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Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp Review

Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Exercise Bike

The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp features patented air resistance technology.

The resistance system is based on exponential resistance which means the harder you work, the greater the workout.

As a result, the Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp is designed to provide a smooth resistance system for both fitness and rehabilitative use.

The wind-based system also sprays off cool air while you exercise to keep you cool and comfortable. Learn more about the Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp below…


Model Schwinn Airdyne Evolution

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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.

Resistance Type

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


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.

Chain Drive

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.

Padded & Adjustable

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.


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).

50" x 22.5" x 48"
Weight: 104 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: 30 Years
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Wear Items: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

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. Resistance-based braking creates zero friction and considerably less maintenance than other models. The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp features a small fan built directly into the wheel of the exercise bike.

– Unique air resistance is dictated by how hard you exercise
– Smooth and clean operation ideal for rehabilitative use
– Stay cool with innovative fan situated directly into wheel
– Durable steel frame (300 lbs. max user weight)
– Low step-over height ideal for smaller users
– Padded seat also adjusts to individual preference

– Only 2 workout programs (far under competitors)
– Wireless heart rate monitor not included, though enabled
– No extras (iPod dock, built-in speakers, water bottle holder)


The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp may look like your average upright exercise bike, but once you take it for a ride the exponential resistance really separates it from the rest of the pack.

If you are recovering from an injury the Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp is one of the top trainers for rehabilitative use.

Workout Programs

The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp features a mere two workout programs.

For its innovative resistance system and maintenance free design, there is really no excuse Schwinn didn’t put at least a little more effort into creating some pre-defined workout options for the Airdyne Evolution Comp.

If having a guide to your workout is important, you may want to consider another exercise bike with more pre-defined options.

Exercise Bike Features

The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp features a complex resistance-based braking which creates zero friction and provides considerably less maintenance than other, more complex systems.

The upright exercise bike is all about smooth operation with sealed cartridge bearings that provide smooth and clear mechanics.

A durable steel frame delivers a quiet ride with max weight of 300 lbs.

The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp does not have a cooling fan, per say, but the small fan-wheel cools user during exercise and basically resembles a workout fan attached at a different location on the bike.

Have trouble getting off and on larger exercise bikes? The low step-over height makes mounting and dismounting easier for smaller users.

The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp is considered ideal for rehabilitative use because of its wind-based resistance with zero friction.

In terms of additional features, the Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp offers little else including no mp3 compatibility or water bottle holder.

Warranty & Guarantee

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

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

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.


The Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp is highlighted by its air resistance system ideal for users on the rebound from an injury.

How does the Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp compare to the original model? Read our Schwinn Airdyne review…

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