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Overview of Schwinn Electric Bikes

Zach Nehr

Schwinn Electric Bikes

Never before has an electric bike been as easy to use as one of the four Schwinn electric bikes. These step-through frames are as comfortable as ever, with a host of features to make your first-ever e-bike ride as smooth as possible.

In this Schwinn electric bike review, we’re going to tell you all about Schwinn’s electric bike line-up, and who it’s designed for.

Schwinn’s electric bikes are designed for beginners and first-time e-bike riders. But they are also perfect for experienced riders who want to get around town or tow some luggage a little bit easier.

Each Schwinn electric bike has a powerful motor, pedal-assist, and throttle modes to choose from, and an extended range of at least 35 miles.

We’re going to tell you all the similarities and differences between the four Schwinn e-bikes, so stay tuned.

 

Schwinn Electric Bikes

From electric mountain bikes to unique cruisers and hybrid electric bikes, Schwinn has a range of six electric bikes for casual bike riders.

Schwinn has designed a strong line-up of affordable sporty electric hybrids that are perfect for commuting, light off-road trails, and errand-running, all on a comfortable ride. Specific add-ons like fenders, a rear rack, and a cushioned seat make Schwinn e-bikes some of the most comfortable electric bikes on the market.

But if you want an even more comfortable ride – a bike that makes for a relaxing cruise along the beach – Schwinn offers their cruiser electric bikes.

These bikes are best on pavement, and offer a super comfortable ride and totally upright position, making them ideal for older riders or those with limited mobility. These frames also feature a step-through design which makes it super easy to get onto or off of the saddle.

Schwinn e-bikes have a range from 20-45 miles depending on the model, and 288-360 Wh batteries. Most Schwinn electric bikes can hit a top speed of 20mph (except for one) and some models come with throttle assist.

Learn more: How to Choose an Electric Bike

While each and every Schwinn electric bike comes with a step-through frame, some come with more accessories than others, such as integrated LED lights, fenders, or a rear rack.

From the Coston DX to the Schwinn Mendocino, the Schwinn electric bike line-up covers anything from on-road to off-road, from a casual cruise to running errands with the kids.  

 

Schwinn Marshall

Schwinn Marshall

  • Motor: 250W geared hub drive
  • Battery: 288Wh, internal downtube
  • Range: 35 miles
  • Drive System: Pedal-assist and throttle
  • Fork: 5″, Hi-Ten steel, 100 mm, QR, 100 mm travel

 

The Schwinn Marshall is a step-through and standover hybrid designed for commuting and light adventuring.

Its 288 Wh battery is internally housed in the downtube and can power the Marshall for 35 miles per charge (which takes just 4 hours). The motor is a 250W brushless geared hub drive motor, and you can control all the power from the 7-function LCD controller.

With a top speed of 20mph and the choice of pedal-assist or throttle power modes, you will have plenty of choices when it comes to unleashing the power of the motor. The MicroShift components offer great value at this price point, as does the KMC chain and 42T crank.

The Marshall has a 6061 aluminum frame with internal cable routing, along with JAK 7 mechanical disc brakes with a 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear rotor. At the front of the Schwinn Marshall is a 27.5”, Hi-Ten steel fork with 100m travel. This offers plenty of cushion for off-road riding, or in case you hit any potholes on the way to work.

Lastly, the Marshall comes with integrated LED frame light and headlight, but with just a battery taillight.

There are no fenders or a rear rack on the Marshall, which is one of the biggest differences between this Schwinn electric bike and the Schwinn Coston electric bike.

 

Schwinn Mendocino

Schwinn Mendocino electric bike

  • Motor: 250W hub drive
  • Battery: 313Wh, rack-mounted
  • Range: 45 miles
  • Drive System: Pedal-assist and throttle
  • Fork: 26″, Hi-Ten steel, 100 mm bolt-on

 

The Schwinn Mendocino is the outlier in the Schwinn electric bikes line-up. This is a step-through cruiser rather than a hybrid.

Despite what you might expect, this e-bike cruiser actually has great performance capabilities, including a 45-mile range powered by a 313 Wh battery that is more powerful than the Marshall’s.

This super casual e-bike keeps its battery mounted in the included rear rack, and uses a pedal-assist and throttle drive system with a max speed of 20mph.

The controller is just a two-function LED controller, which helps guide the 250W hub drive motor.

Different components are present through the Mendocino, including the Shimano Tourney rear derailleur and Shimano REVOSHIFT 6-speed, twist shifters. The crank is a three-piece 42T, mounted on the 6061 aluminum frame with internal cable routing. Slightly different again is the fork which is a 26” Hi-Ten steel, 100mm bolt-on.

Mechanical disc brakes help provide plenty of stopping power, whereas one of the standout features is the rear rack which has a 55lb. capacity.

 

Schwinn Coston CE

Schwinn Coston CE

 

  • Motor: 250W geared hub drive
  • Battery: 288Wh, internal downtube
  • Range: 35 miles
  • Drive System: Pedal-assist and throttle
  • Fork: 5” Steel suspension with 63mm of travel Q/R

 

Schwinn offers a mid-range hybrid electric bike in the Coston CE, with components, features, and capabilities in between the Marshall and the Coston DX. Sharing the same 288 Wh battery as the Marshall, the Coston CE has a 35-mile range and can hit a top speed of 20mph.

