Schwinn didn’t make any official announcement but the new folding bike line up is made available on Amazon now. We have 3 models, which are the Schwinn Adapt 1, Adapt 2, and Adapt 3. Let’s see the differences between them.
|Schwinn Adapt 1||Schwinn Adapt 2||Schwinn Adapt 3|
|Wheels||20 inches, alloy||20 inches, alloy||20 inches, alloy|
|Shifter||Shimano Revo Shift Twist Shifters||Shimano Revo Shift Twist Shifters||Sram X5 Trigger Shifters|
|Rear Derailleur||7-speed Shimano Tourney||8-speed Shimano Acera||9-speed Sram X5|
|Grips||normal||ergonomic with bar ends||ergonomic with bar ends|
|Rear Carrying Rack||included||included||included|
|Nylon Carrying Bag||included||included||included|
Overall, the 3 bikes have pretty much the same design and components. The most notable difference is the rear derailleur which results in the difference in the number of gears on each bike. Specifically, the Adapt 1 has 7 speeds, Adapt 2 has 8 speeds, and Adapt 3 has 9 speeds.
Therefore, the price difference is also insignificant as they range from $450 to $550. However, as compared to the previous Schwinn bikes or folders from well-established brands like Dahon and Tern, the Adapt bikes are not really a good value. Besides, they still have the same problem as the Schwinn Loop; They can’t stand on its own in the folded position.