Fashion and Culture - Bicycles
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Sat Jan 09 00:00:00 MST 2010sntucson Rating:3.0
The bike was easy to build however its not a good ride. I had to take it to a bike shop for adjustments. Its pretty and shipping was excellent.
Tue May 01 00:00:00 MDT 2012mom22gls Rating:5.0
This is a great choice for the casual rider. I have not had a bike in years, but purchased it to ride with my kids. I had it assembled and tuned at a bike shop, and it was worth the expense-it rides like a more expensive model. So far, I have ridden it around the neighborhood, and at a park with paved trails, and it's been great.
Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 2008furcoveredcatmom Rating:3.0
Overall, I liked the price, the bike is a quality one, the shipment was fast, but when it got here, assembly was difficult, and after giving up and taking it to a bike shop, I found out that some of the pre-assembled components on the bike were not assembled correctly. The bike shop guy did, however, give the overall bike a good review, so if you don't know anything about bike construction and are considering buying this model, be prepared to pay around 70 bucks to have someone else put on the unassemble parts for you, not to mention fix the parts that weren't put on right before it was shipped.
Sat Jun 07 00:00:00 MDT 2008peggyirene Rating:5.0
We purchased the pick bike for our 11 year old daughter with CP. It was excellent. After shopping around at different bike shops and realizing they did not have something she could use, we found this one. It was just what we needed. And the price was lower than anything we found at stores. Great Bike.
Fri Sep 02 00:00:00 MDT 2011sdcop Rating:4.0
I love having a bike to ride after >20 years. It's a lot of fun. My only complaint is the assembly. There is no way in heck I'd have put this thing together correctly. It only needs to handle bars inserted, the seat put on and the front wheel. Looks so easy but really - get a bike shop to do it for you. That way you know it is all safe and secure. With the $2.95 on shipping it is still best to buy on o.co than in a store.
Wed Jan 06 00:00:00 MST 2010carolinahusky Rating:5.0
Got as Christmas presents and the twins loved them. Seems to be a nice bike and sturdy. Ordered two of them, one box was a little damaged, but bike was fine - no damage at all. Took about 20 minutes to put the first one together,and about 10 for the second one. One bike had a rear wheel slightly out of align, which I need to take to the bike shop to have trued. Would purchase again.
Mon Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2009momtalk Rating:5.0
Overall this is a fantastic 20" bike. It is well made and has the pedal and handlebar braking system to introduce kids to handlebar brakes. We tried several bikes at other bike shops that were double the price and this one seemed just as durable. The bike is a little bigger than the other 20" bikes and it would be difficult for a child to get on it if he is less than 48" tall.
Sat Sep 03 00:00:00 MDT 2011cafemug Rating:3.0
If you are not a bike mechanic, you will be better off buying a bike from a sports store. A friend of mine helped me assemble the bike but eventually I had to take it to a bike shop for tune-up. The mechanic bill: $120. The tune-up was necessary for safety and maximum performance. Would I buy another bike online? Never!
Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 MST 2012dojp Rating:5.0
This bike is great. Bought it to strengthen knees per Dr.'s okay. Right now it's set up on an indoor trainer but plan to ride outdoors starting April. Took it to a bike shop for assembly for safety's sake and know it'd be put together correctly. The seat is really comfortable and I like the caliper brake system and the shifting system. It's a very sturdy, attractive and functional women's beach cruiser. Five stars thumbs up!
Sun Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2012renee940 Rating:3.0
I ordered a cruiser but for some reason I received assembly instructions for a mountain bike. Even though I've never put a bike together before, it was fairly easy to assemble. I pedaled all of one time before the chain snapped off. I've owned 4 bicycles in my lifetime but never broken a chain before so I'm thinking this is a manufacturer's defect. One of the screws was stripped but I was able to make it work. The front fender has a couple of minor dents on it that aren't too noticeable once the bike was assembled. The frame and racks appear to be sturdy and the bike did come with a bell which was nice. I'm sure the bike will provide a nice ride once I can get the part I need. I am a little disappointed but am still looking forward to riding it. The bike is beautiful and the color is slightly metallic which I love. I think the next time I purchase a bicycle, I'll go to a bike shop instead of ordering on line though.
