Hyper Cam Zink Edition Bikes Available at Walmart

Mar 14, 2013 at 0:05
Mar 14, 2013
by Mike Kazimer  
 
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Last February, Cam Zink, the 2010 FMB World Tour champion known for his massive backflips and hard charging riding style, announced that he had signed on with Hyper Bicycles. Now, bikes bearing his name are available at Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. The hardtail bikes, which sell for $199.97 USD, have 26" wheels, mechanical disc brakes, front suspension and a 1x7 drivetrain with a basic chainguide system.


In an interview with Pinkbike last year, Eric Carter, Hyper’s brand manager, said, “We do a lot of business with Walmart, and we’re proud of that. One of Hyper’s main goals is to get more people onto bikes. Not everyone can afford a $1000, $2000 or $4000 bike. I grew up in a household that was struggling to make a buck, to put food on the table. My first bike was a big box bike, and without having that big box bike I may never have found my passion for cycling.”

Zink isn't the only professional athlete with his name on a bike at Walmart - snowboarding's favorite redhead, Shaun White, has his own line of 20" BMX bikes, as does Australian BMX rider Steve McCann, but so far Zink is the only mountain biker whose name can be found in the big box retailer's bike department.

Although they seem to have gotten off to a slow start, with no new products announced since signing Zink over a year ago, Hyper is still planning on debuting a line of high end bikes at Sea Otter, with slopestyle, downhill, and 27.5” wheeled offerings reported to be in the works.

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400 Comments

  • + 755
 Looks like a Trek Session
  • + 130
 Actually laughing at this
  • + 115
 What's next..Demo's at Target?
  • + 172
 No, beacause the Demo looks like a Trek Session too
  • + 73
 i hope he makes a dollar for every frame sold...at least he'd be getting something back for each little piece of his soul.

i aint sayin 9 y.o kids dont need cheap crappy bikes to enjoy destroying, but wtf is cam zinks name on this piece of crap?
  • + 201
 Sooo....is zink gonna be riding this bike next year?
  • + 104
 the bike is obviously awesome.... just look at the pic above of zink gapping at rampage on it!
  • - 84
 Whats the big deal? You see Norcos and Konas at walmart all the time.
  • + 133
 The Wal-Mart website says "The Hyper Bike is sleek and black with a stylish design, so you'll love riding it.". I dunno guys, I'm pretty confident in that statement and clearly this bike will be excellent.
  • + 7
 To adove. That is absolutely hillarious, I am so glad you got the first comment.
  • - 1
 I love that hyper has done this...they're def getting their hustle on!
  • + 31
 zink sold his soul
  • + 41
 This is good for the sport, its getting the kids into it and exposure
  • - 11
 I realy hope no one will take it to the dirt jumps or do any kind of mountain biking with it. It cost less than stem/handlebar and I replace those every couple year for safety...

I'd be scared to ride it.
  • + 60
 Everybody needs a Ghetto Bike.......to jump into the pool.......lend it to the neighborhood kids........leave it unlock outside the bar......the uses are endless.
  • + 60
 what the f*ck is so bad about it??its just getting more kids into the sport witch is a good thing. all you guys need to stop whining about where bikes are sold... and look at the bright side, wen kids go to wall mart theyll see this bike and start riding bikes not playing football
  • - 8
 another shitty bike that costs less to replace than to fix....this is gonna be the supercycle hooligan all over again at my local bike shop, every other weekend warrior spending hundreds to fix a 150$ bike...dumbasses
  • + 12
 at least it doesn't have rear suspension! first bikes just need to be simple and cheap these bikes are not made for bikeparks or real trails but if it can chase around the park its good enough.
  • + 11
 all the people buying this bike wont even know who cam zinc is!
  • + 76
 if you know him so well why cant you spell his name
  • + 3
 Ha. Get owned danhillracer.
  • + 51
 ABSOLUTELY ramp champ99...apparently everybody was born with silver spoons in their mouths...growing up with a k-mart, 80 lb clunker with a metal chain guard, I would have loved to have a bike like the one pictures above!! This bike isn't suppose to be for the 20 - 30 something that has money to buy quality dirt or dh bikes...it's for the kids that don't have much and are excited to have something nice to call their own!! Much respect to Zink and all the people in the industry that lend some positive direction to the sport and it's future, not so privileged riders!!!
  • + 28
 Question from customer to Walmart employee- " So this bike is made of Zink".
Walmart employee- "Ahhhhh, yea it is, it's rad"
  • + 25
 I'm a teacher that runs a bike club and I'm trying to get kids into mt bikes but the cheapest at a local shop that is worth anything is $350 -$400 and they aren't much better than this. It has big tires, gears and will expose my students, I'm down. New to the sport kids shouldn't be dirt jumping anyway. I'm just happy to get the in the woods on something other than a 38 pound BMX clunker.
  • - 11
 yea but this is lame. lets just mass-produce a worse product so we can make more money. some things should be expensive in my opinion. if i wanted something newer than my fully rigid trek 220. when i was a kid, i worked for it
  • - 1
 Now i see why Cam Zink made the move to Hyper when i'm sure he could have signed with a company that made better, well known, high end bikes. It probably is because he will make more money for having his name on the Walmart hyper. Sounds good to me!
  • - 23
 This has failure written all over it. The whole sitch looks like the kind of thing that happens when something is on it's last legs & is struggling to hold on. Zink has nowhere else to go. Maybe it's an attitude problem, or because the one hit wonder approach to contests using one basic trick over one large hit that no one else would do just doesn't cut it anymore, or maybe it's both, or maybe something else, but I think Zink's era has been starting to show its age more & more in the last few years. It's catching up with him & time is running out. I can't say whether it's good to hold on, or just call it when it comes to that, but that's what it is.

This bike, it's not the bike he rides. Anyone who knows or cares who Zink is, doesn't buy their bikes from Wal-Mart & you can get cheap rides from shops. This is what you call selling out. There are more people wanting to run bike companies/businesses/ride professionally than there are people to do business with them, so this is the way Carter & Zink decided to go because it's all they can do.
  • - 18
 @ Adove : Its funny cause seriously I'm pretty I was the first one on pb sayin the session thing when they came out with the new norco dh bike and now everyone is saying it...lololololol
  • + 2
 What are the geometry specs on it. It doesn't cost more to have good geometry but all the walmart bikes I've ever had have had shite geo. If the frame is Aluminium the rest can be upgraded. That shit is cheap even for walmart. It looks better than a huffy for sure.
  • + 9
 The only reason we care about this is because its a bike. Every single person commenting on this page including me owns dozens of item and is wearing clothes that are made by people who work in horrible conditions and do bad things for our economy and local buisnesses. If you or me had a chance to work for a buisness and get your name on anything, even a toaster oven in wal mart we would all do it. CHILL....
  • + 0
 @jakelope since when has wallmart sold konas and norcos lol?
  • + 12
 how can you hate on less fortunate kiddos gettin a bike of any kind that is affordable? that's snobby roadie crap.
  • + 4
 my only question! is it lead painted?
  • + 3
 plus it says shimano on the side so you know it's good! I bet the other side advertises how the frame is made with REAL ALUMINUM!!
  • + 5
 Probably the wisest move a company can make....a 8 year old buys this rides if for a couple years, loves it, then looks to getting a nicer, 'real' mountain bike and will probably look at hyper as one of their first choices. I see older folk do it all the time. they had a mongoose when they was a kid "the good ones" so now they look at mongoose again when they get back in the sport...
  • + 1
 since when they sell dk at walmart ?
  • + 1
 @fullbug, i happen to be a 'roadie' and i think this whole thing is great, its odd that you say that its 'snobby roadie crap' because most if not all the people saying its bad are mountain bikers! now @everybodywhohassaiditsabadidea, its a great way to get people into the sport, especially if they cant afford higher end bikes. but its also bad in a way that it draws people to walmart to get bikes and local shops lose customers. what they should do is try to get shops to start selling these bikes so shops can make some money as well as less fortunate people get a bike.
  • + 1
 Fact more than soul (behind xD)
  • + 3
 I grew up on a mongoose and a diamondback. My first brand new MTN bike...diamondback Sortie Black. Awesome.
  • + 1
 Imagine this thing at rampage.
  • + 1
 the negative reactions to this are extremely sad. anyone who has made a negative comment on here has probably never talked to Cam Zink or Eric Carter(neither have I) and so they have no idea what their motives are for putting this bike out there. the shop i worked at last year had a mission statement of : More Butts on Bikes! i think that is more important than anything else going on here and since everyone has been making absurd assumptions about people they've never met its pointless to talk shit. i dont understand the reason for so much hate being directed towards Cam Zink.

can anyone explain that to me? seriously, i want to know why.
  • + 1
 ehhh u can all say what u want and how u feel. thats the whole point to this site. and well im sticking to my guns. u want a cheap bike buy a mickey mouse 16inch with a disney racing number plate. u want a good bike with the warranty and quality of the bike, company and shop u bought it from. then go buy somehting good. every company that ever went to a big consumer chain store and fallen off the map. and everyone knows its true. i had a mongoose bootr. good bike? yes. but i hate when kids asked me if i got it al wal mart! i didnt spend 5500 on my new transition. i sepent it on the quality and the company thats behind its product.
  • + 2
 @bikeracer- i raced road for a long time as well. my comment was off the cuff. cuz we can all get a little snobby, eh? i just associate it with roadies more cuz it's what i personally notice.

my guess from one business point of view is that maybe this route simply gives hyper a cash infusion to help fund their long term goals. that cash can also help keep riders like Cam on the payroll to grow their profile and tech/r&d. meanwhile, parents and kiddos can relate the product they can now afford to something as progressive as the rider represents in media coverage. It's just a bike to get another butt on and maybe they discover who Cam is and the rampage and who knows..? i can't see the harm or the hate in it at all.

the wal-mart debate is a whole other thing & the fact that it will probably be assembled with just a hammer and a screwdriver but....i will stay positive!
  • + 1
 Edward47 i agree with pretty much everything you said and i happen to own a transition as well, for much of the same reason. i love the company and the bike rides like a dream. in line with what fullbug said the wal-mart debate is a different issue. if more bike shops could sell these very low end bikes i think that would be the best of both worlds. people that dont want to spend the 300 or 400 bucks it costs to get an entry level mountain bike should be able to do so without dealing with wal-mart. they deserve the same level of service and dedication that anyone buying a bicycle from a local shop gets. it would be great to have seen these hyper bikes being sold at all the small private shops instead of the mega-corporations. oh yea and it is nice that we can all have different opinions and be able to have our voices heard on here. pinkbike is a great place!
  • + 1
 erik. the reason shops dont carry 3 to 400 dollar bikes. is because kids dont take care of them and beat them. its not worth the headache for a shop to have parents bringin in broken and misused bikes all the time thinking that they shouldnt break because its a name brand... my local bike shop wont sell a bike thats less than a grand. just because they want to detour away people away if they dont wanna spend good money on a bike. and that shop does great. its kinda wrong how theyw ork. but its how it is. bike are way to expensive but we still buy them. its all our faults lol
  • + 1
 That's fair enough. I mean I had a old rockhopper, with front suspension, as my first bike and if I hadn't bought a p2 when I did I would have ended up destroying the rockhopper within a year. So I guess it comes down to the buyer to pay attention to their kids and how much they are riding the bike and how they are riding it. I worked at a shop as a mechanic and there's no arguing how frustrating it is to see people that have abused their bikes come in and complain about things being broken or needing to be replaced. There's always the guy who goes: I bought this XTR so it would last! I refuse to believe that after two years of riding every day I should have to replace the chainring!!!

So it goes the same for kids bikes. Parents should be aware of the bikes limitations and their kids interest in the sport.

