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 adjustable angle backlit LCD display on this recumbent model shows readouts for time (miles/km), interval time, RPM, Watts, speed, distance, pulse, resistance, and calories.
The Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike features:
The features on the Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike include a magnetic Eddy Current Brake system, 16 resistance levels, grip heart rate sensors on the sideways-T handlebars, an instrument panel with 3-position angle adjustment, 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 10 profile courses plus a calorie goal program, recover test, and more. Other features of the Schwinn 230 recumbent bike include a reading rack, 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 $449, the Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike is being phased out in favor of the more stylish Schwinn 240 model, also selling for $449. The 230 will remain available for a while at Amazon and other online retailers until the units are all sold off. There are a few welcome improvements on the new 240 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 model.