Huffy Cranbrook

77/100
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36.6 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Huffy Cranbrook. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • A mechanically adept owner said a correctly assembled Cranbrook rides smoothly.
  • A reviewer said handling was sharp and graceful.
  • An owner described the ‘Midnight Blue’ Cranbrook as “beautiful”.
  • The Cranbrook’s geometry suited a casual, cruisy approach.
  • A number of owners found assembly easy and minimal.
  • Some owners saw the Cranbrook as well-built and sturdy.
  • For the low price, this Cruiser struck buyers as great value.
  • An owner reported riding 2,384 miles without any mechanical issues.
  • Retro looks were a big drawcard of the Cranbrook.
  • Though squeaky, the sprung saddle was comfortable on long rides.
  • Included fenders did their job well in wet conditions.

9 reasons not to buy

  • Occasionally, warped wheels had to be trued from new.
  • Tubes were punctured by unfinished spoke nipples and valve edges.
  • Factory error resulted in lopsided and bent handlebars.
  • A bent axle and coaster hub failure appeared after 6 months use.
  • At 36.6lbs the Cranbrook proved weighty, especially on climbs.
  • Not infrequently, scratches were evident on new bikes.
  • Bent fenders were an occasional concern.
  • Cranbrooks sometimes arrived missing small parts
  • An owner had to replace pedals, a chain and a rear wheel after 2 months.

Bottom line

The Huffy Cranbrook comes at the lowest of prices, even for a single-speed beach cruiser. For your dollar, your purchase is pot-luck, to some extent. A number of buyers got a well-functioning, low-end bike that did the job of casual cruising on lowland terrain… as long as it was assembled correctly. For other riders, poorly finished and warped rims presented a barrier to riding and enjoying their bike. At this price, it was strongly suggested that buyers got their Cranbrook professionally assembled by a non-judgemental mechanic. As the base for a custom lowrider, klunker or dragster project, the Cranbrook presented less unwelcome surprises.

Expert Reviews

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KevCentral
Level 3 expert

$__ Huffy Cranbrook Men’s Cruiser Bicycle from [Retailer]

Level 3 expert

Everything you would expect for a [low cost] beach cruiser… nothing fancy, nothing performance… The finish… looks good, but not very durable… the welds on this bike don’t look good… Upgrades aside, I think this is a great cruiser for $##. It looks good, it feels good and it seems like it’s gonna hold up…

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Suburban Hunter-Gatherer
Level 1 expert

2019 Walmart Huffy Cranbrook Beach Cruiser Review & Ride-Along

Level 1 expert

I could get everywhere I need to go on this. I’d just have to work a little harder… It really performed better than I could have expected… This was a budget bike that turned into a not-so-budget bike, after the 2 tubes that I bought, the pedals, the wheel-truing… I’m pretty happy with this. I like the look.

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User Ratings

77/100 based on 1464 ratings
  • 5 star
    51%
  • 4 star
    18%
  • 3 star
    9%
  • 2 star
    7%
  • 1 star
    14%

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