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Schwinn 125 Review

Quick Summary

Available at chain retailers such as Wal-Mart, the Schwinn 125 is surprisingly a dependable exercise bike for its cheap price tag.

The Schwinn 125 is an exceptional deal considering that you get Eddy Current Brake Resistance (16 levels of resistance), durable steel frame, ergonomic pedals and 8 workout programs for under $400.

The exercise bike is also equipped with LCD display and contact grip heart rate monitoring. Learn more in our full Schwinn 125 review below…

Specifications

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Model Schwinn 125
Rating

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82.4%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$399
Best Price

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$299
Resistance

The flywheel in an exercise bike is what creates resistance. You can choose the level of resistance to increase your workout intensity.

16 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance shows what kind of flywheel is being used (if any), and its weight if the manufacturer provides it.

Eddy Current Brake
Type

Type refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

Upright
Drive System

The bike's drive system is how your pedaling interacts with the rest of the bike (flywheel) to give you a good workout.

Perimeter Weighted Flywheel
Frame

It's important to choose an exercise bike that will last, and the material of the frame determines how durable the bike is.

Durable Steel
Seat

The most important part for comfortability during your workout, the seat should be adjustable and have ample cushioning.

Adjustable
Pedals

Pedals are the driving force for an exercise bike, and should be comfortable, adjustable, and easy to control without slipping.

Oversized Deluxe
Programs

Bike Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

8
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips
Display

Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

LCD
Max. Weight

Max. User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that the bike can safely support, which can represent durability.

275 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

32" x 20" x 53"
Weight: 80 lbs
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Cooling Fans

Portable?

Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: 5 Years
Parts: 1 Year
Electronics: 1 Year
Wear Parts: 90 Days
Labor: 90 Days

Rating: 82.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 82.4/100. Upright exercise bike features Eddy Current Brake Resistance with 16 levels of resistance. Monitor heart rate with built-in contact sensors and stay cool with workout fan. Exercise bike supports users up to 275 lbs. supported by a heavy-duty perimeter weighted flywheel. Burn calories and listen to tunes at the same time.

Pros:

  • Dependable Eddy Current Brake resistance
  • Upright bike with several resistance levels
  • Heavy duty flywheel for enhanced performance
  • Durable steel frame (w/ 275 lbs. max user weight)
  • Oversize deluxe pedals work with you not against
  • Monitor heart rate with contact sensors

Cons:

  • Trainer not compatible with iFit Live
  • Average warranty and guarantee
  • Pre-defined workout selection adequate, but not overtly impressive

Introduction

The Schwinn 125 is the entry-level exercise bike for Schwinn yet still features several of the luxuries enjoyed on the higher priced models.

The upright bike is similar to traditional bikes, providing an excellent low impact, aerobic exercise.

The Schwinn 125 is also compact (very portable) and sold with a reasonable warranty considering the price paid.

Workout Programs

The BioDyne performance of the Schwinn 125 offers a dependable workout experience backed by 8 workout programs, including six course profiles.

The integrated heart rate contact grips allow easy fitness monitoring needed to get maximum results every workout.

16 resistance levels top off an exercise bike that will meet just about any fitness demand.

Exercise Bike Features

The Schwinn 125 breaks down its features into three categories: BioFit Comfort, BioDyne Performance and BioConnect Feedback.

Ergonomic pedal design gives the rider efficiency and comfort on an oversized deluxe pedaling system.

The seat and handlebars are both adjustable and work well with a perimeter weighted flywheel for a true road feel.

Listen to tunes courtesy of the in-console which features an mp3 music input port, speakers as well as an accessory tray for magazines and ebooks.

Oversized stabilizers and levelers that are built-in for a solid workout platform, and the built-in cooling fan will keep you nice and comfortable even during the most grueling exercises.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Schwinn 125 exercise bike warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: 5 Years
– Parts: 1 Year
– Electronics: 1 Year
– Wear Parts: 90 Days
– Labor: 90 Days

Conclusion

The Schwinn 125 does a little of everything at a cheap price. The upright exercise bike is not overtly flashy, but there are enough features to feel like you are getting some entertainment with the trainer.

Compare to other Schwinn exercise bikes.