Walmart is one of the most popular stores in America. Walmart has everything from groceries to clothing, and it’s no surprise that Walmart also sells bicycles! Walmart has a wide variety of bicycle types, so there should be at least one type that suits you. In this article, we will talk about Walmart’s best bikes: the top 10 Walmart bicycles!

Our FavoritesThe ProductRating
Best OverallSchwinn Boundary5 / 5
Best Runner UpSchwinn AL Comp5 / 5
Best Gravel BikeKent Nazz4 / 5
Best HybridHyper SpinFit4.5 / 5
Best Fat BikeMongoose Malus3.5 / 5

1. Schwinn Boundary Mountain Bike

I have this bike at the top of this list, because this is the one I actually chose for myself. This is my main bicycle that I utilize both on the trails, but also on the pavement. It is high quality, and offers an awesome feature to price.

Lightweight and nimble, it features a hydroformed aluminum frame that geometry that’s perfect for aggressive trail rides. Updated suspension fork with 80mm of travel and larger 32mm stanchions help absorb bumps, while the 7-speed trigger shifter and Pro Rush 1×7 wide-range drivetrain provide superior performance.

Front and rear disc brakes deliver crisp, all-condition stopping power, and the 29-inch wheels roll smoothly over rough terrain. With its shorter 70 mm alloy stem and wider 720 mm handlebar, this bike provides an improved fit so you can stay comfortable mile after mile.

One of my favorite features of this bicycle, is just how upgradable it is. It offers the same geometry you would expect from a nicer bicycle, and easily upgradable components to have a bike that can grow with your experience.


  • Wheel Size: 29″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Rider Height: 5′ 4″ – 6′ 2″
  • Gear Amount: 7 Speed
  • Warranty: Lifetime for original owner


  • Great geometry
  • Disc brakes on front and back
  • 1X drivetrain
  • Upgradable
  • Wide handlebars


  • While advertised as being for people 5′ 4″ and above, I wouldn’t recommend for anyone under 5′ 10″ or so
  • Price has gone up recently

2. Schwinn AL Comp Mountain Bike

This is our number 2 bike on this list, as it is also a bike we personally purchased and currently own. It offers a awesome value to price, is easily upgradable, and gives many of the great features that much more expensive bikes have.

Lightweight yet durable, this bike can handle even the roughest trails. And with 21 speeds to choose from, you’ll never be bored! Front and rear disc brakes make sure you always have control, while high profile alloy rims keep your ride light and fast. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy some fresh air!

If you are someone who doesn’t like the 29″ wheels on most of the bikes you find at Walmart now, this AL Comp bike is an awesome 27.5″ wheel bike.

Why would you want 27.5″ wheels on your bike? You would want them because they are the perfect balance between 26″ and 29″. They provide better rollover than a 26″, while still being nimble and lightweight unlike the 29″.


  • Wheel Size: 27.5″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Rider Height: 5′ 4″ – 6′
  • Gear Amount: 21 Speeds
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty


  • Great quality build
  • Paintwork is awesome
  • Easily upgradeable
  • 27.5″ wheel size is a great middle ground
  • Comfortable to ride
  • Available in both men’s and women’s


  • 27.5″ wheels aren’t for everyone

3. Kent 700c Nazz Gravel/Road Bike

I really like the idea of a good gravel bike, however there really aren’t a ton of them in the entry level price point! You have to spend around $700 or so normally to get a good one. However this Kent Nazz bike stands out as an awesome value that doesn’t break the bank.

With its Adventure Bike geometry and sturdy steel frame, this bike is perfect for gravel roads , urban riders, and everything in between. And with 14 speeds to choose from, you’ll never be stuck on a challenging hill again.

You will find front and rear disc brakes (no cost-cutting here), and Shimano branded shifters and derailleurs. This bike does have a steel frame, however, it makes up for that by being one of the best value gravel bikes on the market today.

Wondering what a gravel bike is? A gravel bike is a versatile bicycle that can handle unpaved roads with ease. Gravel bikes are great for the rider who wants to tackle dirt trails, or even do some light off-roading on the weekends.


  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Rider Height: Not Advertised
  • Gear Amount: 14 speeds
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty (frame & fork), 6 Months – All Other Parts. No wear and tear warranty.


  • A gravel bike for a great price
  • Looks cool
  • Great entry point for an all-arounder bike


  • Uses a 2 piece handlebar

4. Schwinn Axum Mountain Bike

The Schwinn Axum mountain bike is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a great ride on rugged trails. Featuring a light aluminum frame and lockout suspension fork, this bike can handle anything you throw at it.

With 8 speeds and trigger shifters, it’s easy to adapt to your terrain, while front and rear mechanical disc brakes deliver superior stopping power. The 29-inch wheels provide stability and comfort.

This bicycle is about as close to a specialty bicycle as you can get at Walmart. It features many of the awesome features you get in better bikes , at a better price.

It still has an awesome geometry for optimal riding on the trails, wide handlebars, quality drivetrain, and more at a great price.

This is something that you could upgrade as you go if you want to build up a budget build. Plus, I really like that it has a gold bike chain .