On a slightly different note. Your shop really only sells bikes over 1k? I mean there's plenty of sturdy and decent quality bikes under 1k. That p2 I had was like 700 back in 04. I guess if it works for the shop then there's nothing wrong with it.
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  • + 247
 If anyone is hating on trying to get new, lower income, people into riding a mountain bike, dirt jumping in particular, then you should check yourself. This bike costs less than my shifter and I can't wait to see some kids shredding it!
  • + 23
 You the man Cam.
  • + 41
 I am happy for Cam Zink that he can make a good living at this, I am happy that there are bikes everyone can afford, But I still HATE Walmart!!! In the words of the Boss "they brought death to my hometown"
  • - 49
 Cam - I thought that a tough, steel, low maintenance BMX is a great way for a kid to get into biking, dirt jumping in particular. Your shifter is over-priced. Bikes like Soulcraft or Lynskey cost so much because that is what those things do cost to manufacture. Because someone has a job, pays employment fees, insurance, pays taxes from revenue in your state, that go for the treatment of a kid that hurt himself on that bike, so he can get back to shredding. You can give that kid 50 of those bikes or a job so he can make his own one. Whatever you do is who you are - the consequences of your actions is what you have actually done - what you believe in, means absolutely nothing. I'm not preaching to you, because you are a true achiever so you not only know it, but you are one of the best in doing it. It's just that there is a hell of a world out there outside of biking
  • - 122
 If someone can't afford such bike, then maybe this is the "nature´s" way of telling us that this is how it's meant to be. Are there shortcuts to get invited to Redbull Rampage? And even if there were, wouldn't it be foolish to use them?
  • + 34
 man you should change your flag.. money and capabilities are not connected.. another american citizen added to the dumb population../ ..
  • + 86
 I completely agree with having a low-cost beginner bike such as this, to help get more kids on bikes. What I disagree with is having it being sold at Wally World. Walmart does nothing to help my local scene, and correct me if I am wrong, but ANY scene. My local shop is responsible for an annual 3 day mtb event that brings thousands of bikers to my small town, as well as maintaining and building miles of local trails. How about a low-end mtb that is sold at actual bike shops? Just givin some love to the guys who give it back to our sport....
  • + 25
 This isn't about getting kids on bikes, it's about more GLOBALISM. Just another SHAT made product for hard working lower wage income Americans to buy. Definitely not worth the money. And another shat bike on the market, so after the kid rides it a few times and breaks something, wheels it into the local bike shop and cost more money to fix. And I bet the dude at Walmart that builds this bike really knows what he's doing.
  • + 78
 Supporting Wal Mart is supporting the race to the bottom in terms of supporting low wages, slave-like working conditions, and the poor treatment of the environment that sustains our existence. Nothing to be proud of. If you work at a shop, the best advice you can give a customer who brings a bike like this into your shop is to advise him to return it to Wal Mart for a refund since they have a generous return policy. You will be doing yourself and the customer a favor, and if enough people did this Wal Mart would no longer sell bikes and the world would be a better place because of it.
  • + 20
 @EeehhZink, With all due respect, Is this bike safe? Will you throw down on it? "Sometimes good intentions have unexpected consequences."
  • + 4
 @cyberhawk

I don't think that wcartman is wrong. I just think he didn't wrote exactly what he meant...
I agree that money and capabilities are not always connected but we've to be honest- the better the bike (more expensive) the more it can handle and more we can expect from this bike (better capabilities). I think that DJ/FR bikes cost that much because their design/manufacturing process takes time,loads of testing hours and very precise building. That's why tthey cost so much and that's why not everybody is able to buy himself a new one...
BUT- a lot of people developing their skills is selling their bikes or parts cause they need better suspension, better frame, fs not a ht etc. And this is in my opinion a market that beginner should be interested the most- USED PARTS AND BIKES! Yes,U need somebody who could help U with the purchase, who knows a thing or two about bikes and DJ bikes precisly. I mean a friend who will help you verify if that frame is broken, was welded etc. For sure pretty much everybody from this site knows about extreme MTB more than a seller in Walmart!
And USED DJ BIKES in GOOD CONDITION are way more valuable purchase when we talk about jumping/street riding than that kind of SH*T from supermarkets!
I'd never recommend buying that bike to anyone! Loads of used Konas,Norcos,NS Bikes, Specializeds, Treks Giants etc. is out there waiting for your kid to take it for the first ride in the woods or skatepark or dirt jumps! And they're worth your money! This bike-a-like product above is surely NOT!

It's like buying a bike helmet in supermarket just to see that behind the ultra low price there's a lack of any safety certificate hidden...
  • - 10
 cyberhawk - don't be a stereotypical Euro, prejudiced towards United States, bitching on anyone from here, no matter what he says, even if he preaches anti-corporate beliefs. You base your anti-globalist beliefs on stuff written or filmed by American intellectuals. Most climatologists come from US. Your little, insignificant peninsula of Asia is blooming with hypocrites living a miniature of the life that we live here. You are just limited by the lack of space and resources, needs might be smaller but principles are the same - get more and make life easier, if necessary, at the cost of others. Walmart was selling similar bikes since years, thanks to expertise of Eric and Cam, this crap has gained this little bit more sense. At least there is no front mech on it, one bit of waste less. Nothing to be proud of but we will see what will come out of it
  • + 11
 There is only one reason hyper is selling these through Walmart , to make MONEY. Right now they don't even seem to care about young riders who may purchase the bike, they could at least sell it through some local bike shops to provide better service to kids and parents etc....
  • + 2
 Keep these bikes at out of shops. I work on enough crap walmart bikes as it is. They are right in that not everyone needs or can afford the the multi k bikes most of us ride, but selling those hypers would be an embarrassment. I do not agree with zinc's choices here, but can't say I'd do anything different if they offered me the deal hes getting.
  • + 48
 Did you all start riding on mini Treks or Haros? Did your parents have enough to buy fancy bikes for you every Christmas?
I rode and destroyed plenty of Huffys and Schwinns when I was little. I jumped and bent rims and broke chains and tore up cheap saddles and I learned how to replace tubes and use a chain tool and tighten hex bolts and care for a bike.
My littel Walmart BMXs were what made me the rider I am today. Yeah, it's great when we are old enough to work, save some money, and buy a decent bike, but stop bitterness toward low-end bikes.
Does your town have a LBS? Mine doesn't. It's small. The closest "local" bike shop is 45 minutes away. Sometimes, you just have to make due. When I was little, I wanted a Haro just like Mirra or Nyquist, but we couldn't afford one. The closest I came was a pair of Mirra's signature DCs in high school.
Now, kids who aren't as fortunate as most of you (I'm assuming), have the chance to be stoked on a Cam Zink bike. And pull your heads out of your butts- no kid will be hucking this thing 40+ ft or down mountains. They will be kids like me, little and learning and stacking firewood logs with some old sheat of plywood and making jumps, riding through their first homemade trails, and learning how to maintain a cheap bike because it's their prized possession and all they have.

Get over yourselves and be happy kids are getting some exposure to a big name in mountain biking. That bike is a lot nicer than what I got from Walmart 20 years ago.
  • + 13
 another BICYCLE SHAPED OBJECT destined for the garbage pile Frown


there is an old saying: "If you want to play, you gotta pay..."

kid on a low income would be light years better off, buying an affordable BMX from Mongoose, Haro, GT, etc.

cheap bikes are a false economy, and also a drain on the environment, they don't actually work properly and constantly break, until they finally fail to the point where they end up dumped in a back alley, or in the trash

they also put new riders off the sport as the riding experience is so miserable they don't get to appreciate the sublime beauty that is cycling on a good bike in any of its many forms! (road, mtb, hybrid, bmx, etc.)

it the same problems people face with any cheap sports equipment like cheap skateboards and roller blades, it can put them off for life

cheap Mountain Bikes are really bad news; an affordable BMX is a much better choice as you are not paying for derailleur gears or an undamped suspension fork; all the budget on a BMX goes into the frame, forks, wheels and finishing kit, and the single speed gearing is super durable

that's what I started on, a GBP£100 Raleigh Burner BMX made from high-tensile steel but was durable and lasted until I could work a paper round and buy a GT made from cromoly steel with Skyway Tuff wheels and Shimano DX pedals
  • + 2
 The impression I get is that not everyone here... if not most people here, myself included, won't have started with a great bike, you know, everyone has to start somewhere. I couldn't agree more with hamsteadbandit, it's just a shame that not enough manufacturers will do the same kind of "large sized BMX" or an off-road fixie with SS for entry level riders.
www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/beinn29.html
The above is quite a good option but is still quite expensive because it comes from a small company (and it has rear gears, adding to the price).
When I started out I was riding something definitely a bit shit and it took a long time to replace all the parts until it was something passable and not everone would have the same amount of patience and love as I and similar riders will have for this kind of thing.
But yeah these BSOs (i won't call it a bike) are a proper waste fo everyone's time; the client and bike shops. The reason being that everytime one of these f*cks up it costs quarter, half sometimes the same price of the original RRP to get it running again and then the bike shop has lost revenue and time working that out and the client has a useless lump of metal they paid €250 or whatever for... and then what a waste of materials and resources - shipping them around the world for production, assembly, packaging and then distribution.
It'll take Trek or Spesh or someone to release a reasonably priced SS MTB to put an end to this bull. Not this: www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/carve/carvepronedoverendlimitededition
  • + 3
 Im definitely about supporting your cause. Getting kids or people with limited financial resources, on a bike is so positive. I have contributed to and worked with charities and advocacy groups that have a similar agenda. It is so cool to see somebody who doesn't have practical access their own, especially high end, bike, to throw a leg over a new one for the first time. Many of us in the cycling culture have become so jaded by our shiny expensive 'latest and greatest' rigs parked in the garage, that we believe that everything that isn't high end is 'garbage'. The reality of this bike, is that kids will pedal it around their neighborhood, to school, take it off some 'sweet jumps', etc, and, perhaps find a love for a new sport or an interest in a different form of transportation. I really hope that Walmart isn't marketing this bike as a capable freerider or Rampage ready steed. There is a huge spectrum of bikes, as well as a huge spectrum of riders. I hope that you stand behind the product for what it really is. A beginner bike that gives access to the 2 wheeled lifestyle, to people that have a budget that fits this price point. I'm just having trouble getting behind the Walmart corp on this, based on their overall business model and employment practices.
  • + 0
 Cam, you're just throwing out straw men because you don't like the facts. There are plenty of Wal-Mart bikes out there, your name on the bike doesn't make this better than the others.
  • + 12
 Cam Zink's name is his brand - he can do what he wants with it. If he wants to have a pro model of maxi pads then so be it.

The armchair managers here need to cut him a little slack - every other sport has pro models at entry price points. Do you think hockey players bitch about having their signature curves available on entry level wood sticks? Do you think Tony Hawk selling video games was a terrible idea?

There are far worse things than getting more people on bikes. Even if only 2 in 100 get hooked and end up on better bikes that will grow our sport. And I hate to say so but even without the Cam Zink sticker these bikes will sell - he did not invent the $199 bike pricepoint.
  • + 2
 Hockey players have no choice, but that's not the point anyway.

