturers of new wedge that has grown the most in the last eight years betting on road, grave and mountain bicycles with a multitude of mounting and customization options. Much of the production is located in Spain, specifically at the plant that the company has in the Albacete town of Ossa de Montiel. In addition to offering a personalized product to each user with tight prices, it has its particular test laboratory in the competition, specifically the Berria Factory Team, one of the most outstanding professional teams of the National Bike Mountain. Among its most representative bicycles, the Cross Country stands out Berria Bravo and Berria Mako, rigid and double, respectively. Also with your road bike Berria Belador, with carbon paintings of own and very light design for the competition.


BH G8 DISC Bh It is a very settled brand in the Spanish market. Although it is present in many countries, at the international level it is difficult for you to reach the position and presence of other manufacturers that have more name. But that does not mean that your bicycles remain a step below as pictures or assemblies. BH has a centenary history in the manufacture of bicycles of all kinds and for many years it was the main bicycle manufacturer in Spain.
BH was one of the first brands in Spain to manufacture mountain bicycles, in the mid -eighties
Its presence and development of bicycles in the competition is also noticeable. In the Mountain Bike circuits it was a reference in the 1990s and first 2000, sponsoring the mythical BH Crowns, or the BH-Suntour-KMC French in the XC World Cup. It currently supplies material to the Burgos-BH road equipment and Al BH-Templo Cafés de MTB. As for its most relevant current models, on the road and triathlon, the G8, Ultralight and Aerolight stand out, respectively. Meanwhile in MTB Its flagship model is the double Lynx suspension in its two variants: Race (XC) and 5 (trail and enduro). In recent years it has been one of the most focused on the production of electric bicycles.


Commençal Clash mountain bike Commençal's is a cult story in the Mountain Bike, especially the most radical modalities: descent and enduro. Founded by Max Commençal, also creator of Sunn, in 2000, he soon began to stand out for his original paintings and his commitment to aluminum as manufacturing material. While there were a few years ago commençal in carbon, such as the Super 4 or the goal, a visit of Max Commençal himself to one of the factories of China where his paintings were manufactured made this material definitively discard, in favor of the aluminum alloy .
Commençal discarded a few years ago the production of carbon bicycles. It only produces aluminum models
"When I saw in what conditions the workers of that plant were, with hardly any protection and with carbon dust on my face, I did not feel comfortable and rejected continue to manufacture like this," he said Pinkbike On one occasion. In addition to the environmental and work reason, the owner and CEO of Commençal opted for aluminum for being a material with more design possibilities than fiber, in addition to economic. Commençal is synonymous with radical and original bicycles. With the supreme descent model the French rider Amaury Pierron was proclaimed champion of the DH World Cup in 2018. On the other hand, his range of enduro and trail, with the goal as a flagship model, is a reference in the segment. It also has a wide collection of bicycles for children and e-bikes.


Bicycle Factor Factor is an English brand of road bicycles that goes quite unnoticed by the bulk of users, but nevertheless offers a quality product, perhaps the most exclusive on this list, which has the endorsement of several professional equipment. It is a young brand created in 2007. In its beginnings it was an engineering company that made designs for brands of sports cars and competition, such as Ferrari, Aston Martin or Lamborghini. On this basis of innovation -centered company, it went to the cycling industry in 2009 launching its first standard bicycle to the market, the VIS VIRES, in 2013. An aerial sign of futuristic design, with ank and direction tube united in a single piece (Twin Vane Evo) to lighten weight and increase aerodynamics. On the basis of the Vira vis, the current range was created, with somewhat more classic and functional paintings, but always with the very present and high exclusive aerial concept. The Ostro and O2 VAM of High Performance stand out, used by the Israel Start Up Nation 2021 runners, including Chris Froome; Or the One, with the twin van Evo fork that inherits from the Vira Vira.


Ghost mountain bike Ghost It is a brand born in the 1990s in Germany, focused mainly on the production of Mountain Bikes, although it also manufactures some high -scale road models. He began to become popular beyond the Bavarian borders in the last 10 years and came to have his own team in the Cross Country World Cup, which currently remains in the women's elite category. Ghost has a wide catalog of carbon and aluminum mountain bicycles, with models for all price ranges and modalities, from the XC to the enduro through the electric. But among all of them the most successful has been his rigid competition Ghost reader, recently renewed.


Megamo Track Although it is quite unknown to the general public, Megamo It is a fundamental part of the history of Mountain Bike in Spain. Founded in 1987 in Girona, it grew at the same time that this sport did in our country, always next to the runners in the circuits. He manufactured in the beginning rigid steel mountain bicycles and bikerial bicycles, for shortly after, with the beginning of again, start in the double suspension, aluminum and carbon paintings. Currently its offer not only focuses on mountain cycling. It also has road bicycles in its catalog, Gravel and E-Bikes. It is a small brand but with a lot of history and always attached to the competition. They highlight their carbon XC Track (double) and Factory (rigid).


Rockrider bike Rockrider is the mountain bicycle brand of the French chain of Decathlon sports stores. A brand that bets on a simple and economical but good quality product for initiation cyclists, fans, etc. It is one of the best -selling brands today not only in Spain, but also in the rest of Europe. Rockrider's image is very distorted, as with B'Twin and Van Rysel, which are the other two decathlon bicycle brands. As they are low -cost bicycles and people are sold in department, people usually consider them at a lower level or have the perception that they are not bicycles to compete or perform great challenges. However, its value for money is very remarkable. Within its range we also find models with pictures and assemblies prepared to compete or do intense training, with the plus of a small price. An example of this are the current Rockrider XC 900 models of MTB or the New Van Rysel road with Aero box and multitude mounting options, electronic change, disc brakes, etc.


MTB YT Industries Model Yt Capra YT is a recent appearance in the market that is growing by leaps and bounds in the world of enduro and descent. The German rider Markus Flossmann created YT Industries In 2007 and soon he took out his first Dirt models, descent and enduro to the market, such as La Tues or La Capra. Double suspension bicycles that ten years later continue to populate the Bike Parks half the world. Flossmann was a pioneer, together with a small group of employees, of the exclusive sale of their bicycles through the official website of the brand, thus being able to reduce prices because there is no network of distributors or physical stores that made intermediaries. A model similar to the Germanon also. In its current catalog, in addition to the Tues and the Capra, the Jeffsy, a radical All Mountain with carbon and aluminum versions, or its Electric Decoy variant with 29 ”wheels stand out.
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