Victory - Cycling
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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.
Tue Aug 30 00:00:00 MDT 2011biker2l Rating:4.0
I needed an inexpensive mountain bike that would fit my 6'2" frame. I am 225 pounds. I thought this bike would be good b/c it looks like a solid mountain bike in the picture. UNFORTUNATELY, i was not able to zoom in on the tires. The tires are ROAD bike tires not MOUNTAIN bike tires. The description is inaccurate. If you need a good starter road bike, this is a solid purchase. If you are looking for a mountain bike.....LOOK ELSEWHERE. Thankfully, I have a teenage kid that needs a good road bike. He just received an early birthday present from dad! Overstock wanted to charge me $XX to return the bike.....simply ridiculous!!!
Tue Jan 15 00:00:00 MST 2013angiedigiovanni Rating:5.0
This is a great seat. I have a road bike and typically cycle 30 miles+ at a time. My existing seat leaves a little to be desired and feels awful hard by the time the end of the ride comes around. I didnt want to invest in an entire new saddle so thought I would try this. Ive used a gell cover in the past by Bell for spinning bikes at the gym and it worked fine for that purpose. On the road bike the cover does slide around a little from side to side. It isnt a huge deal, but i will probably permanently stitch the thing on to avoid it from moving around. It does help provide some softer comfort, but again by the end of the ride the seat still feels hard, so you can only expect this as a quick and inexpensive fix to do so much. overall i do recomend it for an easy solution.
Thu May 30 00:00:00 MDT 2013trascall Rating:4.0
Great for smaller bikes, I have a 26" dh mtb, a road bike, and a 29" mtb. It holds all 3 but is a little wobbly for the 29er and for the road bike, but it still does the job.
Tue Jul 17 00:00:00 MDT 2012billtimmy Rating:5.0
Assembled in 30 minutes & now holding $XXXX worth of carbon road bikes.
Thu Jan 23 00:00:00 MST 2014richmondrez Rating:4.0
We bought 4, put road bikes on 2, and mountain bikes on 2. The road bikes are solid as a rock, no wobbling. The mountain bikes (fat tires), mostly OK, but if you bump it hard, it can tip over. For the value, these are great.
Thu Apr 17 00:00:00 MDT 2008buttery Rating:4.0
works great holding 2 road bikes. at full extension it seems a bit wobbly, but has held together well so far ( 1month).
Thu May 02 00:00:00 MDT 2013sully1dog Rating:5.0
Very pleased with purchase. Received bike promptly with no issues. Bike was as described and I have enjoyed riding it. No problems at all. Keep in mind it is a road bike, with skinny tires. No off road riding.
Sat Jun 22 00:00:00 MDT 2013lecll Rating:5.0
Made of sturdy plastic. Great for outdoor use. Holds my road bike just fine. That's what I wanted.
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 MST 2012lightningfield Rating:4.0
Great for road bikes. But tires of 2in and above do not fit. The rack is built strong and is heavy enough not to move around when sliding a bike into place.
Wed Mar 25 00:00:00 MDT 2009suburbaniter Rating:3.0
A trip to bike shop was necessary for additional wrenches that many homeowners do not have. in possession. Bent rotor - replaced at bike shop. Bike shop stated it was a good bike. Extra $$$ at bike shop, however.
Sat Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2014quarlesmk Rating:1.0
The device is too small to view and manage while cycling. I would not recommend it. I've returned this product.
Wed Aug 04 00:00:00 MDT 2010wombatsoldier Rating:5.0
This is the easiest way for me to store my bikes in my basement! The only thing to consider is that on a road bike the cassette(gears)/hub rests on the bars when the wheel is fully inserted. I don't think this will cause any damage unless you slam your bike into the rack, but worth noting.
Sun May 04 00:00:00 MDT 2008mecg96 Rating:5.0
I bought 2 of these, one for my mountain bikes and one for my road bikes. I keep both of my mountain bikes (~26lbs each) on one and no problems at all. It works great - easy to install without any tools, easy to adjust. Definitely a great purchase.
Mon Aug 05 00:00:00 MDT 2013goodngreen Rating:5.0
Very satisfied with this product. Portable, lightweight and easy to assemble. Extremely large tires do not fit, but normal mountain bike and road bike tires fit. Balances nicely with front or back tire in stand.
Mon Jun 28 00:00:00 MDT 2010bobd53 Rating:5.0
Best pair of gloves I have bought. Padding is comfortable. Quality is very good. Can't think of anything questionable. I enjoy them.
Wed Jun 20 00:00:00 MDT 2012m00s4bkfst Rating:4.0
Great product however I have a road bike and the handle bars are big in diameter and the clamp on for the headlight does not fit. The red light for the seat post works so I will have to modify or find another clamp for the headlight which is what i mainly wanted. So keep this in mind when purchasing.
Fri Oct 28 00:00:00 MDT 2011plattsburgh12901 Rating:5.0
Okay these are perfect for what i needed them for. We switch out our road bike tires for indoor training tires for the winter. These are perfect for storing the road tire through the winter. Protects them from dust and weather out in the garage. Great price. Thanks Overstock.
Sat Apr 24 00:00:00 MDT 2010natalia85 Rating:5.0
I really like this product. It was quick and easy to put together. I have two bikes, a mountain bike and a road bike, so I have no problem lifting the very light road bike high enough to hook it on the top rack. If you have heavy bikes you might need some muscle to lift the top one slighlty above your head. But other then that it works beautifuly and I am very confident that my bikes will be safe, and out of the way. A very good buy, priced very reasonably!
Wed Aug 05 00:00:00 MDT 2009sleepyjo Rating:1.0
I won't have the chance to use this bike light because the mounting piece won't fit on my handlebars! The circumference of the mounting piece is about 1/2 or 3/4 the circumference of my handlebars so there is no way to attach the device to my bike. I ride a road bike with standard handlebars, nothing is oversized. It's not worth the money if you can't use it!
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