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Schwinn 212 Exercise Bike Review

Schwinn 212 Exercise Bike
Manufacturer Schwinn
Price Est. $399
Compare To Schwinn 201 Exercise Bike
Schwinn 203 Exercise Bike
Schwinn 213 Exercise Bike
Reason Schwinn 213 better value for the money
Special Features adjustable handlebars, comfort saddle
# 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 212 Exercise Bike

The Schwinn 212 recumbent bike rest above the Schwinn 201, and Schwinn 203, and sits below the Schwinn 213 in their recumbent exercise bike lineup.

*The Schwinn 212 recumbent exercise bike is the equivalent model to the Schwinn 112 upright exercise bike. The review below was taken from that model as they share over 90% of the parts.

When you move up the Schwinn ladder away from the entry level bikes (Schwinn 201 and 203), you're getting better bang for your buck, and not having to invest much more money than the budget models.

The thing you'll notice first while inspecting the Schwinn 212 is the amount of adjustability of the seat and handle bars. You may think that getting the additional adjustment options isn't that big of a deal, until you start riding the bike for prolonged periods of time (that's why you're getting a bike in the first place, right?)

Schwinn 212 Key Specs and Benefits

  • 16 levels of resistance
  • Workout programs including 6 profile courses with Calorie Goal, BMI Measurement, Recovery Test, Results Mode, Quick Start and 1 Manual mode
  • LCD computer display including Time, Interval Time, RPM, Watts, Distance, Pulse, Speed, Calories, Resistance and Alpha-numeric prompts
  • Regular Schwinn Bio-Fit Comfort saddle with micro-adjustable fore/aft seat slider
  • Schwinn Bio-Fit angle adjustable handlebars with integrated grip heart rate sensors and micro-adjustable fore/aft console slider

You'll also notice that the pedal cranks, seat material and frame materials have a higher quality level and there is more heft to the entire package. The maximum user weight on the Schwinn 212 is an ample 300 pounds.

I like the Schwinn 212 recumbent bike a lot more than the lower end Schwinn's for the better fit and finish, and the adjustability factor. And almost came close to recommending it, but when you compare it to the Schwinn 213, there is no contest in my mind...


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