Due to rain, the local single track trails were closed so I opted for the one open trail, a flat, easy packed sand/gravel trail. So I'm riding along on a vintage 1988 Nishiki Ariel and I see this guy jogging with his bike. So I pull up next to him and ask if he's OK. He says yeah, he's fine then shows me the left crank and pedal that fell off of his almost new Roadmaster. I mean this guy didn't do any jumps, didn't hit a log, the worst he could have done is hit a twig and the crank comes undone at the bottom bracket. I'm immediately reminded of the two times I rode single track with freinds that had Wally World bikes and both times they broke a couple miles from the parking lot.
I gave the guy the best advice I could, I told him the cranks could be ruined, he should take it back to the store, and get his money back (he owned it less than 30 days and had the receipt). Then take the cash and go to a real bike shop and buy a quality MTB.
Anyone else have these experiences with Wally World bikes?