Strengths: Cromoly Steel , excellent bike design,great high end Shimano Components, Very Strong Black and red dart paint design. nice brakes and brake levers, love the handle bar.Has matching RED and Black Rock shox.
This is a very thoughtfully made bike .From the frame to the design and the color scheme. The matching shocks were such a nice touch.The bike handles well. It is sturdy and looks really nice too. Considering what people paid for similar show off bikes in the nineties,this was a bargain and MORE than well worth the money. !!! The bike new was about 850.00. This bike is super !!
Similar Products Used: older Cromoly steel bikes Croll custom bike Mongoose Stumpjumpers.
Bike Setup: Stock and all that i mentioned above.
a Weekend Warrior
from Thousand Oaks, Ca. U.S.A.
Date Reviewed: May 1, 2007
Strengths: Sent in my KTM 520 Engine for rebuilding
Weaknesses: Did Not install parts I paid for
They ripped me off, they chsrged me for parts that were not installed and for work that they did not do, and they damaged my motor with some of the work that they did do. I would Highley NOT recommend that any one let them touch there motor. It also took them over 6 months to do the work, and I was told it would only take 6 weeks. If you want proof just email me!
a Cross Country Rider
from Minneapolis MN
Date Reviewed: April 22, 2007
Strengths: Race frame geometry, It's all about the frame, the wishbone style, epicenter seat stay design is excellent for v-brakes. It's a replica of the Homegrown frame that was made in the Yeti factory in CO It's race bred.
These bikes are among the best bikes made for mountain biking.
Bike Setup: Original 8 speed rapid fire shifters, Control Tech seatpost, XT shifters, XT hubs, Wheelsmith DB spokes, Rhyno Lite rims, Schwalbe 2.35" slicks, Downhill tubes, Surly 1x1 fork, Selle Italia Flite Saddle, Nuke proof 135mm 0 degree rise stem. Handlebars from my old Stumpjumper with Pedros Blackwalls.
from Pensacola, Florida
Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003
Strengths: Good looking, nimble, strong.
Weaknesses: Schwinn is now owned by Pacific
Great bike. I'll never part with it! If the frame finally has enough of my abuse and snaps, I'll be on eBay to buy another 90-something Moab or Homegrown. The geometry is perfect and after all these years the frame still looks cool. Too bad the Schwinn legacy is no-longer, thanks to the mass-merchandising of the line.
This is an ugly 17" burgundy steel, late1995 Moab2 that was collecting dust at my local bikeshop. Its been in the shop since late 95, and according to the bikeshop owner, has been looked at by very few people. Why? It was pathetic--w/ the old cantilever brakes, 2" travel RST burgundy colored to match fork, dusty framed and some stupid jerk stole the front "Schwinn" emblem from the headtube, leaving half the sticker residue. It was originally a $599 bike. I paid $350 for it including the updated parts(see above). I also managed to find a round "Schwinn Quality" sticker for the front head tube. Its a real nice ride now. 7 speed is outdated but it rides great. Steel is real. A bit heavy but nice. The bike w/ its 100mm Marzocchi Z1 slips through any bumpy trail with ease. I think the "epicenter" seat stay makes the frame easier to handle(maybe psychological). Burgundy isn't my favorite colour for a bike, but with its handling and updates, its now pretty sweet. It also sports a "historic" sticker on the seat tube----"Schwinn 1895-1995 100 Year Anniversary"
Similar Products Used: Gary Fisher "Hoo Koo Doo Doo" pile of crap hardtail
Bike Setup: With a limited budget, I bought a used orange Marzocchi Z1 Bam fork w/ 100mm travel (4"), put Shimano Deore V brakes and XT levers on for stopping, bought a pair of black Alex rims and Formula hubs, Kore downhill handlebar and a stem from a 2003 Mesa GSX. I left the "Grip Ships" on (until they break) Maxxis 2.35 Mofos front and rear.
from flagstaff, arizona, USA
Date Reviewed: July 29, 2002
Strengths: this bike holds up very good i have never hade to replace iany thing exept tires and hadlel bar grips.
Weaknesses: i found no weaknesses
this is a very good bike to own i will recmend it to evryone
Similar Products Used: 99 haro escape , 01 gt agressor very hevey
Bike Setup: all lx components
from Pensacola, Florida
Date Reviewed: July 6, 2002
Strengths: Nice looking colors and design. Strong, aggressive, nimble.
Weaknesses: sized a little small. Other than that, the 1998 version is great. Currently, however, Pacific Bike Inc. (who now owns Schwinn) is a little slow on the support of product. Schwinn name being tainted by Pacific's desire to make a Wal-Mart POS version of this once respected company.
I got this frame as a warranty replacement for my 1991 Schwinn High Plans Alum which finally gave up in 1998 during a ride. Schwinn sent me the Moab frame as a replacement, and having this great frame moved me from the casual weekend rider to the serious racing rider. 2 words: Great frame. Good enough for racing. Dependable and very aggressive geometry. Even though the frame is nearly 5 years old, the colors and design still look good. Excellent for the $$. Pacific owns Schwinn now. We will see if they maintain the line.
Bike Setup: LX Rear Derailer, XT Hubs, Sun Rims, 545 Pedals
a Weekend Warrior
from Peoria, IL
Date Reviewed: June 24, 2000
Strengths: Design, price, looks.
I've had this '97 Moab 2 (cro-mo) for 3 years and it still rocks. I've added a '98 Moab 1 to our stable, and now our youngster rides a '99 Moab 3. Ride it, love it, buy it. The new ones (2000) are still in the same price range with better components, so they're an even better value. They climb well, cornering is stable & tight, and fast on the flatlands.5 chilis !
Bike Setup: Mostly stock, but XT shifters and better wheels. Changed fork innards to Mountain Speed speedsprings (firm).
from phoenix, az
Date Reviewed: April 2, 2000
Strengths: Awesome looks, excellent value
Weaknesses: Destroyed the plastic pedals, got flats in desert
I bought a Moab II aluminum in late 1996 or early 1997. I destroyed both pedals within 30 days. It was very stupid of Schwinn to put resin pedals on the bike. The Moab II is the very best value among the Moabs. For the extra money, I didn't think that Moab I had much in the way of extra features ( more ugly crank, clipless pedals ).
I got lots of flats commuting in the Arizona desert. Other than that, I have no complaints at all. It's my first mountain bike, but I'm a road bike nut and I've owned several classic road bikes. This is my pick for an instant classic among mountain bikes...
This bicycle says "Schwinn" very strongly. I think the new owners have almost perfected the look of classic Schwinn bicycles.
Bike Setup: Rock Shox judy c ;Shimano LX ;Zac19 rims w 32 spokes.
a Cross-Country Rider
from Deadwood, SD
Date Reviewed: August 19, 1999
Strengths: Awesom climber, I like the Shimano mega 9 drive train is way cool. Awesome Judy long travel with the hydracoil spring system.
Weaknesses: fast downhills are not very good
way cool and I would recommend this bike to anyone serious about mountain biking doing a little racing and recreational riding. The coolest bike I've ever ridden. Its also my bike. hehehe. oh I paid $750 for it in my bike shop here and it is way cooler than the one on the picture. It is also green and black. nice and light frame with the epicenter seat stay. Aluminum is nice, a little rough compared to cromoly but definately worth it.
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