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Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike Review

Schwinn is a renowned brand and it is known for its innovative technology. The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike looks very classy and it promises to offer a tough workout with comfort and some lower back support. The bike certainly looks very classy. Let us dig a little deeper into its dimensions, features and its hardware. Once we have looked at all of these things in detail we will list pros and cons of owning this product and then we will proceed to give it a final score. So without any delay let us see if the Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike delivers on its promises.

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Dimensions

The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike has dimensions amounting to 64 inches in length, 27 inches in width and 50 inches in height. The product weighs in at a total of 81.6 pounds which is alright. The maximum user weight for the Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike is 136 kg which is the norm in most indoor exercise bikes.

Features

The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike brags a great many features that do truly separate it from other indoor bikes. So let us take a look at their long list of features. So first of all this machine has an oversized display console that allows you to really keep track of your workout, honestly it would be hard not to. The console allows you to keep track of up to 13 different types of feedback. It also has a data export mechanism. This machine really makes itself unique because of its distinct USB charging port that allows you to connect it to myfitnesspal.com as well; this really catapults the Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike into the 21st century. The product also has 22 preloaded programs and allows you to switch between two different user profiles. That means 2 different users can keep track of all of their progress simply by changing users and one will not be bothered by the other. Those were just the functions of the console. Let us not move on to the rest of the features.

So this model has a vented seat and contoured leg area made to give you that extra comfort even if you are not looking for it. It also has a lumbar back support made specifically to support your lower back, so this is useful for people of all ages and people who may suffer from pain or slight back injuries. It also comes with a slider seat rail which has a very easy to operate system using a lever. This model has 20 different resistance levels, let us emphasize on that 20 because that is highly unusual in a home bike. They usually do not go above 8 levels. The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike also has a flywheel which is made for high speed cardio, we could not find how much the flywheel weighs but since it is a flywheel it will keep your ride smooth and without noise compared to a machine that does not possess a flywheel. It has a comfortable hand grip close to its seating area. When you hold the grip it also activates the heart rate program which allows you to maintain watch over your heart rate to make sure you make the best of your workout. The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike has a fan as well that has 3 levels ranging from low, medium and high to keep you cool during your workout. This product is also installed with big acoustic speakers so you can play your workout music and really try and get that heart rate up (check it on the monitor) to beast out on your workout.  The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike also comes with a water bottle holder.

Construction & Hardware

The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike is constructed to be aesthetically pleasing which is good since you can’t exactly role it up and hide it when someone comes to visit. The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike has two integrated levelers and a frame at the center to assist a solid workout. It has also accounted for added stability by adding oversized crossbar tubing. Though you can’t fold this bike up it does come with transport wheels for you to move it from room to room, which is preferable because the bike does weigh 81.6 pounds. So what is the warranty for this bike? Well it comes with a 10 year warranty for the frame which is perfect. This shows us that the company is confident in is product. For the mechanical parts it has a 2 year warranty, and for the electrical a 1 year warranty.

Pros

  • Amazing console for you to monitor your workout
  • Charging USB ports.
  • Comes with MP3 connectivity and you can connect it to myfitnesspal.com
  • 22 preloaded exercise programs.
  • Computer controlled resistance programs with up to 20 levels.
  • Heart Rate monitor.

Cons

  • Takes up space and cannot simply be hidden.
  • The console would not be very user friendly for all ages.

Verdict

The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike is an excellent product and we highly recommend it. This is probably one of the best products on the market for the current price. Great work by Schwinn on this product, we hope you have a wonderful time using this bike.

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike Review

Accessibility - 8.6
Build Quality - 8.1
Comfort - 8.7
Design - 8.3

8.4

The Schwinn 230 Recumbent bike looks very classy and it promises to offer a tough workout with comfort and some lower back support. With computer controlled resistance programs, preset workout settings, and the benefits of music, the Schwinn 230 won our hearts.

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Christian R. Berndt

I am a highly competent and enthusiastic Personal Trainer with the ability to help people achieve their fitness goals and ambitions. I have been training for the past five years myself and have gained knowledge and experience within the fitness sector which also included me learning to a high extent about nutrition and supplementation. I learnt this from being practical and additional research in my own time. I am able to apply the knowledge I have to help anyone and work around their needs and goals. I have been around physical activity for all of my teenage and adult life. My career as fitness guide through various Gyms has given me immense knowledge in recommending a variety of fitness equipments.
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