Cam's point is that everyone in here who talks crap about Wal-Mart and Hyper also hates kids getting into bikes. Good point?
  • + 6
 Deathstar, I do agree that $199 is where the well runs dry in a lot of people's bike budget. We shouldn't exclude those people.
  • + 3
 I didn't read all the comments but I will leave mine. Sure, a $200 bike might get some kids interested in biking but one jump or techy ride will destroy it. You would be much better off spending $300-$500 on a used bike. "You get what you pay for."
  • - 1
 I agree that dk is pretty tempting
  • + 4
 But that's the thing, kids just getting into riding aren't going to be hitting big jumps or tech trails. They will likely be building little dirt jumps, making little ramps out of 2x4's a plywood, or jumping curbs and stuff. And bikes like this are fine. 25 years ago I remember all my friends started out on Huffy's and Kent's or some other hunk of shit from Toys R' Us and yes we eventually trashed them. But that let us know we were ready for better bikes and by time we reached our early teens in the 90's our parents saw that and we moved into real bikes like GT's, Mongooses, Redlines, Haro's etc when we started building bigger jumps and got into legit BMX racing.
  • + 0
 @wcartman HAHAHAHA- american interlectuals, you crack me up Big Grin
  • - 6
 So much vaseline here - no other shop than Walmart stocks such amounts. It's nearly sold out since the poor fellow has spoken Troll festival in full swing! Let the comment deleting begin.
  • + 3
 Like jake said Cam you the man... It must be frustrating trying to bite your tongue with all the trolls out there... First off what is the difference between a kids specialized @ 400+ with nearly exact same specs? wcartman is a complete egotistical duche which we have a lot of here in bend.. I like to try and support my LBS but they make it nearly impossible because they are so overpriced... Spend that money on tools and learn how to fix your own bike like kids on wal mart bikes can. The 60 year old guy at wal mart can probably fix/assemble a bike faster than most of the trolls on here..
  • + 5
 I would have enjoyed that bike when I was 9. I understand the case against Walmart, but the notion that everyone needs to begin on a "serious" bike seems wrong to me. I had department-store bikes before I got my first BMX and I loved them. I only wanted to bunny-hop curbs and do wheelies anyway. Smile
  • + 5
 So many people who don't understand global manufacturing. When you get a product into Walmart, you aren't making it yourself, boxing them up, and selling them wholesale to Walmart--they have their own supply chains, and have ridiculous, market-distorting buying power. All Hyper sold (we should probably use the word 'licensed') was the Hyper name, and maybe some ideas of how the bike should be spec'd. The phyical units come from China, just like lower-end bikes the LBSs sell. The diffence is that LBSs do not join together to buy in volume. They have a different business model, which has the bike designer (Spez, Giant) as a middleman, and enforcement of MSRP and local non-competition (car dealership model), and in exchange LBSs get a very small but pretty consistent profit margin. Walmart is a single, unimaginably large buyer/importer who can dictate pricing both from China and to the consumer. They can make $1 off each bike or $50, who knows? All the crying about bike quality and LBSs is misguided (except for the assembly comments--big box assembly is notoriously bad). All the crying about globalization undermining the standard of living in US, Canada, Western Europe--that is not misguided. We're f*cked. Good luck w/ that service industry job. //speculation
  • + 3
 O come on. No one's hating on low income types getting into riding. I'd donate to that cause. The hating is on Walmart and these trashbikes. This bike is NOT designed for actual dirt jumping, and you know it. I'll bet it's even written on there somewhere. And with good reason, I wouldn't trust this pos hitting Napoleon Dynamite's jump. For anyone actually looking to get into dj with only 200 to spend, please do some research, then go find a used bike that was actually manufactured to be ridden. You ain't gonna find anything nice for 200, but used on Craigslist is always better than new from Walmart.
  • - 5
 Is it provided by Obama like the free Obama phones in the hood? Plus there are no mountains in the inner city.
  • + 1
 Ok so LBS shops and big box stores sell cheap bikes.. The LBS's are hundreds more for a name on the downtube 90% of which are made in the same factories.. Do you think you are going around snapping frames right and left? The only people breaking frames are serious pros and idiots who don't know how to ride and abuse every component on their poor bike.. If you think a 10-12 year old is going to snap this frame you are an idiot... If you are 18 years old and buy this with no skills and try to gap a 20 ft dirt jump then you are an idiot... If you are someone on here... And there are a lot.. That don't know this a kids level bike to have fun on then you are an idiot.. I would have no problem buying this for my son..
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 So it's just like every other Wal-Mart bike. How is one more model a method of bringing mountain biking to the masses?
  • + 0
 The name on the bike brings awareness.. They will be like who is Cam Zink and then they will google it and they will see all the you tube videos and then they will go build a sketchy jump and they will buck that thing and crash a lot and maybe be the next Cam Zink. This is how it was with bmx back in the day.. Do you remember your parents contemplating if their 100# son was going to snap a steel bike frame? No because that would be stupid.. All of the over analytical farts on here need to remember their first bike
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 The frame on this bike is the only thing that might last. Does a 10-12 year old pedal? Use the brakes? Steer? This bike's crappyness is in the junk hanging from it. Don't be fooled, these are not the Huffys we had as kids. Those things were tanks. These are built so cheaply and so poorly, their lifespan is about a month, by design. And by giving them your dollars, you announce your approval of their exploitation of the low incomers and/or the uninformed... like yourself. And I say that based on your delusional LBS views. "THEY make it nearly impossible because THEY are so overpriced"?? Are you ****ing kidding me? Do you actually think THEY are responsible for the high prices of good stuff? Do you have any idea what kind of margin a typical local bike shop makes?... Oh wait, I just realized, you think the difference between this Hyper and a non-department store bike is the "name on the downtube". Sorry. Forget everything I said. Have a nice day (virtual pat on the head)
  • + 1
 Really good points. Still, Hyper was saying that they would make quality bikes at a good price (at least that's what I remember). I think that's what would help the sport more. I generally look at these bikes and imagine it in a bike rack at some college with a rusty chain and a grocery bag over the seat, but you're right, there is that other small percentage.
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 Frek - do you realize that most of the "junk hanging from these bikes" is low end components from companies like Shimano and SRAM? So where is the Shimano hate? the SRAM hate? Why no outrage at those companies? My guess is you'll still happily fork over hundreds of dollars for your XTR or Saint gear without any question right?
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 What..the low incomers like me? The mArgin on bikes at bike shops is about 10% that is why their bread and butter is in repair and service.. Where was your frame made china, Taiwan? You are a turd like I was talking about and that is why you responded.
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 Because freck is a f!#ck that is why
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 Your an idiot if you think bike shops sell bikes with only a 10% markup
  • + 0
 Do you work at a shop? Or own one? I doubt it
  • - 6
 No but I know people who do.. They don't make much at all on complete bikes or parts because they can't buy in huge bulk like price point or jenson that is simple economics like wal mart buying in bulk and saving money.. Any bike brand that makes it to wal mart is because they are made in a huge multi brand factory..
  • + 2
 Plush, How would I know anything about your income? No, I was clear about referring to you as "uninformed". It means without knowledge, but can also mean ignorant, simple, naive.
So much so, in your case, that I feel like I might as well be typing this to a tree. - that's called a Hyperbole. Have fun.
  • + 3
 Well your friends are lying to you because I know for a fact that bike shops make more than 10% on bikes they sell. I have seen distributor catalogs that list out all the wholesale prices. Why would a bike shop buy a $2,000 bike whole sale, then sell it retail for $2,200. Not happening playboy.
  • + 0
 Do you already forget your post and I quote"And by giving them your dollars, you announce your approval of their exploitation of the low incomers and/or the uninformed... like yourself." You can't even keep up with your insults so you are an idiot
  • + 4
 As far as I'm concerned there needs to be a whole lot less suspension and gear changes. My kids will ride home built bmx and rigid ss until they show me they need better, and they will be better riders for it. I wish the can bike was better for starters. Disc is good. Get rid of the rest of crap.
  • + 2
 It looks like the bike is targeted towards kids. Some kids choices are Walmart bike or no bike. I hate Walmart but I bet some kid will be stoked to have that bike so it's all good. It might get a kid started in mtb who wouldn't otherwise.
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 the problems with all of these "Bicycle Shaped Objects" is not the price, but that they are poor imitations of the "real thing" (an entry level mountain bike)

by apeing the visual aesthetic of the "entry level" mountain bike, uneducated consumers are suckered into wasting their hard earned wages on buying this junk for their kids; they do not understand the difference between the £150 Apollo or $200 Hyper and an entry level Specialized Hardrock

they then waste even more hard earned wages, regularly driving back to the supermarket or box store with the broken bike, and paying for repairs (which often mean the box store puts the faulty bike into the trash, and has their minimum wage "mechanic" build another new bike (costing $25) from a box, and give to the parent Frown


you don't need gears, a front mechanical disc brake and a sprung suspension fork on a budget bike, simply because the quality of those items is so poor that they don't offer any usable functionality

the "budget" spent on specifying these dubious parts that make the complete bike by the bike companies' 'product manager' is consumed by reducing the quality of the frame, wheels and finishing kit to accomodate the high relative costs of the Sunra derailleur gears, Lian-Li mechanical disc brake and unbranded suspension fork with its welded steel crown / stanchions

if they did away with all that junk, and concentrated the "budget" on a tough steel frame and rigid fork, simple caliper brakes and single speed transmission, robust finishing kit plus a reasonable wheel set (alloy rims on loose ball hubs):-

then the end users (kids) would have a much better riding experience which could get them into a lifetime of bike riding, and the parents will have a better life experience by buying a product that is robust, functions well for its intended use (backyard stunts and street riding) and is not constantly being taken back to the supermarket or box store for "repair".
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 Agree about all except the discs. Even crappy discs work surprisingly well. Except rode bikes and bmx every bike needs disc brakes.
  • + 0
 Maybe its just me, but I've found that crappy disc brakes are a nightmare to set up - and I have experince being a mechanic. Also they don't clamp evenly - one pad pushes and the other stays in a static position to brace against. This means that the pads wear down unevenly and that subsequently they're a nightmare to adjust further down the line. Also crap rotors are more prone to warping. For those reasons I'd rather have mid level v-brakes over crap disc brakes any day (given as they're about the same kind of price). V-brakes are more than adequate for the kind of riding that any beginners are going to do and they're super easy to wrench and replace parts on - great place to get started.
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 i agree that the bike is a great idea, but it should be sold at shops, not wallmart.
  • + 1
 @taletotell

crappy mechanical disc brakes just don't work effectively; unfortunately I speak with experience as a bike mechanic who has worked on too many of those cheaper brakes; I'd always recommend a budget rim brake like Shimano Acera V-Brake in comparison

cheap disc brakes require constant adjustment to maintain any semblance of braking power (if you can even achieve that aim!) and often just annoy the rider (and their mechanic) because of ongoing noise, cable contamination, lack of stopping power and rotor drag

even supposed 'quality' branded mechanical discs like Avid BB-5 are very poor imitations of budget hydro disc from Tektro or Avid; a problem with the more expensive and competent Avid BB-7 mechanical is that its the same price as a Shimano Deore Hydro brake!

during 2013 we are starting to see road and cyclocross bikes fitted with budget BB-5 and Shimano mechanical disc brakes and they offer no improvement over a cheap rim brake, apart from eliminating wear and tear to the rim braking surface which you would experience with a rim brake:- however, with the rim brake you can actually stop with confidence and enjoy a good range of modulation!
  • + 1
 As a former mechanic i say bull. Mech disc is better than v brakes. Cleaner, more reliable, less dependant on strait rims or dry trails, and way easier to adjust.
  • + 1
 its not so shit that its not going to work so fuck yeh!
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 but i agree with a lot of other people in a bmx would be better for this type of thing gears and suspension dont work so well on low budget..
  • + 1
 Me too yarno. Me too.
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 @taletotell

if you read my post, "crappy mechanical disc brakes just don't work effectively"

we are not talking about Hayes HMX-2 or Avid BB-7 mechanical disc brakes (these are both effective when setup well)

but the unbranded (or branded "Promax" "Ling-Li") super low budget mechanical discs you get on the sub entry level department / box store bikes

if you've worked on those kind of 'bicycle shaped object' you'd agree a reasonable v-brake like Tektro or Shimano Acera will actually stop the bike with confidence, compared to the awful cheap disc brakes I mentioned, which don't work no matter how darn hard you try to set them up Frown
  • + 2
 I saw a kid at my local pump track on a supermarket bmx, and he wasn't bad, but he was telling everyone how bad he trashed his bike, and he had this crazy southern accent. He said, "I was jumping on my bike, and I crashed, and I messed up the carburetor REAL bad."

White kids these days.
  • + 2
 Mfbeast12 - did'e sae it'uoz thaaet baaed? Oh he saed 's thaet Real baed? Cuz That sounded kind of gay, If he was gay he wasn' one of us yall! Cuz if he was gay from'round here, he'd be onedead mdrfkr! Just like those three protestants that stopped in that nearby motel. We know how to make it look like traespassin'!
And Sheriff Bronson always helps us anyways. He's a man of God! last week he shot a Mexican, he'uoz traespassin as well! Next mornin' we came to help Sheriff with the body. We said the prayer over the dead maaen and after Sherif said: that mdrfkr ain't takin anyone's jaeeb!
  • + 1
 wcartman i was uh, laughing when i did der read dat. you one furnny mdrfkr
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 F*ck Walmart... that's great if Hyper want to make a product that's affordable and aimed at people who can't afford better, but they don't NEED to involve big box stores. No reputable bike company should do business with a place so notorious for screwing each and every employee as badly as walmart...
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 yeah but like 90% of kids go to walmart for a new bike, hopefully this will catch their attention and encourage them to ride more..
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 @makonastinky,

You might be right, but, wouldn't it be nice to see affordable bikes moving into you LBS, and see 90% of kids buying their bikes at the LBS instead of Walmart? Just saying.....
  • - 1
 At an LBS the same bike would probably cost at least 50 bucks more which is a lot for the people that are supposed to buy them. If the kids really get into riding they'll want something nicer pretty soon and will find their way to a proper bikeshop.
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 There's a reason why that initial bike may cost $50 more though... Bikes at your LBS are assembled and adjusted safely and properly from box -- in essence, each bike gets a full tune up before going out on the sales floor. I can't tell you how many times we've had department store bikes come into our shop soon after purchase because of poor assembly. And often, they're assembled in such a way that actually makes them unsafe to ride. These aren't actual mechanics putting these bikes together, and the cost doesn't really mean much when you have to take the bike in for a full tune up right after purchase anyway...
  • + 1
 I bet half the people here shop at Canadian Tire, and they are so much better than Wal Mart.
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 How so? The bikes are equally poor quality and they definitely don't have more experienced people assembling them.
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 I don't care what wal mart does if it saves me money..
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 Good for you... All I'm saying is that, with my experiences seeing bikes like this come in improperly assembled, I would much rather suggest someone either pay a few bucks more at an LBS or buy used and get it checked out than throw their kid on a bike that could be potentially dangerous. If this bike is checked over properly afterwards and given a tune up, it could be fine for a kid to dick around on and have some fun...
  • - 1
 I agree that they are often assembled wrong.. But I would only order it shipped and assemble myself... Anyone who can't assemble a wal mart bike for their kid shouldn't be on this site
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 The issue is that people who are not into the bike culture think $200.00 is a lot of money for a bike. I can't tell you how many timed I have had conversations with people who inform me after that find out I am into biking that they got their kid a REALLY EXPENSIVE bike for $500.00. The debates we have in regards to supporting the LBS come into play here. I tried to buy my kid a bike from several bike stores when he first started riding (before I really got back into it again) and we couldn't get a sales person to give us the time of day. We went to Canadian Tire. The LBS is not a friendly place for new riders, and that will be their downfall. Have you ever seen a cheap bike on display next to the better kids bikes in a LBS so the salesperson could show the advantage of not getting the FS 24 speed bike for $200, and getting a basic BMX instead? I suggested that to a few of the LBSs and they didn't get it.

