Schwinn Fastback Sport 24 Road Bike

4.2/5 (10 Reviews)

Product Description

Frame Material: aluminum, butted
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: large, medium, small, xlarge, xsmall
Colors: Deep Red
Fork: Schwinn Reflex AL1
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Ritchey Comp
Stem: Ritchey 6061
Headset: 1 1/8" integrated FSA
Front Der: Shimano Sora Triple, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8mm
Crankset: TruVativ Touro, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano RD-2200
Pedals: Not included
Tires: 700 x 25c Hutchinson Flash

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2007

Strengths:    Corners well on sharp turns. Aluminum frame is firm. Has a carbon fork beginning with 2006 model. WTB brand stock saddle is a good touring/fitness saddle, narrow and a little soft. 25C Vittoria Zaffiro tires are worth riding until they are worn out because they provide a safe riding width and good traction.

Weaknesses:    Potential upgrades can be limited by 8-speed Sora shifters because many wheel sets are made for 10-speed cogsets, with the exception of Shimano 105 wheels. Vittoria Zaffiro tires were difficult to put back on after intertube flats, I believe because of their wire beads made the fit tight.

Bottom Line:   
The right bicycle for me because I was looking for an entry level road bike. The bike matches up accurately with its review in Bicycling magazine: great frame. Followed their advice and upgraded brakes straight out of the box. Index shifting is good. Has a tendency to drop the chain on the inner chainring, unless I am religious about downshifting the front chainring before shifting into the largest cog on the back. Saw much improvement in pedalling smoothness after replacing the chain.

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Price Paid:    $640.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Sears steel bicycles from many years ago.

Bike Setup:   Upgraded to Ultegra brakes which increases confidence level in bike handling. Replaced original tires with 23C Continental Grand Prix after 1700 miles.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cav a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2007

Strengths:    Sizing, frame conformation and weight , fast, crisp handling, stops well. Carbon forks make ride smoother and integrated shifter good ergonomically

Weaknesses:    Gear shifting can be clunky - needs to be tuned absolutely bang on

Bottom Line:   
Price is in Australian Dollars - converts to US$525
I commute 22km each way (13-14 miles) but use it as a full CV workout workout; -average speed 36kph (23mph) cadence 85 bpm.
Started cycling Aug06, bought the Scwhinn Fastback Sport 24 in Oct based on price (I'm a pragmatist)

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Favorite Ride:   One where I don't die - or crash

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Rebel Sport

Similar Products Used:   nope

Bike Setup:   Crankset Truvativ Iso-Flow 52-42-30 Cr-Mo
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Cartridge
Pedals Shimano SPD
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-2203 31.8
Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-4400 Tiagra
Shifters Shimano Sora STI
Rims Alex R-500 double wall
Tyres Vittoria Zaffiro
Brakes Tektro 510AG dual-pivot caliper
Saddle WTB Pure V Sport

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2006

Strengths:    It's fast, good ride quality, great value for money

Weaknesses:    Front derailluer shifter has very long "throw" on changes up to top chainring, stock saddle is garbage (I replaced right away), brakes might be a litte soft

Bottom Line:   
Bike has been great...I've put over 500 miles on it in just a couple of months. Other than cable stretch, I haven't had to tune at all. Should say that I'm fairly new to the sport, but I love it.

I was looking at Trek 1000 as well, but I didn't like the all the Bontrager stuff.

The Schwinn was a much better deal for pretty much the same level of components.

I'll probly ride this for another year or two, then upgrade to something with 105 5600.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere.......just ride!

Price Paid:    $469.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   This is my first road bike.

Bike Setup:   Sora STIs
Tiagra derailluers
Ritchey bars, stem, post
Forte SLX Pro Saddle
Forte CR150 Pedals
Twin cages and seat tube pump
Cateye Astrale 8 and front/rear lights
Dropbar lights
Bento Box

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by clizomotto a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2006

Strengths:    Frame.

Weaknesses:    Rims

Bottom Line:   
Very nice bike for the money!

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Favorite Ride:   Schwinn Fastback Sport

Price Paid:    $469.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Trek 1000

Bike Setup:   Upgraded stem,handle bars,seatpost and crank bro. pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JEBooker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

Strengths:    Overall value/Components

Weaknesses:    Saddle

Bottom Line:   
Purchased this bike after much debate and endless reviews. The deciding factor was the value for the dollar. After seeing the offerings from Trek, Specialized, I finally chose the Schwinn. I was impressed with the setup and smooth integration of the components, along with the crisp ride. I plan on keeping this basically stock with the exception of an adjustable stem. Because of a bad lower back this should help sit a little more upright. I will also add my well broken-n Selle Italia saddle.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything country/Hilly

Price Paid:    $439.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Outlet...Osh

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh/Trek

Bike Setup:   Stock

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