Schwinn Mesa 2 Review 2023

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Type: Mountain bike | Frame Material: Aluminum |  Brakes: Mechanical Discs | Best for: Gravel trails and single tracks

YesCycling Score – 8.1/10

Full List of Specs 🔧

Frame:6061 aluminum, 27.5″ mountain tuned geometry, Epicenter seat stays, 10 mm x 135 mm dropout, replaceable hanger, 1 1/8 in headtube
Fork:Zoom HL565, 27.5″, steel steerer, 9 mm x 100 mm QR, 80 mm travel
Headset:Threadless, EC34, loose ball bearing”
Rear Derailleur:Shimano RD-TY500
Front Derailleur:Shimano FD-TY500, 31.8 mm clamp
Shifters: Shimano EF41 EZ-FIRE, 21-speed
Rims: Alex DC26, aluminum, double wall, 32H
Spokes: 14G, stainless steel
Pedals: Schwinn mountain, nylon
Stem: Schwinn, aluminum, threadless, 10° rise, 25.4 mm clamp
Seat Post: Aluminum, 300 mm, 15 mm offset, 27.2 mm
Tires: Schwinn mountain, 27.5 in x 2.1 in, wire bead
Brakes:Radius BR-CX7, mechanical disc, aluminum, 160 mm rotor
Saddle: Schwinn mountain, steel rails
Chain: KMC Z7

What’s good 👍

  • Beautiful head-turning design
  • Comfortable on trails and singletracks
  • Hydraulic brakes are impossible to find on an entry-level bike
  • Wide range of gears for every situation
  • Good overall build quality
  • Schwinn proprietary mountain tires are suitable for most people
  • A lightweight and agile ride

What’s not so good 👎

  • Vague assembly instructions
  • The seat is ridged and hard for most riders
  • Uncomfortable grips

Our Verdict 🎗

Should you buy it, avoid it or shortlist it?

We think that you should shortlist it.

Schwinn Mesa 2 is an excellent entry-level mountain bike with some serious parts that other bikes lack. You usually don’t expect a pair of mechanical disc brakes in this price range, but this Schwinn is equipped with those. If you want an affordable but still capable mountain bike – buy the Mesa 2.

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