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Offline ForLin

Comments on Schwinn World Tour DLX
« on: November 11, 2010, 08:33:29 am »
Looking for input on this bike. Is it a loaded "tour worthy" bike? LBS recommending this Schwinn World Tour DLX for our Southern Tier trip.  Not one post that I've read names this bike for a tour.  Cannot find a review.  Maybe this lack of avail. info is telling me something.

Offline Macbeth

Re: Comments on Schwinn World Tour DLX
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 04:41:22 am »
Well, while I am not familiar with that particular model, it must be said that Schwinn are not the bike company they used to be..... Cycling sports group purchased them and have been moulding them into their 'comfort' brand, wih loads of beach cruisers and such....

 They don't have a single mountain bike anymore that I would trust for heavy use, and they used to have loads of dependable, even world level race worthy bikes....

 I would steer clear of Schwinn myself, based purely on current reputation.... i love Salsa's. Get yourself a Vaya :D



 

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Comments on Schwinn World Tour DLX
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 01:10:02 pm »
http://www.schwinnbikes.com/bikes/hybrid/world-tour#/specs
The World Tour shown on the Schwinn website looks like a good touring bike.  $1069 price.  24 speed.  Tiagra and Sora and FSA drivetrain.  Eyelets, fenders.  Steel frame and fork.  You can easily change the inner chainring to a 24 tooth for proper low gears.  Seems to have a threaded headset and quill stem.  Very odd today.  It would not frighten me to take this bike on a tour.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&langId=-1&catalogId=10551&productId=1072929&cm_mmc=$(referrer)$-_-Bikes/Frames-_-SCHWINN-_-30-1415&CSE=GooglePS&mr:trackingCode=6618BC46-A681-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA
Performance Bike has the bike for $500 before 10-20% discounts.  If you take a small frame.

The Performance bike is a great buy if it fits.  The retail price of $1069 is not exactly a bargain.  I think there are several options at this price point.  Some may be better specced.

Offline DaveB

Re: Comments on Schwinn World Tour DLX
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 08:48:43 pm »
For about the same money you could have a Surly LHT or Cross Check built up with decent components that would truly be a suitable touring bikes.  They have a large number of satisfied users and are well proven.

Offline ForLin

Re: Comments on Schwinn World Tour DLX
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 09:01:31 pm »
TY for the input!