The most recognizable name in the cycling world is Schwinn. They have been around for more than 100 years, and continue to provide a variety of high-quality products. They have taken their technology used in their bikes and are now applying that to the fitness world in the way of upright bikes. The Schwinn 130 Upright Bike is a stationary bike that has a strong frame and uses a high-inertia and high-speed flywheel that produces an amazing cycling experience. Comfort is added to this stationary bike by the large padded and contoured seat, and the handle bar can be adjusted to fit the size of each user.
Schwinn also packs a lot of features into their stationary bike. There is a media shelf added to the bike, so if you want to use your tablet to access the Internet while exercising, it is possible to do so. Or you can even use the holder to read a book or magazine while cycling away. An audio jack is also provided, so you can attach your music devices or smartphone to the treadmill and listen to your favorite beats. Another great feature the Schwinn 130 Upright Bike offers its console that is loaded with 22 work out programs for you to sweat through. The work out programs are pretty comprehensive, including 8 heart rate programs that allows you to train your heart to burn more fat and work on your cardio conditioning. The Schwinn 130 Upright Bike provides a complete work out to any user, and makes exercising very fun, even after using this machine multiple times.
Out of the Box
Looking at the Schwinn 130 Upright Bike, you will see that is a pretty tall machine, but does not take up a lot of space in a room, so can be placed virtually anywhere. It is a lightweight machine, but is able to hold a max user weight of 300 pounds. The machine is very stable on its own, so even when your cycling away very hard, you will not have to worry about the stationary bike wobbling and tipping over.
The frame is sturdy because of the high-quality steel used to make it. The bike is weighed down by the flywheel, providing a stable platform for the user to use. To change the intensity of the workout, there are 20 levels of brake resistance for the user to choose from. The user can stay seated for long periods of times like real cyclists because of the comfortable padded seat. For even more comfort, the handlebars can be adjusted to put the user in the most ideal cycling position. There are conveniently placed rip heart rate sensors on the handlebar that monitors your heart rate, and is used in the heart rate programs. The pedals are sized to fit all foot sizes and come with toe straps to keep your feet in place.
For entertainment, the Schwinn 130 Upright Bike comes with built-in speakers that has an audio import, so go ahead and connect your music devices or smartphone and blast your favorite music. There is also a USB charging port, so while you are exercising, your devices can stay charged. Like other exercise machines, this stationary bike provides a water bottle holder. Hydration is never too far away from you as you burn the calories away.
The stationary bike comes with transport wheels as well. If you need to move the bike, this can easily be done, and can be put away in storage if necessary.
Stationary Bike Tech
Just looking at the DualTrack display console, you can see that they did not want to leave anything out. Through the USB port, you are able to connect to the Schwinn Connect app or the MyFitnessPal app on your phone to sync your work out data. There are additional profile programs, and they consist of the following: 3 fun rides, 3 challenges, and 3 mountain rides. As stated before, there are 8 heart rate programs, and these can be further customized to the user’s desires. If you are wondering about your current fitness level, this stationary bike offers 2 fitness test programs as well to see where you stand, and later, how much you have improved. The Schwinn 130 Upright Bike is able to save 2 user profiles, so you and a friend or spouse can both work out on the same machine without erasing each other’s information.
If you do not want tp pick from the many work out programs offered, you can jump on the bike and pick the quick start option. While working out, you will see the following workout data displayed on the console: speed, time, distance traveled, level, RPM, heart rate, calories, intensity, and more specific to the Schwinn 130 Upright Bike.
The Right Bike for You
For a product less than $500, the Schwinn 130 Upright Bike is a great product for many people who are looking to better their health.