Excellent bike On: 2007-10-12
This bike is a great high-end bike at a walmart price. This is lighter than my daughters 20" bike, and very smooth with the full suspension. I am not an avid biker, and will only use on the trails, but looks to be able to take whatever I could dish out. The seat post issue was a familiar one as noted by other reviewer, and what I have done is to take a hack saw and saw off about 3 inches from the bottom of the seat post, which allows you to lower the seat by, you guessed it, an extra 3 inches. Thanks for reading. Dr. 9
Seatpost too long for size small On: 2007-10-10
I bought size small (16") but the seatpost is the same for all sizes (300 mm). Even at its lowest position, the seat is at least 32 inches from the pedal. I contacted Schwinn but they could not help me on this issue. A 250 mm seatpost would be ideal for size small. No other complaints so far.
I'm Not An Expert * But I Love The Bike...... On: 2007-05-14
OK to start out Im not an expert mountain biker. Ive owned schwinn bikes since my paper route days some 25years ago, that said... Ive been getting into mountain biking on a casual level for the last 17 years. I started with a Schwinn MP21(no suspension), and then moved to a Schwinn Mesa(front suspension), Now the Delta, I wanted to get into a soft tail without a huge price and for "classic/nostalgic" reasons I just always stick with schwinn. Didnt want to go with the walmart/target/kmart/big Box, mogoose, GMC etc......(yes I know my range was on the inexpensive side)
The box came with no problems, took me about 1.5hours to put together in my home office, (it may have taken me 30minutes but I was watching a Red Wings game). I have to say getting a soft tail is pretty sweet. I didnt realize how smooth a soft tail would feel over bumps. I am not going to radical; Im just starting to get off "groomed" mountain bike trails in Michigan. This bike is similar to the Schwinn Rocket... mater a fact I dont know the differences, but Im sure it may use heavier/cheaper components.... That said, the components have not been a problem, it shifts and stops fine for me. I figured for $270 to start was a really good price.... I have a thule big mouth rack, that I diffidently recommend... Im 62" 240lbs so I guess I think its light to lift up and down off the roof rack.... At the time of purchase Amazon only had the LG frame available which I think is the 19"... if they would have had the XL I would have purchased that... but I have not felt off balance on the LG frame, just hiked up the seat... i was kind of surprised the seat is great for me.....i thought id have to get a more comfortable seat
Ive owned it for about a month and a half now, and planning a trip to boyne mountain(ski resort) this week to try it out on the dirt slopes.... Well Cheers!! To the Schwinn Delta!! I recommend it!!........
Over all a pretty good bike On: 2007-02-25
The Schwinn Delta Sport is over all a good bike. Here are what I dont like about it. It wasnt packed well, there was a big chip in the paint. The wheels dont ride true. The rear gear cassette wobbled a bit. The front shock doesnt have a full grommet cover. The seat is a little hard. I would have liked plastic pedals, (they are metal.) There is no kickstand. It comes with bottle mounts but no bottle or cage. The front gears have no cover.
Here are the things I did like. The suspension design is pretty effecient. I liked the Shimano Acera, and products. Dual suspension is all together more fun and comfortable, but probably not more effecient.
In summary I think I was expecting more for $300. But its a pretty good bike.
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