Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike for Men and Women, Aluminum and Steel Frame Options, 7-21 Speeds Options, 24-29-Inch Wheels Sports & Outdoors

3.73 out of 5
(52 customer reviews)



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Item Package Dimensions L x W x H ‎53 x 28.5 x 8.5 inches

Package Weight ‎19.32 Kilograms

Item Weight ‎35.2 Pounds

Brand Name ‎Schwinn

Warranty Description ‎Limited Lifetime

Model Name ‎High Timber

Color ‎Black

Material ‎Steel

Suggested Users ‎mens

Number of Items ‎1

Manufacturer ‎Pacific Cycle, Inc.

Part Number ‎S3029B

Style ‎Steel Frame

Included Components ‎Bicycle

Size ‎27.5-Inch Wheels


Bike Type Mountain Bike

Age Range (Description) Adult

Brand Schwinn

Number of Speeds 21

Color Black

Wheel Size 27.5 Inches

Frame Material Alloy Steel

Suspension Type Dual

Special Feature Lightweight, mountain bike

Included Components Bicycle

Additional information


27.5-Inch Wheels, 29-Inch Wheels, 20-Inch Wheels, 26-Inch Wheels, 24-Inch Wheels


Black, Black/Green, Blue, Blue/Green, Coral, Grey, Navy Blue, Orange, Red, Red/Black, Silver, Teal, White/Blue, Yellow


Steel Frame, Aluminum Frame and Disc Brakes, Aluminum Frame

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H

‎53 x 28.5 x 8.5 inches

Package Weight

‎19.32 Kilograms

Item Weight

‎35.2 Pounds

Brand Name


Warranty Description

‎Limited Lifetime

Model Name

‎High Timber



Suggested Users


Number of Items



‎Pacific Cycle, Inc.

Part Number


Included Components




Date First Available

February 6, 2017

Bike Type

Mountain Bike

Age Range (Description)




Number of Speeds


Wheel Size

27.5 Inches

Frame Material

Alloy Steel

Suspension Type


Special Feature

Lightweight, mountain bike

52 reviews for Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike for Men and Women, Aluminum and Steel Frame Options, 7-21 Speeds Options, 24-29-Inch Wheels Sports & Outdoors

  1. 5 out of 5

    mark strobel

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level bike

    It’s a great bike for the money. No issues.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Addison eaker

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I shouldn’t have bought this bike

    I wish I had something good to say about this bike. Long story short, I havent had it for a year yet. From the box the front wheel failed to align properly, no matter what I did to adjust it. When I was switching gears on an uphill climb, the chain would continuously change gears, even after I had quit switching them on the handle. Sometime around September I found the rear axle had bent. When I was moving it around in my garage, I gripped the brake lever and it snapped. I took it to my local bike shop to get it repaired. There I learned that their entry level bike (which looked far better than this one) started at 500$ and had a number of features I now see I should’ve looked for.Add all this up, and this bike was a waste of 400$. Shame.

  3. 3 out of 5


    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The bike it’s too short for an adult

    Im not even that tall and the bike ran a little too short for me

    2 people found this helpful

  4. 1 out of 5


    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Parts didn’t fit.

    I bought this bike for my 9-year-old grandson for his first “real” bike. Assemble seemed easy enough until I tried to mount the front wheel. The nutted hub was too narrow for the forks to fit. I would have to buy a new hub from the local bike shop to fit it. I won’t spend more money on this low-quality “beginner’s bike.” I’m returning it and buying a better quality bike from my local guy who I know will stand behind the product with no hassle contacting a distributor who-knows-where to solve a problem that should not exist.Cheap price = cheap product.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dong C. Pak

    4.0 out of 5 stars


    Brake disk holes are too sharp for the brake pad. Pad has gone so quick

    One person found this helpful

  6. 3 out of 5


    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Wheel (will change)

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     Bought this on a discount and it arrived nicely. It was not difficult to put together even for a beginner like me. However, I had a problem with the front wheel. As seen in the video, when I spin it, a certain section on the wheel will just catch the brake and stop. I tried to reinstall it many times but to no avail. What me and my friend believe is that the rim of the wheel was deformed when made or perhaps shipped here.I contacted customer support and a lovely lady helped me sort things out. I will be receiving a new wheel in a couple of days. Will update to 5 stars and let you guys know if it works!

