Schwinn Vantage FXe and RXe

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Release Year
Charge Time
4 Hours
Maximum Range
60 Miles
Top Speed
20, 28 mph
250 W, 350 W
63 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
42.0, 45.0 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn Vantage FXe and RXe. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

10 reasons to buy

  • It’s a fast 'Class 3' electric bike, topping out at 28mph.
  • With a Bosch mid-drive motor, value-for-money was lauded.
  • Five assist settings exist: eco, low, medium, high and turbo.
  • Impressive acceleration was noted by riders.
  • Bosch Intuvia controls were simple to use.
  • Many users felt that the Vantage was light weight.
  • A ‘sleek’, pinstriped design impressed buyers.
  • The TRP mechanical discs worked well in the drops.
  • Frame clearance allows for fitting of mountain bike tires.
  • The SRT elastomer decoupler eased vibration on rough surfaces.

10 reasons not to buy

  • A 28mph top-speed limits this bike to use on roads and private land.
  • The Vantage delivered a jarring ride on rutted roads.
  • One reviewer expected hydraulic brakes at this price-point.
  • Some testers stated that the Vantage was not suited to dirt roads.
  • In the hoods, the TRP mechanical brakes lacked leverage.
  • Some reviews stated that the Vantage e-Bikes were overpriced.
  • The bulky battery pack left some owners wanting a smaller unit.
  • A few riders felt that the saddle was somewhat uncomfortable.
  • The dark gray color was considered drab by some buyers.
  • A couple of users still felt exhausted after riding the Vantage.

Bottom line

After some apprehension, many first-time e-Bike riders were impressed with the Vantage Fxe and and RXe. They’ve been updated since the previous models, to include flat-mount disc brakes and a 15mm thru-axle on the fork. The unrestricted, 28mph top-speed ranks these bikes as ‘Class 3’ electric vehicles, which means that they can’t be legally ridden on bicycle paths or off-road trails. A higher-priced and higher-end offering than usual, from Schwinn.

Expert Reviews

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Scwhinn Vantage RXE

The motor gives significantly more power than most… it’s very comfortable and easy to ride at 23–25 mph…this bike has really great range, especially with the 500Wh battery.

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User Ratings

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