Rated 5 out of 5 by Runs with skunks Everything i was hoping for...
I retired and wanted to enjoy biking (memories from childhood!). This bike has everything i could hv hoped for and allows this ol' gal the freedom to exercise and explore .... We camp and enjoy biking in the wilderness as well as on roadways.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alicia Great bike!
My husband and I both bought bikes at Dick's, this bike is well worth the money. It is a smooth ride even though it is a mt. Bike. The gear's shift easily and the seat isn't that uncomfortable.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JCara12 A mountain bike wasn't for me
I had this bike for about 2 weeks and only took it on one rail-trail ride and two short rides around the neighborhood. It handled well and I had no problems with the shifting or brakes, but it felt really small and I was really uncomfortable. I left the trail with a knee that felt on fire, two sore wrists, and very bruised sit bones. I did some more research and found out mountain bikes are about 5-6 inches smaller in the frame than road bikes. I think this is what made me so uncomfortable. I had the 15" size (5'3"- 5'7") and I am only 5'4". Also, I had the seat up almost as high as it goes, and I have short legs, so I doubt it would work for someone 5'7" tall.
I know that with mostly rail-trail riding, I should have a hybrid bike instead of a mountain bike but I didn't want to spend the extra money. That was a MISTAKE. Please, unless you are actually mountain biking, save the extra money and get a nice hybrid bike. I think it is worth it!!!!
I returned the bike and I test drove a bunch of other hybrid bikes-- what a difference!!! Don't make the same mistake I did. Test ride, and do your research first before buying!
Overall though, it seemed like a good bike, just not for me.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bee excellent chose
I was looking for a bike over few month. I knew all criteria, what was important to me. This bike has everything i needed and for a half price comparing to other brands.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Noobie Rider Good Entry Level bike
I bought this bike to ride on bike paths. Easy to get used to.
Would recommend to other entry level riders.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dteguy Nice bike for the money
Bike is worth the price, because of the upgraded Shimamo shifters. Most bikes in this price range have twist grip shifters, this has the four lever shifters.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammy Great bike, great fun!
Love the bike!What fun for my first ten speed! I recommend this bike for pre-teens!
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth Excellent Bike
Love this bike. Bought a memory foam seat, and now it is even better
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucy Cat Fantastic Bike!
I received this bike for my birthday today to replace my Walmart value bike (which was last year's birthday present). Truthfully, I used to think any sub-$500 bike was more or less made the same. But this bike proves you CAN get an awesome ride for an awesome price. I am absolutely amazed at the difference between this and my cheapie Huffy bike. No comparison! This is absolutely worth the small price upgrade.
The tires ride hard on solid road/pavement, however they absolutely tear through rugged terrain like an SUV and made for a very thrilling ride/climb.
The quick fire gears shift effortlessly and with precision every time. My old bike used to "fall out of gear" as I was climbing a hill resulting in some pretty nasty gashes in my calves and near-major accidents. No such problems here-- this bike shifts like it was made for this!
The aluminum frame is lightweight, although not incredibly light weight. It's definitely a step up from the steel-alloy frames on the cheaper bikes. This bike is very lightweight to ride, easy to steer and great fun.
I am so glad my Dad talked me in to the more expensive bike (I was originally just going to go for the ~$99 special... again). Just proof that Dads know best!
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angel23462 Outstanding purchase
This bike is great! I have enjoyed many miles riding it. For the price you really can't get a better bike! I love it!!!
May 14, 2013