Just purchased this bike for $40 and have only owned it for 1 day which is not so good for a long term review, but that will be to follow. First off buying a $40 bike, you should expect what your paying for, simple as that. Overall build quality is that of what you would expect from a $100 bike. The difference is you get the basic old style gear shifters. No biggie for me. Brakes are basic and gears are generic. I am 6ft tall and 190lbs and can can ride this bicycle pretty comfortabley. I adjusted the seat to high as it can go and raised the handle bars up all the way too. If you are looking to get sized up and get a proper bike that fits your frame, then by all means bring your $40 to a bike shop along with another $260+. Bike goes through all the gears fine, you adjust the lever up/down to stop the klanking if you hear any like that of a huffy from the early 90s. Tires are good. They do not have the extra knobs towards the sides of the tire like higher dollars bikes do and are not as 'gummy' of a tire as higher dollar bikes. Do not let that discourage you, I'm still happy with the tread, just comparing that to the other bikes walmart has to offer. I plan on using this as a way to ride to work 10 miles round trip when weather is decent out. If I am able to wear out my tires and no problems with the bike then I'm a happy camper. Tires are $14 each and tubes are at least $6 each. Times that by 2 for front and back and you got the total cost of this bike. This bike is good for someone who doesn't mind tinkering with their bike. If you are a person who likes to bring their bike to a bike shop for $50 services, then buy a bike you can get replacement parts for. If your an average joe who does his own work, I see no harm in getting this bike. If you offroad alot, I would say get something that you can rebuild(bike shop bike). Reason so that the forks and overall bike quality of a bike that can normally be rebuild will have stronger components to begin with. Overall, if your thrifty, this is the bike for you! It doesn't get any cheaper than this gentlemen. If you plan on riding alot to begin with, get a good bike that can last 20 years. With this bike, If you start riding alot you can upgrade to an expensive bike you can rebuild over and over and not be out a huge chunk of change. Now, other scenario of buying that expensive bike to begin withk you will feel more comfortable I'm sure and have better quality, but if you don't use it and it sits, thats alot of $$ you'll be out. Nuff Said!
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