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Schwinn Airdyne Review

Schwinn Airdyne Exercise Bike

The Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike utilizes exponential wind resistance to deliver a workout for both fitness enthusiasts and users recovering from injury.

Because resistance levels become harder as you pedal faster, the benefits derived from this bike are tailor made to each individual’s goals.

As a result, the Schwinn Airdyne is a multi-use exercise bike with an infinite number of resistance levels, durable steel frame, padded & adjustable seat and LCD display.

Learn more about this productive exercise bike, with infinite resistance controlled by you, in our in-depth Schwinn Airdyne review below…

Specifications

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Model Schwinn Airdyne
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Resistance

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

Infinite
Resistance Type

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

Air
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.

Chain Drive
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.

Padded & Adjustable
Pedals

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

Standard
Programs

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

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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.

Enabled
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.

300 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).

50" x 22.5" x 48"
Weight: 96 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.

Residential
Frame: 30 Years
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Wear Items: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Commercial
Frame: 15 Years
Parts: 1 Year
Electronics: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year
Wear Parts: 6 Months

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Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 79.5/100. Infinite Air Resistance is designed for fitness and rehabilitation. The harder you work, the greater the workout. Exponential wind resistance features a new workout experience, different from other bikes.

Pros:
– Literally infinite number of resistance levels
– Exponential wind resistance offers new workout experience
– Excellent bike for recovering from an injury
– Durable steel frame (300 lbs. max user weight)
– LCD display with all important exercise data
– Padded seat also adjusts to individual preference

Cons:
– Features a measly two pre-defined workout options
– No extras (iPod dock, built-in speakers, etc)
– Heart rate monitor not included, though enabled

Introduction

The Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike offers a diverse workout giving you the option to exercise your whole body, or break down your routine working upper or lower body separately.

Airdyne’s flywheel is designed for both a smooth and cool ride largely due to cooling air created from pedaling. Thus the more you pedal, the larger amount of cool air released.

Workout Programs

Two workout programs are included on the Schwinn Airdyne.

The greatest advantage to the Schwinn Airdyne is the ability to set your own routine for both the upper and lower body. Exercise both at the same time using the dual-action feature or separate the two and work on each part exclusively.

Take advantage of the heart rate monitoring feature and adjust your workout based on reaching your target zone. The only issue with the heart rate monitoring is the built-in pulse grips or wireless chest strap are not included with the purchase. You’ll need to get them separately.

Exercise Bike Features

The Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike contains an onboard computer (w/ LCD display) that keeps you abreast of your progress during your workout.

Time, distance and resistance levels are all displayed. Lose weight by tracking burned calories and calories per hour.

Whether you want to simulate riding up a mountain or trekking through the sand on a beach, working at a different elevation is easily accomplished by setting the computer’s air density and altitude features.

Because of Schwinn’s air resistance system, resistance levels truly are infinite allowing users to continually challenge themselves with harder and more intense workouts.

Infinite resistance levels are also a great option for injury recovery because your workout adjusts as you heal.

The drive train meets the tough requirements set for road bike chain life. Sealed cartridge bearings on the drive train extends usage and bike wear beyond normal bike life.

The transport wheels easily move the Airdyne from room to room especially on flat surfaces.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike offers a Residential and Commercial warranty package:

Residential
Frame: 30 Years
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Wear Items: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Commercial
Frame: 15 Years
Parts: 1 Year
Electronics: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year
Wear Items: 6 Months

For all questions (including returns), please contact (800) 605-3369.

Conclusion

The rehabilitative usage of the Schwinn Airdyne is what separates the trainer from other exercise bikes. Schwinn’s wind resistance technology keeps the user cool during their fitness routine, even when pedaling at full speed.

If you are recovering from an injury, the Schwinn Airdyne does a little more than your typical exercise bike.

Where to Buy Schwinn Airdyne

After searching the Internet for the best deal overall, we recommend customers buy direct from Bowflex.