Kulana Cruiser

67/100
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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Numbers of Gears
1, 7
Weight
42.0 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

8 reasons to buy

  • The simplicity of the singlespeed version of this bike was attractive.
  • The ride quality was deemed smooth.
  • Numerous owners said this cruiser was comfortable to ride, even over longer distances.
  • Owners found the deep green color to be attractive for all genders.
  • The price of this cruiser is very low. Some owners saw it as good value for the money.
  • Several buyers found assembly to be trouble-free.
  • Reviewers commented positively on this bike’s fern decals and general finish.
  • A couple of Kulana users were convinced of this bike’s durability.

16 reasons not to buy

  • Frame damage was abundant. Many bikes arrived with scratches, some with dents.
  • Seats sometimes arrived ripped.
  • In some situations both wheels were received warped, sometimes severely.
  • Dented and crooked fenders were very common.
  • Front forks were occasionally bent.
  • Seat coverings quickly came undone after minimal use.
  • Multiple cyclists reported having difficulty climbing hills on this cruiser.
  • This cruiser easily attracted rust, which appeared in as little as two months.
  • Missing parts were a concern, including axle nuts and washers.
  • Packaging was criticized for being insufficient.
  • Quality of construction was found wanting. Stems were sometimes crooked.
  • In many instances, lubrication was inadequate on bearings, chains etc.
  • Tubes were low quality. They sometimes exploded upon inflation and often arrived ripped.
  • The 42 pound weight of this cruiser is a bit of a drag.
  • There are no bosses or eyelets for a standard rack.
  • Tires were accused of being weak - and often needed swift replacement.

Bottom line

This Kulana bike goes by many names. There are numerous quality concerns with this steed; including damage straight out of the box, under-lubed bearings, bottom-brackets and chains. Experienced bike hobbyists were happy to deal with these issues, as they were able to do so for a minimal cost. The shapely frame was used by D.I.Y. bike mechanics, to make a fully custom ride.

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User Ratings

70/100 based on 66 ratings
  • 5 star
    41%
  • 4 star
    18%
  • 3 star
    11%
  • 2 star
    9%
  • 1 star
    21%

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