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Walk into any Walmart or other mass-market retailer, and you’ll find mountain bikes, road bikes, and town bikes—some for under $ and some from brands you can find at your local independent bike dealer for more money.

The biggest retailers are able to sell bikes to the masses at extremely affordable prices because those stores buy bulk orders of a single model, use lower-cost parts, don’t shell out for trained assembly, and adopt more of a one-size-fits-all policy. But if you’re on a tight budget, you can walk into one of these retailers and walk out with enough bikes for the whole family, often for less money than you would have paid for a single bike from another source.

You won’t get all the bells and whistles you could find on a bike from your local shop or at a sports equipment retailer like Dick’s Sporting Goods, but you will walk out ready to ride.

Mass bikes are getting better—and many will get the job done—but there are many important considerations in terms of quality, performance, longevity, safety, reliability, and fit. Here’s what to know before shopping for a mass-market bike.

You’ll See Some Familiar Brands

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There’s a tendency to equate mass bikes with cheapness of quality, but that’s not necessarily accurate. “Sometimes you can’t afford the Porsche, and you need to buy the Corolla,” said Joe Werwie, senior director of product development at Schwinn. “If you’re on a tight budget, you want to enjoy cycling, but you’re not looking to invest in the highest end or most expensive technology, you can still get a solid bike that’ll get you out with your family, to and from work, or cruising with friends.”

However, it's important to know that mass-market bikes are often designed by different teams at different facilities than bikes sold at bike stores. And instead of aluminum or carbon, most mass-market frames will be made of heavier steel.

Bikes at Walmart

26” Schwinn Sidewinder Women’s Mountain Bike

Schwinnwalmart.com

$

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Kent 26” Men’s, La Jolla Cruiser Bike

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Schwinn C Women's Pathway Multi-Use Bike

Schwinnwalmart.com

$

SHOP NOW

26" Mongoose Hitch Men’s All-Terrain Fat Tire Bike

Mongoosewalmart.com

$

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But You’ll Lose Some Options

Christian Thuesen / EyeEm

To keep prices low, many mass-market brands will manufacture each model in only one size, which cuts down on development costs. That means your bike might not have the ideal fit. For example, if you’re looking at Mongoose mountain bikes at Walmart, the 26” wheel option might come in an 18” frame, the ” wheel option might come in a 19” frame, and the 29" wheel option might come in a ” frame. Bikes will also come in one color per model.

Some brands, like Schwinn, are working on this by employing fit experts to optimize bike fit for more people. They took the anticipated age range for each product and then used anthropometric date to analyze rider height. Then they tweaked the geometry to fit most people. “We want to get people on bikes and keep them there,” Werwie said. “If a bike is uncomfortable, the rider won’t keep riding. A lot of people buy a saddle to try to solve a problem but that’s not the problem. When a bike fits better, it rides better.”

Familiar Components Will Be Entry-Level Quality

Alistair Berg

A lot of the parts you’ll find on name-brand mass-market bikes, like Schwinn or Mongoose, have parts and pieces made by the same companies that make the components for the highest-end bikes. KMC chains are standard for those brands, and while the suspension fork—if the bike has one—is likely non-branded, the derailleur and brakes are likely Shimano or SRAM, but of a lower quality than you’ll find at your local shop.

Chains and bolts will rust faster, quick-release seat posts can slip more easily. You will have fewer gears; your shifters and brakes, generally, will need more service to keep in good working order.

There Are Assembly Drawbacks

Markus Spiering / EyeEm

Mass-market bikes leave the factory percent assembled. If a bike comes from a factory that does not also produce premium bikes, the problems can be significant—rounded spoke nipples that can’t be tuned, no grease in the hubs and bottom bracket, and more.

The last 10 percent of assembly is done by the retailer. In mass-market stores, there is no trained mechanic checking bolt torque, spoke tension, and other aforementioned problems. You can, and should, take your mass-market bike to a shop to get it safety checked—it will help protect you and your investment, though it’ll set you back another $50 to $ And again, what you’re saving in cost with a mass-market bike, you’re also sacrificing in performance. Across the board, a bike with low-end spec will never have the same smooth shifting of a premium bike.

[The Hidden Costs of Walmart Bikes]

And You Won’t Find Every Type of Bike

Justin PagetGetty Images

You can’t get every style of bike at your typical Walmart or online at Amazon. Drop-bar road bikes, mountain bikes, commuter bikes, and cruiser bikes are common. Triathlon, gravel, and cross bikes are unlikely.

