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Ergonomics are good, electronics not great.
on February 21, 2012
This Schwinn 220 is my second recumbent bike, I had purchased the Marcy recumbent bike for under $150 several years back, which works great, very basic, just shows speed, odo, miles, avg speed. (I'll get back to this later).
So now to the Schwinn 220, this bike works great as a recumbent bike, easy to adjust the seat height, easy to move around the house. Great features like the heart rate monitor, speakers, fan (does not work good), and training regiment is great, these items that I did not have with the basic Marcy. As everyone have complained, the display is subpar for the price of the equipment but not a deal breaker for me.
Now that I have used two bikes, the extra features are nice on the 220, but if you will be dependent on the display as a trainer, you might want to look elsewhere. If you want something on a lower budget, there are other options out there that would do better. I find just sitting in front of the TV and pedaling for about 45-60 mins will give me a good sweat, I rarely look at the display.
We have gotten rid of our older Marcy bike (for space reasons), the Schwinn bike still works great, however, I'd like to mention some items that bugs me about the Schwinn.
1. Requirement for external power to adjust tension.
2. Display is really bad (already mentioned).
3. The display/fan module is too big for its function.
1. Feels more stable than our older Marcy.