Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 FS 26-Inch Mens' All-Terrain Bike

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  • Decent First Mountain Bike

    Jun 22, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: value

    steepest hills are easy to pedal from the seat

    paint and finish looks great
    Cons: Cheap components will not take much abuse

    Not worth fixing shocks or wheels.

    Summary: I bought this at WalMart for $150 to chase my grandchildren down easy trails and dirt roads at State Parks.  This bike could easily handle that task with no problems at all, with minimal maintenance it would last indefinitely.  Now, however, ... read more

  • Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 FS

    Jul 6, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Durable, long lasting, multipurpose, and fun to ride.  
    Cons: It's a bit heavy and cheap componets like grips and pedals will need replaced.

    Summary: I received my Sidewinder about 4 years ago for about $180. I've read plenty of reviews about this bike saying what a crappy cheap piece of garbage it is, but I've really enjoyed this bike. It's a tad heavy but that's because it's got a steel frame. Also ... read more

  • great mountain bike frame

    Jan 26, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Cheap, strong frame, non-2.6FS (more dark grey) looks cool, easy to maintain/upgrade parts.
    Cons: heavy frame (stock 42 lbs), most components plastic, cheap parts, replace most parts

    Summary: This review is written from the perspective of an avid off-road cyclist. I have the non-2.6FS version but there was no page for it, plus the pic on this page is the pic of my bike which is not the 2.6FS. This bike is an ok bike. It's not great and it's ... read more

  • It's a bike..

    May 29, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Affordable.
    Cons: Heavy, Inferior Parts.

    Summary: Having put 600 miles on mine since I purchased it last month, I can only recommend this bike for short commutes and leisurely, casual rides. A 'mountain bike' by design, perhaps, but low-grade parts added on to a very heavy frame cancels out applying ... read more

  • Warped rear wheel

    May 2, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Price
    Cons: Not very rugged. Spokes break and tires warp at will.

    Summary: I just went on line to try to find a replacement rear wheel for my Sidewinder and I noticed a review by another cyclist who had the same problem I have. I thought it was just me. I am somewhat happy to see that it is not me. But on the other side, I am ... read more

  • Am Thinking About This Bike

    Mar 31, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: I like the style of the bicycle, and its beefy construction.
    Cons: Concerns: Seat, plastic gear-guard

    Summary: I currently reside in Longmont, CO, and work in Boulder, a 12 mile commute. I am definitely NOT looking for a 25 mile round trip bicycle, but one that I can commute to the RTD bus stop(s) near my home. I was in a Wal-Mart this evening, and saw what ... read more

  • Schwinn (Pacific Cycle) Poor Quality

    Aug 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price.
    Cons: Poor quality and worksmanship.

    Summary: My wife bought us a pair of the Sidewinders for Christmas back in 2005. I grew up believing in the Schwinn quality, and thought it would be a good bike. Don't believe it. You get what you pay for. I hardly rode the bike the first year, and in season, ... read more

  • A bike in disguise?

    Aug 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Front Suspension, good parts, minimum repairs, rides nice
    Cons: not a good trail bike, a bit heavy

    Summary: I once owned a women's schwinn sidewinder 2.6 FS, and I have to say that compared to all of the other department store bikes that I've bought, it was a really great bike. It was lighter than the other bikes, and it was really comfortable. I even did a 50 ... read more

  • Cheap, but will need maintenance

    Jul 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price
    Cons: Most parts will need rapid replacement

    Summary: I've been commuting by bicycle for 22 years now (if you count my school years back in Holland) and I ... read more

  • Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6 FS Gets a 10.0!

    Jun 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Affordable, Light weight, Attractive styling
    Cons: Some components need upgrading.

    Summary: My girlfriend and I recently decided to take on a sport together so we thought I should get a Mountain Bike to accompany her on rides around the various trails available. Our first thought was a local specialty bike shop but I know about the current ... read more

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  • Schwinn Sidewinder

    Oct 5, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: A comfortable seat, a comfortable ride. the quick release front wheel is an added bonus
    Cons: no stickers on the bike the logos are painted on.

    Summary: I recently was looking for a good sturdy bike to do a small work commute. i am about 6 foot 275lbs and i was looking for a bike that wouldnt bend..haha  But the wondurful people at Walmart labeled this bike at 64.00, and that is what i paid. i ride ... read more

  • Schwinns are sold at Walmart...enough said.

    Jun 25, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nice bike when it isn't broken
    Cons: Schwinn quality is a joke anymore. Buy an older one.

    Summary: I have been riding bikes all my life. I always bought my own bikes when I was younger, but I never had a Schwinn growing up because I couldn't afford one. They were always sold at expensive specialty bike shops and I always thought they were the best of ... read more

  • This bike is bad!!

