A Walmart Bike vs Whistler Bike Park

Jan 3, 2018
by Paul Haysom  

Ever wondered if a Walmart mountain bike can take on Whistler Mountain Bike Park? Me too, so I went to find out last summer just after Crankworx.

At an MSRP of $180 CAD, there is little to adjust or change on the bike, and as one the worst bike 'faffers' that anyone will ever know, I was hoping that the lack of adjustments might even start to change my behaviour.

Now, if you've watched the video you'll know that I'm riding pretty slowly. I enjoy knocking on the edge of the mid-pack, but the pure fear that I experienced on this bike was similar to my first lap down the Champery World Champs track in 2012. In hindsight, Devil's Club probably wasn't as bad as I made out, but riding Whistler Downhill was ridiculous.
bigquotesRiding the budget bike really made me appreciate how good mountain bikes are nowadays - what a time to be alive.Paul the Punter
Your brakes failing is the worst, most nightmarish feeling - this was one of those days.

The day after, I went riding around Squamish on my own proper bike and it felt unreal. The suspension, the tires and the brakes felt insanely responsive and riding the budget bike really made me appreciate how good mountain bikes are nowadays - what a time to be alive.

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189 Comments

  • + 103
 Dude, put some WD-40 on those brakes, they are squeaking way too much!
  • + 6
 Only the best.
  • + 6
 @paulhaysom: "Knock, Knock!! whos there? Bottom out, bottom out Much!
  • + 87
 I may be incorrect in my assumptions, however, I believe that items returned to major department stores go back to main distribution location and often end up garbage. So, this fully usable bike that exceeded expectations at best just took a train ride across country got refitted with brakes and at worst throw in a garbage heap (or at least some parts, the aluminum frame would be recycled likely). I like the idea, however, I am disappointed in the execution. For one thing if they do refit it and resell and a kid gets this with welds that are worse for wear they have a higher chance of injury. Even of all ot does is travel back and forth by train and end up never causing trouble that is a completely unnecessary carbon foot print. Over and above that you get YouTube money for subscriptions and so at the very least I feel donation of this functional bike to a kid without money for one would have been better (after having warned them about taking it easy on this bike that went well beyond intended usage).
  • + 15
 Agreed homie
  • + 51
 Yeah. It's 180 monopoly dollars. Don't be a dick and bring it back after you intentionally abused it. Pass it on or do the same bit with a bike you found somewhere.
  • + 3
 Agreed! Just one thing: YouTube ad revenue pays exclusively for views and not for subscriptions.
  • + 1
 @colincolin: considering it's already at 15k views... youtube has already paid for that huffy
  • + 12
 @manchvegas: I think you vastly overestimate the amount of revenue generated by YouTube views. That 15k views probably generated somewhere in the range of $1.00 in ad revenue.
  • + 1
 @cueTIP: $5 per 1000 views.
  • + 2
 @jaydawg69: **** $5 per 10 000
  • + 11
 @CarrotCorn @cameronbikes @colincolin Ok, originally I wasn't going to comment and just let all the comments happen, but now I can actually add something useful so I'll answer these.

Yup, it was a completely dick move to return it - I should have thought what that actually means. Walmart have of course become a huge entity partly due to their excellent customer service of taking absolutely anything back no questions asked - to me it seemed ridiculous and I thought there was no WAY they would do it - but what do you know they did. If anyone is concerned about my support for Walmart locally, don't worry I spend a bunch in there. As well as independent retailers...before that starts. BUT I shouldn't have taken it back for a refund, I completely apologise for that. (For those interested the bike went back to the manufacturer, I called them. Now I'm interested to see what happens after that process...)

Now on to how many thousands of dollars I made from this escapade. My channel is not monetised, it didn't have more than 10,000 views and has not yet been approved. So I have made $0 from this.

On to the $ per 1000 views (or in advertising world CPM [cost per mille]). It entirely depends on what adverts youtube choose to serve on your channel - it could be $5, it could be $25, it could be $1 - and 40-60% of those views don't have adverts served on them for various reasons. You then get left with a cost per thousand view number which can be around 0.50c - so someone would have to get a solid cpm and get around 360,000 views just to make the money back on buying this bike. That's why most channels have Patreon etc., so if you like them support them.

