Our Story

At its inception in 2009, Momsen Bikes set out to create a homegrown bike brand to be proud of locally and admired & sought-after internationally. We’ve achieved this…and then some.

Our bikes are developed in South Africa with the local terrain in mind. Our core R&D team is based here in SA, where we research, design, create and form our models. They are tested hard on local, varied terrain – on the same trails and mountains, beaches and forests that you ride. And in the most severe conditions. They are forged in our beautiful, untamed country making Momsen Bikes tougher than the rest. After defeating the demanding trails in our own country, no other landscape could ever be too tough.

And we’ve developed every bike bearing in mind our challenging landscape and how that impacts you. We know what it’s like to be you out there: hot, tired, in the middle-of-nowhere-bush with one last sip of hydration, so we designed a way to fit a 2nd water bottle cage into our VIPA full suspension front triangles. Our popular hardtail alloy 29ers feature an integrated top tube bag allowing you to carry your essential “on-bike” needs up top of your frame and within reach during riding. It is this unique understanding of the demands during a ride in the untamed South Africa that sets us apart and inspires confidence in all conditions on all different types of terrain.

While we’re infinitely proud of our South African roots, we don’t just stick to SA. Our guys compete on existing and prototype Momsen bikes whilst racing in events worldwide, from The Cape Epic to the UCI XCO World Cups. What this means for you is that year by year we are improving our bikes and making yours a better, faster, smoother, more enjoyable ride and giving you more confidence in the saddle.

We love the competitive side of cycling and put a lot of research and energy into it, but we also understand that cycling is about more than competition—it’s about the conquest. It’s about the thrill. It’s about the challenge. And it’s about the fun. So we’ve created bikes that are suitable for everyone from the beginner and casual enthusiast, to the professional cyclist alike.

At the end of the day, we do all this because it’s our passion. It’s our lifestyle – not our job. We live, eat, sleep and breathe bicycles. And so our bikes come with a healthy dose of that passion embedded into their very fibers in the form of each new innovation, advancement and model. Your Momsen ride is the result of that passion. We love bikes. We love riding them. And we love seeing others out there riding and enjoying our bikes too. We want to share this passion with you.

Welcome to the Momsen MTB Tribe.