    4 people found this helpful

  7. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    bike will last many years and offers great value and performance

    I bought the version with aluminum frame, 24″ wheels and rim brakes for my 8-year-old son. This is a very nice bike. I have ridden and maintained bikes for 50 years, so I my views are guided by some experience. The only assembly challenge came with attaching the handlebar – like some other reviewers I found it necessary to detach the brake cable from the front brake, mount the handlebar, then reattach the cable. The brakes are really solid and are easily adjusted for best performance. The shifters (Shimano revoshift front and rear) are intuitive and great for kids, and needed no adjustment out of the box. I have ridden the bike myself, standing up because of the small frame, and it doesn’t feel that different from a mid-range men’s mountain bike. My son loves it. From what I can see after 2 weeks of use, I think the bike will last many years and offers great value.

    One person found this helpful

  8. 4 out of 5


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The manual shows assembly for another style of bike.

    Assembly was not bad. The manual however was not good.Bike is good.

    One person found this helpful

  9. 3 out of 5

    Benjamin Brooks

    3.0 out of 5 stars


    I worked for Shwinn a long time ago and every time we opened a box everything spot on now I have to pay extra money to true the spoked wheels.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Julie A

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Small for Me

    This is likely my fault but I purchased based off my height of 5’4. Even with the seat down all the way, it was too small for me. The rear brakes also did not work. I ended up returning and moved to a different size. Overall though, super cute color and loved the style of the bike.

    3 people found this helpful

  11. 3 out of 5


    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems out of the box. Problems cost more time and materials to fix something new.

    This is a nice bike, but… this product is becoming dated in terms of technology delivered. This bike uses freewheel drive and rim brakes. The bike frame will accept disc brake upgrade to the rear wheel only. The rear axel uses spacers to to meet the frame width, instead of providing the wider hub that has the disc brake. The left pedal started knocking after 35 miles and me standing up on them several times @ 200 lbs. The installation is easy. The setup, however, was more involved in terms of trueing the wheels with a Park spoke tool. The ride height and seat tilt angle required adjustment to make the bike comfortable. I have replaced the OEM tires with Continentals since the knobbies roll with a lot of drag on bike pathways. I think that road tires should be a purchase option for this bike. I purchased a comfort seat which arrives today. The Shimano front derailleur is tricky to operate with confidence. The left handle shift grip takes several clicks to engage the next sprocket. The shift system is sensitive to cross chaining conditions, and mine won’t shift onto the highest front sprocket with the freewheel set on 7th gear.Update 7/27: The replacement pedals did not squelch all of the bottom bracket noise. I have fully disassembled the bottom bracket and both wheel hubs to identify any unusual assembly, wear or lubrication issues. Lubrication from the factory was not to the manufacturers specification. They require lithium grease. Further, the bottom bracket was in sufficiently lubricated. I cleaned, inspected, relubricated and reassembled the sub systems. I went for a 20 mi ride today and I still have bottom bracket pings. The chain rings are tight and I sufficiently torqued the pedal cranks.The derailleur issue has gotten worse. The front derailleur will not jump on the highest chain ring. From the second chain ring I can no longer get freewheel #7 to engage.The backlash set screws for the brake levers had loctite painted on after it was set. The point being that you apply loctite to the threads in sufficient quantity prior to making the adjustment so the set screws will stay in place when the loctite sets. I almost lost the ones on my bike, since they backed out.I expected a company that has the word quality on its badge to at least meet me half way out of the box. To date, I have spent no less than 5 hours on initial assembly, wheel trueing, bottom bracket and hub maintenance. I needed a freehwheel tool, crank puller and spoke wrench to perform the maintenance.I still have problems on bottom bracket and derailleur systems. I am glad I am not paying my local bike shop $60 an hour to fix this mess. I think I may just return this product.

    2 people found this helpful

  12. 4 out of 5


    4.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought this for my 13 yr. old son. I knew I wasn’t buying a serious mountain bike. I had to take it to a bike shop for another 85$. Apparently the brake disk and assembly are not aligning properly the disk is hitting the top of the brake assembly requiring shims. The front wheel bearings had to be loosened to turn. Bike doctor said will likely explode later. Fixing bolt was sheared off on back rim. GOOD NEWS, contacted Pacificcycle and with out any hesitation or aggravation the pleasant person sent out replacement parts under warranty.

