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WalMart, Fat Bikes, makes sense to me.

Postby G.Cook » March 21st, 2013, 2:36 pm

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Postby iamkickstand » March 21st, 2013, 3:00 pm

pretty much lost all respect for Cam Zink over that one. Sure, I'd want the money, but to endorse a walmart bike that kids are going to think they can emulate the things cam zink does on and end up getting hurt? lame.

As for the fatbike, at least that one is reasonably priced.
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Postby AllMountin' » March 21st, 2013, 3:53 pm

That's a heckuva value for a beach cruiser. The same coaster brake fattie setup from Sun runs 600 plus from my LBS, and isn't trail appropriate at that price point either. It's a usage that doesn't require too much out of the bike.

I think this is one situation where a Walmart bike might actually make sense.
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Postby 300hp » March 21st, 2013, 8:27 pm

iamkickstand wrote:pretty much lost all respect for Cam Zink over that one. Sure, I'd want the money, but to endorse a walmart bike that kids are going to think they can emulate the things cam zink does on and end up getting hurt? lame.

As for the fatbike, at least that one is reasonably priced.


I dunno man,

We live in a sports culture where athlete endorsements sell products. Skateboards, ice skates, footballs, cars, you name it. Mirraco bikes have been in big box stores for ages.

At least it's a dirt jump-ish frame with a chainguide. Maybe it'll get more people into the sport, which is all that really matters.

I can't say I've lost respect for him. Zink has a very finite lifespan in this sport, and the chance of catastrophic career ending injury or death is pretty high. Making some cash and opening up dirt mtb's to a wider audience is ok with me.

Also, I would by that beach cruiser. *beep*, I might get one. Throw some origin8 tires on it and have a cruise around in the winter, why not?
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Postby rvd » March 21st, 2013, 8:56 pm

If peopleofwalmart.com is any indication, then this is a match made in heaven.
I bet they sell like hot cakes in Mississippi.
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Postby xcrdr » March 21st, 2013, 9:17 pm

Many greats have done it. Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra, Jeremy McGrath.
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Postby iamkickstand » March 21st, 2013, 9:20 pm

300hp wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:pretty much lost all respect for Cam Zink over that one. Sure, I'd want the money, but to endorse a walmart bike that kids are going to think they can emulate the things cam zink does on and end up getting hurt? lame.

As for the fatbike, at least that one is reasonably priced.


I dunno man,

We live in a sports culture where athlete endorsements sell products. Skateboards, ice skates, footballs, cars, you name it. Mirraco bikes have been in big box stores for ages.

At least it's a dirt jump-ish frame with a chainguide. Maybe it'll get more people into the sport, which is all that really matters.

I can't say I've lost respect for him. Zink has a very finite lifespan in this sport, and the chance of catastrophic career ending injury or death is pretty high. Making some cash and opening up dirt mtb's to a wider audience is ok with me.

Also, I would by that beach cruiser. *beep*, I might get one. Throw some origin8 tires on it and have a cruise around in the winter, why not?

I hear ya....I do.....I know pro mtb'ers only have a limited time to make some cash doing it, I get that too.....

I just think of the kid at boyne last year who taco'd a *beep* rim and was all busted up because he was out riding on what he thought was a mountain bike.....

I think of what would happen if my kid saw this and went to his mom and begged her to buy it and went out in the woods thinking he was cam zink cause he was on cam zink's signature ride and it folds underneath him....

I lose respect for people who are willing to put their name on a *beep* wallwyworld bike, and risk kids getting their asses cracked because some pro mtb dude needs to make a buck and didn't have a back up plan for life.....

On the flip side I think I am going to buy that fat bike and give it a real thrashing :mrgreen:
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Postby Roy » March 22nd, 2013, 7:15 am

This just might be a prank, you might of been punked.
I looked at all 410 WalMart on line bikes and there was no Zink.

Maybe you can find it?
Can you find a 5K fat bike with that content.

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Postby Sortaslow » March 22nd, 2013, 7:45 am

Roy wrote:This just might be a prank, you might of been punked.
I looked at all 410 WalMart on line bikes and there was no Zink.

Maybe you can find it?
Can you find a 5K fat bike with that content.

Roy


Took about 2 seconds to find. Here is the link for mobile.
http://mobile.walmart.com/m/phoenix;jsessionid=3456D9F5B3F1DD456DE1E41CC0508EEE#ip/26-Hyper-Cam-Zink-Men-s-Bike-Black/21616173

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http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Hyper-Cam-Zink-Men-s-Bike-Black/21616173
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Postby CraveSingletrack » March 22nd, 2013, 8:48 am

That mongoose fat bike, although a heavy pig, could be made a very serviceable fat bike with a few mods.
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Postby Sortaslow » March 22nd, 2013, 1:16 pm

kyleRIG29er wrote:That mongoose fat bike, although a heavy pig, could be made a very serviceable fat bike with a few mods.

I think so too. I mean *beep*, the tires alone on some reg fatbikes cost more than this whole thing!
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Postby i69whitey » March 22nd, 2013, 1:22 pm

Can't wait to garbage pick one in a couple years.
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Postby ibisman » March 22nd, 2013, 7:03 pm

The frame on the "fatbike" is listed as steel.
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Postby deuxdiesel » March 23rd, 2013, 4:49 am

I wonder if it has the "Not for Off-Road Use" sticker on it?
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