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Firmstrong Bruiser Man Beach Cruiser Bicycle: To Buy or Not?

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Are you a leisure rider looking for a bike that doesn’t require you to part with a ton of money?

If the answer is yes, then a beach cruiser should be your go-to choice.

For they offer tremendous value for money and doesn’t require you to invest heavily.

Nonetheless, beach cruisers can also be used on rough grounds provided that they aren’t single speed bikes.

But it isn’t our topic today to discuss the benefits of cruiser bikes.

Instead, today I’m going to review Firmstrong Bruiser Man Beach Cruiser Bicycle, which is one of the best bikes out there.

So, shall we get started?

Firmstrong Bruiser Man Beach Cruiser Bicycle Review

Nowadays it’s very hard to find a beach cruiser company that isn’t based in China. Thankfully, I have found a company that isn’t from China and is an American company which produces bicycle accessories. Yes, I’m talking about Firmstrong. But their products are worth buying not because where they come from but because of the top-notch quality.

Versatility is something that I admire greatly. And this bike from Firmstrong is nothing if not versatile. With any of the multi-gear options, you can tackle both flat mildly hilly grounds. As to the brakes, the single speed and three-speed come with coaster brakes, whereas the 7-speed also features additional hand brakes.

Unlike inexpensive options, it has a very simple assembly, and the whole process takes only a few minutes. Due to its exceptional construction, the bike is very durable and going to serve you for years to come. What’s also interesting is the plush seat and the wide tires which make the ride a joy.

Even if you are bulky and weigh a lot, the bike won’t give in and crumble under pressure. As I have already told you, it’s sturdily built and thus can support a lot of pounds. The adjustable handlebar is also great and long enough to ride without leaning downwards.

Design

Brace yourself! With this bike at your side, you are going to be showered with compliments.

And this thing deserves all the compliments in the world for its extremely stylish design. The good looks make the bike more attractive since there aren’t many cruiser bicycles around that look cool.

In addition, the manufacturers played the nostalgia card by giving it a retro look with the curved frame.

To make it easier for you to sit comfortable, the handlebar has been made adjustable.

Moreover, you will get sufficient leg space so that you can do paddling without any hassle.

The only issue with the design is the absence of water bottle screw on the body. For this reason, you may need to use a rucksack or a basket.

Speed

I love the fact that you can choose from the three-speed options according to your requirements.

For basic leisure rides on flat ground, you need no more than a single gear.

The 3-speed and 7-speed ones give you a bit extra. They can manage to trade difficult terrains, unlike the single speed bikes.

As regard to the gears, you can swiftly shift through them. Admittedly, the 2nd the 3rd gears make a little bit of noise, but they are barely noticeable.

Well-constructed

Concerning its built quality, you have nothing to fear.

The bike is very well made and likely to serve you for years without a hitch.

I am aware that people who are really large often find it difficult to get bikes that are ideal for their stature. But I can assure you that you won’t have any problem even if you are 6 ft 5 in.

However, I can’t in good conscience suggest the cruiser to people that are a bit short such as 5 ft 5in. Because the beach cruiser may seem a tad heavy to short people.

Seat

There’s nothing to complain about the seat. It’s very soft and as comfortable as any cruiser bike can get.

The extra wide saddle is fully able to make your riding experience effortless.

You can adjust the seat height to suit our own height.

I wish there had been a quick release on the seat. That said if needed you have the option to install one to the bike’s seat post.

Assembly

Assembling cruiser bikes can often be an annoying task.

Especially low-end bikes, which have an unnecessarily complicated setup process.

But not this one.

The manufacturers have put in a lot of effort to make the installation process as straightforward as possible.

And their efforts are successful as the process is intuitive and takes up very little time.

If I were to be more specific, I’d say about 20 minutes.

All the components of the bike usually arrive undamaged, and even if one is found to be faulty, you can ask the customer service for a replacement.

As the bike arrives partially assembled, you have to attach a thing or two to the main body.

There’s an instruction manual to guide you through the entire process. Instructions are specific and very clear.

Brakes

I’m very pleased with the brake system of the bike, and so shall you.

For, it’s very responsive and can stop the bike instantly.

Handbrakes are included in the 7-speed model as an additional feature whereas the single speed and three-speed models come with only coaster brakes.

Pros

  • Elegant design
  • Very responsive brakes
  • Soft and durable seat
  • Three-speed options
  • Assembling the bike is a breeze

Cons

  • Adding a quick release on the seat would have made it a complete package
  • No fenders
  • The absence of water bottle screw on the frame

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Could you tell me how much weight this one can hold?

As per the statement of the manufacturers, this one has a maximum capacity of 300 lbs. Although it’s known to being able to carry people that are well over the stated limit of 300 lbs.

2. Do you need to assemble the parts?

It comes 80% assembled meaning you’ll still need to do some assembling. Nonetheless, it’s really easy and won’t eat up much of your time.

3. What’s the size of the frame of this bike?

26 inches.

4. Does the frame feature the ‘bruiser’ decal?

Yes, it does.

5. Is it possible to fasten a child bike seat with the cruiser?

Of course, you can add a childlike seat provided that there’s support. However, due to having no fender, it may splash on the kid saddle.

Final Word

Hope I and all my research have been of some help to you.

I think this article contains more than enough info for you to make an informed decision.

So, it’s up to you to decide whether this one rocks or sucks?

Have a good ride!

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