Myself and my wife just bought last year's version of the Schwinn last summer. I'm a novice, so I'm sure there a better bikes out there, but for us they are just fine. We of course had to get them "tuned up" when we bought them, but that was a given. We haven't had any problem with them, and while I know the components on them are on the cheaper end of things, they work ust fine for us. I figure for 225-250 each, we can beat the price. I just want to drop a little weight and have some fun with teh family. We both have trailer attachements so we can pull the toddler on them, and it works great.
Hope this helps.