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Old 09-21-06, 08:06 AM
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Schwinn is owned by Pacific Bikes now, the same company that puts out Roadmaster, Mongoose, and Murray. But they also own the GT, Dyno, and PowerLite names.

The Schwinns you see at Performance are usually an "LE" model on the lower end, which is a special contract they've done with Performance. Might be the same basic bike as in Walmart but with slightly higher grade components, and they are built in the shop rather than in a mass assembly warehouse, and Performance stands behind everything they sell. Pus you will find correct size frames, which isn't as likely in Walmart. The higher end stuff is good stuff, the Fastback Pro for instance is indeed a very nice ride.

Performance picked up Schwinn and started stocking GT more heavily when they lost Giant.

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