Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

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Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby SKUNKAPEMAN » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:30 am

I am looking to purchase a full suspension aluminum comfort bike, and I'm on a tight budget.
One of the bikes I'm considering is the Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike. it's at K-mart right now for around $110.
Has anyone purchased it or know anything about it, and if so what do you think of it?
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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby desertguns » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:20 am

I'd bet money that's the same bike as the 2010 version Avalon.
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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby bones72751 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:59 am

Yeah same as the Avalon. I posted in your other topic about the same thing. Please post only one topic per conversation. It gets too cluttered when we have multiple topics about the same thing.

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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby lu5t » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:14 am

I was looking at Walmart online and this bike caught my eye.

The frame isn't the same as the one pictured above, although they share a model name. Does anyone have experience with the new style of bike? Is it also a clone of a Next model? ... e/34116309

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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby Truckerbiker » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:14 am

The green ones with no suspension are selling for $99 at some Walmart right now. Website lists them at 114.
I've been real tempted to pick one up. They look nice in person.
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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby Truckerbiker » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:16 pm

So I splurged and laid down the 59+ tax for this clearance model Kent Glendale. The green one.
They had a black one for the same price, but the frame had a different shape. It also just had the front suspension, with nothing on the back, and looked to be made of steel instead of aluminum.
Mine looks to have been a floor model for a while. Some minor scratches.
Decent quality. Better than Roadmasters and some Huffy's I've looked at, but not quite a Schwinn.
Low end components, but does have 3 piece bottom bracket so perhaps an upgrade there won't be too difficult.
Gimmicky front suspension adds unneeded heft, and I'm not thrilled with the chain guard.
Other than that, it feels really nice and comfortable to sit on. The seating position is somewhere between upright and slightly hunched over. The handlebars have plenty of adjustment options.
It has 7 speeds.
I think it will serve its purpose fine.
Looking forward to doing some upgrades over the next few months.
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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby Tomcat65 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:14 am

One of the local bike clubs gave one of these away a few years ago.
It was described as a bike anyone could ride,
because it seems infinitely adjustable.
And it looks good in person..
At least I think it looks comfortable :D
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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby Truckerbiker » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:31 am

Took it on it's maiden voyage yesterday.
Not bad at all. Didn't get sore after an hour like my old bike, even with the stock seat.
Definitely not a speedster with the 7 gears, but does what I need it to for now.
Everything was adjusted good straight from the store.
These things are cheaper than dirt right now on clearance. Highly recommend picking one up to anyone that has a local store that might have any left.
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Re: Kent Glendale Men's Comfort Bike

Postby Falkon45 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:44 pm

Those would be great with mustache bars. I'm not really a fan of cruisers, but that could be something to look into,unless I get the nishiki back from my friend (who refuses to use that as his commuter instead of his full suspension bike.)
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