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Schwinn 220 Review

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The Schwinn 220 exercise bike is designed with comfort in mind providing lower back support and 1-degree tilt to align hips, knees and ankles while riding.

Many users choose recumbent bikes for the sole purpose of back support and the 220 delivers all that and more. The fore/aft seat adjustment accommodates different users so everyone in your household can take advantage of personalized workouts.

The Schwinn 220 offers something for everyone being equipped with a 13.2 lb. flywheel, 16 levels of resistance and 16 pre-defined workout programs,

Learn more in our full Schwinn 220 exercise bike review below….


Model Schwinn 220

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

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.

13.2 lb Flywheel

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

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


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


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

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

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

55" x 25" x 51.5"
Weight: 111 lbs.
Accessory Tray

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


Cooling Fans


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


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
Mechanical: 1 Year
Electronics: 1 Year
Wear Parts: 3 Months
Labor: 3 Months

Rating: 80.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 80.4/100. Recumbent exercise bike delivers 13.2 lb. flywheel and 16 levels of resistance, for a challenging not to mention smooth workout experience. A few customer complaints about small screen size as well as difficulty reading data from display; very similar to the Schwinn 140, but is a recumbent as opposed to upright exercise bike.


  • Large selection of resistance levels (16 total)
  • Flywheel drive design ensures smooth performance
  • Durable steel frame (w/ 300 lbs. max user weight)
  • Ergonomic pedals add further stability
  • Good number of pre-defined workout programs
  • Monitor heart rate with integrated pulse grips


  • No backlight on LCD display, difficult to read
  • Warranty coverage average, not great
  • A lot of customer complaints about small screen size


The Schwinn 220 recumbent exercise bike is specifically designed to exercise in a relaxed position, especially for users with back issues.

The 220 provides 16 resistance levels included in the magnetic Eddy Current Brake (ECB) system.

Not only does the Schwinn 220 accommodate multiple household users, it easily switches to any area in your house via transport wheels.

Workout Programs

The Schwinn 220 exercise bike comes equipped with 16 workout programs including an integrated pulse grip heart rate system.

Choose between one manual and eight workout programs or take the fitness test to measure if you are on track with your fitness goals.

Six course profiles provide added variety to your routine. Easily switch from miles to kilometers and track all vital stats on the oversized display.

View up-to-date information on time, distance, pulse and speed. Or, incorporate the 220 into your weight loss program utilizing the calorie counter on the display.

Recumbent Bike Features

The Schwinn 220 exercise bike’s console adjusts to the height of your vision allowing you to quickly track your workout progress.

If you are more interested in reading your favorite novel, utilize the attached magazine reading rack.

The perimeter weighted flywheel delivers a true road feel, and smooth, consistent workouts. Oversized stabilizers and levelers that are built-in for a solid workout platform, a standard for all Schwinn exercise bikes.

For music lovers, the Schwinn 200 comes equipped with MP3 music port and accompanying speakers.

The ergonomic pedals are a nice fit for all shapes and sizes. Stay hydrated with the easily accessible water bottle holder.

Turn on the two-speed cooling fan and stay cool while riding longer, achieving your fitness goals quickly.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Schwinn 220 exercise bike warranty & guarantee includes:

– Frame: 5 Years
– Mechanical: 1 Year
– Electronics: 1 Year
– Wear Parts: 3 Months
– Labor: 3 Months


The Schwinn 220 recumbent exercise bike provides a quiet, comfortable ride with both lower back support and alignment for hips, knees and ankles.


  • Mike April 11, 2019 at 7:23 am from Texas
    Just purchased a used mod 220. Quite happy so far, but really want a mod 230 or 270.
    • Courtney Grafton April 18, 2019 at 10:12 am
      Hi Mike, we are happy to hear that you are enjoying your model. You can always upgrade in the future!

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