Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums 98 All Mountain LXT

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  • #475
    blue72beetle
    Participant

    Just got this Homegrown. 98 All Mountain LXT. There isn’t much left stock on it, most of the components have been changed out for different stuff. Not a big fan of the SRAM stuff, but I’ll get used to them. I already changed out the horrible saddle. One thing I’ve always wondered. Where were the carbon frames made? Everyone knows the aluminum bikes were either Yeti or Control Tech, but what about these? As a "Homegrown" it had to be somewhere in the US, right?

    #2325
    john
    Keymaster

    The word from the guys at Schwinn is that the All-Mountain Homegrowns were made by Topkey in Taiwan, like the thermoplastic Project Underground. Sweet ride either way.

    #2328
    john
    Keymaster

    Huh, very interesting. I’ll have to check my old emails to see if Mark, former project manager for the Homegrown line, had any more info, but he definitely said they were Topkey and I’d hope he would know.

    I wonder if that’s just because the rear triangle was at least American-made. Of course, they could have just been playing the same old game played by other manufacturers with labeling frames as American made when they were definitely not.

    #2335
    joel.brown
    Participant

    Is that pic of the hardtail an XTR? i just stumbled across one. it is the best bike i have ever ridden

    #2337
    blue72beetle
    Participant

    My hardtail is a 98 XT. It’s not a factory. It has XT components with an XTR rear derailleur. I posted updated pictures of it in the other thread.
    Lets see yours! I would love to own a 98 or 99 Factory hardtail someday.

    #2388
    miguelba13
    Participant
    #2327
    blue72beetle
    Participant

    One thing I noticed today, is that the Homegrown Sticker on this says "American Made" at the top. My 98 hardtail says "100% American Made" Interesting… 

    #2479
    CTB
    Participant

    My NOS carbon frame has a very prominent “Made in Taiwan” sticker on it, so these Carbons were assembled in the States, but not molded here as best I can tell. 

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