Schwinn Meridian

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
1, 3, 7
Weight
70, 74 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

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.

Bottom line

The Schwinn Meridian is a classy tricycle. It can be used by riders of all abilities and ages, with 24” or 26” wheels and tires. Users were disappointed that tools and grease were not included for assembly. The Meridian is great for commuting on flat terrain. It struggles on hills and long distances. This is due to its small gear range and hefty weight. Overall, the Meridian finds its place with riders that possess limited mobility, who struggle to balance on a traditional pedal bike or who are just beginning their fitness journey.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews
Aarons Bits and Bikes

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The bike really hasn’t given me many problems, besides the front brakes.

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johnvoltageltd

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Riding a trike is not as easy as it seems.

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User Ratings

86/100 based on 5802 ratings
  • 5 star
    59%
  • 4 star
    19%
  • 3 star
    9%
  • 2 star
    4%
  • 1 star
    8%

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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#34 Best Kids
Top 50%
#29 Best Teenagers
Top 50%
#4 Best Schwinn Bike
Top 20%
#130 Best of All Bikes
Top 50%

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories