T here are a lot of great bike companies out there and, for some, it can be overwhelming to pick.  This is why we feel it’s more important to choose the bike than the brand.  When you look at bike style, frame materials and components, you’ll definitely find similar bikes among different brands.   It’s good to compare brand to brand for styling, fit and a good value.  We’d like to think we’ve done some of that work for you with this selection.  Some manufacturers like Jamis and Giant offer a full line including kids bikes, road bikes, commuter models and mountain bikes.  Other brands focus on one type of bike like cruisers or folding bikes.  All of these have good reputations in the industry and offer warranties against manufacturer defect. Check out their websites to see their full lines or visit our Choosing Your Bike section for some of our recommendations.