    2 people found this helpful

  13. 4 out of 5


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    9/10 – Used Like New

    NOTE: The bike I bought was used so my review may vary on certain things.The price for the used bike was only $160. During the height of the COVID-19, bikes were sold out EVERYWHERE! Bikes that were retailed at $250, were now going for $700! The high demand for any outdoor activities increased so high that the prices for those market became unaffordable to many. Seeing this bike at such a low price, and it was listed as “Used – Like New”, I immediately jumped on the opportunity.Straight out the box, it wasn’t much of a hassle to put together. Being that it was used, I had a damaged headset bearing and a missing quick release skewer. The parts weren’t expensive to replace and costed just under $30 to fix at a local bike shop, brining the price to own at $190 so far.Once the bike was assembled as intended, I was able to judge the bike for what it really worth. First thing you’ll notice is that the bike is pretty heavy. It’s not the biggest problem but you adjust to it pretty quickly. Once you start riding, you tend to feel that most gears feel the same, but still provide enough range to get around without a problem. The shifting in the front is a bit clunky, and you have to find the right sweet spot to stay on the gear correctly, but the back is pretty smooth and responsive. The braking is pretty standard, but does the job effectively. After riding around for more than 30 minutes, you most definitely start to feel how uncomfortable the seats are. If you plan on making any upgrades, THIS SHOULD BE THE FIRST!!Speaking about upgrading, I changed the twist to shift to trigger shifter with a brake combo. Twisting to shift makes shifting easy while having your hands still on the bar, but my hands would constantly rub causing minor burns which got uncomfortable on longer rides. Switching to trigger shifters also freed up some space on my handle bars which allowed my to switch to custom handle grips as well. The stock grips did a pretty job a it was, but aftermarket ones are as cheap as $5-$15 which can improve ride comfort on a budget.All in all, I spent close to $250 on a used bike, with upgraded trigger shifter and brake combo, upgraded handle bar grip, and a comfortable seat. Rides pretty smooth, and I enjoy it. Other than the seat, thinking of cons took a bit of time because they don’t affect you much. It’s something you can definitely live with, without having to get upgrades.Pros:Good for beginnersEasy assemblySmooth rear shiftsBraking works goodCons:Bike seatHeavy/BulkyFront shifts clunkyMost of the gears feel the sameLimited upgrades

    5 people found this helpful

  14. 4 out of 5


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy assembly but requires a bit patience and a team of two.

    This is a great bicycle for beginners. The assembly is not difficult as it comes mostly assembled, with the exceptions of the front wheel, seat, pedals and the hand bar. Pedals and seat are no sweat. The front wheel is of the quick release version and you need two person, one holding the wheel, the other lifting the bicycle, to have the front fork latch onto the wheel. It is not super difficult but not effortless either. Securing the hand bar in its position took three tries and two test rides to prove the failure of the first two. It is not a good design to depend on friction to hold its position as the bar can easily slip and rotate. The third time, I wrapped some electrical tape over the handbar where it is latched on. it seems work for now but I hope that it will last.

    5 people found this helpful

  15. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Yohe

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good bike for the price

    I was very impressed with how well the packaging was. It came with every part wrapped up neat and tightly. Arrived with nothing broke and no visible scratches or nicks.As far as assembly goes, you might as well throw the manual out right away. The manual shows how to put everything together, however the bike comes with most of the pieces already constructed. All you have to do is put the handlebars, pedals, and front tire on. I was trying to follow the manual for a while until realizing that the piece they were constructing had already came put together. Assembly took about 30 minutes to an hour. You will need allen wrenches, pliers, and a cresent wrench.When it comes to riding the bike i was happy with the first couple rides. I am not an experienced rider, in fact this is my first bike in 15years+. It is pretty clear that the breaks and gears need tweaked to be perfect but they did fine for what i needed them to do. The bike rode very smooth. I did have to loosen the front disc brake as it was rubbing on the disk the whole time. The tires will wear out quick so be ready for new ones.Overall a good bike for the money. I did a lot of research and this one had the best reviews and I am happy i chose it. Even Arrived the day before it was suppose to. I rode about 20 miles the first time i had it out and other than all the mechanics needing tightened up/tweaking to your liking, you should be fine. Great bike for the price, especially if you are a casual rider.

