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Schwinn Santis Mountain Bike with Hydraulic brakes

what if I told you that Walmart now has
a Schwinn 29 or with proper frame
geometry a WTB will set and mountain
bike width handlebars that are actually
usable and that is not even the key
selling feature of the bike you might
say that I’ve got my eye in the sky
actually I’ve got my eye on the Schwinn
Santa’s 29 bikes from Walmart have been
progressively getting better and the
Santis is an example of how far these
bikes have come but Walmart somehow
always manages to take just enough
shortcuts they tend to sabotage what
would otherwise be outstanding an
affordable bikes when I found out about
the Schwinn Santa’s and found out that
it came equipped with hydraulic disc
brakes and that the bike sells for $299
I expected a Schwinn boundary with
hydraulic disc brakes
I think the boundaries in okay bye but
it’s not for hammering away on trails
can the Santa’s up the game and for only
$100 more get you a proper trail bike
the frame brakes wheels bars they all
say yes even the 24 speed gear set and
the silicone foam grips point to a
Walmart bike that’s certainly leaning in
the right direction the headset on the
Santis is Threadless but some may be put
off by the straight steer for me that’s
just fine at this price point though a
taper would certainly have been welcome
so far so good but the Zoom Fork is the
first shortcut that I see it has no
preload adjustment and though the
stanchions are unexpectedly fat looks to
have limited travel the frame though
they got that part right
it’s hydroformed aluminum and though
this bike has a large frame like the
boundary at around 19 inches managed to
shed some comparative way the Santas
weighs in at roughly 35 pounds this
frame is curvy and the metallic gray
paint is accented with honeycomb
graphics that carry over under the seat
post and of the handlebars the saddle is
nothing flashy but it is sufficiently
usable and pleasantly unlike many other
big box 29 errs the Santis is well
enough engineered that the front tire
doesn’t hit your feet when you make
sharp turns
but Schwinn did reuse the same stamped
and riveted low-end Shimano 3 bike crank
set and that’s a shame
but at least they use the Turney
derailleur for shifting through those
riveted gears the eight gears in the
rear also shifted with attorny the torn
etx not the cheaper TZ we sometimes see
and unsurprisingly they equip the Santis
with a kickstand with the exception of
the trek g2 geometry I’m generally not
all that confident on 29 errs I don’t
like the high up monster truck feel and
the Santa is no exception
but it does accelerating climate
decently as any other 35 pound eight
speed by cover it as you may have
already spotted it is a bit on the noisy
side both the front and the rear which
is surprising because it doesn’t feel
like it sounds especially in the front I
know that zoom fork is bottoming out on
even the smallest of bumps but it does
so with noise not with the jolt the
standout feature on the Santa at least
for marketing is the hydraulic disc
brakes these are generic hydraulics I
haven’t researched enough to find out
what they are or a copy of but aside
from the first few stops they’ve been
acceptable smooth they are too smooth
this is Shimano hydraulics on my
Excalibur 8 but they are comparable to
the pro max on some of my other pipes on
the packed and flowy sections of the
trail the Santis is pleasantly at home
and for the money in my opinion it makes
a great bike for trails with few
obstacles and a smooth surface the 24
available speeds offer a variety of gear
choices but I’ll work the entire trail
on about 8 it’s not the best range and
it can be tiring on climbs but it is
usable usability as a trail bike is
further increased by geometry that
allows sharp turning while navigating
less flowy trips well I wouldn’t
recommend the Santis as a full-on
mountain bike aside from noise the bike
at least on the trail offered no real
signs that it couldn’t take what I was
asking it to do admittedly I wasn’t
pushing it hard but that’s mostly
because of the disconcerting noises an
area that did stand out and gain my
attention is traction I guess I got
blinded by the name but those two points
to five inch WTB tires star flights
they’re great on packed rails but
anything even a few pebbles can lead to
unexpected slide this is a part of the
trail I normally tear through but I lost
confidence after a few unexpected
lateral tire movements nothing that put
me in danger but just enough to get my
attention but on the road let me say
this if you want a mountain bike look
and the ability to ride on light trails
but you spend most of your time using
the bike for riding streets the Santis
and those WTB star flights are a great
combo it’s smooth quiet and they’re
surprisingly low rolling resistance on
the road this seems to be the market
direction for the Santis it even
reflects that in Walmart’s hangtags
light trails casual riding to me the
Santis is a step in the right direction
Walmart dictates the components they
want on a bike and they typically take
shortcuts to keep costs low but the
shortcuts are at least on the Santis
getting a little shorter on this bike
this is how I see the shortcuts now
remember this is called a mountain bike
so why give it good mountain bike wide
bars but keep the diameter small like a
hybrid and that zoom fork why not equip
this bike with a Sun tour xcm which I’ve
seen on big box bikes in this price
range I measured this zooms travel at 60
millimeters and why for a bike at this
price range is it not equipped with a
quick-release on the rear we’ll now
let’s talk derailers the tour knee is
starting to appear on a hundred and
fifty dollar big box box so why not up
the game for the Santis and include
something one step up on the Shimano
line even if that adds $30.00 to the
cost of the bike it would be worth it
because they’re quite a few things to
like about this bike like those
hydraulic disc brakes even though the
generic they work well so just a few
better components could potentially make
this bike be the breakout Walmart bike
all that said it is nice to see
hydraulic brakes trickle down to bikes
under $300 so what do you think about
the Schwinn Santis and would you ever
buy a $300 Walmart buy be sure to drop a
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Schwinn S29 Mens Mountain Bike, 29-Inch Wheels, 18-Inch/Medium Aluminum Frame, Dual-Suspension, Mechanical Disc Brakes, Matte Black
  • The Schwinn S29 mountain bike features a 18-inch/medium frame for a suggested rider height of 5'9"-6'2"
  • Schwinn aluminum dual-suspension frame with a front suspension fork and rear shocks for ultimate bump absorption and durable trail riding
  • The 21-speed Shimano EZ-Fire trigger shifters with derailleurs are perfect for a wide gear range and smooth shifts
  • Front and rear mechanical disc brakes provide crisp stopping and steady speed control on descents and extra wide double wall alloy rims wrap around 2. 1-Inch wide knobby mountain tires
  • Schwinn alloy triple cranks and Shimano 7-speed freewheel combine to supply the right gearing at all times

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