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Sixthreezero bribes users for 5 star review
on February 27, 2016
Rides smooth, and the 3 speed is equipped with coaster brakes, which are preferable (safer, never wear out brake pads) than calipers. Only mechanical drawback is that the three speed range is limited - in flat Florida, the hardest gear is usually preferable for covering ground - the hard gear on this bike is more like a moderate/middle grade. Even for climbing small hills it is not difficult in this highest gear. The delivery was 2 days from ordering - fabulous. I bought through Amazon Warehouse. The descriptor stated "extensive cosmetic damage on the top post, 10% or more...". I was pleasantly surprised to get a bike that was cosmetically perfect; all protective wrappings intact- but the box was a bit trashed. No problem - throwing the box away. I minused two stars for the above echanical issues as well as the following reasons: first of all, while the construction instructions were excellent, the fender assembly is difficult, partly because of an undersized washer - use a bigger one, or risk 20 minutes of frustration attempting to make the tiny one included do a big job. The rear fender tab was bent at a 90 degree angle - totally wrong, compared to the depicted instruction. Looks like a factory mistooling, and needs to be corrected, since it requires careful plier bending to prevent breaking the thin tab metal. Other construction issue - and very important to safety the seat has a metal collar to a metal post - always going to loosen up without some type of liner washer or rubber collar. No matter how much you tighten it, it still swivels loose.
Finally (and shame on you, Sixthreezero Enterprises!) there is a paper insert that promises a free bike basket for a five star review on the product, upon notifying the company of your posted review. The product is pretty good, and Sixthreezero should not stoop to bribing the consumer for a dishonest review. A four star review drops to 3 stars, since my bike purchase was based on ratings that were clearly bought.