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Schwinn 203 Exercise Bike Review

Schwinn 203 Exercise Bike
Manufacturer Schwinn
Price Est. $349
Compare To Schwinn 201 Exercise Bike
Schwinn 212 Exercise Bike
Schwinn 213 Exercise Bike
Recommended
Yes
Reason Better Value than the Schwinn 201
Special Features None
# of Programs Adjustable Resistance Heart Rate Monitor? Warranty
12 preset, 4 heart rate, 1 user-defined Yes/magnetic pulse grip 10 years frame, 1 year parts

Schwinn 203 Exercise Bike

The Schwinn 203 recumbent bike is the next step up from the Schwinn 201, and rests below the Schwinn 212 and Schwinn 213 in their recumbent exercise bike lineup.

*The Schwinn 203 recumbent exercise bike is the equivalent model to the Schwinn 103 upright exercise bike. The review below was taken from that model as they share over 90% of the parts.

It's clear that the Schwinn 203 is a far superior value than the Schwinn 201, and it makes me wonder why they even make the Schwinn 201 when you consider the following facts...

Although the 201 and 203 share many of the same parts, for only $30 more than the 201, you get 10 additional programs, (4) of which are heart rate controlled and (1) of which is a user defined program.

Schwinn 203 Key Specs and Benefits

  • 17 preset programs provide workout variety
  • 4 heart rate controlled user programs
  • Computer controlled, eddy current resistance
  • Grip Heart Rate enables you to monitor your fitness level
  • Adjustable fore/aft seat and adjustable handlebars
  • Operates on AC power

Getting the heart rate controlled workouts (and more workout options) for such a small price difference is a value worth many times more what you'll wind up investing in the Schwinn 203, as opposed to the Schwinn 201.

The obvious choice in entry level Schwinn recumbent bikes is the Schwinn 203, end of story - it's a great value compared to other recumbent bikes in this price range too...

 

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