Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike Review

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike Review

Product: Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Subject: Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike Review

Manufacturer: Schwinn

Product Dimensions: 66.5 x 27 x 12.5 inches

Price: $349.99

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Our Rating: 9 out of 10

Product Overview

As a leader in innovation, a highly known brand whose name is known by most if not all who bike, Schwinn has taken on new ideas for their exercise bikes.

The Schwinn 230 Recumbent exercise bike model offers fun extras for those who love an excellent in-home workout. Just as one of Schwinn’s 2013 product lines focuses on cardio performance, of their recumbent bikes, the 230 model offers great innovations for this specific type of exercise machine.

Here are some highlights from a collection of Schwinn 230 recumbent bike reviews which have pointed out the following items as having a BIG thumbs up!

I pulled the top favorite items into a list: Duel-track LCD display screens, the capability to sync up to the My Fitness Pal app, download and upload programs/ specks/ personal choices using USB, which can also charge iPhone’s and iPad’s.

Sleek new designs provide for quiet running modes, speakers in the console (finally!!), and a dedicated rack just for media attached to the console…

The Good & The Bad

The Pros:

  • First things first, when getting anything shipped to your place of residence, how the package arrives is always my personal biggest fear. If you have the same fear, rest assured Schwinn and Amazon have done an excellent job of packaging and shipping this exercise bike.
  • Another major relief is that it is easy to put together, it will be time consuming, however, with a well thought out, easy to understand instruction manual there have been no complaints regarding this.
  • One of the key components of this specific model is that it is quiet when in use, where on the other hand with most exercise bikes there is a hum/ squeaking/ or creaking when in use, this does not have those annoying sounds.
  • Having wheels on the bike frame, allows easier transportation, and even just one person can pick up and roll the bike to the exact location desired for the workout.
  • Praises are sung high and long about this bike; everyone loves all the different options available in the programming such as speed control, resistance handling, and the optimal programming of specific workouts. Over all, what I have noticed is that most people are in fact very happy with their purchase of the Schwinn 230. They are pleased with the quality of the item, enjoy the challenges the programs offer, and the multiple user profile data options, and lastly the ease of setup.

The Cons:

  • For a Recumbent bike however, the major flaws found with this model are mostly with how people fit on the bike. The slotted seats which are plastic have average body dimensions meaning that there are going to be people who will not fit. Part of this issue is that the dimensions of the bike do not necessarily allow the buyer to know and measure accordingly.
  • The plastic is of a very hard thick plastic meaning that there is no comfort. Top suggestions are of using folded towels or small thin pillows to help provide some comfort. That lack of comfort from the hard plastic can be very painful after rides that are more than 1 hour long.

Who is This Product For?

A recumbent bike is great for anyone really, but there are some special features that Schwinn offers to help people who need extra back support for their lower back, and despite the complaints of an uncomfortable seat, those complaints haven’t taken away from the lumbar actually being supported effectively.

Schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike

Additionally, Schwinn has been able to keep their bike effective for active, hardworking bikers who want to bike for hours using a variety of resistant levels from 1-20. Or for bikers who want to vary their workout each time they jump on the bike by using one of the 22 programs or one of the 9 digital profiles available.


With all the options available on the market, everyone agrees that for the price, Schwinn 230 recumbent bike is an amazing option available for in-home exercising, relaxing positions, challenging workouts, exciting new options, and an overall fun way to be sleek and slim.

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We hope you enjoyed our Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike review and if you have any questions about the product or want to leave your own personal review, please leave a comment in the section below.

23 thoughts on “Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike Review

  1. This is a great review. I have lower lumbar issues so I have trouble exercising regularly, which has been one of the reasons I’ve never purchased my own exercise bike.
    One thing I would like to know though: You mentioned that there is an issue with body type and the seat size. Have you found any way to check that I’ll fit before purchasing this?

    1. Well it depends on your Size mate – I am over 6 ft 4 so I had slight leg room problems. Could you be more specific about the size issue you are worried about?

  2. This looks ideal for me, I am a runner but need a bike for cross training, (I’m not an outdoor bike rider). I’ve had lower back problems caused by figure skating as a child, so the support of the chair could really help. I’ve found I have had lower back pain after using traditional bikes. Thanks for the review, this would be perfect.

  3. Wow, this is a really good price. I had no idea you could pick something up like this for this sort of price. I always thought they would be way more expensive.

    A bit of a random question, but do you know how much floor space you would need to fit one of these into your home? It looks like a pretty big piece of equipment?

    1. It’s a rude question but how big is your home Ruth? How much space do you have to spare? These bikes are not exactly small 🙂

  4. Hi There,

    I love exercises bikes and I am quite familiar with various types and models. This one is what I would call excellent for me and others like me who have serious knee and / or hip injury. The great thing is one could get a really good workout on this bike without doing any damage to the joints. Very good for non-impact workout.

  5. Oh this is cool! I would love to have something like this in my home! Do you know about how much it weighs? I can’t believe something this big can be shipped to your house. I’d be very worried about it getting broken during transit as I’ve had smaller, more compact items that have broken.

    Do you know which products are the prime competitors for this bike? And what makes this one better than the others?

    1. Wow that’s quite a question! I’m not the site expert on the exercise equipment but I’ll get Mark to send you a personal reply to your submitted email address! 🙂

      There are obviously more than a few competitors but he can drill down into each one of them a lot better than I can!!!!

  6. Nice product review, i have been considering to purchase a recumbent bike due to my back problems and stumbling into this article is a wonderful coincident. I like the way you have shown us distinctively the pros and cons of the bike. I hope to budget enough for this purchase soon

  7. I have been actually looking for something like this.

    Just recently I have purchased a treadmill for my home and was wanting an exercise bike too.

    The price of this one is very attractive but I have not seen this model close up.

    I am 190 cm tall and around 200lbs

    Would this equipment be suitable for someone of my size and weight?



  8. I just want it !!!!!! very nice bike and I think I would love it . I go to the gym and use bikes there but I think would be a great achievement for the house.
    Is has some guarantee?
    If something is wrong… there is a place we can fix it?
    Thanks for sharing and I think I will make a gift for myself:))

  9. Hey there it’s Alexey!
    I liked your review very much. One of the reasons is because I am an athlete myself and keeping up with the healthy lifestyle – and I like to read about health & sports niches. Secondly, I enjoyed your review because you gave us a thorough-pros and cons-review with the intention to inform us, rather to sell. You did a great jo, thanks 🙂

  10. Hi!
    Thank you for your review! This is a great review because it is helpful for me to decide if this bike is suitable for me or not. Also, I can make an educated and informed decision after reading your pros and cons. I will consider whether I should buy this because I want to lose some weight!

  11. I love exercises bikes and I am quite familiar with various types and models. I also say thanks to you for sharing this kind of helpful post. Thank you again.

  12. The Schwinn 230 recumbent bike is really a good solution for having some trainings and feeling quite comfortable – I purchased one about three months ago and I use it on average twice a day! I had a knee problem I was looking to sort out and it’s been the perfect exercise balance for me!

    1. Great to hear William, although trying to leave a backlink to your own site in our comment section is not a very clever thing to do! Thanks for the comment either way – it will help us rank well with this article (the sound of laughing)

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