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Old 10-07-11, 12:52 AM
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The beauty of walmart bikes is the pricing. So you decide to purchase say a cheap MTB from walmart. You end up liking the exercise, the bike out performs its price. And soon you desire an upgrade to a sturdier bike from your LBS. Walmart has done its job of getting you interested in bicycles without the high end investment other stores offer and little risk.
I agree with the above poster! There is a purpose for POS bikes, getting you someplace quicker than walking and you're free from worry away from the bike. As you go about your business, the bike sits chained to a lamp post, since it has such a low resale value, thieves shrug why bother. Yet the bike still may get stolen. But the loss is less great.
If you do decide to buy a walmart bike, examine the customer reviews first! Some bikes are less crappy than others!

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