    4 people found this helpful

  16. 5 out of 5

    Giga – Bite

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bike!

    My kids love this bike! Great product that works well and looks good!

    One person found this helpful

  17. 2 out of 5


    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gear shift sucks, there is a slight play in rear wheel

    The gear shifting was messed up specially for the front derail. I buy a new bike I aspect it to be tuned.Had to tune both the real and front derails. Even after lot of work the front gears are not working properly.. even the rear gear shifts are not smooth.The disc breaks are not that effective as well.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lisa B.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bike

    Assembling the bike wasn’t as bad as I expected. Bike works well and is comfortable. Very sturdy and is a great quality.

  19. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stephanie’s love ❤️

    This bike is perfect for and adult my daughter is 53 teal is her favorite color it reminds me of Malibu she doesn’t like big bikes and this one fits her perfectly rased the handle bars and seat shevwas so excited now she can ride with the family gears shift smoothly and rides like a dream her birthday was June 10th and this was for her birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 🎈 🎁

    One person found this helpful

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jesus R.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buena inversión. Se recomienda

    La estoy utilizando para ir todos los días de paseos y entrenamiento físico.Tiene un pequeño defecto que algunas veces hace los cambios solos. Claro no lo hace todo el tiempo.

  21. 3 out of 5


    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Came With Parts Backwards

    Don’t bother using the manual to put the bike together, unless you just need the pictures as a guideline – it’s useless. It came with many of the parts already put together (a bonus once you figure out that you don’t need to do what’s in the manual!), BUT, they assembled the part the handlebars attach to backward. It’s extremely tight and I can’t get it off! It took me long enough to figure that out that I’m way past the return date, even if I could fit the box in my car to return it anywhere.

  22. 3 out of 5

    Jade Williams

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I don’t even know how this happens…

    The front tire started getting flat (which was its own problem separate of the manufacturer) but they gave me a 29inch tube instead of a 27.5

  23. 4 out of 5


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not the Schwinn you grew up with

    Writing about the schwinn high tiber mountain bike. The price was in the high $400 which made the bike come almost together. You need to put the handle bars on make sore everything intuit area is snug and tight. Put on the peddles, seat and front tire with a skewer.The installation of a skewer if never used on could be a bit tricky. Overall not a too difficult to put together as long as you have the require tools. None provided with this bike. This is not the old schwinn. Craftsmanship is missing and part are not top rated but work ok. My rear brake keep getting stuck but have yet to figure out why. May need to take it to the bike shop. While there, replace the bike seat not very comfortable the one supplied. Yes you get what you pay for this bike will be OK. Don’t know how long it will last. But I don’t think I’ll purchase another Schwinn again

  24. 3 out of 5

    Aaron N. Gingrich

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    “You get what you pay for” is a little generous here

    Look, it’s a $200 men’s bike with mediocre reviews. I went into this with really low expectations. Even then, it fell short. In two minutes, here’s why:First, out of the box, one of the rear brake pads was firmly against the wheel. I assumed I could adjust the assembly to loosen the stuck side; unfortunately, I loosened it as far as I could and it remained stuck to the wheel. The spring that operates the calipers was either out of spec or damaged during shipping. A quick call to Pacific Cycle’s customer service department – which I have to say, is awesome – and they shipped out a new rear caliper assembly free of charge. (When the new rear assembly came a few days later, I installed it and it fixed the problem.)After finishing assembly of the bike, I loosened up the rear brake so that it allowed the wheel to spin (but was unusable), and took it out for a quick ride around the block. The chain fell (or more accurately, shot) off the sprockets every time I went into 1st or 2nd gear on the rear sprockets; 7th gear was unreachable. On the center sprockets, 1st gear chattered and 3rd gear was unreachable. Back home I went to make some more adjustments.After adjusting the rear derailleurs I can now access gears 1-6 on the rear sprocket (though it shows as gears 2-7 on the gear shift); if I shift into 1st gear it eventually comes off, though not as aggressively. In other words, I’m a gear short. On the center derailleurs I can get 1st – 3rd, though 3rd is tough to get into.I’m not a bike mechanic by any stretch. I am a moderately handy guy, and a casual bike rider. I suspect a bike shop could do a little better than me but I am not optimistic they would get it to 100% and frankly, I don’t want to spend the money on getting it tuned.I wanted something “good enough” to get me a few years of decent use until I can afford something better or move on to another hobby. It will probably get me there, but it will be gimped and annoying. If I could do it again? I’d buy used, or save up a little longer to buy a ~$500 bike from a real bike shop.

