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Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bicycle, 700c/28 inch wheel size, women's size
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- Women's comfort bike with aluminum city frame
- Schwinn suspension fork ; Schwinn alloy crank
- 21-speed SRAM grip shifters; Shimano rear derailleur
- Promax alloy linear pull brakes; rear gear carrier
- Swept-back upright handlebar and padded saddle
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Schwinn is the oldest and most trusted name in bikes in America.
Schwinn Discover Multi-Purpose Bike
Great for commuting and beyond
Take your bike to today, why not? This bike is waiting for you, totally ready to take you where you need to go. No need for a ton of prep. This Schwinn has a classic look so it will match just about anything in your closet. With a frame made for urban riding, with a front suspension fork to make man hole covers and pavement patches easier to take. The rear rack is built in and ready to carry your bag or groceries back home with you. The coordinating fenders look snazzy but are also practical since they will keep the morning dew and splashes off your Armani.
There are 21 speeds with a Shimano twist shifters and a Shimano rear derailleur. There is an ally front and rear linear pull brakes, and a Schwinn alloy crank. On the ride home, take a quick tour through the park, or take the kids out on their bikes for ice cream after dinner. This bike will fit in just about anywhere.
- Available in Men's and Women's styles
The brand from yesterday that's riding into tomorrow:
Schwinn was established in 1895, by Ignaz Schwinn in Chicago, IL. Remembered for iconic bikes like the Phantom, the Varsity, the Stingray and the original Krate and Picker series of children's bikes, Schwinn has made it possible for riders of all ages to experience the thrill of riding a bicycle. Children and adults around the world trust the Schwinn name for quality and value. The joys of learning to ride for the first time, sharing an excursion with friends, proudly completing a new training regime or enjoying a local scenic route are all best enjoyed on a Schwinn.
Just like the original bikes made by Ignaz Schwinn, you can count on Schwinn to innovate in ways that enhance and simplify the riding experience for all generations of fans.
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Schwinn Discovery Bicycle
Discovering new places, spots, events and springs would be a lot more fun-filled with Schwinn Discovery Bicycle. Aluminum city frame and padded saddle lend comfort and ease in riding. For upright position, it has a swept-back handlebar with an adjustable stem. So step on and roll into an easy and comfortable riding experience.
Age: 14 years and up
- Cross-hybrid bike with aluminum city frame
- Shimano TX-31 rear derailleur for shifting gears
- ProMax linear pull brakes for good stopping power
- Padded saddle lends comfort
- 21-speed SRAM gripshifters
- Schwinn suspension fork maximizes bike response
- Fenders and rear gear carrier
- Schwinn alloy crank set
- Swept-back handlebar with an adjustable stem for upright position
Outfitted with a ladies aluminum city frame with an upright riding position, a Schwinn suspension fork to absorb shock, and a padded saddle with a suspension seat post, the Schwinn Discovery women's comfort bike is ideal for commuting to work or cruising down a leisurely bike path. The bike offers such additional features as 21-speed SRAM grip shifters for fast, easy gear changes, a Shimano TX-31 rear derailleur, a Schwinn alloy crank, Promax alloy linear pull brakes, a swept-back upright handlebar with an adjustable stem, fenders, and a rear gear carrier.About Schwinn
Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon that's long been synonymous with quality and innovation. The company has built some of the best-known and best-loved bikes of multiple generations, including the Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate, and Homegrown. Today, Schwinn continues to innovate with such releases as the redesigned Sting-Ray, Rocket mountain bikes, and Fastback road bikes. With a continued dedication to quality forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America's most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom, and performance to people of all ages.
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Just know that you will have to take this to a bike shop unless you're a professional. It pretty much comes assembled, so my husband put it together, seemed easy enough - unfortunately he put the handle bars on backwards (looked normal to me! lol) and the fender in the front kept rubbing on the tires - also the gears felt weird and it was hard to pedal -- once we had the bike shop do the adjustments (~ $50) it was like a completely different bike! I would highly recommend just taking the bike to the bike shop and asking them to assemble it - that way they can't make fun of how you (or your spouse) assembled it in the first place lol.
I want to provide an update to my review and respond to a few of the comment threads/questions here.