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BurlyShirley said:

Typically I've never had a problem either, but still, the fact that she could have locked her bike outside kind of undermines the whole point of the story. The idea she's trying to get across that wal-mart simply isn't compatible with a cycling "lifestyle" isn't exactly accurate, so really the story is about nothing but an unnecessarily confrontational woman, managing to outwit a senior greeter at Wal Mart. Really impressive.

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Jeez, now that you put it THAT way.

I guess a good point also is that this kind of "action" might make you feel better but doens't accomplish a whole lot other that a 15 minute internet fame kind of deal. Like a Wally World manager has any power to change the policy? Riiigggttt. I have found that dealing with smaller businesses you can effect a positive change by asking for bike racks, and letting them know you are taking business elsewhere if they don't provide them.

I do agree in principle with supporting businesses that are bike friendly, and providing bike lock up reasonably close to the front door is part of it. I would never lock up to a chainlink fence, too many bike thieves are clever enough to carry bolt cutters.

 

Sours: https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/no-bike-rack-at-walmart-no-shirt-either-then/
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TOWN OF LOCKPORT &#; A Lockport woman told Niagara County Sheriff's deputies on Thursday that while she was shopping at Walmart, someone stole her bike from the store's exterior bike rack.

Patrol reviewed the security footage with store security, which revealed that two males arrived at the store in a blue Chevrolet Blazer-like vehicle with a white sticker in the rear window around p.m. The two males walked across the parking lot, past the bicycle rack, and returned past the rack. While walking past the bicycle rack the second time, one of the unknown males, who was wearing a red t-shirt, got onto the bicycle and rode it southbound past the garden section and to the rear of the store. The male then rode the bicycle northbound on Snyder. The other male involved then returned to his vehicle which was parked on the north side of the parking lot.

The complainant described the bicycle as a silver in color BMX style bike with red stickers. She also stated that the seat post on the bicycle was bent, and it had black rims.

Patrol checked the area for the bicycle and any vehicle matching the description with negative results.


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BurlyShirley said:

Typically I've never had a problem either, but still, the fact that she could have locked her bike outside kind of undermines the whole point of the story. The idea she's trying to get across that wal-mart simply isn't compatible with a cycling "lifestyle" isn't exactly accurate, so really the story is about nothing but an unnecessarily confrontational woman, managing to outwit a senior greeter at Wal Mart. Really impressive.

Click to expand...

Jeez, now that you put it THAT way.

I guess a good point also is that this kind of "action" might make you feel better but doens't accomplish a whole lot other that a 15 minute internet fame kind of deal. Like a Wally World manager has any power to change the policy? Riiigggttt. I have found that dealing with smaller businesses you can effect a positive change by asking for bike racks, and letting them know you are taking business elsewhere if they don't provide them.

I do agree in principle with supporting businesses that are bike friendly, and providing bike lock up reasonably close to the front door is part of it. I would never lock up to a chainlink fence, too many bike thieves are clever enough to carry bolt cutters.

 

Sours: https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/no-bike-rack-at-walmart-no-shirt-either-then.206558/

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Walk into any Walmart or other mass-market retailer, and you’ll find mountain bikes, road bikes, and town bikes—some for under $100 and some from brands you can find at your local independent bike dealer for more money.

The biggest retailers are able to sell bikes to the masses at extremely affordable prices because those stores buy bulk orders of a single model, use lower-cost parts, don’t shell out for trained assembly, and adopt more of a one-size-fits-all policy. But if you’re on a tight budget, you can walk into one of these retailers and walk out with enough bikes for the whole family, often for less money than you would have paid for a single bike from another source.

You won’t get all the bells and whistles you could find on a bike from your local shop or at a sports equipment retailer like Dick’s Sporting Goods, but you will walk out ready to ride.

Mass bikes are getting better—and many will get the job done—but there are many important considerations in terms of quality, performance, longevity, safety, reliability, and fit. Here’s what to know before shopping for a mass-market bike.

You’ll See Some Familiar Brands

Axel Bueckert / EyeEm

There’s a tendency to equate mass bikes with cheapness of quality, but that’s not necessarily accurate. “Sometimes you can’t afford the Porsche, and you need to buy the Corolla,” said Joe Werwie, senior director of product development at Schwinn. “If you’re on a tight budget, you want to enjoy cycling, but you’re not looking to invest in the highest end or most expensive technology, you can still get a solid bike that’ll get you out with your family, to and from work, or cruising with friends.”