    29 people found this helpful

  25. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great customer support on lemon: I ordered 2 identical bikes-one had defective freewheel

    We are loyal Schwinn users — My 2 sons have thoroughly enjoyed previously purchased 24″ Schwinn Thrasher mountain bikes from a LBS — those Schwinn Thrashers have have been well used on family MTB vacations to Moab, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin — those Schwinn Thrashers have held up well for the 2 years before my sons out grew them.So when my sons out grew those 24″ Schwinns, I bought 2 Schwinn High Timber 26″ Mountain Bikes for this Christmas. These 26″ Schwinn HIgh Timber mountain bikes are essentially the same components as the 24″ Schwinn Thrasher (except those are V-brakes). We are now assembling these Christmas Gift bicycles and I’m encountering some things you should know about.The bikes are a good value BUT we got a bad freewheel on one of them — the freewheel grinds (sounds metallic) even after oiling it.A phone call to Schwinn CUstomer SErvice and they told me they will ship a new freewheel by FedEx that I will receive in 5-7 days.That’s Great…. 5 stars.SEPARATELY THOUGH….. you should know that any mail order bicycle will required assembly (which you probably knows) AND ADDITIONAL LUBRICATION & ADJUSTMENT.The following will need correction in addition to assembly:- disc brake caliper arm needs to be readjusted (two hex screws) so it doesn’t bind- brake cable needs to be tightened so the brake lever doesn’t fully compress (bottom-out) upon braking. The best way to do this is to tighten the cable at the caliper by loosening and re-tightening the hex screw.- wheel bearings on both front and rear hubs will need to be re-packed with grease and the race bearing cones correctly adjusted.- Rear Derailluer HIgh and Low Gear fine tuning adjustments.- Front Derailluer HIgh and Low Gear fine tuning adjustments.The headset and bottom brackets appear to have to be lightly packed also, but given they have significantly less rotation than the wheel hubs, it is OK to leave it alone.

    17 people found this helpful

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jim M

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Value Mountain Bike

    Excellent value for the money. Assembly was pretty easy. Took some time to adjust the front and rear gears and the brakes. I got the 27.5” wheel and the aluminum frame options. Both are very good. The front suspension seems pretty stiff. Tires are nice and wide so you can run them at a lower air pressure.

    One person found this helpful

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Ward

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looking bike with good components

    Bikes are ridiculously expensive from COVID lockdowns and the worst inflation in 40 years. Most bike shops had no entry level bikes or complete pieces of China Junk. This was the least expensive bike that I could find that was safe enough for my granddaughter to ride. It was easy to assemble and adjust. I have a bike stand so it was extra easy to assemble. It is made in China but good materials and build quality including routing the cables through the frame. It has disc brakes but they are manual not hydraulic. They seem to work fine but are disappointing once you have ridden a bike with hydraulic brakes. The color is good, it came with all of the parts and most importantly, our granddaughter loves it.

  28. 3 out of 5

    J. BlyJ. Bly

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s not garbage. But it’s not great.

    Ok, first some assembly is required and MUCH adjustment. Check out the front derailleur alignment. Absolutely zero f’s we’re given at the factory. Parts are cheap and it’s kinda heavy. The front shifter (revoshift) is not indexed (no numbers) so it will shift the front gears somewhere between click one and click twelve. Rear derailleur seems ok though. Worked the first time through the cassette anyway. No long rides on it yet so not sure what I think of the saddle. Handlebars are very narrow. You will be adjusting this thing! Oh also they don’t crimp the cable ends well at all. Go at them with some locking pliers immediately so you don’t struggle getting them back on like I did when I accidentally pulled a few off. Worth the money? Meh. It’ll do I guess.

  29. 4 out of 5


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    nice bike

    nice bike. But assembly requires a lot of tools that i did not have (6 mm allen wrench?). And handle bars are too low (and not adjustable), so riding it is more like racing and less like relaxing.

    2 people found this helpful

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan NatividadJonathan Natividad

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Em términos generales del 1 al 10, se lleva un 8.

