Author Topic: Huffy Seastar girls bike  (Read 463 times)

bender

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Huffy Seastar girls bike
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:19:57 AM »
Got this bike for $50 at Walmart for my daughter two years ago.  It's seen a lot of use and been a great kids bike.  This year we went and picked up a new one - same name, same decent quality for a kids bike, just different colors.  Still $50.  Now both kids have the same bike.  My older daughter isn't quite ready for a 24", so she'll be riding her seastar for one more year.

Pretty good bang for your buck for a 20" girls bike.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/20G-SEA-STAR-PINK/126003360

As for assembly, the first one we bought pre-assembled and had no issues.  This one came in a box since they had none assembled at the time.  The assembly is pretty easy - install front tire, seat post and handlebars.  I think I needed a 15mm wrench, but an adjustable will do in a pinch.  One of the pedals didn't freely spin to my satisfaction, so I went online and ordered free warranty replacement pedals (took about 5 minutes).  I should have waited because after an hour of riding, the pedal now spins freely (I guess it had to be broken in).

For the bike enthusiasts that may disagree:  Yes they may have a lot of junky bikes at Walmart, I'm not saying it's a good idea to buy any bike they carry.  I'm pointing out that this particular bike is decent quality at a super low price.  I recommend people check it out before dropping $300 at a bike shop for a 20" bike that will be outgrown in a couple of years.  We've had good experience with other Huffy bikes in 12" and 16" sizes as well, but had a bad experience with a different brand (Avigo).