I will certainly consider my actions in the greater scheme of things in future, but my intentions were to just make an entertaining video and not to become a YouTube millionaire.
  • + 4
 @paulhaysom:
Thanks for your reply. I have seen other replies further down and those are rather derogatory, which is simply not nice. I hope that my comment was not seen as derogatory. It was intended only to shed light on the possibe ill effects of what I think you had intended to be merely 'quirky and funny'. We all like to get a deal and have all returned things in the past that maybe we shouldn't have bought. I have seen comments belittling you as posh becuase of your accent. I have no idea what accents are what and as I say I doubt that this was done out of some sense of superiority. I just thought that we should try to limit our carbon footprint as much as possible and think about our actions. It sounds like you have. I will continue to think about mine as well as I am sure I am not perfect. I will now walk instead of take my car to go do the thing I have to do. So, thanks for helping me out as well.

Thanks to all who have clarified how youtube $'s work as well. I suppose I will just keep my day job instead then. Even if it was/is luctrative it is obviously a bit of a minefield to consider every person's reaction. While I think mine was largely just (excepting for my lack of understanding of youtube$) the effect of having something written about oneself in a public forum cannot be underestimated and so I hope I caused you no personal offence.
  • + 3
 @paulhaysom: thanks for the reply Paul. My wording may have been harsh. Sorry. Best luck in the future.
  • + 3
 @paulhaysom: forget all the sissies. Ef walmart. Everything they sell is garbage. You just played the sytem.
  • + 3
 @paulhaysom: Wow man, I'm impressed. You made a video about a bike that was sold as "trail rated" being tested. When it didn't live up to that standard you returned it. That seems reasonable. The fact that you stuck around through the criticism and actually replied to people who were upset is commendable. You seem okay in my books.
  • + 66
 Paul, you really come off looking like an asshole here. I think the stunt is pretty low and u make some poor guy deal with the hassle of accepting the return even when it didn't break. This shit may be funny in England, but It shows a lack respect for the people who slog it out trying to make a living around here.
  • + 4
 This certainly isn't funny in England, in fact I watched hoping the stem would snap off and he would be thrown forward and it would stab him in the Lungs ! Walmart and it's employees are just trying to make a living like most of us and this product clearly wasn't meant for this. Back in the day when canti brakes were all we had we still sourced fairly decent frames and wheels, no one who was serious about pushing the limits on an mtb rode a piece of crap like that, so this video has no relevance.
  • + 2
 Nope not funny here. Stick to riding your plastic fantastic wunderbike.
  • + 1
 He should at least man up and ride a decent bike from 30 years ago like we used to when I started riding.
  • + 0
 Paul "everybody" Haysom, ladies and gentlemen.
  • + 8
 @konabigshed: Walmart is just trying to make a living.... hahahahaha, good lord dude. You people are numb to feel bad for Walmart. This didn't make the workers' jobs any harder either. They take the bike, throw it in the back and other workers takes that along with the hundreds of other returns and ship them off. Wow, ya man, like feel bad for the largest retailer on the planet over a Huffy.
  • + 6
 @scott-townes: Just some context. Vancouver and Squamish make up part of the "Sea to Sky Corridor". A part of BC that is quite desirable and very expensive to live. Wages paid by places like Walmart, or say Subway etc usually don't provide enough for people to live off of up here. I've never been in the Walmart in Squamish so I can't comment directly on the demographic but would guess many workers at that store have another job somewhere else. While unethical and wasteful, what really bothers me is the entitlement. When he gets his money back he shows a poor attitude and makes a poor representation of other mountain bikers. And for what? How many PB readers are going to take a $180 bike to the WBP? Whatever Paul, go get your views.
  • + 6
 @mightyted: "When he gets his money back he shows a poor attitude and makes a poor representation of other mountain bikers."

LOL really? He used their return policy within their guidelines.
  • + 4
 @scott-townes: Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
Buying the bike and riding it until it fails would've been rad. Maybe dangerous, but worthy of our respect.
Riding and donating to a kid or dropping it at the re-use store afterwards would work too.
This just ended with a bit of poor form.
  • + 1
 @skenny1: Yeah, just donate a potentially cracked frame and overall busted bike that'll cost more to repair than to buy new to a poor child, great idea.

