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Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bike for Men and Women, 21-Speed, 28-Inch Wheels, Multiple Colors

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  • Hybrid bike for comfortable commuting and neighborhood rides. 700c wheels fit riders 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall
  • Schwinn alloy hybrid frame with fit geometry and suspension fork provide a smooth ride
  • 21 speed shifters with rear derailleur offer precise gear changes, alloy linear pull brakes deliver exceptional stopping power
  • Suspension seat post, Schwinn hybrid saddle, and ergonomic grips provide extra comfort
  • Rear carrier offers convenient cargo space while fenders help protect you from splashes and grit

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Ride in comfort and style with the Discover 2 Hybrid Bike by Schwinn. Great for commuting and neighborhood rides, this bike features a Schwinn alloy hybrid frame with fit geometry and a suspension fork for a smooth ride. It even has a suspension seat post, Schwinn hybrid saddle, and ergonomic grips for extra comfort. The 21 speed shifters with rear derailleur offer precise gear changes, while alloy linear pull brakes deliver exceptional stopping power. Plus, the Discover 2 comes with a rear carrier for convenient cargo space, and fenders to help protect you from splashes and grit. Like all Schwinn bikes, the Discover 2 includes a limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.

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  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 54.5 x 33 x 9 inches; 43 Pounds
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ S7912AZ
  • Department ‏ : ‎ Unisex-adult
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ February 4, 2021
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Pacific Cycle, Inc
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08PXJPVGW
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 1,667 ratings

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Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2015
Style: DiscoverColor: BlackSize: 18-inch Frame
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some thoughts after a few hundred miles.
By Kaleb L. on October 4, 2015
Update Below Original Post: 12/03/2015
Original Post: 10/04/2015
I wanted to wait to post a review on this bike until I had a chance to actually develop an opinion beyond just an initial impression.

First, a little more detail and background.
I am a male in my mid 30s getting back into cycling after a 15 year hiatus. I am 6' feet tall and 220 lbs. I am coming from a very sedentary life, more than full time work (desk job) and full time school with four kids. I am very busy but do not have a very 'active' lifestyle. I am just finishing up school and decided to get back into cycling to help increase my activity level.

I started riding again on Labor Day 2015. So a little over a month and I've put roughly 240 miles on this bike. Not bad considering I was down on riding for about two weeks waiting on a repair (more on that in a bit).

Alright, let's start at the beginning Delivery...
I picked this up on an Amazon Deal of the Day for a great deal, $180. This price is what tipped the scale for me on the half dozen or so bikes I was considering. This model ended up being heavily ordered and took a little less than a month to arrive. It was packaged well and undamaged when it arrived.

I assembled the bike myself; the general instructions are rather vague due to how generically they were written but it came together. I consider myself to be very handy and capable when it comes to this type of work and it took about 30-45 minutes to get it assembled...however a considerable amount of adjustment was needed. Both the front and rear derailleurs were not setup well causing it to fail when attempting to shift or skipping gears when powering into the pedals. Both the wheels needed to be trued a lot, which I did by eye at first and again later at the Local Bike Shop (LBS). The brakes needed to be adjusted considerably as well and I would say that overall I spent 5-6 hours tinkering and fine tuning over the first week. In retrospect I would just take it into the LBS from the beginning the next time.

My first impression was that assembly wasn't too bad, though over the next few weeks that changed. I am happy with the overall bikes features though; the gearing is very helpful to get through the various ups and downs while riding, the fenders are plastic but very effective, and the seat is large and fairly comfortable (I am still debating on keeping it or upgrading). The tires and tubes are fairly low end, but have served me pretty well so far, I've only had to fix 1 flat tire to this point. The brakes are effective and the handgrip shifters are easy to use. The front fork and seat suspension is stiff and jerky, but it seems to be loosening up the more I ride, so in another 200 miles it may be broken in nicely. The handlebars are very adjustable and it took me some time to get the right adjustments for them so they were both high enough and at the right angle; I even adjusted the rotation on the handgrips to better align my arms and wrists to be straighter while I ride to help the numbness I was having in my hands. I took the time to tinker and adjust my seat height and saddle depth for a more comfortable ride (btw- I feel this bike would be a good fit for anyone between 5'8" tall and 6'3" tall). Take the time to adjust the position of the handlebars and saddle, it really is worth it! There are some great YouTube videos for setup that really helped.

The main additions I have made are, a head light and tail light, handlebar mirror, mini pump, tool kit and patch kit, pannier bags strapless toe-clips and reflective stickers and pin stripping tape (see the attached photo – original wheels).

Really I am very happy with this bike though there are two things that have concerned me and it is for these things that brought the rating down.

First, the bike is fairly heavy, approximately 40lbs. It is a bit of a concern but not a deal breaker to me. I feel like lugging extra weight around helps to make you a stronger rider...However part of this weight is due to the sturdy construction which is where my concern primarily resides…Don’t get me wrong sturdy is good but the frame tubes on this bike are larger than most and are more oval than round. This means that accessories normally mounted on the bike may not always fit. Not a deal breaker, just something to be aware of before purchasing.

Secondly, and this is the big one, is the quality and construction of the Wheel Rims. This bike came with a double walled 700c x 38mm, 24h Alloy wheel rim with 4 gauge 278-280mm steel spokes. 24 spokes is pretty light considering it is basically a standardly constructed Rim. In my case I blew a spoke at about 160 miles/ two weeks in. Keep in mind this is road miles or paved trails with only a few substantial bumps to speak of. No big deal, I took it into the LBS and had them replace the spoke and true the wheel. Within the next 20 miles I blew two (2) more spokes and before I could make it home I ended up blowing three (3) more!!! At this point the wheel was totally unstable and unusable; I had to walk the remaining three miles home. I contacted my LBS and was told to just buy new wheels. Low end 36 spoke wheels in the same size where going to run me $70-$80 each, that is more than I paid for the bike. This was at 195 miles and just under three weeks of use. Needless to say I was NOT happy.

