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As a bike guy, this is an OK bike. If you don't ride it too hard, this will last a couple of years. Couple of notes, though.
Schwinn will likely NOT honor the warranty unless the bike is assembled by a trained bicycle mechanic. This has been true of most bike brands, but Schwinn is notorious for having horrible service these days. Most local bike shops charge $15-20 for this level of assembly. Some Wal-Marts will do it too, with prices ranging from free to about the same as a LBS.
Secondly, the wheels included are 24-spoke paired, not 36-spoke paired as listed. Count the spokes.
Overall, a cheap bike is a cheap bike and probably won't last long. If you want to see if you like roadie bikes, get this, or even better, go try one at a bike shop, or borrow one from a friend. Then hit up Craigslist where you can get a much better used bike for about the same price.
Also, aluminum frames are stiff. As in you will feel every single imperfection in the road stiff. Again, if you're not riding much, whatever, but if you want to ride a lot, you might look at a different frame material...
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