I saw this bike on sale online, and wanting to get back into cycling I bought the bullet and picked one up. I wasn't expecting an amazing bike, given it's only $120 who would, but I figured I would buy it and check it out, and if I didn't like it, I'd return it. I can definitely say that I got my moneys worth from the bikes, but it definitely has it's downsides: Pro's:
-Cheap,costing as little as it did, I couldn't pass it up.
-Dual Suspension - This bike rides surprisingly smooth even on uneven ground. I haven't hit any serious holes with it, but I think it would handle great!
-Easy to pedal. Once you get your seat and handlebars set right, it pedals very smoothly.
-Good braking. While there are some issues with the brakes, once adjusted a little you can stop QUICK (even from 30mph...yes I had it going 30...)
-Quiet derailleur. Even though I had to adjust the derailleur myself, once I did and you get the gear positioning right this thing is VERY quiet in all the gears.
-Good size. I stand 6' 170lbs, and this bike being 26" works well for me. I feel I have more controller over something slightly smaller so I think this is perfect coming from my 12 y/o 24" Con's:
-Had to adjust the rear derailleur. It wasn't bad, but I knew it could shift smoother. Self-adjusted it, and it runs like a top! (stay out of the no-no gears ie 1-7 and 3-1)
-Seat is uncomfortable. I plan on buying a replacement eventually.
-No water bottle holes pre-drilled. I had to zip-tie my water bottle holder to it.
-Brakes don't seem to want to center, one always likes to stay close to the wheel, sometimes dragging slightly. Overall though, for the price, I don't think that these issues warrant me taking a star away from it. Honestly buying a bike from a big box store, all of the issues I have with it aside from the seat and the no holes being drilled can be fixed by taking the bike to a professional servicer. Which face it...buying a bike from walmart you should consider doing anyways unless you self install it! Buy this bike! You won't regret it if you have the patience to put a little time into it!
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