Schwinn Men's Prelude Bicycle (BBWhite)
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- Men's commuter road bike with aluminum drop bar frame and Schwinn road fork
- 14-speed Shimano drivetrain with A050 road shifters
- 700c alloy wheels
- Dual pivot road brakes
- Schwinn Quality padded saddle
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Schwinn Prelude Road Bike
Kiss the gym goodbye!
The Schwinn Prelude is a best seller because it preforms! Built as a classic road bike with drop bars, it can take you out on charity rides, meeting up with friends to put in some miles, or even into the city on your commute. Check out the specs. It is hard to find a better buy.
|Brake Style||Coaster Brakes|
|Frame Material Type||Aluminum|
|Item Weight||33 pounds|
|Package Height||11 x 31 x 54 inches|
|Shipping Weight||41.5 pounds|
The Schwinn Prelude is perfect for for that morning commute or getting out for your evening ride, the Prelude features a aluminum road frame for quick agile riding, the Schwinn road fork absorbs pavement imperfections. The 14-speed Shimano drivetrain with a quick-shifting A050 shifters, and lightweight alloy cranks to keep your legs moving fast, clips & straps for the pedals and deep-dish alloy wheels..
The Prelude Men's Road Bike from Schwinn is well suited to commuting and pleasure or fitness riding. The Prelude features an aluminum road frame with drop handlebars and a forgiving Schwinn road fork. The 14-speed Shimano drivetrain is equipped with responsive A050 shifters and lightweight alloy cranks to keep you moving fast. Clips and straps for the pedals increase efficiency in turning the deep-dish, 700c alloy wheels. Additional details on the Prelude include dual pivot road brakes with alloy levers, a comfortable Schwinn road saddle, and a kickstand.
- Size: 55 cm
- Wheel Size: 700c
- 14-speed drivetrain
- Schwinn Aluminum Drop Bar Road Frame
- Crank: Schwinn Approved Alloy 42/52-tooth Road
- Bottom Bracket: Sealed with Ball Bottom Bracket System
- Derailleur: Road Double
- Shifters: Shimano A050 Bar Mounted
- Chain: KMC Z-51, Black
- Rims: Schwinn Alloy x 36-hole
- Rim Size: 700C
- Hubs: QR Alloy 36-hole
- Spokes: 14-gram Black
- Tires: Schwinn 700 x 25c Road
Components and Extras:
- Pedals: Road with Toe Clip and Strap
- Brakes: Dual Pivot Road
- Brake Levers: Alloy Road
- Handlebar: Road Shallow Drop
- Stem: Schwinn Road Ahead
- Headset: 1 1/8-inch threadless
- Grips: Color Matched Foam Wrap
- Saddle: Schwinn Padded Road
- Seatpost: 27.2 Alloy
- Color Matched Parts
- Clear Coated Paint and Graphics
- Toe Clips and Straps
Top Customer Reviews
This is a really great starter road bike. I'd recommend it to any new rider.
To a new rider, this bike is awesome.
To an experienced rider, this bike is "Ok for the price".
I was pretty new to road bikes when I purchased this bike, so initially I was quite impressed with it. Very lightweight, easy to assemble, and I finally had one of those skinny tire bikes I see going down the road!
It's been great for me so far, but during these past years I've collected more knowledge as well as the pleasure of riding a few friends expensive road bikes to see the difference.
I removed the peddle straps because I don't like the idea of being stuck to the bike especially if I'm going down...
The tires/tubes lasted me awhile but when I did change them I went with the Continental Gator Hardshell 700x23 Tire for more protection against flats. They are $60/ea, but you save in the long run for not having to buy as many tubes to replace.
The gear shifter was a bit out of wack and slipping in certain gears but after tuning them it's been fine.
The rims are not perfectly circular or "true". If you flip the bike on it's back and spin the wheels, you'll see the rims diameter isn't constant and fluctuates around a 3/32" difference. It's still a smooth ride, but not that smooth as butter ride you feel on a high dollar bike. Also, my front wheel also is not centered with it's hub.
You can have a bike shop "true" up your wheels so this isn't a problem. I haven't done this to mine yet but plan to in the future.
So, either way, great bike once you get it tuned in.
I'm still riding mine and don't plan on getting a different one. Maybe upgrade some parts, but it's doing great so far.
PROS: Easy assembly, lightweight, pretty
CONS: Requires some tuning
If you are looking to for a bike to ride, and can't spend a lot of money, this bike is for you. If you want to really enjoy cycling, or impress your friends, you'll have to spend a little bit more.
I initially bought this bike about 8 months ago to do some light biking around town and to take out the dog for some exercise. Before purchasing this bike, I hadn't been on a bicycle since I was 12 years old, so I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it. So naturally, I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money on something that I didn't know if I would enjoy. This bike was absolutely perfect for my situation. As soon as I started to ride, I was hooked. So far I've ridden well over 2000 miles, and dropped about 20 pounds.
This bike is inexpensive. This, to me, is its #1 quality. The quick-release on the front wheel is nice, and the wheels have stayed true with very little adjustment. The frame is solid, and pretty stiff. With a pannier, and some mud guards this could be a serious commuter bike, as long as you are willing to perform routine adjustments to the derailleurs.I purchased some cotton rim tape as others have suggested, and have never had a flat due to the holes on the inside of the tires.
Aside from having to tweak the derailleurs throughout the first couple of weeks, which I think is normal due to the cables being worn in, I really had no problems with the bike for the first 400-500 miles. After about 500 miles in, the bottom bracket started grinding, so I had to replace it. At the same time, I went ahead and swapped out the crankset for one with 53/39 teeth as opposed to the 52/42 teeth chainrings that came on the bike. This helped to get a slightly wider range of gears. This bike is definitely heavy. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who intends to do a lot of hill climbing. The tires that came with it were really thin, and I started getting flats constantly after about 500 miles on them. I switched to Specialized Armadillos, which are amazing. They can eat broken glass and goatheads for breakfast. The derailleurs have become a constant headache after about the first 1000 miles.
For a person that wants to take an occasional bike ride, or wants to find out if cycling is something they would be interested in pursuing, this bike is a fantastic value. If you are looking for a bike for longer rides, or want something to last for a long time, I would suggest spending just a little bit more, or find a good used bike on craigslist.
This bike is more than worth the price and is perfect. It can keep up with high end bikes easy. Im always passing people up with this bike because of how fast this thing can go!!!
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