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Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike, Aluminum and Steel Frame Options, 7-21 Speeds Options, 24-29-Inch Wheels, Multiple Colors

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  • Lightweight 16-inch steel frame is the perfect bike for rides around your neighborhood or trails. The 24-inch wheel frame fit riders 5’5” to 6’0” inches tall
  • Bicycle comes with an alloy crank that provides steady gear changes that cause less maintenance
  • Mountain bike has twist shifters with a rear derailleur to make gear changes quick and easy
  • Wide knobby mountain tires sit on a lightweight and durable alloy wheel that adds stability and balance to the rider for all weather and terrain types
  • Accessories that are included are quick release seat posts that make for a quick and easy adjustment

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The Schwinn High Timber is ideal for riders who want to take on a variety of terrain. The steel frame offers durability for those tough courses. 21-Speed twist shifters with rear derailleur for smooth navigation of most any surface or incline. The front and rear alloy linear pull brakes provide precision stopping power. The wheels feature alloy rims for lightweight strength and all terrain tires. Plus, the High Timber’s quick release seat post lets you make easy height adjustments, so you can find your perfect fit. And like all Schwinn bikes, the High Timber comes with a limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike. From pavement to trails, get out and ride with the High Timber. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.

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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 26, 2022
Color: YellowSize: 27.5-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum Frame and Disc BrakesVerified Purchase
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4.0 out of 5 stars A decent bike for the money with a few small issues
By Steve on May 26, 2022
This is the first bike I have bought for myself since 1986. My previous bike disappeared about 15 years ago and I have been without one since. I've gotten lazy and out of shape during the COVID era and decided I needed to do something to get active again before it's too late. I looked at a lot of bikes on Amazon trying to decide what to get, but this one managed to rise to the top based on features and price. I'm not going to be racing offroad or anything. I just wanted a basic bike suitable for riding around the neighborhood with perhaps the occasional excursion down a dirt road or path.

The features that attracted me were the aluminum frame with lighter claimed weight than most of the competition in this category, disk brakes front and rear, and front suspension. I would have liked both front and rear suspension, but they tend to get heavier in that category. I also figured the Schwinn name has been around for a long time, so that might be worth something. (Though it seems like most reputable brands of our youth have become just marketing tools for the same offshore goods as every other brand)

The box arrived in good condition within 4 days after I placed the order, including a weekend. There were few dings and scrapes on the outside, but nothing that appeared to penetrate to the bike itself. Unboxing was super easy: Opened the top flap and lifted the whole thing out.

Assembly was typical for any bike. Just attach the pedals, handlebars, seat, and front wheel. The pedals took a 15mm box wrench. Most of the rest of the bolts took a 5mm hex key. Some of the adjustments required a Phillips (or JIS) screwdriver. The quick releases on the seat post and front wheel work well and hold securely when properly adjusted. The handlebars were the trickiest part mainly due to having to get all the cables routed properly. It took some fiddling and I'm still not 100% sure I have them routed the best way.

At 5'7" with a 30" inseam, the height of this 27.5" version fits me just about perfect. I can stand over the bar flat footed and I just barely touch it. I wasn’t thrilled that yellow was the only color available for this model, but now that it’s here, I can say I kind of like the color. Certainly, easy to spot in a crowd. 😊

As you would expect with any new bike that you are assembling yourself, there were some adjustments that had to be made. The rear brake did nothing out of the box. Easy enough to fix by taking some slack out of the cable. The front brake kind of worked, but also needed to take out a little slack. The front caliper was not centered on the disk and pulled it sideways when applied. Even though this is my first bike with disk brakes, it didn't take long to figure out how to adjust it even without looking at the manual. I moved the brake levers around a little for comfort. The front and rear derailers both required some minor adjustment in order to get them to move through all the gear combinations smoothly.

All in all, I doubt it took more than an hour to get it assembled, adjusted, and road tested.

First impressions are that it is a decent bike for the money. There are a couple issues though. One minor, and one that I am debating contacting the manufacturer about. The minor issue is that the seat is crooked. It tilts to the side quite noticeably. (see photo) I tried loosening the adjustment/mounting bolt on the bottom to see if I could twist it straight, but no avail. I don't notice that much while riding (the seat isn't very comfortable no matter what), but it does make the bike look cheap or damaged.

The bigger issue is the forks. They have what seems to me like way more "slop" than they should have. Maybe it's because I am used to motorcycle forks which are pretty tight in comparison, but these have a huge amount of play in them. If I had to make a diagnosis, I’d say the bushings are either the wrong size or totally worn out. You can really notice by holding the front brake and rocking the bike forward and back. (see video) The whole fork twists due to the disk applying side torque. On top of that, the fork travel is quite stiff and they don't seem to do much other than make the front end feel looser. I am not impressed. Maybe that's typical of bicycle forks, I don't know. I haven't had much experience with modern bike suspension. I don’t notice it while riding though.

Others have complained about the manual not being specific to the bike, but honestly, I've never bought a bike that didn't just have a generic manual. (I haven't bought myself many bikes, but I have assembled a LOT of them for others over the years). I didn't actually even read the manual until after I had everything assembled, and it didn't really tell me anything I couldn't figure out on my own. If you are experienced with bicycle maintenance, you won’t have any problems.

Overall, it seems like a decent bike for the money. Pretty typical of others I have assembled. I haven't ridden more than a few miles yet, but it seemed to ride fine for the short tests around the neighborhood. My only real issue is with the forks. I may try taking them apart to see if there is anything that can be done, or contact the manufacturer to see if it’s normal.

I also just noticed the price jumped up by about sixty dollars since I ordered mine. Glad I got it when I did. I might have chosen a different one had it been at the new price when I was comparing.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 22, 2021
Color: BlackSize: 27.5-Inch WheelsStyle: Steel FrameVerified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 11, 2022
Color: GreySize: 27.5-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum FrameVerified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 30, 2022
Color: YellowSize: 27.5-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum Frame and Disc BrakesVerified Purchase
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4.0 out of 5 stars Em términos generales del 1 al 10, se lleva un 8.
By Jonathan Natividad on August 29, 2022
La verdad es que me gustó mucho el color, es un increíble producto para andar en la calle o montañas, llevo mes y medio usándola y lamentablemente me sumo a las personas que batallan con los cambios de velocidades, entre más la eh usado, se traba en cierta velocidad y es un lío poderla manipular al 100% en todo lo demás estoy agusto con el producto, la calificación solo es por ese motivo todo lo demás excelente!!
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 8, 2022
Color: YellowSize: 27.5-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum Frame and Disc BrakesVerified Purchase

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M D
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on May 5, 2021
Color: CoralSize: 24-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum Frame and Disc BrakesVerified Purchase
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Carbor Undium
5.0 out of 5 stars Muy bonita, de buena calidad y el color Coral es casi "Fosforecente"
Reviewed in Mexico 🇲🇽 on April 21, 2022
Color: CoralSize: 24-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum Frame and Disc BrakesVerified Purchase
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Roach
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality bike, recommend for all ages.
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on July 30, 2021
Color: CoralSize: 24-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum Frame and Disc BrakesVerified Purchase
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Tarzan's Monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Schwinn seems to be good quality
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on June 14, 2021
Color: OrangeSize: 24-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum Frame and Disc BrakesVerified Purchase
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Steven Harden
2.0 out of 5 stars Quality
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on April 21, 2021
Color: GreySize: 27.5-Inch WheelsStyle: Aluminum FrameVerified Purchase
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