Written on: 05/03/2011
I bought one for my son for Christmas and although he loves it to bits I've got to say I'm not as impressed at the paintwork so far. The orange on the front wheel has started to come off with the brake pads rubbing against it and he's only been riding it 2 months or so (with the snow being so bad here he wasn't on it much after xmas), and now it's down to the bare metal. Also, where the crank meets the body of the bike the paintwork came off near where it meets the body as it seems to have been pressing against it..this is the white bit, and it was like that after only the second day of him having it! Like someone else mentioned, the rear brake wire was too long and rubbed against his pedal stem ruining the white on it on the first day, he's only 12 and didn't realise straight away and by the time he noticed it it had came off down to the metal.
You'd think being priced at nearly £300 they'd have noticed that kind of thing in quaility control..if they have any!