|Schwinn 170||29||25||300 lbs||-10 years frame
-2 years mechanical
-1 year electrical
-1 year labor
The Schwinn 170 is a very popular upright bike priced at around $400. It is very easy to use and is also ergonomically-shaped to enhance your comfort. It even comes with higher-end features designed for data exchanges and other such options, which is why it’s one of the most popular upright bikes on the market.
The Schwinn 170 has a great level of comfort, especially considering its relatively affordable price. It has a perfectly contoured seat that will render your training session far more comfortable. This will consequently enable you to add additional hours to your workout and burn more calories as a result. The seat is actually designed to position your body in an ergonomic position, hence preventing aches and strains. You can also move the seat up or down, according to your individual height. Consequently, it is versatile enough to be used by different members of the same family.
More importantly, the pedals are solid enough for you to pedal while standing up. In fact, they also come with straps that can be adjusted around your ankle, regardless of your shoe size. However, while the handlebars are textured for a firm grip, they cannot be adjusted to your required angle. Users who are fond of lengthier workouts will be glad to learn that the bike also comes with a built-in fan designed to keep you motivated and cool during the entire duration of your training session.
Features and Specifications
The technical specifications on the Schwinn 170 are as follows:
- Machine Dimensions: 41 x 21 x 56 inches
- Machine Weight: 74 pounds
- Built-in programs: 29
- Resistance: Eddy Current Brake
- Resistance Levels: 25
- Maximum User Weight: 300 pounds
With the Schwinn 170, you will be able to benefit from not one, but two different LCD windows to deliver a wide variety of information related to your training session. In fact, while most machines normally limit themselves to a couple of workout feedbacks, this model can provide you with no less than 13 different display feedbacks. These include, but are not limited to, the distance covered, calories burned, time elapsed and other such fitness data.
This particular bike also comes with 29 different programs that will prevent your body from adjusting to the same motions, which means that you’ll be able to burn more calories in the same amount of time. If you live in a large family, you will be glad to learn that you can also enter up to four different user profiles. A goal tracking system is also included to keep you feeling challenged. Thanks to the weighed, high inertia perimeter flywheel, you can additionally benefit from 25 different levels of tension that will provide you with different types of workouts. Consequently, the machine can be used by different people, regardless of their stamina.
Since it comes with innovative high-tech features, this particular bike also comes with a USB charging port. A data exchange feature is also included to help users swap and compare their fitness information.
Ease of Use
This model is extremely easy to use, in spite of its innovative features. Even beginners were able to successfully use the varying features from their very first session. The only option that was complicated for beginners to understand was the two LCD windows. Otherwise, the majority of people had an easy time with the upright bike. It includes transport wheels to help you move it around. It also delivers a whisper-quiet operation which means that you can use it at night.
Assembly and Parts
The boxed packaging comes with all the tools and accessories that you will need to set up it up, which is why the assembly process is so straightforward. Most people actually needed between thirty to forty-five minutes to join the different parts together. A fully illustrated instructions manual is also included to help you set up the apparatus. When you receive this machine, you mainly need to join together the main frame to the pedals, LCD windows, saddle and handlebars.
Very few drawbacks have been reported about this bike. The main issue reported about it was related to the seat: while the overwhelming majority of users found the saddle to be on the more comfortable side, a few customers- especially beginners- thought that the seat was too tough and unyielding, which made longer workouts quite uncomfortable. Some people also complained about the handlebars and claimed that the non-adjustable feature severely limited their comfort since they often had to lean forward to find the perfect posture. Other than these two minor issues, most people did enjoy their cycling experience, which explains its popularity.
If you don’t mind spending some extra money, the Schwinn 170 is an absolute must-have for both advanced and less experienced users. Surprisingly easy to use in spite of its wide range of features, this machine can help you burn up to 800 calories- if not more- per hour. More importantly, it also has the advantage of being extremely comfortable to use, which means that you can easily extend your training session and consequently burn more calories. Thanks to the transport wheels, you can move the machine anywhere for easy storage.