The Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike offers full ergonomic back support to help alleviate the problems of back pain as well as balance issues that can be associated with using an upright bicycle.
The dual track LCD display on this recumbent model shows readouts for 13 different workout metrics including time, distance, speed, calories, intensity, goals, RPM, resistance, course and others.
The Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike features:
The features on the Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike include a magnetic Eddy Current Brake system, 20 resistance levels, grip heart rate sensors on the sideways-T handlebars, a dual window LCD display, a slightly lower pedal height than found on other recumbent bikes, an ergonomic seat with dual-position lumbar support, and an easy mount step-through frame.
The console has a backlit display for the fitness metrics and offers the user a variety of pre-set programs including 9 profile courses plus heart rate, fitness, custom and more. Other features of the Schwinn 230 recumbent bike include a reading rack, fan, sound system, USB charging, connection to Schwinn Connect and My Fitness Pal app, water bottle holder, rear stabilizers, and transport wheels.
This exercise bike has been on the market for several years and has landed on several best buy lists at consumer research websites. In hundreds of exercise bike reviews written by current owners – it scores an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Its only con has been the short warranty covering wear parts.
Selling for $349, the Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike is an updated version of the less popular Schwinn 240 model, selling for $449. The 230 remains very popular at Amazon and other online retailers.
There are a few welcome improvements on the new 230 that are attractive, such as new arcing handlebars with both horizontal and vertical grips, and a more intuitive and easier-to-read console, plus the fact that the price is the same. While both are excellent machines, we would recommend you go with the upgraded 230 model.