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Schwinn Katana Road Bike (54cm Frame)

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  • Schwinn Men's super light Aluminum Aero Road Bike Frame and Fork
  • Shimano shifers and 14-speed drivetrain with A050 rear derailleur
  • Tru-Vativ IsoFlow Alloy Cranks
  • Custom paired spoke wheel set
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Product Description

Product Description

Ideal for that morning commute or getting out for your evening ride, the Schwinn Katana has everything you need to get you quickly and easily from point A to point B. The Katana features a 14-speed Shimano drivetrain with a quick-shifting A050 rear derailleur, and lightweight Tru-Vativ IsoFlow alloy cranks to keep your legs moving fast. The alloy Aero frame, deep-dish alloy wheels and paired spokes make the Katana ready to hit the road in a snap.

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The Schwinn S2704 700c Men's Katana Bicycle features well-designed components from Schwinn, Shimano, and Tru-Vativ. This attractive, gunmetal bicycle features a Schwinn-made aluminum aero road bike frame with a Schwinn aluminum road fork, so you'll be prepared to tackle any urban jungle. In order to keep your tires where you want them, Schwinn has equipped the S2704 with a road bend handlebar and a threadless stem.

This bike is equipped to rocket through its gears with the Shimano A050 14-speed drive train with Shimano seven-speed shifters, and you can rest assured you'll stop on a dime with the dual pivot caliper brakes. Ready for the steepest hills, Schwinn built the Katana with a Tru-Vativ IsoFlow alloy 39/53t road crank and aero 36-spoke alloy wheels. And no bike is complete without toe clips and straps, so you can get the most of your ride.

Specifications:

  • Frame: Aluminum Aero Road Bike Frame
  • Fork: Aluminum Road Fork
  • Handlebar/Stem: Road Bend Bar and Threadless Stem
  • Shifting System: Shimano A050 14-Speed Drive train w/ Shimano 7-Speed Shifters
  • Brakes: Dual Pivot Caliper Brakes
  • Crankset: Tru-Vativ IsoFlow Alloy 39/53t Road Crank
  • Wheels: Aero 36 Spoke Alloy Wheels w/ Paired Spokes
  • Toe Clips & Straps

What's in the Box?
Schwinn S2704 700c men's Katana bicycle, toe clips, and straps

Assembly of the Bike:
This bike comes mostly assembled. Minor assembly is required before the bike can be used.

About Schwinn
Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon that has been synonymous with quality and innovation. They have built some of the best-known and best loved bikes of numerous generations--Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate and Homegrown. Today, Schwinn continues to be a leader in the industry with innovative bikes such as the new Sting-Ray, Rocket mountain bikes, and Fastback road bikes. With a continued dedication to quality, forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America's most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom and performance to people of all ages.

Amazon.com Bicycle Buying Guide
Finding the Right Bike
To really enjoy cycling, it's important to find a bicycle that works for you. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're in the market for a new bike:

The Right Ride
In general, bikes are broken down into three major categories:

  • Road and Racing Bikes--As a general rule, road and racing are built for speed and longer distances on paved surfaces. Thinner tires, lightweight 29-inch (700c) wheels and drop bars that allow for a more aerodynamic position are the norm. Most road bikes, regardless of price, offer many gears for tackling both hilly and flat terrain.
  • Mountain Bikes--With their larger tires, hill-friendly gearing and upright position, mountain bikes are very popular for all types of riding, both on pavement and off. Mountain bikes that are designed specifically for rugged trail use typically feature a suspension fork. Some may have rear suspension, as well. A quick change of the tires on any mountain bike--even one that you use regularly on trails--adds to its versatility and makes it a worthy street machine.
  • Comfort/Cruiser Bikes--For tooling around on bike paths, light trails, or for cruising a quiet beach-side lane, comfort/cruiser bikes are the ticket. With a super-relaxed riding position, padded seats, and limited or no gearing, these bikes are made for enjoying the scenery and having fun with the family.

The Right Price
A bike's price boils down to three essentials: frame materials, bike weight, and component quality and durability.

