Huffy Nel Lusso

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Summary of Reviews

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

10 reasons to buy

  • Owners complimented the Nel Lusso’s ‘gorgeous’ retro styling.
  • A number of buyers felt this cruiser represented great value.
  • The heavy steel frame gave the impression of being well-built.
  • Some riders found the Nel Lusso comfortable to ride.
  • The basket proved useful for toting snacks and what-have-you.
  • Pastel colors (‘banana yellow’, ‘baby blue, ‘mint green’), drew buyers in .
  • Fenders protected riders from splashback.
  • Among included extras are a cup-holder and phone-holder.
  • Many owners found this cruiser easy to put together, by themselves.
  • Two owners deemed the Nel Lusso ‘durable’ after 2 and 4 years of use.

16 reasons not to buy

  • An expert said that the coaster brake did not stop the bike.
  • One expert pointed out a known welding fault on the frame.
  • Some buyers did not receive a rack with their bike.
  • Fenders arrived frequently bent.
  • Owners described the bike as exceedingly heavy and a drag uphills.
  • Wheels often arrived untrue, warped after 3 months use or one curb bump.
  • Instructions were described as generic and hard to follow.
  • Many riders experienced a lot of movement from the saddle.
  • There is a lot of variation in price, with some overpricing evident.
  • For one owner, a gooseneck snapped and pulled free after 6 months use.
  • Assembly was very difficult for a number of buyers.
  • Owners complained of this bike rusting easily, even under cover.
  • The rear tire frequently exploded on first rides.
  • One expert described the bike’s stickering as “cheap-looking”.
  • Some buyers saw many Nel Lussos in their area, lessening the bike’s uniqueness.
  • One owner received a bike with dust, scratches, rust, broken and missing parts and a chain that broke on the first day of use.

Bottom line

The Nel Lusso is an attractive bike that employs classic styling and which is best used in areas without hills. It is available in a 24” size for girls and shorter adults, as well as a 26” size for taller adults. One expert noted that the coaster brake may slow this heavy bike but won’t always stop it. This is a serious safety consideration. Many buyers found it easy to put together, but just as many struggled mightily with assembly. Quality seems to be hit and miss. For those that received a fully functional bike and enjoyed cruising on flat ground, the Nel Lusso pleased.

Expert Reviews

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Level 3 expert

Coaster Brake Issues on the Huffy Nel Lusso Cruiser Bicycle

Level 3 expert

The Nel Lusso I purchased only has one issue, but it’s a big issue. It can’t stop… The other problem was with the seat-tube welding onto the bottom bracket. That welding is known to be bad…

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Justeina Buchanan
Level 1 expert

Huffy Yellow 26 Nel Lusso Woman Bike Review

Level 1 expert

The bike is not for speed… I would recommend the bike for going to the beach… chillin’ out and like that. It’s not for long distance travel.

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Level 3 expert

Huffy Nel Lusso Cruiser Single-Speed Bicycle

Level 3 expert

It’s very nimble and agile but you don’t go fast. My average speed over the entire day of riding this bike was 6mph.

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Tony Bomboni
Level 1 expert

Bike Ride, Huffy Nel Lusso Demo

Level 1 expert

I just love it. It’s so cute, it’s so fashionable.

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