I have had this bike for about 2 months now. I read alot of reviews about
this bike. Bike is pretty good w/ some caveats. I purchased the bike at
my local walmart on sale for only $125. If you get this bike there are
some modifications that you will need to make. First, a new seat, abou
$15-$20. Second, your tires tubes will probably burst after a ride or
2. My front tube went quick, so I purchased a new tube $4 and 2
packages of good rim tape from a bike shop $4ea and the tools to take
the tire off the rim $1. So I replaced to the burst tub and put the new
rim tape on the rear tire to prevent an future bursts (none so far w/ a
lot of riding, the the new tape works). Third, the chain wheel is not
that good. The teeth on mine wore done very fast, which caused the
chain to come off almost every time I shifted to the larger front chain
wheel. I purchased a new one on ebay for $10 and the new works great.
No more chain falling off. So would I recommend. Yes, because of the price. An inexpensive road
bike at a bike shop is $600. So far, even w/ the modifications, I still
have spend under $175. Also, I am not very mechanical and knew nothing
about bikes or repairing them. However, I have learned quite a bit, all
the things I have done, seat, tire tubes, and chainwheel repairs have
be surprising easy and quick to do. So, for $175, I have a good bike, and learned a lot. If had purchased a
more expensive bike, I dont know if I would feel so comfortable making
my own repairs and learning on the go.
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