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Bike history by manufacturer

 

Below are histories for a few of the older manufacturers that we have compiled over the years.   

Bowden

Columbia

William Hoefler

Olympic Bike

Original Plastic Bike

Whizzer

 

The table below contains histories for many of the mountain bike manufacturers including magazine articles, advertisements, serial numbers and models arranged chronologically. 

 

 

  1-9  
  3D  
A
Alpinestars American American Classic
Amp Research Araya Avid
  B  
Bontrager Boulder Brave Cycles
Breezer BREW Bridgestone
Brodie Bruiser Bullseye
  Bushido  
  C  
Campagnolo ATB Cane Creek/Dia Compe Calfee
Cannondale Caramba Cinelli ATB
Clark-Kent Conejo Cook Bros.
Crestone Peak Crosstrac Crotch Rocket
Critical Racing Crystal Design Cycleworld 846
Cycle Design Curtlo  
  D  
Dagger Dan/Ed Dean (Rhino Racing)
Descender Diamond Back Donovan
Donovan Dia Compe/Cane Creek  
  E  
  Ellison  
  F  
Fat Chance Foes Funk
  G  
Gary Fisher Gecko Grafton
Grip Shift / SRAM Grove Innovations GT
Guy, Otis    
  H  
Hanebrink Hawk Hershey Racing
  Hi-E  
  I  
Ibis Interloc Racing Design  
  J  
Jamis Joe's  
  K  
Kestrel Klein Koski / Cove/ Trailmaster
  L  
Lawwill Litespeed  
  M  
Machine Tech Magic Motorcycle Mammoth
Manitou Mantis Bikes Marinovative
Mavic McMahon MCS
Merlin Mongoose Monolith
Moulton ATB Mountain Cycles Mountain Goat
Mountain Machine Murray Moots
  Motobecane  
  N  
Nevil Nishiki Nuke Proof
  O  
Off  Road Toad Olsen, John / Raven One Off Ti
  Onza  
  P  
Paul Components Peugeot Precision Billet
  ProFlex  
  R  
Race Face Raleigh Raven/John Olsen
Real Components Reflex Retrotec
Rhino Racing (Dean) Ringle Richman
Ritchey Rocket Science Rock Lobster
Rock Shox Ross  
  S  
Salsa Cycles Schwinn Scott
Shimano Shuler Slingshot
Specialized Suntour Sweet Parts
Syncros Sun Eagle / Talon Suspension Forks
Grip Shift / SRAM Sycip  
  T  
Timeline Titan Titus
TNT Topline Trek
Trimble Turner Talon / Sun Eagle
  U  
  Univega  
  V  
  Ventana  
  W  
Wasatch Cycle Works Weigle, JP WTB
  Wojcik, Ted
  Y  
  Yeti  
  Z  
  Zeh  
     

Manufacturer Listing

The table to the left contains the history for each manufacturer listed.  Each page will contain some combination of a timeline, catalogs, magazine articles, advertisements and a list of bike and/or parts from that manufacturer.  Start clicking and get ready for a trip back in time.

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" From the dawn of humankind’s existence we’ve sought ways to make time stand still. In our quest for the fourth dimension we’ve dehydrated ourselves in sweat lodges, and ingested hallucinogenic plants. We’ve even fantasized about building machines that could take us backward through time. But nothing makes the clock tick so slowly than stationary cycling." Don Cuerdon