Wal Mart is a business, not a person. We've had massive issues in the U.S. with idiots thinking businesses are people. If the largest corporation on the planet says its OK to do that as a consumer, then by all means do it. Ya'll a bunch of corporate-hugging Republicans.
  • + 2
 @scott-townes: I understand your point. I know that corporations having the rights of individuals is a problem . We are definitely not republicans up here. My point remains an ethical one and how he treats people in his own community.

Doesn't seem like your open to the argument so have a nice day.
  • + 3
 @scott-townes: Look I'm not offering Walmart any hugs bud. I just think the return part of the stunt wasn't necessary and I like to keep the personal standards for how I operate a little higher. You do you though bud. Plenty of room for shifty individuals as well I guess.
  • + 3
 One of the best Jackass bits was when they took a rental car to a demolition derby and then returned it.What I got from this video is that a poor kid can buy a perfectly serviceable bike for his local fire roads for $180 and return it if he doesn't like it.
  • + 2
 @skenny1: I wouldn't have had a problem if he bought it, thrashed it and didn't return it. It was the returning it part that wound me up.

The other bit that wound me up was all the complaining about a $180 bike. Given $10k bikes still have some issues with them what do you expect for $180!!!

Anyone old enough to have ridden bikes with V brakes will know they were crap. They were only good when you didn't use them and had a perfectly straight wheel.
  • + 2
 @fartymarty: This is exactly what I thought and also the bloke in the video is a tosser and a huge bell end. I didn't like the inference that in England we think this kind of crap is funny, also I didn't realise that Walmart is the anti Christ !
  • + 4
 @fartymarty: Complaining about how bad the bike is was pretty much the whole point of the video..... you people suck at humor apparently. And Konabigshred- Yeah they're pretty bad. Do 15 minutes of research into the crap they pull and you'll be absolutely pissed off at them as well.
  • + 0
 @konabigshed: sorry. That was an off hand remark.
  • + 1
 Ya just keep it as a townie bike, never have to lock it
  • + 2
 @mightyted: No worries dude
  • + 2
 @scott-townes: Well said.man
  • + 58
 Pretty unethical to buy something with the express purpose of using it and then returning it.
  • + 92
 Better notify Walmart and Huffy’s ethics committees
  • - 1
 Didn’t we all do this at some point at walmart?
  • + 5
 curler- Yeah man, it is pretty unethical for the world's largest retail chain to keep their workers in the U.S. at poverty-level wages which costs the taxpayers $6.2 billion a year to subsidize their welfare... or whenever they have a shoplifter they call the police which can easily tie up the town's police force instead of spending a little extra to hire their own security...
  • + 9
 @scott-townes: Yeah - I agree. In fact I'm surprised Walmart even pays their employees because it's not like the employees had a choice to accept Walmart's job offer. Plus, Walmart employees are not allowed to quit or find another job. Super unethical on Walmart's behalf.

Ohhh and don't get me started on calling the cops. I think it's criminal when a large taxpayer utilizes the very services they help pay for. GASP! Don't call the cops when your bike gets stolen, cuz you probably could have purchased a better lock.
  • + 4
 @RichPune: Oh look someone who has no idea what they're talking about. In some areas the main supply of jobs is from Wal Mart or another big chain who pull the same crap with unlivable wages. Mind you these stores drive out and close local businesses.

Onto your next incredibly ignorant point, its not just a call every day or so but rather dozens in a single day. This is just one story of hundreds out there... www.newser.com/story/224985/taxpayers-pick-up-the-tab-for-walmart-security.html Sooo yeah, a little different than your horrible comparison of someone calling the cops because their bike was stolen.

At the end of the day weighing in what Wal Mart pays in taxes a year ($6.2 billion in 2014), and how much we subsidize in welfare because they don't pay employees a living wage ($6.2 billion surprisingly), on top of how much they abuse public services AND the tax breaks/corporate welfare they receive just for existing in a certain area or opening up a new store, you as the taxpayer is on the losing end.

