Mountain Bike History. Mountain bikes became popular with grass roots biking groups, and. Specialized, a company that was created in America that created bikes for sale in Japan and Taiwan, found ways of making mountain bikes easier and cheaper to mass produce.
The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame believes that the inception of mountain biking needed to be a continuous series of events that connected with one another as opposed to an isolated incident. The original mountain bikes were modified heavy cruiser bicycles used for freewheeling down mountain trails. From then the popularity of mountain bikes in the United States began to soar.
It's now become the longest running organized mountain bike ride in the world.
Trek is the world leader in mountain bike technology.
As a lifelong cyclist who has raced on the road and on the dirt, as well as toured all over the world, Joe has dedicated his life to making bikes for every level of rider. Most models of Schwinn bikes have years of images and information via old catalogs, advertisements and Schwinn documentation. The feeling of climbing your way to the top of a steep incline with a new mountain bike is hard to beat.