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Review of Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike$399

Review of Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Very Good
Rating
4.10 stars
193
Reviews
$399.99-$479.99
Price Range
Reviewed on: August 13, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Ergonomic, comfortable and adjustable plush seat
  • Wide pedals for smooth and comfortable riding
  • Stabilizers for wobble free performance
  • Excellent user console panel with pre-set programs
  • Durable, quiet and easy mobility
  • Integrated fan, speakers, port, reading stand and bottle holder
Cons
  • Plastic parts wear off easily
  • Poor quality fan and speakers

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.10 stars, and the price range is $399.99-$479.99.

The Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike offers great opportunity for shedding those extra pounds to get in shape and stay fit. The plush seat bottom, side bolsters and lumbar support make it very comfortable. This exercise bike is sturdy and capable of handling weight up to 300 pounds. This is an updated version with some subtle changes from the earlier 240 model. The features include -

BioFit Comfort: Over-sized pedal design with dual density material for efficiency and comfort; Fore-aft and angle-adjustable console; Ergonomic and adjustable extra-wide seat. 

BioDyne Performance: Perimeter weighted flywheel for smooth and consistent workouts; Built-in stabilizer bars at front and back for wobble free ride; Transport wheels for easy mobility.

BioConnect Feedback: 11 pre-set programs, 8 profile courses, and a quick start course for heart; Long distance program for extra stamina; 4 polar heart rate programs; 16 resistance levels.

User Console Panel: Back-lit colored LCD display; Schwinn Advantage workout tracking; Heart rate monitor system; Built-in magazine stand; Retractable reading shelf; Built-in speakers; Ports to play music, Integrated blower fan; Speakers; Utility tray; Bottle holder.

However, the few reviewers report that some parts are made of cheap plastic and they break off easily. Some buyers received faulty equipment where display would shut off, pedal mechanism was not smooth or did not work and the bike frame came damaged out of the box. Also, the quality and functionality of the fan and speakers has not improved from its earlier version.

Overall, the Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike is basic workout equipment with very good quality drive and features. It is extremely stable and durable. This bike comes from an award winning and most trusted brands in the industry backed with warranty of 5 years on frame, 1 year on mechanical and electrical parts and 3 month on wearable parts.

User Voice

Cluster Help
Review Group #: 1
(5.00 stars)
9 Reviews
Very easy to setup and use Quiet Very durable Excellent user interface Good construction quality Built-in wheels for easy mobility Highly recommended by users
Review Group #: 2
(3.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Setup is easy with included tools Easy to follow instructions Parts and tools are well organized and labeled Many parts are made of cheap plastic instead of metal
Review Group #: 3
(4.50 stars)
19 Reviews
Easy to assemble and use Very comfortable and adjustable seat Pedals and rides smooth Electronic display Good design Can read or watch TV comfortably while working out
Review Group #: 4
(4.00 stars)
20 Reviews
Works great Stores information for 2 user profiles Displays time, miles, calories, resistance level Hard to find where the workouts are programmed in the machine Heart rate monitor works perfectly Can compare workout progress over time

Where to Buy

StorePromotionsPriceAdditional Details
dickssportinggoods.com$399.99
searsoutlet.com$400.00Reconditioned - Prices vary by location and condition of item
Walmart$411.97
Amazon$424.94
bowflexcatalog.com$479.00
Sports Authority$479.99
eBay$479.99

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Review Sources

Amazon.com  ‎ Rating: 4.00 stars from 171 reviews‎‎, Price: $424.94 ‎
Walmart.com  ‎ Rating: 4.60 stars from 22 reviews‎‎, Price: $411.97 ‎

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