But yeah keep on defending Wal Mart because they're just an honest mom and pa shop trying to survive...
  • + 22
 If Walmart behaves unethically, that's on them. If you behave unethically, that's on you. The two are unrelated, and one does not excuse the other.
  • + 4
 @AllMountin: preach it son.
  • + 3
 @AllMountin: they've done studies to show that people are entirely less sympathetic when they feel the party involved deserves it.

Guy is a dick for doing it but it's really hard to feel bad for Walmart which I have about as much respect for as animal abusers and pedophiles.
  • + 2
 @RichPune: Still waiting for your sarcastic retort........
  • + 1
 @RichPune: Did you die or something? Where are you crusader of Wal Mart! The Waltons must love dubbas like you.
  • + 26
 Pure snobery. I think you enjoyed looking down upon those who have less money than you, your plumby Eton accent gives you away. 'Warm up run on my downhill bike... ' f*** off...
  • + 7
 Bike Privilege?
  • + 4
 what you really mean is F**K OFF TWAT.
  • + 15
 That video does feel like hes just trying to show how cool he is to his Whistler park ski bum student-visa buddies that area is full off. Check out all my cool bikes, I'm so cool and cheating corporations is ok because they're corporations, hope I get a sweet viral video on youtube for more noodle-money to ride shore 24x7.
  • + 1
 @kingsoup: If Whistler is full of these twats I think I will stick to Europe.
  • - 3
 @fartymarty: it's not like we need more people anyway... Nobody gives a f*ck if you come or not
  • + 7
 @mollow: I'm probably not cool enough anyway so I think I will give it a miss but thanks for the invite.
  • - 2
 @fartymarty: whatever you want to believe, cynical fart. Its not like whistler is the place with the most Joeys or anything
  • + 3
 @mollow: you forgot "old". Yes I am a cynical old fart. I will make the trip one day.
  • + 2
 @mollow: well...obviously it is hence your comment Wink
  • + 23
 Wasn't that suspension a bit harsh? You could have dropped by Vorsprung to have it tuned to your style.

As for swapping left and right brake cables, there are easier ways to do that. (you can unhook them at the lever, no need to fiddle at the brake end of it).
  • + 2
 Oh man, the suspension was the worst. Yeah I did unhook them from the brake levers, years as a bike shop grom put me on the right track there. Wouldn't actually work if you just swapped the cables over at the caliper. The shots of me messing around are just trying to get the things balanced!
  • + 0
 @paulhaysom: Have you opened the forks? The forks on my first mountainbike were RS Judy TT. Coil spring in one side, empty other side and some heavy grease (Judy Butter) in the lowers. That was the lubrication obviously but someone also told me that was all the damping I had. Clearly not enough as the forks started to resonate on rough terrain at higher speeds (which caused me some pretty bad crashes and injuries until I learned damping is important and I got myself some 'Zocchis). But yeah if this is all you have, pump the lowers full of grease and see if it helps any. It is going to cause some damping. Or it is going to spill all over the place.

Have you seen Fabio Wibmer his "out of mind" video? He survived quite well though of course that was merely a dream. Your stuff is real, thanks for sharing!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2_nDekAyZY
  • + 19
 These videos so often end in the rider being surprised at how well department store bikes hold up. I'm not saying you should trade out your rig for this one but the next time someone says, "Deore or SLX or X5 through 9 is shit; I'd never run it," know that this bike's RD cost $9 and ran Whistler three times.
  • + 22
 What a waste of resources. Walmart will throw the bike away now
  • + 24
 Personally I think making such a cheap shoddily made bike in the first place is a waste of resources.
  • + 16
 @maglor: I think this test proved that the Walmart bike is perfectly serviceable for its target customer. I also agree with many of the comments up-thread. Nothing against the premise but returning it for a refund was BS.
  • + 8
 @gtill9000: Why should Walmart worry about Target customers? I'll see myself out....
  • + 0
 @maglor: agree with you completely, I don't buy cheap shoes. I am more commenting on the fact that this dude consumed this good for PB fame and now another bike will sit in a landfill. WM is eff'd up I agree, but that doesn't mean its ok to exploit its return policy.
  • + 2
 I can't imagine I'm finding myself defending Wal Mart (or more accurately, Huffy) but if you can only afford a $170 bike where else are you going to go? Yeti certainly doesn't offer an option. And this bike will make it down Whistler Mtn! For what it was actually intended, it seems like a perfectly decent consumer-grade product. I like nice things too, believe me, but if I can't afford something or don't need a special version of it, I don't see what's wrong with a decently engineered, overbuilt, cheap option.
  • + 3
 If they are smart they do a huge promotion with it , like : this bike is Whistler tested and so on. Big Grin
  • + 19
 You asked for your money back? Brutal man.