Thu Jul 19 00:00:00 MDT 2012jwcloutier Rating:3.0
I was very excited to take the bike out of the box and ride. That's not what happened. First of all the rear tube had a hole in it, so I had to buy one the next morning to even get the bike assembled. I'm sure I could have sent it back but didn't want to wait two weeks. After that issue was fixed, I had a really hard time adjusting the gears and brakes. They were so far off that the bike was almost not rideable. After a few hours of YouTube videos I now have it working fairly well. Still needs a tuneup but not as bad. You would be much better off to take the unassembeled bike still in the box to the local bike shop ans have them set it up. Overall pretty happy with the bike, I just wish I knew what it was going to take to get it going. About 50 miles on it and no defects so far.
Mon Jun 01 00:00:00 MDT 2009sassad Rating:3.0
I received this bike about a week ago and finally got out to ride it yesterday. Will definitely need to replace the seat, VERY uncomfortable.The bike arrived missing one of the nuts to hold the rear wheel in place and also with another part broken. Luckily my fiancee found a local bike shop to fix it all, but it cost $45. Annoying to have a brand new product that needs to be fixed but still all together cheaper than bikes at some of the local stores.Also rather strange that the owners manual was in jibberish. I think it was English but with all the grammerical and spelling mistakes, it was nearly impossible to read.Overall decent product for a basic bike. If you plan on the occasional ride and not looking for anything sophisticated, then it is worth it.
Mon Aug 03 00:00:00 MDT 2009sunshinehockey1 Rating:2.0
I couldn't agree with the previous reviewer more! The bike came looking great. Assembly wasn't too hard. But the handle bars won't stay tight and the entire brake line needs replacing. I spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars with Overstock between my vacation rental homes and my design business. This is the first purchase I've made that has really been junk. The bike shop doesn't even want to touch it. We should have sent it back but didn't really realize all the issues until my daughter had ridden it a few times so I'm not sure they'd take it back at this point (plus, there's the dissambley).I don't know if their other bikes are this junky, but this is definitely my one and only bike purchase from overstock!
Wed Dec 17 00:00:00 MST 2008leahyvonne Rating:5.0
We bought a delux and regular Triton. I couldn't get my Granddaughter to ride her bike while she was with me she liked the Triton so much. They're fun to ride and pretty easy to assemble. We stripped one pedal maybe because we didn't get it on tight enough. The factory sent us the parts free and we had a bicycle shop tighten it up. It can't be ridden in the road because of safety concerns but I'm afraid to ride in traffic anyway so we ride it in our park next door, etc. It only goes five to ten miles per hour and has one gear so no uphill riding. However for Seniors like us it's pretty fast. Actually so much fun shouldn't be allowed. My only regret is I didn't buy the bigger size for myself although my smaller one works fine. Great for kids since they expand like exercise equipment and your kid won't outgrow it for quite awhile unless they get over 5 8 and 220 pounds.
Wed Oct 12 00:00:00 MDT 2011ninany Rating:5.0
Worth the price. Rides good and I feel very comfortable. Colors so bright and beautifull. I love my new bicycle!
Fri Sep 14 00:00:00 MDT 2012kmspence Rating:5.0
I researched and read the reviews prior to buying this bicycle, it's perfect. Shipped ASAP to my doorstep, I assembled it myself, took about 2 hours. I was missing the bolt and nut that attaches the front fender to the forks, but called the 800# (distributer) and it came to me free and fast! All gears work beautifully it is a great looking and comfortable bike. I'm in my fifties, short and little out of shape but determined to get back into tooling around on a nice cruiser, this one is it!
Fri Jun 20 00:00:00 MDT 2008dxtimmo Rating:4.0
My Grandson loves the bike and the assembly was easy enough for an 8 year old to assist.