  • Wheel Size: 29″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Rider Height: 5′ 4″ – 6′
  • Gear Amount: 8 Speeds
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty – frame, one year warranty- parts


  • Chunky tires that also work well on the road
  • Cool gold chain
  • High quality components for a big box bike
  • 100mm front suspension travel


  • Price is starting to get into specialty bike shop pricing

5. Mongoose Malus Fat Tire Bike

The Mongoose Malus 26-inch fat tire bike is the perfect choice for riders who want an easy ride over any terrain. With a steel mountain-style frame, rear derailleur, and front and rear disc brakes, this bike is ready to take on anything you can throw at it.

The fat, knobby 4-inch wide tires provide stability and control while riding, and the alloy rims are light and strong.

I am a huge fan of fat tire bikes , however, for most of them, it is incredibly pricy to buy yourself one. If you are wanting one on a budget, this Mongoose Malus is an awesome deal.

It may be a simple bicycle and doesn’t have the highest end of components, however, that is what fat tire bikes are all about. Being a simple, yet effective all-year bicycle that is as much at home on the pavement as it is in snow.


  • Wheel Size: 26″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Rider Height: 5′ 4″ – 6′ 2″
  • Gear Amount: 7 Speeds
  • Warranty: Unknown


  • One of the only good entry level fat tire bikes
  • Disc brakes
  • Simple 7 speed drivetrain


  • 26″ wheels are smaller than I would prefer

6. Schwinn Taff Mountain Bike

If you like the Schwinn Boundary , but want something a bit nicer, but with a lower cost than the Axum, this Taff model is an awesome bicycle.

The Schwinn Taff mountain bike is designed for rugged rides on varying terrain. The hydro-formed aluminum frame ensures a durable, responsive ride, while the 1×8 Pro Rush MTB drivetrain and front and rear disc brakes provide precise speed control and all-condition stopping power.

Plus, the big 29-inch mountain tires are tough enough to handle whatever you throw at them, while the light and strong alloy rims add durability without weighing you down. And with the tool-free adjustable seat post, it’s easy to customize your ride height on the go.

As for aesthetics, the Taff looks awesome, but has a like-it, or hate-it bump right at the top of the frame below the handlebars.


  • Wheel Size: 29″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Rider Height: 5′ 4″ – 6′
  • Gear Amount: 8 Speeds
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty


  • High quality bicycle
  • 8 speed drivetrain
  • Great aesthetics
  • Awesome value


  • Strange bump in the frame

7. Hyper Bicycles SpinFit Hybrid Bike

If you are someone who wants a bicycle for commuting, or quickly getting around town, however you don’t like the more aerodynamic positioning of a gravel bike , then a Hybrid bicycle might be for you.

The Hyper Bicycles SpinFit Men’s Hybrid Bike is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a versatile and comfortable ride. Featuring a 700c aluminum frame, 21-speed twist-grip shifting, and 3-piece high-performance crank, this bike is perfect for riders of all heights.

Whether you’re taking a short spin around the neighborhood or hitting the hills on a long ride, the SpinFit Hybrid Bike is sure to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

I really like the simple design of this Hyper SpinFit, and should be an awesome bike for someone looking to commute on a budget.


  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Rim Brakes
  • Rider Height: 5′ 4″ – 6′ 2″
  • Gear Amount: 21 Speeds
  • Warranty: Unknown


  • Awesome commuter bicycle
  • 700c wheels have low rolling resistance
  • Looks cool


  • Uses a quill stem
  • Wish it had front suspension

8. Hyper Bicycles Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

If you just have to have a carbon frame bicycle, but are on a budget, this Hyper Carbon bike is going to be your best bet!

Out on the trails or cruising down your street, this Hyper Bicycles Men’s 29″ Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike will have you pedaling with ease. Its ultra-lightweight carbon fiber frame gives riders the power to take their ride to the next level.

And with 9 speeds available, it can handle any terrain you take on. Plus, front and rear disc brakes provide superior stopping power in all conditions, while alloy rim wheels offer a smooth and responsive ride.

I personally would only recommend you purchase this bike, if you know you are going to be upgrading components. Carbon frames will only do you any good if the rest of the components are based around weight savings as well. Otherwise the higher cost of this bicycle doesn’t give you much that a Schwinn Boundary would.


  • Wheel Size: 29″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Rider Height: 6’+
  • Gear Amount: 9 Speeds
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty for workmanship and defects


  • Carbon frame is rare at this price point
  • High quality drivetrain


  • Would need to upgrade components to make price point worth it

9. Genesis Incline Men’s Mountain Bike

While I actually returned this bike after purchase, as I wanted to upgrade to the more expensive Schwinn Boundary at the top of this list, I do still think this bicycle offers and awesome value.

The Incline from Genesis is the perfect mountain bike for men who love getting active outdoors.

Featuring 29″ tires, low stand-over point, and a comfortable riding position with padded saddle and rise handlebars, this bike is designed to provide an enjoyable experience on any terrain.

With front disc brakes and Shimano’s Revo twist shifters for easy shifting, the Incline is perfect for anyone looking for a fun way to get some exercise.

