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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on Schwinn Gateway. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
6 reasons to buy
- Many owners found the Gateway ‘cute’ and loved it’s retro look.
- The faux ‘leather’ seat and handles were appealing finishing touches.
- A rack, kickstand and mudguards were included in the Gateway’s package.
- A few owners had great experiences with a smoothly shifting drivetrain.
- In one rider’s words, the Gateway was sturdy enough ‘to carry an overweight adult’.
- Some owners considered the Gateway to be lightweight.
11 reasons not to buy
- The Gateway was very heavy, making it a burden to carry up and down stairs.
- Occasionally, the Gateway arrived with missing nuts and bolts.
- A rear axle snapped on one commuter’s fourth ride.
- The handlebar continually loosened for numerous owners, despite tightening.
- For one buyer, the bottom bracket came loose on their second ride.
- A few buyers received new models with scratched paintwork.
- For some owners, the seat loosened continually and was hard to tighten.
- The saddle was frequently deemed to be uncomfortable on longer rides.
- For one rider, their chain snapped on their fourth day of riding.
- Tales of flimsiness: a Gateway on a kickstand was blown over causing the rear wheel to warp. On another occasion, this bike fell over and the rear brake-lever snapped.
- One owner’s new Gateway featured a flat spot on the front rim and a rear rim too small for a standard tire.