The Schwinn IC2 Indoor Cycling exercise bike has a resistance knob so that you can increase or decrease the resistance at any time during your workout.
Equipped with an electronic performance monitor, you get constant readouts of time, distance, RPMs, speed, and calorie count on the LCD computer which operates on two AAA batteries.
The bike features:
There are several components to note on the Schwinn IC2 Indoor Cycling exercise bike such as the long-lasting wool felt pad on the brake that provides smooth and even resistance against the 31-lb high inertia flywheel. The frame is made with corrosion resistant steel tubing and features an outdoor cycling-inspired Q-factor (which is the ergonomic distance between pedals for user comfort).
It has fore/aft seat adjustment and multi-position handlebars so you can be comfortable riding while seated or standing, and the pedals have toe cages for more strenuous hard pedaling sessions. The only complaint is that the seat is not all that comfortable so you will have to budget for a replacement seat or buy a gel cover. If you don’t, you might get discouraged and stop exercising if you can’t stand to be in the saddle for more than a few minutes.
While user reviews on the Schwinn IC2 Indoor Cycling exercise bike are very favorable for this beginner’s model costing just $285, although we would point out that the performance monitor mounted on the handlebars is inaccurate – and actually unnecessary on a spin bike. Other than that, this is an easy bike to assemble, and the one-year parts warranty is a bonus.
It compares favorably to the Proform 290 SPX at $299. The Proform is a much heavier bike (112 pounds compared to the Schwinn’s 83 pounds), and has a longer frame, so it may be a better choice for heavier users.
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