Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||64.02 x 27.01 x 49.02 inches|
|Item Weight||81.6 Pounds|
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- Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
- Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
- 22 programs, 2 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
- 20 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
- Charging USB port and data exchange
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I purchased this stationary bike on (date) for my elderly mother because of the excellent product reviews and the excellent brand name of Schwinn. I was willing to pay a bigger price for the "Schwinn" brand. Unfortunately about 6 months the electronics on the bike stopped working. I was unaware of the problem and did not notify you until now. My elderly mother would not have abused the use of this bike and she rode it only 20 minutes a day with several monthly breaks. The bike was barely used. I am very disappointed in the "Schwinn" brand and in this bike specifically; I expected it to last much longer than a few. I truly hope Schwinn will stand behind it's name and in some way make reparations for this problem."
I am a senior citizen who had bilateral knee replacement over a decade ago and in the course of physical therapy, became "hooked" on recumbent bicycling. This is my third, all Schwinn, one purchased from Sears and the second from Woot. The Schwinn 202 from Sears was great and the Schwinn 225 from Woot was a total disaster, and would have been shipped back had it not weighed so much.
So, when I bought this I purchased a warranty, which recently expired with the bike working fine. It was easy to put together, less than two hours. It has 20 levels of resistance, many more than I need. It has speakers (which I use) that are substandard, at best. It has a little fan (which I use) that moves very little air.
I bike most days, about 12 to 15 (imaginary) miles a day in 45 minutes. I use resistance levels between 5 and 13. I try to get my heart rate up to over 130 about three days a week. I keep track of the calories, although their count is not at all consistent with my previous Schwinns.
This has been a very durable piece of equipment and it works fairly quietly. The display (which has changed) is not particularly intuitive, but has lots of options. You do have to search online, as no manual was included. The seat is less than comfortable but I solved that by slicing up an old memory foam pillow and placing the pieces inside old t shirts draped over the back and seat.
If I could, I would give it 4.5 stars. It is not perfect, or flawless, but it is dependable. I am hoping I get several more years out of it, as the price has risen a fair amount.
Unfortunately the bike arrived damaged. The plastic cover for the flywheel had two screw brackets broken off. In addition the display console had circular scratches around each of the mounting screws, indicating to me a refurbished console. I contacted Amazon and they suggested returning the bike on their nickel and they would ship a new one. Unfortunately I had bike parts all over the basement after lugging this baby downstairs. Repacking and hauling it up again was more than my 72 year old body really wanted to handle. Amazon suggested contacting Schwinn for new parts under the bikes warranty. Reluctantly I did, fearing the usual gut searing pain you usually get from companies when trying to exercise warranty issues.
Boy, was I wrong! Schwinn could not have been more responsive! They immediately checked to see if the cover and console parts were in stock and they were. They would be shipped that day with delivery in 4 or 5 days. In addition they were sending out technicians to install the parts within the next two weeks after we settled on a mutually agreeable date and time! I didn't think this was necessary but the Schwinn rep insisted! The rep also suggested I put the bike together and use it until the the parts and techs arrived which I did (90 minute assembly, tops).
That, my friends, is what customer service should be. The bike is everything I thought it would be and with the help of Amazon and Schwinn (Nautilus) customer service, the experience was a breeze. Kudos to everyone.
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Next, it was quite easy to assemble. Though it took me 3 hours to get it done, that's only because I was putting it together while at the same time watching a hockey game and I kept stopping over and over to watch the action or rewind goals and exciting plays so I could see them again. Had my attention been solely on putting it together I could have easily done it in about an hour and a half tops, without being in any rush.
It's a nice solid looking unit, that's easy to move around the house if need be. When running, the unit is quiet which is important when watching TV or your tablet. The sliding seat easily fits all sizes except if you're under 5'5, depending on where you place your bike, it's possible you may have problems if you want to watch TV while exercising. That's because the smaller you are, the more closer you have to move the seat forward and the more you move ahead, the more the control panel can get in the way. So instead of watching TV, my wife will use her tablet in the very convenient tablet holder on the panel, which by the way keeps your device charged. What a great idea! And speaking of the control panel, It can be hard to read at times due to the lack of attention paid by Schwinn to providing a better contrasting screen. I also find the seat a little hard, but i'm looking for a proper pad to use. But I can put up with what I feel are the negatives because the positive aspects of this bike far outweigh anything negative i've mentioned.
The bike is very quiet and stable when in use. The control panel is very intuitive and user friendly, I managed to enter my user data (name, age, weight, etc.) without consulting the manual. The built in speakers are better than I expected and more than adequate to listen to music if you choose not to use headphones. The fan even blows fairly well though a bit of directional control would be helpful. Not a deal breaker by any means but would be a nice touch.
That's it for now. I may update this review in a few months when I've got an idea of the long-term reliability of the bike.