Schwinn RS 5.0 Road Bike (700c Wheels, Large)
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- Schwinn Mens Aluminum Front Triangle w/ Carbon Fiber Rear End Road Bike Frame w/ Schwinn Carbon Fiber Road Fork
- Schwinn Road Bend Bar w/ Center Carbon Wrap & Alloy A-Head Stem
- Shimano 18-Speed Drive train w/ Shimano Sora STI 9-Speed Shifters
- Promax Dual Pivot Caliper Brakes
- SWFT Alloy 24 Spoke Deep Dish Aero Wheel Set
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|Frame Material Type||carbon fiber|
|Item Weight||31.5 pounds|
|Number Of Speeds||18|
|Package Height||8.5 x 22.2 x 56 inches|
|Shipping Weight||31.5 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Front crankset is 50-34
Rear cassette is a 9 speed Shimano Sora 11-13-15-17-18-19-21-24-28. The listing says 7 speed which is incorrect.
I was very happy to see 11 as the minimum. Most bikes seem to have a 12 as a minimum, as the general consensus has 11 placed only for the pros. I have a hard time understanding that philosophy.
Front forks and rear triangle are indeed carbon fiber. This bike is very smooth to ride, probably around 50-75% reduction in road vibration compared to an all-aluminum setup. Even larger bumps are significantly dampened, not just the high-frequency pavement noise. If you've ridden on paint stripes on the road, it's similar to that. Or another way to put it, it was dark outside when I took my first ride and I thought the tires had lost air but when I checked them they were still at the full 125 psi.
I plan to update performance when I have more data. Thus far on a ride around the neighborhood with this bike vs my 30-year-old Cannondale yielded 17.7 and 16.4 mph average, respectively, riding at similar heart rates of 146 and 144.
Assembly was a bit pain in the butt. It took around 3 hours. Instructions were written as if way more was preassembled. The frame had the rear wheel on it, but the handlebar stem, handlebars, front brakes, front wheel, seat, and pedals all had to be put on. The back tire would not take air. Upon taking the tube out I found 2 holes. Fortunately I had a spare tube for the 700c x 23 tires. The stem is a bit short for this wheel type but I got it to work. The wheel itself has very tall walls making it difficult to get the tire off and on.
Front brake cable was way too long and I had to buy a cable clippers from Home Depot to cut the excess.Read more ›
The Schwinn RS 5.0 Road Bicycle arrived on time, was double-boxed and well packaged to ensure a damage free delivery. Assembly, tuning, and fitting took me about 4 hours with great attention paid to detail. The required assembly includes installation of the front wheel and front brake caliper. You will want to adjust the break pads as well- both forward and aft- to ensure proper positioning/contact on the rim. Required assembly also includes installation of the stem, handlebars, and seat post (the saddle comes pre-mounted on the post). Upon the advice of others who purchased this bike and were good enough to leave helpful reviews, I immediately replaced the cheap, thin rubber rim liners with better quality cloth 700c 16mm rim tape at a cost of $10. The wheel mounted reflectors that came with the bike were large and very unflattering - I chose to remove them, but please keep safety in mind if you intend to ride at night.
I am a male, 5'6" tall with a 30" inseam. I found the medium frame (see SPECIFICATIONS below for detailed frame measurements) to be just a bit tall for my inseam measurement with barely enough clearance of the top tube with both feet flat on the ground. Ideal fitting to my anatomy required positioning the saddle nearly as far forward as possible on the seat rails and lowering the seat post to just a bit above the top of the seat tube (about 1/2" higher than the lowest possible saddle height). I chose to reverse the handlebar stem to reduce the reach to, and slightly raise the height of, the handlebars as much as possible.Read more ›
I have had a lot of fun with this bike and I have put about 2000 miles on it already, I crushed head onto a Benz SUV that cut me off and stoped suddenly and the front wheel did not budge anything and taking into consideration that I was going at least about 20 miles per hour I can honestly say I was more than expecting the wheel to get damaged (to bend like an 8). I have ridden this bike everywhere in Manhattan to around South Florida and I am very pleased with it, just take care of replacing the chainrings for something good and you'll be riding in peace...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this bike new in Trinidad and enjoy riding it, although I have had an exceptionally high number of punctures, my main gripe. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mr RB Daniel
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY THIS BIKE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE?????
I WAS PLANNING ON BUYING ONE THIS WEEK!!!!!!
I'VE BEEN SAVING UP FOR IT...........
I really like it. I put it together in a few hours. it is incredibly light. and it rides fast.
I have put over 60 miles on it already. Read more
This is a great bike for the money. The carbon fiber forks and tail make for a much smoother ride.I change out the rim tape first thing and have not had a flat yet with a couple... Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by S. Leisen
I purchased this bike about 2 months ago and it is amazing. With it being half the weight of my old mountain bike, it feels like your gliding on air. Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by Danny D
Bought this from Woot instead of Amazon for $500 ($629.99 that they're selling for seems a little steep). It seems to make a good entry level road bike. Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by Bender
From beginning to end, this was a satisfying purchase. In the middle though I had some doubts. It started well when I used Amazon Prime to get free 2 day shipping... Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by James
I bought this bike as my first road bike converting from Walmart mountain bike. Let me first say there is a huge difference! Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Carmen1968
The bike was delivered a few days before they said it would be. It did have to be assembled like i thought and the bike works great when you get the derailers adjusted properly. Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by chris