The Schwinn 240 recumbent exercise bike is made by a name we all know and trust. For a company that produced one of the finest bikes, it was obviously a natural progression for them to move into the field of exercise bikes. They’re doing well too. All their upright exercise bikes are built of sturdy materials and are adjustable and ergonomically designed for the feel of a “real” bike ride.
If you’re worried about purchasing a recumbent exercise bike rather than an upright it’s probably because you’re worried about your back and neck. A recumbent bike can actually be much kinder to your back because they have excellent lumbar support. You can also target more muscle groups with an incumbent.
Everything on the Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike is built for ease of use, comfort and ergonomics. And the seat, handlebars and console are fully adjustable so you enjoy the best exercise experience.
The Schwinn 240 has a 20-pound flywheel offering 16 easily adjustable levels of resistance and includes 17 workout programs, 8 course profiles and heart monitoring through the handlebars. Watch your progress on the Backlit, multi-color console to see how many calories you’ve burned, your level of resistance, time spent and distance traveled.
If you can’t afford a top-of-the-line recumbent exercise bike you’ll get the same exact workout and you can save hundreds of dollars.
Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike Features
- 16 resistance levels, 20-lb flywheel with Eddy Current Brake resistance
- Adjustable handlebars, seat and console for comfort
- Water bottle holder, magazine/tablet rack and underneath storage shelf for towels etc
- Easy to read monitor for watching your progress, includes miles, time and calories burned
- 275 pounds max user weight
Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike User Review
If you love cycling but not in the rain or you can’t cycle because the roads are just too darned dangerous, then you will really love the Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike.
It definitely goes head to head with other more commercial exercise bikes. I was considering a Precor but at nearly $3000 I decided it was just too far out of my price range.
I did a lot of research trying to find just which recumbent bike would do as well and I have to admit I was influenced by the Schwinn name. I was never disappointed with my Schwinn road bike (until someone stole it) and the Schwinn 240 is proving to be just as comfortable and reliable. All the different levels of resistance and the various built in programs are great. I use a different one every day and I can say I am definitely fitter and feel a lot healthier and stronger.
It took nearly a whole day for my husband to put the Schwinn 240 together for me. We don’t call him Speedy for nothing! But when he’d finished I knew straight away this was going to become one of my favorite things.
Now if only I could get his butt off the couch and onto it!
The Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike is an excellent machine that rivals other commercial quality machines which cost many times more – and you’ll get the same results.