Schwinn AC Performance Indoor Cycle Trainer Review

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Schwinn manufactures road bikes, exercise bikes and performance cycle trainers, among other cycling products. When it comes to working out in the home, most dieters turn to exercise bikes, treadmills and ellipticals. Exercise bikes are easy on the joints and simple to use daily, but the Schwinn A.C. Performance Indoor Cycle Trainer is not a typical exercise bike. This product is used as a training tool when a cyclist cannot ride outdoors. In a controlled setting, they can train like they are riding on the road, complete with toe-slip pedals and road bike seat. The average dieter will not find the Schwinn A.C. Performance Indoor Cycle Trainer comfortable or worth the money. The unit is one of the higher end models from Schwinn and costs more than $1,600. Though the price is higher than an exercise bike, it costs less than a road bike.

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Cycle trainer from Schwinn.

Product Features

The Schwinn A.C. Performance Indoor Cycle Trainer Is 20 inches wide by 43 inches long. The cycle trainer stands 4-feet tall. The assembled cycle weighs 106 pounds and holds a rider weighing up to 300 pounds. Riders should measure between 4 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 8 inches to ride the cycle comfortably.

There are some basic differences between an exercise bike and a cycle trainer. The cycle trainer does not come standard with an LCD screen and preprogrammed workouts. This model of cycle trainer is compatible with MPower console, but this is not included with the bike purchase. The pedals have toe-clips identical to road cycles and the bike seat is narrow and extremely hard. Dual water bottle holders and tough aluminum frame mean this bike is ready for the long haul, or hours of riding.

We found few differences between Schwinn cycle trainers costing less and the Schwinn A.C. Performance Indoor Cycle Trainer, aside from the price. If the dieter is looking for a piece of home fitness equipment to workout on off gym days, this is not the equipment they are looking for.

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  • Performance cycle designed for indoor training.
  • Tough aluminum frame and coasting function allow the rider to recreate the feel of outdoor cycling.


  • The price is much higher than an exercise bike.
  • The seat is uncomfortable and narrow.
  • May hold 300 pounds, but the rider will likely be uncomfortable.
  • Not designed for basic physical fitness.


The Schwinn A.C. Performance Indoor Cycle Trainer is not your typical exercise bike. The design is created to look and feel just like a professional road bike. Cyclists can jump on the cycle trainer and complete a workout similar to a live ride. The price is affordable, when it comes to cycle trainers, but much more expensive than an exercise bike.

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