Online Cycling Store Your no 1 Customer Review Site – The Polaris Women’s Cruiser Bike boasts a laid-back steel cruiser frame that delivers unmatched comfort, the Polaris women’s cruiser bike is a great fit casual afternoon trips to the grocery store and rides around the neighborhood.
The Polaris Women’s Cruiser Bike offers such features as a single-speed drive train, a rear coaster brake for sure stopping power, and chrome fenders. The cushioned spring saddle and cruiser-style handlebars, meanwhile, will keep you in all-day comfort.
It is given 3 Stars by customers and following are a few reviews for the Polaris Women’s Cruiser Bike:
One of Two
Points about this bike:
– Polaris is just a brand slapped on the bike.
– This bike is manufactured by Cycle Force Group
– The metal shields bend easily and are not as easily straightened (rubbing issues)
– It’s worth the price I paid on Amazon (free shipping with Prime)
– The instructions are pretty much worthless
– This is a 26″ bike with no handbrakes, only coaster brake (turn the wheels backwards)
These were one-size-fits-all instructions including everything from suspension forks to hand brakes and so on — compared to the spider-man bike I got from the same manufacturer, this was really confusing. The other manual was very detailed but only had pertinent information.
When done, it was wobbly and too high (**installer error) and the wheels were rubbing which I attributed to untrue wheels (something you read a lot about with online bike purchases. See repair below for how the wheel situation was fixed.
**I went back and forth through the manual and couldn’t figure out what could have been wrong. I finally figured out that I (no joke) had the front wheel turned around when I installed the handlebars, only from the picture on Amazon.
The box was not evidently damaged, but the chain protector had a screw that had fallen out and was stripped to the point that it wouldn’t tighten, but not fall out on it’s own. The shields were not originally bent correctly (the arch at the top of the arms wasn’t even remotely symmetrical and showed no signs of being bent right in the first place, then re-bent into this position). This also did not appear to be a return.
I had the same size screw with coarser threads which fixed the chain guard. The rubbing got less when I inflated the tires, but still was a problem, looking under the shields, I discovered that they weren’t straight. The thing to do is to take them off, take the legs off of them, and straighten them in reference to a flat surface, then reinstall them. On-the-fly adjustment (bending something slightly) gets exponentially out of alignment and you’ll need to take them off if you don’t get it in the first two adjustments.
Miscellaneous, buying bikes online:
I buy with confidence on Amazon when I’m unsure about a product because they always make it right, but I really didn’t want to send this back; it was too much trouble. That worked out because I was forced to get it right and now it’s a serviceable bike at a reasonable price.
If you’re looking at this bike, you’re probably confused about quality because you see $50 bikes at your local stores and $400 bikes that look exactly the same at the bike shop. I’d say this is a happy compromise . . . This is a good purchase if you’re patient and a bit handy, but if you want it to just work, I’d recommend finding a place that SERVICES bikes to get one from, as it CAN Be a headache.
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