I opted to contact Schwinn. After a brief conversation they informed me that they would send me a new rear wheel at no additional cost. Nice, right?! The only issue was that they didn't have the wheel in stock within the system (it is an older model, circa 2010-2013-ish). So they asked me to give them a few days to track down a wheel, if not they would send me a different model that would work with my bike. Two days later I got an email indicating they had shipped a package. They had been unable to find a replacement wheel for the Discover and had decided to send me a front and rear wheel set from another model of the same size to make sure I had a matching set of wheels. They were also upgraded from a 24 spoke wheel to a 32 spoke wheel, again at no additional cost to me. $55 later for a full tune up at my LBS and my bike is back, all setup with the new wheels and running smoothly.

I just finished a 35 mile ride this morning on the new wheels and was very pleased. Schwinn really stood behind their product.

The only other concern I have for these rims, both the originals and the new ones, is the length of the tube stem needed. The tubes that they come with have a stem that is a good 1/2" longer than a standard 32mm stem. My LBS says they can't even find tubes with a stem that long. But for a small $5 investment I purchased a pack of stem extensions which allow me to purchase the standard 32mm stem size at my LBS or on Amazon without worrying about the extra length or purchasing specialty tubes. Honestly you could get by without the extensions, but it does make changing a tube a bit faster and smoother with them.

I have had this bike up to 42mph (going down a long steep hill) and felt rock solid. I normally average around 12-15 mph in good conditions and regularly haul around 20-30 lbs of extra gear/groceries/stuff.
Overall I would say this is a solid bike that is made by a company that stands behind their products. It is a functional hybrid cruiser that is solid and comfortable to ride. The 21 speeds give it versatility for changing terrain and fitness levels, the fenders and cargo rack give it versatility in the uses that you will have and it looks good. I recommend this bike if you are looking.

The items I have added to the bike have also been reviewed if you liked this review. See my profile for these reviews.

You will notice in the image I posted that I covered up all of the 'Schwinn' logos on the bike with reflective tape. This was due to wanting the tape to be in an effective location and for anti-theft purposes only. I am very pleased with Schwinn products so far.

UPDATE: 12/03/2015
Just a quick update...I am about 700 miles of use in now, about 500 miles on the new set of wheels. Within 100 miles of my wheel change/ truing I broke another spoke on the rear wheel, I've had to replace the front derailleur and the cable, due to issues with it rubbing the chain, with both myself and my LBS attempting to get it set up correctly and dialed in, but it just keeps slipping back...I am also looking at having to replace the chain ring set as it has become slightly bent from use...all of my miles are road or paved trail. After the chain ring replacement I will be into the bike for almost as much as I spent on it in the first place...I still think it is a reasonably acceptable bike for the price, but I would recommend it more for the casual rider vs. someone who is looking to log some serious miles (recreational or commute).

Additional Recommendations:
I would recommend investing in thick tire tubes, self-sealing tubes or tire liners to help with flat tire issues…I patched about 8 times and changed out 3 tubes before investing…this obviously depends a lot on where you ride and the conditions that you ride in, but changing a tire on the side of the road is a great way to mess up an otherwise good ride, (especially if it is pouring).

I have also recently installed a set of aero bars as my both my morning and evening commute tend to be into a strong headwind every day for about 14 miles of a 16.5 mile. I found that my body position for this ride is just too upright for the headwinds I have been riding in regularly and wanted an option to get me lower.

I will do another update later…but I have already started saving and looking for another bike.
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Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
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Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2015
Style: DiscoverColor: WhiteSize: 16-inch FrameVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am very petite and i love this bike.
By Pamela on June 21, 2015
perfect and i am 4 feel 11 inches! Cannot believe i can ride this 29inch wheel bike, awesome
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Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hitch style trailers fits and I love this bike!
By Amanda on June 12, 2017
I love this bike, it's an excellent hybrid for cruising and cycling. I live in a neighborhood surrounded by neighborhoods so I enjoy routing around the trails.

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!!!!
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Harvey C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Bicycle
Reviewed in Canada on December 26, 2020
Style: DiscoverColor: BlackSize: 18-inch FrameVerified Purchase
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O' Frasser
1.0 out of 5 stars Chinese made, not Schwinn from USA
Reviewed in Canada on May 11, 2021
Style: DiscoverColor: BlackSize: 18-inch FrameVerified Purchase
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neville e schepmyer
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a 21 speed bike.Use your left handle shifter to the middle and lower gear wheels to get your other 14 speeds
Reviewed in Canada on August 2, 2018
Style: DiscoverColor: BlackSize: 18-inch FrameVerified Purchase
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2.0 out of 5 stars Shipped with wrong part
Reviewed in Canada on May 4, 2019
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2.0 out of 5 stars Shipped with wrong part
Reviewed in Canada on May 4, 2019
This is an updated review as I finally figured out (with the help of my local bike shop) that the quick-release mechanism shipped with the bike was the wrong length...
I moved this one from 1 to 2 stars mainly because once I mainly bought the right part I was able to use the bike. It is an OK bike, but I know that at this price point you can get a better one. I will not return it but it has crossed my mind more than once.
My advise: pass on this one
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Terry Pazuk
1.0 out of 5 stars Lousy delivery
Reviewed in Canada on July 11, 2021
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