A broken rear tire could mean the end of your off-road buggy.
Riders on the Rocki Road buggy on the Gold Coast say they’ve had problems with the rear wheel and have to spend up to $1,200 repairing the damage.
“It’s a little bit annoying because it’s not the best wheel you can get,” the R1 Roadrider said.
“I don’t know how it’s going to affect me on the ride, but it’s a bit of a bother.”
Riders have had a bad experience with the Rockis Road buggy, with a rear tyre problem, before.
“The problem’s with the wheel.
It’s the wheel, it’s the problem,” one rider said.
The R1 is one of two Rockis rims on the buggy, and the other is a set from the road bike shop in Melbourne.
“There are two wheels on this bike, so if you don’t have a good set you’ll have to get a new set and buy a new wheel,” the rider said, adding they have to pay about $1 000 for the wheel set.
“We bought the set from a couple of people at a discount and we’ve bought the wheel from two different people at the discount store.”
So, if you’re not using the one you bought from, you’re getting the wrong wheel, you know?
“The Rockis road buggy was last updated on March 18, 2019.
Rovers have been told to buy the same wheel set as they have a new one, and a $1k repair bill could come to about $3,500.
Rider says it’s frustrating, and expensive, to buy new wheels and tyres for their buggy.”
They’re a lot more expensive, I think it’s because the manufacturer doesn’t put a lot of work into them,” he said.
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