Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

  • Build Quality
  • Features
  • Practicality
  • Value

If you’re looking for a recumbent exercise bike for under $600 then the Schwinn models are your best bet. They’ve been making exercise bikes for over 100 years, and they are well known for producing quality mid level exercise bikes for home use. But how does the Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike score with the home gym critic and our readers? Find out in my Schwinn 240 review below….


HomeGymCritic’s Schwinn 240 Exercise Bike Review

Schwinn on a whole produce great quality exercise bikes for home use, the 240 is no different. Like its predecessor (the schwinn 230), the Schwinn 240 uses its 16 levels of resistance along with 18 different workout programs which should keep you entertained. With the Schwinn 230 you get 16. You’ll struggle to find any other exercise bikes with that many workout programs in this price range.


Specs and Benefits

  • 18 preset programs provide workout variety
  • Bio-fit seat with dual-position lumbar support
  • Adjustable angle LCD screen
  • Computer controlled, eddy current resistance
  • Grip Heart Rate enables you to monitor your fitness level
  • Operates on AC power
  • Warranty: 5 year frame, 1 year parts and electronics
  • Oversized deluxe pedals
  • Maximum weight: 300lbs
  • Dimensions: 63 x 25 x 46 inches (L x W x H)
  • RRP: $599


The Schwinn 240 comes with presets including 8 course profiles, target heart rate, 2 user profiles with custom workouts and more.

For added comfort during your workouts, the Schwinn 240 has a really comfortable extra padded seat and dual lumbar support. It’s by far the most comfortable exercise bike I’ve used for under $600. The comfort of a seat is probably not high on your list of things to look for in an exercise bike, but it really does make a difference if you’re planning on using it a lot. It’s annoying when you’re working out and you can’t feel your backside after 5 mins. The Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike really does match Schwinn’s fantastic reputation, and it’s easily one of the best exercise bikes you can get in this price range.

One Comment

  1. I needed a low-impact cardio machine and purchased the Schwinn 240 after doing extensive research. All the great things written about it is true, it is simply a delight. Being a woman and not very good with putting things together, it took me quite a long time to assemble. I do not know about other people but my wish is that they would make the product easier to assemble. The manual was not very helpful too. The text was so small.What I loved most about it is that it remembers the user’s information. There is no need to reset the information every time somebody else uses the bike. I can also read my favorite books and magazines while exercising because there is a basket where I could put them in.

    The bike is very easy to move around because it comes with wheels. I held off for 10 months before making the review because I wanted to make sure that it would last and it did. I am still using it until now. So, if you are looking for a reliable exercise bike with an affordable price, the Schwinn 240 is the one I recommend.

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