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Schwinn Women’s GTX-1 Dual Sport Bicycle Review

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The Schwinn GTX-1 definitely lives up to the hype. It`s a beautiful adult bike with one goal in mind: to fit basic bicycling needs.

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It fits city and commuting needs, and it works equally as well for light off roading.

Key Specs

  • Brand: Schwinn
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Model: GTX-1
  • Gender: Womens
  • No. of Gears: 21 gears (7×3)
  • Brakes: Linear pull brakes
  • Frame Sizes: One Size (Large)
  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Assembly: Light
  • Ideal for: Light Off Road
  • Model for other sex: Schwinn Men’s GTX-1
  • Where to buy: Amazon.com


  • Bike is beautiful and sturdy
  • Good price – retail price is about half as much as similar models
  • Lowered crossbar for easier access
  • Bike comes already partially assembled
  • Bike includes a kickstand
  • Seat releases easily for height adjustments


  • Bike is heavier than some models
  • One size – tends to run large
  • Seat is hard and uncomfortable
  • Handles are very high


Schwinn knows bikes. Moreover, the company knows what we want, need and expect from their basic line.

This isn’t a fancy bike full of bells and whistles that convince you to keep it hung in the garage for fear of ruining your investment. Oh, no. This bike is made for riding.

It’s not a model you can train on, but if you simply need an affordable bike for commuting or exercise purposes, look no further. It’s made for a woman, fits most heights with a simple seat adjustment, and offers complete control on the road.

Schwinn Women’s GTX-1 Dual Sport Bicycle General Info

Whether you’re planning a bike trip away from town, commuting to work or school, or simply needing to get a little exercise, the Schwinn Women’s GTX-1 700C Dual Sport Bicycle is the perfect choice.

The Schwinn aluminum dual sport frame and Schwinn suspension fork ensure a comfortable ride. Shimano 21 speed rear derailleur with SRAM grip shift shifters allow you to shift easily, and the alloy linear brakes ensure you’ll be in complete control of your bike, wherever you take it.

Shimano parts and a strong alloy base add the the overall quality of strength of this model. This attractive and substantially sized sport bike is considered a basic woman`s bike. Leave the bells and whistles behind and just focus on the ride.


  • Schwinn aluminum dual sport frame with Schwinn suspension fork
  • Shimano 21 speed rear derailleur with SRAM grip shift shifters
  • Alloy rims are lightweight and strong, front quick release
  • Linear pull brakes for great braking power
  • Quick release seat for easy height adjustment

Key Features

Complete Control

Between the aluminum dual sport frame with suspension fork, and the strong alloy linear pull brakes, controlling your ride and stopping abilities is a piece of cake.

Quick Self-Sizing

Is that overstating things a bit? Not really. The saddle seat is easily released for most height needs. Considering the frame isn’t available in multiple size options, it’s a necessary function and one that should be available on all bikes.


Shimano Parts

Anyone familiar with adult bikes know that Shimano parts are among the best. However, most of the time they’re only available for higher priced hybrid or training models. But then again, with a name like Schwinn what do you expect?

Customer Feedback

Schwinn Women’s GTX-1 Dual Sport Bicycle

Reviewers give this bike 4.2 stars overall. Most reviewers absolutely adore it. They commend the design, agreeing that it’s beautiful and fits a woman’s body. It’s strong and tough for lengthy rides or daily use.

One woman states that at 5’6”, the bike fits her perfectly, but she wouldn’t suggest it for shorter women. However, other customers insist they’re short (one is 5’2”) and the seat adjustment allows them to ride without any issues. For most, it was easy to assemble and it’s light enough to use comfortable.

Concerns are listed, however. One is the hardness of the seat. This isn’t a comfy gel seat, so it may be beneficial to buy a replacement. Another concern mentioned more than once is the height of the handles.

They’re difficult to get used to at first, but it doesn’t take long to adjust. The only negative reviewer stated that one of her derailleurs broke after the return time ran out. No word on whether or not she contacted Schwinn for a replacement or what her next steps were.

Anytime a random part breaks and your return time has expired, simply contact the dealer.


Question. does the bike come already put together

A. Mostly. A few parts need adding (seat, handlebars, etc)

Question. Hi. I am 5’1″ 5’2″ And want to know if the bike is the right size for me. I dont understand anything about bicycle size. Please let me know


A. this bike is fine for you. The shape of this bike fits all size adults.

Question. What is the weight of this bicycle and is it similar to a road bike?

