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Schwinn Speedster Adult Flat Bar Road Bike (Large 21.3-Inch Frame)

by Schwinn
11 customer reviews

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  • Sleek 26-inch, 24-speed road bike for men in blue
  • N'Litened Gold Label heat-treated alloy frame with front alloy suspension fork
  • Shimano drive train, Shimano EF-50 shifters, and Acera derailleur
  • Jalco double wall alloy rims with sealed mech hubs
  • Two water bottle mounts, fender and rack mounts
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Product Description

Product Description

Built for speed and control, the Schwinn Speedster gets you going in a hurry. This lightweight flatbar road bike has everything you need on your morning commute or to beat your friends in a weekend race. The N'Litened Gold Label alloy frame provides a comfortable ride and geometry perfect for the road. Shift quickly and effortlessly on the go with the Shimano EF-50 trigger shifters and the Acera rear derailleur. The front Suntour NRX 200 fork ensures that all bumps ahead are taken with the greatest of ease.

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Fulfill your need for speed around town and on the road with the 26-inch, 24-speed Schwinn Speedster men's bike (large size). It's amazingly light and nimble, thanks to the NÕLitened Gold Label heat-treated alloy frame with front alloy suspension fork (with 50mm of travel), which provides a smoother ride over rough terrain as well as improved control. Components include a Shimano 24-speed drive train, Shimano EF-50 shifters, and an Acera derailleur. Other features include SR/Suntour NEX 200 GNG 48/38/28-teeth crank, Jalco double wall alloy rims with sealed mech hubs, alloy handlebar with 5-degree bend, Lee Chi alloy linear pull brakes, and two water bottle mounts as well as fender and rack mounts.

Specifications:

  • Frame & Fork: Heat treated alloy frame with YC 50mm travel alloy suspension fork
  • Handlebar / Stem: Alloy bar with 5* bend and 20* rise alloy stem
  • Shifting System: Shimano EF-50 shifters with Acera rr derailleur
  • Brakes: Lee Chi alloy linear pull brakes
  • Crankset: SR/Suntour NEX 200 GNG 48/38/28
  • Wheels: Jalco double wall alloy rims with sealed mech hubs

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

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


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 40.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000DZTZ5S
  • Item model number: S6ZSPE54
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,286,894 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Subramanian Iyer on July 20, 2006
This is an update to my previous review on this bike. I have used this bike for 6 weeks or so now and I have begun to really like this bike.

Things I like:

1. Very light. Approx 26 pounds. The same alloy frame is used by Schwinn on its $700 bikes.

2. Very Very smooth. this bike just rolls. In fact, the rear freewheel is so quiet, it just feels like you are gliding, especially when you stop pedalling and allow the bike to just coast along.

3. Nice paint job.

4. Good quality shimano shifters and derailleurs. They shift very smoothly.

Some issues I had.

1. The fork on the bike I received was a solid fork - not the suspension fork as advertised. (More about this later)

2. Scratches on frame and small tear on seat right from the start.

3. Wheels rims look kinda cheap. The cheaper GMC Denali bikes have nicer looking wheel rims. (But this seems to do the job well so far)

4. Plasticky pedals which are functional but look cheap.

I sent an email to amazon regarding the fork and the scratches and the tear on the seat and they graciously offered me a 20% discount on the bike price. I couldnt be happier. For less than $200 I got a very good bike.

PS: The price for this bike went up from $235 to the $349 (current as of 8/23/2006).
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Ma on January 31, 2007
Size: Large 21.3-Inch Frame Verified Purchase
I'm all about bang for the buck. Maybe it's the asian in me, but I love getting a good product for cheap!!!

Bike was easy to assemble, and the parts worked well so far. I'm not a huge racer but the only drawback was the rims were not 'trued' but that is typical of almost ALL bikes that are under $1000 and not tuned by a shop. You can get a local shop to 'tune' the brakes/rims for you for $40-60 which is WELL worth it.

Keep in mind the tires use a different inflator than many kid/typical adult bikes. It's a thin push pin type that requires an adapter so unless you have this, you won't be able to just go out and ride immediately.

