Schwinn Sidewinder 24″

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn Sidewinder 24". In summary, this is what cyclists think.

7 reasons to buy

  • The Schwinn Sidewinder uses 24” wheels and tires, making it a good intermediate size for older children and younger teens.
  • The trigger shifter is easy to operate.
  • Users find the bike visually appealing.
  • There is a YouTube video available to help buyers assemble the bike.
  • The bike is priced affordably.
  • The steel frame has strong and reliable welds.
  • One user noted that it is easy to adjust the brakes.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The brakes need frequent adjustment.
  • Users note that bent wheels and damaged derailleurs were common issues when the bike was delivered.
  • The paper instructions for assembly are vague and insufficient.
  • Many users complained about overtightened bolts on their new Sidewinder.
  • The bike’s chain is prone to falling off, according to testers.

Bottom line

The Schwinn Sidewinder is an affordable mountain bike for older children and teenagers. It has smooth rolling 24” wheels and tires. The bike shifts crisply if the derailleur is not damaged on arrival. Unfortunately, many users received damaged bikes. The brakes are easy to adjust. Unfortunately, brake adjustments were frequently required by many users.

Expert Reviews

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Caleb Edens

Schwinn Sidewinder 24″ Review

It’s made from steel not aluminum.

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User Ratings

78/100 based on 237 ratings
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