The advantage of this type of marketing is: kid buys bike (or parents) kid looks up Cam Zink, Kid startes reading about bikes and finds information on better bikes. Kid gets job, saves up and buys hand me down parts, or works really hard and gets first real new bike. We can't expect people to skip the introduction.

BTW, The first FS 16" wheel bike I bought my kid is still used at the cabin. All of the cousins have used it. None broke it over a 40' gap LOL!!
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 Support your local bike shop, not Walmart. Where would you take this bike for repairs???...its inevitable you'll end up walking through the doors of your lbs...lt is our responsibility as riders to teach the young ones to support their lbs, not the soul sucking enterprise of Walmart. This is obviously about the old mighty dollar, and I must say, zink is sending the wrong message!! The progression of the sport just took some steps backward...
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 Could not agree more
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 local bike shops are not friendly places for average people and that turns a lot of people off..i.e when they see how much little metal trinkets cost and how real bike enthusiasts have a less than stellar attitude towards people who own and ride bikes like this. Look through the eyes of the consumer, if they can go to Wally World and get this bike plus a week's worth of groceries for less than what a bike at the local shop costs, without getting a snooty attitude, why would they go to the local shop? It's easy for me and you to answer, but think about average people who don't eat breathe and sleep bikes.
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 I agree LBS are often times very snobby.. And repairs/ tunes are where they make their money so they shouldn't bitch about fixing any bike... Once people figure out working on a bike is pretty damn easy then LBS will only be good for local heroes to gather and convince each other how cool they are..
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 Thats cause your both from the states. To be polite downthere is a as frowned upon as being black..
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 This isn't the 70's anymore being white is frowned upon now a days
  • + 1
 cough cough black president haha before this gets out of hand let's just all agree that Hyper is a sick bike and move on
  • + 3
 All bikes are sick bikes if they have wheels and pedals
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 Coming from kamloops i see all sorts of riders and terrain. I would gladly buy my son a bike with cam zinks name on it and at a very decent price. If you guys haven't seen the super market bike segment then you aren't true riders, its not the name of the bike you have or how much you spent on it its the love of biking that makes us all want to do this. I'll support anything that gets more people on bikes.
  • + 0
 I was going to bring up supermarket bike vids.... Glad someone did.. People seem to forget that 30 years ago people were riding the crap out of cheap bikes cause that is all we had!
  • + 1
 You can still get a cheap bike, at a LBS store, while supporting a BIKE store and not a bloody warehouse store that doesnt need your money. That Huffy would be a POS. And who's putting the bikes together and servicing it for you after the parts start rattling and shifters/deraileurs start breaking? A minimum wage kid, not a guy thats likely been at his bike store for 10 plus years willing to work on a bike that was boughten from his store. A bikes more of an ivestment then just a cheap ticket price at Walmart.
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 how to reduce the value of your personal brand: sell out to Wally Mart
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 Also an effective effective way to flush any sense of integrity and self-respect down the toilet. Whatever dirty money Zink makes from this is lost down down the road by his association with Wal Mart and disposable garbage. Other manufacturers that pay him such as Deity don't want to be associated with this kind of garbage if they are smart.
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 Zink will be making dollars from this
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 Looks like a Session!
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 Already got beat to it turqoise....

Think this is Zink making an attempt to sell out?
  • + 14
 good luck to him. If you could still do what you love and make more money while doing it, wouldn't you do the same?
  • + 2
 Oh absolutely, and I'm not asking in a disrespectful way. I'm just curious to see if people are reading his intentions like I am.

Honestly I think it will not only benefit him, but the growth of our sport. Kudos to him!

Kids at the local skate parks ask me all the time how much my P.2 was, when they hear they the cost they are shocked. About time we get the younger generations who might not be able to afford quality bikes that we have something that won't fail them in a novice dirtjump/skatepark setting.
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 That bike will fail them. and when it does they can just go buy another because it'll cost about the same as fixing it. Disposable bikes are going to be HUGE in two years! zinc and hyper are way ahead of the curve here.
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 @NittyGritty

I'd agree that the price of a mountain bike suitable for regularly skatepark abuse is excessive

I'd always advise them to spend less, on a quality BMX from one of the big brands, cromoly-steel frame/fork/bars, sealed bearing hubs and bottom bracket with 3 piece cranks, cannot go wrong

BMX are so much more durable to own / ride in a skatepark than a MTB, and actually easier to ride in a skatepark environment = I speak as a rider starting on BMX in 1981 and MTB in 1986 and having ridden both regularly since those early days Wink
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 "Growth of our sport" - I can't describe how I hate such mindless way of thinking - stupid, short sighted optimism, parroting cliches of marketing with not a single second thought

NittyGritty you have obviously never built a trail, you have obviously never dealt with authorities when asking permission to build trails. People buying those, should not sit on any bike, ever! They don't make the sport grow, they give it a bad name. I am tired of coming to my jumps site and seeing things remade, then I have to pick up cans of monster energy lying all over the place. Disrespectful bunch of morons

And as hampsteadbandit says: BMX is the solution - it is fun and playful, yet it will teach you a few hard lessons - if you can't deal with it, you quit, buy XBOX and wank your life away
  • + 6
 "BMX is the solution - it is fun and playful, yet it will teach you a few hard lessons - if you can't deal with it, you quit, buy XBOX and wank your life away."

There is an unfortunate amount of truth in this statement. Many a middle school kid do I see going through this dilemma.
  • + 8
 @wcartman - Actually I have built and maintained many trails, and I did it for the better part of my youth before going off to college, 10+ years. So before you go rattling your mouth off, lose the preconceived notions because you look stupid. I was taught by the older kids to respect the trails because if we don't, the city officials will tear them down. I preached this to the younger kids as well. We used our own money to buy waste bins to keep at the trails, and we all did our part to remain civil people.

I've been to countless city counsel meetings, fighting to keep the trails in place. Putting in MY time and MY effort having petitions signed by the community to convince the city and officials that the trails provide a safe and respectable environment for riders alike.

And I'm sorry that you think offering affordable, "Hopefully of decent quality" bikes to kids from less privileged backgrounds is just a marketing ploy. You are clearly ignorant, and fail to see the cup half full. I can not even begin to count the amount of kids at the trails who would just come and watch us ride everyday after school, wishing they could afford a decent mtb.

So don't tell me that I am unaware of my surroundings and that I lack any bit of knowledge in the growth of our sport. I have been involved in the biking community all my life.

And finally, I'm sorry that you live with a bunch of white trashy kids who don't respect their community. That is why we as bikers and builders took it upon OURSELVES to teach younger kids not to be a*sholes, and that if they wanted to ride the trails, they would have to keep them clean. Maybe you should do the same.
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 Looks like a good rig for rampage
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 ...be like riding a banana off a cliff...
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 Worm-Burner, really an epic comment Big Grin Like it
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 I want to see Zink riding this bike.
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 That would be freaking awesome, and also a great marketing, if he somehow managed not to break it during the shoot.
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 Zink himself or someone riding like him is just not the target group. Aim of this rig is not to stand pro riders. Kids will be made happy with this bike, we need to reduce arrogance a bit.
  • + 3
 @kerberos: Would U let your kid, younger borther/sister or even friend hit some jumps on that thing?
Sometimes the THING for a KID or BEGINNER should be as tough as it gets, cause the beginner or specially a kid has a special unique combo: "no skills with no thrills" - that means they have no riding skills, no experience, no idea what they're capable of, no idea what should and what shouldn't be done on a bike and what are the consequences of crashing on a bike.
I think that for this ammount of cash there's no way that this bike has even a single part (and Im not takin' about the frame which is of course the most important thing and should be a very high quality product if we're talkin' about DJ) you could trust it won't break when U hit the first jump and not land it straight!
Even things like pedals or grips or even a headset mean something! If you're rollin' in to a jump and your pedal will fall of/ grip will move in your hand just before the take off U're boiled my friend...
And please tell me,that for a price of a 1/2 good DJ frame or one quality DJ fork- Suntour Duro for example U can build whole DJ bike! U must be joking! Smile

I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who's lookin' for a bike for a kid who want to start journey with extreme MTB.
That's the bike for a kid with only city riding aspirations that only wants his bike to look good. That's all!
  • + 5
 kids are also lighter/smaller and will be hitting things with less energy so the bikes will stand up better than they would under an experienced bike thrasher like Cam Zink. The BMX bikes I rode when I was 8-10 years old came from department stores and lasted me fine. There are three basic rules to anything you're building...strength, weight, price. You can have two of those to your advantage. In the case of a department store bike (which lets face it, due to economies of scale, gets you a heck of a discount) they chose strength and price, so the weight is going to be high. I'm betting for that bike, even with only a 1x7 drivetrain and a small frame size, its going to be close to 35 pounds. Same thing goes for bicycle stores... looking at the 2013 price list for a major brand that I won't identify, they have SIX pricing tiers that are dependant on quantity a dealer orders. If you order 19 or less units total you're a level 0 dealer, 20 to 29 you're level 1, 30 to 59 level 2, 60 to 89 level 3, 90 to 149 is level 4 and 150 or more is level 5. Now looking at the price for one particular model, from level 5 to 0 the wholesale prices vary by about 15% and at best only amount to about 40% off the MSRP. That's for one independant dealer though. Now imagine you're walmart and you order tens of thousands of units. Think how cheap your prices are.
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 I bet Zink could jump on that thing and out ride any of us on some jumps
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 I like to hear they are trying to get everybody into riding and i respect that. But you couldnt pay me to walk through those doors, i hate that company.
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 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jazb24Q2s94

Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices.

The world should hate that company. It is toxic for so many reasons.
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 People seem to forget that these guys are making a living at biking - It's good money sense for Zink - the window is small and he's capitalizing on it. Unfortunately, most everyone who buys a bike from Walmart, has no clue who Cam Zink is - may as well say Brad Pitt.
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 I honestly think that this is just wrong...
I'm not saying that we shouldn't get more and more kids into DJ and FR riding,but in my opinion this is the worst way to do that!

