There are several brands that dominate my recommendations for good reasons. There are two reasons to be specific, the brands themselves and their retailers.
These brands not only make great bikes, but they do it for a fantastic price point. Bikes made by these brands are always a good value because they provide very high quality for an affordable price.
But you also want to buy your bike from a reputable retailer. Because these brands care as much about the total customer experience as they do about physical quality and value, they work with some of the best retailers.
Without further ado, below is a short list of some of my favorite brands, which are available from some of my favorite retailers: