Schwinn Men’s Network 3.0 ( Capital 700c) Hybrid Bicycle Review

The Schwinn Capital 700c Men's Hybrid Bike formerly known as Schwinn Network 3.0 700c is a comfortable hybrid bike designed for both commuting, leisure/recreational activity, and gentle off-road adventures. The Schwinn is a sporty, yet comfortable and performance-oriented bike.

Aside from the conspicuous sleek aluminum hybrid frame coupled with a Schwinn suspension fork, the bike sports a plethora of other features including ‘flounce back’ handlebars, wide style padded saddle, adjustable suspension seat post and adjustable stem among other features.

By and large, Schwinn has a long history and reputation of manufacturing quality and reliable products, and it is not surprising that the Schwinn Network 3.0 maintains the high standards, quality, and style you would expect from a Schwinn bike.

What makes Schwinn Capital 700c Awesome

  • Versatility. First, you need to acknowledge that the Schwinn Network 3.0 is a hybrid bike. It then follows that the bike naturally adopts the versatility of the hybrid bikes. The Network 3.0 is more than a road or commuter bike; it also doubles up like a mountain and rough terrain bike.
  • Convenient and adjustable.  Unlike the Diamond Edgewood Hybrid, which is available in 4 unique sizes, the Network 3.0 is only available in one dimension. However, it makes up for lack of diversity in size by its extreme variability. This bike is highly adjustable allowing you to lower, raise and even tilt the handlebars and seat, all to accommodate your different individual needs.
  • Lightweight yet robust. The aluminum hybrid frame with Schwinn suspension fork plus the high-profile alloy wheels renders this bicycle strong and durable. With this bike, the rough terrain will not affect the bike with regards to inflicting damage. Consequently, you will stay for a long time without the need for servicing the bike.
Schwinn Network 3.0

Whether you are looking for a bike for cruising, city riding, casual riding on or off-road rides, the Schwinn Network 3.0 Hybrid Bike is the perfect option. This bike has an ideal combination of the road bike`s efficiency, mountain bike`s stability and touring bike`s performance. The bike will similarly provide you with a responsive ride, and here is why;

Built Quality and Design

If you have had a previous bike purchasing experience, you are probably aware that very few bikes in the market are constructed from pure aluminum-most of them are alloys.

Schwinn Capital, however, has set the bar higher by incorporating pure aluminum frame in all their bikes and this is for good reasons.

First, aluminum is regarded as a light material and is used in the construction of airplanes. The second reason why aluminum is an excellent frame option is the nature of its toughness. Aluminum does not easily bend or break and is rust free.

With an aluminum construction on your bike, you get an extremely lightweight bike with decent performance. This bike does not skimp on durability and will provide you with services for an extended period while remaining at its top condition.

Greater Comfort

There is no need of having a durable bike that does not provide you with the comfort you need for a hassle-free and enjoyable ride.

The Schwinn Network 3.0 comes loaded with a plethora of comfort-enhancing features to guarantee you an enjoyable riding experience.

For a start, the perfect geometry frame is designed to provide you with an upright riding position allowing you to ride more comfortably. Therefore, whether you are going for short distances around town or stretching it far on the road, this bike will always offer the best comfort.

Another comfort-enhancing feature on the bike is the "flounce Back" or rather swept back handlebars, which promotes a more comfortable, and relaxed position for your back, shoulders, and arms as you ride. The swept-back handlebars position your hands in an optimal position, which eliminates the strain, aches, and injuries from lousy hand position.

The Swept back handles plus the perfect frame geometry are further augmented by the ultra-comfortable, wide and padded seats, all of which deliver the ultimate comfort bike. Aside from padding, the seats and the handlebars are highly adjustable, allowing you to raise, lower and tilt them according to your individual needs.

The Schwinn Network 3.0 hybrid bike is truly made for comfort.

Stability and Efficiency

The Schwinn Capital delivers an efficient and stable ride, thanks to the Schwinn suspension fork and suspension seat.

The Schwinn suspension fork is an anti-shock and bump feature. It works by absorbing shocks and vibrations from bumps and allows you to tackle the bumpy and pothole-filled terrains with ease. Additionally, by handling any shock and bump, the bike can effectively take a little beating, and it is indestructible even if you have several spills.

Any shock or vibration that makes its way to the seat of the bike is further reduced or eliminated by the robust seat post suspension system. The suspension post of the seat, which comes with the padded seat quality is essential in eliminating any discomfort.

According to some reviewers, however, the seat post suspension does have a drawback-it makes the seat feel slightly loose, which is a tad distracting when you`re riding. However, it`s not much of a concern, and it does not compromise on your performance in any way.

Modern-day Speed Gear and Braking System for Secure Journey

With this bike, no terrain or destination is unbeatable. Satisfy yourself with a 21 speed Shimano rear derailleurs plus the Shimano Easy fire trigger shifter for an immaculate performance. The Shimano rear derailleurs on the bike will let you go whenever you want, whether hill climbing or racing around town. You will not need alighting from the bike, other than changing the gears to suit your terrain.

What`s more? The gears shift obediently smooth, thanks to the solid and durable bike grip shifter. In a nutshell, this bikes allows you to feel confident on the road.

And for the appropriate and safe ride, you will be glad to know that the Schwinn Network 3.0 features Promax alloy linear pull brakes. The Promax brakes are safe and reliable, and with this brakes, you can achieve the briskest and accurate stop when you need to.

Easy to Assemble

Available with an easy-to-follow manual, assembling of the bike is easy and straight-forward. And given it comes partially pre-assembled, it will take you less than an hour to get the whole thing ready.

What we like most about the Schwinn Network 3.0

A wider spectrum of accommodation. Though available in one size, the bike is highly adjustable allowing you to adjust the height of the seat and the handlebars. This, in effect, allows the bike to address the individual needs of cyclist of different height sizes.

Lightweight. Even though the 38.8-pound weight is a tad more than the 32 pounds of the Edgewood Hybrid, it is still a decent and manageable weight. Most cyclists are comfortable with this weight, as it does not limit on the portability or affect the performance of the bicycle.

Affordable. The Schwinn Network 3.0 is yet another affordable option. Despite its affordability, this budget-friendly bike, packs plenty of power and features.

Durable and sturdy. Constructed from pure aluminum, you can expect the bike to exhibit nothing short of robustness and toughness.

What we don`t like

Too hard. Some of the users find the seat too hard and uncomfortable. Also, the hybrid bike tires are quite wide, and some people do not like this feature.

Bottomline on Schwinn Capital 700c Men's Hybrid Bike

The Schwinn Network 3.0 is an entry-level model that is tailored for the beginner and intermediary cyclist. However, the model was created to compete against the well-established mountain bikes, and thus its ruggedness.


Therefore, for the optimal cycling experience or rather benefits from this hardcore bike, you need more than the basic riding skills: you need to be adept in handling mountain bikes and on rough terrain. Otherwise, the bike will end up being a disappointment.


 If you are yet to master the art of hard-core riding, then this bike is not for you, and you should consider alternative options such as the Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bicycle. However, if you think that you have the right set of skills to handle a mountain bike, the Schwinn Network 3.0 is what you need.


Make your order today for this amazing Schwinn Capital 700c bike, and experience cycling to the fullest.