Come on Guys, honestly what kind of a DJ FRAME (purposly wrote FRAME not BIKE) costs just 200$?! And we're talkin' about the whole bike! It would be more acceptable if that was the single speed rig- no shifters, gears, single brake etc. In that terms price would be very very low, but not suspiciously low! I've got no idea what kind of a parts are mounted to this "bike-a-like" product,but I wouldn't let my kid ride that anywhere except foam pit or as a lake bike! I would be so worried that my child is going to hurt him/herself because of a poor quality of this product that I would probably have problems with sleeping during the nights! Smile

Did it pass any serious safety tests? Did anyone test it o jumps, skatepark etc.? I seriously doubt it!
This kind of product is suppose to take a lot of beating! It's not for the PRO level riders- that's for the kids starting their journey with extreme MTB! They've no skill, no experience, no one to tell them what should be done and what definetly shouldn't and for sure a lot of crazy&foolish ideas in their mind!
And I don't blame them for that- they're just kids- that's their privilege! But I would blame myself for letting my kid ride this piece of crap because I wanted to save few houndred $ on kids health and safety!
It's way better to buy a "normal" MTB ride for a kid and then upgrade it step by step to the DJ bike level. I've started my riding on the bike from a supermarket and on the first crash I bent my fork and broke the frame... Not saying that bikes for 200$ are worthless but for sure they're worthless a s a DJ and FR bikes!
Honestly, not a best move from Cam Zink... :/

On the other hand that bike is aimed to the kids that probably just want to look cool and they'll never hit any drop bigger than curb!
Hopefuly...
  • + 1
 This is a bike representative of the Industry and Sport that can be found at Walmart. ...pretty-sure noone will be sent into a tailspin w/ the $199.00 pricetag and buy five of them for the price of a second bike. Attempting to find a general customer-base within Walmart-type outfits should be expected (I think at least), it does little to draw bad-influence upon Cycling.

And, stigma from Walmart -- Hyper can simply abandon the effort should Walmart continue derogatory Business ethics and labor practice.

Done-right, Hyper can be another brand which introduces Fair Labor and Practice on a Global-scale and then maintain it.

Really, at a quick glance the bike looks like it is tied together. It looks like my first Hardtail.
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 If there's any problems with the bikes the CPSC will force a recall, but like all bicycles I'm sure the actual warranty card that comes with the bike will list all sorts of exclusions which the parents will never read and kids wouldn't follow anyway, and walmart has a pretty liberal return policy anyway.

As to how much a frame costs... in actuality, a proper DJ frame only costs around $25 to $50 wholesale at the factory in china or taiwan. That the fancy brands mark them up so much is a problem with the bike industry itself knowing that the people who buy from LBSs will pay a premium for stuff for a certain name or brand loyalty, or because they've long since been fooled into thinking they HAVE to pay more for stuff because of where they are. Consumers for the most part, put up with that, for convenience. Its the same reason canadians who don't shop online and don't have easy access to the USA, continue to pay significantly higher prices for drugs, books, groceries, consumer goods etc, than in the USA, even though our dollar has been at almost identical parity to the US dollar for much of the past two years.

A full on 29er hardtail frameset with lugs, butted chromoly tubing, fillet brazing and tig-welding, and a rigid fork can be ordered for about $90 (plus shipping) from mega-factories in taiwan like Maxway, complete with paint if you're placing an order for quantity. A small boutique brand would then turn around and sell those framesets here in north america for around $350 per frame at dealer wholesale who then turns around and sells them at about $600 retail.
  • + 1
 For reference, I bought good quality double butted cromoly steel for a BMX I'm making for my son. I spent a whopping $80.00 on it. Imagine what the factories get mild steel for when they buy tons of it?
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 Walmart makes my head hurt...
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 Why not sell these bikes at a LBS? Why Walmart which most of us know does some evil business practices.

I would think it would help out the bike community even more so if kids went to a good bike shop to get real help from expert bike peeps at the same time keeping these bikes cheap.
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 what makes you think a LBS would actually agree to sell these?

i'm not trying to be a jerk, but i doubt local shops would even be interested in "selling" these bikes like they do with big boy bikes, parts, and services. LBS's actually sell the experience of learning and growing as a mountain biker. if i worked at a LBS, i don't feel i would be interested in pushing inferior products that will be outgrown in a summer of shredding, and i doubt most customers would want that.

the difference is that walmart shoppers never walk into the store looking to "get sold", and largely they aren't having expectations for support on walmarts products.

truth is though, nothing has done more to get people into the sport than redbull, gopro, pinkbike (not a plug, i promise), and good homies who are already into it.
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 @Gerhards, I couldn't agree more! Smile
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 LBS' are supporting the trails in your neighbourhood, are involved in trailbuilding and maintenance, create a mtb community and keep the stoke up. Walmart sucks resources out of your local community and eventually kills small business. I see it all the times here in BC's Interior. I feel sorry for our local bike mechanics who are the ones who will eventually have to deal with the cheap Walmart and Canadian Tire bikes when they need repairs.
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 SOME LBS's may do that, but by and large most do not. The Ottawa/Gatineau area has a million people, more publically accessible trail riding opportunities that most regions of canada, around twenty LBSs and only THREE of those actively support the local trail networks. Most of the shops are very roadie-centric or do bicycles as a seasonal add-on thing only. The Tommy and Lefevre chain, of which I think there are 5 stores currently is a GOLF store 100% of the year, that sells bicycles only during the warm months and skis in the cold months. In the warm months all the ski stuff is packed away and vice versa in the winter (making it impossible to buy a bike from them in the winter or get your bike you previously bought from them serviced).
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 I just don't see Local Bike shops and stores like Wal-Mart in direct competition. My local bike shop doesn't sell anything less than probably $500 when it comes to an adult bike. Unfortunately that's out of the price range of many so they go to Wal-Mart. But to me that doesn't hurt the LBS because that person couldn't afford the bike there anyway. I just see the LBS and the big box store operating in completely different worlds.
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 @deeeight
Interesting, it's different here. Without the leadership of the LBS we would not have legalized trails, kids' rides, group rides, etc... Guess, I'm thinking more of the smaller, individually owned shops.

@sino428
I get your point, but here our local shops try everything they can to hook kids up with good bikes. Often for a very reduced price or with used bikes. It becomes more a philosophy, get the kids involved in the local scene, teach them a thing or two about bike maintenance and trails, etc...

Bottom line for me is, the more kids go out and ride, the better. I've just seen how the big box stores are hurting our small local communities and are super opposed to folks leaving their cash there.
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 I see you're overall point about how stores like Walmart hurt the local businesses, I'm just saying when it comes specifically to bikes, I don't see the competition so much, at least in my area anyway. The LBS's dont have any interest in selling the cheap stuff and the people that would be into the cheap stuff wouldn't have any interest in going to buy what's available at the LBS. They aren't selling the same product. But in other area's they are, and that's where the local business gets hurt.
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 I'm not advocating on behalf of Walmart here or any other box store nor am I in disagreement that purchasing from an LBS is where it's at. It's a conflicting matter really. On one hand you get an affordable bike that is capable enough for a beginner that your LBS could never afford to sell. I deal with it all the time. The box stores sell the bikes at such incredibly low margins that it's a volume game, that's how their model works. Buy them by the container load straight from asia to keep the cost as low as possible. It saves both the buyer (walmart) and seller(hyper) big bucks and energy. Your LBS could never afford to provide a quality assembly and follow up service for $199, they'd be in the hole after just building it up. For now the LBS loses the sale but hopefully they'll have the next one when the kid is into mountain biking and can only get a new bike through the LBS. In fact maybe the LBS never would have had the business had it not been for the $199 starter bike. Wishful thinking perhaps....

or

All the users on pinkbike instead of squirreling away their old usable parts can work with a friend(s) to get a bike built up and find a kid in need in your neighborhood to get them rolling proper.
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 if thats a 26" I may have just found my new lake bike.
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 great minds think alike
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 uhhh...I'm pretty sure they get paid hourly, I don't think walmart pays commission.
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 Walmarty pays their employees???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 The reviews about the bikes on the wallmart website... hahahahahaha I dare them to take 1 ride down the local trails here with that bike, if they make it till the end, i'll buy them a real bike!
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 I meant doesn't come out like a cheap fake. Stupid typo.
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 After reading all the comments I feel a little disappointed. We end up coming off like a bunch of elitist. No, this is not a high quality bike, but I bet it will be loved by a kid somewhere. Should we check ID's at the trailhead to make sure that everyone riding meets the criteria of a 'True Mountain bike rider?"
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 @jaih: exactly! I can't believe that I actually read through all this pissy negative crap. Like it's the first time standards were lowered by Wal Mart.

I dislike Wally World as much as the next person, but I would have been soo stoked to get that bike as a child. All of the bikes that I rode growing up were hand-me-downs or yard sale bikes that sometimes had to be pieced together. Didn't have my first NEW bike until I was into my 20's.

The truly sad part for me is that many low income Americans will still scoff at spending $200 for a bike when they still have the means to get a smart phone & data plan, cable TV, and other B.S. that I do just fine without. Maybe they can take an EBT card to buy this bike.
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 Cam Zink probly aint makin that much off this deal as is the brokers for the chinese companies reaping the profits. Great for them and the ongoing asian assault of crappy products hitting our shores. we should all be ashamed. Companies like Fox and Sram are just as much to blame. Falsely pricing their products so high that bikes like this become the only option for some. Same country of origin. Large quality difference. Paying the engineers high salaries and plane rides to taiwan and elsewhere. Tech has'nt changed since 1993 to 98 on most bikes Suspension same hydro brakes same. Different packaging. Higher prices. Progress is getting kids on quality bikes. Not mass produced landfill. Congrats walmart. and Cam Zink. you should be proud. But who can blame you. Just like Lance grab, grab, grab. Don't worry everbodys doin it. How bout giving up one (or more) of your "real " bikes to a deserving kid every year. I hope you do already.THESE BIKES ARE JUST DANGEROUS AND YOU ALL KNOW IT!!!!
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 Straight to the point!once proud manufacturer of all goods Made in USA todays weak paper economy...
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 Am I the only person who checked the date upon reading the title to make sure it wasn't April fools day?
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 LOL, you don't know what month it is? I'm Canadian, Vancouver born and raised(living overseas) but I've never been that "dazed". WEAR A HELMET BUD! ^^
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 sorry i only read this now but your reply deserves this post
images.wikia.com/creepypasta/images/0/07/This_post_gave_me_cancer.jpg

its called a joke bro
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 ok.... who f..ing cares really? Isn't the point to get on your bike and ride... If you need to pay a lot to have fun your blow up doll is on order... Otherwise, let people have a chance on whatever they can afford.
Ride what ever you can get.
Shred on!
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 People who are exploited to they own boundries...they care...and yes of course it is to bring cycling to the poor kids...make people earn decent money so they can afford proper bikes for they children and something better to eat than bigmac...do you really belive they are doing this for a common good?hahhaha it is all about profit
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 Hmm. I was going to but the new Deity Cam Zink signature bar, but now knowing this has just put me off.
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 That's the whackest thing I've ever heard... You think deity will be on a Wal-Mart bike... Shame on you
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 I think people need to get past the fact that a company may lend their brand name to low end products. The stuff from companies like Hyper and Mongoose and Diamond Back etc that you see in Wal-mart has nothing to do with the higher end bikes. All they are doing is lending name to cheaper mass produced bikes. It's no different than the Burton or Ride snowboard gear you see in chain stores like Sports Authority. You can buy an entire Burton snowboard package for $400. But that doesn't make their high end stuff any less awesome. Those cheap board and binding models don't even show up on Burton's web sites or catalogs. I have no idea if Hyper's high end stuff is any good, but that will be determined by how it performs, not the fact that they sell cheap branded bikes at Wal-Mart.

And I think some people need to get off their high horse here. I personally would never buy a bike or snowboard like this because it won't meet my demands, but not everyone needs or wants a high end equipment. For a guy who's snowboarding entails a few trips a year to his local hill to ride groomers, the $400 package is more than enough. Same goes for the guy who might just be looking for a bike to tool around at the park with his kids. The Wal-mart bike is fine. He doesn't need $1000 bike or even a $500 which is probably the cheapest thing my local bike shop even sells.

