Schwinn's Tailwind is a nice, green way to get around and a bunch of fun too. Its pedal-assist electric motor makes easy work of the hills while you get a simple-to-operate 8-speed drivetrain so you can get your exercise. The Tailwind uses Schwinn's innovative Plug 'N Drive system that allows you to recharge the battery in only 30 minutes, and that provides approximately 20 miles of power-assisted pedaling (depending on weight, terrain and weather conditions). The Tailwind's lightweight aluminum frame and suspension fork ensure excellent comfort and a great ride. Other niceties on this earth cruiser include a dynamo headlight, easy-rolling aluminum wheels, riser handlebars and a suspension seatpost to keep you feeling fresh mile after mile.
The hub motor supplements your pedal power with front-wheel drive. Its high efficiency output supplies the optimal amount of power to extend your riding range. Once you're moving, the motor kicks in and propels you forward. And, it shuts off for safety when either brake is applied.
Schwinn's Power Pac battery uses lithium-ion technology for 20 miles of pedal-assisting power. A full recharge takes only 30 minutes, and you can recharge it 3,000 times!
You use the control unit to choose the amount of motor assist you want. And, it includes a battery indicator so you always know how much power you have left.
|Frame||Schwinn N'Litened aluminum|
|Fork||SR SunTour NEX-4610|
|Motor Specs||8Fun electric brushless, front hub; 250 watts continuous, 450 peak|
|Battery Type/Weight||Toshiba Super Charge lithium ion; complete system 12 pounds|
|Recharge Time||30 minutes|
|Range on Full Charge||20 miles|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Look-in 3D|
|Bicycle Drivetrain||Shimano Nexus 8-speed|
|Tires||Continental Town Ride, 700 x 42c|
|Brakes||Front: Tektro linear-pull; Rear: Shimano roller|
|Accessories & Extras||Dynamo front light, taillight, Basta parking lock, fenders, rack, chainguard, bell, kickstand|