Schwinn 1999 S-10 Full Suspension Bike

Schwinn 1999 S-10 Full Suspension Bike 

DESCRIPTION

1999 Schwinn S-10, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Judy SL, 3.15" travel fork

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 29, 2011]
fastboy143
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Lightweight (28 stock) for a Full Sus, pivot design by John Castellano makes it act like a HT when you stand. Very efficient climber. Rock solid build kit. Does the old Shimano XTR stuff ever die?

Weakness:

short travel, heavy for a carbon frame, but look at what I paid!

Flies. Simply flies. After a few weekends on the 32 lb reign, this bike feels like it's going to scoot out from under me. It does not descend or navigate a rock garden like a 6" bike, but that is not it's purpose. at 5'11, 195lbs and 40yo, I've made the decision to start racing XC on this bike. Put modern suspension and brakes on yours and the benefits of the elevated pivot URT stand out. There are bikes (ellsworth, turner, etc)that climb as well and descend well, too, but they are $4k+. That's why 4 chilis for overall.

Similar Products Used:

1999 Homegrown Factory Suspension, 2006 Giant Reign

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 02, 2002]
Andy
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Lighter than most hardtails, great components (xtr), good rims, crank, etc., VERY HOT LOOKING!

Weakness:

Judy blew up in first ten minutes, guess thats a rock shox deal, dull feeling that gets taking used to.

A great bike, great frame, if you can still get one. I pound this thing and it really doens't effect it. Great climber since it is so light. The dull feeling is becaus ethe bike is carbon. The first ride will feel like your riding a plastic snowboard or something. But once you leanr ot handle it, it feels like a ferrari. LOVE THIS BIKE!

Similar Products Used:

Scott Comp Racing

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 23, 2007]
Jeremy Collins
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

It Climbs like a mountin Goat. Just like a hard tail. Decends great too. The Carbon fiber adds to all the sexyness and will not shatter under normal riding conditions no matter what anyone tells you. Gets lots of looks and complments everywhere you go. The longer you ride it the more you will fall in love with it. It has neutral and predictable handeling. With URT you don't have any brake Jacking, or pogoing, or bio-paceing to worry about.

Weakness:

it only accepts Hayes 22mm Hydrolic Disc brakes in the rear. Its a little heavy for a carbon frame but it can be made much lighter with the right parts. Rear Coil Shock should be upgraded to a Cane Creek Air shock for an XC set up bike. The Rock Shok Deluxe Coil shock has lots of Recoil. Don't sit untill after you've landed a jump. They are getting much harder and harder to find as time goes by.

ASLOne of the gratest values in mountinbiking history. It is not the type of bike for you if you want to be fully suspened out of the saddle. If you want a bike that is both hard tail and full suspension than this is it. The pivot is in a much better place than any of its big competetors. This is the type of bike for people who don't want new just because its new and don't bye into all the hype. It may be dated now but it works very well and is very beautiful in its simplisity. You don't need some expensive multi-pivot bike to take on the best trails. Just remember to wrap the rear coil shock in a lizird skin so mudd and dirt doesn't get into it.

Similar Products Used:

Trek Y11 & Y22, Cannondale Super-V, 1990's GT I-drive Specialized FSR, Litespeed Obed.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 19, 2000]
Warren Soohoo
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Great looks
Pretty light frame for a Full-suspension
Great design

Weakness:

Rockshox Delux Rear shock
Not too cushy off the saddle
Watch the seatpost length as there isn't much room to lower the saddle as it will touch the rear shock if lower too far.

I couldn't pass up the price on Supergo for this frame and transferred my parts over from my MB-1. This is one great Cross Country bike. It's no downhill bike by anymeans, but will decend better than a Unicoil, but not better than a FSR or Cannondale. But for a good all around bike, it's perfect for me.

On singletrack descents in the saddle or flat out over rough terrain, it's smooth, absorbs everything, and a blast.

For purely steep and narly descents off the saddle, it rides more like a hardtail, but better than a Unicoil.

Overall, it's a perfect Cross Country bike. It is by no means a Downhill bike. I'd like to try racing CC on it as soon as I get in shape. It climbs well enough, keeping the rear wheel in contact with the ground and when you get off the saddle honking, it reacts like a hardtail. Buy one if you can still get a hold of one.

