- 1 General
- 1.1 How much does the Schwinn 20-inch Loop weight?
- 1.2 How much does only the frame weight?
- 1.3 What are the dimensions of the Schwinn 20-inch Loop when folded? How small can it be folded?
- 1.4 In which colors is the Schwinn 20-inch Loop available?
- 1.5 Is the seat adjustable? How comfortable is the saddle?
- 1.6 How much body weight can this bike hold?
- 1.7 Is this bike for men/women?
- 2 Speed
- 3 Assembly
- 4 Usefulness
- 4.1 Can I safely attach a child seat to this Schwinn 20-inch Loop? Which seat would work best?
- 4.2 Does the Schwinn 20-inch Loop come with a storage bag? Which storage bag can I use for my Schwinn 20-inch Loop?
- 4.3 Can I install training wheels on the Schwinn 20-inch Loop? Can I install a bike rack?
- 4.4 Which bike bags or baskets can be used on this Schwinn 20-inch Loop?
- 4.5 Is it possible to convert the folding bike to an electric bike?
- 5 Travel
How much does the Schwinn 20-inch Loop weight?
The shipping weight of the Schwinn Loop is around 41 pounds. If you take bike out of the box it weights 35.2 pounds.
How much does only the frame weight?
The frame of the Schwinn Loop is made out of aluminium, which is not the most lightweight material. Therefore removing the tires and all other accessories, the frame weights around 25 pounds. There is one main advantage, which comes with an aluminium frame: it is extremely stable and can hold a lot of weight!
What are the dimensions of the Schwinn 20-inch Loop when folded? How small can it be folded?
The folding dimension of the Schwinn 20-inch Loop are 30″ X 32″ X 11 Inc. If you compare that to one of the smallest Dahon models the Dahon Speed Uno, the Schwinn Loop folds extremely small. Below you can find an image where the Schwinn 20-Inch Loop is folded:
In which colors is the Schwinn 20-inch Loop available?
I have had a look across a lot of online stores and also visited our cities bike store. The bike is currently only available in shiny black , red or green.
Is the seat adjustable? How comfortable is the saddle?
As with other folding bikes the saddle is adjustable in terms of height. However, the seat which comes out of the box is a pretty standard bike seat, which is just specifically branded for Schwinn. If you want to have more comfort during your rides, I recommend if you try to use the Schwinn Ergonomic No Pressure Bicycle Seat. This seat is also designed from Schwinn and fits excellent with the Schwinn 20-inch Loop.
How much body weight can this bike hold?
Compared to Dahon Bikes, such as the Dahon Vybe, the Schwinn 20-inch Loop has the same weight restrictions. The manifacturere says that it can maxmial hold a body weight of 230lbs. However, many reviews on amazon claim that they use the bike with more weight, even though of the restriction.
Is this bike for men/women?
The Schwinn 20-inch Loop is for both genders, men and women. By design it was build as an unisex bike.
How many gears does the Schwinn 20-inch Loop have? How fast is the Schwinn 20-inch Loop?
The Schwinn 20-inch Loop has 7 gears. However, it comes out of the box with came with neither the brakes nor the gears adjusted or calibrated. If you can service a folding bike, this should not be a real problem for you. I recommend that you use the BIKEHAND Bike Repair Tool Kit, which is a complete toolkit with all the things that are needed, when
How does the bike perform on hills and old/bumpy pavement on the streets?
Unlike some Dahon bikes, the Schwinn 20-inch Loop is solidly built. Hence bumpy terrain is not a jarring experience. Another advantage is that the seat of the bike is not too close to the handlebars and from my experience this helps to ride several miles without getting a back pain.
How well does the bike go uphill/downhill?
The bike has 7 gears, starting from low to high. Therefore, for a sporty bike going with the Schwinn 20-inch bike uphill should not be a problem. When you want to ride the Schwinn 20-inch Loop downhill I recommend that you use a helmet, because the bike can go quite fast. One of the best bike helmets is the Giro Aeon Road Bike helmet.
Does the Schwinn 20-Inch Loop require assembly? How hard is this bike to put together?
