1  The bike details

1 Firmstrong Urban Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle

Firmstrong Urban Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle

1.1 Description

  • 26-inch women’s three-speed cruiser bike shifts quickly and easily while riding hills
  • Classic curvy beach cruiser design with 15-inch durable steel frame and aluminum wheels
  • White-wall balloon tires for a cushioned ride; easy-to-use coaster brakes
  • Oversized seat with dual springs for added comfort, wide handlebars with rubber grips
  • Sized for women from 5 to 6 feet tall

1.2 The best review

 First off, I love my new bike!

About me: I am a 61-year-old, 5′ 2″ woman and I live in the desert southwest, not at the beach. I have been riding a 24″ aluminum Kent girl’s bike for 4 months around 5 miles/day. I ride on paved roads, but some of them are rough in spots, leading to a jarring and noisy ride from the rattling on that bike. Perhaps the Kent bike is not be intended to be ridden in these conditions for an adult’s exercise, so I began looking for a new bike. I found great reviews about Firmstrong and Beachbikes.com.

I was concerned about the fact that the Urban Lady does not have a low step-thru, but the “Finding the right size” video and the “Test Ride Guarantee” convinced me to try a 26″ bike, and it’s a great fit. I’m still able to do a modified step-thru dismount by coasting on the left pedal while I step thru. The adjustable handlebars are great and have made riding so much more comfortable than my small bike where I had to lean too far forward because I couldn’t adjust the handlebars. The steel construction also makes a far better (and less noisy) riding experience as I no longer feel every bump in the road, or maybe it’s the larger tires, I don’t know.

Assembly was easy once I purchased a set of hex keys. The seat is comfortable, tho I did use my own bike seat. I feel I get a little traction because of the stitching on my seat, but maybe I’m just used to it.

I haven’t heard from a mechanic, but I did get a welcome email from Dustin, in which I was encouraged to contact BeachBikes if I need assistance.

Bottom line: awesome bike!

2 Schwinn 20-Inch Loop Folding Bike

Schwinn 20-Inch Loop Folding Bike

2.1 Description

  • 20 – inch folding bicycle designed for commuting
  • Low stand over frame and rigid fork for easy on and off
  • Sure stopping alloy linear pull brakes
  • 7 speed drivetrain to get up hills easily
  • Nylon carrying bag included

2.2 The best review

I’m very happy with the bike. It’s solid and so cute. It came quickly and was a snap to put together – basically, just unfolding it! I have found it difficult to fold it back up but that has more to do with the fact that I probably lack upper-body strength. My (male) housemate was able to fold it for me just fine.
I just love the handlebar! It’s so nice to be able to ride in a seated position, after riding hunched over on road bikes. I had to adjust the seat height up a few inches. I’m a 5’8″ slim-to-average, 50 y/o female and the saddle did hurt my butt. I had ordered the Sunlite Cloud 9 seat at the same time, so I put it on there as soon as it came in. (If you work out and your butt is firm, you may not experience any discomfort with the original seat.)
Now, that I replaced the seat and adjusted the height, I am so very happy with the bike and riding experience! I also added a basket for my 4 lb dog. We are enjoying this bike very much.

3 Firmstrong Urban Man Beach Cruiser Bicycle

Firmstrong Urban Man Beach Cruiser Bicycle 

3.1 Description

  • 26-inch men’s seven-gear cruiser bike for faster speeds and better hill climbing
  • Classic curvy beach cruiser design with 17-inch durable steel frame and 26-inch aluminum wheels
  • Front and rear handbrakes operated via handlebar; white-wall balloon tires for a cushioned ride
  • Oversized seat with dual springs for added comfort; wide handlebars with foam grips
  • Sized for men from 5 feet, 4 inches to 6 feet, 2 inches tall

3.2 The best review

I am 6′ 2″ tall. The bike sets up perfectly for my height. I don’t think that it would be large enough for anyone who is taller.

The bike is easy to set up, although you need tools — allen wrench, wrench set, phillips screwdriver. Plus, you will need a knife to cut the packing tape and a pliers to pull out the staples that hold the box together. I bought two bikes — one for me and one for my wife. Once I understood the instructions, the second bike was easy to install. It took longer for the first bike, but the instructions were straight forward and simple. One person can assemble the bike easily in about 30 minutes.

The gears on this bike (mine was a 3-speed) are amazingly smooth. There is sufficient range within the gears to account for hilly, but not steep hills, terrain.

The bike does not feature quick release seat settings. So, you will need to adjust the seat with an allen wrench if the bike will be used by more than one person.