If you are on the hunt for a great bike, at an awesome price, I can’t say how good of a deal this bike really is.

That said, the main issues I have with the bike is that it does have mismatched disc and rim brakes, and I did have some issues where the front suspension was squeaking while going over bumps on the trails.


  • Wheel Size: 29″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Disc & Rim Brakes
  • Rider Height: 5′ 10″ and up
  • Gear Amount: 21 Speeds
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty (frame & fork), 12 Months – All Other Parts. No wear and tear warranty.


  • A more upright position for all-purpose riding
  • Chunky tires
  • Very cool styling
  • High value bicycle


  • Utilizes twist shifters instead of trigger shifters
  • Has some quality concerns

10. Dynacraft Gauntlet Mountain Bike

Every great article that goes over the best bikes at Walmart has to have a great children’s bike ! This is likely where most children get there first bicycle from, and this bike from Dynacraft offers a great value.

The Dynacraft Boys’ 24-inch Gauntlet Bike is a good choice for ages 13 and up. It has a sturdy dual-suspension steel frame that provides durability throughout the entire ride. A bold red paint scheme/paint effect and dual-suspension frame-and-fork combination make this mountain bike stand out.

This 24″ bike doesn’t just look good; it performs well too. It is loaded with high-value features, including 18 speeds, rear derailleur, handlebar grip shifters, front/rear alloy levers, padded saddle, and V brakes.


  • Wheel Size: 24″
  • Brake Type: Mechanical Rim Brakes
  • Rider Height: Age 13 & Up
  • Gear Amount: 18 Speeds
  • Warranty: Lifetime Warranty – Frame & Fork, 1 Year Limited Warranty on remainder of bike, and 30 Days for wear and tear


  • Great first mountain bike
  • Has dual suspension for comfortable ride
  • Great price


  • Won’t fit a growing child forever
  • Twist shifters instead of trigger shifters

What should you look for on a Walmart bike?

Keep an eye on matching brakes

One of the main ways that manufacturers like to cut costs to make an affordable bike at big-box retailers is to add disc brakes to the front of the bike (which is facing the aisle) and then equip rim brakes on the rear of the bike (the part of the bike away from the aisle).

Because of this, always make sure when you are shopping for a bike at one of these stores, that you check on this before making your purchase! No one wants a mismatched bike.

Make sure all of the bolts are tight before riding

Bicycle assemblers at Walmart are generally not someone who has been professionally trained to set up a bicycle. You should always make sure that you double-check that all bolts on the bicycle are well tightened and that the stem of the bike does not move around at all. Alternatively, I do also recommend a full tune-up at a professional bike shop before doing any serious riding because of this.

Keep an eye on value

Just because a bicycle is inexpensive does not mean it is of great value. Make sure to weigh out all of the components as a whole before making your purchase. Does it have reasonable quality stems, suspension, derailleurs, frame, and more? A great example is some bicycles that have a carbon fiber frame can cheap out on other important components like good brakes or drivetrain systems. This completely misses the mark and leaves the carbon fiber frame pointless.

Make sure there is a derailleur hanger

One of the main things that can “total” a bicycle is a broken frame! Once you get a crack in your frame, it is the end of the road for that bike. Because of this, you should make sure the bicycle you are buying has a derailleur hanger.

A common issue is hitting the rear derailleur on a rock, jolting, and bending it. If you don’t have a hanger on that derailleur, it bends the frame and cracks it. If you do have a hanger, it bends the hanger instead of the frame and is easily replaceable.

Think about what you will be using the bicycle for

The biggest mistake you can make when shopping for an inexpensive bike is getting the wrong one for your purpose! If you are looking for a basic trail riding bike, an inexpensive mountain bike will do quite well. However, if you want more than that, you should think about upgrading to something like a Schwinn Boundary. I made this mistake by buying the lower-end Genesis Incline and quickly upgraded to the Boundary .

This can also play out in other ways as well, if you want to quickly get to work, you may not want a fat tire bike or a mountain bike . Instead, you should look at a gravel bike, hybrid, or road bike to make that happen!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Schwinn or Mongoose better?

This depends on what bikes you are comparing as to if Schwinn or Mongoose is better. I like the selection that Schwinn has, with an array of bikes for different people. That said, Schwinn doesn’t have a fat tire bike, however, Mongoose does.

Can you make a Walmart bike better?

Many of the more expensive Walmart bicycles are completely upgradable! For example, the AL Comp and the Boundary are both easily upgradable in the areas of suspension, handling, and more.

How long do Walmart bikes last?

Any bicycle could last a lifetime if you maintain it, and take care of it! That said, big-box bikes do tend to wear out a bit quicker, due to less expensive materials being used. Because of this, most people will find themselves changing out the bike or at least components every 4 to 7 years.


While Walmart bicycles have gotten a bad reputation in the past, they are now getting considerably better than they ever had before. Some of the higher-end mountain bikes are comparable to the entry-level bikes you will find from reputable brands on the market today.

I hope that if you are someone that is wanting to dip their toes into the bicycling world, this article pointed you in the right direction, and gives you some good advice as to where to start.