With its 29 workout programs, 2 piece crank system, and 4 user profiles, the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike is a significant improvement over the 130 model.
This article covers all aspects of the bike in more detail, from the general design features to the categories of workout programs, to help you decide if this is the best bike for your own home gym.
One of the reasons Schwinn exercise bikes have proved so popular and receive such high customer reviews is their design. We’ll cover the display console design later but for now let’s take a look at the main frame design.
Starting at the top of the bike we have the handlebars. Ergonomically designed to follow the natural resting angle of your forearms, these handlebars also feature a larger set of forearm rests than the lower priced Schwinn 130 bike.
Their angle can also be adjusted to find the position that you find most comfortable, and that suits your style of cycling.
Moving down the frame, a water bottle holder makes a useful attachment, while the lower profile to the flywheel casing makes it easier to get on and off the bike.
The flywheel itself forms part of a magnetic resistance system, which provides a much smoother cycling motion and is a lot quieter to use than belt driven designs.
The 2-piece crank system that connects the pedals to the flywheel is a big improvement over the 1 piece crank system of the Schwinn 130, providing much more space for your feet between the pedals and the casing.
For many people though, the seat will be one of the most important features. With its large surface area, thick padding and both horizontal and vertical adjustments, you can be sure of a comfortable workout that suits a wide range of user heights and body types.
To help keep the Schwinn 170 stable on uneven ground, a set of levellers has also been built into the rear base stabilizer.
Schwinn 170 Upright Bike – Features Summary
- Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
- Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
- 29 programs, 4 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
- 25 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
- Charging USB port and data exchange