Huffy Stone Mountain

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
6, 21
Weight
31, 35, 38 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

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.

Bottom line

As a Halloween surprise for your child, the Stone Mountain is perfect. Why? Because gifting the Stone Mountain is akin to having an evil witch place a curse upon your firstborn. While one huge online retailer tells us that this bike has mostly 5-star ratings, we can see that numbers are almost matched between 1-star and 5-star written reviews. You can find this bike mentioned in a “Worst Bike Ever” page on a very popular mountain bike forum. One mechanically proficient parent and buyer says to, “...consider this a new fixer upper. Now you might get lucky and end up with one with few issues, but be prepared....or save yourself the headache and go buy from your local bike shop. You’ll thank me later.” Riders found the Stone Mountain unsafe and parents were scared to let their children ride it, largely due to the handlebars frequently coming loose after repeated tightening. As one father and reviewer put it, “Don't buy this bike expecting the same quality you got as a kid when you got a new Huffy.” Many parts fail, break and require replacement after the first few months of ownership. “Someone”, says one buyer, ”Needs to be liable and pay for these crap products that end up in a dump.” There are numerous reports available from disheartened parents who allowed their child to spend their own money on this dysfunctional bike, the Huffy Stone Mountain.

Expert Reviews

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User Ratings

85/100 based on 2857 ratings
  • 5 star
    64%
  • 4 star
    16%
  • 3 star
    8%
  • 2 star
    4%
  • 1 star
    9%

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