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Old 07-07-05, 04:56 PM   #1
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Just got a brand new Schwinn S-25 26" bike.

Well, it won't be able to jump of mountains, but very good for cruising and going on grass and rocky roads. Great stopping power, too.
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Old 07-07-05, 05:17 PM   #2
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Nice. Thanks for posting.
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Well, it won't be able to jump of mountains, but very good for cruising and going on grass and rocky roads. Great stopping power, too.
S-25? I can't find it on the website for SCHWINN. Can you give me a link?
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S-25? I can't find it on the website for SCHWINN. Can you give me a link?
Sure.

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You guys have it so good in the states.

"Hand-built Trail-Tuned 6061 AL dual-suspension frame"
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Well, it won't be able to jump of mountains, but very good for cruising and going on grass and rocky roads. Great stopping power, too.
yeah...SCHWINN rules
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Hey mx5.99$ I want my racing car stamp! I aready told you its Sade "smooth operator"
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Congrats on your new bike! Have fun and enjoy the ride!
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Racing car stamp?
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I wonder if would be able to go on a mountain...
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^^ don't push your luck That bike is meant for bike paths only.
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That's not a Schwinn. That's a Pacific with a Schwinn sticker. I'm not being mean, but take it back. Seriously that thing will self destruct if you even think about taking it off road.
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That's not a Schwinn. That's a Pacific with a Schwinn sticker. I'm not being mean, but take it back. Seriously that thing will self destruct if you even think about taking it off road.
http://www.bikesrnottoys.com/
I thought something was fishy. If you go to the SCHWINN website, like I did earlier, that model is not listed
I hope my beloved SCHWINN is not an imposter

Actually, mine was made in the YETI factory...out of scrap that YETI wouldn't use. hehehehe
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I thought Pacific Cycle made Schwinn along with Mongoose. Isn't it illegal to put someone elses name on your bike when it's not your name?
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I thought Pacific Cycle made Schwinn along with Mongoose. Isn't it illegal to put someone elses name on your bike when it's not your name?
They do they also own the name and exploit it to sell garbage to an unknowing public. The bikes sold at X-mart are not the Schwinns you can get at a real bike shop and even then that's not saying a lot. All the brands that were decent back in the day when they weren't owned by Pacific are CRAP now that they took over.

Side note A good full suspension bike with quality components that won't break and kill you off road starts at about $1000
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Definitly not made for mountains or rough trails, but youll get around. Im not a fan of full-suspensions anyway but they can be petty fun at times. Kinda sucks its owned by the same company as Mongoose but, good bikes for a good price are getting harder and harder to find. Good luck and enjoy riding!
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From the looks of it it's one step up from the usual department store bike, but it's still pretty bad.

As someone else said, functional dual suspension bikes start at about $1,000. Below that, and the suspension is either not going to work properly at all, or the downsides (poundage) will outweigh (pun intended) the benefits.
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So Raivn & Robo, what bikes do you ride?

I've personally owned several Ross MBTs (Mt. McKinley) from back in the day when they were an American company, Specialized Rockhopper, Univega something-or-other. More recently, after my last nice MBT was stolen, I was looking for a more modestly priced MBT with suspension. I first purchased a Mongoose Blackcomb. I found it to be on the very heavy side and poorly designed. Handling was mediocre and the all steel rear triangle components gave it a lead ass.

Returned it, spent another month shopping everything from LBSs to online stores. Stopped in to Target to look at the Schwinn line. I ended up purchasing the S-60 DSX. Have you every looked at the Schwinn S series at Target? This is the best built DSBs lines bar none. Very well made frame, very light, very upgradeable. Some use 7005 aluminum, the newer S-25s are a step down at 6061. My 13 year old son ended up getting the S-25 (older inventory, still had the 7005 aluminum frame).

Our local MBT trails are fairly demanding, but noting like out west. Still, we are running these things over 5 ft hight ramps with no breakage and just normal maintenance. The are very good value at under $300, and can easily be upgraded with better components. I've upgraded my stem and cranks to accomodate my preferences, but I still would have had to do that with a LBS bike.

These would not be good for extreme downhill, which is where your $1000 bikes would come in.

And yes, Pacific Cycle bought up a bunch of good brand names, including Schwinn, Ross, GT, Mongoose, Dyno, etc.
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Swine was bought out by Pacific cycles. Schwinn's Mesa was a good bike, it had all Deore stuff on it. Then when Pacific took over all the Mesas had Suntour crap on them and they realy blowed big time. My Dad bought a Mesa the year Pacific came in, so if he would've bought a year older bike he would have had a nice bike.
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I ended up purchasing the S-60 DSX. Have you every looked at the Schwinn S series at Target? This is the best built DSBs lines bar none. Very well made frame, very light, very upgradeable. Some use 7005 aluminum, the newer S-25s are a step down at 6061. My 13 year old son ended up getting the S-25 (older inventory, still had the 7005 aluminum frame).

Our local MBT trails are fairly demanding, but noting like out west. Still, we are running these things over 5 ft hight ramps with no breakage and just normal maintenance. The are very good value at under $300, and can easily be upgraded with better components. I've upgraded my stem and cranks to accomodate my preferences, but I still would have had to do that with a LBS bike.

These would not be good for extreme downhill, which is where your $1000 bikes would come in.
I've got an S-60 and commute 3-4 days a week 30 miles rt as well as weekend and mountain trail single track riding. It has yet to self destruct or put my life in jeapordy. I live out here in the west in Salt Lake City, UT and the riding is huge and can be demanding. I don't bomb ski trails dropping cliffs in full body armour or anything, but I don't baby my bike either.

I think the magic number is about $200 if you go dept. store. But no matter what the price range, maintaining the bike is key and maybe that's why mine has lasted so long and put up with my abuse.
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lol target
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hey guys I also have a s60 dsx I got 2nd hand in 9.5/10 condition for $100 from a smoker dude....who didnt want to go biking or changed his mind...I took it to the lake (burke lake loop in VA) this weekend and it was a RUSH...its officially my "disposable bike"---also recently got a trek 4300 with road bike wheels for $180 from a guy who upgraded..came with alot of xtras (cyclocomp,topeak airpump,saddlebag,inner tube,end bars) and I can tell the difference in quality by just riding it (hate the Trek seat though) smooth light vs the s60...I will hold on to the s60 for "trails" (the wheels arent true) as Ive already gave it a whirl.....both are excellent (IMO bikes are just like razors>disposable but last alot longer)

bought these on craigslist
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hey guys I also have a s60 dsx I got 2nd hand in 9.5/10 condition for $100 from a smoker dude....who didnt want to go biking or changed his mind...I took it to the lake (burke lake loop in VA) this weekend and it was a RUSH...its officially my "disposable bike"---also recently got a trek 4300 with road bike wheels for $180 from a guy who upgraded..came with alot of xtras (cyclocomp,topeak airpump,saddlebag,inner tube,end bars) and I can tell the difference in quality by just riding it (hate the Trek seat though) smooth light vs the s60...I will hold on to the s60 for "trails" (the wheels arent true) as Ive already gave it a whirl.....both are excellent (IMO bikes are just like razors>disposable but last alot longer)

bought these on craigslist
So you're telling me the bike that I have over 3000 dollars in to is disposable if my rim gets bent?

Haha.
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disposable bikes are always clunkers.. you never want to put any money in them to keep them running right so there is always something messed up.

as far a xmart bikes sure you can ride one and have fun, but don't expect them to be the same quality of a good ride.
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Whoa.
Deja vu on an old thread.
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