Huffy Sportsman 700c

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Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby Truckerbiker » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:32 am

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this bike. WM sells it for about 160.
I like the looks of it a lot.
My concern is if things like the brakes and derailleurs can be upgraded easily.
I haven't seen one in the store yet (my small town Walmart is tiny), but it also appears to have a 3 piece crank.
Target sells a very similar looking bike called Mainstream Lexington for maybe 10-20 bucks less. Could be Huffy, but can't find any good info outside the Target site for it.
Anyway, just curious if anyone owns/ridden one and what they think of it.
Thanks.
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby Hank McMauser » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:56 pm

Don't know anything about it, but it looks like a solid bike, The fenders and racks would set you back quite a bit of purchased separately. I'd ride it. :DD it reminds me of this old drawing I found on the WWW.
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby neo71665 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:34 pm

The walmart near me had one out in the lawn and garden (where they start stockpiling for x-mas). Its the kind of bike I normally look at so I din't comb it over but if its still out there I can check it for you. Anything you want to know in particular?
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby BIGDCYCLES » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:17 pm

Looks very similar to a Mongoose X-Com or Paver. If that is the case it is a pretty decent bike and as far as upgrades go it should be no different than any other. Get one still in the box and have a bike shop assemble and tune it or do it yourself if you are capable and you would be good to go.
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby Truckerbiker » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:26 pm

neo71665 wrote:The walmart near me had one out in the lawn and garden (where they start stockpiling for x-mas). Its the kind of bike I normally look at so I din't comb it over but if its still out there I can check it for you. Anything you want to know in particular?


I just liked the style of it.
Didn't realize they were sold in stores at all. Website makes it look like a shipped by wayfair only item.
If anyone sees one out of the box, I'd like to know if it halfway looks like it's worth the mid-150's price and if it doesn't weigh a ton.
Posted this a while back, thanks everyone for your replies!
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby Truckerbiker » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:35 pm

It reminds me of a Bianchi I saw at a LBS but my wife balked at the price tag.
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby neo71665 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:12 am

Truckerbiker wrote:I just liked the style of it.
Didn't realize they were sold in stores at all. Website makes it look like a shipped by wayfair only item.
If anyone sees one out of the box, I'd like to know if it halfway looks like it's worth the mid-150's price and if it doesn't weigh a ton.
Posted this a while back, thanks everyone for your replies!



Pretty sure I'm thinking about the Panama jack. Its a bit higher at $169. The color scheme of the two are similar and me not paying attention close enough.
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I shoulda noticed the starting post. Fail all around on my account.
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby Truckerbiker » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:58 am

neo71665 wrote:
Truckerbiker wrote:I just liked the style of it.
Didn't realize they were sold in stores at all. Website makes it look like a shipped by wayfair only item.
If anyone sees one out of the box, I'd like to know if it halfway looks like it's worth the mid-150's price and if it doesn't weigh a ton.
Posted this a while back, thanks everyone for your replies!



Pretty sure I'm thinking about the Panama jack. Its a bit higher at $169. The color scheme of the two are similar and me not paying attention close enough.
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I shoulda noticed the starting post. Fail all around on my account.


No problem. I like those, but want multiple speeds.
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby Truckerbiker » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:11 am

So I finally saw both these things last night in person.
Academy Sports stocks the Sportsman.
Nice looking bike, but typical Huffy: heavy, and noticeably not as high quality as the Schwinn sitting next to it. I still liked it, but the brakes and shifters were not as smooth.
The price was higher than places online.
The Target store had the other. It's definitely made by Huffy, had a tag that said so. Very similar bike, with a different frame.
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Re: Huffy Sportsman 700c

Postby Tomcat65 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:37 am

Brakes and shifters can be upgraded. These bikes have a very utilitarian/military look... I'd expect this style of bike to be heavy. But they're definitely sharp in their own way. Looks like a Man's bike.. The kind of man that gets off of that bike and looks you in the eyes and you don't dare lol or say anything smart :P
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