The biggest difference between the Coston CE and the Marshall are the lights, fork, and accessories.

While the Marshall has only an integrated LED frame light and headlight, with a battery taillight, the Coston CE has an integrated LED frame light, with head and taillights mounted to the included fenders. This creates a more seamless look and functionality with both the front and rear lights.

As opposed to the Marshall Hi-Ten steel fork with 100mm of travel, the Coston CE has a 27.5” steel suspension fork with 63mm of travel. Other components include the 7-speed MicroShift groupset. The JAK 7 mechanical disc brakes with 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear rotor.

The Schwinn Coston CE electric bike shares the same 6061 aluminum frame with internal cable routing as all the other Schwinn electric bikes and comes with the same 7-function LCD controller and pedal-assist and throttle drive system as the Schwinn Marshall. The Coston CE’s battery is a bit smaller, whereas the 250W motor is just as powerful as the other Schwinn e-bikes.  

 

Schwinn Coston DX

Schwinn Coston DX

  • Motor: 250W hub drive
  • Battery: 360Wh, internal downtube
  • Range: 45 miles
  • Drive System: Pedal-assist and throttle
  • Fork: 5” Alloy rigid Q/R

 

At the very top of the Schwinn electric bike range is the Coston DX. This electric bike is available as step-through and standover options that cover everything from the morning commute to the evening trail ride. More powerful than all the other Schwinn e-bikes, the Coston DX has a 360Wh battery with a 45-mile range and a top speed of 20mph.

The standout features are the integrated LED frame light, head, and taillights, plus fenders, a rear rack, and a storage saddle which isn’t included with any other electric Schwinn bike.

However, the same 250W brushless geared hub drive motor is present, as well as the 7-function LCD controller. It’s the large battery with a five-hour recharge time that separates the Coston DX from the others.

Instead of a front suspension, the Coston DX has a 27.5” Alloy rigid fork, creating a stiffer ride but with better speed and power transfer. Components are MicroShift 7-speed shifters, KMC chain, and JAK 7 mechanical disc brakes with 160mm front and rear rotors. The frame is the same 6061 aluminum with internal cable routing. 

 

Healy Ridge 26

Schwinn Healy Ridge 26

  • Motor: 250W hub motor
  • Battery: 280Wh, semi-integrated
  • Range: 25 miles
  • Drive System: Pedal-assist
  • Fork: Hi-Ten steel, 100mm of travel

 

Up next is the Healy Ridge 26 electric mountain bike. Finding it on Schwinn’s lineup can be difficult, as they are somewhat hidden. 

Now, the Healy Ridge bikes are not what we’re used to seeing when it comes to electric mountain bikes, but they are perfect for beginners.

Healy Ridge’s 250W motor and 280Wh battery offer a range of 25 miles, and the maximum speed on this bike can reach 20mph.

The 18-speed drivetrain ensures smooth sailing. In addition, the mechanical disc brakes (with 160mm rotors) give plenty of stopping power.

The 280Wh battery gives enough juice for up to 25miles, which might not seem much, but it’s perfect for weekend adventures.

 

Healy Ridge 24

Schwinn Healy Ridge with 24 inch wheels

  • Motor: 250W hub motor
  • Battery: 280Wh, semi-integrated
  • Range: 20 miles
  • Drive System: Pedal-assist
  • Fork: Hi-Ten steel, 100mm of travel

 

Healy Ridge 24 is the perfect option for short riders, the 24″ heels make this bike suitable for riders who are 4’8″ – 5’6″ in height

Ultimately, the Healy Ridge 24 is a perfect entry-level option for teenagers and electric bike beginners.

Similarly to Healy Ridge 26, this bike has a 250W motor and 280Wh battery at your service. Sadly, the range and top speed are not as high.

Overall, the bike is pretty similar to its 26-inch wheel model. The only big differences come in the form of smaller wheels and a slightly smaller range. 

All in all, this bike offers good performance and quality for its price. 

See more: Overview of Schwinn Mountain Bikes

 

FAQ

Yes, Schwinn makes a variety of high-quality hybrid and cruiser e-bikes that are perfect for commuting, errands, or cruises through town. These bikes are best for beginners and casual riders, as they are set up with an upright riding position and comfortable frame geometry. Many of the bikes also feature accessories such as integrated LED lights, front suspension, rear racks, and fenders.

All Schwinn electric bikes have a top speed of 20mph.

The cheapest Schwinn electric bikes are the Mendocino and Marshall which each cost $1,599.99. The Coston CE is Schwinn’s mid-range electric bike, available for $1,799.99. At the top of the Schwinn electric bike range is the Coston DX which costs $2,099.99.

 

Final Thoughts

suggestedSchwinn electric bikes are some of the best casual e-bikes on the market which fit a variety of riders from beginners to the experienced.

Each frame is available in step-through form and includes wide tires, integrated lights, upright positioning, and a powerful motor. With every Schwinn electric bike, there is the option of using pedal-assist or throttle. Most bikes have a range of 35-45 miles.

First-time electric bike buyers have a number of great options at Schwinn, especially at the relatively low price tags.

To sum up, many of the Schwinn electric bikes include accessories and features that are worth hundreds of dollars, and the Mendocino electric cruiser bike is quite a rare find. For comfortable and affordable e-bikes, go with one of the four Schwinn electric bikes.