Have been looking for a bicycle for my wife. She found this one on line. Went to the store today just to check it out. Was very dissappointed to find out that it has plastic fenders. No where in the description does it say anything about plastic fenders. This makes it seem so cheap. Other than the fenders, it seems like an ok bicycle. Can't see where it is worth $300.00 though. Oh well, these days nothing is worth what you pay for it. Will go back so she can check it out.
It's a discontinued 2014 model. I bought it two weeks ago and the price has dropped over 50.00 since. By Christmas they will be handing them out for free! Anyway, nothing spectacular about the bike. The large seat is nice. The plastic fenders are weird, but the overall size is perfect for me. I'm 5'9". Price is very fair now.
I purchased this item from Sears and it required me to send for a new rim on the tire: somehow it had been damaged during the packaging. They sent me the new rim in no time and Sears gave me a credit to my card for the damaged wheels. I was very pleased and happy with their response and care of the bicycle. I would purchase again from Sears.
First off I ordered on line and pick up at store it was assembled and ready for pick up I'm less than 3 minutes !, awesome, also bought the one for my husband, we love the bikes will recommend this to others for sure! Great bike for the price!
Bike light and easier to ride then my last bike.
Bike is comfortable. Assembly was a bit off, so will need to have it tuned up for proper shifting, brake setting, and tightness. Good gear range. Happy with the purchase so far.
I had been researching bikes for several months, and found that I liked the Schwinn Discover 700 C Womens bike, model #S5397SR. I really liked the look, but after reading a lot of mixed reviews, I wasn't sure if it was worth nearly $400. I went to the store, and checked it out. The problem was that the tires didn't have a lot of air, so I couldn't test ride it in the store. Since it was on sale, and I could return it, I decided to buy it. The worst part was that the bike was too heavy for me to lift, so I had to wait nearly an hour after buying it, to get any help to put in my trunk. The salesman who sold it to me could see I was waiting for help, but he walked away and didn't help me. I had to ask another salesman, who finally helped me put it in my trunk. I had to tie it down myself, b/c they don't want the liability. The next day, I took the bike out for a test ride, and I could barely ride it as it felt like I was carrying a 200 pound load with a great deal of resistance. I am 5'6" medium build and athletic, so wasn't sure why it was so difficult to ride. I took it to a nearby bike shop and the bike technician made a few adjustments to breaks, checked gears, and adjusted seat height. He advised me to put the gear in 4 or 5 when riding on flat surfaces. I went on my way and what a difference! The only problem was the seat was killing my ****, so I went to another store and purchased a Schwinn Ultra Comfort Seat and have been loving my bike ever since! It's a beautiful bike and rides well. Considering the large price tag for the bike, I recommend the manufacturer change the seat to make it more comfortable to ride, make the bike lighter weight, change to metal mud guards instead of using cheap plastic, add a chain guard and a basket.
I loved this bike for to and from work (8 miles a day total). But about every 3 weeks I had a flat rear tire. After replacing it several times at a local bike shop, I asked them to trouble shoot the issue and they discovered a rear wheel defect. This was an online purchase, store assembly & pick up - I am hoping for an exchange - I hope I am the only reviewer with this issue. If it didn't happen, I would be happy with this commute bike. :o)
Well made, easy to ride, seems sturdy. Shifts easily and feels solid.