What Is The Single Most Popular Bike Brand In The UK?

Akirasho
Akirasho Posts: 1,892
edited October 2012 in Road general
... for the most part, it seems as though there are similarities 'tween the US and UK markets aside from some specialty brands, but what do you guys and gals actually ride?

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  • edhornby
    edhornby Posts: 1,780
    Giant Trek and Specialized are the global brands that are sold in the biggest volumes (scott aren't as well covered..)

    if it's not one of those 3 then the answer will be Apollo or Carrera, 2 brands both retailed by Halfords - possibly Boardman (also sold by Halfords) as they are newer but popular nonetheless
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Any of the bike-shaped-object brands that sell for £99 and scarcely sees light from the back of a garage?
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • hubcap
    hubcap Posts: 163
    For road bikes around my way it has definitely got to be Specialized, there are swarms of them on a weekend morning!
  • verylonglegs
    verylonglegs Posts: 3,954
    I have a Van Nicholas Yukon and a Battaglin C12. Looking for something steel and that will be my lot!
  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Any of the bike-shaped-object brands that sell for £99 and scarcely sees light from the back of a garage?
    That's the one!
  • Hoopdriver wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Any of the bike-shaped-object brands that sell for £99 and scarcely sees light from the back of a garage?
    That's the one!

    Otherwise known as Ridgeback.
  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    If you're talking road bikes, up here it has to be Boardman. I know they're good bikes and everything, but they're everywhere.

    If you're talking about other bikes, it has to be Carerra. I can't believe the amount of people that buy them...

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • thefd
    thefd Posts: 1,021
    I never understand the point of a thread like this one. What is the OP trying to achieve? Is it to avoid the most popular, or to get the most popular? or.....?

    I'm just interested what the point of this thread is?
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    2016 - Cervelo R3
    2013 - R872
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  • thefd
    thefd Posts: 1,021
    Having said that...I have just noticed that the OP is based in USA! But still unsure.....
    2017 - Caadx
    2016 - Cervelo R3
    2013 - R872
    2010 - Spesh Tarmac
  • TheFD wrote:
    I'm just interested what the point of this thread is?

    Maybe the OP is just interested to know what the most popular brand of bikes are on this side of the Atlantic...
  • Akirasho
    Akirasho Posts: 1,892
    TheFD wrote:
    I'm just interested what the point of this thread is?

    Maybe the OP is just interested to know what the most popular brand of bikes are on this side of the Atlantic...

    ... pretty much...

    Here in the US, the noted brands dominate, but this can vary greatly by region... noting that the UK is geographically smaller, I was just curious.
  • stickman
    stickman Posts: 791
    I wish it was still:
    Hercules
    Raleigh
    Philips
    Bikes, saddles and stuff

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    More stuff:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65587945@N00/

    Gears - Obscuring the goodness of singlespeed
  • Hubcap wrote:
    For road bikes around my way it has definitely got to be Specialized, there are swarms of them on a weekend morning!
    I'm not a million miles away from you, and agreed, there are a lot of Specialized road bikes about, plus a good number of their cheaper MTBs on the hills. They also seem to be carried by an awful lot of bike shops as their "default" range.
    Mangeur
  • Did a quick (very un-scientific) straw poll on the tour of Britain Dartmoor stage by counting 20 bikes and 7 of them were Specialized! So based on that 30%+ are Spesh.