The Schwinn Sidewinder

1982 schwinn sidewinder

This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Sidewinder from 1982 to 1984.


On granite-pocked mountain trails, parched salt flats or sundrenched dunes, the rugged Sidewinder is a lot more than just a survivor- it's pioneer that opens up territory nobody would have dreamed of talking bike into just a few years back.

1982 schwinn sidewinder
  • SW1-9 10-speed
  • SW1-5 5-speed
  • SW1-0 Freewheel single speed
  • Colors: Frosty Silver Blue, Sierra Brown with Gold.

Sidewinder features include a durable exclusive electro-forged frame, a wide range of gearing choices, cushioned grips and balloon tires. For racing or off-mountain use, the coaster-brake single-speed Sidewinder combines a lean, mean look with a down-to-earth price tag.

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How new models: 10- and 5-speed mountain bikes, a BMX-styled single speed

5-speed Sidewinder includes a 14-17-22-28-38 rear cog and a SunTour AG rear derailleur.
Schwinn's tubular front fork can take the roughness of mountain and desert riding.
Whoever dreamed a bike this tough could look this good?

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Conveniently mounted shift levers on the 10-speed Sidewinder.

See the full 1982 Schwinn catalog.


An economically priced all terrain bicycle vastly improved over last year.

1983 schwinn predator all terrain sidewinder

The Sidewinder combines traditional Schwinn durability with proven performance and comfort.

  • Schwinn flash welded frame and tubular fork
  • SunTour thumb shifters
  • Comfortable cushion grips
  • Schwinn designed custom handlebar
  • Custom-designed Avocet touring saddle

Available in midnight blue or chestnut.

See the full 1983 Schwinn catalog.


Jump on and grab the fun of off-road riding or put a little kick into regular street riding. The Sidewinder bike features a durable hi-tensile steel frame and fork. Reliable components include a steel crankset. Huret front and SunTOur rear derailleurs, alloy sidepull brakes, and rattrap pedals. The handlebar is designed to allow a comfortable upright riding position. The wide, pliable tires give great traction on smooth or rough surfaces. Try the Sidewinder, a bike that's built for fun, but also built to last.

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See the full 1984 Schwinn catalog.

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