  • Entry-level--You'll find a wide range of comfort and cruiser bikes in this category, as well as some lower-end mountain bikes and road bikes. Most will have steel frames and components that are designed to last for several years with frequent use.
  • Mid-range--Bikes in this range may feature a lighter aluminum frame with mid-range components that keep performing after miles of use. If you're looking for a quality bike that is relatively lightweight and will stand up to abuse, this is the "sweet spot." Most serious commuter and touring bikes fall into this category, as do mid-range mountain bikes with a decent front suspension.
  • High-end--Racers and serious enthusiasts who expect lightweight, high-performance components will want to stick to this category. For road bikes, exotic frame materials (carbon fiber, titanium) and ultra-lightweight components can add thousands to the price tag. Mountain bikes in this class often feature advanced front and rear suspension technology, as well as components designed to handle lots of rugged trail action.

The Right Size
Fit is crucial for comfort, control, and proper power and endurance on a bike. Here are some basic bike fit tips:

  • Stand-over Height--To find out if a bike's overall height fits your body, measure your inseam. Next, determine how much clearance you'll need between your crotch and the top tube of the bike. For a mountain bike, you'll want three to five inches of clearance. A road bike should offer between one and two inches of clearance, while a commuter bike should have two to four inches. Compare the stand-over height for a given bike to your measurements (inseam + clearance) to determine the right bike height.
  • Top Tube Length--You can measure your torso to get a good estimate of proper top tube length. First, make a fist and extend your arm. Measure from the center of your fist to the end of your collarbone (the part that intersects your shoulder). Next, measure your torso by placing a book against your crotch with the spine facing up. Measure from the spine to the bottom of your throat (the spot between your collarbones). Finally, add the two measurements (arm length + torso length), divide the number in half and subtract six inches. This is your approximate top tube length. Compare this number to a bike's posted top tube length. You can allow for about two inches longer or shorter, as most bikes can be adjusted via stem length/height and saddle fore/aft position to make fine adjustments to the fit.
  • Bikes for Women--Proportionally, women tend to have a shorter torso and longer legs than men. Bike makers design women's bikes that offer a shorter top tube and many comfort/cruiser bikes built for women may also provide more stand-over clearance.

The Right Accessories
When you make a bike purchase, don't forget these crucial add-ons:

  • Helmet (this is a must!)
  • Seat pack
  • Lock
  • Hydration pack, or water bottles and bottle cages
  • Spare tubes
  • Portable bike pump
  • Gloves


Important Information

Safety Warning
Always wear appropriate protective equipment when riding a bike.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 38.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B000FVC9NU
  • Item model number: S2704
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,673 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

They are not presta valves.
k3nny
If you want a good road bike and are afraid of wasting your money on a bad investment, go with this one, you won't regret it.
Adrian Gutierrez
It is very comfortable to ride and super easy to shift.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 70 people found the following review helpful By G. Morgan on January 15, 2007
I got this bicycle for Christmas and was extremely delighted with it. I have been riding bicycles regularly since college (I attended an urban college where everyone rode bikes and few had cars) and put several thousand miles on my last Schwinn. I've owned many bikes and had many of them stolen while secured, so I don't care to throw away nearly a thousand dollars (or several thousand) on a bicycle. I don't comprehend the added value that a several thousand dollar bike would offer.

This bike was fairly easy to assemble but the front brake isn't very intuitive so I took it to a local bike shop for periodic maintenance and adjustment. The Katana is very well engineered, lightweight, and has lots of great extras typical of a bike costing more. It is really gorgeous with the gunmetal and blue finish and the wheels look fantastic. The bike arrived in the box and had no shipping damage at all.

If you want a great quality bike for the price, consider this one seriously. I got the 54cm frame size (most bikes don't have size options) which fits me perfectly (5'10" with 32 inseam).
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By W. Thelen on October 24, 2007
I like to run triathlons but am in college and didn't have a lot of money to spend on a bike. I was a little leery at first because as far a road bikes go this is very inexpensive and there were not many specs available. As soon as i got it I replaced the pedals with clipless and installed a set of areo bars. I am 5'7" an have a 31 in inseam and the 54cm model fits me almost perfect.

