I just went to a major sporting goods store and was looking at their bicycles. In the mountain bike department, they had a Schwinn MTB that regularly cost about $450, and was on sale for $250. It had Alivio deraileurs. I asked a salesman, about why it was so low, and we got into a discussion about the quality of the different brands of bikes, when he told me that Schwinn, quality wise, was "on the way out".
I would like to buy this bike, as it seems to be a great deal, but is Schwinn really going downhill as a company, and is their quality lacking now?