This is an affordable bike that's great for casual rides, working out, or commuting to work. It's very reliable bike and will not let you down.
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Pro Front wheel is easy to remove
The front wheel can be taken off in seconds using the quick release mechanism.
Pro Can take a rear rack and fender
It’s possible to install a rack and a fender on the bike if you opt for one.
Pro Ergonomic saddle
The saddle is designed to provide comfort for prolonged rides and the cushioning provides relief from small bumps on the road.
Pro Easy to use shifting mechanism
The bike has lever shifters instead of the grip shifters often used in cheaper bikes. The lever shifters are easier to use and more precise compared to grip shifters.
Pro Comfortable handlebar grip
The dual pressure handlebar grip allows good hand posture while riding. They complement the slightly recessed handlebar which gives the rider a comfortable reach, while still looking sporty.
Pro Linear brakes are very efficient
The brakes can be precisely dosed and they are strong enough to stop you almost instantly in emergencies. They do need adjustments once after every couple of months though.
Pro Good quality tires
The included Kenda tires are hard to puncture and the tread pattern will give you traction on most road surfaces.
Pro No need to spend time assembling
When bought, the bike already comes assembled, so you don’t have to spend time doing it yourself.
Pro Neutral looking
The overall design is very classic and neutral, so you won’t stand out of the crowd. The neutral black and gray painting will fit nicely with most sports outfits.
Pro 21 gear ratios to choose from
You have 21 gears to choose from so you can have the optimal resistance and speed for any event.
Pro Decent quality drivetrain parts
Unlike some other budget bikes that come with cheap derailleurs and shifters, this one uses higher-tier parts. The derailleurs are Shimano Altus and Tourney, while the shifters are Shimano Easyfire ones that are easier to use compared to cheap grip shifters.
Pro Durable, sturdy frame
The frame is made out of triple-butted alloy so despite being very lightweight and thin, it is very durable and sturdy.
This bike weighs only 29 pounds. The lightness of the frame means it’s also easier to carry the bike around and will be easier to ride uphill with.
Pro Great for several scenarios
Because of the lightweight frame, 21-speed gear and versatile tires, the bike can be used in many different situations. The wide gear choice and durable tires allows it to be used for cardio training, to slowly enjoy a ride through the park or to ride up a hill. The comfortable chair and handle grips will ensure a pleasant ride all throughout.
Con Seat is difficult to adjust
There’s no quick release mechanism for the seat, so you need to use tools to do so.
Con No suspension
There is no suspension system on the bike. While not a deal breaker on flat surfaces, the lack of suspension can become noticeable when riding on gravel or other rough terrain.
Con Poor finish
For a reputable brand as Schwinn, the bike has poor finishing of welds at joints on the frame.
Con Can be difficult to find
The bike is difficult to find in most local bike shops, so you have to shop around to find which dealers are selling the Signature models.