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Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike
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- Infinite wind resistance the harder you pedal the harder the resistance
- Workout upper and lower body simultaneously or independently
- Console continuously shows 6 workout metrics, no more waiting for the readouts and has RevMeter RPM gauge
- New RevMeter RPM gauge is a fun visual way to see your efforts
- Large thickly padded seat for comfort
- Integrated water bottle holder
- Four levelers to ensure stability
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Schwinn Airdyne AD6
The Airdyne Exercise Bike is simply smart. Wind resistance is exponential, so the harder you pedal, the higher the resistance becomes. The console is designed to show key data all at once, and it has a unique RevMeter RPM gauge that's perfect for interval training. The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Bike is a must-have cardio machine for any home gym.
- New quieter, frictionless fan.
- New shrouding on BioSynch linkage system for safer workouts.
- New RevMeter RPM gauge — perfect for interval training.
- New console layout with continuously visible metrics.
- New integrated bottle holder.
- New more convenient transport wheel location.
- New updated styling for today's home environment.
- New foot straps on self-balancing pedals for greater motion control.
- New accessories: Reading Rack, Wind Screen.
The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike provides superior performance, comfort, and durability for your home gym.The quiet, frictionless fan ensures a smooth, relaxing workout. A shrouding over BioSynch linkage system makes for a safer workout, while the LCD display offers optimal performance. Dimensions: 49.7L x 25.7W x 50.9H in.. Resistance-based braking creates zero friction. Durable metal frame. Smooth, reliable ride. Ideal for rehabilitative use. Water bottle holder, self-balancing pedals, and transport wheels. Large, easy-to-read LCD console. Manufacturer provides 15 years frame, 1 year mechanical parts and 2 years electronic parts warranty.
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The AD6 came in a "Shipping-proof" box. Very well-packaged and secure. It is very heavy, of course, so be prepared to have help brining it in the house. The AD6 arrived completely unscathed. Not a single scratch or dinge on any elements of the bike. All parts were there and easy to unpack. Great job on the packing and shipping.
A very straightforward once-person job (but note that the instructions recommend that two people set it up). It took me about an hour from opening the box to using the bike. All parts are clearly labeled "left: or "right", there are just a few screws, bolts, and washers that re sealed in a labeled hardware card, and all required tools are provided. Holes for bolts lined up perfectly. Schwinn clearly made ease of assembly a priority.
FORM FACTOR AND APPEARANCE
The AD6 will fit in a 28" by 52" space. Very compact and fits fine in our relatively small family room. It looks great, with a professional black finish.
FUNCTION AND OPERATION
The AD6 is a pleasure to use. The fan is quiet (but will blow up any dust in the area), and has very good resistance when using your legs and arms. Of course, as you increase speed, the wind really blows all around and the AD6 becomes fairly blustery and loud. But the fact that the wind does not hit you in the face is a big plus over the AD4. For upper-body-only exercise, you can place you feet on two stationary stems near the fly wheel, or on a space behind the wheel. Resistance when doing arms-only is a bit tough, but it gives you a good workout. I find that there is not much, if any, wind in my face when using the AD6. The seat is large and comfortable, and the pedals include adjustable foot straps. There is an easy-reach bottle holder at the front, and you can buy a reading rack accessory from Schwinn. Without that reading rack accessory, there is nowhere on the bike to put a magazine, ipad, ipod, etc.
The console displays RPM, speed, distance, watts, and calories. It will also display your pulse if you buy that accessory from Schwinn. Initial setup requires that you enter your altitude. While the console itself provides decent information, it is dark and hard to read, even in normal room lighting due to the low contrast and high level of glare. The AD6 is moderately portable on a hard surface (it is heavy, but has wheels on the from; but to use the wheels you have to lift up the rear of the unit... a good 60 lb lift). The wheels on the AD6 are small, so moving on carpet is more difficult.
The AD6 is a very solid exercise bike. The fan area is solid, the bolts secure well, and there is no rattling when we use the bike. It feels like it is built to last. As I mentioned earlier, the blade is very secure and feels to be built into the frame.
The AD6 is a great piece of exercise equipment. It is compact good-looking, and effective.
IN COMPARISON TO THE AD4
The AD4 has served us well over the years. The AD6, however, is clearly a step above the AD4. First, when using the AD6, the wind from the blade does not blow straight up in your face like it does for the AD4. The blade assembly on the AD6 is also more secure. On the AD4, we frequently need to re-set the blade cage so that it does not rattle against the blade. On the AD6, the blade assembly seems to be more securely attached to the actual frame of the bike. The blade and cage are also much smaller (22" vs. 27") but in our tests, gave the same level of resistance. The AD6 blade is also a more solid blade, while the AD4's blade has small metal spokes and a few tin-looking blades. The belts that drive the blade are enclosed in the AD6's frame and are not visible. The AD4's drive chain is visible. The AD$ does not really have an enclosed "body" like the AD4 does. Again, this is not to take away from the AD4. It is a very good bike as well.
The seats appear to be the same on the AD4 and AD6. The pedals on the AD6 are large and have straps, while the pedals on the AD4 are smaller, essentially the size of a typical bicycle pedal. The computer consoles are different, but it's really a wash on which is better. The AD6's console is larger and shows all values at the same time; the AD4 console is smaller and you must hit a button to scroll through values. However, the AD4 console is higher up, so it is easier to read and access. But the AD6 does have a water bottle holder, which the AD4 does not have.
As for portability, they both have wheels on the front. The AD4 has larger wheels which are located on the blade cage, and the AD6 has smaller wheels on the front footing. The AD4, because of the larger wheels, is a bit easier to move about.
The foot props (where you place your feet near the axis of the fly wheel when you are doing upper body only) on the AD4 are stationary, while the props on the AD6 actually move with the upper body handlebar arms. A small distraction.
Overall, the AD6 is the clear winner. It seems to have a better build, is more compact, and is better-looking overall. Schwinn has obviously taken the time to improve upon an already great product. Especially at Amazon's price, don't hesitate to invest in the AD6 (or even the AD4).
Like others have said the seat hurts a bit, but from what I've gathered, the same holds true to just about every bike seat. You just need to get used to it.
After about two weeks of use I started hearing a clunking noise. It doesn't interfere with the use of the Airdyne, but it's a bit distracting. I called Schwinn and they're sending replacement parts for it and also sending a technician to install them. Customer service there is really nice. Hopefully the replacement parts fix the issue and this doesn't happen again.
I would have given this 5 stars if it weren't for the issue of the noise after just a couple of weeks. I'll update this review after the repairs are completed.
The unit arrived with the carton in good condition. Packaging was protective of the contents.
The instructions wee clear and the parts and tool layouts were excellent. Assembly took about 45 minutes with one person.
The console proved to be defective. It did not shut down at all and the display was on 24/7. It also did not display all he parameters. A call to Nautilus-Schwinn resulted in them sending a new console. I arrived in about a week and worked fine.
The unit is well constructed and seems quite robust. Has a solid feel to it.
I was surprised at the smoothness of operation. Mechanically the unit is tight with no play in the pedals or bars..
Seat. I hate the seat. It is too soft and very slippery. I will be looking for a replacement.
Console. The console is not readable except in fairly bright light, which does not exist in my workout location. I have to keep a flashlight nearby to see the screen. I would have been willing to pay more for a dot matrix or LED type screen.
The heart monitor function was not tested I use an iPhone with Digifit to monitor my heart rate.
The calorie function is useless as there is no way to enter your weight. The time, distance, speed functions all work fine.