Schwinn’s Prelude for Men is an entry level commuter road bicycle which can be used for riding, exercising, commuting or just for cruising along the town or city streets. As a single speed bike, this bike offers to you a very soothing and enjoyable ride experience coupled with reliability, comfort and style. It comes with an aluminium drop bar frame and a Schwinn road fork. The aluminium frame of this bike provides just the right level of stiffness and makes the bike lightweight as well as robust. The fork of this bike plays an important role by absorbing the hits and bumps off the road and ensures a smooth ride quality which is an extremely important aspect for any road bike. The Shimano component equipped drivetrain of this bike delivers the ultimate performance while the A050 shifters provide fast, precise and efficient shifting. The 14-speed gear range of this bike enables it to scale any kind of surface. This bike offers to you a complete package of speed, performance, durability and style at an unrivalled price and if you are looking for a commuter bike which has the ability to go fast and can also be used for riding, this one can be your perfect choice.
The Schwinn Prelude for Men comes with Aluminium Drop Bar Frame; Schwinn Road Fork;1-1/8’’ Headset (Threadless); Schwinn Road Ahead Stem; Color Matched Grip (Foam Wrapped); Schwinn Padded Road Saddle; 27.2 Alloy Seatpost; Road Pedals with Toe Clips and Straps; Dual Pivot Road Brake; Alloy Road Brake Levers; Road Shallow Drop Handlebar; Schwinn Alloy Rims (36 Hole,700C); QR Alloy Hubs (36 Hole); 14 gm. Black Spokes; Schwinn 700x25C Road Tires; Schwinn Approved Alloy Road Crank (42/52 tooth); Sealed Bottom Bracket; Road Double Derailleur; Shimano A050 Bar Mounted Shifters and KMC Z51 Black Chain.Review
Prelude for Men is another offering by Schwinn. This one is a 14-speed entry level commuter road bike which can be used for commuting within the city, fitness riding and occasional weekend rides. This bike can also used by amateur bikers who want to get the taste of biking. It comes with a lightweight aluminium frame and Schwinn Road fork. The bike is fairly lightweight and extremely easy to handle. The ride quality offered is also quite smooth and comfortable.
Now to the downsides of this bike. The bikes in this category and price range rarely come with good tires and this one is no exception. Tires are pretty thin and should be replaced if you want a hassle free ride experience. The saddle of this bike is also not very comfortable and it is best to have it replaced. The pedals that ship with the bike are quite cheap and the chain of this bike often makes a squeaking noise. It is best to have the pedals replaced with a better set. Keep an eye on the chain and make sure to keep it properly lubricated to get rid of any kind if noise coming out of the chain.
Overall, this bike certainly succeeds as a commuter bike. Ride quality is smooth and enjoyable, gearing is pretty impressive, braking is good and it can go fairly fast. The price of this bike makes it a very good option and if you are looking for a reliable, stylish and high-performance road bike under a small budget, this one can be a great choice.