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64 reviews | 4.3 out of 5
So......I have been searching for a good bike for a great value in countless retail stores. I finally came across this one and read the reviews and decided to take a dive. I fell in love!! It is such a great bike for the cost! I know most reviews with other bikes say the seats are hard and very uncomfortable, but with this one, you adjust within the first 2-3 times of riding it. Not a bad "stock seat" at all! I also bought a woman's polar fitness watch so I could watch how many calories I burn with this bike......I was AMAZED at how many calories mountain bikes burn. (within the second day of owning, I took it on a 10 mile ride with no problems and burned almost 700 calories)!! I have only been on the road....so I couldn't tell you how it handles "off road", but I love it! If you are trying to buy a good bike for fitness or just for pleasure......GO GET THIS BIKE!!!!! :)
Love the bike overall, but couldn't sit down for a week after my first long ride. The seat is AWFUL! I had to buy a new one to replace it.
The thing that first attracted me to this bike was the short length of the seat tube. I'm 5'4" and have a 28" inseam. Most bikes I've tried have been too tall for me. I got on this bike at the store and my feet were flat on the ground as I hovered less than an inch over the seat. Once I knew I was comfortable, I started looking at the bike. The one I bought is a teal color, which is very attractive! I love the shape of the frame, too. It appears very sturdy and I can tell that it's sturdy while I'm riding it. The seat isn't as horrible as most reviews have stated, although padding comes prepackaged on my butt, so I can handle a standard seat. There was a tag that explained the technology that Schwinn uses for women's bikes and I really like it... the bike feels like it was custom made for me. It was great to be able to find the perfect bike that was within my budget!
Customer Service was very helpful when picking up the bicycle. It was easy to put together and very well made. On the first time out we needed to make a couple of adjustments but it was very easy and could be done right on the road. The bicycle handles very well and has plenty of gears for our use. Very good buy!!!
I've ridden this bike for an hour every day for the last couple of months and really enjoy it. A seat upgrade was a must and padded bike shorts made a huge difference. I returned the first Sidewinder when the gears and chain had to be adjusted by WalMart more than three times in as many days and still didn't work correctly. The second Sidewinder needed one adjustment and has been flawless ever since. My advice is to read the manual, particularly if you have to take the bike in for adjustment. The technicians will assume you're an idiot, and you want to be able to talk intelligently about any problems. Adjustments made when a bike is upside down on a work bench (riderless) won't necessarily address problems that happen under the weight of a rider. I rode the bike in the Walmart parking lot after adjustments were made so I'd know immediately whether they worked. Definitely a great bike.
I love this bike! I wanted a ladies bike that I could use for exerise etc. I liked the color purple and it has the girls low bar for getting on and off easily..yet it is durable.Go for it girls!
I bought this bike for my wife a couple of years ago. I'm one of those people who likes to buy good quality stuff, and I usually research anything that I buy for weeks before I make a purchase. I was going to start looking at bike shops, but decided to look at bikes while in Wal-mart one day. I happened to find the perfect bike Quality
I know that the Wal-mart version of Schwinn products isn't exactly "bike shop quality," but this bike made me think a little differently. For the price it had nice components and a solid build. Price
The price mark is close to that of the cheaper made bikes with the quality of some $200-250 bikes. I think they were able to reduce cost by keeping the bike relatively simple and focusing on it's intended purpose. Components
The bike has exactly what it needs. Instead of trying to put rear suspension, disc brakes, and a confusing gearing system, they chose simple well made components that make it a reliable bike that will last. Once you start adding the other stuff you either have to reduce the quality of the parts or use better parts and increase the price. Overall
We do some light trail riding and riding for exercise and this bike is perfect for that. The only complaints I have is the bearings in the headset (the washers and nuts that hold the front fork to the frame) seem a bit loose for some reason. Also the front suspension might not be very effective for a rider over 160lbs as the spring rate isn't very high. My wife is 4'11 and 120lbs and it works well for her. I'd say it will work well for riders 5' to 5'7"
I received this bike BEFORE they said it would be due and nothing was ruined inside. The only thing we had problems with was the front wheel, thought we were missing a piece to connect it but it was actually in the box with the pedals which I overlooked. Other than that, nothing was wrong! Except, it says its not meant for trails and yet they advertise that it is? I don't know, but the bike is great on the road and offroad so I would definitely recommend this to anyone who just wants a bike to go places!
I absolutely love this bike, first off it's my color. The prettiest purple there is. It handles great and rides great. The seat could be a little softer, but overall I love it.
I've had this bike for little over a year. I have ridden it very little. It is a very comfortable ride but on a recent ride the rear derailer got caught in the spokes of the tire and fell apart. I was on a very steep hill and shifting into the lowest gear. Shifting up to that point had been no problem - there was no indication that any adjustment needed to be done. I took the bike to a local bike shop and they said they can't help with the part. I can't find the part number on any Shimano site list (Tourney 15T). I believe replacement parts for this bike are hard to find and want to caution anyone buying it. The bike has been well cared for and in the garage since I bought it.
Right size, right color. Very uncomfortable seat. Great ride.
I am 5'7" , I am too tall for this bike. Yes, I adjusted the seat. Wanted to ride it to school, 1 1/2 miles, but looks like I will be taking the bus.
So I wanted a bike so my husband and I could go out and get some exsercise. I reviewed this one and decied this one would be great. We decided to do a 25 mile bike ride for charity and 9 miles in my pedal completely broke off. So I was straded on the side of the rode for over an hour. Also the bike seat is horriable. I know that a bike seat is never that comfortable, but this one is beyond bad. I was very dissapointed.
I received this bicycle from my father as a gift. You are never too old to get a bike from your dad! I finally got it together and got the tires pumped up. It took me like 30 minutes. Would be easier with two people. It's a heavy bike, but that's ok because I'll be riding around the city and in parks..no offroad. It has a very nice ride - no more skinny tires for me. Changed the seat to a gel seat. Have to preserve what you sit on...hee hee! REALLY LOVE THE COLOR! Intimidated by the manual. Lots of maintenance. Every week in fact.
Would recommend this bike to anyone who is willing to maintain it. I think it will last for many years. By the way..this is my third Schwinn. First one when I was in the second grade. Second when I was in the eleventh grade.
This is a great bike!! It took 2 people to assemble and was together in about 20 minutes. The seat is a little small and hard if you haven't been on a bike in a while but it works. Great buy and great value!
I would definitely recommend buying this bike. It rides really nice and the color is really pretty :D My dad put it together in like ten minutes, so it was quick and easy to put together with no trouble at all.
My wife wanted a bike to keep in shape. The bike had to be attractive, reliable, well-made and this Schwinn is all of that.
Bike is great! Rides very nice, seems very sturdy, definetly am going to have to get a new seat, the one it comes with is very uncomfortable, but overall great bike for a great price.
My wife & I ordered this bike, as well as the Blue Mens bike. I have a couple issues with mine, but this one for my wife is issue free. She loves it! Only thing I would improve on is the brakes (which just may need adjustment)...and the seat is VERY firm. I have major issues with my seat, but my wife does not on hers.
I like the style, color. They could make the kick stand sturdier, the seat a bit more comfortable. Also when i change to a higher gear there is a strange noise while riding. All in all for the price it's a good deal.