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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Huffy Stone Mountain. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
7 reasons to buy
- The Stone Mountain comes in options with 20”, 24” or 26” inch wheels. Each size is available in a standard (step-over) or step-through design.
- The Stone Mountain comes with a rear derailleur guard, to protect the derailleur.
- A few owners described the Stone Mountain’s high-tensile steel frame as sturdy.
- Buyers say the Stone Mountain takes 20 minutes to 1 hour to assemble and when complete, arrives with the required tools.
- As one pleased buyer put it, the Stone Mountain arrives “Mostly complete upon arrival.”
- Some buyers received an instructional assembly video, which they described as being just terrific.
- The Huffy Stone Mountain is cheap, dirt cheap. Some might say… suspiciously cheap.
40 reasons not to buy
- Huffy’s Stone Mountain regularly arrived missing vital parts including: seats, seatposts, seat collars, derailleurs, derailleur guards, chain links, wheel bolts, assembly tools, stems (stems were missing a wedge or binder bolts, brakes were missing tension screws) and most common of all... pedals. Buyers reported large gaps in the bike box while loose parts roamed free.
- Owners, especially children, found the Stone Mountain’s twist-shifter very tight and hard to wrench into first gear.
- The Stone Mountain’s paint is very thin. Owners reported it peeling off to expose bare steel, after removing a barcode sticker.
- Many riders report that the Stone Mountain’s handlebars won’t stay in place after repeated tightening. Children and adults fell off the bike as a result.
- A large number of Stone Mountain buyers found the bike’s saddle to be hard and uncomfortable.
- Huffy’s generic instruction manual is vague, unhelpful and not specific to the Stone Mountain.
- Owners said the Stone Mountain’s suspension fork is just for show and does not function.
- Stone Mountain riders found the bike’s kickstand to be very stiff and hard to move.
- Numerous owners got their seatpole trapped in the Stone Mountain’s seat-tube once lowered.
- At 31 to 38 lb, the Stone Mountain is significantly heavier than other bikes in this hybrid style.
- The Stone Mountain often arrived with untrue wheels. One buyer was left waiting for a replacement from Huffy that had not arrived after two months.
- Owners found the Stone Mountain’s saddle very difficult to tighten.
- Suspension forks sometimes arrived bent, despite ample packaging on the Stone Mountain.
- The Stone Mountain’s chainguard broke easily.
- Parts on the Stone Mountain were often overtightened, including hubs that slowed the bike, headsets that steered stiffly and bottom brackets so tight that cranks wouldn’t turn freely.
- The Stone Mountain’s crank arms bent easily, sometimes shortly after commencing riding.
- The Stone Mountain’s pedals were flimsy, snapping and bending easily.
- Tires are thin on the Stone Mountain, puncturing easily.
- Buyers said that the Stone Mountain was not sturdy.
- Riders of the Stone Mountain felt unsafe as the bike creaked and groaned beneath them.
- The Stone Mountain’s gears often grinded or didn’t work without professional attention.
- Brake levers snapped off on the Stone Mountain, sometimes on the first day of use.
- Multiple seat-tubes were bent on new Stone Mountains, making it impossible to insert a seatpole.
- The Stone Mountain’s gears often require constant adjustment.
- It was common to hear buyers say that the thrifty Stone Mountain was overpriced.
- Paint faded over a few months, even when the Stone Mountain was kept in a garage.
- A number of buyers received the wrong size bike, with 24” instead of 26” wheels.
- Seats snapped off the Stone Mountain’s seatpole, for at least three buyers.
- After a few miles on the Stone Mountain the crank assembly collapsed, spilling bearings.
- The Stone Mountain often arrived with multiple scratches and dings.
- Bearings, hubs, cranks and headsets arrived dry on the Stone Mountain, requiring grease.
- The Stone Mountain could arrive with an incorrect water bottle holder.
- Buyers were not granted a return policy after one month’s use and warranties were not fulfilled.
- Owners and mechanics stressed that, while marketed as an off-road bike, the Stone Mountain is not a mountain bike as parts easily fail when the bike is ridden on flat pavement.
- Derailleurs snapped off early, sometimes on the first ride of the Stone Mountain.
- For one owner, cogs in the Stone Mountain’s rear cassette separated after 10 miles use.
- Multiple buyers received their Stone Mountain with a bent frame.
- Huffy often failed to send out correct replacement parts or any replacement parts at all.
- The Stone Mountain’s tubes sometimes pop halfway through inflation.
- The Stone Mountain’s thin tires wore through after two months casual use.