Can a cheap Big Box Store mountain bike handle a mountain bike trail? Or will a mountain bike trail destroy a cheap bicycle.
We took a Walmart Hyper Shocker 26 Dual Suspension MTB to a real mountain bike trail – Wildwood Mountain Bike Trail. As expected, the trail quickly caused mechanical issues which led to a dangerous riding situation. We called it after only 15 minutes on the trail due to the handlebars no longer staying straight, regardless of how tight they adjustment nut was tightened. There were also issues with the bicycles brakes.
Stay safe! My advice would be to not ride a cheap Walmart mountain bike on a MTB trail! Save your money and buy a higher quality bicycle.