I first saw the Quest Sierra Bike in the Wal-Mart Black Friday ad. My daughter did not have a bike and wanted one so she could occasionally ride around the neighborhood and to her friend's houses. I knew she would not ride it very much so I did not want to spend a huge amount of money on one but I wanted something that looked nice and would hold up. What we needed was a good, sturdy, basic, no frills bike and this one seemed to fit the bill.
Wal-Mart's price on the bike was $39.88 which was really cheap and I thought would be too good to be true. I was going to pick up some other Black Friday specials so while I was at Wal -Mart I checked out the bike they had on display and really liked the look and the quality of it. It came in a large box and had to be assembled. The assembly only a few minutes and was not very complicated.
The bike is a woman's 26 inch model and has 15 speeds. A men's model of the bike was also available for the same price. The bike has a nice large oversized frame and is a really pretty teal color with simple but stylish graphics. It comes with a lifetime warranty on the steel frame and the forks. The bike rides smooth, has nice size tires for traction and the gears shift easily.
The bike has been kept in either a shed or a garage since we got it and shows no signs of rust, paint chipping or color fading. It did get a flat soon after we got it and when the tire was examined the tube was twisted up inside which caused it to pop like a balloon being twisted. We were not sure if that happened as a result of not being put together correctly or if it happened when she ran over something while she was riding it. To replace the tube in the back tire is a pain though as you have to take it all apart and the chain and brakes are attached there which complicate it some.
For the price, this bike was a steal. Like I predicted, she has not ridden it all that much but it still looks as good as the day we purchased it, except for some dust and she will have it for a long time to come. I can not say how this bike would hold up under heavy every day abuse but for a good basic bike with out all the bells and whistles at a great price, it is well worth it.