Schwinn Ranger 2.6 FS Mountain Bike Review

3.88 out of 5
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September 25, 2016
Model/Year: Schwinn Ranger

Pros: Brakes, Shocks

Cons: back derailer broke when i was on a intermediate single track.

Recommendation: It is a really nice bike for on-road riding but some off-road trails are going to break it, I would recommend going on easy trails not hard ones. I then splurged and bought a GT Fury World Cup Downhill Mountain Bike and it was expensive but it gives me a good ride on some black diamond trails.

October 24, 2011
Model/Year: 2005

Pros: I love the breaks, the frame,the wheels,how you can switch gears smoothly,and the adaptability of this bike.

Cons: The seat.
The pedals.

Recommendation: After I got a new seat and pedals I was extremely happy with this bike, almost like a perfected bike.

May 13, 2011
Pros: great entry level bike. shocks are great.

Cons: derailleur and brake become loose quick

Recommendation: long life span

May 10, 2010

October 13, 2009
Pros: This bike is great for all round use, I found it a very comfortable and a smoothride on-road. Off-road this bike performs really well as it is sturdy and tough. The shinamo shifters work really well and its pretty light compared to other steel frame bikes.

Cons: Could improve a bit on the seat, but not a big issue.

Recommendation: Great low price bike, with a long lifespan and durability.

July 3, 2009
Pros: After I added a newer bigger seat for my bigger seat, I found the bike to be very comfortable to ride. I have a trailer that I pull my 2 yr old grandson around in. I have never taken it off road, I bought it because I like Schwinn bikes and the price was right.

Cons: I dislike going up hill when pulling the trailer.

Recommendation: I'd buy another one...mine is 2 years old and doing great. I put maybe 250 miles on it per summer..which is about nothing compared to most other riders I think.

September 1, 2008
Pros: A lot of bike for a little money.

Cons: Not much really.

Recommendation: Let me start off by saying that I'm not a "mountain biker". I was looking for an inexpensive, durable bike to use as a recreational/commuter bike, and I found it in this one. I purchased the bike in the early spring after not riding for 25 or so years. (I'm 49, by the way) I had a road bike back then that I was constantly repairing flats on due to harsh road conditions so I wanted something that could hold up under urban use, but not be punished. I was 90% happy with the bike right out of the box, it needed some minor adjustments since it was a department store bike, but I don't mind doing that sort of thing. I made some minor changes for reasons of my own personal taste. Here's what I added/changed... Planet Bike Comfort Gel Saddle Sette XE Curved Alloy Bar Ends Mosh Half Step Platform Pedals with Wellgo Strapless Toeclips Shimano M-191 Crankset 28/38/48 Shimano UN54 Bottom Bracket Sette Quest QR Clip On Seat Bag Topeak Explorer Rack Topeak MTX TrunkBag EX Cycle Star Short Stem Rearview Mirror Serfas SL-200 Headlights (2) Planet Bike Superflash Stealth Taillight Additional Water Bottle Cage Planet Bike Protégé 9.0 Wireless Computer With these modifications I'm now 100% pleased with the bike. If you're looking for a bike to use as I do then I'd recommend this one. As for off-roading, I really can't comment, since I don't use it for that.

April 30, 2008
Pros: I am a beginner and my wife bought me this bike to see if I was really going to ride. Over the past 2 years this little engine that could has held up to me going several places I should not have gone, splilling down more than one rocky downhill, and took me through a 70-mile cross country this past winter. It is a durable, all-purpose bike for someone starting out.

Cons: It is not exactly upgradable so I am now in the market for a second bike.

Recommendation: If you want to get started without paying 1000, 2000, ... this is a great bike to cut your teeth (and split your lip, and bust up your knee, etc.) on.

Schwinn Ranger 2.6 FS 3.88 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.