2 thoughts on “Schwinn Discover Men’s Hybrid Bike (700C Wheels)

  1. 275 of 281 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great inexpensive aluminum frame bike with great features for riding around town and hauling stuff home., August 23, 2011
    By 
    W. ANDERSON (Wisconsin, USA) –
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    This review is from: Schwinn Discover Men’s Hybrid Bike (700C Wheels) (Sports)
    The number you are looking for is 35.2 to maybe 35.4 lbs for the weight of this bike, that is as close as my bathroom digital scale could get, and yes this bike does have the Aluminum frame. With it’s black paint and “Schwinn” name on it, this is the ultimate sleeper bike, looking like one of those cheap Chinese made bikes that weigh much more with a steel frame, no one will guess this is actually a nice bike. So this is probably the only aluminum frame bike that doesn’t have “steal me” written all over it, and is probably going to still be there when you come out of the store even with just a mid-grade bike lock on it. This is a great price for a low end Aluminum bike and it comes with just the right features.

    The twenty one speeds are managed with a left hand twist handle grip with three speeds for the front derailer, and a right hand twist handle grip for the rear derailer with 7 speeds. The bike does have the quick release on the front wheel.

    One point to be aware of, is this is a large bike, the seat is at the lowest setting, is 36 ¼ inches above the ground, I am 5-10 and I am barely tall enough to ride this bike. The shock absorbing seat post raises the seat by an inch, so the seat could be lowered a bit more by replacing the seat with a regular seat. But I like the shock absorbing seat post and front fork, I don’t think the roads are going to be getting smoother in the future with the way things are heading in the world. This is also a great bike for hauling things, I recommend a pair of Basil Cardiff Rear Baskets that can hang on the back wheel rack. The fenders are another important feature, since although Schwinn doesn’t recommend riding in the rain, (who does? But what are you going to do?) fenders on bikes were designed to keep the water spray off of the rider, otherwise merely riding on a wet surface will spray water up the front and back of the crouch of your paints. That is why I insist on fenders, just imagine walking into your local grocery store looking that way. The small chain guard seems to be large enough to keep my paints out of the chain. There are reflectors in each wheel and one on the back and one on the front. The bike of course doesn’t come with a light or a bell. A good light is a must if you end up having to ride home in the dark, also not recommenced by Schwimn, and a horn or bell is a good idea if you ride where people walk so you can let them know that you are coming up behind them so they don’t unknowingly step sideways in front of your bike at the last minute.

    The bike arrived in a double thick box, the inner box was beat up with some holes while the other box was in fine shape. It appears that Amazon or Schwinn has the bikes shipped to them, and after a quick look over, are placed in a larger box and shipped to the customer. (Hint, Sears also carries the Discover bike)

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  2. 90 of 99 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Schwinn Discovery has nice quality for the price, May 29, 2011
    By 
    xfarmer

    This review is from: Schwinn Discover Men’s Hybrid Bike (700C Wheels) (Sports)
    I looked at numerous bikes in the price range of $170 to $300 and found that this one gave the best quality and componetry for the money. Some of the other bikes I compared were the Schwinn Lakeshore, Schwinn Gateway, and a couple different lesser known name brand bikes. I also visited a local bike shop to look at a Trek 700, this was a very nice bike but I had to draw the line on how much I spent somewhere and that eliminated this one. The Schwinn Discover was the closest thing I found to the quality and ride to the more expensive bikes like the Trek 700 I could find and Iwas able to pick it up at our local Meijer store for $229. The rims were true and look to be made real well. It shifts fast and sure and has a feel of being really well made and sturdy. The Schwinn Lakeshore felt cheap and cumbersome in comparison.

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