Also, most of these cheap bikes come equipped with cheap low end components from Shimano and SRAM. Why isn't anyone complaining about that? Those big box bikes are loaded up with cheap Shimano components but you all still run out and spend hundreds of dollars on your XTR and Saint stuff. Why no outrage there?
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 Great!american dream comes true at wallmart!do they still use there those disposable people who work for less than minimal wage ans have no insurace?
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 Do you think the Walton family knows or cares who Cam Zink is or what he does? They, most likely, believe he works for them.
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 @louiscypher: It all really started to make sense for me when corporations started to use the term "Human Resources". Pardon me, I am a person, a Human Being. Not a resource to be mined, used up until nothing is left, then move on to the next resource. Aaah, next outsourcing. The degradation of society by way of the almighty dollar!
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 at last, we can do a flip-whip-snap on 1st ride!
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 I worked at a summer camp in Tahoe and we had little 24" walmart full suspension mountain bikes for the youngest kids and they rode those on mountain trails with no problems. little kids who aren't hitting stuff hard don't beat bikes up like full sized riders. I would probably break this bike in half but it will work just fine for younger riders who aren't hitting anything big and they honestly won't know the difference between this and a legit mountain bike. Somewhere this will be a 12 year old's prize possession.
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 Ooh boy, I can wait to start fixing these 3 weeks after purchase, with forks on backwards, limit screws turned all the way in, tires on reversed brake and shifter lines all over the damn place. And best of all, putting a good tune on it and doing it again in a month. Job Security for bikeshops! Big Grin
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 Love the idea of an entry level DJ bike to get more kids into it... But not so much that its being sold at Walmart. I'd rather see a low income kid buy a used DJ bike from PB for $300... Or simply just save a little bit more to get an entry level DJ bike from a bike retailer.
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 Nah they should just carry them at lbs's. I know it's stupid cheap but if you walk into your lbs and see this next to a specialized pseries...I know I'd get it to start then work my way to a better bike.
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 The only thing that would be better than watching Cam Zink ride one of these bikes would be to see him attempt to fix it afterwards.
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 Jesus,that was magic! Hahahaha! Big Grin
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 great idea.
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 i finally have some respect for you protour
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 Have any one of you honestly ridden a 'Hyper Cycles' bike? They aint too bad. The frame is good, the rest of the parts are throw away. Why arent people bashing SRAM or Shimano for selling parts to NEXT or Pacific? Alexa rims sells to them. So does Weinmen, Geax, Contiental, WTB and a slew of others. Seriously guys? Quite the hate. Not everybody's parents have the means 'or the lack of brains at times' to charge a AtomLab or a NS or a Blackmarket for their kid. Im stoaked on this! And to those who bash Cam, again, seriously? Do you know how much a year pro riders make? Not much. They have families to feed as well and retirement to plan for as well. Check yourselves and grow up.
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 Good idea but woul be better as a full ridge, cheap sus is ether way too hard or way too soft. I had a bottom of the line saracen jump bike when I was a kid 18yrs ago, 50mm forks that bottomed out dropping a curb topped out doing a wheelie. And then when all the bits broke after meer months(the frame still survives to this day with its 9th owner!!) My parents were afraid to buy a more expensive bike thinking the same would happen

avoid this company's really shouldn't make shit quality to make money they should make bikes with pride and also dropping pro endorsements would also save a few £'s
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 It's got reflectors!!!! Fancy!
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 Relax guys, it's just a basic bike being sold at Walmart. Don't start throwing Cam into the realm of people "selling their soul." It looks like a very basic entry level mountain bike/dirt jumper that can potentially bring more people into this sport. Don't tell me when you started out mountain biking that you only went to local shops to look for an entry level bike to give them the business. If you did, good for you. But the majority of people may not even be in the market for a bike and can stumble upon this while shopping at Walmart and get totally swept by the sensation of riding a bike. When they need maintenance performed, guess what, they'll go to a local bike shop and/or get a pinkbike account for useful information and "how-to's." Then, once they've progressed, they'll buy a higher quality bike, and it won't come from Walmart. So chill out and look at the big picture!
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 Pinkbike or someone should do a ride report (without replacing any component) then get back to us with your thoughts, maybe then the merit of this bike will be confirmed or denied! Mongoose has bikes for sale there, does that make them a bargain too? Maybe I am in the minority, yet I would rather build up a bike or hand down one of my old bikes to my child before throwing them on this - and if my bike is too big, they can ride the BMX in the meantime.
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 It's great for getting young kids into riding and helping the sport grow. That said, I work at a shop and we are constantly getting brand new Wal-Mart bikes coming in the door that have been built incorrectly. Non-adjusted derailleurs, cables routed over the handlebars instead of under, forks on backwards, loose pedals, it's scary. If I was the owner of a company like Hyper that made high-end, quality bikes, I wouldn't want my name on bikes that are built by Wal-Mart employees who are paid by the bike, not by the hour.
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 not for nothing i have worked in bike shops on and off for 15+ years and have seen "Non-adjusted derailleurs, cables routed over the handlebars instead of under, forks on backwards, loose pedals" often on bikes coming from a bike shop. it not the place, it's the person that builds it. just recently i re-built a friends fork serviced at a "high-end" bike shop. the oil levels were way off, the top caps were loose enough for me to turn by hand, and the knobs are not positioned correctly. if the person with the wrench is a nob and or doesn't really care it doesn't matter where they work, that bike will suck
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 Kids should start on tough, easy to maintain bmx bikes. What are these kids gonna do when their $20 forks break down after 2 rides, or their $10 derailleur is shifting like garbage? Do they take it back to walmart and have the kid in the back service the forks and adjust the derailleur?
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 Kids start riding on whatever mom and dad buys them, that's how it is for 99% of kids. The kids who save up paperboy money to buy their dream bike... that shit really only happens in television and movies. Most kids only start riding bicycles because their parents make them do that. This is how things are in the real world.
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 what a shame!
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 Also, hyper's brand manager - eric carter "we do a lot of business with
wallmart and we're proud of that", forgive my ignorance but is that THE
eric carter? Seems incongruos considering his style and attitude of old.
I geuss things change. he's making a living from the bike industry, which
he deserves.
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 K you purist snobs If your first bike was a $1000 bike then lucky you. I can ensure 99%
Of us got out first bikes through dept stores

It's about the pedal. Not the skinny jeans with your boxers out the top?

False profits you haters are to this industry...
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 Peopel are gonna work hard to get the bikes they want. i worked my ass off to get my bikes I have had. No one just handed to me. And my bikes all have been worth $1000 to 1500.
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 see mountain biking isnt like bmx or dirtbikes its not that big yet but its all about the ride an the experience at lest thats how i see it. an i try too tell a lot of people to ride mountain bike. an i cant stand malmart but if someone can get a ok mountain bike from malmart an try the sport out an see how it is thats good with me and fuck all you rich peolpe talking shit on that bike u got to start some where at lessest i did.
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 Pretty embarrassing for Hyper and Cam that the first product they put out is completely the opposite direction of where they said they were going. If Cam wants to have his name on this bike, neat for him, it won't illegitimize whatever high quality stuff they put out. But they need to make good on what they said and put out high quality stuff. Hope this comes with sensus grips.
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 Its not as if this is the first budget bike ever produced, fair play to zink for getting some dollars out of this deal, not averyone can afford a high spec bike so if some kids get to enjoy speeding around their local park and jumping off kerbs instead of vegging out on their xbox then its a good thing?
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 People are seriously complaining about this? Yeah I work at a LBS and hate to see people come in on haggard "Walmart bikes," but this looks to be the most dialed one yet. This is better than my first real mountain bike, a Trek!!

Good work EC! Stoked to see your bikes at Thee Otter!!
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 Right, no one is forcing anyone here to buy the bike or shop at Walmart. We are still a free country and options are good. What works for one person may not work for another. In reality almost all of our frames are made in Taiwan and probably from the same factory that made this one.
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 Something Wal-Mart this way comes...
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 Affordable bikes: great! Walmart: awful.
They've made a fortune exploiting people all over the world. Most top-brand bikes are heavily overpriced, but you just CANNOT build a $199 bike if you're paying the people that manufacture it a fair wage. Shame on anyone involved in this.
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 this is just pathetic, after working in a bike shop for the past 10+ years. Ive seen the severity of what can happen to cheap bikes. So THANK YoU hyper, for giving me more shitty bikes to constantly have to fix and repair rather then a quality product that doesnt
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 erm sounds like thats a good thing for you - its bikes like this that help you stay in business unles you are like many LBS nowadays who only cater for those big " kids" that drive up in their executive cars and ask you to custom build them a 10,000 dollar bike and you kiss their booty and rape their wallets!!!
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 They're alot of you looking at this the wrong way, and probably have never seen or layed hands on this thing. But If you think about it. as long as that is an ok steel frame it can be upgraded like anything else. And 200 for a ok steel dj frame by it self is fair. I would like to think there is more to it than you think.
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 Why do we want the Pros in mountain biking to bee poor? I have never heard of this going on in any other sport.... How angry are you Euro's about you'r favorite footballer's making money... or (god forbid) they sell a football at a large chain? If people hate shopping, or working at Walmart STOP! That's the way you hit them back.. how many people, who have reacted to this, have spent $ at Walmart in the last month?
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 not sure what to think of this...although an affordable option for a rider starting out cant be a bad thing!
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 A- Cam is not a sell out. He has put in more work and has more balls and vision then any of you, and has for years and years . That is why he has a bike in the largest retail chain and none you don't. He's done so much to promote and push this sport to new levels, 99.9% of you will never be able to say that.
B- For a lot of us our 1st (2nd, 3rd) bike was a department store POS. You don't buy 16 year old a corvette for their 1st car, just like you wouldn't buy a $5000-$6000 wonder bike for a kids 1st bike. they wouldn't be able to appreciate it or be able to use it even close to it's ability. A lot of people can't afford to spend $1000+ on a bike, so don't hate them for riding something cheap
C- It helps promote the sport to a wider audience. This is a very good thing. as somebody that grew up playing "team sports" mountain biking is way way better.
D- having your name on a product that you might not use is not lying, it's called business weather you like it or not, good or bad. And it's done all the time, that's the reality.
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 My first mountain bike was from the 90's, it was a mongoose hard tail and it was my moms get around town bike, I decided to take it to a local trail knowing nothing about mountain biking, it was there I fell in love with the sport. With a bike that cost no more than $200. A few weeks later I wrecked that bike but my mom saw how much I loved the sport, so she surprised me with a Giant Revel 1. Best birthday present ever.
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 I may buy one for a pump track/ townie bike, upgrade as parts break, just to piss off the LBS. I for one would never consider buying from a LBS ever again. I can service every part of a bike(forks,shocks, tuneups,TIG weld if needed). To me they are a total rip-off, they sell the same Chinese junk for twice the price as Walmart or Target, it just has a different sticker. IMO high end bikes are way overpriced, partly due to LBS profit margins. Did you know you can get a race ready dirt bike for the price of some mountain bikes, same R&D for geometry and suspension(rolling chassis, but lacking all the cost of building a motor. What gives? Most LBS dont deal in high end just overpriced mid level bikes, high end you have to order, I never wanted to support shops that didn't support my segment of the sport. So Mail order it is. How many of you have mail ordered a part? Shame on you.

