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The Schwinn Prelude is a low-cost road bike geared toward the entry level rider.

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Affordable pricing for first-time road bike buyers or commuters

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Aluminum frame is durable and holds up well to long-distance rides

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Build quality of parts (save tires and tubs) is better than expected at this price point

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Only available in one frame size (55cm), not great for taller or shorter riders

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Rim tape, tires and stock tubes are below-average quality, making this bike prone to flats right off the bat

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Uncomfortable and stiff stock seat, not good for distances

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Rear wheel lacks quick-release hub, fairly standard on most bikes

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The Schwinn Prelude is a low-cost road bike geared toward the entry level rider. The model differs from the slightly lower cost Volare (which is fitness oriented) in a variety of ways. First, to keep the ride light and simple, the Prelude has only fourteen speeds (as opposed to twenty-one). For the same reason, this model has a double derailleur instead of the Volare's wider triple derailleur. Another difference is that this model has a drop bar design, which encourages control, and thus is more suited to beginners than the Volare's drop bar design is. To keep your ride comfortable, both models are equipped with a Quality saddle. The frame of both models is lightweight, and built to be responsive.  

  • Color: BBWhite
  • Size: 55
  • Frame: Schwinn Aluminum Drop Bar Road
  • Crank: Schwinn Approved Alloy 42/52t Road
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed w/Ball Bottom Bracket System
  • Derailleurs: Road Double
  • Shifters: Shimano A050 Bar Mounted
  • Chain: KMC Z-51, Black
  • Speed: 14 speed
  • Rims: Schwinn Alloy x 36H (700C)
  • Hubs: QR Alloy 36H
  • Spokes: 14G BLACK
  • Tires: Schwinn 700 x 25c Road
  • Pedals: Road w/Toe Clip and Strap
  • Brakes: Dual Pivot Road
  • Brake Levers: Alloy Road
  • Handlebar: Road Shallow Drop
  • Stem: Schwinn Road Ahead
  • Headset: 1 1/8" threadless
  • Grips: Color Matched Foam Wrap
  • Saddle: Schwinn Padded Road
  • Seatpost: 27.2 Alloy
  • Clear Coated Paint and Graphics
  • Toe Clips and Straps
  • Kickstand
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