Weight is pretty minimal for a bike of this price. My friends all ride heavily or race and I don't aspire to keep up with them on this bike, but it does it's job quite well for 1/10 of the price of their bikes.

Keep in mind most of the time, it's the biker and not the bike that's limiting as to distance and speed. My friends can whip my rear using this bike while i'm on their carbon fiber bike with all the doodads. Food for thought...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wenger on August 21, 2007
At $270 I seemed to have gotten a pretty good deal. Upon opening the box I realized that I have gotten a light weight bike for a great price. The complicated parts were already assembled, so I basically just put the wheels and the handles together. There were some minor problems thought, for example, I had to readjust all the brakes and handles because the factory setting was not all correct.

The first 2 weeks were fine, when I was still testing the bike mainly through leisure riding. Problem came when I started commuting with it in the 3rd week. First it was the left pedal falling off. I have been able to put the left pedal back, but a week later the rigth pedal also fell off, with the inside threads in the crank bar completely gone. I almost got hit by a car when I was working hard to accelerate after a red light turned green. The cheap crank set was as if it was made of plastic, that it provided no strength at all. Eventually I have to had the crank set replaced. There are also some other annoying problems, for example, if I gear down while going up a ramp I can end up tossing the chain off the pulleys. The front gear is also problematic, as it only shifts between gear 1 and 3 - it never gets into correct position #2.

Now I get used to the weaknesses of the bike so I am enjoying it better, although I wished I have bought one of those $400 commuter bike from a real bike shop. I wish this bike used more sturdy parts - at this price most people would not expect the bike to be a great performer, but it should have hold itself together much better than those $50 department store bikes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Regina Smith on February 17, 2007
Assembly required, but worth the price. Nice brakes and gears. The flat bar is great for reaching the brakes and gear shifters without forcing you to bend your neck like a drop bar does. Even the seat is comfy. Amazon was great about shipping on time and the price is right.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sams0n on December 15, 2006
This is a very good bike for the money. I cant believe it was so cheap. The gears shift perfectly and I haven't even had them adjusted. The brakes are pretty good too, though I did have to adjust the front brake when i put the bike together. The bike is fast and rolls very smoothly. The pedals do look cheap but they get the job done until I can get some better ones. I am 6 feet tall and the bike is very comfortable for me. I love the flat handle bars also. The gears and brakes are right where you rest your hands so you don't have to move them around. I had a gmc denali road bike and it was horrible, this is 10x better and worth the extra money.

BTW this bike was $130 with free shipping when i bought it, now it is up to $330.
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21 of 30 people found the following review helpful By V. Chapman on July 15, 2006
One star for the pretty two tone paint job, and for the overall light weightness of the bicycle. Other than that it is a piece of junk. Upon unpacking it from the cardboard boxes, I immediately noticed a deep rusted gouge on the top midway down the down tube. The bike was also coated with dust-perhaps it was a floor demo model. Anyway upon assembling and adjusting it, the first replacement I had to make was the pedals-it came with the cheapest plastic platform pedals I've ever encountered. That was to be the least of my worries. I ride daily in 25-40 mile increments. At 100 miles two of the rear spokes snapped at the hub. Off to the bikeshop, I had to buy a replacement wheel because it turns out the wheel was too cheap to bother to be repaired (respoked). Cha-ching $110.00 bucks. 50 miles later two of the front spokes snapped off when I was 22 miles from home. Back to the bikestore with this el-cheapo front wheel for a new replacement. Cha-ching another $90.00. (Mind you the replacements I bought were next to lowest of the line Schimanos, so the costs could have been much worse). Today at 300 miles road time on it the bottom bracket burned up- it had come loose and started pinging and popping at 150 miles-and while getting the new front wheel the bike shop boys tightened the bottom bracket. Cha-ching another $50.00. All spent to this point was the cost of the darn thing. The flat handlebar to those of us used to using a drop handlebar on a roadbike, this thing will give you incredible wrist and forearm pain (and the onset of carpal tunnel symptoms) from lack of ability to change hand positions. I added bar ends (cha-ching) and now have resorted to installing a drop handlebar (more money). Next cycling season I will again be shopping for a road bike. This was my first Schwinn and my last Schwinn. . .
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