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Promoted 07-14-2016 by SubZero5 at 09:25 AM View Original Post
Amazon has Schwinn Men's Phocus 1600 Road Bike on sale for $339.99. Shipping is free. Thanks pthartmann

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Edited July 14, 2016 at 08:22 AM by annie930ny
Features
Schwinn aluminum road frame with carbon fibre road fork for quick agile riding
Shimano Claris 14 speed derailleur and integrated shifters
High profile alloy rims with paired spokes are lightweight and strong, front quick release
Promax alloy caliper road brakes for great breaking power
SR Suntour alloy crank for wide gear range


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It seems that the consensus is that this is a good value for an entry level road bike.

There was quite a discussion about it seen here at Slickdeals in March.

What I can tell you is that I've been very happy with my vintage Schwinn with all steel rims made in Chicago. This was a hand-me-down from my Dad who used it throughout college - as did I.
Which we all know Schwinn doesn't make them like they use to...

That being said, I can also tell you, after taking it through two triathlons, I need something much lighter, with gears that shift... I will fix/maintain my legacy Schwinn, but I need something better for the triathlons.

I also have a newer mountain bike for off-road for what it's worth.
Most people would consider a hybrid if they are a casual bike rider, or do a bit of both on/off road riding.

This is not a bike you would want to take on a gravel path for instance.
Even for on-road - there are those who suggest certain future upgrades to this bike, such as different wheels.

For all the criticism seen, typically from those who have much better bikes, I can't find anything quite like this at this price range.
I bought one these last summer for a 100 mile century ride. It treated me very well and I've been using it to ride to work every day since then in Washington DC.

You will immediately need to change the seat and pedals, which will cost you around $60-100. The seat is a cotton filled piece of junk that will injure your man parts and be really uncomfortable. The pedals are plastic reflector things. I suggest upgrading to entry level clip-in pedals.

In order to make this a road bike you need clip-in pedals and clip-in shoes ($50-100+). I needed to buy a different stem after my neck went numb on the 100 mile ride which is about $50 for parts and install.

It's a great, sturdy bike that will definitely get the job done for casual use and long rides if you upgrade some of the components.

Expect paying an additional $100-200 easily to get it going well. To avoid this you just need to buy a bike from a store that already has the right components ($700-1000+).

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Reviews show good feedback for those with height between 5'10" - 6'2".

Weight seems to be actually ~23lbs per review.

popular at SD before for $388
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Quote from pthartmann View Post :
Reviews show good feedback for those with height between 5'10" - 6'2".

Weight seems to be actually ~23lbs per review.

popular at SD before for $388
Nice find, I am looking for a smaller bike as I am 5'7. But good deal, thanks for sharing.
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I am looking to get a bike like this and have no idea whats good or not. Is this bike good? Reviews look good, so I might bite on it.
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Quote from duskino View Post :
I am looking to get a bike like this and have no idea whats good or not. Is this bike good? Reviews look good, so I might bite on it.
It seems that the consensus is that this is a good value for an entry level road bike.

There was quite a discussion about it seen here at Slickdeals in March.

What I can tell you is that I've been very happy with my vintage Schwinn with all steel rims made in Chicago. This was a hand-me-down from my Dad who used it throughout college - as did I.
Which we all know Schwinn doesn't make them like they use to...

That being said, I can also tell you, after taking it through two triathlons, I need something much lighter, with gears that shift... I will fix/maintain my legacy Schwinn, but I need something better for the triathlons.

I also have a newer mountain bike for off-road for what it's worth.
Most people would consider a hybrid if they are a casual bike rider, or do a bit of both on/off road riding.

This is not a bike you would want to take on a gravel path for instance.
Even for on-road - there are those who suggest certain future upgrades to this bike, such as different wheels.

For all the criticism seen, typically from those who have much better bikes, I can't find anything quite like this at this price range.
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Quote from pthartmann View Post :
It seems that the consensus is that this is a good value for an entry level road bike.

There was quite a discussion about it seen here at Slickdeals in March.

What I can tell you is that I've been very happy with my vintage Schwinn with all steel rims made in Chicago. This was a hand-me-down from my Dad who used it throughout college - as did I.
Which we all know Schwinn doesn't make them like they use to...

That being said, I can also tell you, after taking it through two triathlons, I need something much lighter, with gears that shift... I will fix/maintain my legacy Schwinn, but I need something better for the triathlons.

I also have a newer mountain bike for off-road for what it's worth.
Most people would consider a hybrid if they are a casual bike rider, or do a bit of both on/off road riding.

This is not a bike you would want to take on a gravel path for instance.
Even for on-road - there are those who suggest certain future upgrades to this bike, such as different wheels.

For all the criticism seen, typically from those who have much better bikes, I can't find anything quite like this at this price range.
Damn, that's a great perspective! I'm going to be casual mainly. I plan on using this to work out and play Pokemon Go (yeah, yeah, I know).
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I bought one these last summer for a 100 mile century ride. It treated me very well and I've been using it to ride to work every day since then in Washington DC.

You will immediately need to change the seat and pedals, which will cost you around $60-100. The seat is a cotton filled piece of junk that will injure your man parts and be really uncomfortable. The pedals are plastic reflector things. I suggest upgrading to entry level clip-in pedals.

In order to make this a road bike you need clip-in pedals and clip-in shoes ($50-100+). I needed to buy a different stem after my neck went numb on the 100 mile ride which is about $50 for parts and install.

It's a great, sturdy bike that will definitely get the job done for casual use and long rides if you upgrade some of the components.

Expect paying an additional $100-200 easily to get it going well. To avoid this you just need to buy a bike from a store that already has the right components ($700-1000+).
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Damn, that's a great perspective! I'm going to be casual mainly. I plan on using this to work out and play Pokemon Go (yeah, yeah, I know).
ahaha, don't try playing with your smartphone whilst on a road bike or else you'll kiss the pavement real hard......nasty bacons you wouldn't like...LOL!LMAO
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ahaha, don't try playing with your smartphone whilst on a road bike or else you'll kiss the pavement real hard......nasty bacons you wouldn't like...LOL!http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/emot-LMAO.gif
I mean, I planned on stopping when I notice something lol...
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This bike is 56cm, recommended for 5'10" - 6'1" - if you are under that I would recommend a 54cm or possibly smaller if you are shorter. Bike is a little bit heavy if you plan on using it for TRI or road racing. The 42/52T with the 11-28T will make this bike good for speed on flats but for some, climbing may be a challenge. It's a nice bike for what it is, I would probably change the seat out though if you plan on commuting or taking it for a 20 miles or longer ride.
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Last edited by lunarcrusader July 14, 2016 at 08:53 AM
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I'm looking for a road bike cheapie, but I need a 58. Damn.
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What if I'm 6'2.5"?
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Bought it about a month ago.
Good quality for the price. Thanks OP!
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This bike is 56cm, recommended for 5'10" - 6'1" - if you are under that I would recommend a 54cm or possibly smaller if you are shorter. Bike is a little bit heavy if you plan on using it for TRI or road racing. The 42/52T with the 11-28T will make this bike good for speed on flats but for some, climbing may be a challenge. It's a nice bike for what it is, I would probably change the seat out though if you plan on commuting or taking it for a 20 miles or longer ride.
That's a shame. This seems like a great bike for the price but I'm 5'8". Oh well
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