lt looked great from the screen. but when i saw it, it had few problems. 1. it used same front wheel frame of 'punisher'. if you take a look at it, 'punisher' uses rubber brake and 'glacier' uses front disk brake. well, since both bike uses same frame, 'glacier' has 2 prongs (it's there to hold front rubber brake for 'punisher') that's not even painted, protruding. it looks really bad. 2. front disk pad keeps scrapping on the disk. i was told that as brake pad wares out i won't hear it. but it's been over 3 weeks riding everyday. i still hear it. 3. my impression of assembly was very simple. however it was nearly impossible for me to assebmble it and riding safely. so , i spend about $50 to assemble and tune up. 4. even after the bike was assembled by pro, the gear, especially front gear, doesn't work properly. in order to change from 1 to 3, i really have to work at it. and then make it even worse, sometimes chain rubs against gear changer making another scraping noise. to sum up, i regret that i bought this bike. i could have bought something better with 1 year full warrenty for $75 more. personally, i can't believe this bike is sold out. good luck to those who bought it.
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.
The bike came in a rather small box for it's size which surprised me, as it had to be partially assembled. The problem was that there were numerous small nicks and scratches all over the bike. None were very big, but for being brand new, there shouldn't be any. The bike chain was off the gears and took CONSIDERALE effort and partial unassembley to untangle and retooth. The worst part was that the front fork was pinched at the end so that the front wheel could not be installed. I had to use a car jack to spread it open, and even then it took (2) men to install the front wheel which is supposed to be a quick latch setup for transport by easily removing and reinstalling front wheel (would not be possible, though, with present fork since it is still too pinched). The manufacturer did however ship me a new fork very quickly to my amazement. I have yet to install it though since it came with no assembly instructions and will require the transfer of the front brake assembly and the installation of numerous rings and ball bearings. Ugh. Oh, and the handle bar is a bit smallish for a bike this size.
The bike was a great looking bike from the beginning It handles very nicely. the only thing i would have to complain about it would be the handle bars which seem to small for the bike. other than that, this bike rides well and looks great.
I HAD TO REBUILD THE FRONT WHEEL HUB WHEN I RECIEVED IT. OTHER THAN THAT ALL HAS BEEN GOOD.
- How accurate was the sizing? GOOD
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. QUALITY SEEMS GOOD
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? NO
Almost every week it breaks something, very heavy compared to other bikes I own. In the good side being that heavy is good for extreme cardio work out!!. It Came with a flat tube, various damage parts, etc. The look is Ok, but the actual quality is not that good. calibration of the front disk brakes a very hard task. Make sure to revise and tight everything at least once or twice a week to avoid an accident.
- Did the product fit true to size? NO
- How is the quality of the product? poor
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? NO
Excellent construction, rides and shifts smoothly. One of the shifters was defective but Overstock.com immediately shipped a new one to me - NO questions asked! Simple assembly. Love It!!!
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No
The package arrived in decent condition and in a very timely manner. The bike emerged in pristine state and needed only minimal assembly. The enclosed instructions, although covering multiple different bicycles were complete and clear. Brakes and shifters needed only minimal tuning. Great bike, easy to ride and comfortable.
I ordered this for my Dad, it was his Father's Day gift. He LOVES it! He wanted to get "back in the saddle" after a couple of years of recoop time. It was perfect for him...great for trails, BUT has all the bells and whistles that the "Mountian Bike Expert" would appreciate. Excellent value, he couldn't be happier.
I bought this bicycle for husband. He absolutely loves it. It arrived only about 1 week after I ordered it & assembly was a snap. He has been riding it for the past few weeks and is very pleased with the quality. Not only that, he says it "looks cool" . It is a mens bicycle, but I am considering orderig one for myself because "it looks cool" !
I've just received this bike..and for my surprise the package came with missing parts. the worse was the fork. the front wheel can not be assembled in the fork. it is a shame ..also the point sof welding are so visible causing a bad impression.. the assemble instruction is a very bad guide. I called the manufacturer I had no answer until now. On the other hand overstock is gonna send a new one..I HOPE WILL BE BETTER. I will have a lot of work to make the return of this one.