Schwinn 1999 Mesa GSX Bike 1998 or Older

4/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00


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Schwinn 1999 Mesa GSX


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse Abernethy a Weekend Warrior from Fredericton, NB, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2003

Strengths:    Very solid bike, great on the trails. No major repairs needed in 2 years. Easy to adjust on your own. I spent hundreds on my last bike (CCM ice) every year to keep it running...haven't spent a dime on this one other than grease.

Weaknesses:    Color scheme not the greatest. Tires could be a little more agressive. Pedals needed to be replaced with aluminum ones cause I hate plastic.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the intermediate rider who can't spend a fortune. What else can I say!!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Nepisiguit River Company

Bike Setup:   Stock other than pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mathieu Dion a Downhiller from St.Catharines Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2003

Strengths:    good frame and descent parts

Weaknesses:    weak rims, had to change those. heavy.

Bottom Line:   
it's a good bike, I've put it through a lot and it hasn't failed me yet even though I'm getting a enw bike this summer.

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Favorite Trail:   freeriding all the way

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   firm real bike

Bike Setup:   new almost everything including a 2000 Z2 Atom-80

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Columbus, Ohio, USA

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
good bike ... had to replace shifters after a wipe ... frame held tight ... very solid, but a little heavy ... my teenager uses it now ... I switched to Mesa GSX 7005 Aluminum which I'll review just as positively in another review.

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Favorite Trail:   Alum Creek

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   Strader's


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug a Cross Country Rider from South Lake Tahoe, Ca.

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2002

Strengths:    Good entry level mountian bike


Weaknesses:    Some components could be upgraded. Wheels are weak, should upgrade

Bottom Line:   
I have used street tires for road touring trips and nobs for trail. Have been happy with this bike and adventure cycling has given a good review on this one also. Yes you could spend a lot more for more components but I'm glad that I didn't.

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Favorite Trail:   Road and Trail, Lake Tahoe, Ca.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Gardnerville, Nevada

Similar Products Used:   specialized hardrock.

Bike Setup:   This is the 1999 model

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Crapper a Downhiller from alabamopoooppoo

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2001

Strengths:    I ride it off like a 5 1/2 footer, even though it is just a pinner a$$ed cross-country piece of sh*t. It still hasn't broken, but i think it is going to!! That's about it...

Weaknesses:    Everything basically. ching chang chong

Bottom Line:   
This bike should only be used by 8o year old men who ....(i cant think of anything to say

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Favorite Trail:   kick me in the ass

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Some bums house

Similar Products Used:   RM6, Raliegh Chill (but it was beefed up for freeride/DH), Balfa BB7, Norco Shore, GT DHi, Rocky Mountain Equipe, and many other pice of sh*t walmart trikes!

Bike Setup:   Shwinn mesa gsx, Manitou Pro, rokko/Veerubber ninja tires, Sram 7.0, XT rear derailler (just got shattered this afternoon! Shimano Alivo cranks (more like shimano sh*ts), and other high quality components that should not be used for my dh riding.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from Michigan

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2000

Strengths:    Picked up a 99' GSX on sale for $400. Its my first true mountain bike, and let me tell you, it's an incredible ride. I Love this bike.

Weaknesses:    Only thing I would change would be to grab so more aggresive tires if you are going to be doing a lot of trail riding.

Bottom Line:   
If your interested in mountain biking, the GSX will be your best buddy.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500, Specialized Hardrock FS, GT agressor

Bike Setup:   Factory Standard

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Hoss a weekend warrior from Bucks County, PA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   

Although the Mesa GSX was downgraded in some key areas for 1999, it is still a great first real mountain bike. I own a 1998 model, which has been terrific so far. The changes were probably made because Schwinn sold many more Mesa GSX's than the pricier Moab's, which uses the same frame with a better drive train and fork. You can't go wrong with the Mesa GSX!

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