Re: debunking myths about walmart bikes
Ok back on topic. Wal-Mart doesn't produce their bicycles they buy them from manufactures that do build them. Wal-Mart is in business as a low price leader and to that end they are at the top of the pile. I wouldn't expect a serious bike racer to buy from Wally because they sell inexpensive entry level bikes for the casual rider. Bikes that were never designed to be operated under mechanical power, if they were they would come with motor mounts welded to the frame.
There's nothing wrong with the bikes they sell, they're designed to be pedaled around the block once a week by Barbie & Ken. There a couple of truism that everyone needs to be aware of:
1. You get what you pay for.
2. The best price may not the the lowest price.
There, I'm done. You can hate them or you can love them, as for me, "If it neither breaks my leg or picks my pocket, why should I care".