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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn Stites. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
11 reasons to buy
- This bike was seen as a good value, low cost commuter.
- The 46 x 18 tooth gear ratio is geared well for urban cycling.
- The Stites impressed with a silver frame and blue accents.
- A number of buyers found this bike simple to assemble.
- A low price made security a lower priority.
- The sturdy frame was said to be ‘soundly constructed’.
- Owners enjoyed this bike’s low-maintenance needs.
- A comfortable saddle was reported.
- Riding position was comfortable for taller riders.
- Some riders said the Stites was solid enough to take city abuse.
- Some riders felt that the Stites was light for it’s class.
9 reasons not to buy
- More than one owner felt that it was heavy for a single-speed.
- Instructions were generic and difficult to read.
- Brake pads had poor stopping power and were noisy.
- A poor quality chain soon broke on some owners.
- Wheels could be poorly tensioned.
- A poorly machined headset prevented tightening of handlebars.
- More than one bike arrived missing a seat bolt.
- A couple of buyers received new bikes with punctured tubes.
- The Stites is advertised as a ‘fixie’ but isn’t fit with a fixed cog.