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Walmart’s $149 Fixed-Speed

This is all over the interweb, so we might as well post it, too…

Walmart is selling a $149 singlespeed bike. Frankly, it’s about damn time.

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22 Comments

  1. drewcomoMarch 26, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I’m kinda glad about this. A paradigm shift away from clunky dual-suspension rides available at Wal-Mart makes commuting much more feasible for people not willing to shell out top dollar for a bike.
    And besides, it’s not going to kill ‘urban cycling culture’ or whatever lofty ideal we’re clinging to.

  2. bradMarch 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    This is awesome. End of story.

  3. yonatronMarch 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I’d still be concerned about them putting the forks on backwards.

  4. OhnoesMarch 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Guys, this is a fixed-speed bike. Walmart has gone beyond the simple fixed-gear/single-speed market. They´ve gone one step further. This means more accidents, unfortunately. Once you get on the bike, no accelerating or decelerating. Tons of road accidents, just you wait!

  5. EvanMarch 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Wow, it comes with reasonable handlebars, and brakes. 39lb ship wt/$150…..at $3.84 a pound, that’s cheaper than a lot of gorceries these days. Take that weight weenies.

  6. KendallMarch 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I, like most everyone else, am skeptical – but I am waiting to see if anyone purchases one and what their opinion of it is after they see more than a crappy little picture. There isn’t enough information about it on Walmart’s website. does it have a flip/flop hub. is it fixed, or single speed (what is Fixed-speed anyways?) how much does it actually weigh, not what is it’s shipping weight.

  7. JesseMarch 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The more people on bikes the better. If this super low price point gets people riding and out of cars, great! Because you know it wont be more than a year for that same person to get the fever and buy something that is nicer/faster/lighter/more practical. And that’s good for the local bike shop.

  8. rodemybokeMarch 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    sweet im getting one.

  9. GilMarch 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Three words: cheap poloz biek.

  10. bikerooMarch 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Please review this bike! I hope they sell ‘em in Canada, I’d love to have a cheap bike for rain riding.

  11. RaiynMarch 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Is this where I point and laugh that the hipsters have had their “culture” co-opted by “the Man”?

  12. COMO TimMarch 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I counted 48 spokes on at least the front wheel. It is a Walmart polo bike!

  13. RyanMarch 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I think its cool,I would thing they should have done a single speed before going straight to fixie,but eitherway its a fresh break from the norm.here in NZ department stores still think we all need cheap low quality mtb shit,where I work we sell shit as well but did get some road bikes in which even tho gears,crank and brakes were crap,the frame,bladed forks and wheels(alex rims) were better quality,they sold for $300 and had a good turn around,went on clearance for $100,so alot got sold and upgraded or SSed,shame our store buyers dont know much about bike culture or we would have a decent urban range of bikes

  14. JeffSMarch 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Come on… they can’t list the size, it’s a joke of a photoshop job, and country of origin is “USA and/or Imported”. We all know they came from China. Quit pretending we don’t. It’s not like your customers care anyway.

    If Wal-Mart was selling dollars for a nickel I still wouldn’t set foot in that place. They’d probably turn out to be fakes make out of some new concoction of lead paint and HFCS.

  15. chadMarch 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Brakes…….calipur

  16. BrotherTrucker4130March 27, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Oh my goodness! What took so long? Wallycat racing through home and garden anyone? Wait, wait. Everyday low prices on crochet sets and wiffle balls. Bike polo by the cart corral!

  17. ChelseaMarch 27, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I don’t trust wal-mart after my first bicycle I bought was a wal-mart mt. fury “mountain” bike that had both my rear dropouts sheer in half after I hit a concrete expansion joint hauling ass ,for a mountain bike, dropped into the 17th of 18 gears.

  18. AlexanderMarch 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I had always wondered what would happen if Wally World used their epic subsidization resources to make a somewhat practical commuter bike. From the picture, it appears to have a three-piece bottom bracket, track ends, and metal pedals. So what if it’s made in a sweatshop with cheap aluminum; at least it’s displacing the typical “QUADRUPLE SUSPENSION BAJILLION SPEED” dumpster-fillers.

    I can’t wait to see one of the can-collectors that frequent my alley rolling on one of these so I can check it out. Heck, I might even venture into a big blue box and ask to try one there.

  19. MikeMarch 29, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Looks like it is a singled speed with brakes, not a fixie. Thay just used the name “fixed Speed” as in only 1 speed. come on hipsters read description. ;)

  20. FixedMarch 30, 2010 at 11:52 am

    When they going to sell tall bikes?

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  22. PaulMarch 31, 2010 at 8:59 am

    it’s not the right time to be sober, the idiots have taken over…..

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