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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the sixthreezero In The Barrel. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
5 reasons to buy
- A number of cyclists commented on their cruiser’s ‘smooth’ ride quality.
- More than one owner felt comfortable aboard the 'In The Barrel'.
- Assembly was uncomplicated for many reviewers, taking about an hour.
- Some owners said 21-speeds handled hills nicely, while 3-speeds shifted easily.
- Fanciers said the bike looked ‘cool’, ‘classic’ and attracted with a matte-black finish.
14 reasons not to buy
- Pedals frequently broke on first rides, or shortly thereafter.
- Brakes didn’t stop riders well.
- Laidback geometry means geared models are needed for climbing.
- Paint came scuffed, scratched and bubbling, even under protective wrapping.
- Bent and broken spokes were common on new bikes.
- The 'In The Barrel' is heavy at 40.0lbs.
- The seatpole seemed notoriously difficult to tighten.
- Wheels easily came untrue and warped.
- Stickers and head badges were deemed ‘cheesy’ - and peeled easily.
- Some owners said the 'In The Barrel' lacked durability.
- Gear-shifting issues were rife.
- Loose slag from welding rattled noisily inside some buyers’ frames.
- One reviewer said that poor-quality headset and crank bearings were gritty.
- Numerous owners found gearing too low, leading to spinny pedaling.