Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 700C Drop Bar Road Bicycle Review

If I ask you which is the brand you trust when it comes to road bikes? I am pretty sure most of you would answer Schwinn. It makes sense since Schwinn has been on top of their game since past few decades.

The Men’s Phocus 1600 700C Drop Bar Road Bicycle is no exception. From a quality frame to convenient wheels and configuration, everything is well-rounded. To top it off, you get these things at a lesser price than most of the brands. Which features do make it worth your money? Read my review to find out.

Schwinn Phocus 1600 Men's Road Bike 700c

 

Who is it made for?

The Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 is an excellent road bike for riders who are looking to take part in fitness riding.

Features of the Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600

Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 700C Drop Bar Road Bicycle is designed to meet the needs of the consumers. After hours of research, testing and analyzing the features, we put Phocus 1600 700C Drop Bar is a one of the best in our Road Bicycle List.

Lightweight Frame Makes a Great Bike

Schwinn 1600 is built with racing genes, and the frame has a lot to say about it. Aluminum frame makes it a lightweight bike. You don’t have air pressure pulling on you and slowing you down. When you talk about sturdiness, Schwinn passes the test as well with the frame.

The Carbon fork complements the frame with a backup when it comes to uneven, rough, and slippery roads where you need it the most. The Carbon fork dampens any vibrations people might face while riding. The effectiveness of the fork really shows when you are biking on high-speed levels.

Crank 8888Packs a Punch!

While we are onto drivetrain of this cycle, the crank is SR Suntour alloy. It turns smoothly to allow you a smooth transition in speeds. You can go up the levels or get down in a hurry without causing the chain to drop. The crank extends “Gear Range” for your bike. Exactly what you need from a road bike when riding through busy roads as well as quiet roads.

Shimano Derailleurs with 16 Different Speed Levels

To further extend your advantage, you have Shimano Derailleurs. Even the shifters that are used in the making of this bike are smooth as well. This little combo gives you access to 16 different levels of speed.

This road bike is the perfect choice for beginners looking to have a top-notch experience when it comes to learning to shift speed and getting through different levels smoothly with the shifter. Pair the gear with crank, and you have a bike that covers all the bases nicely.

Schwinn 1600 Phocus Has Quick Release Rims

“Quick Release Rims” aren’t things you’ll often find in one of the best road bikes under 1500 dollars. But Schwinn 1600 Phocus offers you just that. The wheels have double walls.

Meaning they are weather resistant and things like mud, rocks and even glass shards don’t penetrate these wheels to damage the spokes. Also, you have the spokes in pairs. There’s no threat of them getting disconnected.

These wheels are lightweight. So, Schwinn 1600’s overall weight doesn’t increase by much. Also, if you want to store the wheels separately, there’s a “Quick Release” feature that I told you about. You can separate and store them right next to your bike stand on the wall.

The Brakes Work Wonderfully Well

Schwinn combines Promax alloy dual pivot brakes for this model. These brakes have double the stopping power when you need it the most. Promax brakes are often known for putting a bike on instant stop whenever you apply them.

The brake calipers are no different here. They don’t slip or make weird noises. In a busy city, you can count on these brakes to stop your bike even at full speed.

Quality Frame and Fork

Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 700C Drop Bar Road Bicycle Silver reviewAs you already know, a frame forms the foundation of your bike. It is with this in mind that you need to invest in a quality frame, so that the foundation of your bike is strong.

For this reason Schwinn has decided to go with an aluminum road frame, which manages to be sturdy and lightweight at the same time. This durable frame is then complemented by a carbon fiber fork, which efficiently dampens vibrations from uneven roads. This

For this reason Schwinn has decided to go with an aluminum road frame, which manages to be sturdy and lightweight at the same time. This durable frame is then complemented by a carbon fiber fork, which efficiently dampens vibrations from uneven roads. This fork ensures that your riding will be agile and smooth.

Great Drivetrain

Another great feature of the Men’s Phocus 1600 is its great drivetrain, which allows you to transition between gears with ease. The drivetrain is composed of an SR Suntour alloy crank, a 14 speed derailleur, and integrated shifters. The crank gives you access to a wide range of gears, while the derailleur and shifters make sure that gear changes are easy.

