Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels)
This is a review of the Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike. If you want to go straight to the bike’s retailer please click here.
There are cheaper full suspension mountain bikes on the market, but can they really compare? Lets take a look…
The Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Dual Suspension mens mountain bike is an excellent entry level all-terrain mountain bike.
How does the bike ride most importantly?
First and foremost it is sturdy, that’s important to me. Not that I trash my bikes, but I want to have the confidence that if I need to pull off a heavy drop, the bike is going to handle the pressure and not ruin the rest of my day (let alone the repairs costs) The full aluminum frame provides the strength, and keeps the weight down…another crucial feature of a contemporary bike. It rides smooth, but then again don’t most bikes. Yet not with counting this, the front gear shift works smoothly. The rear gear shifts, like wise. However when moving from high to low there can be a bit of a jig.
The comprehensive specifications include:
- aluminum frame
- 24 speed Shimano quick shift
- Suntour forks
- Front disk brakes
- 26 inch wheels
Lets take a look at some features that could be improved:
- Suspension settings seem quite hard to adjust.
- It doesn’t come with a bottle holder or pump holder. I presume the bike’s design inhibits the inclusion of these items, also it helps to keep the overall costs down.
- Assembly and tuning required. No biggy really, as I don’t mind doing a bit of tinkering.
How does it look?
Well I think the design aesthetics, paint work and logos look killer, but you be the judge on that. Check out some the photos here.LINK
Any way, don’t take my word for it, this is what a recent purchaser M. Leong, had to say about it
“I love this bike. It is perfect for getting around town or taking it off road. The bike was easy to put together, but you must take it to your local bike shop for a tuning. This bike looks great, feels solid and switches gears fast. However, this bike is not made for some extreme mountain biking. The negatives is the front disk brake slightly rubs against the front tire, the pedals were not in the box when delivered and the bike is slightly heavy.
Very highly recommended!!!!”
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When you order the bike online the kit comes big box with almost all of the parts pre-assembled. You will need to fit the pedals, handle bars, seat and front wheels. You will also need some tools, but this shouldn’t be a problem for most bikers, as I’m sure you would have the basics in your tool bags, including; hex driver bits, allen key set, phillips head driver, and of course a pump for your tires. Nothing too it.
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