However, it's important to know that mass-market bikes are often designed by different teams at different facilities than bikes sold at bike stores. And instead of aluminum or carbon, most mass-market frames will be made of heavier steel.

Bikes at Walmart

26” Schwinn Sidewinder Women’s Mountain Bike

Schwinnwalmart.com

$205.00

SHOP NOW

Kent 26” Men’s, La Jolla Cruiser Bike

SHOP NOW

Schwinn 700C Women's Pathway Multi-Use Bike

Schwinnwalmart.com

$234.00

SHOP NOW

26" Mongoose Hitch Men’s All-Terrain Fat Tire Bike

Mongoosewalmart.com

$299.00

SHOP NOW

But You’ll Lose Some Options

Christian Thuesen / EyeEm

To keep prices low, many mass-market brands will manufacture each model in only one size, which cuts down on development costs. That means your bike might not have the ideal fit. For example, if you’re looking at Mongoose mountain bikes at Walmart, the 26” wheel option might come in an 18” frame, the 27.5” wheel option might come in a 19” frame, and the 29" wheel option might come in a 20.5” frame. Bikes will also come in one color per model.

Some brands, like Schwinn, are working on this by employing fit experts to optimize bike fit for more people. They took the anticipated age range for each product and then used anthropometric date to analyze rider height. Then they tweaked the geometry to fit most people. “We want to get people on bikes and keep them there,” Werwie said. “If a bike is uncomfortable, the rider won’t keep riding. A lot of people buy a saddle to try to solve a problem but that’s not the problem. When a bike fits better, it rides better.”

Familiar Components Will Be Entry-Level Quality

Alistair Berg

A lot of the parts you’ll find on name-brand mass-market bikes, like Schwinn or Mongoose, have parts and pieces made by the same companies that make the components for the highest-end bikes. KMC chains are standard for those brands, and while the suspension fork—if the bike has one—is likely non-branded, the derailleur and brakes are likely Shimano or SRAM, but of a lower quality than you’ll find at your local shop.

Chains and bolts will rust faster, quick-release seat posts can slip more easily. You will have fewer gears; your shifters and brakes, generally, will need more service to keep in good working order.

There Are Assembly Drawbacks

Markus Spiering / EyeEm

Mass-market bikes leave the factory 90-percent assembled. If a bike comes from a factory that does not also produce premium bikes, the problems can be significant—rounded spoke nipples that can’t be tuned, no grease in the hubs and bottom bracket, and more.

The last 10 percent of assembly is done by the retailer. In mass-market stores, there is no trained mechanic checking bolt torque, spoke tension, and other aforementioned problems. You can, and should, take your mass-market bike to a shop to get it safety checked—it will help protect you and your investment, though it’ll set you back another $50 to $100. And again, what you’re saving in cost with a mass-market bike, you’re also sacrificing in performance. Across the board, a bike with low-end spec will never have the same smooth shifting of a premium bike.

[The Hidden Costs of Walmart Bikes]

And You Won’t Find Every Type of Bike

Justin PagetGetty Images

You can’t get every style of bike at your typical Walmart or online at Amazon. Drop-bar road bikes, mountain bikes, commuter bikes, and cruiser bikes are common. Triathlon, gravel, and cross bikes are unlikely.

Cheap Road Bikes

Bicycle wheel, Bicycle part, Bicycle, Bicycle frame, Bicycle tire, Bicycle drivetrain part, Vehicle, Bicycle accessory, Bicycle fork, Bicycle handlebar,

Nashbar Cavalo

Buy Now

Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain and a full carbon fork.

Bicycle wheel, Bicycle part, Bicycle frame, Bicycle, Bicycle tire, Vehicle, Bicycle drivetrain part, Bicycle accessory, Bicycle fork, Clip art,

Specialized Allez

Learn More

Aluminum race bike with a strong racing heritage for $750.

Bicycle wheel, Bicycle part, Bicycle tire, Bicycle, Bicycle frame, Vehicle, Bicycle accessory, Bicycle drivetrain part, Bicycle fork, Bicycle handlebar,

Nashbar AL1

Buy Now

23lb entry-level race bike with Sora 9-speed shifting.

Bicycle part, Bicycle wheel, Bicycle frame, Bicycle, Bicycle tire, Vehicle, Bicycle fork, Bicycles--Equipment and supplies, Bicycle handlebar, Bicycle drivetrain part,

Trek Domane AL3

Buy Now

Entry-level race bike that can double as a commuter bike.

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