Pros & Cons
Schwinn Prelude Bicycle - 700c is perfect as a men's commuter road bike. The Prelude features a lightweight aluminum road frame for quick agile riding and road fork absorbs pavement imperfections. The bike is easy to assemble with a fairly comfortable and height adjustable seat. The Schwinn Prelude's additionally features a 14-speed Shimano drivetrain, A050 road shifters for easy gear change, 700c alloy wheels, dual pivot road brakes and Schwinn quality padded saddle for softer rides. The alloy 3 piece cranks offers wider gear range and road bar helps in multiple hand positions.
Some bikers showed concern towards the rim tape being made of cheap rubber quality. Thus, advising it to be changed or duct taped before starting the ride to avoid flat tubes. Some reviewers had to fix the rear gear cluster as it vibrates on spin of the rear wheel. The bike has no fenders or a bottle holder which is highly desirable.
Overall, The Schwinn Prelude Bicycle – 700 c is an affordable, good looking, comfortable and efficient drop bar road bike for any entry level rider.
Review Group #: 1
Gives a perfect smooth ride • Fast and easy to assemble • Reasonably priced for its quality and looks
Review Group #: 2
Comfortable seat • Good quality parts • Replacement of rim tape is advised to avoid flat tubes
Review Group #: 3
Excellent brakes • Does not come with a bottle holder • Looks good though bikers wish for variety in colors
Review Group #: 4
Bike is priced right • Light and fast • Straight and true wheels • Nice paint job • Gears take some time to adjust • Height adjustable seat • Rear gear cluster wobbles while spinning the rear wheel
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.10 stars from 140 reviews, Price: $252.23
Walmart.com Rating: 4.50 stars from 12 reviews, Price: $263.99