Razor 62042 High Roller BMX/Freestyle Bike Review: Worth It?
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Are you on a hunt for a moderately good bike for your kids without making significant investments?
If the answer is yes, you have come to the right place.
In this article, I’m going to tell you about a bike that’s one of the least expensive bicycles out there.
But what about the quality?
I don’t want to con you saying this is one of the best freestyle bikes out there because it isn’t.
This one is at best an average bicycle. But then again, at this price point, you can’t expect anything impressive.
Below, I’m going to review the two-wheeled vehicle. And once you have read my review, you’ll able to decide if the bicycle is worth the money and effort.
Razor 62042 High Roller BMX/Freestyle Bike Review
The best thing about the bike is its design. You’ll never guess that this thing costs below 100$ from its look. The manufacturers have given the bicycle a bright appearance, which works in its favor and makes it pretty to look at. Another positive about the vehicle is its tires which are pretty broad and absorbs shock quite well.
You must have some curiosity regarding the brand the bicycle comes from. Razor is known to produce bikes that are very affordable. It’s true that their bicycles aren’t the best in the market, but when you take the price into account, it seems like a pretty good deal.
It’s no surprise that this thing is a bit heavy considering the steel frame of the bike. Granted, it would have been better if the bicycle was lightweight, but the weight issue shouldn’t be a deciding factor. Though not many good things can be said about the seat, it seems good enough considering the low price.
The biggest problem of the bike is its brakes. I will discuss the brakes in length later. But it will suffice to say that you won’t like them. The construction of the bike isn’t any better. Too much plastic makes the bike the opposite of durable. What’s the opposite of durable? Google it, man!
The design is the saving grace of the otherwise not-so-quality bike.
Granted, it’s not the best-looking freestyle bike on the market, but it looks really nice.
The bicycle is available in three colors, and I must admit regardless of which color you choose the paint is great.
But my personal favorite is blue. Attractive and classy.
A common problem with most of the freestyle bikes is that they often feature paperweight tires. Consequently, they get flat too many times.
However, that’s not the case with this one, as this one comes with wide and roughly made tires which are likely to last long.
If you are looking for something that’s gonna last years, you are looking at the wrong bike.
This thing is not meant to be used for a very long time.
Yes, it can hold up for months or sometimes a year, but not more than that.
Consider this one as a temporary thing that your kid can enjoy for a while.
So, before you decide to purchase this thing, make sure you have got your priorities right.
I think brakes are the most important part of a bike. And unfortunately, they have got it wrong.
The front and rear brakes are not reliable at all.
But that’s not the worst part. The worst thing about the brakes is that you can’t switch them out with better ones.
I don’t know what was going on in the maker’s mind, but that’s a terrible decision.
Long story cut short, the brakes suck.
Technically, there’s nothing wrong with the saddle. But this thing doesn't offer much support and can make the ride a bit uncomfortable.
But overall, it’s built nice and unlikely to get ripped easily.
I have never seen someone complaining about the packaging, so you can expect the bike to arrive without scratches or dents.
However, you won’t find any tools in the box meaning the necessary tools will need to be bought separately.
That’s pretty much expected as it’s not feasible for them to give away free tool kits at this price point.
You’ll be glad to know that the bike arrives mostly assembled.
So, even if you have a modest understanding of bicycle assembly, you won’t have a hard time putting it together.
You’ll also be getting an instruction manual to help you with the manual.
To be honest, the instructions are hardly helpful; rather they could be a hindrance should you decide to follow them.
So, my advice is; ditch the manual and take help from YouTube or have the bike assembled at a workshop.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can this bike hold up 120 pounds?
I hate to disappoint you, but I don’t think it’s possible. The bicycle is meant for kids. It can support about 80-90 pounds.
2. Does the unit include all the tools?
It doesn't come with the required tools. But you can buy them from any local store for a few bucks.
3. Do I need professional help in putting the bicycle together?
I don’t think so. The setup process is pretty simple and shouldn’t require professional help. But if you have got no clues about the tools, then you may take the bike to a workshop for assembly.
4. Is it an adult bike?
No, it’s a kid bicycle.
5. What’s the frame size of this bike?
This thing can be the perfect birthday present for your kid.
It can be his first step towards bicycling.
Admittedly, the bike isn’t of excellent quality but is certainly good enough for a 10-year kid.
If you have further question regarding the bike, shoot them in the comments section.