Recreational & Family - Hello from NC
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10-07-08, 09:32 PM
Hi ya'll, I'm getting back into biking, cruiser style and will be picking up a SUN Big Cruz 29er this week. Does anyone have an opinion on this bike, the good, the bad and the ugly. I'll let you know what I think when I get it. Thanks, Willy G.
Welcome to BF.
Does anyone have an opinion on this bike, the good, the bad and the ugly. I'll let you know what I think when I get it.
Is the bike the correct size for you? Did you buy it from a bike shop?
Cruiser - hmmmm. Not my kind of ride so can't say much about it. This bike is cheaper than anything we sell at the shop i work at. Our entry level hybrid is $350. Not too crazy about the one piece crank. That tells me the components and workmanship are typical low end hybrid quality.
Since it's a single speed, coaster brake bike, I'm guessing you live in a flat part of NC.
Have fun. :thumb:
10-08-08, 11:32 AM
Not sure of the size. Tried the Sun Drifter and it fit great, Sun makes some nice recumbent's so I'm sure these aren't cheap box store bikes but I'll let you know. PS I just want a simple single speed to get started and if I dig it I'll spend the bucks for a better bike. Thanks, Willy
10-08-08, 08:47 PM
-1 on Sun cruisers.
10-12-08, 08:51 AM
Got the bike Friday, It's a tall bike due to the 29" wheels and I set the seat pretty high to get full leg extension. I lower it to just putt around. The frame is cut almost like a female bike due to wheel height, if it had a higher top stay you'd say goodbye to... well just say it would hurt.
It rolls well on concrete but is no off roader. The seat could be more comfortable but I'm just getting use to riding again and maybe expecting to much.
The bars and grips are great and adjustable which is nice.
The paint is nice but the welds leave less to be desired.
So far so good. Willy G.
I hope you enjoy the bike! I have a Sun folding bike. Heh, I've noticed its more suited for the road too. And I've figured out that if I had gotten a really pricey folder, that I'd be having the ideal biking experience... but even so, I've been glad that I got my bike because it's a good safe bike, a good value for the money. I've read where other folding bike owners who paid more than me, have had issues with seat posts slipping, locks failing, etc. but I haven't had any of that. So... while it may have its flaws, it's a keeper for me. I've gone on to get another bike, one that I absolutely love, but I'll always be riding my Sun (Cayne Rambler) bike. In fact, mine's a three speed and I think so much of the bike that I've decided to upgrade to a 8 speed.
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