Looking at a new bike to replace Wal-Mart bike that is two years old and I do ride. I ride three to four times a week around 15 miles trips. In my area there is a Pacific distributor that has return bikes and they go over them for problems then resale them. They now have a new/ reconditioned Schwinn Sierra GS 21" that is priced at $220.00 with a MSRP of $329.00. They do fully warranty the bike.
I'm 50yrs old ride mostly rails & trail or black top roads. Just looking for your thoughts and suggestions about the prospect of this bike?
Slow But Handsome
Sure, why not? Assuming you've tried the bike, and it fits you, and you like it, how can you go wrong for $220? (I pay almost that much every month just for car insurance!) It would be a definite step up from your Wal-Mart bike, and even if you ride it for six months and decide you don't like it, you're only out a couple of hundred bucks, and nothing says you can't buy something fancier later.
The 26 x 1.9 cruiser tires ought to be good on the trails, and they'll be adequate on the blacktop, too--not fast, but adequate. (They'll probably "sing" a little on pavement--like the tires on SUV's.) The other components aren't top of the line, but they're not bad, either--and again, you're only paying $220.
So I'd say if you like the bike, buy it.