I've now had this bike for 2 & 1/2 years and it is still working great! I love my bike and have been mostly happy with my purchase with just a few (minor) exceptions.
I did not purchase any baskets or accessories so I can't comment or make recommendations on those (sorry), however, I will mention the back of the bike does have a piece that you can put a small bag and it will hold it down via spring action (i.e. Walgreens bag, small messenger bag, small zipped up purse, or similar).
As for it being too tall for some people, I can understand why it may seem so and I do have to jump off the bike to dismount when I stop - I cannot touch the ground to stop, but as mentioned previously that would mean the bike is too small. I believe this is a good comfortable ride for someone of my size - I think if you are shorter (5'4" or under) than this bike will be too big. If I were to make a guess, I would say it is meant for someone between 5'5"-5'9". The seat does sit a little high.
I definitely do NOT think this bike is good for off road riding. I had thought the same as others - that a hybrid could go off road. This thinking got me several flat tires :( and was very uncomfortable ride off road. This could be the type of tires that are on it - maybe if you changed the tires out it would work but honestly I would have just opted for a mountain bike if I was going to take it off pavement. I would consider this more of a leisure ride bike.
The issues I have had with the bike are:
1) The tires - I've had to have them replaced - this is probably common and I used a Living Social Deal for new bike tires when mine went out.
2) The fender piece on the front comes loose and rubs on the tires no matter how many times I've had a bike shop "fix" it and my husband has to tighten it occasionally while we are riding. Keep in mind that when I received my bike it was missing the bolt and nut that is suppose to hold the fender on. Instead of sending it back I took it to the bike shop for the assembly mentioned above and they said it was no big problem and they put a bold and nut on it. I've continued to have problems with it though so I thought it was worth mentioning.
Other than that I've been super happy with my bike. I think for the price it is a well made bike that has functioned how I wanted it to. If you are looking for more intense bike riding - for speed or off-road - then you will probably land up spending more than this bike costs. If you are looking for a great bike to take out on paved trails for sight-seeing and such then this is perfect. Good luck in your bike search!
I also wanted a bike to bring my kids along and I had to choose from a carrier or a trailer. The Schwinn Discover 700c in the past had problems with a coupler or even a hitch for trailers. I did not find one bit of information to help find the right kind that works for this bike. The schwinn coupler and angled elbow coupler wouldn't work for this bike. I was worried I wouldn't have any option. But I saw the hitch attachment and bought a trailer that uses a hitch. It fit like a charm, no adjustments needed to be made. There was plenty of room for the nut to tighten back in the rear wheel. It was perfect!
I bought the Copilot Model A double trailer and it comes with the hitch attachment. So far I found the hitch style trailers would work for this bike. Hope this helps!!!!
A few minor complaints (which still don't bring it down from 5 stars!)
- The fenders are plastic - a little rattle-y and cheap, but certainly keeps the LA road grime off me.
- The tubes of the bike frame itself are weirdly shaped: oval in some places, really large in other places, strange divots, etc. It has been tricky to figure out how and where to attach things to the bike.
Almost a year and almost 1500 miles - I'm still very happy with this bike (her name is Sylvia, FYI)!
The seat is more comfy than I thought and is holding out quite well. I finally got her up off the floor in my studio using this very cool Bike hoist plus these Bar clamps and just noticed for the first time that there is a mounting bracket on the underside of the frame (see pictures). Given how filthy Los Angeles roads are, I'm pretty sure I'll never use that, but perhaps someone else might?
Here are the rest of the things (mostly lights, because I believe the more things that blink and shine, they better!) I've used to outfit my sweet ride!
- Green Guru Dutchy Pannier - I bought 2 of them! Hard to mount to the bike - please see pictures for how I used a combination of D-rings & hose clamps :-)
- Kryptonite U-lock Note that the weirdly shaped frame makes mounting positions VERY limited (see photo for my best solution)
- Ultra-bright headlight - Ultra-bright, no kidding.
- Rechargeable tail light - This rechargeable tail light with "lane marker" is actually pretty cool
- Serfas Seat Tail Light - 2 of these as well, but using them on either side of the frame in the front. Attached with command strips.
- Fiberoptic streamers - I've got these as "tail streamers" and they get RAVE reviews!
- String LED Lights - My latest addition and I LOVE them!