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Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men's Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels)
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- Schwinn Aluminum Dual Suspension Frame w. Steel Rear
- Shimano Altus 24-spd w. Shimano EF-50 Trigger Shifters
- Pro Max Front Disc Brake and Suntour Suspension Fork
- MTB Handlebar w/ Schwinn 4 Bolt A-Head Stem
- Alloy High Profile Rims w/ Black Bladed Spokes
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Schwinn Protocol Mountain Bike
Find your wild side
If you are looking for a bike that will get you out there riding on single tracks and some occasional down-hills, then this bike is what you are looking for.
It has an aluminum dual suspension frame, which means it is lightweight, and will absorb the bumps and ruts that you encounter on the trail. In a similar way the front fork absorbs all the thumps up front, so your arms and shoulders don't have to. There are 24 speeds with Shimano EZ-Fire shifters and a Shimano Altus rear derailleur. The speeds will help you climb the steepest hills and the toughest ravines and the brand names mean the engineering was done right, so there should be nothing but smooth shifting. The Promax front disc brake and rear alloy linear pull brake will give you confidence stopping in dusty and dirty trail conditions. The three piece cranks and double walled alloy rims are light but strong and means that you have a quality bike that was built for mountain biker that wants to get on the mountain and look like they know what they are doing.
The Protocol is a solid ride that will give you confidence to get out there and try something new. Owning this bike means you can list mountain biking as one of your hobbies because no-lie, you look like you know what you are doing.
- Perfect for trails and downhill cycling
Top Customer Reviews
1-The wheels are of very poor quality. The rubber seems really fake and if you are on concrete they skid out easily and leave a lot of rubber behind.
2-There is no place to put a water bottle holder or a hand pump. The rear suspension connects to the bottom bar of the frame and just under the top bar are the cables so there is no place to store a bottle or pump.
3-The front fork and suspension are difficult to adjust. (I havent been able to adjust the suspension yet)
4-Tuning involved: front and rear derailleurs, brakes, straightening the disc break, wheel adjustment.
I am giving the negatives because they are not described by anyone else and they are important to know, but I cant describe how happy I am with the bike. I am 6'0" and it fits me very well. The parts are very durable and when you get everything tuned up nicely, the bike runs just fine!
I HIGHLY suggest this bike to anyone who is looking for a deal on a mountain bike.
What you must assemble:
- Screw the Pedals on (make sure you do L on left and R on right) - this was really, really easy.
- Screw the handlebars on (shifters are already on it) (easy)
- Put a little locking pole through the front tire (keep pushing if it's a little tough) and place the tire on the frame.
That's about it! It's really easy. I recommend taking it to a bike shop for a tune-up to make sure everything is tight and the gears shift good and brakes are aligned (cost me $50).
Pro riders will criticize this as a "department store" bike but trust me, if you are a casual rider that wants to ride on the streets and some light off-road, this bike is great. The quality is great, it's comfortable, the brakes are amazing and to top it off, it looks AWESOME!
I am a 28 year old, 200lbs, 5' 10" male and I'm comfortable on it (though I had to order a new seat Velo Bio:Logic Bicycle Saddle the one that comes on it is a bit hard but that's just my opinion).
Looks like the price has gone up a bit since some of the other reviewers have bought it (maybe due to demand) but it's worth the $300 for sure. Very fun, great quality, nice looking bike. I recommend buying from Amazon, I had it the next day by noon and in 100% perfect condition!
Short and simple.. an alright big box bike(idealy for someone 160#s or less), and at least it's not a bicycle shape'd object. Schwinn is owned by a company known as Pacific cycle company, made in China. With that out of the way... It's better than a 'mart bike.
1.) The shifters are decent, shimano entry level quality.
2.) A few things that everyone askes, what is the weight? The box it ships in weighs more than the bike, the bike IIRC weighed about 32-36#s.
3.) Front and Rear Derailluers are pretty good. Take the bike to a LBS(Local Bike Shop) for adjustments if you feel that adjusting it is over-welming. I adjusted mine, set the H/L limits shifters worked perfectly. Although I understand that adjustments are not easy for everyone, so if it seems too much LBS's will help you get it on the road/trail.
4.) I found it to be a common review problem that the front rotor disc was warped. I own a Park Tool Rotor Truing Fork - DT-2C , that you'll need anyways (5-10bucks) pick up one from a LBS or Amazon for a little more, to true the warped rotor. This tool will save you money instead of having to buy a new rotor.
5.) The coilover (rear shock) on mine had a blown dampener, shockeye lenght is 6.5 inches BTW. I bought a aftermarket coilover for it, no more boing-gy. SR Suntour front fork is entry level and was frustrating on a uphill climb (NO Lockout) and rode pleasently otherwise, not just for looks.
6.) 26" wheels are light, and the spokes needed major tightening. Shr valves. F/R has V-brake surfaces machined on them and can be "handed-down" to your kids 26er' if they don't have disc brakes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am giving this bike 5 stars because you get a lot for the sub $300.00 price point. I bought this through Amazon and it came well packaged with the Schwinn box inside a bigger... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Aaron Bentsen
A great bike for the price. Solid build and has handled street and trail biking now. Extremely hard seat and handlebars; expect to replace them for comfort. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Rogue Photography
The bike is great for what it is. Park riding and light trails for under $300. You can't ask for a better setup at that price point. Update! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adam J. Cummins
Great bike for a great price. I take it out all the time. Cool looking bike.Published 1 month ago by Tj Phompanya
Pretty cool bike design. I assembles and tuned everything in less than 30 minutes. I also bought a more comfortable seat and the bestir phone bike mount. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Manu
For the money you get a great bike. This is the second Protocol 1.0 bike I buy. The first was back in 2009-2010 and I resold it six years later with no issues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Texas Amazonian
I recently gave my Son my 1990 scott mountain bike for riding to school. So I bought this one as an inexpensive replacement. Read morePublished 2 months ago by golfnator