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Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Review

Quick Summary

The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro is one of the top rated upright stationary air bikes; you wouldn’t expect anything less from Schwinn. The difference between this and traditional bikes is that resistance comes from the air being built up from pedaling; slower pedaling means low intensity while fast pedaling means greater resistance. And what sets this particular air bike apart from the others is the belt drive system, it  makes for a smooth and quiet ride. The design (moving handlebars) provide for a solid upper and lower body workout.

It comes with nine built-in programs for various fitness levels but no extra features like Bluetooth or apps but does have the basics for monitoring your results: calorie, time, distance, intervals and RPM’s.

The frame is sturdy and can accommodate most heights, with multi-position handlebars and a padded adjustable seat.

Specifications

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Model Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro
Rating

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84.50%
List Price

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

$999
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$999
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).

Stationary
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.

Belt
Frame

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

Standard
Seat

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

Padded
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.

9
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.

Wireless
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.

350 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).

45” L x 20”W x 52” H
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: 20 years
Parts: 2 years
Electronics: 2 year
Labor: 6 months

Rating: 84.50%

Our Rating

Rating: 84.50/100. The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro is a top contender in its class.

The bike is a little longer and wider which makes it a little more stable; especially when you are going all out. The monitor’s screen is large and easy to read, that is a great feature while you are working out and checking your stats. There are no additional Bluetooth features for smartphones or tablets, which may be a let down for some who have become spoiled with technology. However, there are 9 pre-set programs to choose from that suits various fitness levels. The resistance will never become too easy as the more you peddle the more air and more resistance. The seat is fairly comfortable, but you are able to change if required for your personal preference. The three-position handle bar allows you to change up your position; this is good to accommodate different sizes and heights but also if you just need to change for comfort while riding.  As for space, it is compact and doesn’t take up much, and will easily fit into smaller areas – for use and storage. The warranty is standard as far as frames and the two years on parts and labor is good. The weight capacity of 350 lbs. means that most are able to use it. Over all this Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro is a very good bike for all levels of fitness.

Pros:

  • Built in Programs: It comes with nine built-in programs for various fitness levels. You are able to monitor your progress and results based on time, distance, calories, speed, pulse Watts and RPM.
  • Fan Air Resistance: This means infinite levels of resistance; the fan in the blade builds tension, which means regardless of your fitness level you will always feel some tension/resistance.
  • Frame: It’s a little longer and wider with bigger feet with makes for good stability.
  • Noise: Belt drive application makes it a smoother, quieter ride.
  • Seat:  Padded, comfortable seat will help you go the distance. The standard rail allows for changing of seat if so desired.
  • Data Console: A large  screen makes it easier to read and follow your vitals: time, heart rate, intervals, distance and calories.
  • Heart Rate: Provides option for Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro wireless telemetry.
  • Handlebars: Multi – position (3) handlebar made with rubber grips.
  • Space: The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro has a small footprint and doesn’t need much space at 42” L x 20” W x 52” H
  • Warranty: 10 years on the frame, two years on parts and six months on labor; it’s a fairly decent warranty compared to the Assault Air Bike.

Cons:

  • Price: It is one of the most expensive air bikes.
  • Extras:  Most equipment of today come with the added features of Bluetooth, access to apps that sync, speakers, or a place for your gadgets; the Schwinn Airdyne Pro does not – so for some it may be too basic.

Introduction

Some don’t take air bikes seriously; but the Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro is not one to ignore. If you are looking for a solid upper and lower body workout – this is it,  it will challenge all fitness levels. This upright stationary bike’s resistance comes from air created by your pedaling. The more you pedal the greater the intensity; the less, the least resistance.

The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro comes with a basic console, but it monitors the necessities and is a well-built machine. There aren’t any extra special features like apps or syncing but it has all that you need.

Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Features

Type: Indoor residential stationary bike

Resistance: Infinite

Flywheel: N/A

Weight Capacity: 350 lbs

Water bottle holder

Dimensions: 45” L x 20”W x 52” H

Warranty & Guarantee

Schwinn’s factory-direct warranty for the Airdyne AD Pro provides the following coverage:

-Frame: 10 years

-Parts: 2 years

-Labor: 6 months

Conclusion

The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro is one of the best air bikes made and is priced to reflect the quality and brand.  It is well made, has a small footprint which makes it fit in just about everywhere. However, it will still fit various rider’s sizes well, with the multi position handlebars and adjustable seat. The console is quite basic with no extra functions but it gives you all the stats you need. No frills but a whole lot of substance.