This year we will be featuring a new Schwinn Signature 2015 bike model each month. The Schwinn Signature Series is our line of bikes sold exclusively through independent bike dealers (IBD) around the world. You can view the location of our entire list of independent bike dealers at the “Where to Buy” under Signature Items and view our international distributors here!!
Sometimes you just have to go fast.
There is nothing quite like speeding past miles of open road and experiencing the world on a road bike. Starting road cycling doesn’t have to be intimidating and the Schwinn Fastback is the perfect road bike to get you started in this sport which will lead to a healthier, happier, speedier you!
The Creative Vision:
The Schwinn Fastback utilizes a relaxed geometry that makes your riding position on the bike a bit more upright, comfortable, and stable than your typical road race bike; which means the Fastback is an excellent road bike for the cyclist who is not planning on entering the Tour de France just yet ;). The Fastback is made up of lightweight triple butted alloy tubing, in other words the aluminum is custom butted to be thinner in some areas and thicker in others. By manipulating the tubes in this manner it provides strength where you need it, while keeping the overall frame nice and light. The Seat Stays on the Fastback are curved which adds lateral stiffness to that rear triangle of your bike, that means you wont be wasting energy while pedaling. It also provides a bit of shock absorption, and give you extra tire clearance so you have the option to run a larger tire for less bumpy, smoother ride!
The Conception of the Fastback:
The Schwinn Fastback, like the other bikes in the Schwinn Signature series showcases design elements from the Schwinn Quality seal. Our designers translate the Schwinn Quality seal to define each bike and create a feeling that fits with the type of bike they are designing for. The Fastback elongates the facets and creates length and a feeling of free flowing speed with the repetition of all patterns extending to the back of the bike. The top of the bike and badge both take these forms and seemingly burst apart to expose the white lines of the bike paralleling the tone on tone linear pattern that adds additional motion to the overall design. The font of the bike uses intertwined lettering and clever placement of the model number below the “A” to mimic the shapes and patterns of the bike. Finally the color, the classic Schwinn Red color carries this bike to top of the line while heightening the sporty, fast nature of the road bike category.
Find out more about the Schwinn Fastback here!