Schwinn 2001 Moab 2 Hardtail Bike

4.5/5 (32 Reviews)
MSRP : $899.95


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TaiwanTim a Cross Country Rider from Kaohsiung Taiwan (Spokane WA is my hometown)

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2003

Strengths:    Lightweight and affordable. US$200 covered the cost of the frame plus a new seatpost and aheadset. Also included swapping the parts from my busted Giant ATX to the new Schwinn Moab 2 frame.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
After busting the Giant ATX I was a bit miffed when the product manager for Giant in Taiwan suggested I buy a new Giant frame (US$700) as they do not stock replacement parts. Not much of a confidence booster, huh? So I scoped the local Giant shop and saw the Schwinn Moab 2 frame on the wall. Made a deal w/ the guy and picked it up late that night, parts stripped off the ATX and on to the Schwinn, good to go.

After six years of riding dual suspension bikes I forgot how uncomfortable a hardtail can be. My wife rides a Giant SE3 w/ a Rockshox suspension post and was nice enough to purchase a Cane Creek Thudbuster for me. Difference was night and day. Honestly, I was hating the Schwinn's ride for the first month, but w/ the Thudbuster installed, this bike is now a keeper. Lightweight and perfect layout as I am a take over six feet and just under 200lbs.

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Favorite Trail:   Dishman Hills, Spokane WA and Fong Gong Powerlines, Pingtung County Taiwan

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Local Giant dealer

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn, Trek, and Cannondale hardtails (broke the Cannondale as well... makes me wonder if Giant makes their frames too???)

Bike Setup:   XT/LX, Rockshox Judy SL, Cane Creek

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcus Björn a Weekend Warrior from Helsinki, Finland

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2002

Strengths:    Looks fine and the frame is very good. It rides very nice.

Weaknesses:    The WHEELS!!! They broked all the time. I bought new in 3 months...

Bottom Line:   
???

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Favorite Trail:   Metsä tietty

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Sportia

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500

Bike Setup:   Shimano Deore and LX parts.. Mavic D521 wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Aaron Favereaux a Weekend Warrior from Honolulu, Hawaii U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2002

Strengths:    Great Components for price. No skimping on Quality. Sturdy with agressive edge. Screams for More.

Weaknesses:    Rims are a little Heavy. Headset, after only a few weeks of regular riding, started squeeking. Come to find out a plastic dust seal was cracked from wear and tear. Easy Fix thanks to Lizard Skins. Low Cash will get you a decient Shimano LX cassette also.

Bottom Line:   
This is a Great Bike. With some simple upgrades ($150.00-$200.00) it's top knotch all around

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Favorite Trail:   Aiea Loop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Freewheelin Biycles (Virginia Beach)

Similar Products Used:   Mesa GSX

Bike Setup:   Standard as Bought with minor upgrades. New Mavic X139 rims w/ Deore hubs. New Shimano Deore LX Cassette, Cane Creek headset. New Tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacob a Cross Country Rider from East Greenwich, RI, USA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2002

Strengths:    THE FRAME!!! great climbing abilaty, best speck for the money, light feel, great looking

Weaknesses:    the wheels because they could be a little stronger but otherwise nothing.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is incredable with one of the best frames i have ever riden. it climbs like a dream, desends well, is very comliant for aluminum but has good side to side stiffness. i personally like it the same if not better than my friends top end frame.
it came stock with the best part spec in the price range and acctually a pretty good spec for the price range above. i found the wheels to be week so i replaced them, thats about it for stuff i needed to replace but i have by now replaced almost everything else(but that is just because i like buying things not because i found anything to be unsatisfactory. the value of this bike beats anything i have ever seen. i would have liked to see a better wheelset though.
bottom line is that it is one of thoughs bikes that make you almost not want to get a new one when it gets to small.

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Favorite Trail:   Big River

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $879.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   my friend and it built a bike for him with a sweet GT Zaskar Team frame.

Bike Setup:   almost everything upgraded other than shifters, handlebar, derailurs, and stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacob a Cross Country Rider from East Greenwich, RI, USA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2002

Strengths:    THE FRAME!!! great climbing abilaty, best speck for the money, light feel, great looking

Weaknesses:    the wheels because they could be a little stronger but otherwise nothing.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is incredable with one of the best frames i have ever riden. it climbs like a dream, desends well, is very comliant for aluminum but has good side to side stiffness. i personally like it the same if not better than my friends top end frame.
it came stock with the best part spec in the price range and acctually a pretty good spec for the price range above. i found the wheels to be week so i replaced them, thats about it for stuff i needed to replace but i have by now replaced almost everything else(but that is just because i like buying things not because i found anything to be unsatisfactory. the value of this bike beats anything i have ever seen. i would have liked to see a better wheelset though.
bottom line is that it is one of thoughs bikes that make you almost not want to get a new one when it gets to small.

