The Schwinn 130 Upright Exercise Bike – A Favorite for Several Years

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 Bike

The dual backlit LCD window displays stats for time, interval time, RPM, watts, distance, pulse, speed, calories, and resistance. The programs include a variety of options including Quick Start, Calorie Goal, BMI Measurement, Recovery Test, Results Mode, Manual Mode, and Profile Courses.  

The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike features:

Schwinn 130 Upright Exercise Bike
  • ECB Magnetic Brake
  • 20 Resistance levels
  • 22 Built In Programs
  • Contact heart rate grips on handlebars
  • Workout tracking via Schwinn Connect
  • Adjustable handlebars, seat, and console
  • Rear stabilizers, frame levelers, transport wheels
  • Max user capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions/Weight: 41"L x 22"W x 58"H / 59 lbs
  • Warranty: 10 yrs frame, 2 year mechanical, 1 year electrical, 90 day labor

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The Buzz

Schwinn 130 Console

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 new console is much more user friendly than the previous one, with Quick Start touch buttons and a modern design.  You can track your workout results via the USB port, and sync them with your favorite fitness apps through Schwinn Connect.  (Note that the up-level Schwinn 170 has Bluetooth capability)

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 not so great warranty. You only get 10 years on the frame...but given the price of the 130 when it's on sale, you really can;t ask for much more.  A good idea is to opt for the extended warranty for a little extra coverage just for peace of mind.

All in all the new Schwinn 130 offers a nice, comfortable ride with plenty of workout programs to choose from.

Our Take on the Schwinn 130

The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike is a great, affordable choice with enough features and capabilities to keep you motivated and on track to reach your fitness goals.

At under $300, it's hard to beat and a solid entry level choice for the home gym.

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