Schwinn Solara Bike Review 2017

The Schwinn Phocus 1400 road bicycle is the perfect drop bar road bike for the bike path or just going out for a good workout, lightweight and responsive makes this the perfect road bike.
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Equipped with a Schwinn aluminum road frame with rigid fork for quick and agile riding, Shimano 14 speed rear derailleur with A050 shifters for quick gear shifting. The high profile alloy rims with paired spokes are lightweight and stong , Quick release front wheel. The saddle comes with a quick release for easy height adjustments. Alloy caliper road brakes for sure stopping power.

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Get out there riding with the pack
Hocus Phocus, you are on a bike and loving it! If you have had it with all the fitness trends and are looking to get out of the gym and feel the wind in your face. Then grab a helmet and suit up for a ride. The Schwinn Phocus 1400 is loaded up with features and will take you outside, meeting up with guys and putting in some miles.

The Phocus is designed as a lightweight but strong fitness bike that will be comfortable for miles. Break out of the gym, this is the vehicle you need to take you on your wellness journey.

May the wind always be at your back
Schwinn is the oldest and most trusted name in bikes in America. By purchasing a Schwinn you are joining millions of happy cyclists that are confident knowing that their bikes are backed by a lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike.


brad bolin says:

This year I switch to better grade equipment, including bikes made by Giant, Motobecane, and Fuji. Of all the department store level bicycles I had, this is the only one I am planning to keep. It is a very decent bike for the money, however, it has the 52/42 double crankset. This is not for everyone, especially on hills. I plan on changing that out for a compact made by Origin8. I changed the Falcon Freewheel out for a Sunrace which is better quality. I have changed the Shimano derailleur out for a smoother Shimano unit (TX 55)with a “smart-cage” design. I do not plan on spending a lot on this bike, but am planning to keep it for friends to ride, or to ride in bad weather. The tires were decent. One thing that should be addressed however, is that the rear dropout spacing is 135mm., meaning this is a mountain bike hub and it is hard to find replacement wheelsets for these. One could have a rear wheel laced up to a mountain bike quick release hub, I am sure. This is one of the main reasons why I have upgraded, as nearly all department store road bikes have 135mm rear hubs at this time. This also includes the GMC and Genesis bikes manufactured by Kent International.

Thomas L.S. says:

I’ll take my older Schwinn bikes from the 60,s 70,s and 80,s anyday over these things.

Jason Freeman says:

Nice bike

David Saint Cyr says:

the bike is called Solara, pronounced “So Lara” like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider…

But anyway nice review, and it seems you guys have some proper road bikes to ride and take impressions from, so I value your input and opinion.

superkhoy says:

talking about how someone modded a bike isnt really a review but thanks for the input.

Christian A says:

I got mine at target. love it

Chad Swoveland says:

How did the 50 miles do for that bike??? Have you run into any issues with it since???

Graydon Buchleiter says:

pfft real road bikes don’t have that crap…unless you commute.
Then you NEED a kickstand.
Good review otherwise though.

T Z says:

Mind me asking where your accent is from?

OMAR and WASIF says:

Nice review

joe louden says:

Great review. Thanks.

CyanideDrake says:

my solara back tire popped after just a couple rides to the gym? are you having durability problems with it?

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