Cool experiment otherwise.
  • + 11
 Why though? We know a bike like that wont hold up to serious riding, like WE KNOW it couldnt take it but still you want to try? If something breaks you could injur yourself pretty bad for proving a point everyone knows and accept already. Stupidity.

And you return it used?
  • + 1
 Same questions popped into my mind...
  • + 11
 jesus how much did you pay to have this shitty video featured on PB. Copied idea, boring riding, asshole to retail employees. upset I share a name with you.
  • + 11
 For those who don't want to pay a rental fee, just "borrow" a bike from Walmart.
  • + 12
 walk your bike in the village
  • - 1
 Phil's is way gnarlier for sure - he's the boy.
  • + 4
 Phill is a maniac
  • + 7
 Too many sanctimonious trolls here... Judas priest ? oh my heart weeps for poor Walmart.. the bike will be thrown away, This is Walmart's return policy ? WTF ? It is NOT unethical to take advantage of a ridiculous return policy.. so loosen up your spincters and don;t be such asshats...
  • + 3
 I suspect that the vast majority of corporations we have to deal with each day are trying to fuck us in some way or another. It's hard to feel sorry for them.
  • + 3
 Agreed. The social justice warrior trolling is tiresome.
  • + 10
 Cool vid but definitely not cool to return the bike not only after abusing it but after it exceeded your expectations.
  • + 6
 Very lame to return the bike. Not everyone can afford a nice Transition Carbon frame along with all the other bikes you have hanging in your bike dedicated storage area. Some person would be stoked to have a Huffy. I know I was when I received my first Huffy. And not everyone lives in Squamish and has access to such great terrain. Some people actually use the bike to commute several miles to flip burgers for your ***. Pinkbike should take this video down. It's unethical to return a bike to Walmart after beating it to death and then post your video. LAME
  • + 8
 The welds were better than you get on Orange bikes.
  • + 7
 What kind of bike did he blow past at around the 7:34 mark? I want to buy it. I assume it is now in the PB Buy/Sell section.
  • + 4
 EVERYONE ABOVE CHILL THE f*ck OUT!!!!