    La verdad es que me gustó mucho el color, es un increíble producto para andar en la calle o montañas, llevo mes y medio usándola y lamentablemente me sumo a las personas que batallan con los cambios de velocidades, entre más la eh usado, se traba en cierta velocidad y es un lío poderla manipular al 100% en todo lo demás estoy agusto con el producto, la calificación solo es por ese motivo todo lo demás excelente!!

    2 people found this helpful

  31. 5 out of 5

    Milagros Cano

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Me encantó

    Fácil de ensamblar.

  32. 1 out of 5


    1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want a beginner, entry level bike, make sure you get a PhD in bikes before buying this one.

    I live on a dirt road with fast drivers so I don’t bike a lot. I don’t get much chance to get to the one trail near us. I read the reviews and thought, maybe this inexpensive starter bike would allow me to test the waters. I also don’t (yet) know a lot about bikes. I was able to put it together, only to find out the right brake was not attached at all. I contacted Schwinn, who sent me some videos but it took a good deal of research to figure out how to get it attached and taut. Sure, I should know this but a bike also should arrive with the brake actually attached. In Schwinn’s defense, at this point they offered to help pay to get it fixed at the local bike store but we got it working. Next, I thought I was ready to go so I attached a water bottle holder. Except the top screw was cheap and something is wrong with the threads so it just stripped. My husband had to use a vice wrench to remove the screw and we were able to half get another one in. Fine. I can live with that. Only it turns out the chain is completely detached from the bike. Great. So my husband reattaches it. Finally it’s ready to ride after 4 hours of assembly, learning, and fixing. Get on the bike and the 6th gear just keeps popping out. I give up. It’s going back. It also arrived almost completely assembled which would be a bonus if they hadn’t put the fork on backward. I imagine the technicians at Schwinn snickering as they assembled this one. “Let’s see what else we can make this poor naive person who doesn’t know anything about bikes figure out.”

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  33. 1 out of 5

    Banjo Benny

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    came with only one functional brake pad.

    So far schwinn customer service sucks and I’ll probably not be able to use the bike for at least a week after I received it. The problem is that one brake pad is missing the shiny metal part that secures it to the brake assembly. I found just the basic pad lying in the bottom of the box, went through it several times, no shiny part with allen wrench opening like the other brake pad.I mostly blame UPS for this because in looking for the missing part there is a hole in the corner of the shipping box and given that the brake pad was found on the bottom of the box, it seems possible the missing part could have escaped through that hole. However, why wasn’t the brake pad attached to the brake assembly in the first place, like the other one? Was the brake pad hit so hard in shipping that a loosely threaded missing part fell off, or did Schwinn just throw the brake pad in the box and the securing part was so loose it just sort of shook off?It’s too bad because the rest of the bike seems pretty solid, and I was looking forward to riding with my kids last weekend.

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  34. 2 out of 5


    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cheap

    For the price I had much higher expectations, I should save up more and get something better. The gears wore down extremely quickly. Axel is made of very cheap material and broke down as well. Overall very cheap bike for money, either get something of the same quality for cheaper or invest more and get a proper mountain bike.

  35. 5 out of 5

    linda huang

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    The Schwinn High Timber is a versatile and affordable mountain bike suitable for both youth and adult recreational riders. It offers quality aluminum or steel frames, a wide range of speeds and wheel sizes for proper fit and gearing, and reliable performance for trails and neighborhood riding. A good entry-level mountain bike with great value.

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  36. 3 out of 5

    Jerrin D.Jerrin D.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for beginners

    Recent Updates: after few weeks, noticed the gear is sometimes slipping, plus the grip is so close to the gear Chang which sometimes swift the gear by accident. I really wish instead of plus and minus there are clear marking. Already spend around 60$ extra trying to tune the wheel as it was fine toned. I’m not expert in this and recently picked up this hobby/curiosity. Assembly was not complicated and with not much knowledge I manage to complete in 30-40min. BUT front brake adjustment was tricky and later found that front wheel is wobbly so learn from utube how to fix that issue. Finally took it to a trail which is intermediate trail as per the review and this survived. The only Big complaint I have is I wish they put some numbers on left handle to see which gear it’s running. Just plus and minus sign is very confusing. It also don’t let you know when this derail happen as you keep turning and hope it will eventually happen. Then again I think after a while you will able to figure out this. This good if you would like to test the mountain biking. If I become passionate follower then definitely need to upgrade. It’s basic, light but look great.

