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[Review & SALE] Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike
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With the Schwinn® 270 Recumbent Bike, cardio workouts are anything but routine. From dozens of programs and levels of resistance to Bluetooth® connectivity and free app-based tracking tools like the RideSocial™ App, the Schwinn 270 turns cycling into a dynamic experience that yields outstanding results.
- Product Dimensions: 66.5 x 12.5 x 27.5 inches ; 93 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 101 pounds
- ASIN: B01MS7EWR9
- Item model number: 100515
Great for us seniors! – I’d buy it again and I’d recommend it to my friends.
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Schwinn MY17-R270 Stationary Recumbent Exercise Bike 1. Note the model “MY17-R270” – be sure to get the 2017 model. 2. Mine didn’t ship with a user manual – only assembly instructions. As of this writing, the only manual available and downloaded from the website is for the 2016 model. I got the 2017 manual by calling customer support. 3. Some things I’ve found (2017 adds): a. There is a Custom User Program capability, but it’s NOT listed in either manual. (It wasn’t difficult to figure out) b. The 2017 DOES have BlueTooth® capability – allowing at least automatic upload of sessions to the Schwinn Trainer app*. c. Some kind of “VR Experience” capability – there is a page full of warnings for caution when using VR – but there’s no instruction or description of HOW to use VR with the bike. d. I’m thinking there are other “Easter eggs”, but I haven’t found them… and I’ll bet the programming can be updated/upgraded! 4. * “Schwinn Trainer” is a smartphone app. “SchwinnConnect.com” is a website. a. Both sync with MyFitnessPal. b. Your session(s) can be downloaded to a USB thumb-stick, and then uploaded to SchwinnConnect.com via PC.
Great option to get exercising for us larger folks
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Been using the bike for almost two weeks now. Overall, I think it’s a great piece of equipment with just a few caveats mentioned below. I went with a recumbent bike for several reasons, but mainly because my knees can’t hold up to the stress of a treadmill yet. I’m a fairly large individual who is needing to lose weight to make sure I’m around to see my son grow up. First, the bike is rated for a maximum weight of 325 lbs. I’m more in the 350 range, but I decided to take a chance that the max weight is probably less than what the bike can actually support. Fortunately, I was correct in this assumption. However, if you are above the maximum weight, just know that you are using the bike at your own risk. The main thing to understand though, is that for performing cardio exercise, the bike is great. It’s quiet, doesn’t draw a ton of electricity, is well made, and isn’t too difficult to put together. The features all work as advertised, with some minor exceptions I’ll get to in a moment. When the bike arrived, it’s in a single large cardboard box. It’s somewhat heavy, although my wife and I who are every bit the opposite of body builders didn’t have too much trouble moving it upstairs to it’s designated spot.
Love this bike!
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I’ve had this bike less than a week and I am loving it! I have ridden it every day. I had hip replacement surgery back in 2005 and have always had to deal with arthritis in both hips. Back then they had me on a recumbent for rehab and that’s when I knew this was the only style of exercise bike for me. (I also own a recumbent road trike). A recumbent takes the strain off your hips, knees, and lower back for an enjoyable but effective form of exercise. The bike is sturdy and extremely quiet. I mean someone could be sleeping in the same room quiet, it’s crazy. I am a 61 yr old female and following the well written instruction manual for assembly I was able to put the bike together myself in about 1.5 hrs. So far everything on the computer console seems to be working properly including the fan. I haven’t connected to Bluetooth but the MP3 connection is nice to have and the speakers sound surprisingly good. The water bottle holder is handy and there is another little pocket for maybe a remote. I am still learning what all I can do with this piece of equipment but one thing I really like is how you can choose one of the pre-programmed workouts and adjust your time goal.
Great exercise investment for seniors!
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I truly love this bike. I am 82 years old with degenerative arthritis in my spine and two knee replacements and found that almost any type of activity caused me pain leading to a very sedentary life style. I purchased this bike after checking out some similar ones including the older Schwinn 270 model at a sporting goods store. (The older model has a hard plastic seat not as comfortable as the padded seat on the 2017 model.) I found that for the price point, the Schwinn was sturdier and had much more capability than similar models in its class. It is exceedingly comfortable, easily adjustable for my needs, absolutely silent and about as good as it can get for providing exercise for a senior. I have been using it for at least one half hour to an hour almost every day with no discomfort or residual pain. I have managed to increase the resistance slightly from when I first started, have lost some weight and feel emotionally and physically better. I indulged myself in an app called BitGym that can be purchased for any tablet, in my case an iPad Pro.
Very Good Machine with One Minor Correctable Defect
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Mine just arrived and I’ve enjoyed my first workout. Here’s the good and the bad so far. GOOD – I was one of the lucky ones who received a more or less intact box. The Styrofoam was badly ripped apart, but it took the blows and protected the parts inside. It takes about 1hr to unpack everything as assemble the bike. The instructions are excellent and the parts well laid out. If you have an electric drill or impact driver things will move along faster, but tools are included with the bike and they will suffice. I’m 5’11” and the everything fit me perfectly. I found the seat very comfortable and the display bright despite being in a very sunny room. The display is easy to read and understand. The heart monitor works, but is pretty rudimentary – I plan to use a chest monitor instead. I found it very quiet and one of the best recumbent bikes I’ve ridden. BAD – When I finished assembly and turned on the monitor I quickly discovered that the magnetic resistance was locked on high. Repeated attempts to reduce the resistance failed. I called the helpline and they wanted me to disassemble the plastic housing covering the magnetic resistance system; I agreed to do so. Inside, there are two wheels.
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So far, I’ve been impressed with the Schwinn M17 270 Recumbent Bike. It was easy to assemble (took about an hour), and the directions were easy to read and the tools and all pieces needed were packaged clearly. The bike is well made — it’s sturdy. When in use, it is relatively quiet and very smooth. As a person of a shorter stature (5ft), I I was hoping that I would be able to reach the pedals (ha!) and that was not a problem. In fact, the seat is not even set on the lowest level for me, which means that someone even shorter can use this bike. I downloaded the app to use and keep track of my workouts, and so far so good! I’m really enjoying using this bike, and would absolutely recommend it.
Nicely built, but fumbled electronics
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I just took delivery of this bike and I have some initial thoughts to share. (1) It arrived via UPS in a fairly large box, but it was well-packaged. In fact, my first order of business was to remove everything, do an inventory, and lay out the parts for inspection. Everything was carefully wrapped and protected. A great amount of thought went into the packaging to prevent damage. I was VERY impressed. (2) On first glance, it was clear that the bike was beautifully engineered and nicely machined. The nuts and bolts were in a single shrink-wrapped container, clearly identified, and carefully packaged. The three tools needed for assembly were included. (3) The Assembly Manual was brilliant and should be used as an example of “How To” write an owner’s manual. The step-by-step directions were clear and easy to follow. The illustrations were detailed. The parts fit perfectly. (4) Assembly is supposed to take 90 minutes, but I took my time and finished in about 2 hours. At no point was I frustrated or confused. In fact, I really enjoyed the assembly process.