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Old 08-02-2008, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Schwinn Hybrid bicycles

I see Schwinn has three Hybrid bicycles listed on their site. They are brushless motor hubs on the front wheel.



Stylish alloy frame with integrated rear rack.

21-speed Shimano drivetrain for accurate shifting performance.

Comfort-enhancing suspension fork and seatpost.

Equipped for commuting; rack, fenders & bell.

Long range Hi-tech patent-pending lithium polymer battery is the lightest and most durable on the market. One charge will last approximately 60 miles(Depending on user weight, climate and terrain).

Plug n Drive The lithium polymer battery is easily removed for recharging due to our Plug n Drive system. There are no wires connected to this system.

Lightweight Schwinn Electric bikes set a new benchmark for electric bikes. Frame materials are aluminum while the electric drivetrain weighs in at about 10 lbs.

Hybrid Ride Schwinn Electric bikes as a conventional bike or as electric bikes.

Fast recharge Our proprietary battery charges fully in less than 4 hours and provides 100% power to the motor until the point when the battery is fully depleted.

Internal electric cable routing Clean looks and added protection.

Easy wheel change The front wheel can be disconnected without dealing with cumbersome wires

Specifications:

Color(s) M - Black, W - Silver
Size(s) 17" frame (26" wheels)
Frame Schwinn aluminum with integrated rear rack. Low step thru Women's.
Fork Suntour NEX-4000, alloy crown & alloy lowers, coil spring with adjustable preload, 63mm travel
Crankset SR/Suntour XR-170N, 42/34/24t, 170mm
Pedals Nylon dual-compound comfort pedal
Front Derailleur Suntour XCM-102
Rear Derailleur Shimano TX-30
Shifters Micro Shift twist shifters
Freewheel Shimano 7-speed, 14-34t MegaRange
Chain KMC UG-51, black
Rims Alex DM18, alloy 36H
Tires Kenda 26" x 2.125"
Front Hub Schwinn Mini Motor with alloy shell, 24v, 180 watts continuous; 250 watts max
Rear Hub Sealed alloy
Spokes UCP steel 13 gauge
Nipples CP Brass
Front Brake Tektro Alloy Linear Pull
Rear Brake Tektro Alloy Linear Pull
Brake Levers Alloy
Handlebar Steel trekking w/ 50mm rise
Stem Kalloy alloy with adjustable rise
Grips Schwinn Comfort
Headset NECO 1-1/8" Alloy A-Head
Saddle Schwinn padded vinyl
Seat Post Alloy 27.2 x 300mm
Seat Clamp Alloy clamp
Battery Schwinn lithium polymer 10 AH battery, charger, integrated into frame tank
Extras Integrated rear alloy rack with integrated battery carrier and patented Plug-N-Drive system, front and rear full wrap fenders,


At $1900, it sure ain't cheap for something probably made in China and it doesn't even have regenerative brakes but it could make a bike practical transportation where it's hilly and you have to arrive at work no smelling like a locker room.

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Do electric assists on bikes usually have regen brakes?
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do electric assists on bikes usually have regen brakes?
I have read that it is not a very useful feature on a bicycle due to the fact you don't travel like you do in a car. In other words you would not gain very much going from one stop light to the next since you quit pedaling in due time just as a matter of saving muscle energy. You don't do jack rabbit starts and then hard braking at the next light. Down hills that require braking would benefit but maybe that is not a common enough occurrence with most people's riding to warrant the extra weight and expense.?
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I was thinking the same thing when I asked. If you ever question what technique to use in a car, go try them on a bicycle and you can probably get your answer
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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actually schwinns are really nice bikes you gotta be really into them to admire them my old friend has a garage full of them I think he got rid of most of them but it was a nice little collection of bikes maybe 25-40
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Here's what is cheap!

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At $1900, it sure ain't cheap for something probably made in China and it doesn't even have regenerative brakes but it could make a bike practical transportation where it's hilly and you have to arrive at work no smelling like a locker room.
If you DO want cheap, electric transportation as an alternative, check this out:Walmart.com: E-Zip 2008 Trailz Hybrid Electric Bike, Men's: Bikes, Scooters & Skates

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