Im sure every one that is commenting above has a 4 litre gas guzzling pickup vehicle they transport they’re $5000 Chinese/Taiwanese made carbon bike in so if we all want to start stripping back the production process and wasteful recourses line then really think about what you have before launching a attack on his guy.
  • + 8
 This has been done 100 times before.
  • + 7
 Thats what I was thinking. He even gives a nod to the dude I was thinking of that had done it previously. So, what exactly was the point of this?
  • + 5
 @JarrodB: click bait views.
  • + 5
 The sound of the shock bottoming constantly was pretty impressive. That was seriously brave--I'd have taken one look at those welds and decided making this video wasn't that important...
  • + 2
 yeah, im with you there 100% those welds would be shit on a toaster let alone a mountan bike.
  • + 5
 Ok Whistler park you need a park bike. I am tired of people telling me i need the latest newest stuff. Just get on your bike .What ever bike that may be and have fun!
  • + 6
 Can this article be renamed: posh guy pretends to be poor for a day, because reasons
  • + 1
 Damn right man. That was a ridiculous stash of bikes in the garage.
  • + 2
 @dro-cfr: maybe hes not the only one in the house?
  • + 6
 harsh suspension due to slow riding and riding the brake too much... just let er go and it will all smooth out Big Grin lol Wink
  • + 4
 Damn! I remember back in 2012 my first bike was a genesis $150 Wal-Mart bike ???? still had fun tho. That’s why I’m still riding till now but on a better bike. ????
  • + 5
 Funny thing is how many people you caught. I would not want to be the one yielding to the guy on the HuffySmile
  • + 7
 Phil Kmetz did it best
  • + 5
 "Oh mummy, Chester and I made a jolly shipshape video. Wot wot, chocks away"
  • + 5
 Never thought i would see so many people standing up for Walmart on pinkbike.
  • + 4
 Kinda douchy that the bike is returned after it's been ridden harder than it's supposed to take. Shoulda donated the bike to PinkBike for the less unfortunate.
  • + 5
 What a snob idiot. You should, at the very least, have donated the bike to a poor kid at the end, dumbass!
  • + 2
 The world's roughest bike park? Is that true? In any case, it looks like a good place to spend your money. As for the supermarket bike, it's overengineered, hence its weight, and therefore near indestructible at the speeds it can get up to before your fingers depart.
  • + 7
 Sun Peaks is rougher and I've heard some of the European bike parks are brutal too
  • - 3
 @kevin267: Having ridden all the above, that final lap of heart of darkness is the worst.
  • + 6
 Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse way rougher.
  • + 2
 it is not, honestly compared to Europe, its all safe
  • + 10
 Les gets braking bumps! So harsh you want your money back.
  • + 3
 Les gets after the opening day is the roughest shit ever
  • + 7
 I have over the years become accustomed to the north american way of 'talking up the danger'. Basically folks in every other continent are doing stuff just as/even more crazy/dangerous/gnarly in just as/even more crazy/dangerous/gnarly places - they just don't talk it up as much.
  • + 1
 I'm sure you could add Val di Sol to the list.
  • + 2
 That spoiled brat clearly has never ridden in Mont-Ste-Anne
  • + 0
 None of those big euro and north american bike parks are that hardcore. Designed mostly for intermediate riders (and rightly so since that's where the $$$ is). Whistler park especially is only really good for jumps, the technical riding is boring as.
  • + 6
 A real test that shows you can have fun with any bike!!!
  • + 2
 Indeed.. 'It's the Indian.. not the arrow' If Huffy made an airplane.. would you fly in it ?
  • + 1
 To be fair that's a different kind of "fun."
  • + 3
 " " " "fun" " "
  • + 1
 @Palmers: Big Grin fun like go screaming all the track down!!!
  • + 1
 @acali: its the kind of fun you have with Lady Domenica Big Grin
  • + 2
 Вот что и следовало доказать, велики по тысячу баксов и больше - это просто заговор производителей, можно взять за сто и кататься на здоровье, только вынос короткий и руль по-шире поставить.
  • + 5
 and still faster than me on my dentist bike
  • + 5
 One question, what is a punter
  • + 8
 A typical and not excessively competent sportsman.
  • + 1
 @acali: You know, I've always struggled to describe it...but this is so eloquent....beautiful.
  • + 1
 @paulhaysom: Thanks Paul!
  • + 2
 Yer average consumer. That is: one who is taking a punt.
  • + 5
 no crabapple hits ? great vid
  • + 26
 It was too windy, my only excuse.
  • - 1
 @paulhaysom: great one
  • + 2
 @paulhaysom: your a douchebag!
  • + 13
 @Beez177:

**You're

If you're going to insult someone at least do it correctly.
  • + 5
 Sounds just like Avid brakes
  • + 0
 wet formula?
  • + 5
 Too much screaming...man you wuss!
  • + 4
 i can confirm this to be an accurate statement
  • + 1
 I couldn't read the hundreds of comments but I'm going to branch out from the general topic of Dick move etc. I would like this video to maybe shame "Huffy" and Wal-Mart in supporting these bikes as "Trail Ready". I've asked ppl at my work to go for a mountain bike ride and they are under the impression these department store bikes are suitable to be used for these rides. Yes this is a lack of education of my peers but I bet Wal-Mart and Huffy dupe a lot of ppl and take their $200-$300 without any thought.
  • + 1
 That bike should have been put up for sale on kijiji or craigslist.
"Lightly ridden 3 times at Whistler. Youtube star follow link. Original sales receipt included"
Or donate it to a local charity

Funny and educational video!
Thanks and safe riding!
  • + 6
 Huffy > Santa Cruise
  • + 4
 Thanks for returning it you ahole
  • + 0
 There you go. Huffy's full on bike review (probably 1st) . Published by the top online mtb mag, PinkBike. Watched ten thousand times on the first day on Youtube. Cost (most probably Huffy, the 'poor' supplier) 30% of the $176.40 retail price.

