Schwinn Fastback

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn Fastback. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • The Schwinn Fastback is a sleek entry-level road bike.
  • The bike is offered with a carbon or aluminum frame.
  • Most users agree assembly is easy.
  • There is room to carry up to two water bottles in the frame.
  • Users find the bike light compared to other entry-level road bikes.
  • The Shimano drivetrains used on each build of the bike shift smoothly.
  • The cables are internally routed through the frame. This gives the bike a clean appearance.
  • The black color is beautiful, according to users.
  • The Fastback is priced affordably.
  • Most testers agree the caliper brakes are responsive.
  • The gear range is great for traversing hills and maintaining speed on flats.
  • Several testers agree the bike places them in a comfortable riding position for long days in the saddle.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Derailleur problems were a frequent issue for riders.
  • The handlebars do not come wrapped.
  • Broken spokes were problematic for some users.
  • The pedals are outdated, according to many.
  • Customer service is hard to reach if there are issues with the bike.
  • Cable-rattle greatly annoyed riders.

Bottom line

The Schwinn Fastback is an entry-level road bike. The Shimano drivetrain on each build is durable and reliable. Unfortunately, some users had derailleur issues. The internally routed cables give the bike a clean appearance. Unfortunately, they rattle. It's available to riders 5'0" to 6'4" in five sizes. The gear range is great for hills and flats. Broken spokes and outdated pedals were the common issues reported by users.

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User Ratings

84/100 based on 94 ratings
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