  37. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bike for daughter age 9!

    Love this bike, it is perfect in size for our 9 year old daughter, and colors are beautiful!I followed measurement guide (google online guide) for wheel sizing. We bought the 24” wheels, steel frame, for 9 yr old with 26” inseam and 55” tall. It is perfect. This would also work for a kid with a 25” inseam and 53”+ tall (our 8 yr old). The bike itself is about 1-2 inches smaller in height than the Mongoose 21 speed Bike with 24” wheels (we liked both!). The seat and handlebars are adjustable but our 9 yr old fits perfectly with both at lowest, leaving room for bike to grow with her. *This took my husband about 90 minutes to assemble but we also removed the front wheel break per safety preference- both hand breaks are still on the handlebars, but only the one controlling the rear wheel break is usable (we just removed the actual front break part from the front wheel of the bike- which was a personal preference:) ). Our daughter loves it, great quality bike. Totally worth the buy and in this case definitely a “you get what you pay for” investment!

    4 people found this helpful

  38. 5 out of 5

    Fert Tummelt

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice bike.

    Went together pretty easily. The complicated things were pre-assembled. The biker loves it. Good buy, too.

  39. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    need to finish assembling AND check that prior assembly was done correctly

    This is a great bike and we foresee many years of use. It’s sturdy and the individual pieces seem of high quality. My son has had it a few months and it’s been good so far.However, as other reviews mentioned, this bike arrives only partially-assembled. You need some bike know-how and special tools to finish putting the bike together. The back wheel is not on, you need to put that on and figure out the gear assembly. Gear assembly needs some finessing to synch and may need additional adjustment to prevent it from catching or slipping. The front wheel was backwards and needed to be removed and flipped in order for the brake tread to work properly and safely. Even if the front wheel hadn’t been backwards, it would have still needed to be removed because the brake line was twisted through the frame and couldn’t work. If you didn’t flip the front wheel and correct the brake line, you would not be able to brake the bike.Basically, it’s as if they showed the people handling the partial assembly a picture, but provided no instruction or training in how to put it together. The lack of instruction extends to the buyer as the ones in the box are very unclear. If you don’t know how a bike is supposed to work or have the right tools, you will NOT be able to do this yourself. If you know bikes and have a socket wrench set, budget at least an hour to correct and complete the assembly; if you don’t, budget at least $100 to have the local bike shop correct and complete the assembly.

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  40. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good bike

    Came packed with all the parts. Assembly was easy but you need to have some basic tools for bikes. Gears and brakes were not tuned out of the box which I believe is usual for these.Bike is light weight. Runs good on regular paved or gravel trails around the town. I bought it on deal and it really value for money.

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  41. 5 out of 5

    art reyes

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bike

    Just the right fit for me

  42. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy Schwann bike

    I somehow got a great deal on this Schwinn…that was available for a couple days only – then back to full price. The (opened) box with pedals and front tire quick release skewer was missing the adjustment nut. Calls to Schwinn customer service was dropped several times before I actually spoke with a person who was VERY helpful – and very pleasant to deal with. 2 days later I had the entire assembly to use.So far, so good. Seems like a good bike, tho quite heavy. Perhaps that will be to our advantage in lasting like I expect from a Schwinn bike.

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  43. 3 out of 5

    Dereck White

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good condition, wasn’t ready to ride.

    Delivered in great shape. Fairly easy to assemble. Something wasn’t quite right about the derauler, so it wasn’t able to be ridden. I took it to our local bike shop and they said they could tune it up and give it new parts for around $100. We shall see.

  44. 3 out of 5

    Ken Zimmer

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good value but hard to tune for beginners

    The bike itself is pretty good. It rides well, shifts smoothly and brakes are very responsive. However, there are assembling issues that re not so beginner friendly, mainly in three areas: the derailleurs, the brakes and the wheels. The derailleur shifts out of the box but skips gears thus requires adjustments. Both H/L limit screws and the cable adjuster were adjusted which costed about 40-60min. The router of the rear brake isn’t perfectly flat this makes scratch noise, I had to bend it slightly to fix the issue. The most time consuming part was trueing the wheel, the rear wheel wobbles out of the box, I had to purchase wheel spoke tension tools to adjust the tension and true the wheel. All in all, I like the bike after all the necessary adjustments but it would be great if all these issues were addressed prior shipping to customers.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Horror man

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice bike for bigger men

    Stats- 6 foot 260 poundsI put that because I know there are probably bigger dudes like myself that want to get a bike to improve their physical fitness. This one fits me fine and if you are in my range it will fit you as well.The bike seems solid but be warned you will need to fine-tune when putting it together. Setting up the front wheel will take a couple of different tries unless you get lucky.

