According to Bicycling magazine, the top mountain bike brands as of 2014 are Yeti, Santa Cruz, Trek, Norco, Giant, Scott and Rocky Mountain. Men's Fitness considers the top road bike brands as of 2014 to be Specialized, Bianchi, Cannondale, Cervelo, Planet X, Orbea and Giant.
Top mountain bikes tend to cost anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000. Features valued on mountain bikes include controllability, ease of pedaling uphill, good suspension, responsiveness and rollover ability. Top-of-the-line road bikes also tend to cost several thousand dollars. Top road bikes feature elements such as rigid frames, powerful acceleration, comfort, lightweight designs and responsive handling.