Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Exercise bikes are pretty common among the gym owners. Right from the gym set ups at home to the large fitness studios such exercise equipment are very common. These have gained tremendous popularity because of the cost effectiveness in comparison to other exercising equipment. Many manufacturers are coming up with innovations for making these bikes better and more comfortable. The Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike is a popular model and has been designed by the manufacturers for efficiently improving the usual exercise cycles. The product is well-equipped and supports ergonomic design for enhancing the comfort. There are several other features like a USB port for charging different devices.

The mid-range exercise model comes with a wide variety of functional features. You get the chance to switch between the workout settings that have been pre-programmed. You can also select the from the 20 resistance levels as per your requirement. This machine comes with a quick start button positioned on the monitor. The feature allows you to personalize the desired speed and distance that you want to cover. In comparison to the predecessors, this particular model is less budget-friendly but is more advanced and better than the Schwinn A20.

Comfort level

The seat design is ergonomic recumbent types in nature. The design reduces the pressure that you experience on your lower back while you are using the usual exercise bikes. It’s lower impact aspect and body position adaptability as per the cycling exercises ensures that you do not have to face any pains and aches that are common in other products.

You can work out for longer hours without facing any problems or fear related to developing body aches the next day. This product has a seat bottom (vented) and for providing maximum comfort there is the contoured leg area. For maximum support and cooling there is lumbar support in the big seat back. The grip is ergonomically placed and helps in keeping track of the user’s heart rate. This feature surely adds value to the performance of the bike.

The static handlebars are of immense utility and add to the comfort of the user. These help the rider to get on and off without any problem. The amazing options of resistance, comfortable pedals, as well as the varied resistance levels, makes sure that even a pregnant woman can use the machine without any worries. If you are trying to recover from some back injury or chronic pain you need not worry if you are using this fantastic cycle.

Specifications and Features

  • Seat design is horizontally adjustable recumbent types
  • Dimensions of the product – 64″ x 27.7″ x 49.9″
  • Maximum weight limit – 300 pounds
  • Supports the standard A/C wall port and you also get an adapter

 The Schwinn product is feature packed, and one of the most exciting features is the ergonomically designed seat. You will also be getting several accessories like a lever for adjusting the seat and bottle holder. There are several other perks that make sure that you can use the equipment without any hassles for longer time duration. The sound system (built-in) comes with powerful speakers. The users get to listen to their favorite tunes from different handheld devices.

The model supports a USB port for the purpose of charging iPods, phones, etc. You can use this port for accessing different online services like Schwinn Connect, and this helps in synchronizing the data without difficulty with! The feature is fantastic, and you might not find this in other models.

Ease of Use

This model is very popular because of the aspect of ease of use. You do not have to hop on and off the cycle due to the “walk-in” design. The design is considerate and makes mounting and dismounting very simple. You can navigate the control panel buttons of the LCD  with great ease. This product is simple, and the beginners can also change the simple programs without any difficulty.

The pre-programmed courses offer a lot of varieties and make sure that you are well entertained. You get to select from various workouts that are challenging, and the model ensures complete customer satisfaction.

Parts and Assembly

Most of the equipment require some assembly work when delivered. The manufacturers understand that this is important for making the shipping inexpensive for the customers. Same is the case with this model. Though, manufacturers have tried to make the assembly as simple as possible for the consumers.

It is a good thing because you will not have to waste an entire day in trying to assemble the parts of the machine. If you plan to go for this particular model, then you will be happy to know that it won’t take you more than an hour to assemble it.


According to me, the major drawback of this model is its assembly. One cannot deny the fact that manufacturers have tried to make the whole process very simple.  Due to this the individual components that are present in the box at the time of delivery are very big in size in comparison to the parts of the similar machines.

It will reduce all the effort but at the same time you will feel that the parts are very heavy. It can get very tough trying to move the parts around, and this can make the assembly a bit of a problem.  But in case you plan to go for someone’s help then the whole process can be completed in a short time span. You can get all the parts arranged in one room prior to the assembly so that you can finish the work without any trouble.

 Customer Reviews

Most of the users have claimed that it is an excellent bike with many useful features. They have praised the resistance and programs that are built-in the modern bike.


This recumbent bike is a smart choice because of the resistance levels and workout programs that it offers. Even the advanced users will be satisfied with the diversity of exercise choices. It is a little bit on the expensive side, but it offers unmatched performance, quality, and durability. This modern bike from Schwinn is a good investment that will last you for a long time without any complaints.