Welcome to the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike reviews. I guess you already which product I am referring to. Yes, it is about the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike.
Upright exercise bikes are one of the three types of stationary exercise bikes. They hold down the middle ground among the exercise bikes. The upright exercise bikes are not that hardcore like indoor cycling bikes and they are also not mild like some of the recumbent exercise bikes.
Some of the common features seen in the upright exercise bike are- they have not so heavy as well as not so light flywheel. Their seats are not always like the spin exercise bikes (also known as the indoor cycling bikes) and also not that large and comfortable like that of the recumbent bikes. The resistance levels of these bikes are not much more than the spin bikes and also not at all less than the recumbent exercise bikes.
Most of the upright exercise bikes are designed like the bicycles we see on the street. Some of them, however, have a bit different design. They have a wider seat and small backrest. They are called semi upright bikes or semi recumbent bikes.
Here is a good article on the semi recumbent bike reviews. You will easily understand these types of exercise bikes from here.
Our main spotlight of this article belongs to the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike. So let us start our Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike reviews.
- Brand name : Schwinn
- Model name : 100335
- Dimensions : 41 x 22 x 58 inches
- Weight : 69 pounds
- Flywheel weight: 13 pounds
The flywheel of the exercise bikes is one of their most important components. The basic resistance of an exercise bike comes from this flywheel. A bike that has heavier flywheel can provide more resistance. Even if a stationary exercise bike does not have a resistance implying system, a heavy flywheel can do the job of the resistance system. Although riding that stationary bike would be very boring as it will only be able to offer one type of exercise.
The upright exercise bikes usually have a flywheel of medium weight. Not as heavy as the flywheels found in the indoor cycling bikes and neither light as the recumbent bikes. And there is no exception to that on this bike. This Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike has a flywheel that weighs about 13 pounds.
We generally see two major types of resistance system in the stationary exercise bikes. They are the friction resistance system and the magnetic resistance e system. However, there is also new resistance in the market of present times. It is called the eddy current brake resistance system.
The eddy current brake resistance system is more like an upgraded version of the magnetic resistance system. This eddy current brake works with the help of electricity, magnet, and the flywheel.
In the magnetic resistance system, a magnet is used to apply or remove resistance by increasing or decreasing its force of attraction against the flywheel.
In the eddy current brake resistance system, a servo motor is used to control the magnetic element inside the bike. When you will change the resistance levels of the bike, the servo motor will change the position of the magnetic resistance elements inside the bike situated near the flywheel against the flywheel. And thus, the resistance of the machine will either increase or decrease.
But that is not all on the resistance system of this bike. You might have noticed me using the words “resistance levels” quite a few times before. What are those resistance levels?
Well, the resistance levels of an exercise bike mean the amount of total resistance of that bike is divided into many levels. When you access a specific level, you will get a specific amount of resistance specified for that level only. Every good exercise bike has this feature of a variable resistance system. In this bike, there are 20 different levels of resistance that you can access. Moreover, you can also adjust these resistance levels as much as you need.
The two major advantage of having the eddy current brake is that they provide the quietest and smoothest cycling experience possible.
The seat of the upright exercise bikes can be of two types mainly. Some bikes have the seat that looks like the regular seat we find in the bicycles. And some other types of upright exercise bikes have the seat a little bit like that of the recumbent bikes. They might also have a small backrest.
Our Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike has the seat like the regular cycles. Though it looks like them it has some extra features in it. The seat is contoured and padded to ensure a comfortable ride by its users.
Moreover, the seat is mounted on top of; well, for your convenience, you can simply call it like a pole. So removing the seat is very easy if you ever need to replace the seat.
Furthermore, the seat has a pin system. So that you can adjust the height of the seat whenever you want to without any extra trouble.
Well, I do not think I need to tell you about the uses of the handlebars on an exercise bike. You need to know what is inside the handlebars or what features does the handlebars have.
The handlebar of this exercise bike is specially angled to get the users to ride the bike in the most comfortable position. Moreover, the angle of the bike can also be adjusted by the user.
At the foremost side of the handlebar, there are two sets of ergonomically placed hand pulse grip sensors to monitor the heart pulse rate of the users.
There is nothing much to mention about the pedals of this bike. They are also not specially made. The pedals of the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike are the standard pedals seen in the bikes.
The only special feature these pedals have is the straps over them. There are two straps over the two pedals to ensure the safe placement of your legs on the bike. And yeah, the straps are adjustable of fit in feet of any size.
Do you really want to know about the console of the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike? Because there are many things to say about it. You will find few other consoles of the exercise bikes better than the console of this Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike.
First of all, in this machine, you have not one but two displays. And both of them are LCD monitors. Together these two monitors from the Schwinn Dual Track LCD monitor system can show you 13 different types of display feedbacks.
You will be able to see the time, speed, distance, amount of calories burnt during workouts, revolutions per minute, resistance level, Heart Rate zone indicator, profile, indicator of percent (%) completion, user indicator, intensity meter, goal achievement, etc.
