I was in Wally World the other day and walked by the bikes. I've been reading about the GMC Denali on that other bike forum, how most people trash it, whereas actual owners say it is not bad. Haven't seen one until that day. First thing I did was slide the rack out and pull it down from the upper rack. Holy crap, that thing is heavy. Without riding it, here are my initial impressions: Bike looks nice from 10 feet away. Up close, it reeks of cheapness in some of the components, whereas others look and feel decent. Seat looks neat. Twist shifters on drop bars are kind of goofy looking, but when you put your hands on them, it is not too bad. It had Shimano gears, but they are definitely built cheaper than the better stuff. Really, the worst part of the bike that I can see are the wheels & tires. I picked up each side and spun the wheels, unfortunately both were warped & the tires were grossly out of round. For $160, if the wheels were straight and true, this bike would not be a bad deal considering most owners are happy with it. Problem is, for me, I would have to spend $300 for a decent set of wheels & tires, which brings the price to near $500. For $500, you can get a much better built bike at the LBS and/or online. Walmart.com offers a wider range of bikes, and even has what appears to be a better quality bike for just under $500. Too bad they don't stock these road bikes in any of their stores for us to look at. My daughter has a Schwinn Sidewinder MTB that came from Wally World as well. Paid about $160 for it. I am impressed with it, considering the price. Yeah, the tires are cheap and thin, but the shifting and ride are pretty smooth. Big downside is, again, the weight. These things are heavy. Anyone here have any xxx-Mart bicycles? Your experiences with them? p.s. Please keep the flaming to a minimum, I would like to see some constructive replies.