Tue Aug 09 00:00:00 MDT 2011carol9747 Rating:5.0
I love this cruiser bicycle. It was almost completely assemled which made it easy for me to put togeteher.
Wed Aug 03 00:00:00 MDT 2011ootopo Rating:4.0
This is my first ever new bike and I'm 46 years old. The packaging was not strong enough to withstand time in transit. Although all parts were accounted for, one of the wheel reflectors arrived broken at the bottom of the carton. Assembly was a breeze, but the instructions need to be more clear, especially for others who might be as mechanically inclined. Both wheels "wobbled" when spun, but I was able to make small adjustments to a few wheel.spokes and now both wheels spin freely without rubbing against the brake pads. You will also need to adjust both brakes.
Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 MDT 2012ellisonsharon Rating:5.0
I ordered this bike so I could ride with my granddaughters 8 and 9 years. I haven't been on a bike for over 30 years, so i needed one that would be sturdy and not too hard to peddle. I am 69 years now, and I didn't use gears on any bikes as a youngster, so this bike again is perfect for me. It has only seven gears and is easy to use. The seat is very comfortable and when the family took me to the park for a practice run, I found the old saying "it's like riding a bike", to be true. I rode around for about 30 minutes and had no problems. Another thing I like about the bike is that the middle bar swoops down lower than most girls bikes and I was able to lift my leg over it easier when getting on and off.
Though a bike is a large, expensive purchase, you should still spend a little extra money on bike parts and accessories. Assess your needs and get all the essential gear you need for road or trail cycling. Here are some of the items that will help you when bicycling.
As with most sports, cycling has an array of gear made specifically for it. Cycling shoes, for example, are designed to help a cyclist perform better. While regular tennis shoes or sneakers slip on the pedals of a bike, cycling shoes grip the pedals. The stiffness of the soles of these shoes combined with the ability to fasten to the pedals of the bike allow for optimum efficiency when cycling. If you are participating in cycling, it is necessary to buy biking shoes to get the most out of bike rides without wasting energy.
Replacing the tires on your bike is an important endeavor. Different types of bicycle tires are used for different circumstances. You wouldn't want to put tires used for mountain biking on your bike if you're just going to ride on your neighborhood streets and sidewalks. There are a number of things to consider when selecting any bicycle parts and accessories, like bicycle tires.
Finding the right bike seat is an important but challenging task. On the one hand, bike seats have the tendency to be chronically uncomfortable, so deciding which one will break the mold can be difficult. On the other hand, you'll be stuck cycling on your bike seat for hours at a time, so breaking that mold is exactly what you need to do. Break down your search of bicycle parts and accessories by a few key factors, and you'll find the right seat for you.
If you own a bicycle, at some point you will probably have to change the tires. Worn down or cracked bicycle tires can be very dangerous because the tube inside is exposed and may suddenly blow out if you ride over a sharp object. Another reason to change your bicycle tires is if you plan to ride on different types of terrain. You will need a tire with more traction if you switch from cycling on paved roads to cycling off-road, while tires that are narrower are more efficient on smooth, paved roads and trails. When it comes to safety, tires are one of the most important bicycle parts and accessories to consider.
Bikes are as varied as the terrain you ride them on, and choosing the right bicycles can be a daunting task. Our bicycle buying guide will help you learn some cycling basics and the different bikes that are available for you to choose from.
Riding bikes is a hobby that adults and children share. Cycling provides good exercise, and bicycle commuting is an environmentally friendly way to travel. If you spend any time on a bike, you should know how to change or patch a bike tire so you don't get stranded somewhere.
Although cycling is something most people learn to do at a young age, it can be dangerous, and riders should wear a cycling helmet every time they ride a bicycle. Though wearing a cycling helmet will not prevent an accident, one of the following facts about wearing a helmet while cycling may be the one that saves your life.
BMX is short for bicycle motocross and refers to a sport that involves extreme racing on bicycles in motocross style, usually over dirt tracks. BMX bike racing started in southern California in the 1970s when kids started racing their standard bicycles over dirt tracks. This eventually evolved into the extreme sport that we see today. Now, "BMX bike" is a fairly generic term that can relate to any number of styles of bicycle, including all-terrain bikes and mountain bikes. The type of BMX bike you buy will depend on what you want to do with it and where you want to use it.
