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#61 out of 420 Full suspension bikes
Brand: Schwinn



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  • kokorozashi
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    First, in the interest of disclosure: this isn't my bike, it's my room-mate's. I commute by bike and only ride off-road once in a while, so I usually ride a light hybrid (a Schwinn Avenue, successor to a GT Arette which got stolen) with 700x38c tires.

    However, he commutes by car, so I ride his bike whenever my bike is out of commission, and I do enjoy it.

    My roomie wanted a mountain bike that would both suit his frame (he's 5' 7" and around 180 lbs of solid muscle) and let him keep up with me on my hybrid. He's also a bike novice: he hadn't been on a bike since he was a kid. We tried a lot of bikes both at big-box stores and bike stores, but had trouble finding a model that he really liked (excepting a couple that he thought were too pricey, since he wasn't 100% sure he wanted to make a lifetime commitment).

    The S60 DSX proved to be a good fit: a comfortable, novice-friendly ride with enough muscle to handle light off-road riding -- exactly what he wanted.

    I recently blew a tire on my hybrid, and it took me a couple of weeks to get around to replacing it. During that stretch, I have been riding this bike exclusively.

    At first, I was a little worried that the weight would slow me down. However, this the S60 DSX proved surprisingly light, fast, and manoeuverable on the roadways. I did not find my morning commute to be appreciably more difficult, and found the low gearing useful for the long climb on my evening commute.

    The S60 DSK is also a heck of a lot of fun off the road. I agree with TheFlyingIguana -- the suspension might be *too much* on a narrow, rocky track -- sometimes, you feel like you're floating, which can be a little nerve-wracking. However, it's great when you're faced with, for example, an unkempt alley full of potholes or a wide, bumpy, not-too-steep bike trail. I've also ridden this thing down stairs (long story), which was ridiculously fun (on my bike, it would be doable, perilous).

    My room-mate complains that the low gearing makes it difficult for him to keep up with me on my hybrid. I've never tried to keep up with anyone on his bike, so my only complaint is that the gearing on this bike maxes out at a slightly lower speed than mine. However, the S60 DSX makes up for it when you need to haul your hiney up a steep hill on a sticky-hot Louisville afternoon.

    Overall, I'd say that this is a good entry-level bike: the quality is pretty solid, and it has the bells and whistles that make riding in rough terrain comfortable. An experienced mountain bike rider would probably want something a little higher-end, but if you want to get your feet wet on a good bike without breaking the bank, the S60 DSX is a good choice.

    Oh, and people apparently think it's one good-looking machine, as well. Even older fellows in their 60s and 70s seem to like it.

    Pros
    East to find, inexpensive (roomie paid $200 for Target floor model with a couple of scratches), fairly light, springy suspension.

    Cons
    Seat isn't great, would prefer rear disc brake (but cantilevered brake works fine), roommate thinks gearing is too low.

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  • Rawdawg
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    I hoe this "new" one will be better than the older model.......Ride one before you buy it.. Most stores have no problem letting you "check it out", so dont be shy .. I dont I would have been happy paing $250 for it due to performance..but dont try to buy a cheapo cause they will take the "fun" out of riding..

    Pros
    I got it from Target in May of 2007 for $150. The Blue and Silver one.. It was a return from somebody who disliked it. I saved over $100 on it.! I like the front disc brake and the looks and full suspension.

    Cons
    The sticker on the bike that states that it is not for off road use. Gears are way low. Front forks clunk when extended. Even though I am only 5'7", handlebars are too low and cant raise neck or bars up enough to keep excessive pressure off arms. Seat was Red along with Red grips, which did not match and seat was not ergo enough.

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    • Rawdog
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      Pros
      Im Rawdawg. and I got about a thousand miles on this thing.. I ride streets and trails.. Sure the wheels are a little wobbly and it has a few squeaks and stuff. few teeth broken on the gears n stuff. But its still respectable. Replaced the seat, handlebar grips and tires shortly after i got it , but other than adding a water bottle and speedometer.. nothin else.

      Cons
      for as long as ive owned it, cant really complain.. well worth the money.

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  • califcamper
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    just to let you know before you buy one of these go and buy a used s-20 for like a hundred bucks, its so much more worth your money. This is just to cheap of a bike and with an s-20 you'll get alot of pro parts like deore etc... check it out

    Pros
    CHEAAAAP!

    Cons
    TOO CHEAAAP!

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  • NIGHTHAWKRSX
    *****

    Don't get the blackcomb get the DSX S60 trust me its a better bike.

    Pros
    This bike is so sexy!!!!! I sold my DS Mongoose Omnicron ST that I have owned for 5 years just to get this bike. Sure I could have dropped more cash on the more expensive brands but what for I'm not a pro. I got this bike for 299 at target and love everthing about it. The suspension needs to be broken in otherwise its extremely well built. There are so many options that are present on this MTB that aren't on other bikes for the same price range. The shimano EZ fire shifters are smooth as butter. The bike was pre-assembled at TARGET so I had to make minor adjustments to the front and rear derallieurs.

    Cons
    Nothing yet, it would have been nice to have a rear disk brake to complement the front one but that's all.

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  • Tim-bob
    *****

    If it's your first mountain bike, or if your low on cash... get this bike!

    Pros
    I love the bike becuase of the fact that it has dual suspension and a front disk break. The weight... I really dont fully understand what the borders of a light and heavy mountain bike are, but it's not to heavy. Also all of my other friends like my bike becuase it simply looks so cool. Most importantly... It's CHEAP!

    Cons
    I'm no pro at mountain biking... in fact this is the first mountain bike ive had to take care of. The manual showed me how to fix problems with the derailears. The front derailear wouln't go into 3rd gear when i got the bike. Not hard to fix but there was a few other small things that was wrong with it. Actually another major problem was that the rear tire poped four times in a row in around 2 months. I kept it at the correct PSI and put the replacement tubes in. It was very wierd though, when I'd try to patch the tubes I'd usually find more holes int hem then what i knew what to do with. My latest innertube is guarenteed to work though and has lasted so far.

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  • mtbikeaholic
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    i bought this bike because i'm a college student with a small budget. i ride a lot of trails on the way to class, but i wanted a cheap bike that i didnt have to worry about locking up on campus (like my specialized s works). its a great bike for the price and can easily be upgraded with parts laying around the garage. but remember, you do get what you pay for. great for those who are on a tight budget but still want a solid bike.

    Pros
    solid frame, affordable, somewhat light, decent components

    Cons
    the front derrailleur sucks-always getting out of adjustment, front shock is sub-par

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  • TheFlyingIguana
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    Great beginer bike. It's allowed me to discover a sport that will continue to beat the crap out of me for years. If I hadn't liked it I'd have only been out $250 and would still have a pretty cool bike to ride to the store every now and then.

    Pros
    Only cost a little. Picked it up at Target. Looks cool. Light, Double Suspension, Disc Breaks, Trigger fire shifters, Gears that'll get a beginer like me up a 45 grade. Great tires that throw mud everywhere and have yet to be punctured though I knew I'd be walkin' out once our twice.

    Cons
    The suspension seems like it disconnects me from the trail. That's good sometimes (when I'm takin' a beatin'), and bad somtimes (Flyin' down a rocky, skinny singletrack).

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