The Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike is a nice-looking mountain bike that is easy to assemble and fun to ride. The front disc brakes provide stopping power, and the 24 speeds with EF-50 Trigger shifters allow you to control the bike on all terrains.
– Schwinn aluminums dual suspension frame with steel rear
-24 speeds with Shimano Ef-50 trigger shifters
– ProMax front disc brake and Suntour suspension fork
-MTB handlebar with Schwinn 4 Bolt A-Head Fork
-Alloy High Profile Rims with Black Bladed Spokes
-cannot be gift-wrapped
-weighs 43 lbs
-package dimensions: 9.5” x 29” x 52”
-made in China
-ships within the US, not internationally
The Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike arrives 90% assembled: all you have to do is install the pedals, seat, front tire, and adjust the handlebars. The bike will work for riders who are 5’4” up to 6′, and can hold weight up to 220 lbs. It is the sturdiest bike you will find for the price. The front wheel has a quick release, and the brakes work great. Around town, the large tires are good at gripping the road and absorbing bumps as you go over curbs, potholes, and broken sidewalks.This model will fit some rear mountain bike racks, so you can take it to the trails.
This bike comes with only vague, general instructions for assembly. You will need your own tools, and the gears may slip. All the screws look almost the same, which can be confusing. You may have to tinker with the settings to get the bike to run smoothly. It might be best to get it tuned by a professional. The front and rear suspensions are adjustable. For off-road biking, you will definitely want to get better tires, as these are not “fat.” Also, if you intend to ride for an extended time, you might want a more comfortable seat. There are no pre-drilled holes for a water bottle – you’ll have to strap it to the frame.
The Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike is really more of a commuter bike than a trail bike. If you look closely at the forks, you’ll see stickers stating that this model is not designed for downhill ridiing or for aggressive terrain. The parts are inexpensive. “Real” full suspension brakes cost much more. There may be some problems with operation: the bike doesn’t always shift readily into lower gear. You may have to try it two or three times before it catches the correct gear. On hills, the chain derailleur may bounce, and the chain tends to fall off. In addition, the front disc brakes are less efficient than the rear caliper brakes.
If you’re not sure if this mountain bike is for you, you may also want to check out the Schwinn S29 Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike Review or the Stowabike 26″ MTB V2 Folding Dual Suspension Mountain Bike Review.
The Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike is good for a beginner mountain biker, or the casual rider in town, with some light off-road situations. Serious bikers will want to invest in something sturdier and higher end.
Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men's Mountain Bike Review
The Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Men’s Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike is good for a beginner mountain biker, or the casual rider in town, with some light off-road situations.