Schwinn Sycamore 350
- 300-Watt hub-drive motor with pedal assist
- 8-Speed Shimano Drive-train (Most bikes only have 7-speed capacity)
- Dual-aluminum sport frame with Suntour NEX suspension fork
- Pricier than comparable electric bike options
- Limited color range
Specifications: Schwinn Sycamore 350
|Class in the US||
5 level pedal assist
Bafang hub 350
SM, MD, LG, XL
Illinois born Schwinn has been a brand long correlated with manufacturing quality bikes. They have been the preeminent producer of all bikes in the US for much of the 20th century. Presently, most of their bike models are fabricated in Taiwan, though they still emphasize the quality customers know. Today, we are going to focus on one of Schwinn’s most popular electric models, the Schwinn Sycamore 350.
This is a hybrid electric bicycle that has been designed to give every cyclist what they need. Available in two versions for men and women, this dual-sport bike can be used for both on and off-road rides. A 350W hub-drive motor offers any rider powerful assistance. Hub-drive motors are located at the center of the bike wheel, requiring little to no maintenance. You can easily reach speeds of up to 20 MPH.
In terms of battery, the Sycamore features an integrated battery system that can last up to 45 miles on a full charge. This is quite high for the electric bike market, as most typically only garner around 30 miles. Of course, this will depend on the level of assistance you use and the difficulty of your ride. The battery is removable and can be fully charged within about 6 hours using a standard household outlet.
One thing that truly makes the Sycamore shine is the level of control the bike’s superior 8-speed Shimano Alivo drivetrain and Shimano Alivo rear derailleur offers. Combined with the Shimano Altus trigger shifter, going in and out of gears is easy, for the ultimate ride. The Sycamore also comes equipped with front and rear brakes, allowing you to confidently cruise at high speeds while knowing you can stop on a dime.
In terms of durability and frame, the Sycamore is ideal because it offers up a dual-sport aluminum frame. This means the bike is a bit more lightweight than something like the Ecotric Vortex, while still comfortable and able to handle weight perfectly from sitting or standing positions.
An SR SunTour NEX suspension fork provides excellent suspension and a relatively unique level of control for the cyclist. The bike’s Innova 700 x 45 tires have puncture protection, which is something most similarly priced models cannot offer. They also contribute to the bike’s suspension and off-road capabilities. The tires themselves are mounted on stainless steel J19-HR double rims that add to the bike’s overall stability.
Priced at $1,999.99, the Sycamore is a bit pricier than other options, but well-worth the added expense.
Overall, the Schwinn Sycamore is an excellent choice for any cyclist who craves control, balance, and a bit of fun on and off-road. Though pricier than similar models, the quality cannot be beaten.