Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)

Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)

  • Men’s hybrid bike with 17-inch aluminum hybrid frame
  • TX-31 rear derailleur and SRAM 21-speed grip shifters
  • SR Suntour suspension fork and steel-cage platform pedals
  • 700cc rims and smooth-rolling 700 x 38c hybrid tires
  • Schwinn hybrid saddle; alloy linear pull brakes

Whether you’re commuting to work or cruising around town, the Schwinn Crest urban men’s hybrid bike offers a comfortably smooth ride. The Crest is outfitted with a 17-inch aluminum hybrid frame and an SR Suntour front suspension fork, helping the bike hold up to shocks from bumpy or rough terrain. The Shimano TX-31 rear derailleur and SRAM 21-speed grip shifters, meanwhile, give you a host of gear options for flat or hilly rides. And riders will love the 700cc rims and 700 x 38c hybrid tires, wh

Rating: (out of 12 reviews)

List Price: $ 349.99

Price: $ 289.32

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5 thoughts on “Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)

  1. Review by L. Laregina for Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)
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    I purchased this Schwinn partly because they seem to have maintained a long-standing reputation for quality and also because I loved mine when I was younger. I primarily wanted a relatively lightweight , solidly built frame and this bike has it. The 700c wheels seems rather popular for hybrid bikes and have been well -received by many commuters. This wheel does not have nearly as much drag as a mtb tire and more protection and gripping power than a thin road bike tire.

    The bike comes nearly fully assembled and is well packaged, inside an inner and outer protective carton. Setting up the handlebars, pedals and seat were a snap.

    The whole process took about 15 minutes.

    The frame is painted a very nice black (So I’m told, It actually looks dark green to my eyes), though it isn’t the same frame seen in the product photo (The down tube is much thicker on the bike I received). The saddle is very, very comfortable and the adjustable sprung aluminum stem is a nice bonus, accommodating a variety of preferred sitting/riding styles.

    Braking is very even and responsive with little fade. The bike feels well balanced while maneuvering and provides very forgiving handling characteristics. The front suspension fork is lightweight and mostly responsive on the rebound. IMO, it needs a bit more pressure but I’ve yet to get to it. I’d recommend experimenting with the proper pressure based on your weight and riding style.

    The cables are well protected and insulated from the frame to avoid scratches. The fenders and baskets are easily removed, should you choose to do so (I did. It took about 12 minutes because you need to remove the rear tire to get at a screw for the rear fender). Adding a quick release hub to the rear tire (the front tire already has one) would be an inexpensive and highly useful tool, IMO.

    I’m about average height and weight (5’7″@ 165lbs) and I can ride for hours without discomfort on the stock saddle. Shifting is easy and smooth and the system never skipped a gear, even when pedaling uphill and changing gears.

    I recently compared this model to a few local bike shop products that cost $200+ more than the Schwinn. The overall workmanship/fit and finish of the Schwinn holds up well compared to the popular models I saw.

    The bike is equipped with bike shop quality components, albeit not the high end, that will generally perform quite well.

    After checking out several department store bikes from Walmart and Target, I’d definitely recommend staying away from the lesser quality bikes commonly sold in department stores. With few exceptions they tend to have cheaper, heavier frames and poor quality components and poor fit and finish in the assembly.

    Comparing frames among several bikes (including this one) ranging in price from ~$300 to ~$900 yielded components of Chinese manufacture with finish of the welds, weight and general construction approximately equal.

    I’m not suggesting the Schwinn Crrest is better than a well build bike shop bicycle like a mid-grade Giant, Trek or Santa Cruz, but the latter could set you back anywhere from $600 to $2000, easily.

    I am suggesting that, this bike is comparable, for the average, casual road or paved trail rider, to much more expensive bikes I’ve looked at and ridden.

    Happy trails.. or roads

  2. Review by Gary D. Fitzgerald for Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)
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    My wife and I decided to purchase bikes to expand our exercise options. Neither of us had ridden in decades, but our son is an avid cyclist and he suggested we look at Hybrids. After looking at several options, we decided to purchase both a Men’s and Women’s version of this bike and we couldn’t be happier. They’re relatively lightweight and the components all appear to be of fairly high quality for a bike priced in this range.

    The limited assembly was easy, although I must say the 1st one took me longer than the 15 minutes referenced by the original reviewer. Almost everything is adjustable for comfort, and like the original reviewer, we too took off the fenders and like the result. It would have been nice if Schwinn had included a couple of allen wrenches, and maybe a pouch to carry them in, since that is the tool most often needed for assembly and adjustments.

    We have been riding for a couple of weeks now and really like the way the bikes handle. I’m a big guy, well over 200lbs, yet the ride is smooth and comfortable. We are amazed at how those gears smooth out the hills. Most of our riding is on pavement, but we have ridden on some gravel/dirt roads, and the “Hybrid” tires performed well.

    My wife and I agree that this is definitely a great bike for the price.

  3. Review by lemonteh for Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)
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    I’ve been using this bike daily for a month. Commuting about 6 miles every day to and from work.

    The first time the bike came, the back tire went flat after < a mile. I didn't bother to patch it. I ordered a new one and returned the defective one to Amazon. The second one lasted until last week when the front tire went flat. I decided to replace it. Googling for 700 x 38c tires conversion table, I found that I need a 27” tube and I bought a Schwinn tube from Amazon. When I was replacing the tires, I realized the old tubes were actually 26” tubes from comparison with the 27” tube I bought. Hmm..I’m thinking that’s why the original tubes don’t last at all since they are an inch smaller. The bike is of good design and the frame is well built. I love this bike. I’m giving it one star less cause of the tube mix up. These days, given that everything is designed in U.S but made in China, manufacturing slips like this is common. However that’s no excuse for Schwinn. From all the cost savings they’ve gained in moving the manufacturing to China, they should at least hire someone to oversee the build quality, or at least do random sampling of the finished goods.

  4. Review by D. Paul for Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)
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    This is not a ‘premium’ bike you see in a bike shop which cost above $500. Nor is this one of those cheap heavy bikes you find in Walmart or Target. This is something in between. I use it daily to commute to work ( 3.5 miles round trip ). Also use it to do groceries on weekends. I have two paniers which fit perfectly on the bikes storage rack. All in all a good commuter bike. It requires limited assembly though it took me almost 6 hours to assemble it mainly because I spent a lot of time reading the manual. But this is because it is my first time assembling a bike. I am sure next time I can do it in 2 hours. Assembling the handle bar is confusing as shown in the manual. As suggested by another reviewer I actually looked at the amazon photo to figure it out. Another thing is I think this bike will be too big for you if you are shorter than 5 feet 6 inches. I am that height and this bike fits perfectly for me with the seat at the lowest position.

  5. Review by Carlos J. Rendon for Schwinn Crest Urban Men’s Hybrid Bike (700c Wheels)
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    I don’t know very much about bikes. This one seems to be a good fit for me (the causal bike commuter) and it seems to be a good price compared to what I saw in bike stores. I really like that it comes with a chain guard, shocks, splash guards and the storage rack. I’ve been using it to commute to work 1-2 miles for the past month or so.

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