I am a novice bike rider. Need a bike for commuting. Haven't rode since in high school. Did my research. I have rode this bike for about a month. This bike is the same as the Target Tourist or the Sears Volare. Just different color and different name and slightly cheaper. You can find it on the Schwinn website. Pros:
Good value, super light, brakes well, looks nice, good road bike for commuting Cons:
Seats are hard, tires & tubes prob. need to be changed, gears and pedal rims are plastic and cheap. Assembly was very straightforward, however, if you assemble yourself or buy it assembled, you should take it to a local bike shop to get it tuned. You need to inflate the bike tires once you purchase it, adjust the handle bars/gear position to your liking, adjust the seating, and test the gears. I am 5'8" and it fits me well. Any bigger and the bike will be too big. This is my 1st road bike. The tires are extremely thin so you feel every pebble on the street. However, it does cruise and can go fast. If you want a fast bike and don't mind the bumps then this is the bike to get. If you want a little more comfort and ruggedness, I would opt for a hybrid. Overall, I am very satisfied with this bike. It gets the job done from point A to point B and I didn't spend a fortune and don't have to worry as much when I lock it up.
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