Yeah buddy, First post, let the whining begin.
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 While getting more kids from all socioeconomic levels into the sport is applaudable, Walmart can go eatadik. I would rather support a local bike shop with good service and knowledgeable staff than a big box store. Plenty of sub $500 bikes in mine. And payment plans available as well. My guess is that Hyper doesnt have a distribution or reputation that LBSs want to pick up. Making inroads at Walmart isnt going help your brand. Nor does slapping an Athlete endorsement on such a product help advance the brand other than perhaps some extra cashola to said athlete.
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 "Shit honey just got me a kitchn sink mountain bike down at wallies, and that bag of kitty litter u been bitching bout." Woo eee can't wait to mount my cup holder on it....
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 I was 9 years old. My parents had just divorced. I always had Schwinn stingrays etc. But after that she couldn't afford much so I ended up on a huffy from JcPenny, well after the second frame bent they said I must be doing something to them. They were right. I was riding, wheelie'ing, and jumping the crap out of the 8 hours a day. Finally when I was 11 I got my dream bike, a Webco, I rode that bike till I was 15, when I got a Redline. The point is that was 40 years ago. Without those cheapo bikes,I could have lost my passion. Who knows, a walmart bike may save a kids life or give us the next Eric Carter.....
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 How about it opens mt biking to more kids. Instead of grabbing a pacific they can get a cooler bike. My first bike was a Columbia......37yrs ago. That bike changed my life!!! I'm lucky to have 2 high dollar bikes....not everyone is so lucky. I hope CZ gets paid because he's earned it. Haters will call him a sellout. I call him an ambassador to the sport we all enjoy.
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 I don't have a problem with cheap bikes to get more people into biking and sure, some of the top of the line brands make you pay a fair chunk for the name. And if someone like Zink wants to attach their name to that's not for e to judge, especially since I have no clue what the deal entails. My problem is that Wal-Mart bikes are gonna break easier than quality brand name bikes and I think people need to realize that. Components like disc brakes and chain guides added to a $200 bike cannot be expected to perform like a brand-name brake but give consumers a false sense of capability and quality.
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 I would have ridden one of these while i was saving up for my first real bike. Isn't much worse then the Ironhorse I took off 9 foot drops and such on.. Also, I really wanted a hyper when I was a kid.
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 I have no objection with inexpensive bikes I pretty much grew up on a trek 3700 but it is important that parts arent proprietary because smashing up the bike is inevitable and Walmart is the enemy of every local business and we need to support the local economy and bikes should be sold at a bike shop where they can actually be serviced and advice can be given.
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 Well that's just great it's bikes like this that make people quit riding cuz they ride pieces of crap like this and think that this is what cycling is and never get a taste of real riding and quit
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 Some of you people are so disrespectful. I hate to know that some of you are really who is representing the mountain bike scene. Some of you guys sound like stuck up skiiers, which you may be, but not everyone can afford even the lowest end bikes that quality companies produce. I don't necessarily agree with them being sold at Walmart but stop being so ignorant to the economic state of our country right now.
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 First everyone bitches about wheel sizes, now people talk shit about a kid being able to get a decent bike for the money.. I don't think wal mart is awesome but if they have something I need for cheaper imma buy it... And Zink probably made a pretty penny from that deal at the same time giving the kiddos a little inspiration AND bringing mountain biking a little more mainstream exposure..
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 There gonna be as good as sportcheck bikes wich suck becuse every kid well almost every kid thinks that there walmart bije orbsport check bike is the best and then they always brake and kids start to cry sometimes but honestly I tell them work for a godd bike your parennts cant buy u every thing and I say look at me I payed for every thing on my bike and it never brakes
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 You know, I had a Huffy (1989-1990) from Walmart as my first bike with a coil front fork that I had to take apart and remove a lock nut for the forks to actually work. That bike got me into riding along with various dirtbikes. The fact is this bike may not be top end but has all the basics to instill what is required for riding today. That's enough for me. I bought my son and daughter FS Mongoose's for Xmas. Perfect for a stage where you do not know if a child is really going to get into the sport and if they do what aspect they will like.
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 Cam Zink is an athlete. (a damn good one at that!) Guess what athletes do? Sign promotional contracts and merchandise deals. Derek Jeter has a signature tee ball bat line, Shawn White has a signature back yard plastic snowboard, and now Cam Zink has a Walmart Bike. Fact is, the people who will buy these products will ALWAYS buy these products from walmart regardless of whos name is on them. People who want to shred will still go to a local bike shop. No sense in getting all bent out of shape about it. Its all about the dollar. This has nothing to do with MTB.
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 Someone who truly loves others as much as he loves the sport
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 I have mixed feelings on this one. On the one hand, cool, kids from low income families like the kind I came from, can afford a new bike, and try the sport out, without having to shell out tons of cash. It might get them hooked on a positive outlet for their energy, and have them focus their attention on a sport such as ours. Brings your goals/dreams a bit closer and makes that hurdle of finances a bit lower/easier to hop over.

On the other hand, even though I was "low income", I also wanted quality when I began in cycling, and I started out by scoping out the Buy/sell on PB, and bought a USED bike locally as my first good bike. Initially someone supported their LBS, then I bought that bike from them, so that they could go back to that LBS and get another bike. Sort of a trickle down effect. I had a bike capable of doing the things I wanted to learn, and then some. Local shop had customers, including myself (still does), and I got into biking.

So it's very hit or miss. Depends on how you look at it/what you want to get out of your purchase.
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 To be honest its nothing that hasn't been done before in other sports/ products.
The pros sponsors will use there name on products that they don't use and have done and will do for years its probably not zinks idea but to be fair who cares im sure these bikes might make some young kids happy.
In my opinion people should just be happy to see the next generation on there bikes and not sitting vegetabalising playing computer games 24/7
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 Happy that Cam is trying to get kids to ride, but when I see bikes that are sold at Wally-World, I see them laying in the back yard, in the rain, getting rusty, then the kid watches a movie with Cam Zink in it, does a jump, Well we know the rest, the kid gets hurt, or worse, we lost a trail, because some kid on a Wally-World bike crashed on a 8 foot step-up, the bulldozed the trail, said it was not safe. My first bike was from K-Mart, old sting-ray, had a blast, jumped it and had a blast, but everybody knows that those Big Box store bike are now disposable now, tight on money, so parents will go buy a cheap bike, and they don' teach the kid how to take care of it, cause it was only $99.00 to $199.00 bucks.
I hope that this will help kids get out and ride, I hope that it will get families out, I see to many fat families, and kids, I really do. but being a wrench at a shop, I see these bikes come in, looking like S*#T, rusty, bad tires, cause they didn't have any sacrifice to get it. A parent spends $350.00-$500.00 on a bike, I see that parent talking to the kid and saying that if we spend this much, you will ride it, AND you will take care of it, and learn all about it.
So there is my 2 cents, like I said, I really hope it gets kids out riding, but if Hyper choose to go to bike shops, or even like Jenson USA, or Price-Line, I think that would have been a better representation of mountain biking, and the future of are sport.
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 Oh my god all you people who sit and complain about these are so stuck up. This bike is designed for beginners? It's funny because almost all of you people who slate this bike, all ride expensive fancy bikes, not everybody has the budget for that? What hyper are doing is making a budget bike for riders with little to no money for spending. You guys need to get your head out of your arse!
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 Most the comments on here are pretty negative it's sad people hate that much...we are all in the mountain biking community and if you have a new top dh /fr/dj/xc you know how much it was...most cost more than a new fuel injected 450 mx so to make a nice bike that less Fortunate people can afford is awesome great job cam zink . we should support each other and Not hate on each other

FYI for the people talkin trash on zink go ride the shit he rides then post ur Apology from the hospital bed!!!!
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 Boycott walmart!
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 I thinks its cool since most kids that go to walmart to get a bike have no idea who cam zink is they will probably wonder why it says zink and find out about freeride and stuff great exposure.
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 You know what? I can't even hate. Cam Zink is maybe the hardest pushing rider in free ride and he is f*cking himself up constantly because he's always on that limit. He's sacrificing his body because he loves this sport, and he *is* going to have problems from all his injuries when he gets older.

So you know what? I hope he makes some good money off this. The guy deserves it, and he's gotta think about life after mountain biking one day. I'd rather he put his name on shitty bikes and had a comfortable retirement than hear he "didn't sell out" and was broke and too f*cked up to work when he's 45.

f*ck yeah Cam
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 Dear people of PB- chill the hell out. If you do not like it then do not buy it and shortly they will disappear from the shelves. If you cannot afford a bike that you can selfishly show off on PB and tell everyone around 'I love me who do you love?' then go for a cheap bike just like the one above.

That is the basics of consumerism- you have got a choice. It is YOUR choice. And Zink, his name or the sticker with his name on it have got f**k all to do with it. Do not like it? Do not buy it. End of it.
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 I think the real threat here is how Walmart and other big names are tricking young minds into buying a piece of crap just to have to buy another one in a year. I know I spent my summers breaking bikes like this one just to go and buy a new one, causing a lot of waste to come from our country. The idea is cool, lets get kids on bikes, but cant we do this in anther way. Their are many companies out there that have low cost bikes 300-400. lets get kids on those bikes and not these silly bikes that some 60 year old man is putting together with his pocket knife in the back room of walmart.
If we support "Disposable" bikes like this then we will have a lot of waste and kids will be spending more money in the long run. If we as humans support the idea of better bikes then kids will be happier and enjoy riding a lot more and their bikes will last a lot longer.
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 Bikes for the masses=Good
Walmart= Profit over performance

If you can't afford a mechanic you can't afford a Walmart bike.
If you don't have the money, you need to fully rigid single speed. It's the Only cheap option in the long run.

If you ride aggressively you will blow the fork quickly.
If you don't, you don't need a suspension fork anyway.
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 Wow,
That is a lot of opinion. Has anyone seen it? Has anyone rode it? I hate walmart as much as the next. But I can't comment on the product.
I can comment on people saying don't bring crap to their LBS. I say bring anything to the LBS so they don't go out of business. I can only imagine what would happen to the bottom line at the LBS if people only brought the high end bikes they didn't buy there and ask them to fix it with parts they bought onsale on the internet....wait....
At least the mini rant made me feel better
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 I started off dirt jumping on the shittiest, heaviest, yet flimsiest, full-sus you have ever seen. It cost my parents €300 and it f*cking sucked. I snapped it within a year. It wasn't safe, it wasn't practical, and it didn't last. They bought it because it was the cheapest "suspension bike" in our local bike shop and bike magazines had convinced me I needed a "suspension bike". If this type of bike had been available and my LBS advised me to buy it then it would have been much better suited to a young rider building jumps out of concrete blocks and sheets of wood with no landing. We all started somewhere. For future riders, this is a great place to start.
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 Typical PB thread.....10% of the folks here deal in facts, the other 90% in the emotional maturity of the target audience of these rippin rigs.......

LBS margin is 35%-60% on BIKES, and PARTS.......not including gear and the such. This isn't conjecture it is a FACT. Wal-Mart buys in mass volume and get MASS disco's.......Volume leveraging is big boy business, while high margin business RELATIONSHIP based, period. Cisco and IBM get away with insane margins due to direct relationships (and eductaion of) with their buyers, not by selling to 'shoppers'.

If Cam's name gets more kids on bikes to do as most of us did which is start out on cheap bikes (which from the buy/sell forum here MOST of this site doesn't want to pay good money for GOOD parts, hence the troll low ball offers ALWAYS - goto MTBR and see what money gets spent on GOOD used parts vs. here for an example because you would think the 90% here still has no money to spend and wouldn't be so averse to kids getting some good deals on ENTRY LEVEL rigs.

So in summary LB's will be just fine and Wal-Mart will be just fine.........Mo Kids Riding means Mo Better Trails and Sport in the future, fact. If we didn't ride then no one would. Also I don't expect intellectual honesty from this crowd, but for those that do display it, Good on You!
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 I wanna know why a $200 bike (or BSO) gets suspension, disks and all that other guff.
A $200 bike would be a much better bike if it had a single gear, ridged forks and decent tube-set and wheels. (don't get me started on $150 duallies!)

I got no problem with cheap bikes, just sh*t ones!
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 Every one hating on this needs to stop. Making the gravity side of mountain biking available to a wider base will only grow our sport. As someone who had had to buy every bike i've own since I was 15, i know it's a expensive sport to buy into especially as a teenager. Making a bike with decent geometry available to a lower socio-economic class will not only make mountain biking accesible to a wider market it will also let us pull talent from kids starting out on BMX. Any way you look at it having affordable decent bikes available to more people is nothing but good for our sport so for lack of a better word, shut the f*ck up and stop hating!
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 I remember my first big box bike, was happy with my full suspension Carrera 21 speed it was "AWESOME" till I broke it so bad Sportmart never seen a bike so beat up they ask what I did, Tried mountain biking, few months later came home to a Haro and never had a bad bike since but they do teach you the ropes but don't expect it to last if you ride all the time.
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 You know its real funny to think that not so long ago the very people that are complaining about this bike were the same ones paying $300.00 dollars for a rockshox when they came out. And I couldnt afford one and these guys thought they were so cool because they could and now the rst capa shock is just as good if not better and these same guy paid over a $1000.00 for a bike back then and they didint even have disk brakes if one were to take this bike back to those days these nasayers would wet themselves over this bike and pay a $1000.00 for it but now its not good enough. So sad what ture biker would really complain about walmart stepping up there game
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 I still remember back a good handful of years ago having a diamondback ignition...

There are 2 sides to this, of course being from the uk, we don't have a wal-mart, we have dunlop bikes, pieces of crap, but its better that low end bikes are out as an availability to people who cant afford their kids to have high end spec rides, ive seen a kid who is probably not in year 10-11 riding a giant glory dh with fox 40's and pro 2 EVO hubs, not to mention the saint drive setup he has, it's a beautiful rig, and that's more annoying to me because thats more money than sense when all he does is ride round the local town centre on it. i would rather be seeing kids on crappy bikes trying to get their feet off the ground and onto pedals!..

it's nice to see a big rider being labelled on these bikes, he may make lots of money from this. Probably why he is doing it, but if you were offered the same you would too?

People had to start from somewhere, and some parents have enough money to buy the high end gear for their children, if any of you had that kinda money, I'm sure you would probably do the same, I know I would.. But this is a nice gesture, kids like showing off, and if they do know who cam zink is, then they will be able to show off to their friends, make little jumps with wooden boards and ride through the woods with their parents, when they are older they can get better bikes! And when they are old enough to work, then they can buy what they want.

