Schwinn Frontier FS AL XC Hardtail

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don Stump a Cross Country Rider from Arvada,Co. Jefferson

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2009

Strengths:    5 star,reliable

Bottom Line:   
This Frontier is around 20 years old.Had a pro tune up,put semi pro tires on.Take care of this almost perfect street/mt.bike.Don't want to sell.Many are more costly,this was given to by God.I prayed and asked in Jesus'name and recieved,Praise God,Amen.

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Favorite Trail:   where cars lack

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   from God

Similar Products Used:   add on carrier[Topeak]

Bike Setup:   21 speed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Diplock a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2008

Strengths:    Comfortable, Good Grips, Takes the stick i give it! (Cross Country, No Jumps) Great Value

Weaknesses:    The Standard Seat Becomes "One" With Your Body, Ouch!

Bottom Line:   
Knowing nothin' about bikes i found i was entering a mine field! Bikes ranged from tacky heaps to budget breaking super bikes!? I decided on sumthin' down the middle, not cheap & nasty, nothin over budget, Ta Da..... introducing the Schwinn FS AL, A great bike for some1 like me who just wants to raise their level of fitness without repairing the bike every week. Great little performer, durable, comfortable... what more could a beginner like me want? especially for the price!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $235.00

Bike Setup:   Gel Seat!?

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt Chiasson a Weekend Warrior from Lafayette, La 70503

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2006

Strengths:    Great looking bike, Strong frame

Weaknesses:    The Components are weak and will probobly break over time, It is a heavy bike and rides uncomfortable due to the unforgiving seat

Bottom Line:   
I bought the bike because I needed one just for riding to school and back. I was once a hardcore rider but I just needed a nice lookin bike that was durable and CHEAP! This bike was all that. For the price it was half descent, however the bike was uncomfortable to ride and I broke the rear shifting components in half by simply jumping off a street curb. I was a little harsh on the bike but I expected more out of it then what I got. If you are a beginner or just a day rider it is a great bike to ride for fun, but on the trails I would hold my breathe. With one or two upgrades, it could make for a nice little bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $145.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek Y frame full suspension, Giant Boulder hardtail

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jon burrell a Weekend Warrior from canberra act australia

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2005

Strengths:    although i have only been riding for a short amount of time, i find that my frontier is a reliable and comfortable bike to ride. the 7th gear on the rear is very handy when you need to put a bit of speed down, and the shimano gear lever system makes it all so easy.

Weaknesses:    the bike could use some more lightweight features and a more comfortable seat aswell

Bottom Line:   
i have found that this is a good entry level off road bike with its strengths easily outweighing its weaknesses. although i would reccomend upgrading some components ( seat pole, gooseneck etc..) befory you take it into too extreme conditions, downhill, jumping etc...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   local store, on sale!!!!

Similar Products Used:   haro alloy dual suspesion

Bike Setup:   stock (for now ;)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david a Weekend Warrior from sydney , australia

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2005

Strengths:    frame strength,good geometry for a balanced ride

Weaknesses:    little weighty due to some lower level componentry

Bottom Line:   
If you are on a tight budget and would like to get into some off roading ,well this should fit the bill.
I was not expecting to find something this good for the price($250 US$,approx ), having owned several higher priced bikes, Giant, Mongoose, Proflex.
It has a 7005 alloy frame with good geometry and almost all alloy componentry with a suprisingly well performing RST 191 fork. Okay there is a price to pay for such a cheap purchase price....weight ,my 19" bike weighing in at about 30 lbs, which is about 4-6 lbs more than what a mid to high price bike weighs ,anyway as time passes and some of the parts need replacing you can swap them for lighter stuff as the frame is a keeper...............Happy Trails

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


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