If you’ve read my reviews of the Schwinn Exercise Bike line, you’ll know that I think Schwinn is making some solid bikes for the home user.
The Schwinn 230 is no exception to that rule. It’s about as good a recumbent bike as you’re going to find in this market segment.
The 230 recumbent comes loaded with 16 workout programs (6 preset, and 10 profile courses) – a ton more than you’ll find on any other competing model in this price range.
Schwinn 230 Key Specs and Benefits
* 16 preset programs provide workout variety
* Bio-fit seat with dual-position lumbar support
* Adjustable angle LCD screen
* Computer controlled, eddy current resistance
* Grip Heart Rate enables you to monitor your fitness level
* Operates on AC power
The Schwinn 230 comes with 6 handy workouts that include calorie goal, BMI measurement, recovery test, quick start, manual and results mode.
If that isn’t enough to keep you interested (or you crave more variety), Schwinn also includes 10 profile courses like the health club models you may be accustomed to.
For added comfort during your workout on this bike, Schwinn used a super comfortable seat with dual-position lumbar support on the 230 that’s head and shoulders better than any other bike seat in this price range. The seat on this bike is the most comfortable saddle of any bike I’ve ridden in the under $1000 price range.
You may not buy an exercise bike just because it has a comfortable seat, but you’ll sure appreciate this feature if you use your bike regularly.
There’s nothing worse than having a sore butt 5 minutes into your workout because the seat is killing you!
The Schwinn 230 recumbent is a solid entry level bike that easily beats the competition in this price range and is recommended.