I wish bikes like this had been released when I was about 10... Instead of the purple haze BMX I once had...
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 see you would think with this bike being mass produced now. the company would be making 100times there regualr profit and they could drop the prices a little on there high end bike..... prolly not tho
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 today think it is recycle, they sell trash for kids and beginners and make some money. i prefer to buy all the pieces carefully one by one from the brands that i know, and build my own bike.
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 had a dunlop 450 dimonback viper carrea all these bikes were great you bratz are just spoiled dh racer wannabe rich kids with no respect for the old school
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 Shaun White has a sig' BMX? Does that ginger even ride BMX? Hmmm, good to know. Now between White, Zink & Paul Teutel Jr. I've got 3 selections of signature overhyped garbage to choose from sporting the names of people who look better than they are because they all up in yo' face all the time. This is not about bringing something nice to those with the most limited of means. If that were the case, Zink would give his "legendary status" contest invites to the numerous riders out there that are much more deserving. The masses of sheeple may gobble up that kind of bullshit, but I don't. Zink used to run his mouth about riders that couldn't trick big gaps & shit that repressed the sports image & this whole thing seems like the most hypocritical load that I've ever seen in the sport. If you want to help the sport that made you a success, you don't go & shit all over the shops & the scene to help a greedy conglomerate get even richer just so you can do the same. This is self preservation right here buddy with not a spec of altruism to be found.
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 This is all about making money, it has nothing to do with exposing more kids to the sport. And if it is to be a starter bike, why not make it a rigid, instead putting a unsafe poser fork on it.
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 I really hope those bikes are good, because I see no reason for a mountain biker to merchandise his name if its gonna be put on shit products (not saying these bikes are, but who knows, its Walmart stuff)
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 You would think that one of the best slopestyle riders on the earth would be with a bike company that actually makes bikes...
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 Unbelievably disappointing to see a pro rider support walmart. Cant believe this hasnt been shunned by the whole cycling community. Fully disappointed in every way. Cycling is not about maximising commercial profits. Ruined yourself Cam.
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 Don't worry about Zink's name...he's gonna make more dollars then any of us for each bike sold! And i think that Hyper deserves Props for that! This is good not only for Zink's and Hyper but also for the sport! For sure lots of you guys including myself didn't start riding on a 4000$ bike! I think that's a nice way to start on a sport like ours!!
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 bike looks awsome, good on the guy!!! alot of people who ride have thier rich mommys and daddys buy them brand new 4k+ bikes and they cant even ride them. get a grip on reality!!!!
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 I am catching a waft of elitism and snobbery from these comments.

If makes riding more accessible and affordable for children, then so be it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh2sWSVRrmo
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 Perhaps Hyper can explain how they build a bike so cheap??? Perhaps a tour of the factory is in order? Eric Carter is old enough to remember what Huffy and cheap bikes did for BMX.
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 its like the mongoose dj i bought thinking it would suffice until I got mine. It was even single speed but the hub was locked up and no warranty. Id maybe ride this if it was single speed with a better fork. I'm not sure you can get a complete bike for cheap nowadays. I like airbournes maurader though and how the sell through their site. why cant that happen anymore. I just want a cheap complete dj bike that i dont have to worry about dropping
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 This is helping the industry in a round about way. Glad he can make a buck, introduce groms to riding, and those little kids didn't get a skateboard or a rip stick. Now there is the real crime.
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 I saved for 3 months to get my 50#,18sp. huffy at the supermarket in 1990. Had that not happened, I may have missed out on one of the greatest things in life. Don't hate, this is where awesome love affairs get started.
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 People on here are a bunch of idiots if you think that having a signature bike in Wal Mart is selling out. Look at everyone of the companies in mountain biking, and what their ultimate goal is, PROFIT. They will drop a rider if he has one bad year, and it is the same in any sport. Cam has won Crankworx twice, top 5 finisher 5 times, Rampage Champ, FMB Champ, countless other wins, and has been dropped by several companies. MOUNTAIN BIKING IS A BUSINESS. Guess how much money pinkbike.com is worth? If you can make a living at MTB do it.
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 “We do a lot of business with Walmart, and we’re proud of that." shame on you
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 I'm hoping for a "people of Walmart" DJ edit for VOD.
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 I've always told people to avoid bikes that have the word 'Shimano' as part of the paint job.
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 lol that makes sense!
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 So let`s buy one bike each and donate them to needy children and organise selfhelp and sparepile to keep them in running order. Fights xboxesity for sure. Mart of Darkness sucking lifeblood out of communities would object...
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 There's a word for putting your name on a product that you would never use. It's called "lying".
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 Over 95% of bikes sold are less than $200 that's just a fact. So if these big company's need to sell there products at the box store level to maintain sponsorship levels for our favourite riders to compete in our favourite events then so b it. And this should help start to bring the high end bikes prices down. Giant actually builds most of your frames in china anyways and they are as close to a big box retailer as u can get.
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 I don't think that is a bad move.. I totally agree with Eric Carter, because I had similiar situation like he has described. I couldn't afford a mtb bike not even mentioning "dual slalom" bike..so i rode my 26" gift from holy communion.. i've learnt how to jump on it and so on..
I'm really glad that children nowadays are able to ride on better bikes than we could..and Zink's signature will make children proud of their Walmart bikes.
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 ORLY? I respect Eric, he is my national hero, like Lopes. I also understand that he talks this to make business. But he would not get to where he is if he got such bike when he was a kid. Give'em kids BMX
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 so injurie rates have just gone up!
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 A place where endless long ass lines happen and annoying kids cry.
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 I think its a good idea. I personally wouldent buy it for me to ride but my son/daughter (if i had one) or my gf. I think trail riding is an experience everyone can do and this is a great way to get more people into it. I ride a norco sasquach And the way i ride i dont think this would survive a run down the hill. But im also 200 lb.
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 product demo vid?
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 Maaaaan I rebebmer the old black and yellow dj/dh/am/fr bike hyper had out a few years back (like maybe 10). They sold it at Canadian Tire. I always dreamed if owning it, but never got one. Now I work to buy my own things and really wish I could have had a bike like this when I was younger. Oh well, my hat's off to you Mr. Zink and the hyper crew.. EVERYONE SHREDDING SO NOBODY IS OBESE!!! Yay healthy planet!
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 Wow, can't believe a signature model Zink bike costs only $200! Virgin Utah here I come! Thanks Walmart!
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 Might want to try this one too, lol. It even has Faux Kashima coat!

www.walmart.com/ip/29-Hyper-Explorer-MTB-Men-s-Bike-Black/21616164
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 The Hyper 29'er is pretty sick looking. Even more amazing is, in the photos the forks are on correct. Yet at your local Walmart they are always installed backwards. Safety First!
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 BlackBox-esque pulleys on that Hyper 29er..... Like 2011 SLX-ish crank finishes.... LOL
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 the moment I saw the headline I just started laughing so hard ...
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 This is an absolute joke! I can't believe this is actually happening. If Cam Zink becomes the Shaun White of biking I don't know what i'll do...
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 Whats Wal Mart?
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 A place where very weird things happen.
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 what the fuck.
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 ....You know what? Next payday I'm going down to walmart to buy one and test it out myself. I think it might be cool to have a bike that you wouldn't mind breaking. When i'm hitting jumps, drops, or really sketchy trails, the thought of breaking my $4,500 bike holds me back more than the thought of breaking a bone. If this thing handles decent and will last through a month of trying flips and 3-whips, I'll buy another one and give the beat up used one to some kid. And in the end I'll have improved my riding for a second time in my life with a big-box POS.
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 pay your employees more you dirty b4$74r5$
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 2 weeks early for April Fools Day, ain't it?
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 Every kid needs their first bike to get stoked on, as much as this sounds like a sellout i believe it is good exposure for the sport
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 I'll stick to my built in Canada bike. Was expensive but even after 10 years it rides great, goes fast, low maintenance, and I Still Trust it! Suck on that Hyper
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 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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 This is just disgusting you can get a $200 bike at your local bike shop which is better quality than anything you will get at wallmart ........ its sad that Zink has sold out
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 i agree. what a joke
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 Where the f do you live where you can get a quality rig for $200?
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 I guess it's not about bicycle quality anymore, way to go pink bike for supporting the biggest corporation thats ruining America
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 Hahahahahaha Pinkbike kids you made me laugh at your stupidity .. Thanks and happy Friday to all.
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 FANTASTIC! Welcome to mtb young ones!
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 i'd buy it for my kids, then upgrade it piece by piece until there is nothing left.
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 good luck fitting upgrades to all the non-standard holes they bored in that cheap hunk of metal
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 You'd be surprised how standard everything is. I've done quite a bit to fix the bikes of local kids.
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 Hey mike levy, no test? WTF I want to buy it because I'll ride like zink then! And I want some pics of zink back flipping it at rampage!!
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 Anyone hating on this is retarded, stuff like this is amazing for the sport. Stoked for Zink!
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 cash rules everything around me C.R.E.AM, get the money, dolla dolla bill ya'll!
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 It's great that these people are trying to get more people on bikes! But seriously Cam should of signed on with a major brand.
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 I swear to god pink bike puts this kinda stuff up to start conflict between people haha
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 Ill try not to hate on the Walmart bike, but i just wish Hyper would have production race bikes out before they made this move.
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 ..and in the middle of all that, what has Shaun White got to do with BMX? Will Kelly Slater have his own DH range next?
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 hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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 Back in the day, I would be stoked to find a decent bike with "ZINK" on it for 200$.. Zink gettin to that paper
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 no lies, i would buy it just to say i trashed a bike designed by cam zink lol
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 Is this serious. I cannot believe this made it to the front page for any other reason than to get lolz. Hopefully he makes a margin and many are sold.
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 Just think once the snows gone you'll see a bunch of 10 year olds snapping the forks off cam zink's bike at your local park
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 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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 In the end, we are the idiots who pay over 5000$ for a piece of crap that is still going to break and need maintenance. Bikes and components are so over priced.
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 i agree with you since a dh bike cost about the same as a motocross bike... yes pieces are overpriced, but with a 300$ wal-mart bike, you will end up breaking your neck...
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 Yeah ! Cause someone can't afford a neck brace that is twice the MSRP of his bike!

But hey, you gotta start somewhere. You really have to be ritch if your first bike is à Demo!
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 So the question is, which would do better in rampage: a bike with Cam Zink's name on it, or a karpiel apocalypse?
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 This is good for those who want to get into this sport.Not everyone can afford an expensive bike.
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 WALLMART IS BAD, BIKES ARE GOOD!
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 i wish i was still small enouf to ride one...
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 People should stop talking shit about this bike and stuff just remembered we all started out with a walmart bike.
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 i didn't.. walmart is shit
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 My exact thought when I saw this headline: "Ohh Noo" (in my Wisconsin accent). Can't wait to read all the flaming.. haha
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 guys gotta pay for all those medical bills somehow.
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 just goes to show alot of ridders are stuck up their own arses!! iv always thought and and this proves my point by far!!!
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 it better comes with a pair of badass reflectors
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 Nobody should comment! everyone shouldbe silent and be ashamed!
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 this guy was once my hero, now my respect for him is 60% lower....walmart man!! really, you had to go and do this
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 Pinkbike needs more uninformed comments below all its front page posts.
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 Shaun White 20" BMX bikes? Sounds legit.
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 wonder if it could handle rampage?
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 For a kid you can't go wrong surely.
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 BTW NORBS GOT..... what was it???
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 Just a little heads up. It only costs $200!
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 hahaha why would someone post this???
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 I'm going to Walmart right now and buying one. It's not the bike it's how you ride it.
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 cash rules everything around me CREAM, get the money dolla dolla bill yall
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 zinks the f*cking headmaster
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 Looks like I found next season's ride. Smile
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 For a moment I thought that was a e13 chain guide there.
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 Umm slap me across the face why dont you lol.
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 Its gonna break the first jump u take it off of.
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 youtu.be/YvxNgdFeWqM


Is that Mr.Zink at 3:05? Haha
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 I hope no one will try to ride rampage on this!
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 make that money cam!
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 i actually didnt bileve this...
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 Wow. You guys really got your pantys in a wad.
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 This is what I'm talking about! real world stuff right here! Big Grin
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 woman will be selling these bikes and making less then men selling these bikes, the walmart way
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 umm.. "Now, bikes bearing his name are available at Walmart, the world’s largest retailer" that's Ca$h
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 "Got to Kill its heart" Southpark walmart episode
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