2 thoughts on “Schwinn Men’s High Timber Mountain Bike, Grey, Medium

  1. 47 of 55 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrible bike!, July 6, 2013
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    This review is from: Schwinn Men’s High Timber Mountain Bike, Grey, Medium (Sports)
    Over 2 decades, I’ve owned a series of uniquely-different mountain bikes. I’m an experienced rider and very savvy in assembling and working on them. I had to post this review because of my severe FRUSTRATION in the poor workmanship of this machine. Just to get the positives out of the way – this really is a nice looking bike. However, looks aside, this bike has a number of issues with it.

    For starters (defect number 1), it is shipped in a “women’s” bicycle box per the printed description on the box in more than one place; indicating it’s the ladies version of the high timber when it’s in fact the men’s version inside the box. The bike appears to have been jammed into the box with a hydraulic press because it takes the “jaws of life” to get it OUT of the possibly smaller-sized “women’s” box.

    Defect number 2- The front brake assembly has a detached cable with a detached spring on the right-side brake arm. While reattaching both the cable and spring (in the exact same way the rear brake assembly is installed) seems like the most logical fix, the front brake ceases to ever work properly. The right side brake shoe remains in “rubbing” contact with the rim even though the adjuster screw is turned in all the way. This is not an adjustment issue, but rather, a compromised spring (perhaps the very reason this front brake wasn’t fully assembled like the rear brake!)

    Defect number 3- The steering head bearings appear to be ceased because it takes some serious muscle just to turn the front forks around (evidently, the forks are turned backwards at the factory in order to fit the bike in the “women’s” box!)

    Defect number 4- There is a great deal of (lateral) side-to-side movement in the rear hub assembly. These appear to be cartridge bearings so there is no adjustment to take out the play in the wheel. They’re just SHOT!

    Defect number 5- The front wheel has a significant amount of wobble; so significant that you can’t adjust the brakes enough so that the rim isn’t constantly bouncing off of brake shoe when the lopsided area(s) of the wheel make contact!

    Defect number 6- Scratched / scraped paint. The bike is protected by cardboard and bubble wrap from head to toe- and yet, under all that “armor” you’ll find a missing (scraped off!) letter in “Schwinn” and or gouges in the paint on the handlebars and front fork.

    Defect number 7- Apparently, the step in the assembly line where the rear derailleur gets properly adjusted is skipped, and I think I now know why! No amount of adjusting helps this bike shift and run properly without missing gear shifts and the chain occasionally jumping off. First thing I noticed is that the pulley cage does not even line up with the highest cog (it’s not even close!). Neither the high limit nor low limit screws appear to set at all (which they should have been set at the factory!), but adjusting those as well as playing with the barrel adjuster has no affect on the bad shifting and clunky running.

    Overall- Terrible bike. Please don’t waste your time like I did!

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    is it worth it? sure, maybe after some upgrades!, August 20, 2014
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    This review is from: Schwinn Men’s High Timber Mountain Bike, Grey, Medium (Sports)
    Well I’ve had this bike for 2 months now. Over this time I have had to replace front rim due to axle bearings exploding out within the firat week on flat city streets, causing me to walk home 2 miles with bike in upright position. A small wreck caused me to replace my back rim. So I upgraded my cassette while I was at it. Now the handle bars squeak and I’m on Amazon today trying to find new pedals, because they are grinding causing loud squeaks. I do ride this bike daily as exercise and transportation. Once I upgrade everything I’m sure I won’t have anymore issues. I have put 100 miles on this bike and regardless of the issues its a nice ride. It has places to convert it to disc brakes. And its not too heavy. I lift it on to my bike carrier with easy. I am looking also into another seat. The one it comes with is super skinny. So with all this said. 50 bucks for rims. 30 dollar cassette. New 12 dollar anti puncture tube for front tire. About 40 dollars in accessories. 190 for bike. And around 20 dollars for some metal pedals. And however much for a new seat. Plus labor for the breakdowns.

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