Schwinn is one of America’s most loved bicycle brands. And, with over 125 years of experience in making bikes that riders love, we went into our review of the Schwinn S29 men’s mountain bike with high hopes. With plenty of great features and an affordable price, is the Schwinn 29 as good as it sounds? Let’s take a closer look.
- Lightweight yet strong 29” alloy wheels
- Front and rear mechanical disc brakes
- 18” medium dual-suspension frame; suitable for riders between 5’9” and 6’2”
- SRAM 3. 0 21-speed trigger shifting and SRAM 3. 0 rear derailleur make changing gears easy
- Quick release front wheel and seat
- Color: Available in black with red detailing or black with blue detailing
- Comes with a Schwinn lifetime warranty
Pros and Cons of the Schwinn S29 Men’s Mountain Bike
The Schwinn S29 Men’s Mountain Bike is certainly an improvement on previous models. Ideal for both beginner and intermediate bikers, the mid-range price point is ideal for those who don’t want to spend the earth, but who also want to take advantage of the dual suspension technology.
The dual suspension on the bike is fantastic and makes riding over all kinds of bumps and surfaces effortless. The bike soaks everything up with ease. The front and rear mechanical disc brakes perform well in all weathers, so you’ll have no problem dealing with wet or muddy terrain. And, the quick release front wheel and seat make transporting the bike just as easy as riding it!
Finally, one of the best things we love about Schwinn cycles is that they come with a lifetime warranty. While most mountain bikers get hundreds of hours out of their bikes without a problem, it’s good to know that Schwinn will step in to aid with repairs or replacements should a problem occur.
One of the downsides to the Schwinn S29 is the comfort of the seat. Like most mountain bikes these days, you may want to upgrade to a comfier option if you plan to use it a lot or for long periods of time. Luckily, putting the bike together is easy (it comes ready out of the box, with just the front wheel and handlebars needing to be attached) so changing the seat should be as well.
In addition, the Schwinn S29 is only really suitable for those over 5’9” so shorter mountain bikers will want to look for an alternative model.
The Schwinn S29 Men’s Mountain Bike is an excellent choice for those who want an affordable bike that makes use of modern technology. The mechanical disc brakes ensure the bike is suitable for all weathers, and the dual suspension makes riding on all terrains a breeze. While you probably will want to upgrade to a comfier seat, it’s a small price to pay.
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