Schwinn 27 5 in. Timber Trail AL Mountain Bicycle, 21 Speed at Tractor Supply Co.

The Ider features a Schwinn aluminum dual suspension frame and Schwinn suspension fork to soak up all the bumps on your next trail ride. The Shimano 21-speed EZ Fire shifters with Shimano front and rear derailleurs offer quick, precise gear changes so you can easily adapt to your terrain. Front and rear mechanical disc brakes deliver superior stopping power in all conditions. Plus, the Ider comes with alloy extra-wide double wall rims and 29″ x 2.1″ all terrain tires so you can go anywhere with confidence. A growing number of US teens and young adults were purchasing imported European sport racing or sport touring bicycles, many fitted with multiple derailleur-shifted gears.

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A subtle gold sparkle finish on the otherwise black aluminum frame adds some detail. Many who saw me riding this bike remarked that it’s not bad-looking. I even spotted a routing port for an internal dropper post, though at this price clearly buyers will need to purchase one separately. The head tube angle is 67.8° which isn’t nearly as stuffy schwinn tricycle as some other bikes in this price range. The 435mm chainstay length is pretty average for a 29er, while the reach and wheelbase are comparatively short, especially for riders like myself who are on the tall end of the height chart. Riders who are just starting out, or are on a tight budget, often start looking at bikes that cost $500 or less.

Questor/Schwinn later purchased GT Bicycles in 1998 for $8 a share in cash, roughly $80 million. The new company produced a series of well-regarded mountain bikes bearing the Schwinn name, called the Homegrown schwinn tricycle series.[62] In 2001, Schwinn/GT declared bankruptcy. By the mid-1970s, competition from lightweight and feature-rich imported bikes was making strong inroads in the budget-priced and beginners’ market.

Enter your email for the top stories in mountain biking, plus product picks and deals delivered to your inbox each week. Like, it climbs really, really well, in some cases better than my own hardtail. The no-name 29×2.6″ tires appear to have a fast-rolling tread pattern yet I found they hook up well even in greasy climbing conditions. The bike is heavy which keeps it planted, the head tube angle is fairly steep (another plus for climbing), and the narrow bars keep the front end from wandering. It’s not fair to compare the $398 Schwinn Axum to a much more expensive bike, so I’ll try not to do that here. Instead, I’ll point out what I learned about the bike while riding it on my usual, local trails with my usual group of friends.

The gear range may leave beginner riders — especially those attempting to tackle steep terrain — wanting more, but again this seems like a solid choice for the bike’s intended buyer and usage. Electric

Electric mountain bikes are hardtail mountain bikes with pedal assist motors and throttle. While it’s probably not a great idea to use these on the most rough-and-tumble terrain, they do great on most trails and paths. And thanks to the electric motor, you ride the trails without worrying so much about long distances or steep hills. A couple great examples of this style would be the Healy Ridge and Ridgewood. Featuring front suspension, 21 speeds, and all-terrain tires, these bikes are built for grand adventures.

Then on other models, they will adjust the frame size and keep the wheel size the same. Schwinn makes solid bikes for beginners, over the years, has produced not just mountain bikes but some absolute classics such as the Schwinn Paramount, which broke the cycling fastest mile on a bicycle at 108mph. While this bike’s suspension is great, we’d like to see a little more flexibility. A lockout feature for riding on level surfaces would be a welcome addition, as well as the option to tune the suspension for riders of different weights.