Schwinn Vantage e-bike

86/100
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42.0, 45.0 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn Vantage e-bike. 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.

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Scwhinn Vantage RXE

Level 2 expert

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

90/100 based on 32 ratings
  • 5 star
    78%
  • 4 star
    9%
  • 3 star
    3%
  • 2 star
    6%
  • 1 star
    3%

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