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[Walmart] 26” foldable mountain bike $129

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[OP]
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Feb 27, 2009
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[Walmart] 26” foldable mountain bike $129

Regular price $248
Seems like a good deal $119 off
Reviews are not great but on Us site its mixed reviews.
Last edited by TomRFD on Aug 8th, 2019 10:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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fold like a paper
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Will also fold the rider?
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Wouldn’t buy this, more to go wrong and doesn’t fold that small (I have a 20” and feel it’s the sweet spot for size / rideability). 38.5lb is a ton and “off-road riding”? This thing will fold with you on it.

For cheap bikes skip the suspension and fold and buy a rigid frame, you’ll be happier.
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Very tempting, bad reviews however
What is Walmart return policy for clearances? Same as the standard one?
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I don't think mountain bike + cheap go well together.
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Garbage bike like pretty much every bike Walmart sells. Unless you absolutely need a folding bike, I'd avoid this.
[OP]
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Feb 27, 2009
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Walmart has a good return policy of 90 days.
For $129 it seems like a good deal
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Speaking of foldable bikes, anyone here own a Brompton? Is it worth it?
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Chaindrop wrote:
Aug 5th, 2019 11:26 am
Speaking of foldable bikes, anyone here own a Brompton? Is it worth it?
Bromptons are the Rolls Royce of folding bikes. There is certainly some better value bikes out there but nothing with the same cult following. Dahon/Tern..etc offer better value but they likely won't fit into a suitcase.
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Friends don't let friends buy cheap folding bikes.

There are many criteria that are typical for folders. Weight, foldablity, speed, handling, and folded size. All depends on why you want a folding bike over a normal bike. Spend the extra money and get quality.
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This is who it is good for:

When space is a premium. Either you have very limited storage that you can't store a regular bike OR if you need to transport it in your trunk and do not have and do not want any kind of bike rack for your car. For example, if you are in GVR and wanted to take it to Stanley Park and did not want to rent everytime, then a folding bike is great.

Like another poster said, the 20" folds much smaller, and I do prefer that size. However, with that being said, this is a mountain bike "style" and a lot of people just generally prefer the look. It has nothing to do with riding mountain trails.

If you fit into the above group, then OP's price is a great price although the main concern is weight. This is a steel and extremely heavy bike. I would pass personally and find something a little lighter, but expect to pay a premium for that. If you're the type that doesn't mind the weight or taking it in and out of the trunk... I don't think the price gets much cheaper than this for a folding mountain bike. The folding 20" are generally cheaper, but some people HATE how they look.

*edit* The 20" I said were generally cheaper, but they will be at this same price if not more expensive than OP's. That's why this one is a good deal for people that are interested.
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Apr 22, 2009
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Thanks for posting this, OP. I bought this bike a few months ago so went back to Walmart with my receipt and got $135 back in my pocket!

Here's my review of this bike, for those interested:

It's a good bike.

What I mean is that I can get on it and ride from point A to point B. I'm not a bicycle connoisseur. I don't do speed biking. I don't actually bike up and down mountains. I don't do the Tour de France. I'm a casual user who lives in an apartment (no storage space) and doesn't want a bike carrier on my car. So I keep the bike in my trunk (folded, obviously) and it also fits in the back seat. I have a sedan, not an SUV. So to me, foldability was essential. Also, like the previous poster wrote, I am one of the people who just likes the "mountain bike style". So I like the look of this bike. And the bike works for me.

My buddy rides a bike every day and he loves bikes and he knows bikes. This foldable Walmart bike is complete and utter crap, according to him. And he's probably not wrong. He told me to "just spend a bit more and get something good". Well, yeah, sure, but I don't ride it every day. I don't go on long rides daily or use it to get to work. I just use it casually, so for me, this bike is "perfect".

The negatives about this bike are: It's pretty heavy. Others have mentioned it and it's true. It's heavy. Also, when folded, it's not that small. It's a big bike when unfolded, so even when folded, it still takes up a lot of space. it just barely fits in the trunk of my car. But it fits, and that's what matters. I wish the handle bars could be easily removed or turned when the bike is folded to make it take up a bit less space.

So no, this bike isn't actually literally "perfect", but for the money (especially with this discount), it was exactly what I needed for my own personal needs/wants. So I'm happy with it.

Would I recommend it? Sure. But only if you have the same casual use for it as I do.

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