Schwinn 220 and 240 Recumbent Exercise Bikes Review

by Maria on November 21, 2010

Hello there,

If you are you looking to buy a Recumbent Exercise Bike, here is some useful information for you on Schwin 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike and Schwin 240 Exercise Recumbent Bike – two online and offline favorites!

What makes these two Recumbent Exercise Bikes so popular?

Well, apart from their having all the health and weight loss benefits of the recumbent exercise bike, mentioned in my previous post, they have the following common features, which users rave about:

  • A comfort padded seat adjusts to 10 settings allowing a great fit for users of all sizes. The high back seat keeps you comfortable on rides of all lengths. The angled seat rail has 10 adjustment levels, ensuring that whatever your leg length, you’ll get the correct angle to the pedals to minimize knee strain.
  • Schwinn Bio-Fit pedals have a 1 mm inclination to help keep your knees properly aligned.
  • Walk through design for ease in getting on and off the bike.
  • An LCD console performance monitor displays time, interval time, RPM, watts, distance, pulse, speed, calories, resistance level, course profile and your pulse rate using the integrated hand grip heart rate sensors.
  • 16 levels of resistance let you customize the intensity of your workout.
  • Quiet magnetic ECB (Eddy Current Brake) resistance.
  • Reading Rack.
  • Rear Stabilizers/Frame Levelers.
  • Transport wheels.
  • Switchable from miles to km.
  • Deluxe Floor Protectors! The deluxe floor protectors protect floors from being scratched and carpets from rubbing, but for even more protection an equipment mat is recommended.
  • 5 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty on Frame. All non-expandable mechanical and electric parts are covered for 1 year and wear parts for 90 days!

Schwin 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike (priced $ 449) has the following additional features as compared to the Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike (priced $348):

  • The LCD console performance monitor is backlit.
  • 18 preset workout programs to tailor every workout to your individual needs as opposed to 12 programs on Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike.
  • 1 manual, 11 profile workout programs as opposed to 1 manual, 8 profile programs on Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike.
  • Telemetry and Contact Heart Rate monitor as opposed to Contact Heart Rate monitor on Schwinn 220 Recumbent Bike.
  • Water bottle holder
  • Magazine Basket.
  • Oversized Deluxe Pedals

Most users have found the user manual a frustrating drawback. Some find the bikes not easy to assemble, others think the seat is not very comfortable.

But on the whole, both Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike and Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike have earned their highest scores for overall satisfaction as well as for price. Owners find them easy to assemble, easy to use, very sturdy, very quiet, smooth and comfortable!

Happy hunting!

Let me know what you think, okay?

Maria

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