A. The bike weighs around 33 lbs, so fairly light, though not as light as a road bike. Most steel frame bikes are about 10-15 lbs heavier then these aluminum bikes. Road bikes have thinner frames and wheels for aerodynamics and weight reduction. A dual sport bike is great for roads and paved paths, but also capable for being ridden on dirt and gravel paths. If you plan to do true off-road mountain biking you will need a mountain bike, if you only ride paved areas then you may prefer a road bike.

Question. how much does bike weigh?

A. I’ve seen 33lbs as the listed price. Kind of hard to find. All I know is given my physical capacity, I could pick up and manipulate the bike during the assembly process. I do know that the twist grip left/right gear change needs to be learned. All in all a decent bike, but if you are into high end fiber composite light weight frames, this is not the bike for you. If you want a solid street/path bike, this one works well.

A. Looks like the shipping weight is about 40 lbs. Hope this helps.

A. 39.8 lbs

Question. Would this bike do well on dirt trails as well as on pavement?

A. It has done very well for us on both pavement and some area trails. No major mountain biking around here though so I’m not sure about that kind of performance. Hope that helps!

A. yes


Question. Does the front tire have a quick release?

A. Yes

A. Yes it does

Question. I am 5′ 3/4″ would this bike work for me?

A. It’s a tall bike! I’m 5’6″ and feel that is on the tall side. Would recommend a smaller bike.

A. I don’t think it’s that tall. I’m 5’4″ and have had to raise the seat to feel comfortable riding. My only problem is getting my leg over the seat to start riding but I’m having trouble with my hip. The bike is very comfortable with shocks in the front.

Question. Can you hook up a bicycle trailer to the back of the bike?


A. Yes have done so without a problem

Question. does this have hybrid “road” tires or do they have a thicker more like mountain bike tire. Want to use exclusively for riding on road


A. Very road friendly. Smooth ride.

A. Bought this for my girlfriend, and it has more of a hybrid road tire. It is not wide like mountain bike tires.

Question. How tall do you need to be to ride this.

A. It fits all adults and teens

A. I would say 5’6″ and up.

Question. I’m 5’8″, would this bike be a good size for me?

A. I’m going to say no. I’m 5’3 and have the seat raised almost in its entirety in order to have my leg almost straight with pedaling which is the correct form. Unless you have short legs and a long torso this may be too small

A. Yes. And for short ladies too its fine


A. I purchased this bike for my 13 year old daughter. It fits her well at 5’6″, and has the seat adjustability to fit someone taller. I’m 5’10” and it is comfortable for me.


Question. I’m about 5’1″ 170 lbs. would this bike work for me in town?

A. Yes

A. My wife is 5’1″ and the size small is just a hair too tall. She can ride it and didn’t want the XS, but it’s a little big. The bike is pretty light and she enjoys riding it around the town.

Accessories That Help

This bike already comes with a kickstand, so if you have a helmet you’re pretty much set. However, if that isn’t the case or you need to replace yours, a good helmet, like the Schwinn Women’s Thrasher helmet, can be be the perfect fit.

For yourbackside gets sore easily, be sure to add an extra gelled seat to the list. And, of course, you’ll need a good bike lock if you don’t already have one.

If you’re a mum and want a bicycle trailer to bring the littlies along for a ride we’d suggest the InSTEP Take 2 Double Bicycle Trailer. It attaches easily and customer report being able to use it for jogging as well!

In Conclusion

The Schwinn GTX-1 definitely lives up to the hype. It`s a beautiful adult bike with one goal in mind: to fit basic bicycling needs.

It fits city and commuting needs, and it works equally as well for light off roading. You can feel confident knowing that you’ll be safe and in complete control wherever the winds take you.

Beautifully designed, the color scheme works well as a gentle accent as opposed to slapping gender rules into place. The low crossbar offers easy access to all bodies, even those who are less…dexterous than they perhaps once were.

The enclosed kickstand is a Schwinn staple that ensures you’ll never have to lose control of your bike while standing or sitting. It comes partially assembled, so you will either need to put the rest together yourself or take it to a pro shop.


The latter option is best for those lacking mechanical skills. But of you have any experience at all, it should be a snap. The price is well under half of similar adult models. Could it be better? Sure.

But unless you’re willing to get a piece of junk that you’ll have to replace in a few months, you’re probably not going to find an inexpensive adult bike. Schwinn is a stable business devoted to creating quality bicycles at an affordable price.

The company has been around since 1895, so this isn’t a fly by night company with a questionable reliability record. You can breathe easily knowing that your Schwinn product will offer safety and security for many years to come.

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