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Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike promises to make your home exercising more fun and comfortable. It offers a great aerobic exercise and good lower body exercise without causing any shock or impact that can damage your joints.

This stationary exercise bikes comes with 6 preset programs and 16 resistance levels. The programs help you to set a fitness target whether you want to lose weight or stay in shape. It is easy to change the tension. You can increase the tension gradually to achieve the perfect resistance.

Whether you are a serious outdoor cyclist or you have not done any cycling before, you'll find a level that suits you. The variety of programs will keep you interested and challenged.

Actual Customer Feedback

I purchased my Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike about one month ago and I love it! I have a herniated L4/L5 disc, in my lower back. Running had been my exercise of choice for many years, but I couldn't do it anymore. My weight got up to 250 lbs, so I had to do something. I tried walking, NordicTrak, and an upright bike, but all irritated my low back. I tested different recumbent bikes, but the seating design (most have the rider seated in a 90 degree position) irritated my back. The seat on the Schwinn 230 has lumbar and side supports built into it and, when seated, the rider is in seated in a more comfortable, reclined position. My back has been doing fine.
Quotation from Schwinn 230 review on Amazon.com

I had researched the reliability etc and this bike is the same as the 213 which was recommended by consumer report. It's more user friendly because of the 'walk through' design. I've had it for several weeks and it provides all that I expected though I was surprised at how quiet it is to run. I'm in the 145 lb weight category and I'm not using it so much to lose weight, rather to just get exercise as much as possible. I've had orthoscopic surgery in both knees and find that I can't walk more than half a mile without feeling discomfort in or around the knee area. My intention is to strengthen the leg muscles as much as I can using the bike. In the $500. price category I would certainly recommend the Schwinn 230
Another Schwinn 230 recumbent bike review at Eopinions.com

We have the bike in my Physical Therapy outpatient clinic. The patients find it easy to get on and off, ride and understand the directions/programs. The only thing that is a problem is that many patients find it difficult to adjust the seat without assistance. I've already ordered 2 others for family and patients.
One of the many Schwinn 230 reviews on Stepper-Superstore.com

Our Research on Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike Suggests

Schwinn 230 Exercise Bike does exactly what the description says. Resistance levels will burn calories quickly. For those who are not mechanically-inclined, it may takes several hours to assemble but the assembly instructions are easy to follow. You should not find difficulty in looking for the parts when you assemble Schwinn 230 recumbent bike because all parts are numbered. Every instruction has picture with reference number. You don't need to buy any tool as they are included in the package.

From the Schwinn 230 recumbent bike reviews, customers used it for general fitness, low impact exercise, physical therapy, weight loss, and heart rate training. There were no mention of bodybuilding. They all agreed that the Schwinn model 230 was easy to use, comfortable, quiet, smooth and stable. Only a few of them found it difficult to assemble and adjust according to their needs. Most of the users were fitness enthusiast, frequent and occasional exerciser. Source: Stepper Superstore

The company should add back-lit on the console display so that it can be read in the dark. You need to reach under the seat and adjust a stiff bolt with a spring and a large plastic handle if you want to change the distance from the pedals. The Schwinn recumbent 230 can only support up to 300 lbs.

Verdict

The Schwinn 230 recumbent bike is comfortable and stable. Considering its low price for an indoor cycling machine, it is value for money. In addition, this exercise bicycle is smooth and quiet. Schwinn 230 bike comes with a wide range of programs and resistance levels. The positioning of the seat is ideal for anyone regardless of the height. Most important of all, this recumbent exercise bike is easy, fun and comfortable enough for you to improve your fitness and stamina.

Schwinn 230 Is No Longer Available. Check Out Schwinn 250 On Amazon.