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Our detailed Review of the Schwinn AD6:
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The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike is the latest of Schwinn’s ever so popular line of Airdyne bikes to hit the market. Its predecessors – the original Airdyne, which was first released in 1977, as well as the Schwinn AD2, AD4 and Schwinn Airdyne Evo Comp are very popular in their own right, and whether you choose to go for this particular model or one of the older models, it’s very unlikely that you’ll be disappointed.
Most of the bike comes pre-assembled. All you have to do is attach the arms, pedals and a few other small parts. While some exercise bikes can be very hard to set up right out of the box, we’d be surprised if it took you any longer than an hour to fully assemble.
Schwinn exercise bikes are known for their construction quality and durability, which is just one of the reasons that explains their popularity. Thankfully, the AD6 is no exception, as the frame, which is backed by a very generous 15-year warranty is, as Schwinn put it, “virtually indestructible”, and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t agree.
The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike is unique in the way that the level of resistance is determined by the speed at which you cycle at, and not by pressing a button (magnetic resistance). This is beneficial for a couple of reasons. One is that there is no chance of the magnetic resistors burning out (as there aren’t any), which is another reason that explains the bike’s durability, and the other is that you can find a level of resistance that works for you.
For example, if you want to undertake a light workout then simply pedal more slowly, and if you want a more challenging workout then pedal more quickly. Simple? Yes. Effective? Absolutely.
Full Body Workout
One of the best aspects of the AD6 is how it allows you to workout both the lower and upper body thanks to the movable handlebars, meaning that there is no need to spend half an hour cycling and then another half hour performing bench presses, pull-ups, push-ups etc. This is achieved by the handlebars moving in synchronization with your pedaling motion.
The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike is more comfortable to use than many other exercise bikes on the market, although purchasing a gel seat cover for added comfort certainly wouldn’t hurt, especially as they only cost $15-20 these days.
The seat is both wide and padded, catering to all body types out there. It can also be adjusted with a turn of the adjustment knob, so even the shortest or tallest users can find a comfortable fit.
The way in which a cool stream of air is directed at your body as you work out is also pretty cool, as it goes a long way in helping you to keep going during a tough workout.
An integrated water bottle holder has also been included.
The Airdyne comes equipped with a computer monitor that provides feedback on everything that you would want to know as you workout, including RPM, calories burned, Watts, workload level, distance, time and heart rate, although keep in mind that while the AD6 is able to record your heart rate, a chest strap must be purchased separately.
The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne comes with one of the best warranties in the industry: 15-year frame, 3-year parts, 2-year electronics, and 6-month labor warranty.
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Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike User Reviews
Unsurprisingly (if we take into account the ratings that the AD2 and AD4 have received), the AD6 has
been met with some very favorable reviews. Users have pointed to the bike’s ease of assembly, construction quality, the way in which the resistance works, and feel of the pedaling motion as its main strengths.
Users have had very little to complain about, although there are always things that could be improved upon.
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We feel that there’s only one thing to complain about, and that is the chest strap is sold separately. Considering the price of the AD6, it would’ve been nice if a chest strap was included.
Latest Schwinn Comparison Table
|Model||Schwinn AD2 Airdyne Exercise Bike Review||Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike Review|
|Drive System||Single stage-belt drive||Dual-stage Super Torque belt drives|
|Workouts||Simultaneous upper / lower body or upper body workout only||Simultaneous upper / lower body or upper body workout only|
|Heart Rate||Telemetry enabled|
|Display Readouts||Time, Distance, Calories, RPM||RevMeter, Time, Distance, Calories, RPM, Watts and Heart Rate|
|Power Requirements||2 AA Batteries (not included)||2 AA Batteries (not included)|
|Product Dimensions (L x W x H)||58 x 25 x 48 inches||50 x 26 x 51 inches|
|Product Weight||96 pounds||115 pounds|
|Warranty||Frame: 5 years, Parts: 1 year, Electronics: 1 year, Labor: 90 days, Wear Items: 90 days||Frame: 15 years, Parts: 3 years, Electronics: 2 years, Labor: 6 months|
|Maxium User Weight||250 pounds||300 lbs|
Other Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Reviews from Buyers:
“SCHWINN AIRDYNE AD6 IS AWESOME !”
The AD6 is a great stationary bike. It was not a challenge to assemble, taking two inept people an hour to put it together. The bike is sturdy and we’ll engineered.
I am 65+ years old and it gives me all of the workout I want. I am very pleased with my purchase. From order to delivery to assembly, it was an easy process
“I’m Enjoying My Workouts!”
This bike was a snap to assemble! It took me about 30 minutes! All the necessary tools are all included. I absolutely enjoying this bike. It’s sturdy and quite comfortable! Excellent craftsmanship!
Great quality basic indoor bike with arm movement. I like getting the arm and leg challenge all at once, or separately. Great for an injured foot! Screen is a little hard to see without a light. Set up was smooth. It would be great to have an adjustable seat post. I can use the bike as an elliptical too, while standing up. Quite quiet. Doesn’t bother the downstairs neighbor.
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