Schwinn Siro Hybrid Bike Buyers Guide Review (October 2020)
Schwinn Siro Hybrid Bike
- ✔ Great All-Around Bike
- ✔ Comfortable Ride Experience
- ✔ Great Value For Money
- ✖ Quite Heavy
Features and Specifications
There’s inexplicably cool about the Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle. It has a sleek black finish, complete with red and gray accents. The frame is made out of lightweight aluminum and sports a low top tube, which allows you to get in and off the bike effortlessly.
The adjustable stem of the Siro measures 27.2 millimeters in diameter. It works with a handlebar that sweeps backward to give you a nice, upright riding position. What’s more, you can adjust the angle of the handlebar, so you can choose the most comfortable angle for you.
Comes with Shimano 21-Speed Trigger Shifters and Derailleurs
The Shimano EZ Fire twin-lever, trigger shifters will help you change gears for every terrain, whether you’re going up and down inclines, riding for pleasure, or occasionally sailing along light dirt paths. It has an easy-to-view gear display, so you’ll know exactly what gear you’re in.
Here’s how the Shimano EZ Fire shifters work:
- The left lever controls the rear derailleur, while the right lever controls the front derailleur.
- The EZ fire shifters feature a 2-way-release design. Meaning, you push the lower lever (which is a little longer) with your thumb, while you pull the top lever with your index finger. This allows you to maintain your grip at all times.
High-Profile Rims and Quick-Release Wheel
Like most road and hybrid bikes, Schwinn Network 3.0 700C Men’s Hybrid Bicycle, the Schwinn Siro uses smooth, skinny tires that measure 700c (around 28 inches) by 2 inches wide. The tires are designed for cycling on paved roads, trails, and light fire roads, but not on extreme off-road trails.
The wheels have high-profile rims, which are strong, have less drag, and useful for flatter rides. Replacing the front tires is easy and doesn’t require tools because of its quick-release mechanism.
Siro’s Comfort Features
Schwinn equipped the Siro with comfort features. There’s the front suspension fork (without a remote lockout lever) to absorb the small bumps in the road and give you better control of the bike.
It also has a wide padded seat with a suspension seat post. These will help dramatically soften your rides.
The adjustable stem makes sure you’re comfortable and fit problems are avoided.
Sizing and Assembly
The Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle is best suited for people who are 5’11” to 6’2” tall or have an inseam of 33 inches. This isn’t only big, but it also weighs 34 pounds, making it heavier than the typical hybrid bike (around 24 to 28 pounds).
There’s minimal assembly required. You only need to attach the front wheel, seat, pedals, and handlebar, and then fill in the tires with air.
Makes a Good All-Around Bike
As a 21-speed hybrid bike, the Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle has a wider range and does a good job hitting up multiple road surfaces. Since it’s a hybrid, it has the genes of a road bike and a mountain bike.
You can use the Schwinn Siro for exercising on weekends, daily urban riding, and occasional rides on unpaved rural roads (but not extreme mountain bike trails and poor or dangerous road conditions).
Note: You don’t always need a bike with the widest gear range possible, especially if you’re only going to ride on flat, paved surfaces all the time. Most of the time, a 7-speed bike, like the Schwinn Continental Commuter 7 Speed 700C Wheel Bicycle, would be enough.
Provides Comfy Rides
You could use a gel bike seat cover for added comfort, but you don’t really need to because the seat is already comfortable. The seat post suspension and front suspension fork absorb small road bumps and cracks. The riding position is a little aggressive, but it’s not too much that you become uncomfortable during long rides.
A Solid, Entry-Level Bike
The frame and wheels are able to support well riders who are 5’7” to 6” in height and weigh less than 200 pounds. But, since it has skinny tires, you might need a bit more rubber under the rims if you weigh over 200 pounds.
It holds up well to a daily 7- to 10-mile trip. Even if you put 250 plus miles on it, it still works great. Although you’d probably need to adjust or replace some parts by that time.
A do-it-all hybrid bike with your comfort in mind—that’s the Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle is all about.
Difficult to Calibrate Some Parts
If you’re a beginner rider or haven’t rode a bike since you were 2 years old, it’s best to let the professionals do the assembling and fine tuning for you. The linear pull brakes and derailleurs are especially a pain to calibrate.
Too Heavy to Carry by the Frame
The Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle is as heavy as 27 basket balls or 90 cute kittens. A heavy bike isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but we can’t really ignore the advantages of a lighter bike, like the Raleigh Bikes Cadent 1 Fitness Hybrid Bike. One benefit of light bikes is they allow a faster climb and acceleration.
A Few Components Issues
This is a great hybrid bike for the price, but there are a few things about it that bother other people. Weak front fork, “untrue” rear wheel, cracking noises coming from the bottom bracket, air leaks from the valve stem—these are just some of the things you need to watch out for if ever you decide to get this bike.
Who Is It For?
The Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle is best for the fitness enthusiasts and cyclists who plan to regularly or occasionally use it in urban settings. If you’re an off-road adventurer, this isn’t for you.
This is more of a men’s bike because of its large size and heavy weight. The step-over frame design is perfect for people who have mobility issues (due to old age, injury, or health problem). But, as long as you’re taller than 5’7” and weigh less than 200 pounds, this bike is a suitable option for you.
For the price, the Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle does what it’s promised to do. It’s comfortable, efficient, cool-looking, and holds up well for an entry-level hybrid bike.
It’s not for off-road use or heavy riders (who weigh more than 250 pounds). As expected, it has its fair share of components that need to be repaired, replaced, or adjusted.
Overall, the Schwinn Siro is a good bike for city riding.
The Schwinn Men’s Siro Hybrid Bicycle is more than ready for your city adventures.