Bicycle Design Evolution & Trends

99 Spokes has detailed information on 33,589 bikes and we’re adding more every day. We painstakingly normalize each bike so we can connect features and components across different manufacturers; things like groupset, suspension travel, gearing ranges, and frame geometry. This is critical for providing an awesome search and comparison experience but it also leaves us with a rich dataset for reporting on bike trends. Listed below are a few interesting samples.

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Frame Material
Mountain
0%20%40%60%80%100%2006200820102012201420162018
Aluminum
Carbon
Steel
Titanium
Road
0%20%40%60%80%100%2006200820102012201420162018
Aluminum
Carbon
Steel
Titanium
Brake Kind
Race
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Disc
Rim
Endurance
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Disc
Rim
Cyclocross
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Disc
Rim
Aero
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Disc
Rim
Drivetrain Brands
Mountain
0%20%40%60%80%100%2006200820102012201420162018
Shimano
SRAM
Road
0%20%40%60%80%100%2006200820102012201420162018
Shimano
SRAM
Chainring Count
Trail
0%20%40%60%80%100%200320052007200920112013201520172019
Endurance
0%20%40%60%80%100%2007200920112013201520172019
Cyclocross
0%20%40%60%80%100%2007200920112013201520172019
Sprocket Count
Trail
0%20%40%60%80%100%200320052007200920112013201520172019
9
10
11
12
Endurance
0%20%40%60%80%100%2007200920112013201520172019
9
10
11
12
Cyclocross
0%20%40%60%80%100%2007200920112013201520172019
9
10
11
12
Mountain Bike Wheel Size
Crosscountry
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
26″
27.5″
29″
Trail
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
26″
27.5″
29″
Enduro
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
26″
27.5″
29″
Downhill
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
26″
27.5″
29″
Tire Width
Crosscountry
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
2"
2.1"
2.2"
2.8"
2.25"
Endurance
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
23c
25c
28c
30c
32c
Gravel
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
32c
35c
38c
40c
47c
Cyclocross
0%20%40%60%80%100%200820102012201420162018
32c
33c
34c
35c
38c
Triathlon
0%20%40%60%80%100%200920112013201520172019
22c
23c
24c
25c
28c
Fork Brands
Mountain
0%20%40%60%80%100%2006200820102012201420162018
Fox
Rockshox
Average Head Tube Angle
6264666870722012201420162018
Crosscountry
Trail
Enduro
Downhill
The Rise of Dropper Posts
0%20%40%60%80%100%20102012201420162018
Crosscountry
Trail
Enduro
Downhill