Ride down memory lane, but with modern fun! The Schwinn Classic Cruiser exercise bike is a retro-looking ride with Bluetooth to connect workout apps. A favorite option is the Schwinn Classic Cruiser app, which has a workout video game. Steer with skill through a 1950s town to beat your high score! The Cruiser can also connect with RideSocial and similar apps that show virtual reality bike routes. Read on for details about the programming and parts for this new classic.
|Model||Schwinn Classic Cruiser|
|Resistance Type||Eddy Current Brake|
|Display||Retro Speedometer & Odometer|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Dimensions||47.5"x 22.5”x 48"|
|Warranty||Frame: 5 years|
Mechanical: 1 year
Electronics: 1 year
Labor: 90 days
Rating: 82.50/100. Styled for fun exercise, the Schwinn Classic Cruiser mixes nostalgic charm with modern workout programming. For $799 it can be a very rewarding investment in at-home fitness. While the Cruiser isn’t the most forceful bike on the block, it’s wonderfully effective at motivating people to keep active.
The Classic Cruiser exercise bike has the look of a mid-1900s beach cruiser. Most eye-catching are its shiny red paint, curvaceous frame and retro Schwinn logo. Next we notice details like the exercise timer, which looks like a bike bell from afar, and traditional hand brake hardware. The Schwinn Cruiser is so thoughtfully designed that it actually enhances home decor; it’s not like other fitness machines that look industrial and are often stashed away between workouts.
Modern stationary bike features start with the resistance system, which is magnetic for quiet operation. With seven tension levels you can choose from light, medium and stronger strength-training to complement your cardio workouts. Shifting is handlebar-based or controlled by workout programs.
Bluetooth is also aboard for tracking data and training with mobile apps. A favorite is a 1950s-inspired video game, part of the free Schwinn Classic Cruiser mobile app. Schwinn’s game lets you simulate bike rides through an old-fashioned town, doing your best to dodge the paperboy’s newspapers, lawn flamingos and other obstacles! Game controls are built into the exercise bike handlebars for an interactive feel.
The Schwinn app can also show your data for exercise in manual mode, a timed goal mode, and an interval workout program.
Bluetooth also lets you enjoy the Classic Cruiser exercise bike with partner apps like RideSocial and Zwift. These apps use HD video of scenic destinations to simulate outdoor training.
Overall this ride seems like a good match for most households. To fit a wide variety of body sizes, it has adjustable handlebars and a lever for adjusting the saddle position. For safety the manual advises that the Classic Cruiser is only for riders ages 14 and up. The user weight capacity is 300 pounds.
The Classic Cruiser weighs 73 pounds, which is respectable for a home exercise bike. It takes just under 4 feet x 2 feet of floor space and has a power cord. Transport wheels are built into the cute-as-heck frame.
- Smooth electromagnetic resistance
- Adjustable handlebars and seat position
- Cushioned saddle
- Old-fashioned timer counts down 20 minutes
- Speedometer and odometer
- Media holder for a mobile device or magazine
- Bluetooth for connecting with the Schwinn Classic Cruiser app, RideSocial and other mobile apps
- Levelers and transport wheels
- Only seven resistance levels
- Does not track heart rate
- Light maintenance required regularly (lubricating the machine and tightening bolts)
- Short warranty on labor (90 days)
The Schwinn Classic Cruiser exercise bike mixes a vintage look with modern features for smooth performance and training support. Here we describe the workout programs, machine parts, warranty and guarantee.
Workout programming for the Schwinn Classic Cruiser is potentially unlimited. The bike has Bluetooth for connecting with Apple/Android exercise apps from Schwinn and other providers.
First, the Schwinn Classic Cruiser app is a free option for workout guidance and tracking your results. It supports manual mode, a 14-minute interval workout, a timed workout, and an exercise video game. The video game simulates a ride through a 1950s town. Using controls on the Cruiser’s handlebars, you can earn points by dodging dogs, newspapers and other obstacles.
Second, the Classic Cruiser is compatible with other fitness apps. For example, built into the Schwinn Classic Cruiser app is a preview of RideSocial, an app that lets you ride a selection of real-life routes as depicted in HD video. With RideSocial you see yourself and other riders mixed into the scenery. You can even meet up with friends! The Cruiser also works with Zwift and other apps for social exercise with virtual destinations.
Schwinn Classic Cruiser Features
The Schwinn Classic Cruiser mobile app tracks the following data about bike workouts: user, date and time, distance, duration, average speed, highest speed, RPM and calories. Additionally a vintage-looking speedometer with odometer is built into the console. It displays miles and kilometers.
This bike uses magnetic resistance, so shifting is smooth and quiet. With seven tension levels you can choose easy pedaling or more strenuous exercise. A resistance shifter is attached to a handlebar.
To fit a wide range of body types, the Cruiser has adjustable handlebars and adjustable seat position. Adjusting the handlebars takes a few minutes; you’ll need a tool. Adjusting the seat takes just a few seconds with a pull-out pin.
When assembling the bike you can attach a media rack. It’s sized to support a magazine or mobile device.
A workout timer attaches to the left handlebar. Turning the dial all the way, you’ll get a 20-minute countdown.
Transport wheels and levelers are attached.
Warranty & Guarantee
Schwinn’s factory-direct warranty for the Classic Cruiser provides the following coverage:
– Frame: 5 years
– Mechanical: 1 year
– Electronics: 1 year
– Labor: 90 days
Additionally the Cruiser exercise bike has a 60-day money-back guarantee.
The Schwinn Classic Cruiser exercise bike helps make fitness fun. Its cuteness is unrivaled, plus this bike has a mind for modern tech. It’s a bit simple for the most serious athletes, but for the typical household the Classic Cruiser is a top contender under $1,000.