My first ever review, bare with me please. Have had the bike for 5 weeks now. Well everyone in the biking world, this bike is assume for sure. A lot of the guys at work have been riding there bikes to work and cruise around at lunch time. Yeah I got the bug too, so I started looking on line and didn't see much that interested me so I checked out Walmart.com.
I liked some of the trail bikes, but I didn't want to deal with shifting gears and adjusting brakes all the time, just wanted a bike I could get on and ride, not in a hurry to get anywhere. I came across the Genesis ONEX 29"er, looks really cool all in black.
Not real sure of Walmart products like this so I read a few of the reviews, 197 pages of them. I'd say a good 90% of them were really good, so I ordered one and had it shipped to the store. I Figured there would be no or less damage from shipping, and I was right. I had them assemble the bike for me and picked it up the next day. Road it in the parking lot and no problems.
It's been at least 25 years for me so this was a new venture. My main reason for getting this bike is the price of gas now days, I can't afford to fill up my 3/4Ton Silverado with 10 MPG every two weeks. My first real ride was to see how long it would take me to get to work. My legs were Burning before I got to the end of the block. I pressed on and made it in 20 minutes, sore and out of breath.
I did check all the nuts and bolts before I started, only found 2 that were loose, checked tires, OK. I road to work for the next 2 weeks slowly building myself back up. Man what a workout every morning, the trip home not so bad. The one thing I did not check was the tire pressure, I just felt the tires and they seemed good. Before my 3rd week I checked the tire pressure, NO READING! They felt ok before I thought. Put 40PSI in both and took a ride. MAN what difference, OK I'm feeling pretty DUMB right about now and I know your all laughing at me, I deserve it. Now it's a pleasure to ride and I get to work in 10 minutes now.
Oh compliments, I've had soo many I lost count. Two of the guys at work sold there bikes on Craiglist and bought ONEX's, that should say something about the bike. The quality of this bike for me is spot on, I like everything about. I Haven't taken the decals of yet until I know it's a keeper, an so far so good. Not a single problem that some of the reviews complained about. No noises, grinding, Very smooth and quite riding. Seat comfort is good, but today I'm picking up a gel foam set and a light set as It's getting dark now at 6:15 in the morning.
To close for now I have totally enjoyed my ONEX to date. Oh one other thing that some might consider, I'm going to change out the rear sprocket to a 22 tooth just to make it a little easier starting off from a stop. I'll keep you updated. The Genesis ONEX is a fantastic bike for the $, I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a CRUISER. Sorry for being longwinded...
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