The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike has been a favorite low-cost cardio cycle for several years. It features a large flywheel and magnetic brake for under $300.
The backlit LCD window displays stats for time, interval time, RPM, watts, distance, pulse, speed, calories, and resistance. The programs include Quick Start, Calorie Goal, BMI Measurement, Recovery Test, Results Mode, Manual Mode, and Profile Courses. The console shuts off automatically after 5 minutes of inactivity.
The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike features:
The Schwinn 130 upright bike offers a variety of features including the patented Schwinn BioFit™ Comfort system which consists of an extra-wide saddle with a micro-adjustable fore/aft seat slider, adjustable handlebars, and oversized pedals with straps. The console tilts three ways for optimum viewing.
The Schwinn 130 also features a quiet magnetic eddy current brake (ECB) resistance system and a high inertia 20-lb flywheel, heart rate pulse grips on the handlebars, a water bottle holder, and an AC adapter with 3-foot power cord.
The drawbacks to the model include Schwinn’s famously uncomfortable seat installed on most of the cheaper bikes, and it has an odd beep from the console to mark every minute of elapsed time during the workout. The seat issue can be rectified by buying a better quality seat (it has a standard post) or by getting a gel cover. Unfortunately, the constant beeping cannot be silenced.
The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike is still available at several online retailers but is being phased out in favor of the newer Schwinn 140 upright which has a larger user weight capacity, better warranty, and a lot more console features.
Best of all, the 140 is the same price as the 130 (around $299), so it is a no-brainer that you should go with the new model.
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