The Schwinn Volare 1300 is an entry level drop bar bike which can be used for commuting purposes, getting some exercise or just for the sake of riding. The lightweight but robust Schwain aluminium frame together with its Schwinn Aluminium Rigid Fork makes the bike agile, lightweight and easy to handle.
The Shimano A050 bar mount shifters offer fast and seamless shifting and the Alloy Caliper front and rear brakes provide shear braking bar with stability, precision and control. The 14 speed gear range of this bike makes it ready to handle any terrain with utmost east and grace. Lightweight and strong alloy wheels with quick release front wheel make the bike strong.
The bike is equipped with Schwinn Aluminium Road Frame; Schwinn Aluminium Rigid Fork; Schwinn 3-piece Alloy (42/52T) Crank and Sealed Ball Bottom Bracket System;
Shimano A050 bar mount shifters have been used for smooth braking along with Clamp on, Down pull front derailleur and Shimano Tourney rear derailleur.
Te other components that make up the bike are 13-28T Cassette (7 speed); KMC Z51 Chain; Alloy Aero 36H rims (700c); QR Alloy front and Bolt-on Alloy rear hubs; 14G spokes with 700x25C tires; Steel Platform Pedals;Alloy Caliper Front and Rear Brakes; Promox Road Levers; 25.5 Road Drop Bar; Alloy A-head Stem (with 25 degree rise); Threadless 1-1/8 inches Headset; Schwinn Road Saddle and 27.2 millimetre Alloy seatpost.
If you are looking for a bike to commute or getting some exercise after work, this one will perfectly suit you. It is equipped with lightweight Shimano aluminium frameset which makes the bike weigh only 34.2 pounds and as a result, it is extremely easy to handle. The Shimano shifters and alloy calliper brakes do a fairly good job. The printed instructions that ship with the bike make assembly easy.
Once you receive the bike and assemble it, you might want to tune up the derailleurs and brakes for smoother shifting. The seat starts to make some noise after you put in some miles so think of changing that as well. You should also want to get some rim tape to prevent damage to your inner tube from the spokes. If you are a beginner, taking it to the local bike shop is probably the best thing to do in order to make sure everything is safe and in perfect order before you start riding it.
Overall, the bike is just a perfect fit as a commuter and it performs fairly well. Considering its price tag, it really is a good bargain and you can surely give it a try.