I just bought a Women's Schwinn Ranger at Target for $129. I have only used it a few times, I like it a lot but I am having problems with the breaks. I have looked everywhere online and can find nothing about the Schwinn Ranger. Help!! Posted by Carrie a 23 year old on 05/14/03
Might want to take it into your LBS-local bike store-to have them looked at, especially if you did not assemble yourself.
I also recently purchased the Ranger for me and am in the same situation. The schwinn.com site only comes as close as the mesa and even that is a different bike. Any and all replies would be appreciated and links would be even better.
Thanks Posted by Knatchwa a 26 year old Cross-Country riding a Schwinn Ranger on 07/10/03
Again, I must explain this stupid philosophy from Pacific Bikes. After buying the Schwinn and Mongoose namesakes, they decided to sell another line for mass merchandisers. But "thank god" , the GT arm did not go that way. The "Ranger" is the tinsel steel bike that is one of the Schwinn mass merchandise units. It isn't the bike shop line unit, so it is not on the website. Also, the Mongoose bikes at department stores are not on the Mongoose website as well. Pacific did not start this 'hybrid' selling theory. Brunswick which owned Mongoose before Pacific started this "hybrid" selling structure and outraged Mongoose dealers since the mid 90's. When Pacific went ahead with hybriding the Schwinn moniker, it broke the camel's back with bikeshops. Many dealers stopped selling Schwinn, and also stopped buying GT. The MESA is NOT the same bike as the RANGER. The frame of the Mesas are 7005 alloy opposed to tinsel steel. Also the Mesas have the "Epicenter" seat stays and the RANGER uses the generic triangle. I'm guessing the mass merchandising Schwinns and Mongoose are sub contracted by another manufacturer. The Ranger is a good bike, I've seen it and it will last for years---on the street. For being a real mountain bike-- I wouldn't give it much time.--- L.A. Schwinn Dealer
I just saw the Ranger at Target, and it does seem like a decently constructed bike for the money, even though it's a stepchild of the Schwinn line. Overall weight was lighter than what I normally expected from the $1xx category, and I didn't see the usual signs of cost cutting, other than the absence of a rear quick release-
Posted by Wingerr a 38 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Cannondale from NY on 10/04/03
Re: Schwinn---read this please
Thanks for the replies.
This is a followup to the same mesage, at this point my Ranger has coverered near 7000 miles and holding strong, on the mountain biking part of it, I've been up and down Fort Ord, A local mountain biking park and have been on just about every route and the bikes still stands strong, I have had to replace the brakes and the drive train but overall, it seems to me the bike has served me very well for the price. There are always multiple views and can be appreciated.
Thanks for the response.
Knatchwa Posted by Knatchwa a 28 year old Cross-Country riding a Schwinn Ranger 2.6 fs from Salinas, CA on 10/27/04
ahh hah! this is y we buy bikes form the lbs not walmart. does the schwinn have a warruntee or however the f-u-c-k you spell it? Posted by Joe m a 14 year old Weekend Warrior riding a cannondale f300 which he baught HIMSELF from nj on 07/10/03
pacfic brakes? i agree it is a bad bike the pk7 is better Posted by Lighting a 13 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Vertical pk7 from Elmhurst on 10/05/03
You're an idiot. Why would you even bother posting? Posted by Cobiker on 05/27/09