The bike rides nicely. Brakes are coaster type (backward pressure on the pedals) and they work smoothly.

Summary: A very nice cruising bike that is easy to assemble.

4 Mongoose Dolomite 26 Men s Fat Tire Bike

Mongoose Dolomite 26 Men s Fat Tire Bike

4.1 Description

  • Steel fat tire frame
  • Supersized 26″ x 4″ all terrain knobby tires
  • 7 speed twist shifter with Shimano 7 speed rear derailleur
  • 26 inch alloy Super wide rims with front and rear disc brakes
  • Thread less headset and 3 piece alloy rims

4.2 The best review

This bike is awesome. First of all, this isnt some $1500+, lightweight fancy pants bike. If that is what you are looking for then why are you looking at a $300 bike in the first place. This bike is sturdy and tough, it has some weight to it but that is because its solid. I ordered this bike on a Sunday morning and it arrived on Tuesday morning. Talk about fast shipping.
The box had some dings and small tears but nothng that worried me. Taking the bike out of the box, it was nice to see is was very secure. No loose pieces, everything tied and wrapped together. Assemble was a breeze. The rear wheel is already on. Installing the front wheel was easy but take your time. This was the first time I ever worked with disc brakes on a bike and it took a second to get everything to line up. The handle bars just needed aligning and tightening, pedals were properly marked with arrows indication which side and way to tighten, and the seat was quickly installed. FINE TUNING.
The rear gears and rear brake were already perfect and didnt need any adjustment. The front wheel did. The rotor was dragging against the pads big time. It took me about 5 minutes to loosen and adjust the front caliper to get the proper alignment and then adjust the pads so the wheel turned freely. No big deal, you can figure it out if you have an inkling of mechanical knowledge. Now ready to air the tires. Make sure you have an electric pump. I put 30psi in each tire with an hand pump and was exhausted. These tires are huge. FIRST RIDE. The brakes will need some adjusting afterwards. Just because they are disc brakes, you will not stop on a dime but the brakes are very effective and a lot better than the old style.
There is a lot of road noise from the tires. Wasn’t expecting that but can totally understand it. Twist gear shift works great, uphill climbs are a piece of cake in high gear, mid range is great for cruising. Easily completed 6 mile trip first time out with no issues. WHAT I’VE NOTICED. I am 6’4. 295 pounds. The bike says its rated for 250 pounds but it does not mind the extra 45 pounds at all. I felt the hand grips were too small, not big enough around to grip comfortably.
The right grip is also a half grip because if the shifter. I did inadvertanely shift grears a couple of times by accident because my hands are big. A trip to the bike shop and a new pair of larger grips with paddles on the end fixed that. Rolled the factory grips off and install the new ones. I loosened the right brake lever and gear selecter and moved them further in so now both handles are full size. Changing gears and braking is no problem and the new grips are much more comfortable. The factory pedals felt very small to me, not wide enough. Bought some BMX pedals which were about an inch and a half wider and now have a very firm platform when pedaling.
There are two reflectors on the back frame. My right foot kept hitting one. It had to go. The only thing I think I might do now if see if I cant get handlebars that come up a little higher. Since I ahd the seat so tall, I am leaned over more than I like. Just a comfort thing. I changed out the seat with a wider one cause my butt is wider too but the factory seat is very nice. PUBLIC REACTION. Get ready to answer questions when you go out. THis bike gets the stares from everyone. I’ve had people pull up next to me in cars and ask me what it is.
It draws a crowd so do not leave it unsecure. I even had a discussion where one of those people who spend all the big money on road bikes and wear the bike shorts and race jerseys was criticizing my bike as not being a real bike. He left in a huff when I pointed out my bike didn’t cost a house payment, I can go any place he can go but he cant do the same and I get more of a workout making those big ass tires move compared to his skinny ones. I have not seen another Fat Tire Bike where I live, it very unique. I think you will love the bike if you buy it. Just know you are buying a Mongoose and not a Cannondale. Ride it and have fun, like it was designed for.

5 6KU Aluminum Fixed Gear Single Speed Fixie Urban Track Bike

 6KU Aluminum Fixed Gear Single Speed Fixie Urban Track Bike

5.1 Description

  • 6061 double butted alloy smooth welding
  • 32H F/R flip-flop hub for optional fixed or free wheel riding
  • 1 1/8 inch alloy fork
  • 30mm deep V double wall alloy wheels with a flip-flop hub
  • Easy removable front/rear brakes

5.2 The best review

This is by far the absolute fixie for the money! Frame is ALUMINIUM hence its alot lighter then most fixie on amazon! I lifted up the frame and was amazed on how light it was. about give or take ~3lbs. Rims are superb, track style aero rims with high flange hubs. IT is alot smother then my other fixie aero rims. It is lighter also.

