The Nel Lusso is a cruiser bicycle available at Walmart for $119. It’s heavy, has very few parts that aren’t steel, and has a single speed. The bicycle features a coaster brake and a dual spring wide saddle for comfort and ease of use.
This bike looks and functions like an old bicycle from years ago. If you’re nostalgic to relive times when bikes were simple and didn’t have all the gears and components of today’s modern bikes – this may be the bicycle for you!
That’s my issue with big box bikes. Most of the bikes you find on department store shelves are loaded with features and component like a full suspension, a front suspension fork, 3 gears up front and 6-8 in the rear. They sell many of these bikes for under $99. If a company is adding features but not increasing the cost…they’re making the difference up in other areas. Areas like component quality. This can be potentially dangerous. If someone buys what looks like a full suspension mountain bike and tries to mimic what their buddy on a high end bike that looks oddly similar does – they will likely end up with a broken bike and possibly worse.
The Nel Lusso is simple goodness. I did have a problem with the brake, but i’ll have that looked at. If it requires repair I can swap it out for another. My long term goal is to see if a basic barebones single speed bike of today can hold up like the bikes from childhood that were ridden hard and never pampered.
note: this is a corrected video. In a previous video I incorrectly stated this bicycle as a fixie bike. This is not a fixed gear bicycle. It is a single-speed bicycle.
Stay tuned! More great bicycle videos to come!