I would bet that there is a large degree of badge engineering going on there. In other words.... someone paid to brand it as a Honda. If they are selling this bike for 170 bucks, what do you think it actually cost them before they paid Honda for the right to use the name? We all know that Honda's aren't cheap when they are in fact made by Big Red - lawnmowers, dirtbikes, and if they made bikes - I suspect that they would be a bit more expensive than similar models from their rivals.
I was in a bike shop a couple months ago, they had a bike that said kawasaki on it. It was also about $170, I thought it was cool because I own threee kawasakis but after looking at it closer. It was a peice of junk. It would have been a total waste of money. A decent freestyle bike is at least $300-$400. Do you plan on doing freestyle with it or just riding around the neighborhood? if you want to do serious riding with it go to a bike shop and get a good bike. If it's for just riding around and doing a few tricks, it's probably ok.
Up in Canada Sears sells the "Jeep" line of bikes and they are complete garbage. They were having problems with the steering stems snapping at the neck at inopportune times and launching you over the bars.
Originally posted by Chili Up in Canada Sears sells the "Jeep" line of bikes and they are complete garbage. They were having problems with the steering stems snapping at the neck at inopportune times and launching you over the bars.
It says it has a hi-ten (high tensile steel) frame and fork, that is cheap bike talk for bad tubing, I would not ever reccomend taking a hi-ten frame on an actual BMX track, good bmx steel frames are Cro-mo (chrome-moly alloy) it might be OK for cruising around the pits......... but the components and frame are cheesey :|
Wow, I went away for a few days and thought this post would have completely died! I guess not. Yea, I figured out that the "Honda Racing" bike was junk. I'm looking at a Haro SX Comp. Looks pretty nice! And from what I heard It's a really good deal at $350.