What Happens When a Pro Mountain Biker Test Rides a Walmart Bike

Mountain bikes are getting expensive. Most of the bikes I come across are worth more than my car. Unfortunately, you kind of need a nice bike to hit most trails. Even professional riders wouldn’t be able to get by with a dirt-cheap bike, no matter how skilled they are. Mountain biking is one of those sports where good equipment goes a long way. In this video, pro jonny Phil Kmetz buys a $180 Walmart bike, and puts it through it paces.

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Huffys are pretty righteous for the street. On the trail? Not so much. They can be found in the sporting goods section of one-stop-shopping stores for less than a tenth of the price of their high-quality competitors. The Huffy Carnage may look like a decent bike (and if all you have is $180 to spend on a bike, it might be for you). But this is what Kmetz found out about the brand after charging it down a hefty trail at Thunder Mountain Bike Park in Charlemont, Massachusetts. Thankfully, he got down in one piece. The bike didn’t fare the same.

 

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