Schwinn Moab 2 Bike Bike 1998 or Older

4.65/5 (115 Reviews)
MSRP : $850.00


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Schwinn Moab 2 Bike


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Stephenson a Cross Country Rider from Amherst Mass U S A

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2009

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.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
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 !!

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Favorite Trail:   Rail trail and everywhere else

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $575.00

Purchased At:   New Old STock Ebay

Similar Products Used:   older Cromoly steel bikes Croll custom bike Mongoose Stumpjumpers.

Bike Setup:   Stock and all that i mentioned above.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Greg Gibbert 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

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   Jawbone

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $8000.00

Purchased At:   Evansville Super Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   by Gary Virgin

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dino Scalzo 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.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
These bikes are among the best bikes made for mountain biking.

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Favorite Trail:   luce line

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Columbia Heights Schwinn

Similar Products Used:   Stumpjumper, Hardrock Comp

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.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Racer from Pensacola, Florida

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003

Strengths:    Good looking, nimble, strong.

Weaknesses:    Schwinn is now owned by Pacific

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Oak Mountain, Alabama

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Homewood Cycle & Fitness

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn High Plains, Gary Fisher HT, others

Bike Setup:   LX, Deore. Thudbuster seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fatcat from hollywood, calif USA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Strengths:    100% chromoly frame, "epicenter" seatstay

Weaknesses:    RST( antique) 2" travel fork, ProMax top pull cantilever brakes & levers, Shimano Acera hubs & Weiman wheels, Grip Shift shifters, Moab "heavier-than-hell" steel handlebar & stem

Bottom 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"

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $349.00

Purchased At:   bike.2itB.com

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.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matthew a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
this is a very good bike to own i will recmend it to evryone

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Favorite Trail:   mount elden

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   high gear sports

Similar Products Used:   99 haro escape , 01 gt agressor very hevey

Bike Setup:   all lx components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Grubbs a Racer 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   www.porc.org

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Homewood Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Highplains (old school), Schwinn Mesa

Bike Setup:   Mostly Deore LX, Thudbuster seatpost...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ron Rawson a Cross Country Rider from Costa Mesa, CA

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2002

Strengths:    Great Frame, Cool Paint, Good Seat

Weaknesses:    Rims are not great

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent bike for the money. The bike handles well and has really held up. I have over 4,500 miles of hard riding on this bike an almost nothing has ever broken.

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Favorite Trail:   El Moro Canyon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Bike Setup:   LX Rear Derailer, XT Hubs, Sun Rims, 545 Pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave A. a Weekend Warrior from Peoria, IL

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2000

Strengths:    Design, price, looks.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
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 !

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   '96 Stumpjumper A1 FS

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock, but XT shifters and better wheels. Changed fork innards to Mountain Speed speedsprings (firm).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by donald gillies from phoenix, az

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2000

Strengths:    Awesome looks, excellent value

Weaknesses:    Destroyed the plastic pedals, got flats in desert

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Racer from CT.

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2000

Strengths:    The bike is very good. I raced it last summer and i have no complants. I have added about $200 of upgrades and it weighs just under 24 pounds. I highly recamend it.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the best for the money.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   my bike came with an LX deraller, but i have feard that most bikes come with STX-RC.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ats Juurikas a Cross Country Rider from Pärnu,Estonia

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2000

Strengths:    Good grip, good fork (long travel) ,all components are Shimano LX, so the quality is good.

Weaknesses:    Weak rims

Bottom Line:   
This bike is good for cross country rider, it's a bit too good for weekend warrior and it's not suitable for racer.

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Favorite Trail:   Paikuse dangerous woods

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Scott yecora'97

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox judy c ;Shimano LX ;Zac19 rims w 32 spokes.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Boldt 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


Bottom Line:   
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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Favorite Trail:   
Centennial trail in the Southern Black Hills

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Trek 820, good for climbing but not near as good as the schwinn moab 2


Bike Setup:   
Trek 820 Rock Shox indy s

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by jERRY a Weekend Warrior from SASKATOON, CANADA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 1999

Strengths:    
KICKS ASS AND LOOKS GOOD DOIND IT!


Weaknesses:    
SEAT
BIT HEAVY


Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE IS VERY SWEET. IT FEELS AND HANDELS GREAT AND HAS A NICE FRAME TO UPGRADE ON.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
HAMMER RACE
GIANT ATX 860


Bike Setup:   
STOCK EXEPT PUT ON A RISER BAR AND XT DERAILER

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by CWN a Cross-Country Rider from Arizona

Date Reviewed: June 18, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong as heck, very nimble, good steering, sticks to ground well


Weaknesses:    
Very Heavy


Bottom Line:   
Performance is excellent, Bomb Proof!, I've beat it up so much and haven't had to replace anything.

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Favorite Trail:   
Mormon-National, South Mountain State Park

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Raliegh M-600, Trek 7000


Bike Setup:   
Stock parts

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