No, it is actually true, WalMart is selling a "fixed-speed" bicycle.
For one thing, is it a single speed or Fixed gear? The details list it as a single speed, but it is called a Fixed-speed (what is that anyways?) Does it have a flip/flop hub? Are there eyelets for fenders? Is it "one size fit all"? The questions go on.
One thing that I have read other blogs rail WalMart about is the fact it says "lightweight and responsive" with an aluminum frame, but the specs list the shipping weight as 39.7 lbs - which isn't lightweight at all. What they are failing to realize is the "shipping weight" includes all of the box and all of the packing material. I am curious what the weight of the bicycle itself is.
All of this can be yours for the price of $149. A bargain in the bicycle world.
I mentioned on Thursday that I would like an inexpensive bike to keep at the office, for riding around downtown during my lunch breaks. It would appear that this bike could possibly be an almost perfect fit for what I am looking for. I would like to see one in person, or read a review of more than a picture before I pass judgement.