Micargi Lowrider

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32.0 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

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

5 reasons to buy

  • The retro styling is a big draw for buyers.
  • For many owners, assembly was easily completed in under an hour.
  • Girls’ versions were deemed ‘cute’. Pink, glitterized paint was ‘gorgeous’.
  • One parent said his daughter’s ‘Hero’ model held up well after 2.5 years use.
  • Lowriders were ‘muscular’ enough to handle a 130lb adult woman or a 150lb boy.

10 reasons not to buy

  • Dented fenders were common. Other damage included bent front forks and dings.
  • Stock grips felt cheap to some owners.
  • ‘Chrome’ on handlebars was actually silver plastic, often arriving cracked.
  • Apparently, 144-spoke rims on the ‘Prince’ model did not arrive as pictured.
  • The tall ‘ape-hanger’ handlebars made steering a learning process for kids.
  • Reputedly, customer service did not address faulty parts well.
  • Packaging wasn’t always good. Seatpoles poked through boxes. Parts went missing.
  • Instructions were described as terrible, vague and hard to follow.
  • Componentry didn’t show precision engineering. Parts threaded and fit poorly.
  • Colors sometimes differed from photographs.

Bottom line

Nostalgia was a great attraction for parents buying the ‘Hero’ and ‘Prince’ lowrider models from Micargi. Many Moms and Dads wanted their kids to have a low-slung cruiser just like the one that they used to ride. It’s sad to say that Micargi’s new models are not what parents remembered. Quality and product condition often disappointed, making this a risky purchase. Buyers also noted that the product didn’t always match online advertising. Paint color differed from photographs, a seat might be black (rather than being colored to match the frame). Sometimes the manufacturer offered replacement of faulty parts, but did not fulfill this promise. If you’re ready to upgrade, replace or customize, a Micargi lowrider may be a good place to start.

Expert Reviews

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User Ratings

77/100 based on 62 ratings
  • 5 star
    63%
  • 4 star
    15%
  • 3 star
    8%
  • 2 star
    5%
  • 1 star
    10%

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Rankings

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#63 Best Kids
Bottom 10%
#23 Best Beach Cruiser
Bottom 30%
#255 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 20%

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