The Schwinn 150 may not be as expensive as other exercise bikes, yet it still comes with a generous amount of features, many of which can usually be found on high-end bikes, such as a heart rate monitor, speakers, a fan, as well as an MP3 input port, and therefore offers excellent value for money.
The Schwinn 150 comes with a wide range of built-in workout programs. In total, there are 26 programs to choose from, including 11 preset programs, 8 profile course programs, 4 Polar heart rate programs, in addition to a quick start, distance goal, and fitness test program. Therefore, with all these programs at your disposal, your work out regime is always varied, making it unlikely that monotony and boredom will kick in.
The Schwinn 150 also comes equipped with a generous number of resistance levels. There are 16 levels to choose from, again, making it unlikely that boredom or monotony will kick in. But perhaps more importantly, whatever your fitness level may be, there will always be a setting that will provide enough of a challenge for you.
It’s also worth noting that the flywheel is on the heavy side, which is actually a good thing, as it adds to the stability of the bike while ensuring that the pedaling motion is smooth for that true road bike feel. The flywheel is also quiet when in operation, which those with neighbors or kids will undoubtedly appreciate, as well as those who like to watch TV or listen to music as they work out.
The computer console is oversized which, in theory, makes it easy to read, although this isn’t always the case (See Any Complaints).
The console provides you with feedback on speed, distance, watts, RPM, time, interval time, calories burned, course profile, and resistance level. Best of all, however, is the bike’s ability to display your heart rate, either via a telemetry enabled device, or by placing your hands on the handlebars – a contact heart rate monitor has been built into it.
Low to mid-priced exercise bikes so often fail when it comes to providing users with a comfortable work out experience. Thankfully, this isn’t the case with the Schwinn 150 (the same applies to the similarly priced Schwinn 230), which is largely down to its adjustable settings. You are able to adjust the handlebars and seat, both up and down and forwards and backwards, allowing anyone, regardless of their height or weight (maximum user capacity of 300 pounds), to find a comfortable fit.
The Schwinn 150 seat is surprisingly comfortable, particularly when you consider that this is a low-priced exercise bike, which is down to it being oversized and featuring a decent amount of padding. The pedals are also oversized and have been ergonomically designed for added comfort. They also do a good job of making sure that your feet won’t slip off as you pedal.
Other features of the Schwinn 150 include a fan, which isn’t actually powerful enough to be effective; a water bottle holder; an MP3 music input port; as well as speakers, although as you might expect, the sound quality of the speakers leave a lot to be desired.
Storing the bike is easy enough, as there are wheels on the bottom of the machine.
The Schwinn 150 is backed by a 5-year frame, 1-year mechanical and electrical parts, 90-day wear parts, and 90-day labor warranty.
42 x 21 x 53 inches
SCHWINN 150 USER REVIEWS
The reviews for the Schwinn 150 have been mixed, however, the reason for this is down to an issue with the pedals, but providing you follow the assembly instructions very carefully, you shouldn’t run into any problems.
Users have been most impressed with the smooth pedaling motion, the minimal noise heard when cycling, the comfort of the bike (particularly the wide range of adjustable settings), as well as the generous number of workout programs, and workout effectiveness. Or in other words, the most important aspects of any exercise bike.
However, assembling the bike can be quite hard to do, particularly if you’re assembling it by yourself, and some of the add-ons don’t work very well.
Besides what has been mentioned above, there is nothing else to complain about.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?
All you need to know is that the Schwinn 150 offers excellent value for money, and is certainly worth a look at if you want a versatile exercise bike for a low price.
While the add-ons, such as the fan and speakers, aren’t of the highest quality, it’s still nice to see that Schwinn have made an effort to equip the Schwinn 150 with features that can be found on more expensive bikes, so the company should be praised for this, even if these features do in fact come up short.
Therefore, don’t buy this bike for the fan and speakers, buy it for its quietness, workout effectiveness, generous number of technological features, and comfort.