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  46. 4 out of 5


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to assemble but the junky plastic kickstand broke immeidately.

    I was impressed with how the bike came and how it felt. There were only four things to assemble – the front wheel, screwing the handlebars on, screwing on the peddles, and putting the seat in place. The handlebar assembly is best done with two people due to the awkwardness of the system.Three things to consider: First, the braking handles on the handlebar are very loose and seem cheap. I expect them to break easily. Second, the kickstand was made of cheap plastic and broke IMMEDIATELY. This is VERY frustrating. I will contact Schwinn but don’t know if I’ll just need to purchase a new one myself. Finally, the brakes needed some tightening, but honestly this is a quick fix if you know how to watch a YouTube video. I’ll update after heavy usage in a few months!

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  47. 5 out of 5


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The steel frame is solid

    Easy enough to assemble. Make sure everything is good and tight but don’t overtighten. The brakes didn’t need asjustment but double check that before you go down any big hills. Solid bike. Good for short people.

  48. 3 out of 5


    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I have replaced the inter tube on this bike 3 times in less than a year.

    I cannot figure out why the inter tubes in this bike keep deflating. The bike was assembled by a bike shop. The inter tube deflated after the first ride. Replaced the inter tube, a bike shop completed the replacement -inter tube became compromised on the same tire after one ride. (I’m riding in a designated bike lane in my neighborhood.) I am now on my third inter tube. It held up well until I rode the bike. I’m 180lbs, mostly muscle.

  49. 2 out of 5

    John Byrom

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of round wheels straight out of the box.

    Bought this bike as a birthday gift for my son. Bike looks nice and comes assembled (minus handle bars, pedals and front wheel/tire.) very straight forward. After finishing assembly I had I took it to a bike shop to have it checked over and any adjustments made. Received a call that my wheels are out of round, which was surprising as my son had not even sat on this bike, let alone got to ride it yet since it needed adjustments for the front and rear derailer and brakes. Now I am having them repair brand new wheels as well so that my son can ride it once we get it back. Pretty disappointed, would have purchased something local for less than the purchase price and repair needed right out of the box.

  50. 2 out of 5

    Michelle Y.Michelle Y.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bike keeps falling apart

    I am not sure if I just got a defective bike, but this is the third time my pedal fell off while I was riding it, the first time I was 2.9 miles from my house. The second time I was 2 1/2 miles from my house, and the third time I was 1 mile from my house. Not to mention, the brakes are already acting screwy. If they replace my item for free, and that bike is not defective, I will be willing to update my review.Also, I’ve had it just under a month. I can’t believe the amount of issues I’ve had with it already. You would think that spending over $350 on a product with shipping & handling, you would get a decent product.

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  51. 5 out of 5

    orlando delgado

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Bike

    I have been using the bike for over a month. I find it very reliable. I use it for road biking. I used to have a 24 speed 29” bike that gave me more speed and was more challenging. When I ordered this one, I was aware of the diminishing. However, this bike is challenging enough for me.When it arrived, it required some assembling but nothing major. From the beginning and over three weeks the disk rotors (front and back) were rubbing some against the break pad. I assumed that of let alone the accumulation of rubbing would fix the problem itself. This is important because the rubbing creates friction and it holds you back when going up hill. Easy fix. Read the instructions on how to adjust disk brakes and do it. You will figure out easily.I recommend this bike, especially to the bike enthusiast. Enjoy it.

  52. 3 out of 5

    jason howell

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    If you can afford it, think about upgrading to a next tier bike

    Can’t say it’s a horrible bike at all but I was hoping for a better feel of a bike. 6wks ago I paid 480 but now it’s dropped to 350. Not impressed at all with the fork feel or range of gearing. Now that I have a feel for it I know what I wanna look for when I replace this one.

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