The Winners are...
Walmart - for ridiculously good return policy
Huffy - for getting PinkBike's 2018 Best Bang for Buck Beginners Dirt Cheap Bike (Whistler Bike Park Tested)
Paul, the Whistler Daredevil.
  • + 5
 Those welds...
  • + 0
 A guy around my local trails bought a cheap walmart bike and pretty much swapped everything but the frame with pull off parts from his true bike he upgraded. Fox suspension front and rear along with XT driveline and disc brakes. A real stem and handlebars and wheelset. it rode very well. That one thing I wish these repetitive test videos would do. These cheap frames are ok its their components that make it ride rubbish.
  • + 2
 So instead of traveling with my bike when I go wo Whistler, go to Walmart, purchase the best thing with discs on their shelf and return it the day I leave?! Brilliant
  • + 3
 sweet baby jesus, its a miracle you didnt die... love the burnt rubber smell though XD
  • + 3
 What a middle class prick..............
  • + 2
 LOL I needed this... my rig's an old "Walmart" mongoose... but is bombproof. Big Grin
  • + 1
 great idea to put some proper pedals on. And to make your bike feel like a million bucks! They really have come light years from the basics.
  • + 3
 "world's best bike park," sure, - "world's roughest bike park," no way.
  • + 3
 I never comment, but bad form dude.
  • + 3
 Would you like the 3 year service plan?
  • + 1
 Funny video, taking it back for a refund is a bit shit. Bikes at this price would tend to just end up in landfill. Would have been better off keeping it as your pub bike!
  • + 2
 that bike actually was whining!
  • + 2
 Pinkbike commenters, the best ethical behavior police!
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 Haha, man, if you’re switching cables out on v-brakes remove them from the lever, its a 2 second bloody job, what a faff, frustrating to watch
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 same! ever since i got on a good bike, I, well... just can’t ride walmart bikes (only ridden when i have to), we are blessed

amen
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 Blessed and spoiled
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 HAA that is one of the funniest things I have watched in while.. After looking at the weld quality I was totally surprised that frame didn't fold like a cheap suit. Props to the riders huge cajones for trying this.. And he got a full refund ! LOL Next time you see a Huffy on the trail, say hello to the rider, and be nice... it is a fraternity after all; whether you ride a Devinci or a Huffy .. Ha ha
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 She's a good old girl!
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 Walmart vs Whistler, I thought it was April fools already.
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 Thanks for posting, nice informative video! Cheers for having the courage, I would have been to scared.
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 How in gods name did those welds hold up ??????
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 Just looking at the welds on that bike would be enough to scare me from riding it..lol
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 Not a bad way to expose your channel to the target audience. Entertaining!
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 180$ is exactly what I spent for my GT Chucker 4x bike
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 Now I know what my next bike purchase will be
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 Does walmart have a 29er?
  • + 1
 A few.
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 Wouldn't have been mad you returned it if you actually broke it...
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 Don't feel quite so brave on my canyon now after watching that. Great vid , so funny.
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 the brake bumps would be horrible
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 Deathgrip Movie 2.... and not even a year to wait for the sequel.
  • + 2
 Sounds like torture
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 Now that’s what I call..........straight up suicide.
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 That was fantastic. Sounds like me on just about every trail....
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 leave the walmart bikes for the beer store runs
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 Que pendejo.
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 How many clicks of rebound do you run mate?
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 There had to be a point when some 16 yr old kid says:
***Hey, who is that douche with the Walmart bike?!???!***
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 Great video, thought for sure something would break.
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 Gnarlier than rampage.
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 Dentist.
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 You should go buy it back and keep it
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 why don't you pick the teocali? mongoose is the walmart bikes right? like always you said..
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 "oh god oh god oh god"
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 HUFFY LIVES!
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 Not WFO

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