Bicycle Design Evolution & Trends

99 Spokes has detailed information on 68,006 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%200620082010201220142016201820202022
Aluminum
Carbon
Magnesium
Steel
Titanium
Road
0%20%40%60%80%100%200620082010201220142016201820202022
Aluminum
Carbon
Magnesium
Steel
Titanium
Brake Kind
Race
0%20%40%60%80%100%20082010201220142016201820202022
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Disc
Rim
Endurance
0%20%40%60%80%100%20082010201220142016201820202022
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Disc
Rim
Cyclocross
0%20%40%60%80%100%20082010201220142016201820202022
Hydraulic Disc
Mechanical Disc
Rim
Aero
0%20%40%60%80%100%2018
Rim
Drivetrain Brands
Mountain
2006200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
Shimano
SRAM
Road
2006200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
Shimano
SRAM
Chainring Count
Trail
200220042006200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
Endurance
20032005200720092011201320152017201920210%20%40%60%80%100%
Cyclocross
2006200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
Sprocket Count
Trail
200220042006200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
9
10
11
12
Endurance
20032005200720092011201320152017201920210%20%40%60%80%100%
9
10
11
12
Cyclocross
2006200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
9
10
11
12
Mountain Bike Wheel Size
Crosscountry
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
26″
27.5″
29″
Trail
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
26″
27.5″
29″
Enduro
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
26″
27.5″
29″
700″
Downhill
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
26″
27.5″
29″
Tire Width
Crosscountry
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
2"
2.1"
2.2"
2.25"
2.35"
Gravel
201320152017201920210%20%40%60%80%100%
35c
38c
40c
45c
47c
Endurance
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
23c
25c
28c
30c
32c
Cyclocross
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
32c
33c
34c
35c
38c
Triathlon
200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
22c
23c
24c
25c
28c
Fork Brands
Mountain
2006200820102012201420162018202020220%20%40%60%80%100%
Fox
Rockshox
Average Head Tube Angle
626466687072201220142016201820202022
Trail
Crosscountry
Enduro
Downhill
The Rise of Dropper Posts
0%20%40%60%80%100%2010201220142016201820202022
Crosscountry
Trail
Enduro