VIDEO: Can a Wal-Mart bike survive a downhill course?

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    • #191770

      Ehhhh, Sort of?

    • #191803

      Actually ran into Phil Kmetz the other day while he was putting this video together at Starbucks… awesome guy and he makes great videos. He said it was so sketchy riding that thing, the handlebars kept twisting on him and he wore out those brake pads so fast. He said the steep rocky section in the woods was scarier than the jumps because he really had no way to slow himself. I think the fact that he’s such a good downhill rider is the only way this bike kind of made it…

    • #191806

      I agree with you on both points. I never would have made it out the other end with that bike and although I’ve never met him, he seems like a genuinely great guy.

    • #191872

      That was a fun video!  I was thinking the section through the trees looked sketchy as hell!  It was great (probably not for him!) when he hit that first jump and took the tumble!  I saw a guy try to ride a Huffy like that at Northstar, he didn’t even make it through one decent before the bike broke and had to catch the lift the rest of the way down.  All those are good for is tooling around the neighborhood…

    • #191873

      My friend tried similar stunt a few years ago. We rode short loop in Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming and his Walmart bike had same issues. Should’ve make a video from that attempt.

      These bikes are only good for sitting on the shelves. For neighborhood riding there’re other lighter bikes in the same price range

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