Firstly, let me start by saying this is a terrible deal. The female version of this bike, which is identical other than color, costs less than the male version by $30 or so when I bought it. Walmart decided to lower the price of the male version now, but it's still $20 more than the female one. I ordered the bike online so that the Walmart employees didn't build it. Why? Every bike at my local Walmarts is built terribly. The gears are broken on those or jammed, etc. This could also be from people testing the bikes in store and messing them up. So I got my bike in the mail and there was a hole in the box -- no biggie (it's to be expected with bikes). No stars deducted for this. I followed the terrible instructions and built the bike. These instructions are ridiculous. They apply to several versions of bikes built by the company rather than the specific version I had bought and as such the instructions are very open-ended and irrelevant most of the time. This is common with bikes though so I didn't deduct any stars for this. When you order bikes, part of it is assembled already. In this case, the handlbars were pretty much done. They were AWFUL. The rotation of the bar was pitiful and made it so unnatural just to use the breaks that you'd rather want to stop with your feet. It also made it so the meter for viewing what gear you're on is not viewable. So I tried to rotate the handlebars by undoing a bolt, but the bolt refused to come out (they over-tightened it) and it stripped. Thanks! Deduction. Next were the brakes. After the bike was assembled, the wheels did not want to move easily. Why? Because the brakes on the backwheel (which was assembled by the manufacturer already) was pressed against the wheel. Deduction. On top of that, the gears were broken on the 7 speed side (right hand side). They were jammed and refused to go below gear 4 so you had to choose between 7 and 4. They were also further making it difficult to ride the bike on even a flat surface where there should be minimum resistance. The face plate for it also broke really fast when just moving it gently. Deductions. This bike is terrible. It had 1 review before mine which some reason gave it 5 stars. I unfortunately believed it would be worth buying because of that, but no. I guess that person had none of the issues that came with mine...which is odd, seeing as how the female version of this bike (which had 0 reviews when I bought it) now has an awful rating by 2 people. Do not get this bike. It's garbage. No, not the band "Garbage" -- actual trash. It'd be worth more if you melted it down and used it to build a statue or something. Bah!
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