Beside shipment being a little damage, the bike assemble gloriously. Add some lighter or carbon rims to this setup and you have yourself a high end fixed gear bike. While the components is not “high end” or “name brand”, it gets the job done. So far i have put 100+ miles on it and no issues whatsoever.

6 sixthreezero Around the Block Women 26-Inch Cruiser Bike

sixthreezero Around the Block Women 26-Inch Cruiser Bike

6.1 Description

  • Classic seven-speed Women’s cruiser bike ideal for casual, comfortable riding around the neighborhood
  • Curved beach cruiser design with 17-inch durable steel frame and aluminum wheels; blacked-out components for added style
  • Front and rear handbrakes for easy stopping; wide cruiser bike handlebars with high-density foam grips; rear rack for use with your pannier bag
  • Wide whitewall tires featuring waffle tread and Black Walled rims for a smooth ride
  • Fits riders from 5 feet, to 6 feet tall; comes 85 percent assembled

6.2 The best review

We purchased two bikes: a sixthreezero women’s 26″ single speed and a Firmstrong men’s 26″ single speed. Purchases were made based on availability since the bikes are rated similarly.
We love both bikes: both bikes handled my 5’7” 280 lb frame and my wife’s 5”6” 140 lb physique easily. Both are very comfortable to ride and the construction seems to be about the same. Some parts are identical such as the pedals, seat post clamp, and reflectors. Both bikes were easy to assemble and both arrived in excellent condition.Here’s where we found differences in the two bikes:
The sixthreezero comes with a carrier rack pre-installed. We really like this additional feature.
The Firmstrong’s seat is firmer than the sixthreezero. For us the sixthreezero seat is more comfortable.
The sixtthreezero came with basic tools for assemble. The Firmstrong did not.

Although it seems like you can’t go wrong with either of these bikes, we found that the small differences in the sixthreezero made it our favorite.

7 Mongoose Men Malus Fat Tire Bike Silver

Mongoose Men Malus Fat Tire Bike Silver

7.1 Description

  • Mongoose Supersized beach cruiser 26” X 4″ knobby tires
  • Cruiser design frame with plenty of clearance to conquer any terrain
  • Alloy 4″ wide wheel set with disc brakes
  • 7 speed gearing with Shimano rear derailleur
  • 3 piece cranks and beach cruiser pedals

7.2 The best review

I bought this bike three weeks ago and have been riding it daily. This bike has made me fall in love in riding bikes all day. I bought this bike because I went nuts and tried to do a weight loss challenge and tore my Plantar Fascia and went down hard while attempting to do a short sprint. I’m a big guy and I wanted a bike that could handle my weight 6” and 375lbs, think of a Tackle or Guard on a football team and that about sums me up. It’s handled my weight and then some, and I actually was able to carry a person on the front handlebar, and I rode for about 4~5 miles, so, this bike can handle heavy people.

I have been stopped several times by people asking where I got the bike. In fact, there are a few bigger guys that want to buy the bike and start a fat guy’s biking club. Out of the three I talked too, two of them bought the bikes and love it.
I did change the seat to a wider more comfortable version which made all the difference between me only being able to go a few miles at a time to being able to ride 10+ miles in a shot without issues. The tires state to inflate to 20 PSI, and I’ve been toying with the idea of taking it up to 22 psi just to lower the rolling resistance a little while on the pavement, but really, they seem to be fine. The brakes work, however I did have to adjust them a little. Actually, I stopped using the front brake and I mostly use the back brakes because the brakes grab really well. I think I have also put close to 200 miles on the bike so far as well. I need to get something to track the mileage.

8 Firmstrong Bella Women Beach Cruiser Bicycle

Firmstrong Bella Women Beach Cruiser Bicycle

8.1 Description

  • 26″ Steel Bike Frame Construction
  • Matching Front / Rear Fenders and Rims Included
  • Suspenion Seat for Comfort
  • Chrome Retro Style Half Moon Handlebar
  • 26″ x 2.125″ Black with White Walls Tires

8.2 The best review

I really love the vintage look of my baby blue cruiser and can’t wait to get a white basket for it and maybe a bell. I did have a little problem, though. My hubby insisted on setting the seat too high (yes, he put the bike together without any problems, bless his heart). I kept telling him I really thought the seat needed to be lower because I was only able to touch the tips of my toes to the ground.
Well, I got on and rode for 15 minutes and was getting ready to stop and I don’t know what happened, but the bike started falling to the left. And, you guessed it, I fell off because I couldn’t get my feet on the ground fast enough and ended up spraining my wrist. Thankfully, I fell on the grass. For me, it just works better to be able to put both feet flat on the ground.
I’ve been nursing my wrist and will be trying to ride again now that the seat is just where I wanted it in the first place. This is the way I remember the level of my bike seat being all those years ago. Also, I am very impressed with the excellent customer service.

