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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.