I bought the bike about 4 months ago and have put over 1000 miles on it and used it in several triathlons. Set up was easy and i was riding the bike in under an hour. It rolls smooth, climbs hills easily, and is stable at high speeds (50+mph) After the initial break in period you may want to take it to a bike shop and have it tuned up to keep everything working smoothly. For the money you can't beat this bike and after a few upgrades it will turn into a real speed machine competitive with bikes costing over $1000 dollars.

Some added specs on the bike are.
53-34t crankset
28-14t casset
24 spoke areo wheel set
lever shifters located next to the stem(not grip shift or integrated with the breaks)
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Nik on May 18, 2007
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All right, I finally purchased this bike even though I could not find ANY information on it other than on Amazon. It certainly appears that the only place this bike can be purchased is on Amazon (which unfortunately leaves a bit to be desired in the spec information department!).

The bike itself was very easy to assemble, and I've never assembled a bike before. However, it appears that one of the screws that holds the front brake wire onto the front brake lever was lost during shipping. I'll have to purchase a replacement screw but I'm am guessing the cost will be minimal. Overall, the bike took me less than 1/2 hour to assemble.

The components on the bike appear very solid, all Shimano and TruVativ. The brakes and deraileurs needed a little tweaking but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. The tires are very nice and the spokes are sharp in appearance (the spokes are black, but appeared chrome in the picture). The nozzles for the tires are standard (not those little unscrew-type nozzles that drive me crazy). The pedals are standard and do not support SPD clipless footware. If you want clipless pedals, you'll need to purchase them separate. The seat is very comfortable and angle-adjustable. Shifting is smooth. The graphics and paint are very well-done with no removable decals. The bike does not come with a kick-stand, though one is shown in the picture.

I know a couple of people in the specs section said the bike weighs 22 lbs. I purchased the 54cm model and whether I'm weighing the bike on its own or deducting my weight when holding the bike, I'm coming up with just about 24 lbs. Still not too bad for a lower-priced road bike. I'm planning on replacing the pedals with clipless, which I expect will reduce the weight a bit further.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Cheek on August 15, 2009
Size Name: 58 cm Frame
I had the same issue as another reviewer. Once I received my bike I discovered that a bolt was missing which connects the front brake cable. I was able to fix the problem myself after purchasing the bolt from a local bike store. I had to replace both tire tubes since my purchase approx 4 weeks ago. I also found that changing gears from the from small sproket to the larger front sproket causes the chain to come off. I have yet been able to use the larger sprocket.
The bike was easy to assemble and rides pretty good. I have about 100 miles so far and besides the issues described above... Not a bad bike for $350. I think the tire tubes are pretty generic so they do not last long.
The bike is very light too.
If you are looking for a cheap bike to stay in shape this is a good purchase. As with any mechanical equipment you will have to keep up the maintenance. I would recommend grabbing a couple of tubes when getting the front brake cable bolt.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Ide on August 22, 2007
[Male buyer] I bought the 54cm bike about 6 weeks ago. I am 5' 10", 30" inseam. As shipped, I found the handlebars to be too low, even if I adjusted the angle of the bars up a bit. I looked on the Schwinn website and found a general purpose maintenance guide for their bikes. I was able to easily figure out that the Head assembly (which the handlebars connect on to) is reversable. I did that and, voila, problem solved. Of course, the cool logo on the side of the Head assembly is now upside down, but I can live with that.

I have only taken 6 rides on the bike so far. 5 short rides (5-10 miles) and 1 medium ride (20 miles) for a total of a little over 50 miles. I am pretty satisfied so far. The bike rides easily, changes gears well, and handles well. I do agree with other reviewers that the brakes could be better, but they do get the job done.

While the bike did not come with detailed assembly instuctions, the only things to assemble are: 1)put on the handlebars (diagram provided), 2)put on the pedals, 3)put on the seat, 4)attach the front brake cable, 5)attach the wheels. I think that was it. There may be more, but I don't remember and I found it pretty easy. I have not had any of the quality issues the other reviewers have referred to.
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