Lightweight Frame Makes a Great Bike

Schwinn 1600 is built with racing genes, and the frame has a lot to say about it. Aluminum frame makes it a lightweight bike. You don’t have air pressure pulling on you and slowing you down. When you talk about sturdiness, Schwinn passes the test as well with the frame.

The Carbon fork complements the frame with a backup when it comes to uneven, rough, and slippery roads where you need it the most. The Carbon fork dampens any vibrations people might face while riding. The effectiveness of the fork really shows when you are biking on high-speed levels.

Crank 8888Packs a Punch!

While we are onto drivetrain of this cycle, the crank is SR Suntour alloy. It turns smoothly to allow you a smooth transition in speeds. You can go up the levels or get down in a hurry without causing the chain to drop. The crank extends “Gear Range” for your bike. Exactly what you need from a road bike when riding through busy roads as well as quiet roads.

Shimano Derailleurs with 16 Different Speed Levels

To further extend your advantage, you have Shimano Derailleurs. Even the shifters that are used in the making of this bike are smooth as well. This little combo gives you access to 16 different levels of speed.

This road bike is the perfect choice for beginners looking to have a top-notch experience when it comes to learning to shift speed and getting through different levels smoothly with the shifter. Pair the gear with crank, and you have a bike that covers all the bases nicely.

Schwinn 1600 Phocus Has Quick Release Rims

“Quick Release Rims” aren’t things you’ll often find in one of the best road bikes under 1500 dollars. But Schwinn 1600 Phocus offers you just that. The wheels have double walls.

Meaning they are weather resistant and things like mud, rocks and even glass shards don’t penetrate these wheels to damage the spokes. Also, you have the spokes in pairs. There’s no threat of them getting disconnected.

These wheels are lightweight. So, Schwinn 1600’s overall weight doesn’t increase by much. Also, if you want to store the wheels separately, there’s a “Quick Release” feature that I told you about. You can separate and store them right next to your bike stand on the wall.

The Brakes Work Wonderfully Well

Schwinn combines Promax alloy dual pivot brakes for this model. These brakes have double the stopping power when you need it the most. Promax brakes are often known for putting a bike on instant stop whenever you apply them. The brake calipers are no different here. They don’t slip or make weird noises. In a busy city, you can count on these brakes to stop your bike even at full speed.

Top Notch Wheelset

Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 700C Drop Bar Road Bicycle Silver reviewIf you choose a high-quality wheelset, then you have the peace of mind that your ride will be stable and comfortable. Schwinn makes use of high profile alloy rims that are lightweight and strong, and these rims are enhanced by spokes which take your riding performance to the next level. A front quick release feature also makes it easy to store your bike.

Reliable Braking

For your own safety, Schwinn makes use of promax alloy caliper road brakes. These brakes guarantee great stopping power as you ride, so that you do not collide with people or stationary objects e.g. cars.

Easily Adjustable

Last but not least, the saddle of the Phocus 1600 road bike has a quick release feature, so that you can make height adjustments for maximum comfort.

PROS

  • Attractive aesthetics
  • Easy to assemble and adjust
  • Can support heavy weights
  • Shifting is smooth
  • Brakes work well
  • Fork absorbs shock
  • You can adjust the height of this bike by removing the saddle.

CONS

  • Pedals are cheap
  • Shifters have no gear indicator

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How much does the men’s Phocus road bike weigh?

A. The Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 weighs slightly over 23lbs, which is not too heavy to maneuver around town.

Q. Does the bike come assembled?

A. No. The Men’s Phocus 1600 comes partly assembled, and you will need to put the handlebars, wheels, and seat on. Your part of the assembly is simple, and should not take you a long time.

Q. Does the bike use Schrader or Presta valves?

A. The Schwinn Phocus 1600 comes with Schrader valves, on the front and rear tires.

Features at a Glance

  • Schwinn aluminum road frame and carbon fibre road fork to ride quickly and easily
  • lightweight and strong alloy rims with paired spokes
  • Shimano Claris 14 speed derailleur and integrated shifters

Final Verdict

The Schwinn Phocus 1600 is one of the most popular bikes out there, thanks to its quality construction and comfort features. This lightweight bike is great to look at; however, you might need to change out the pedals if you want to improve the quality of your ride.

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About the Author Matthew R. Duncan

I am proud to be the go-to guy among my circle for bike advice. I take it personally when someone I know buys a new bike without consulting me first!

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