The list below was quickly assembled from Google and sourced back to the respective company website, but it should not be considered an exhaustive list. I decided to put this list together to look at the bicycle market and how it seems like there are fewer choices in today’s market. There is also the proposed tariffs here in the U.S. on the imported bicycles from overseas. While this Bloomberg report covers that angle pretty well, you have to wonder what it means the American bicycle market. Will the tariff make it much more expensive to pick up a kid’s BMX bike from a big box store or make the price of the average entry level road bike increase by 25%? I guess we will have to wait and see on that, but I won’t hold my breath while we wait to see high end mountain or road machines being manufactured here in the U.S. due to the tariffs.
*Owner of Performance Bike stores
Note: Pon has offered to acquire Accell, which would certainly make the others look at each other as potential buyers, but the tariff situation could make for an interesting outcome for all of them.
So which bike brands are not owned by a conglomerate?
- Ok, I give up. Check this Wiki list for another few 100