Re: Butterscootch Blunder - Don't buy Huffy
And I can't help but suspect that the rider himself has a lot to do with whether a bike lasts or not.
I've known folks who destroy everything they touch while others just seem to 'get it'.
They know how much force an object can take under whichever circumstances and they don't go beyond the limit. Even if it's not conscious.
I sound like I'm saying to those who've had these bikes crap out, "You're beating up on your bike". But that's not really it.
Rolling down a road subjects a bike to all sorts of shocks and stresses. From different directions, with different intensities, etc. Some folks are able to dodge and soften these better than others.