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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.
Sun Aug 10 00:00:00 MDT 2014deb3985 Rating:1.0
This bike is terrible- absolutely unridable. It does not shift, the wheels are not true, and our bike shop refuses to do any more work on it because it is so inferior. Let's do learned- you get what you pay for.
Wed Aug 13 00:00:00 MDT 2014masada8877 Rating:4.0
this is a good bike for just cruising around. has alot of good quality features. only problem i experienced was that the seat post could not be tightened down to where it was immovable. had to take it to a bike shop to have it done and even they could not do it.
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.
Sat Oct 04 00:00:00 MDT 2008kensingtonpalace Rating:2.0
The instructions are very unclear. For example, the manual says to install the front tire, but fails to tell you exactly how to do it. I had to pay an additional 80 bucks to have a bike shop do it right. The price is right, but you will need some expert advice and tools to put it together.
Wed Dec 21 00:00:00 MST 2011def3315 Rating:5.0
I am pleased with this purchase. Would recomend having bike assembled by reputable bike shop, unless you have a fair amount of experiance in setting up the derailer system and properly preloading the wheel bearings and pedal crank bearings. the product is well built and solid, the accessories ar of good quality. Nice 20" girls mountain bike 6 speed. Worth the price paid.
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.
Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2011mb64 Rating:1.0
We were looking for an inexpensive cruiser for my daughter to ride to school and she fell in love with this bike. Unfortunately the bike arrived with a bent and twisted back rim rim. Replacement cost: *** at the local bike shop, so we returned the bike. Overstock was great, but the bike was awful. The materials that the bike is made out of are cheap and much flimsier than they appear in photos. You get what you pay for. I would not purchase a bike from this manufacturer again. Save your money a little longer and go for a slightly more expensive bikes.
Fri Aug 19 00:00:00 MDT 2011megsinmass Rating:2.0
This is about the cheapest Dutch bike you can get - and there's a reason: it's cheaply made. Mine came with the brakes broken, and the brake pads don't even line up with the tire. The assembly manual is for a generic bike, not this one, so it's very hard to understand, or not usable at all. The rear reflector doesn't attach. The tire bead popped out of the wheel rim. I'm taking this to a professional bike shop and paying a pretty penny to have them fix all the problems with it.
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.
Sat May 18 00:00:00 MDT 2013tsupra22 Rating:1.0
Gave it one star because negative stars weren't available. Terrible quality and terrible functionality. Bike lasted exactly two rides. On a Florida trail, broke the pedal, left and got it replaced. Then came back to continue the ride. Within 2 hours, the gear shifter broke and rear brake broke causing the back wheel to lock. The bike was built at a well known and highly regarded bike shop and they warned me about the craftsmanship. save you money. the cheapest huffy is better than this junk. Great example of poor manufacturing from China. Will never buy anything related to this company again.
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.
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.
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 Mar 14 00:00:00 MDT 2014seabrat34 Rating:4.0
attractive, utilitarian transportation; seat very uncomfortable, but easy to replace with wider gel saddle
Tue Jul 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013kjh456 Rating:5.0
My 7 year old Grandson was coming to AZ for a visit, along with his Mom and Dad. One of our favorite activities is riding our bikes around our gated community and to the pool and back. We were able to borrow two adult bikes for my son and daughter-in-law to ride. I decided I would buy a bike for my Grandson and found what looked like the perfect bike on Overstock. I read all the reviews and since the majority of them were favorable, I decided to go for it. Well, the bike arrived the exact day Overstock said it would arrive, which was also the day my family arrived in AZ. The bike couldn't have been more perfect. My Grandson brought his bike helmet with him and I had no idea what color it was. As it turned out, the bike was a beautiful bright blue and matched his helmet exactly. Thanks Overstock for offering great products at a good value!
Fri Sep 20 00:00:00 MDT 2013rkc2 Rating:5.0
I purchased this bike for my 7 year old son. He outgrew the Mcqueen bike. Recieved the bike faster than I expected and it was well packaged. The bike is well built and look attractive. I think it is going to last a while for him.
Tue Aug 09 00:00:00 MDT 2011irel Rating:5.0
I walk a lot but during the hot weather it is nice to ride a bicycle. I have got a lot of compliments on the color. Very easy to assemble. Very happy with purchase.
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.
Buying a bicycle for a child is a big deal. If you choose the right bike, you may quickly be elevated to "Coolest Parent/Grandparent/Other Adult Ever." On the other hand, if you choose the wrong one, 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.
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.
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.