WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Schwinn 270 Recumbent bike is loaded with great features and provides a smooth, quiet workout. Though bulky at 101 pounds, it’s multi- function qualities more than make up for it. It is packed with 29 advanced settings with a reliable health metrics for performance tracking. This bicycle has a dual backlit LCD console, a built in fan and a media tray. The padded, contoured seat is comfortable and supportive. Priced around $500, it is a great value.
INDEPTH PRODUCT REVIEW
The seat is padded and vented at the back to help keep you cool while working out. (Which I personally love, because even though I love to workout, I hate to sweat!) The contoured leg area provides extra comfort. The seat also has good lumbar support.
The frame is very stable and has an oversized crossbar tube. It weighs more than a hundred pounds, but moving it shouldn’t be a problem because it comes with transport wheels. The Schwinn 270 has a footprint size of 64″ X 27.7″ X 49.9″. The maximum user weight is 300 lbs.
There are 25 levels of resistance that allow exercisers to choose their own level of difficulty. Additionally, there are 10 resistance quick keys to easily change levels. This is especially useful with interval training.
The Schwinn 270 has 29 programs : 12 profile programs, 9 programs for heart rate control, 4 custom user programs, 2 fitness tests, 1 recovery test, and 1 quick start option.
The console has dual backlit LCD displays that integrates with Schwinn Connect to track your progress. There are also built in speakers for listening to your iPod or MP3 player while you exercise. A 3 speed fan helps cool you off as you workout. (Although it is rather weak). The pulse grip heart rate monitoring is another nice feature. To get a more accurate reading, you can purchase the optional heart rate monitor strap.
- Fan is weak
- Heart rate monitor can be difficult to use
The Schwinn 270 Recumbent bike is a great value for the money. It has features such as the Schwinn Connect, multiple workout programs and levels of resistance. These are features that are usually only found on more expensive models. If you are searching for a recumbent bike, you can't go wrong with this choice.
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- Feels like riding on the road
- Backlit LCD display
- Wheels for transporting
- Adjustable handlebars