Schwinn IC2 Bike Review
Schwinn IC2 Bike Review :-
The Schwinn IC2’s high inertia flywheel measures 31 pounds and comes complete with direct drive gearing. The weight of the flywheel is a little heavier than others in this price range, making the IC2 a good choice for those who are on a budget yet want a bike that is able to deliver the a true road bike feel. The flywheel also spins quietly which is always a plus.
The resistance on this spin bike from Schwinn must be changed manually via an adjustment knob. Changing the level of resistance could be smoother, although it’s smooth enough not to interrupt your workout while cycling.
Schwinn have mostly done a good job in providing users with a comfortable workout experience, well to an extent. We like how the pedals, handlebars and seat can be adjusted so people of all shapes and sizes can use the bike. We also appreciate the inclusion of an integrated fan, bottle and MP3 holder.
However, the seat is too hard to be comfortable, although we would say that it is more or less in line with other spin bikes, particularly ones in the same price range.
The computer console is about as basic as you will find on an exercise bike, but perfectly normal for a spin bike. You are able to track time, distance, speed, RPM, and calories all to a somewhat decent degree of accuracy. You should also know that 2 AA batteries are required to power the computer monitor, although these are included.
The Schwinn IC2 is backed by a 5-year frame, 1-year parts and electronics, and 3-month wear parts warranty.
Schwinn IC2 Bike Review by User Reviews
The IC2 has been met to mostly positive reviews. Users feel that the bike is well-constructed, quiet in operation, delivers a smooth and true cycling experience, and is also easy to use, including adjusting the seat and handlebars. However, a few people think that the seat is too uncomfortable and the computer monitor not very well designed.
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As mentioned, the seat is uncomfortable as it is too hard with little padding. We would therefore recommend purchasing a gel seat cover for $10-15, although a cushion could also work.
The computer monitor is also a bit too small and there have been reports of it cycling through functions and not allowing you to pause it. Then again, if you’re thinking of purchasing a spin bike we doubt that this will matter to you.
Anything Else You Should Know?
The IC2 weighs 83 pounds, measures 45 x 23 x 49 inches, and has a maximum user weight capacity of 250 pounds. Rear stablizers/frame levelers for stability are also included, as are transport wheels.
While the Schwinn IC2 has its shortcomings (the seat and computer monitor), we still think it’s worth a look at because it excels in what it has been designed to do – deliver a true road bike cycling experience in the comfort of your home – particularly at the price it retails for.