Front-suspension-only mountain bikes are ideal for
general trail and path riding, thanks to their lightweight,
simple construction. 24- and 26-inch wheels.
TIPS & TRICKS
All-terrain bikes are versatile and comfortable, with ergonomically superior upright riding positions, suspension forks, soft
grips, cushy saddles and wide-range gearing. 26-inch wheels.
Classic styling, fat tires and general simplicity set these bikes
apart from others. Cruisers offer wide saddles, upright riding
positions and wide swept-back handlebars. 26-inch wheels.
Great for paved trails and street riding, these lightweight
bikes are a happy compromise between a road bike and
a mountain bike, with narrow but rugged tires, multiple
speeds and a shock-absorbing seat for a comfy, speedy ride.
Perfect for the fitness-conscious rider. 700 cm wheels.
Road bikes are designed for use on surface streets and have
skinny tires, lightweight frames and wide gearing ranges,
making them the most efficient bike for longer recreational
rides. 700 cm wheels. A
• Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water
before and during your ride.
• Be safe—don’t forget to wear
• Use a pressure gauge to ensure that your
tires are properly inflated (see manufacturer’s instructions for correct pressure).
• Check the brakes—make sure the brake
pads are coming in full contact with
the rim for sure stopping power.
• Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
to make your ride more enjoyable
• Enjoy a light pre-ride snack for an energetic way to start your ride.
• For more facts and information on biking,
see www.schwinnfamilybiking.com. A
HELPFUL HOW TO’S
When purchasing a bicycle, sizing it correctly decreases the likelihood of an accident
and improves a rider’s overall comfort. However, sizing a bicycle for an adult requires
different measurements than those required for a child. These tips will ensure that individuals
purchasing a bicycle can size themselves properly.
Before you begin your search, make sure you consider the following:
• Wear the same shoes you would wear for biking, so your real height is represented.
• Define how the bike will be used (on streets or trails).
• Have a friend or family member come along to observe how a bike fits the intended rider.
The following guide can help you select the correct-size bicycle:
• Stand flat-footed on the floor.
• Straddle the bicycle.
• On a road bike, you should have about 1 inch of clearance between your inseam (A) and the
top tube (B) of the frame. Clearance should be about 3 to 4 inches for a trail bike.
Kids use a different scale to size a bicycle, which takes growth into consideration.
Since children change so quickly, bikes are designed to accommodate this seemingly
overnight change. The wheel size serves as a good guide.
28– 38 inches
38– 48 inches
48– 60 inches