Schwinn moab 3 Bike 1998 or Older

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $575.00


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schwinn moab 3


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jake a Cross Country Rider from Pitssburgh, PA

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2006

Strengths:    Good parts value, aggressive, speed inducing geometry that even $2000 comp level bikes lack.

Weaknesses:    None considering its price - lower end components acceptable

Bottom Line:   
If Schwinn still made serious XC hardtails today, I would get a Homegrown. The geometry of the Moabs were very similar to the homegrown, and I have not ridden a bike so aggressive since. The bike lasted 3 hard years - the biginnings of my love affair with MTB'ing and XC.

Though impressive in many ways, my frame lost much of it's original "oomph," probably due to lower grade aluminum succumbing to stresses (it has S-seatstays, too.) This shouldn't matter much for someone buying an old used bike for putzing on... IT'S A PIECE OF HISTORY, GO AHEAD AND BUY IT!

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Favorite Trail:   Dry and Fast

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   New at LBS back in the day

Similar Products Used:   Univega Alpina 700

Bike Setup:   Stock until parts failed and were replaced. No parts failed pre-maturely.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2005

Strengths:    Steel frame

Weaknesses:    Low-end components

Bottom Line:   
I saw this thing (the 100th Anniversary Edition) in the window of Goodwill this morning while waiting for the Municipal Court annex to open. For 20 bucks, why not get it? Took it home, and so far have cleaned the cassette, trued the wheels, and replaced the rim tape. Tires (Kendas) are getting a bit nasty, but pumped up both flat tubes and it rode nice. Need to shed the goofy barends, though (who the hell uses those anymore?) and finish cleaning off the nine years' worth of crud. It'll make a decent beater...

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Favorite Trail:   They're ALL my favorites

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Goodwill

Similar Products Used:   Current bike: Motobecane 600HT; previous: GT Aggressor, Saddleback

Bike Setup:   Stock, Specialized saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josef a Racer from Milpitas,Calif, USA

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2001

Strengths:    Stiff frame which is good for fast takeoffs and sprints.Climbs on the middle ring.Does not bobbed while climbing,despite using the stock Rock Shok Indy fork.Trick Orange and Black Phantom style retro paint scheme.

Weaknesses:    None really,except the rear Epicenter stays seems to look out of alignment.Most noticable with the rear wheelset mounted.Doesn't effect handling.Shimano STX components heavy.Mavic X-138 rims weak,always busting spokes or getting out of true.My being 200lbs is not the reason as I'm riding the same Wheelsmith built Specialized B-23 and Z-21 rims for more then 9 years without breaking a spoke.

Bottom Line:   
Great frame.So-so components that are worth upgrading.Indy fork has been broken in and it's holding up to my riding.It's a great fork,nothing fancy.The way I like it.
The Epicenter Ride Tuned frame is worth buying alone if you want to build a budget race bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Joseph D. Grant park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Reed's Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Compared to my Santa Cruz Chameleon,same.My 2nd aluminum frame since the 1989 Raliegh Technium with bonded Aluminum frameset.This bike rides much better than the Technium.

Bike Setup:   Frame,brakeset and Indy fork stock.Custom built Suntour XC Expert rear derailleur with ShiftBiscuit pulleys and Ti bolts.Shimano XT front changer.Suntour XC Expert Topmounts.Shimano 8 speed Hyperdrive cassette,Sedi chain.Avid 10 brakes hooked up to Deore levers.Chris King headset.Titec stem and seatpost.Bontranger 46/34/22 crankset,Odyssey Svelt cage pedals.Specialized B-23 rims,Wheelsmith spokes,Hutchinson 2.00 Mosquito Airlights,Specilized Ultrathin presta valves,Controltech Skewerless skewers.Bike is set up old school style for lightweight and durabilty.Will play tag with the big boys costing much more.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kasey a Weekend Warrior from South Jordan, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2000

Strengths:    Frame is good, Rims, derailleur, Shifters, saddle, crank. Head set is really nice, and the handle bars.

Weaknesses:    Colors, tires, pedles, but now that i have shimano clipless, it doesn't matter. Didn't have bar ends.

Bottom Line:   
Fun for weekends, very good on trails, or even some entry level racing. Great for the price, durable, but heavy. Great bike over all.

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Favorite Trail:   Solitude trail 6

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Giant 880. 97'

Bike Setup:   Stock except for the pedles, and bar ends.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Angel Nieves a Cross-Country Rider from San Juan Puerto Rico

Date Reviewed: October 5, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong Frame, Exellent products like ,Kore stem,Mavic rims,avid V- brakes
Exellent handling


Weaknesses:    
Uncomftable Saddle, non clip pedals,quite heavy but this is OK for the great price


Bottom Line:   
Well... The best Bike ever tried and there is NO subtitutes

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Favorite Trail:   
Susua,Cambalache

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Scott -Vertigo full ,Giant MCM



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Brad Moore a Weekend Warrior from Gainesville,Ga.

Date Reviewed: March 21, 1999

Strengths:    
excellent frame,excellent schwinn service and great overall fit and finish


Weaknesses:    
the forks and cranks could be a little beefier


Bottom Line:   
This bike was a great deal for the price.It has and excellent frame,Avid brakes,Mavic rims,and a Kore stem all for less than six hundred dollars.The paint is killer and you can't ask for better handling with its homegrown geometry frame.I'll give this bike four chillis.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
trek,GT,specialized



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