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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn Meridian. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
15 reasons to buy
- The Schwinn Meridian is a tricycle that rolls smoothly over paved roads with 24” or 26” wheels and tires.
- There are single-speed or multi-speed options available.
- Buyers have the choice between seven stylish colors.
- The large basket on the bike is great for carrying home groceries or work supplies.
- Testers found the bike capable of transporting a small dog. Schwinn does not advise this.
- A dual V-brake and band brake system ensure riders stop quickly.
- The Meridian appeals to riders with mobility and cognitive disabilities that limit their balance and riding abilities. With three wheels, balancing is a breeze.
- Larger individuals found the bike useful as they began their fitness journey.
- Testers agree the bike is well-balanced and does not tip as easily as others in its category.
- Full fenders keep riders dry in wet riding conditions.
- Users found it easy to get on and off of the Meridian.
- Schwinn includes a five-year limited warranty with the bike.
- Users of all ages found they could assemble the bike themselves.
- Several users were pleased they could make the Meridian motorized with an electric bike kit. Schwinn offers an electric version of the bike as well.
- Kids 8 and older can use the 24” version.
9 reasons not to buy
- The fenders can easily sustain damage.
- The seat is not the widest or most comfortable.
- Heavier riders found the seat did not stay in place.
- Testers had to adjust the brakes frequently.
- The instructions for assembly are vague.
- The tools and grease needed to assemble the bike are not included.
- The bike is not designed to tackle hilly terrain or long distances.
- Some users complained that flats were frequent.
- The Meridian is heavy.