26" Hyper Shocker Men's Bike received this item from the Walmart Spark Review Program for no compensation - just an honest review. OK – I’ll admit – I’m not familiar with the Hyper brand name for bikes – and at around $99 in price – didn’t know what to expect when UPS dropped off this package. First things first – it was well packaged and took a bit to clip all the cardboard protection off the bike – which did a great job of protecting the painted frame from unintended blemishes. Assembly only took about ½ hour and included installing the seat, 2 pedals, front handlebar, 2 reflectors, and the front wheel. The only tools you’ll need are 2 adjustable crescent wrenches, heavy duty scissors, and a phillips head screwdriver. The bike looks awesome with its flat black and glossy black frame with hot red graphic accents. It has a dual suspension steel frame (front fork shocks and strut on frame located under the seat area) that gives the 26" Hyper Shocker Bike a comfortable ride, even on off-road surfaces. The shifters on this 18-speed bike are manufactured by reliable Shimano and features easy-to-use, twist-grip shifting located by both hand grips. It also has a 3-piece high-performance crank for pedaling, as well as powerful linear-pull front and rear brakes (which might need a bit of adjusting out of the box), which makes it ready to take on any adventure. The knobby tires will grip any off-road surface giving you a safe and secure ride – but still provide a smooth effortless ride on paved surfaces. The deluxe padded seat is fairly comfortable for a stock saddle, and features an alloy quick-release seat clamp for easy adjustment of the seat height. Assembled dimensions are 67"L x 42"H x 24"W, Weight: 32 lbs, Pedals: resin platform pedals. Bike is designed for persons 5’2” to 5’10” in height. My son – who is just below this limit – rode it comfortably with no problems, whatsoever. My wife’s test ride came back with glowing reviews – declaring that it rode smoother and with less effort than her mountain bike – which cost more! At 6’3” – the bike even adjusted to comfortable riding position for myself. The shifters worked smoothly, and the brakes were secure, however, the brake handles are positioned in an odd location and cannot be adjusted to a more comfortable one due to the location of the gear selector grip. I only wish my old bike had the suspension components that the Hyper Shocker has – because it is a much more comfortable ride once you adjust the main shock absorber to your comfort level.
Russell R. Herman
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