I ordered this bike site-to-store, and they assembled it for me there. It was free assembly and free shipping - I recommend using this feature if it's an option for you. STYLE - The Del Mar Cruiser is really stylish, I think more so in person than online.
COLOR - It's darker than the picture, I'd describe it as a dark indigo. In sunlight, it has an irridescent blue sheen.
TIRES - The whitewall tires are really sharp, and get a lot of compliments. :) They're also wide tires, and feel very supportive, similar to mountain bikes.
RACK - The rack on the back is handy, and would usually cost you $20-50 to add one on to a different bike. This one is the same color as the bike frame, so it's extra cool!
SEAT - The seat is wide and comfortable - one of those runs anywhere from $20 up.
HANDLEBARS - The handlebars are wide enough, but not too wide. They are a standard size for most accessories.
HANDGRIPS - are really grippy, not the cheap hard plasticy ones I've encountered on other bikes.
MUD GUARD - is a nice brushed nickel, and works quite well. I rode home in light rain last night, and only got wet from the falling drops.
PEDALS - fairly standard. Black.
KICKSTAND - also standard. Silver.
REFLECTORS - comes with one front that mounts to the handlebars, and one rear on the back of the rack.
FOOT BRAKES - are good, but not great. They do the trick, but you can't stop quickly, so you'll need to start braking a few feet earlier. Barely an inconvenience. I haven't tried adjusting them.
WEIGHT - I wouldn't want to carry this bike too far - it is around 40 lbs. But it's light enough to lift on to bike racks, etc.
MISCELLANEOUS - I bought a clip on basket that's mounted to the front, along with a headlight. They do not play well together. But I fixed that problem with a bungee cord. Now I bungee the basket to the back at night, so the headlight shines forward rather than at an angle as it was previously. Overall, I have no real complaints. This bike is sturdy, pretty, and functional. I did the math, and to put together all the features I love so much about this bike would have cost me much more than the cost of just buying this one. Thank you Schwinn and Wal-mart for bringing me my shiny new toy!
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