The most famous mountainous bike brands in the world (Part 2)

Scott Bicycle

Swiss company Scott Sports SA is a brand that produces bicycles, winter gear and sports equipment. Started by Ed Scott – who worked in Sun Valley in 1958. In 1989 Scott introduced to the market the most important initiative in the history of bicycle development – clip-on aerodynamic handle. In 1991, Scott produced the first shock absorber axle called Unishock, and just one year later, mountain bikes fully fitted with shock absorbers were launched.

Cannondale Bicycle

Cannondale Bicycle Corporation is a US subsidiary of Canada’s Dorel Industries. Headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut with manufacturing and assembly facilities in China, Taichung and Taiwan.

The company was founded in 1972 by Joe Montgomery, Jim Catrambone, Ron Davis and Murock MacGregor. Formerly a company that made backpacks and bags for camping and then produced bicycles. Cannodale now produces many different types of high-end bikes and is no longer made in the US.


In February 2008 Dorel Industries, a Canadian consumer goods company, bought Cannondale from Pegasus for $ 200 million. Dorel also owns Pacific Cycle, a bicycle distributor in Taiwan and China.

Bianchi Bike

Fiv Edoardo Bianchi Bike SpA commonly known as Bianchi – the oldest bicycle manufacturing company in the world still exists, pioneering the use of pneumatic rubber tires. The company was founded in Italy in 1885 and also produces motorcycles from 1897 to 1967.

Edoardo Bianchi, a 21-year-old medical device manufacturer, started a bicycle manufacturing business at a small shop at 7 Via Nione, Milan in 1885. Bianchi was the first brand to introduce caliper brakes for front wheel. Since May 1997, the company is a subsidiary of Cycleurope Corporation, owned by the Swedish company Grimaldi Industri AB.

GT Bike

Founded in 1972 by Gary Turner and Richard Long in Santa Ana, Califorrnia is the leading brand of mountain bikes.

GT Bike designs and manufactures road sports bikes, mountain bikes, made in the US and is now part of Dorel Industries.

In 1998 the company merged with Questor Partners, later the owner of Schwinn. The group went bankrupt in 2001 and was acquired by Pacific Cycle by Dorel Industries in 2004.