    Jun 13, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Inefficient, cheaply made

    Summary: I am a student in high school and my mom bought me this bike.  She had gotten it for me last year because my previous bike had broken and caused me to get injured. Injured to the extent that I needed surgery.  She had bought this bike thinking ... read more

  • Excellent so far.

    Sep 20, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Price
    Cons: Nothing so far.

    Summary: I bought one of these at Wal-Mart last spring as part of an effort to lose weight and get back in some kind of shape. I didn't think I would be riding all that much but in the last two summers I've logged about 1,500 miles and counting. So far I have had ... read more

  • So far so good

    Jul 14, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Smooth shifting, looks good, good price, front shock, good brand
    Cons: SEAT SUCKS

    Summary: Maybe I'm being a bit premature here, but so far I really like this bike. I've taken it on 3 10-mile rides and had only one problem- the seat. It's very uncomfortable, and I have no idea who did the testing on it, but they must have been severely and ... read more

  • look elsewhere

    Jun 29, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: was a decent ride while it lasted
    Cons: fell apart after ~ 1 month of riding

    Summary: I bought this bike about a month ago at Walmart. I actually bought two of them (one for my parent's house). After the third day of riding, the handlebar came loose. I tightened it right away, but it regularly comes loose. The handlebar pads ... read more

  • Good durable bicycle

    Apr 2, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Very reliable
    Cons: The only cons I have is the pedals and kick stand

    Summary: I bought this bicycle from WalMart about 7 years ago.Never a problem with the quality or performance.The only thing I've replaced is 1 tire and maybe 3 tubes.Maybe that's because of the perventative maintanince I performed on it,but that goes with ... read more

  • schwinn sidewinder nice bike for the price.

    Dec 3, 2007 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: PRICE ,Looks , ride
    Cons: none

    Summary: I bought this bike about a month ago at Wal-mart. It was listed at 140$, but when i went to check out it rang up at 79.99....lucky for me..cause I hate wal-mart, but would have gladly paid the 140$. I ride this bike nearly everyday to work about 2 ... read more

  • Nice bike for the price

    Aug 13, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: light weight easy to carry
    Cons: very hard seat, cheap tires.

    Summary: i just purchased the womans sidewinder bike, for my girlfriend and she says its a very comfortable bike. I replaced the seat and bought better quality tires. other than that it is a great bike and shes very happy with it. i payed around $160 dollars for ... read more

  • A Bike Everyone Should Try

    Mar 27, 2007 by
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    Pros: Lightweight, with a very comfortable seat and very nice style.
    Cons: Would like to see a more durable tire put on this bike.

    Summary: I recently purchased this bike and it is tremendous for the price and the value. I have tried mountain bikes double the price and did not get nearly the comfort and glide I got from this one when riding. This bike is lightweight and extremely ... read more

  • I Love This Bike

    Feb 23, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Runs Great, gets 150 miles to a gallon-Of-Gas(2.00+)
    Cons: Motor Mount Was complicated, motor mount too small for large pipe.

    Summary: I got a Schwinn Sidewinder ($160), i love it, i put a chain driven motor on it($210), a generator($30) on the rear wheel to power the headlight($30) and taillight($5), a SeatRack($30) to carry my stuff on, good looking Fenders($40) although i removed ... read more

  • Great price, good quality!

    Aug 23, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap, quality, hill climbing, speed, shifting, handling
    Cons: Seat is narrow, the handle grips like to slide off just a little bit

    Summary: Well I'm a college student that needs this bike everyday and I guarantee nobody will be putting this bike through as much as I will be doing. So far its held up great. I will be getting a different seat as the one that comes with it is narrow and too ... read more

  • Love this bike!

    Dec 28, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quick release front wheel, very cool looking, has features not usually found at this price.
    Cons: The plastic chainwheel probably wont last.

    Summary: I have the women's version (and it is a very cool purple :-) This bike rides great! It seems to be well built and was put together properly. I bought it because I have short legs (29" inseam) and this frame was the only bike I found that fit me at this ... read more

  • Schwinn Sidewinder 2.6fs 26" ATB

    Sep 16, 2003 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Oversized steel frame, Shimano components, SRAM Grip Shifters, RST Front Suspension, Wheels, Crank, Gear ratio.
    Cons: The seat is small and uncomfortable.

    Summary: I like the oversized steel frame look and the high quality paint job. I like how the frame is stiff and strong. Good weld points too. ... read more

  • Fantastic Buy

    Sep 5, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent quality and workmanship. High quality parts.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I am a big man and this bike holds up well through all riding I have done. I would recommend this bike to anyone. ... read more

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