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    German Made bikes?

    Are there any German manufacturers of really great mountain bikes? I've found the basic ones that Google turns up, but does anyone know of any others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmangox
    Are there any German manufacturers of really great mountain bikes? I've found the basic ones that Google turns up, but does anyone know of any others?
    Nicolai

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    Thanks!!

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    not a frame manufacter, but if you are a fan of german engineering you can't forget about magura.

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    Those Nicolai bikes make anything else look archaic and cheap!!! WOW!

    I am a huge fan of German engineering (drive VW's and Audi's), I need to see if I can get a Nicolai imported. The G-boxx tech looks incredible.

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    Rotwild

    Endorfin

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    IMO the best looking bikes you can buy.
    http://www.corratec.de/

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    Yes... not to be confused with

    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
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    Endorfin
    the Knolly Endorphin, Cdn designed frameset made in Oregon. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    Yes... not to be confused with the Knolly Endorphin, Cdn designed frameset made in Oregon. Jim
    Indeed....

    Just in case here's the link to Endorfin bikes

    http://www.endorfinbikes.de/EN/

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    There's a lot of German brands. Not sure which frames are actually made in Germany. Nicolai certainly is.

    (of course the situation is similar with US and other brands)

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    one more...

    www.liteville.de

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    I think this is a pretty new one:
    http://www.yt-industries.com/

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    I would never have suspected there would be so many.

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    Most of those don't make the bikes, just branded/assembled.

    From a frame-only perspective I haven't seen any specific innovation over here (Nicolai is well-built) and prices for frame-only rebranded stuff is through the roof considering the Dollar:Euro exchange.

    From my American perspective I also think a lot of the brand names are a bit lame: Cube, Steppenwolf, Rotwild, etc.

    I like the Cube paint schemes though.

    G.

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    Names are lame

    just listen:

    Trek
    Specialized
    Giant
    Marin
    Kona
    Santa Cruz
    Intense
    Ibex

    I am sure most German brands design their frames and get them welded somewhere in Far East. No different from "American" brands.

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    definitely "made in Germany" are:

    Nicolai
    Fusion: have a look here
    Rotwild
    Alutech
    Votec
    Reuber
    Zonenschein

    there are quite a few more but very small one off custom bike builders...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raschaa

    there are quite a few more but very small one off custom bike builders...
    http://www.noell-fahrradbau.de/

    http://www.germans-cycles.de/

    and last but not least

    http://www.vogel-rahmenbau.de/rahmen.htm


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    www.syntace.de

    They make superior parts as well as te 101, 301 and the 901 Liteville bikes

    I ride a 301 XXL and its suspention system is superb.


    Xtrail is another german made bike on the opposite of the spectrum [cheap but worth every dime]. Site is only in dutch but watch the Mountainbike section.

    www.fietssportief.nl
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Falkenjagd yet.

    FALKENJAGD Titan Bikes - Ihr Spezialist für Titanrahmen und Titanbikes

    German Made bikes?-falkenjagd_titan_hoplit_rs_cannndale_sram_xx1_7.jpg

    (lol - this was a pretty old post I just realized)

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    It's pretty interesting that the majority of the full suspension bikes from Germany listed above (not all, I know) have the Specialized type FSR chain stay pivot.

    No patent restrictions and they all go to the same style.

    Superior engineering or just engineers know what works well when it's available to them.
    How can anyone who's been riding as long as I have, be so slow???

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