The Schwinn IC3 is a streamlined indoor cycle trainer with smooth-running 40-pound drive. Sale priced $649 with free delivery, it’s a top bargain for high-intensity spinning amid the comforts of home. Riders benefit from a better mix of features than we’d expect for the price: the heavy flywheel, multi-grip handlebars, dual SPD pedals, a wireless pulse receiver, space for your mobile device, and more. We also like the quiet resistance system that allows ultra-precise challenges. Read on for a full review!
|Resistance||Adjusts with Dial|
|Resistance Type||Belt Drive|
|Drive System||40-lb. Flywheel|
|Seat||Adjusts Horizontally & Vertically|
|Heart Rate||Chest Strap Compatible|
|Display||3" x 4" LCD|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Dimensions||45”x 23”x 49”|
|Warranty||Frame: 5 years|
Mechanical/Electrical: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 82/100. The Schwinn IC3 Indoor Cycling Bike is a $649 spin bike with home use warranty. It has a minimalist design, but it’s equipped with good basics to satisfy a serious trainee. One highlight is the drive, which at 40 pounds is heftier than the norm for the price. You also get dual pedal design, multi-grip handlebars and wireless heart rate compatibility… also uncommon features for the price. We also like how the resistance is continuous, not incremental; you adjust it with a dial for customized settings.
When we describe this bike as “minimalist,” we mean that it lacks the non-essential features found on more expensive leaders like the Peloton spin bike and NordicTrack exercise bikes with iFit Coach. Those rides deliver video of spin classes on demand; have music speakers; support social interaction and more.
The streamlined Schwinn IC3 measures 45” long, 23” wide and 49” tall. It weighs 100 pounds but can be repositioned easily thanks to caster wheels.
This trainer is rated safe for cyclists up to 300 pounds.
- 40-pound drive
- Dual SPD pedals
- Padded multi-grip handlebars
- Vertical/horizontal seat and handlebars adjustment
- Data monitor
- Chest strap compatible
- Water bottle holder
- Two-year warranty on parts and electronics
- No preset workouts
- No cooling fan
- Reviewers note the seat is hard and narrow
The IC3 is a low-priced spin bike from Schwinn Fitness. Sized for virtually anyone’s home, it packs an impressive set of features into a compact space. Highlights include a 40-pound drive, dual SPD pedals and a data monitor that’s compatible with wireless heart rate transmitters.
The IC3 has a data monitor as described below, but no workout programs. Any changes to the resistance are made manually, controlled with a dial.
Schwinn IC3 Features
Resistance comes from a 40-pound flywheel with quiet belt drive. A dial for resistance is set beneath the handlebars.
The handlebars are shaped to support multiple riding poses. They’re padded for comfort.
The IC3 data monitor measures 3” x 4”. It shows one field at a time, rotating your RPM, time, calories, distance and speed. The monitor can also show your pulse; the IC3 is chest strap compatible.
Dual SPD pedals let you choose between toe cages and shoe clips.
The bike seat position is easily adjusted vertically and horizontally.
Room is provided for an oversized water bottle and for holding your MP3 player or other mobile device.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the maximum user height of the Schwinn IC3?
The bike is designed for users between 4’11” and 6’9″ in height.
What does the data console on the Schwinn IC3 display?
In addition to standard metrics such as time, distance, and calories, the console also displays RPMs and heart rate.
Can you change the bike seat on the Schwinn IC3?
Yes, the bike seat can be changed out and replaced.
Does the Schwinn IC3 use magnetic resistance?
Yes, the bike uses silent magnetic resistance.
What is the difference between Schwinn IC3 and IC4?
The IC3 comes telemetry-enabled while the IC4 includes a Bluetooth heart rate armband unit.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Schwinn IC3 warranty includes:
– Frame: 5 years
– Parts: 2 Years
– Electronics: 2 Years
– Wear Parts: 1 Year
Additionally Schwinn Fitness spin bikes have six-week money-back guarantees.
The Schwinn IC3 is a good choice for at-home spinning if you aren’t interested in extra features such as workout programming and exporting your workout data. This discount trainer lacks the bells and whistles of a Peloton or NordicTrack, but it’s a top value if you’re set on a spin bike under $1,000.