Schwinn AC Sport Indoor Cycle Trainer Review

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Cycling is far different from biking for exercise. Typical exercise bikes range in price from $100 to $800 and come with pre-programmed resistance settings or air resistance. The Schwinn A.C. Sport Indoor Cycle Trainer is not the typical exercise bike. The fitness bike is made for cyclists who want to train indoors on days when outdoor training is impossible. The bike retails for more than $1,200 and comes with toe-clip pedals to mimic the feel of a road bike. Dieters desiring to workout with an exercise bike may find this unit uncomfortable as the seat is a road bike seat and very narrow.

List of Ingredients

Stationary cycle for indoor training.

Product Features

The Schwinn A.C. Sport Indoor Cycle Trainer is considered a beginner model. The feel of the bike, down to the pedals and seat, mirror outdoor road bikes or performance competition cycles. Magnets paired with an aluminum disk create resistance for improved fitness and increased intensity. The frame is galvanized steel and holds up to 300 pounds. The bike is set on wheels so it can be moved from one room to another with ease.

What makes the Schwinn A.C. Sport Indoor Cycle Trainer different from other exercise bikes is the basic cycling design. Handlebars are adjustable as is the seat. Riders ranging from 4-foot 11 inches to 6-foot 8 inches will find the cycle comfortable. Taller or shorter riders may not find an easy pedal stride.

The bike sits on a sturdy, wide frame so users can stand up and push pedals harder to mimic the feel of hills along the ride. Dual water bottle holders and Smart Release coasting also come standard.

The price of the bike is higher due to the intricate design and high end features. Dieters may find the price a bit too high for a home exercise bike and the ride will be uncomfortable. There are seat pads available to improve seat feel, but the improvement will not compare to a classic home exercise bike.

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Advantages

  • Designed for indoor cycling training.
  • Sturdy frame, Smart Release and adjustable handlebars are perfect for the cyclist.
  • The price is lower than performance indoor cycles.

Disadvantages

  • Not designed for typical home exercise.
  • Dieters may find the seat very uncomfortable.
  • Home assembly is required.
  • Much more expensive than home exercise bikes.

Conclusion

The Schwinn A.C. Sport Indoor Cycle Trainer is a created to mimic the ride of an outdoor cycle or road bike. The seat is extremely narrow and the feel of the bike takes some getting used to. If a dieter is trying to get into road racing or competition cycling, this is a beginner model and likely, the best buy for the money.

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