The Schwinn 20-Inch Loop does not require much assembly. Out of the box it is completely folded and only one pedal has to be assembled on the bike. After blowing air in the tires your bike is completely ready for a ride.
If you think that putting the pedal on the bike is too hard for you, I can assure you that it won`t be a real problem if you are not completely left-handed.
Which tools do I need to assemble the folding bike?
I recommend that you are buying a nice toolkit and save a lot of money in biker shops. The best toolkit is the Multi Function Bike Tool for this purpose, which has everything you need for your bike. I am using the Bike Tools from Crank Brothers, which has 19 functions for years now and I am completely satisfied with how useful it is.
What do I have to do to fold the Schwinn 20-Inch Loop? Do the pedals fold?
To fold the bike do the following:
- Open the lock for the seat and put down the seat.
- Fold the rack to the side by opening the lock below the rack.
- Fold the pedals.
- Voila your Schwinn 20-inch Loop is completely folded.
Below you can find a picture, how your Schwinn 20-inch Loop should look like:
Can I safely attach a child seat to this Schwinn 20-inch Loop? Which seat would work best?
Yes, you can safely attach a child seat to the Schwinn 20-inch Loop. One of the most convenient bike seats is the Schwinn Deluxe Child Carrier. This bike seat is ideal for children up to 40 pounds and are in the age range, 2 Years and Up. The Schwinn Deluxe Child Carrier, is extremely easy to assemble on Schwinn bicycles. It is also extremely comfortable for the biker, because it is lightweight and very robust because of its polypropylene construction.
Does the Schwinn 20-inch Loop come with a storage bag? Which storage bag can I use for my Schwinn 20-inch Loop?
The Schwinn 20-inch Loop does not come with a storage bag out of the box. However, I highly recommend that you buy a storage bag for your bike, because this will keep your Schwinn 20-inch Loop clean from outside influences such as rust. I highly recommend that you are using the Montague Soft Carrying Bike Case, which has a perfect fit for the Schwinn 20-inch Loop.
Can I install training wheels on the Schwinn 20-inch Loop? Can I install a bike rack?
If you want to learn your child how to ride a bike, the Schwinn 20-inch Loop is not recommended, because it is a bike for children at the age of 15 or above or adults. However, if you want to learn somebody how to ride a bike, which is older I definitely recommend this bike, because it is so much fun to ride this bike. Just install a training handle, such as the Bike Trainer Handle from elements design. This will help you to learn bike riding very fast.
Which bike bags or baskets can be used on this Schwinn 20-inch Loop?
For the Schwinn 20-inch Loop I recommend that you buy also buy your basket from Schwinn. The Schwinn Folding Handlebar Bag is ideal for the front of your folding bike, because it fits on the one hand perfectly and on the other hand is extremely easy to install. If you want a basket at the back of your bike I recommend that you are using the Schwinn Quick Release Wire Basket. This easy to remove basket is especially designed for Schwinn bikes and because of its useful clip mechanism is ideally if you want to shop with your bike at the local grocery store.
Is it possible to convert the folding bike to an electric bike?
Yes the Schwinn Loop can be converted into a electric bike. There are several convert kits on the market. We have tried many of them, but stayed with the Rear Wheel 48V 1000W Electric Battery Powered Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit. This kit has several advantages such as it comes with all the parts and tools you need to convert your bike into a folding bike. Another advantage is that it is easy to convert your folding bike in an electro-folding bike with the Rear Wheel kit.
Can I take the Schwinn 20-inch Loop into an airplane? Can I take it into a train?
If you want to transport your folding bike with regular luggage, I am afraid that it won`t fit in your bag. The best option to transport your bike is either by a travel bag, such as the Sunlite Folding Bike Bag Travel Case, or you are shipping it in a separate box to your destination.
Can this Schwinn 20-inch Loop fit into a trunk?
I tried to put the Schwinn 20-inch Loop into my old Toyoter and it perfectly fits. I guess as of its tiny dimensions Schwinn 20-inch Loop will fit perfectly also in the tiniest car.