Schwinn is one of the oldest and most highly respected manufacturers of bikes in the US, so it should come as no surprise that the Schwinn Discover women's hybrid bike is one of the best hybrid commuter bikes for women on the market today.
The Schwinn discover women's hybrid bike is a stylish looking bike that will take you effortlessly to work or on a weekend cycling trip. It is a bike that really deserves the name “hybrid”. With the Discover Women's hybrid bike, Schwinn have managed to combine all the features of a mountain bike and a touring bike in one great all-rounder of a ladies bike.
1. Key Features of the Schwinn Discover Women's Hybrid Bike
The Schwinn Discover women's hybrid bike is built for comfort. As well as a front-fork suspension, which is essential on bumpy city streets, it also has suspension built into the seat post and a well-padded seat.
The upright seating position and the swept back handlebars provide a good, comfortable riding position that is just right for staying safe in busy traffic or taking in the views on a leisurely ride down a cycle path. Even though the Schwinn Discover women's hybrid bike is comfortable to ride, it’s no slouch when it comes to speed. The light, sturdy aluminium city frame and 21-speed SRAM grip shifters mean that you can zip around the busy streets nicely and cruise easily up the hills.
The Schwinn Discover women's hybrid bike has been designed with urban riding in mind. It will easily take all the ruts and potholes that are thrown at it and the back and front suspension will make that a lot easier on your back too. The bike also has Promax alloy linear pull brakes, which will bring swiftly and safely to a halt on those occasions that a pedestrian steps out in front of you unexpectedly.
Add to all that the built in rear carrier for your bags and the co-coordinated spoilers to keep the splashes off your clothes, and you have one of the best women's hybrid bikes around.
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2. Pros and Cons of Schwinn Discover Women’s Hybrid Bike
On the plus side, the Schwinn Discover is well-made, sturdy city bike that will meet most peoples need admirably. It’s a bike that you can use for your daily commute, go out on a day trip with kids on, and you can even use it for the occasional off-road shortcut.
On the down side, the Schwinn Discover women's bike does need a bit of fine tuning when you first take delivery of it. Although that won’t be a problem for more experienced riders, for the novices it may mean making a trip to the local bike shop to get the bike set up properly.
We also found that the fenders can come loose and rub against the tires. Again, that is not a huge issue, but it is one that you would have thought that Schwinn could have easily fixed.
3. Why the Schwinn Discover Women's Hybrid Bike Is the Best Women's Hybrid Bike
What makes the Schwinn Discover women's hybrid bike one of the best women's hybrid bikes is that it is a sturdy, reliable bike that you can take pretty much anywhere. Schwinn have designed the bike to be comfortable and functional, and it looks great too.
While road bikes may be fast, they leave a lot to be desired when it comes to comfort, and mountain bikes may be great on a trail, but they make hard work of the city streets. That’s why hybrid like the Schwinn Discover is so good as an all-round commuter and general purpose bike.
We also like the fact that, while the Schwinn Discover looks and rides like a cruiser, it’s quite capable of picking up the speed when you want it to. Comfort, speed, reliability, affordability and practicality; the Schwinn Discover women's hybrid bike does seem to have it all.
In this review of the Schwinn Discover, we have tried to cover both the advantages and the disadvantages of the bike. Probably the biggest disadvantage is that, unless you are a bit of an expert, we would advise you to take a newly purchased Schwinn Discover to a bike shop for assembly and fine tuning. It’s by no means essential that you do; the bike comes almost ready-to-ride and the final assembly that it does need is not too complicated
Other than that, we rate the Schwinn Discover women's hybrid bike very highly indeed and we put it up there amongst the best hybrid bikes for women.