Similar Products Used:

Litespeed Unicoil-Nice but not full-suspension
Specialized FSR-Nice ride but with all those pivots, it appears high maintainance.
Cannondale Jekyll-Too expensive
GT I-Drive-Too heavy

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 06, 2000]
Steve
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

Like a Hardtail off the saddle
Singletrack riding
Stiff laterally
Great while in the saddle.
Fantastic for Cross Country riding

Weakness:

Like a Hardtail off the saddle
Not a downhill bike
Rear Rockshox Deluxe has limited travel. I changed to a Cane Creek
Rocky descents are tough

This is a great Cross Country Bike. Not too good on narly downhills. The Judy 100 matches the CraneCreek I install on the rear. Only problem is the Judy 100 is 4 lbs. Total weight is just under 26 lbs. This bike handles steep climbs and singletrack like it's on rails. Handles like a hardtail off the saddle,but you can compensate by keeping in contact with the saddle. This is OK as long as it doesn't get REAL STEEP or too rocky. I'm going to try to race with it and see how it does. The weight is a factor at just under 26 lbs, but this is made up by the cushiness of being in the saddle which really helps on climbs. I had a Litespeed with a suspension seatpost. What a world of difference it is with a real shock in the back. There simply is no comparison to a suspension seatpost as others have mentioned. You can ride faster and in much more control. You do get a bit of suspension off the saddle, but not as much as other F/S designs. But what you do get is a fine handling Cross Country bike. My rides are smoother, more enjoyable, faster and more in control at higher speeds. For the type of riding I do, it's perfect! I can probably go with a lighter fork and drop another pound to under 25 lbs, but that will have to wait. I got this frame for a steal at $429 at Supergo. Based on price & weight of the frame (6 lbs less the Rockshox Deluxe) it's the BEST VALUE out there.
Nothing else can come close.5 Pippin Peppers -- I'd give it 7 for the price

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Cannondale Raven - Nice but too expensive

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 10, 2000]
Arnold Nagy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks, Acceleration, weight front shock, parts for the price

Weakness:

Squicking sound at the sweet spot do to the hollow carbon frame (unfixable), the ugly and unconfortable seat, the Cable (break)routing is placed where all the mud cloges it up.

I have to mention if i am here that i have broken two of my bones with this bike. First the right Colar bone, really bad scars on my hips, and elbows, and then later on this year, the left side Colar bone. It was the worst pain ever, but i mannaged to not go to the doctors, not be the average WUSSY that can't even handle a little pain. I previously broke my nose because of biking but that was long time ago. Anyhow, as i said, this bike is cool looking but it has its ups and downs, overall i would say to buy it cause its cheap for the parts they offer.

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Gary Fisher Tassahara (1998)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 06, 2000]
Sareth N.
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

good looks, no biopacing

Weakness:

none yet

great looking bike. can't wait to take it on trail. will update later. Bought '15 frame for only 200 of the shelf. bought all parts seperately and only spent 1200 total not bad for a full XT system.

Similar Products Used:

Had owned GT XI Xang titanium and Cannondale M2000

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 24, 2000]
Randy McQuade
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Solid frame
Climbs well
Handles excellent

Weakness:

Cable routing
Stock Mavic 221 rims
Cheap Headset
Chainsuck(Use the screw holes and put on the anti chainsuck device)

This has been a great ride ! If you want to liven up the suspension on this bike consider a 4" travel fork. I noticed this a soon as I put the X-vert on. When you raise the front of the bike you change the sweet spot and increase the angle on the rear suspension. If you are pure XC and don't like going fast downhill you may not want to do this but for me this has been the best change to this rig. Don't have to be in the saddle for the rear suspension to work with the taller fork on the front.Still climbs great!
Also for the bushing Englund slick Honey works great

Similar Products Used:

Hardtail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 05, 2000]
Sho Time
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Price, Frame Quality, Handling, attention to detail of frame, everything was aligned perfectly, chased, faced, etc... Oh... and Looks...

Weakness:

Cable routing???

Bottom line is: This is a great all-around bike. This bike handles singletrack like it's on rails. Definitely point-and-shoot. It climbs really well due to the rear suspension. Rocky, rutted, uphill filled with roots; no problem. The rear suspension sucks it all up. Downhill it tracks very well, and takes the edge of big hits. It is by no means is a "Downhill only" bike. When you're on the pedals, the rear end stiffens up considerably. But it still takes the edge off. One advantage on the downhills is that you can stay seated and mash the pedals and let the suspension work. The only time I can see this bike being out of it's element is on REALLY nasty downhills.
Who should buy this bike: Anyone looking for a bike that can do it all.
Who shouldn't buy this bike: Those who only go downhill.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 12, 2000]
Tracy Hall
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Climbing ability, price vs. components, handling & downhill comfort

Weakness:

The lame seat!!

Great bike for the price!! I have ridden it over all types of terrain and it handles great, climbs like a hardtail, decends smooth and rips on the flats. I'm 170 lbs, and from what I've read, I must be about the right weight for this bike because I've never bottomed out the rear shock, even on big jumps. The effect rear suspension is minimal when I'm on the pedals, but having ridden a hardtail for many years, it seems just fine to me.
Great bike, great value!

Similar Products Used:

Mongoose, Trek, Specialized, GT

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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