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Favorite Trail:   Big River

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $879.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   my friend and it built a bike for him with a sweet GT Zaskar Team frame.

Bike Setup:   almost everything upgraded other than shifters, handlebar, derailurs, and stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Torola a Cross Country Rider from Marquette, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2002

Strengths:    light, componants, $$PRICE$$, schwinn (maybe not a value anymore, Pacific?)

Weaknesses:    i couldn't understnd why my rear wheel kepts coming out of true, but after reading reviews i know it's not me! next week it will be respoked. had some problems with peddels, but new clips have fixed that, too. color kind of sucks. oh, and the grips don't grip. mostly minor things.

Bottom Line:   
bike dealer told me as i left the shop, "you just got the deal of the year." he was right.

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Favorite Trail:   YOUR MOM. a bit nicer than YOUR SISTER

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $687.00

Purchased At:   Lake Shore Bike - Marquette, MI

Similar Products Used:   kona firemountain, specialized stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   rode it off the floor. wait, i added a water bottle holder. And a computer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle Roberts a Weekend Warrior from Rockwall, Tx USA

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2002

Strengths:    Price, Frame, Judy SL Forks

Weaknesses:    Saddle and seat post, head set on the Moab 2 is a caged ball bearing desing, replaced it with a cartridge bearing setup from Cane Creek ! Your friends may call you names for riding what is now called Pacific Cycles.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money....Recommend if just getting started. I would not buy the new 2002 model. Would be sceptical of quality.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $679.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500, Raleigh M80

Bike Setup:   stock except the seat, replaced with selle max flite

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Lancaster, Pa, USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2001

Strengths:    I thought it was a good value

Weaknesses:    The wheelset is horrible, had to replace first month

Bottom Line:   
The bike compromises less noticed things to equip top shelf stuff like the XT rear derailer. I would have rather have seen a better wheelset, and tires that didnt squirm, than the XT derailer. The bike if full of compromises, and after 3/4 or a season, my bike is toast the only thing left standing is my wheelset that I added. After 6 months my headset got a real nasty notch to it, and good luck finding a replacement, there are quarter size dents in the down tube, and even a hair line crack in the one seat stay. The bike would be ok for someone that doesnt ride as much as me, but I ride 5 days a week on my mountain bike alone, so if you are gonna keep the bike a long time and really get into the sport save up some more money and buy something like the dakota XC

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Jamis Dakota XC, Giant XTC

Bike Setup:   USE Alien seat post, Coda bar ends, michelin Comp S tires, Rolf Dolomite wheelset

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Cross Country Rider from Logan, UT

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2001

Strengths:    Best Selection of Components for $$$. Durable, light frame. Judy SL

Weaknesses:    Like everyone else said - rear wheel, including the hub.

Bottom Line:   
I looked all over before deciding to buy this bike, and found it to be the best bike available for under $800. I was about to get the Big Sur, until I realized that the Moab 2 offered an upgrade on every component (derailleur, brakes, shock, pedals, etc.) After 6 months of riding 2-3 times per week, I'm confident I made the right choice. After smoking some of my friends up some hills, I thought I was a great climber. Then I rode their bikes and realized that the Moab 2 actually made climbing easier. Guess I'm not that cool after all. Not only does it climb well, but the shock makes for a great downhill - for a hardtail. After truing the back wheel a few times, it seems like it's not going crooked quite as easy. The real hub is still making all sorts of weird sounds. Hopefully, it will get better when I repack the bearings. Other than that, it’s a great bike. The only reason you shouldn't buy this bike is if you have $2000 to spend on a bike, or if you can only be seen on a Fisher or Cannondale.

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Favorite Trail:   Maybe Hall Ranch in Boulder. Hard to narrow it down.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $720.00

Purchased At:   LBS in Denver

Similar Products Used:   Fisher Big Sur, Giant XTC

Bike Setup:   Straight from the shop

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Portorose, Slovenia, Europe

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Strengths:    As everyone says:unbeliavable value for the price paid. The frame is really worthy of upgrading. Also kinda light. And good looking.