Almost all of the best exercise bikes have pre-installed programs in their console. These programs are also of several types. Some are testing programs, some are heart rate programs, some are profile programs, some are intense programs, some are time interval programs and so on.
The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike has 22 preset workout programs. Among them, there is 1 quick start program, 2 fitness test programs, 2 custom programs, 4 beginner and 4 advanced level heart rate programs and 9 profiles.
Well, now this is a feature which is not available in every stationary bike. This machine can connect with the Schwinn Connect for tracking the performance. You can export the data from all of your workouts there and keep your focus fixed on your workout goal.
There is also a cooling fan at the lower central region of the console. When you start sweating from workouts, you do not need to go for an extra cooling source as your exercising machine is already providing it. The fan has three speed settings for providing slow, medium, and fast cooling.
For those who want to do more than just exercising at a time or the people who do not like headphones, there are two acoustic chambered speakers in the console of the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike. You can listen to music or any motivational speech or what the President is addressing in the news.
There is a media holder right at the lower edge of the upper LCD screen of the console. You can easily fit any phone or anything up to a tablet in the holder. Sometimes just riding the bike for hours could be boring. So you need recreation to cut off the boredom.
If you use any media device at the same time you are riding the bike, you can watch your favorite series or any movie or simply you can use the social media at that extra time without wasting your other important time is surfing the social media.
Suppose you want to watch a movie during the time of your exercise. And you also do not have adequate charge on the device you want to use for watching the movie. Or you just need to connect the device with the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike to exchange data to the SchwinnConnect or myfitnesspal.com. How are you going to do that?
Well, there is a USB port in the console which you can use to connect any of your devices to the machine. You can charge it or exchange data with the help of the USB port.
The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike weighs about 69 pounds. Although this machine is lighter than most of the other exercise bikes. But still, it is not possible to lift it every time you need to move it. This is why this bike has two small wheels with its front stabilizer.
Speaking of the stabilizers, I almost forgot to tell you about the stabilizers or the levelers with this machine.
The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike has two integrated levelers at its bottom. These levelers keep the machine from any small movement produced during pedaling the machine.
There is an oversized water bottle holder with the front post of the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike. This oversized bottle holder can fit in any bottle of any size to keep you hydrated during your intense workouts.
- Brand name : Schwinn
- Model name : 100335
- Dimensions : 41 x 22 x 58 inches
- Weight : 69 pounds
- Drive system : High speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel
- Flywheel weight: 13 pounds
- Max user weight: 300 pounds
- Resistance : Eddy current brake
- Resistance levels: 20 levels of resistance
- Programs : 22 programs
- Performance tracking : Goal Track
- Seat : Contoured and padded seat
- Users : 2
- Pedals : Standard strapped pedals
- Toe cage : No
- Handlebars : Angle adjustability
- Pulse sensor : Grip
- Power supply : AC adaptor included
- Monitor : Two Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor
- Statistics : Time, distance, speed, revolutions per minute, resistance level, amount of calories burnt, heart pulse rate zone indicator, user indicator, profile, goal achievement, intensity meter
- Fan : Yes
- Levelers : Two integrated levelers
- Transportation wheels: Yes
- Bottle holder : Yes
- Warranty : 90 days labor, 1 year electrical, 2 years mechanical, and 10 years on the frames
- Amazon ratings : 3.9 out of 5
- High speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel along with 20 levels adjustable eddy current brake resistance for providing the users with maximum service possible.
- The machine consists of 22 different programs which include 1 quick start program, 2 fitness test programs, 2 custom programs, 4 beginner and 4 advanced level heart rate programs and 9 profiles.
- Rich Schwinn DualTrack monitor has two LCD monitors in the same console.
- This device can be connected with the Schwinn Connect and myfitnesspal.com to keep the track of your performance across any device.
- The Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike has an oversized water bottle holder, two integrated levelers, transportation wheels, USB connecting port, fan, speakers all in the same machine.
- There is a media holder that can fit phones or tablets just below the upper display monitor which the user can use to watch any program or browse the internet or do any work they might have.
- Eddy current brake resistance
- Floor levelers
- Cooling fan
- Rich display
- Adjustable resistance
- Preset workout programs
- Media holder
- Transportation wheels
- Two acoustic chamber speakers
- Oversized bottle holder
- 13 pound flywheel
- Strapped pedals
- Heart pulse rate sensors
- Comfortable seat
- Silent and smooth operation of the machine
- Angled adjustable handlebars
- AC power supply
- Performance tracking
- If a large device is put in the media holder like a tablet, it might cover the upper screen
- No toe cages
- Not very strong pedals
There is nothing more left for me to say on the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike reviews. Above I have given you a short intro on the product. Then I gave you the description of every little part of this machine. In the end, I have stated all the good and the bad of this bike.
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