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Old 10-22-09, 05:38 PM
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Schwinn Super Sport DBX Shipped!

A few days after I placed an order with Harbor Country Bikes, my Schwinn Super Sport DBX order was shipped!



I look forward to receiving it next week. What won me over was not just the price and the features but also the reviews both by owners and cycling publications. I had considered the Trek Portland but it costs twice as much.

This turned out to be a sensible acquisition on a budget!
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Old 10-22-09, 05:45 PM
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Does it have braze-on's up front for a rack? If not, still really good for commuting. Good luck on that budget thing.
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Old 10-22-09, 06:27 PM
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It has a rack mount. Not sure if the carbon fork has one but if not a suitable touring fork can be installed and you're good to go. It has canti and disc brake mounts. The cantis are for setting it up for CX and also for a mountain bike. You can throw on 26" wheels and go off road. It really is a multiuse bike!
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Old 10-22-09, 06:56 PM
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That's a damn incredible deal.
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It's a good all round bike. At just under 23lbs, it may not be the lightest, but does whatever you want it to do w/o much fuss. At $700 shipped, you got a good deal, even if it's a 2006 or 2007 model. I would pop the seals on the wheel bearings and grease the bearings then put the seals back in. You might be surprised how little lube is in there. We did this to my neighbor's World DBX after he bought it and he did the grease port mod on his BB and filled the BB cartridge with grease. Still running smooth after 3-4 years of daily use.
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Old 10-22-09, 07:18 PM
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Exactly. I've been looking for a bike like this for a long time. Its gotten favorable reviews and I think its a solid value offering from Schwinn. Its good for commuting, road riding, CX riding, MTB riding, touring, whatever you can think of and its one bike you can set up for your needs and if they change you can change the same bike!
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Old 10-22-09, 07:21 PM
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On sale for $629.00. Even at the regular price of $699.99 its $500 off the list price of $1,199.00. Yeah that is damn incredible deal for a disk brake equipped road bike!
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Old 10-27-09, 05:01 PM
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The bike arrived today. A couple of things had to be changed: stem riser, alpine cassette, and front and rear derailleurs. It needs a new stem, MTB triple crankset, fenders and tires. As stock, its a nice road bike. But it needs upgrades to make it into a worthy commuter.
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Old 10-27-09, 08:46 PM
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nice bike, i ordered my Schwinn Sporterria NX8 last week, shall have her here any day now...
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Congrats. The frame is actually quite nice.... some parts may need to be swapped but its no biggie.
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Old 10-28-09, 07:38 AM
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Love mine. Sold my first one because it was too big,then lucked out and found the right size on CL. The front fork has no lowrider mounts,but it does have canti/V post mounts,so if you really want a front rack you can prolly MacGuyver something for the stock fork. I can't believe there are still some of these sitting around out there.
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They sized it for me and shipped a medium. I looked at the frame and the bike has rear and front rack mounts. Its a capable commuter and the first thing as I mentioned was getting an alpine cassette and MTB derailleurs. Its awaiting a Shimano Deore 42-32-22 triple crankset, full SKS fenders and Michelin City Pilot 35cm tires. They are still a couple of them in the bike shops. The stock stem was too low but I still couldn't get the bars where I wanted them so I'll be looking to do a stem swap.

Its the MacGuyver of bikes. It has nearly everything I want in a bike. The rims aren't Mavic or Velocity spec but my mechanic says they're decent enough to keep.

The bottom line again is with the Super Sport DBX one is getting a lot of bike for so little money.
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NormanF, did yours come with an adjustable Ritchey stem? Mine did (it was dynaryder's ), and I could use it to bring the bars level with the seat if I wanted to.

It was a little too long, though, and although I'm taller than dynaryder is, I'm not so much taller that the stem worked for me. My LBS let me dig through their box o' stems and I found a matching, but nonadjustable, Ritchey Pro that was shorter and pretty much put the bars where I needed them.
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Why yes it did... the mechanic installed a stem raiser and that brought the bars up but I need them closer so he wants to swap the Ritchey adjustable for a Ritchey Pro stem... they just don't have one in the shop.

I'm 5'7" so I got sold as I mentioned, the medium. I want an upright riding position since I intend to be commuting and riding the bike for fun rather than road racing.
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