Schwinn High Timber

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34.70, 35.00, 40.00 lb
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn High Timber. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

5 reasons to buy

  • There are wheel sizes of the High Timber to fit small children and adults over 6'0".
  • Some owners found assembly of their High Timber was a knock-up job.
  • A number of owners found that their gears shifted easily.
  • An admirer of the ‘light purple’ color found it “really attractive”.
  • More than one High Timber owner described the bike's ride quality as smooth.

8 reasons not to buy

  • Smaller riders found brake lever reach was a bit of a stretch.
  • The vinyl saddle was usually a pain in the posterior.
  • At between 35 and 40lbs, the High Timber is more ebony than balsa. It’s heavy.
  • High Timbers sometimes arrived scratched up.
  • A High Timber arrived without a front wheel skewer, making it unrideable.
  • Front wheel bearings were falling loose from a new High Timber.
  • Owners said that the old school threaded headset wouldn’t tighten.
  • Numerous owners reported poor shifting from the Shimano Tourney / Revoshift gripshift combination.

Bottom line

This is a duplicate of the kind of mountain bike frame made popular in the late 80s and early 90s. There was nothing wrong with those bikes, they just moved aside for lighter designs and newer technology. That’s why the High Timber is low priced. However, it skimps on quality to save on price. The only components with a brand name are the entry-level Shimano Tourney derailleur and Revoshift gripshift. It’s incredibly cheap, in all senses of the word. One buyer testimonial reads, “Hands down I have never been more disappointed with a purchase. I will never buy a Schwinn again.” Another says that the High Timber was the “Worst thing I've ever bought! ...front wheel bearing was falling apart upon unboxing... I've learned my lesson on [this online retailer]. I will not renew my membership and buy locally from now on.” But you could always buy the High Timber and replace most of the components in the following months. Available in both Aluminum and Steel.

Expert Reviews

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User Ratings

73/100 based on 24 ratings
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