Schwinn Stites

65/100
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Facts

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Release Year
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Numbers of gears
Weight
28 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on 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.

Bottom line

Some owners described the Stites as a good entry-level single-speed road bike. Although weighty, construction seemed sound. Paintwork impressed. One large size (58cm) is suited to a tall rider of around six foot. Brake quality wasn’t ideal, but may be improved by swapping out the stock brake pads. The Stites is advertised as a ‘fixie’. While it does come with a flip-flop hub, it is only fit with a single-speed sprocket. Buyers will need to buy a fixed cog.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews

User Ratings

72/100 based on 24 ratings
  • 5 star
    33%
  • 4 star
    33%
  • 3 star
    13%
  • 2 star
    13%
  • 1 star
    8%

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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#60   Best Commuter - City
Bottom 10%
#19   Best Single Speed - Fixed Gear
Bottom 20%
#12   Best Schwinn Bike
Bottom 10%
#119   Best of All Bikes
Bottom 10%

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Schwinn Stites
65
Average All Bikes
81
Average Schwinn Bike
75
Average Commuter - City Bike
79