The Schwinn 270 recumbent exercise bike is an improved version of the 230, another popular model in the series, with more resistance levels and workouts to choose from.
At under $500 on sale, the 270 is a good choice with plenty of features to keep you satisfied.
The recumbent 270 features a DualTrack double LCD window console showing distance, completion percentage, intensity, heart rate zone, course profile, pulse and speed.
Let's take a look at the important specs...
The Schwinn 270 recumbent bike is quite popular, along with its little sister the 230, as it offers a lot of good features without the hefty price tag that you often find.
There are 29 different workout programs to choose from as well as 4 different user profiles. You have 25 different levels of resistance (up from 20 on the 230 model) as well as the ability to monitor your heart rate wireless, something the 230 does not offer.
The seat is more comfortable than previous models, nicely padded with a vented back and fully adjustable. Some user reviews state that the seat is not to their liking but that's always going to be the case with some people. You can always replace the seat with something that fits your needs.
Some other great features on the Schwinn 270 include a workout fan, media tray, sound system, USB port for charging and transferring workout data to My Fitness Pal or Schwinn Connect, transport wheels and levelers to ensure that the bike is balanced.
All of the features on the 270 are the same as you'll find on the upright 170 model, so if you prefer an upright bike over a recumbent go with the 170.
The Schwinn 270 recumbent is a great exercise bike, especially given the relatively low price tag. It's only $50 more than its little sister, the 230 recumbent, so in our opinion it's well worth the extra money for the additional resistance levels and workout programs that you get.
Schwinn bikes remain quite popular due to their mix of function and design, and the 270 is no exception. It certainly isn't a high-end bike, and it doesn't have all of the most modern features, but it will definitely help you achieve your fitness goals...without breaking the bank.
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