I just read this article:
“The problem with budget bikes is everything. They’re literally built to fail.”www.vice.com
What say you, bike people? Should Walmart stop selling bikes to those who just want a bike and arent serious riders? I get the gripe, but average kids mom and dad arent going to buy a $500 first bike that he might not even ride. Would removing cheap bikes from department stores deter folks from wanting to ride a bike?
I think that after a few lawsuits from parents whose kids got really messed up by riding the pot metal, duct tape welded Wal Trash toye bikes, tey might change their mind
cleverly, they put a very small disclaimer sticker on the bike warning against riding in legit ssituations, and that is their out for this
So yes, they should....but they won't, becasue the almighty dollar is the most important thing.
Hell if I was a bike mechanic, I would want these things to stay around b/c that right there is a steady flow of work/income...though, a lot of shops will not work on bikes that weren't purchased there now-a-days