Schwinn Men’s Varsity Carbon Bicycle (Black)

March 10, 2012 6

Road Bikes For Sale

Schwinn Men’s Varsity Carbon Bicycle is recommended for incredible speed and performance. When comparing this bike to its competitors, the bike is affordable compared to other road bikes for sale. Many cyclers enjoy the aluminum road frame and aluminum road fork featured on the Schwinn Men’s Varsity Carbon Bicycle.

Features such as the Shimano 14-speed drive train and the Shimano SORA STI shifters are the reasons cyclers continue to purchase this bike, according to road bikes reviews. The dual-pivot caliper brakes help the cycler remain safe during travels. When considering mid-tier road bikes for sale, Schwinn Men’s Varsity Bikes are a good choice.

 

Specifications:

• Lightweight Carbon Fiber wrapped in an Aluminum Road Frame
• 14-Speed Shimano Drivetrain
• Aluminum Road Fork
• Shimano SORA STI Shifters
• Schwinn Road Bend Handlebars
• Promax Alloy Dual Pivot Caliper Brakes
• Aero Deep Dish Alloy Rims
• Kenda Road Tires
• Alloy Ahead System


Review:

Schwinn Men’s Varsity is a light weight bike and one of the preferred mid-tier road bikes for sale. The assembly requires approximately 30 minutes. The process is easier than most, and all parts will be fully operational at the end of the process. The box and bike together weigh less than 27 pounds. After the assembly is complete, the Schwinn Men’s Varsity Bike rides smoothly. With the STI shifter located on the brake, the gear is easy to change.

The front wheel and bike seat are easy to remove with the quick release button. The rear wheel is bolted. This is great for keeping the bike safe from being stolen. The bike seat can be traded out for a more comfortable seat or a seat with more cushion. Schwinn Men’s Varsity Bike is recommended for beginners.

Customer Thoughts:

According to road bikes reviews, one customer found the inner tube to be inferior to inner tubes of competitor bikes. After one month, the tube required replacement. This is one of the undesirable aspects of mid-tier road bikes for sale. Schwinn Men’s Varsity Bike performs well otherwise. On distance rides, a replacement inner tube is recommended.

According to road bike reviews, the brakes are not as good as some cyclers hoped. Better brakes and crankset can be purchased for $60 or less. The Samox and Promax components perform well. Optimal performance can be achieved by replacing the manufacturer’s parts. Shimano shifters and rear derailers are featured.

The box is double padded to keep the parts protected. When bikers receive the package, no damage is typically reported because of the padding. The handle bars, front tire, seat post, front pedals and front brake lines must be installed. The front and rear brake pads must be adjusted, and the tires must be inflated. Consumers who are not mechanically inclined may consider hiring a professional for assembly. Owners who decide to self-assemble the Schwinn Men’s Varsity will find the instructions easy to read and follow.

According to road bikes reviews, this is bike is not recommended for a race as rigorous as the Tour de France. Brake components may be upgraded to give the bike stopping power similar to higher qualityroad bicycles for sale. Overall, most consumers would rank this one of the best mid-tier road bikes for sale. The bike is slightly more expensive than other mid-tier bikes.

Consumers have taken the bike on 25 mile trips with no problems. The bike performed as well as competitor’s bikes cycling on the trails. Though the bike is recommended for cyclers over five feet and eight inches, one consumer three inches shorter purchased the Schwinn Men’s Varsity and had no problems.

Many consumers were disappointed with the absence of a quick release button for the rear tire. The front tire can be removed. The entire bike can be placed easily in the trunk of a car when the front tire is removed. Mid-tier road bikes for sale typically feature thin valves. Schwinn Men’s Varsity Bike is different. The valves are a regular size. An electric car pump will easily inflate the tires with the regular size.

The rear derailer and front brake may be difficult to adjust. A professional may be required for the non-mechanically inclined. This is the only down-side to assembling the bike without professional assistance.

 

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