Weaknesses:    Well, the components for the european market are a bit different than them USA ones. So I got to get rid of some stupid Alivio (I think) brakes. Also, the stock wheels were weak, especially for heavier riders like myself (100 kg). But I took care of them as well (changed them). Pedals suck.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a great bike. I made it perfect with some changes.
Very happy. It is a shame Schwinn seems not in great shape.
I recommend this bike to everyone who wants a great bike without going broke.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Test rides only,on serious bikes though (Scott, Schwinn, Sintesi)

Bike Setup:   Deore front,LX rear,Deore brakes,Sun Mamooth rims with XT hubs and some fat DT spokes,Ritchey Rizer Pro bar,Panaracer tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by doug bailey a Cross Country Rider from riverside ca

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2001

Strengths:    light, great parts spec, price.

Weaknesses:    rear wheel sucks stock, stock grips, seat.

Bottom Line:   
This is great bike. Its light, fun to ride and well worth the money. I was able to take care of the rear wheel problem by respoking it with 14g dt spokes. I hammer this bike a little harder than most xc riders, and have taken through some rough stuff including drops up to 3ft.
Im not the lightest guy either at about 200lbs.
Respoking the rim seems to be answer to the rear wheel problem and its cheaper than buying a new one. With minor upgrades this a 5 flammer.

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Favorite Trail:   as long as im in the dirt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $820.00

Purchased At:   riverside cyclery

Similar Products Used:   fisher hardtail

Bike Setup:   stock with some minor upgrades such as seat, grips, tires, and brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Spar a Cross Country Rider from Woodside, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2001

Strengths:    The Judy sl is good for my 115 lbs front wheel is holding up ok and you can beat the hell out of the frame

Weaknesses:    Lx front does not shift to well and back wheel is to weak for mid size drops and needs to be trued a lot.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for anyone who is looking for a good fast entry race bike I love its speed on climbs and the way it holds the corners.
You could by this bike and for a little extra money put on a new rear wheel and xt or xtr in the front and have a good bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Huddart Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Suprego.com

Similar Products Used:   fisher and trek 4900

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle a Weekend Warrior from Rockwall

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2001

Strengths:    Price, and frame is worthy of upgrades.

Weaknesses:    I have heard complaints on the rear wheel but that is yet to be seen, not sure about the seat, seems a little rough on my backside.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money spent. The bike handles great and the frame is worthy of being upgraded when parts wear out. Schwinn does a great job on there component selection. Everything works like it is supposed to ! The bike just seemed to be lighter than other products tested and as I stated above the component slection was better than other brands. I would recommend this bike to anyone even though Schwinn is going tits up.

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Favorite Trail:   Any good singletrack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $679.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Scwhinn Mesa GSX that I sold just before this purchase.

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Antelope, CA

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2001

Strengths:    Straight from the store to the trail this is a tough bike. I beat the hell out of it on some bumpy trails and it does great. Good componets for the price.

Weaknesses:    Not much to complain about at this point. Maybe the seat is a little tough.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, Great value.

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Favorite Trail:   Clementine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $789.00

Purchased At:   Bob's Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Rigid frame Giant

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryan Fosler a Cross Country Rider from Eagan, MN, USA

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2001

Strengths:    The bike is awesome the XT rear is killer and the Judy SL is a great fork. The frame is cool, brakes work great and the pedals work super good if you put PAM on them cuz it keeps the dirt out. Cranks are cool and strong

Weaknesses:    The grips kinda suck and I wanna get a pair of Bontrager "Egro" cuz they stick like glue and they don't wear off easy. The shifters could be upgraded to LX so u can use the flight deck on them. The raiser bar is weird cuz i can't get me computer next to the stem w/o it being a little tilted.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is the bomb and I got my bike $350 off retail and I paid half of what my friend paid for his Trek 8000 ($1200) They are basicly the same bike except the wheels and shifters, but he has some pretty cool wheels. If u are looking to race and u don't know what to get, get this bike cuz it is the bomb, I'd even let u test ride my bike as long as u don't get it dirty or scratched or messed up or crash with it or mess with the fork and the deraluiers...
This bike works like a dream cuz it just is. I seriously think that Schwinn didn't look at this bike too closley when they let it off the production line cuz the value for this bike is incredable. Way to go Schwinn... you just made a very good x-country race ready bike for under uno grand. I plan to see all of you at the finish line if you get a fast bike like this!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that's dirty

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   guy in Iowa

Similar Products Used:   2001 Trek 8000

Bike Setup:   Stock

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