Schwinn Moab 2 Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

August 9, 2020

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Schwinn Moab 2

If you’re looking for an affordable and good quality mountain bike that will make your dirt road adventures more fun, then the Schwinn Moab 2 is the bike for you.

Hydraulic brakes. With this type of brakes, you use less pressure to stop compared to the traditional rim brakes.

Rigid and light-weight frame.

Reasonably priced: At below $400, the Schwinn Moab 2 is one of the few quality mountain bikes from a renowned brand you’ll find on the market.

The Schwinn Moab 2 is only available in one color.

The saddle is cheap, so you might have to replace it after a short while.

The Schwinn Bicycle Company has been in the bike business since 1895. Over the years, Schwinn has built a solid reputation for selling affordable, reliable, and quality bikes. At one point, they were known as the “king of mountain bikes.”

This title was lost because product quality slightly dropped after the company was sold to Pacific Cycles in 2001, and also because of increased competition from new bicycle manufacturers.

The Schwinn Moab 2 is an affordable mountain bike made from aluminum. Some of its features include Shimano BR-MT200 hydraulic disc brakes, 10-speed chain, Shimano Deore SL-M6000 10-speed shifters, and WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 aluminum double-wall 32H tubeless-ready rims with stainless steel spokes.

The Schwinn Moab 2 is available in one color (grey) and in sizes XS, SM, MD, LG, and XL. This bike can be difficult to find, but we recommend you check out Schwinn's listings on Amazon.

Who is this bike for?

  • If you’re looking to become a professional cyclist, forget about the Schwinn Moab 2. This bicycle is best suited for the casual rider who enjoys cycling a few miles off-road on the weekends.
  • The Moab 2 is also perfect for someone looking for a well priced and reliable bike from a known company. As I said before, Schwinn has been making bicycles for over a century. During that time, they have provided customers with quality and durable bikes with outstanding performance.
Schwinn Moab 2

Performance

The Schwinn Moab 2 is extremely smooth when riding, but if you have previously ridden a bike from Schwinn, you know this is not something new. Schwinn takes considerable time designing its bikes to ensure they ride well both on tamarac or on dirt roads.

The Schwinn Moab 2 hydraulic brakes make stopping absolutely enjoyable. So the hard braking you’re probably used to when riding a bike with rim brakes will be a thing of the past for you if you buy this bike.

On the downside, the saddle position and quality, plus the height of the handlebar, make riding this bike over long distances uncomfortable. After a long ride, you might experience back pain due to the fact you have to bend your back to control the bike comfortably.

Conclusion

If you’re taking up cycling to keep fit or you enjoy riding to unwind, the Schwinn Moab 2 is worth buying. Its low cost guarantees you a quality bike that will serve you well as you save up to buy a more expensive and higher quality bike.

Specifications

Frame:

Aluminum

Suspension

Fork:

SR Suntour Raidon RLR Air 27.5" / 29"

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

Schwinn aluminum mountain 30T

Bottom Bracket:

VP cartridge square taper 68 mm

Shifters:

Shimano Deore SL-M6000 10-speed

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano Deore RD-M6000

Number of Gears:

Brakes:

Shimano BR-MT200 hydraulic disc aluminum 160 mm rotor

Wheel Size:

WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 aluminum double wall 32H tubeless ready

Tires:

WTB Ranger Comp 27.5 in x 2.25 in / 29 in x 2.25

Handlebar:

Schwinn double-butted aluminum 720 mm 5 mm 31.8 mm clamp

Stem:

Schwinn aluminum threadless 6° rise 31.8 mm clamp

Seat Post:

Aluminum 350 mm 15 mm offset 31.6 mm

Saddle:

WTB Rocket Sport steel rails

Headset:

Chain:

10-speed

Schwinn Moab 2

If you’re looking for an affordable and good quality mountain bike that will make your dirt road adventures more fun, then the Schwinn Moab 2 is the bike for you.