My experience with Walmart Electric Bikes

Timpo

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And likely the quality one would expect from a thief!
What bases do you have?

Hyper doesn't look half bad for the price, according to owners reviews on YouTube.

For $2000 bikes like Juiced and alike, despite payjng 4 to 6 times more, I can't say the quality or services of those ebikes have been good.
 

Lightning P38

Active Member
My wife bought a Walmart <$100 single speed cruiser bike to use on paths in Mesa when visiting relatives a couple years ago. It worked perfectly for her for the couple weeks she was visiting, cost less and was less hassle than renting a bike. Since then it has been used regularly to daily for 6-8 mile rides by her sister without any problems. For the right use and user a BSO might be a perfect fit. Snooty bike people are annoyingly obnoxious, opinionated and self centered. Most definitely not "impartial".
And I had a customer bring me a new cruiser he bought at Walmart, for his girlfriend for $100. The bike was out of the return period, and he had lost the receipt. The rear cog would come off every time it was ridden. So he said he would have to go buy another one for her.

I told him I would fix it for him for $15, and I did. I had an old rusty spring clamp off a parts bike, and replaced it with the new one. The new one was a weak spring that would pop off under pedal pressure.

So make sure you keep the receipt and use it to make sure you don’t have to return it to the store.

Walmart has two price points on their adult non-electric bikes. The top end bikes have aluminum components, aluminum wheels, and decent hubs....they sell for $200 - $275.

The low end bikes have stamped steel brakes, steel rims, etc, and sell for under $150.

Many people that buy Walmart bikes ride then 100 miles or less per year. After about 500 miles you start to see issues with the lower price point bikes, if they are ridden hard. My nephew wore out the rear hub in 300 miles on his.

I fix bikes for a local bike co-op, and we give away the kids bikes to needy kids. Doesn’t matter what brand bike, I will fix it or use it for parts. About 1 in 20 bikes is a top tier brand, like Trek or GT. I picked up a 25 year old GT this week, all it needed was air in the tires, and straightening out the derailer guard that was bent into the derailer.
 

GypsyTreker

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Great bike for campgrounds exploration. Quick run up to the campers store...wood run. Local 3mi bike path. Looks like a winner to me
 

ccadenhead

New Member
And I had a customer bring me a new cruiser he bought at Walmart, for his girlfriend for $100. The bike was out of the return period, and he had lost the receipt. The rear cog would come off every time it was ridden. So he said he would have to go buy another one for her.

I told him I would fix it for him for $15, and I did. I had an old rusty spring clamp off a parts bike, and replaced it with the new one. The new one was a weak spring that would pop off under pedal pressure.

So make sure you keep the receipt and use it to make sure you don’t have to return it to the store.

Walmart has two price points on their adult non-electric bikes. The top end bikes have aluminum components, aluminum wheels, and decent hubs....they sell for $200 - $275.

The low end bikes have stamped steel brakes, steel rims, etc, and sell for under $150.

Many people that buy Walmart bikes ride then 100 miles or less per year. After about 500 miles you start to see issues with the lower price point bikes, if they are ridden hard. My nephew wore out the rear hub in 300 miles on his.

I fix bikes for a local bike co-op, and we give away the kids bikes to needy kids. Doesn’t matter what brand bike, I will fix it or use it for parts. About 1 in 20 bikes is a top tier brand, like Trek or GT. I picked up a 25 year old GT this week, all it needed was air in the tires, and straightening out the derailer guard that was bent into the derailer.
God bless you. I looked for a similar organization a couple of years ago to give away a couple of bike to but I couldn't find one in my area. I ended up giving a 30 year old raleigh touring bike in great shape to goodwill. :(
 

Lightning P38

Active Member
God bless you. I looked for a similar organization a couple of years ago to give away a couple of bike to but I couldn't find one in my area. I ended up giving a 30 year old raleigh touring bike in great shape to goodwill. :(
Raleigh is definitely a top tier bike. I had a white Grand Prix.
 

EMGX

Active Member
And I had a customer bring me a new cruiser he bought at Walmart, for his girlfriend for $100. The bike was out of the return period, and he had lost the receipt. The rear cog would come off every time it was ridden. So he said he would have to go buy another one for her.

I told him I would fix it for him for $15, and I did. I had an old rusty spring clamp off a parts bike, and replaced it with the new one. The new one was a weak spring that would pop off under pedal pressure.

So make sure you keep the receipt and use it to make sure you don’t have to return it to the store.

Walmart has two price points on their adult non-electric bikes. The top end bikes have aluminum components, aluminum wheels, and decent hubs....they sell for $200 - $275.

The low end bikes have stamped steel brakes, steel rims, etc, and sell for under $150.

Many people that buy Walmart bikes ride then 100 miles or less per year. After about 500 miles you start to see issues with the lower price point bikes, if they are ridden hard. My nephew wore out the rear hub in 300 miles on his.

I fix bikes for a local bike co-op, and we give away the kids bikes to needy kids. Doesn’t matter what brand bike, I will fix it or use it for parts. About 1 in 20 bikes is a top tier brand, like Trek or GT. I picked up a 25 year old GT this week, all it needed was air in the tires, and straightening out the derailer guard that was bent into the derailer.
My wife bought the bike 2 years ago and it has been ridden on flat Mesa AZ paths a few to several times a week most weeks, weather permitting, since. Aluminum frame, coaster brake with fenders and front basket - everything she needed and nothing that she didn't. I saw it earlier this year when I was down there. It is a good looking bike, my wife and sister in law think it rides nicely too. It was very inexpensive bike that she could just stop by the store, pick up and use without spending time and money having a bike shop address old used bike issues or even hunting down a used bike to buy - who wants to do that, especially while on vacation? Other than a tire pump and some chain lube it has required nothing. It sounds like the bike you refer to might not be too bad either, just needing a spring and simple cheap fix. I read that Walmart has a 90 day return policy for regular pedal bikes, if no receipt then you get store credit - do bike shops offer 90 day money back returns? Like I said - for the right use and user a BSO might be a perfect fit.
 

FlatSix911

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My wife bought the bike 2 years ago and it has been ridden on flat Mesa AZ paths a few to several times a week most weeks, weather permitting, since. Aluminum frame, coaster brake with fenders and front basket - everything she needed and nothing that she didn't. I saw it earlier this year when I was down there. It is a good looking bike, my wife and sister in law think it rides nicely too. It was very inexpensive bike that she could just stop by the store, pick up and use without spending time and money having a bike shop address old used bike issues or even hunting down a used bike to buy - who wants to do that, especially while on vacation? Other than a tire pump and some chain lube it has required nothing. It sounds like the bike you refer to might not be too bad either, just needing a spring and simple cheap fix. I read that Walmart has a 90 day return policy for regular pedal bikes, if no receipt then you get store credit - do bike shops offer 90 day money back returns? Like I said - for the right use and user a BSO might be a perfect fit.
Sounds like a good match for your use case. ;)