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Mongoose Cipressa/Schwinn Fastback(3 posts)

Mongoose Cipressa/Schwinn FastbackCDH
Apr 25, 2002 12:40 PM
I'm considering purchasing one of these bikes and would appreciate any feedback. The Cipressa is the 2002 model.
re: Mongoose Cipressa/Schwinn Fastbackrockbender
Apr 26, 2002 9:21 AM
I just rode a Fastback yesterday, as I was looking too - Shops are closing these out on great deals with the Schwinn buyouts and all.

my 2 cents...
This bike seems way light and an excellent value for the money, however, it was too twitchy feeling for my liking. When I stood up out of the saddle, it put me way too far forward over the bar (front axle). I was riding a Large frame and am 6'-2", if that helps things. A person with slightly shorter legs or just shorter would probably dig this bike.
Alas, Wal Mart will carry both brands :(JaeP
Apr 26, 2002 4:23 PM
I just bought a Fastback frame. I think you're frame was too small. I'm 6'2" and the Supergo guys sold me an XL frame. I'm not sure I'm warming up to the "compact" frame design yet, but for the price it's such a sweet deal. By the way I'm prejudice towards the Schwinn. I now have 3 in my stable: '89 Paramount, '99 Peloton and the Fastback.