If you plan to move to a folding bike, the Schwinn Loop might appear to be the most attractive low-priced option. This was also my first folding bike and I never regret buying it. Keep reading for more details of the Schwinn bike.
Specifications & Features
- Colors: Black, Green, White, Titanium Silver
- Folded Size: 32.5″ x 26″ x 16″
- Weight: 33 lbs
- Speeds: 7
- Frame: Alloy
- Fork: Steel Unicrown
- Tires: 20×1.95″
- Chain: KMC-Z51
- Pedals: Folding, resin
- Crankset: 3-piece alloy with chain guard
- Rear derailleur: Shimano Tourney
- Shifter: SRAM MRX grip shift 7-speed
- Brakes: Alloy Linear Pull
- Carrier: included
- Fenders: included
- Accessories: A carrying bag to store the bike, a kickstand and CPSC reflectors are included
- Seatpost: Steel, 550mm length, 27.2mm diameter
- Maximum rider’s weight: 230 lbs
- Country of origin: China
- Shipping weight: 47.2 lbs
- Box dimensions: 28″ x 17″ x 30″ (72cm x 43cm x 77 cm)
Schwinn is a very well-known brand for its fitness equipment products. They have produced a lot of bikes but most of them are full-size hybrid, mountain or urban bikes. The Schwinn Loop is the only folding bike available on its official website at the moment. I bought the bike 3 years ago and it really changed my opinions since then.
The Schwinn Loop has an attractive look with a low stand-over frame which is suitable for urban commuters, especially female riders. The frame seems to be made of steel and it feels very sturdy and durable. My friend bought the bike from me last year and it is still in perfect condition now although she’s ridden it almost every day.
The bike is a little clunky and heavy as compared to some newer folding bikes, but it is totally acceptable at this price. It weighs nearly 33 lbs including fenders and a rear rack. The folding/unfolding process is not really smooth. If you need to carry the bike around, you should prepare some straps to secure the wheels and handlepost because there is no locking mechanism like you see on Dahon bikes. Besides, the body hinge and handlepost hinge are also more difficult to close or open.
The Loop is equipped with a 7-speed drivetrain. This is not a fast bike but it performs well on flat roads and slopes in the city.
- Attractive design with included rear rack and fenders
- Great build quality
- Low price
- Good performance
- A carrying case is included
- Heavy and bulky
- Inconvenient folding/unfolding process
Despite some drawbacks, the Schwinn Loop is probably the best entry-level folding bike you can buy at the moment. Moreover, it won’t break your wallet, so I totally recommend it.