Cool! You got the 12 speed models. Hope you enjoy them for a long time!
Edward Wong III
2014 7 Speed 16 Inch Solorock Swift
I have given one to my nephew some years ago (2008?). He still rides it. The bike held up well. It is just a bit heavy.
Lighter crankset, wheels and tires would help the weight issue. Enjoy it first as it is, and replace things with better parts as needed.
Looks like they chose the crank-set for low cost, JRA on the 'Burbs-hood it maybe OK..
if you spin out the top gear , consider something with a 50+ tooth outer chainring ..
less a weight of parts issue , than just the drive ratio X the 20" wheel ..
A dual drive hub or 3 speed is 1,33x bigger than the chain wheel size ratio.
or look for a road kind of crank... you have to start from scratch,
because the arm is directly attached to the outer chainring..
Just be prepared, soon the upgrades = the price of your bargain.
Last edited by fietsbob; 08-01-13 at 10:50 AM.