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: 400mm Steel
  • 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)

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Performance

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.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Attractive design with included rear rack and fenders
  • Great build quality
  • Low price
  • Good performance
  • A carrying case is included

Cons

  • 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.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
8
Build Quality
8
Riding Experience
7.5
Portability
5.5

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Ricky,

    Thanks for taking the time to write the review, it’s been of great help.

    I was wondering whether you could help me though, I’m thinking of getting a folding bike to commute to work (perhaps the schwinn loop) but I’m worried that the schwinn loop might be too heavy for a daily commute and might not be the most suitable bike for the task?

    I like how it looks and it’s apparently very strong.

    Do you think it would be a good option or would you recommend something else?

    Thanks,
    Jessica

    • Hi Jessica,
      I’m so glad the review is helpful.
      Yes you are right. I really hated carrying the Schwinn Loop around because it is bulky and I couldn’t roll the bike when it is folded.
      The Allen Sports Downtown is on sale on Amazon right now and it is $50 cheaper than the Schwinn Loop. It is a much better folding bike for daily commute, very compact and lightweight. You can check out the review here: http://www.bikefolded.com/allen-sports-downtown-folding-bike-review/
      Hope it helps.

      • Many thanks for the quick reply Ricky, it’s greatly appreciated. I’ll have a look at the Allen Sports Downtown now and get back to you with any further questions I might have.

        Thanks again!
        Jessica

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