Cycling shoes are designed to improve a cyclist's performance. The sole of a cycling shoe has limited flexibility, which helps a cyclist concentrate all his or her power on pedaling. Cycling shoes also have special cleats that clip into clipless pedals (a very misleading name) to prevent the shoes from slipping off and allow you to pull up on your pedals, increasing your cycling performance. Once clipped in, the bike shoes will remain attached until the cyclist is ready to disengage. Cycling shoes are specially designed for various styles of cycling, including road racing, spinning, touring, off-road biking and mountain biking. Road-cycling shoes usually have slick plastic soles that aren't designed to provide traction. Mountain-bike shoes, on the other hand, look more like regular hiking shoes and are more suited to walking.
When choosing winter cycling apparel, keep in mind how cold the weather you'll be cycling in is. Choose apparel that is appropriate to the weather and that fits you well. Too many air pockets can make you cold, as can clothing that is too tight. Winter cycling can be a fun sport with the right clothing. Biking in winter can be comfortable with the right apparel.
Buying a bicycle for a child is a big deal. If you choose the right kids' bike, you may quickly be elevated to "Coolest Parent/Grandparent/Other Adult Ever." On the other side of the coin, though, if you choose the wrong kids' bicycle, you will probably find yourself on the unpopular list for quite some time. Aside from knowing their favorite colors and selecting baskets or bells, there are many factors to consider when choosing children's bicycles.
Choosing the right bicycle helmet will ensure both your safety and comfort. There are a variety of factors to consider when purchasing a bicycle helmet, so be sure to spend the time and shop carefully to choose the one that is right for you.
Exercise bicycles allow you to get a thorough fitness workout without having to leave the house. Because there are so many different exercise bikes available, you will need to weigh your options carefully before picking the one that best fits your exercise routine. From overall size to back support, there are a host of differences among exercise bikes that can determine the one home gym machine that is right for you.
Cycling is a fun hobby and a great way to get in shape, and bike racks are an excellent way to store your bike racks or transport it to your favorite riding locations. Different bike racks are designed for storage and vehicle transport, so this bike rack buying guide is meant to help you decide on the best way to handle your bikes and bike accessories.
Bicycle helmet safety is the key to minimizing head injuries while cycling, either for recreation or commuting. Some states do not have bicycle helmet laws, although about 150 municipalities nationwide have bike helmet ordinances on the books. Riders and parents living in states with no bike helmet laws must be vigilant to ensure family members are equipped with the proper helmets.
Bicycles provide riders with a slew of benefits, ranging from pure thrills to incredible exercise. Bikes, truly incredible modes of transportation, have been delighting riders young and old for years, and their popularity only grows. With bicycles, the fun never ends. If you're in the market for a road bike, there's a lot to consider. Road bikes feature a variety of characteristics that you'll want to think about before making a final decision. Take a look at the article below to learn how to pick the right road bike for your recreation.
Whether you store your bikes in or out of doors, or simply want to go cycling on the road, a good bike rack can make all the difference. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about bike racks and storage to help you decide on the right one for your home or vehicle.
Anyone who loves the excitement of the outdoors is sure to love mountain bikes. Mountain bikes provide fun and thrills for people of all ages and interests, so no matter who you are or what you enjoy doing, there's a strong chance you'll love hitting the trail on a new mountain bike. Are you in the market for a new mountain bike? Take a look below, where you'll learn some handy tips that will teach you how to pick the right mountain bike.
When it comes to personal fitness, exercise bikes are one of the most convenient and effective options available. Exercise bicycles, also called indoor bikes or studio cycles, provide a great workout with much less stress on knees and ankles than outdoor exercise. By itself or as part of a home gym, an exercise bike is a great investment in your long-term health. This exercise bike buying guide will help you figure out how to buy a stationary bike that will fit your needs and total fitness goals.