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Schwinn Sporterra CE

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Schwinn Sporterra CE

Anyone own one of these? The blue version looks pretty nice for a budget bike at $799
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This is on the very low-low end. If you can stretch your budget up to $1029 the entry level Salsa Journeyer is a huge jump up in quality for $200 more. You would easily spend that much more at a bike shop to fixing all of the little things that could be wrong with this bike. Warped rotors, spongy brakes, misaligned derailleurs, sloppy shifting or ghost shifting, wheel truing, kinked cable housing, galvanized steel cables, etc. all are common problems that may need to be corrected on bikes in this price range. Even upgrading to a set of acceptable tires could cost you $100. The $200 in "savings" on a bike like this often do not really translate into any real savings.

Journeyer Flat Bar Acolyte 700c | Salsa Cycles
Journeyer Flat Bar Altus 700c | Salsa Cycles

Schwinn was a decent quality bike back in the 70s but has been through a few ownership changes over time and is now more of a cheap discount store brand than the quality brand it once was.

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