9 Merax Finiss 26 Aluminum 21 Speed Mg Alloy Wheel Mountain Bike

Merax Finiss 26 Aluminum 21 Speed Mg Alloy Wheel Mountain Bike

9.1 Description

  • Lightweight Magnesium Alloy Wheels for smooth riding and easy transport
  • Advanced Aluminum Mechanical Lock Out Mountain Bike Suspension Fork provides smooths bumps and increases control
  • Shimano 21-speed Derailleurs and Shifters for Reliable Shifting
  • Front and Rear Mechanical Disc Brakes System offers safe stopping power
  • Heat Treated Aluminum 6061 Mountain Frame for long lasting durability

9.2 The best review

So far I’m loving this bike! Of course it looks great but I’ve had no issues with it so far. I was able to put it together and adjust the rotors myself but got it tuned anyway so that it could be in tip-top condition. It rides well, the front shock hasn’t given me any problems (I adjusted the preload so that it would be stiffer), and it breaks great. It’s very light, which makes it easy to put into the backseat of my sedan, and the seat isn’t too bad. The padded shorts I wear really help but I could imagine the world of hurt I’d be in if I didn’t wear them…

Basically, I have no complaints with the bike! It came packaged well with no damage, and I couldn’t be more happy with my purchase.

 

10 sixthreezero Men In The Barrel 26-Inch Beach Cruiser Bicycle

sixthreezero Men In The Barrel 26-Inch Beach Cruiser Bicycle

10.1 Description

  • Men’s 26-inch 1-speed cruiser bicycle
  • 18-inch extended steel frame with forward pedaling design
  • Low-profile bike with all blacked-out parts and components, including spokes
  • Embossed black comfort bubble saddle with matching grip
  • Rubber block comfort pedals

10.2 The best review

What kind of an idiot would zip tie the front wheel to the frame by the spokes? 3 spokes were bent, another 4 loose. I am going to have to go into a shop to get the front wheel spokes retensioned and checked for trueness.

Also… although this bike rides great, don;t expect the in the barrel shifter to work straight out of the box. I had to adjust it to stop it from hunting between second and first gear constantly. Just search for a video on youtube… not difficult… but a pain if you have never done it.

I will not ding the bike itself any stars for the idiot packaging this… because it really is very well designed and seems really well made.

Other than this, I can;t really fault the bike. It looks to me like it is of the same quality as my wife’s Electra I paid over $700 for. And I could be mistaken here… but the position of the pedal looks very much like a copy of the Electra Flat Foot Technology thing… which makes this bike climb like a mountain goat.

I am a short guy… 5’6″ and a half! The half is very important 🙂 and it fits me fine.

The gear ratios overall are a little tall for my liking… but this thing is a real joy to ride. Cruising along San Diego with my wife and kids is just a lot of fun. I almost feel guilty seeing sweat drip off the kids as they try to keep up with me.

 

2 The bike list

Produce Price

Rate

1 Firmstrong Urban Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle $326.17

$279.99 

★★★★☆
2 Schwinn 20-Inch Loop Folding Bike $215.99 ★★★★
3 Firmstrong Urban Man Beach Cruiser Bicycle $309.38

$279.99 

★★★★☆
4 Mongoose Dolomite 26 Men s Fat Tire Bike $299.99

$257.03 

★★★★
5 6KU Aluminum Fixed Gear Single Speed Fixie Urban Track Bike $232.99 – $362.39 ★★★★☆
6 sixthreezero Around the Block Women 26-Inch Cruiser Bike

$259.99

★★★★★
7 Mongoose Men Malus Fat Tire Bike Silver

$243.03

★★★★☆
8 Firmstrong Bella Women Beach Cruiser Bicycle

$239.99

★★★★
9 Merax Finiss 26 Aluminum 21 Speed Mg Alloy Wheel Mountain Bike $599.99

$299.99

★★★★☆
10 sixthreezero Men In The Barrel 26-Inch Beach Cruiser Bicycle

$299.99

★★★★☆