Schwinn 170 Upright Bike Review

Schwinn 170 Upright Bike: QUICK OVERVIEW

Review of: Schwinn 170 Upright Bike

Category: Upright Exercise Bike





What We Like

  • A ton of pre-installed workout programs
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Silent operation
  • Strong and sturdy build

What We Don’t Like

  • Could use thicker padding on the elbow rests

Not everyone has the time to spend hours in the gym to maintain their weight or get in shape – in fact, with our lives becoming busier and busier, having a quick and easy solution is ever more appealing. If this sounds like you, what you need is an upright bike for your home.

Schwinn has been innovating the world of cycling for more than a century, and this bike has been made with the same ingenuity that you can rely on. This upright bike boasts excellent components, including a robust 3-piece crank system, magnetic resistance, oversized pedals, adjustable handlebars with armrests, and a comfortable, padded, large adjustable seat.


Schwinn 170 Upright Bike Review

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This upright bike has amazing features that you will love, including built-in speakers with a USB charging port and an MP3 input. There are 29 pre-programmed workouts, of which 9 are heart rate programs specially designed to help you get the most from your workout. The fitness app connectivity ensures that you can keep track of your exercise performance. Plus, it is very reasonably priced.

Who is this for?

This bike is for anyone who wants to work out every day without spending money at the gym. It is a quick and easy way to fit in a workout in the comfort of your own home, especially if you are looking for low-impact exercise.

What’s included?

This bike comes with everything needed for assembly. It also comes with a user’s manual for easy operation and assembly. The bike also includes a wireless heart rate receiver.

Overview of features

This Schwinn bike comes preloaded with 29 workout programs with 25 levels of resistance. Nine programs are heart rate controlled, ensuring highly effective workouts. There are programs for both beginners and advanced riders.

You can use the Schwinn or MyFitnessPal apps to keep track of your workout data. Your data can also be saved from the bike’s console to a USB. You can also use the USB port to charge your phone or device. The console’s screen is very basic but offers 13 data types, which is quite impressive at this price point. You can adjust the console and armrests for an ergonomic, personalized fit. The oversized, comfortable, padded seat is adjustable and provides ample support.

However, if you do not like it, you can switch it to a standard bicycle saddle. The oversized pedals have adjustable straps to ensure comfort and can be customized to suit your preferences. You can also switch the pedals for standard bike pedals or SPD-compatible pedals. The bike also comes with a wireless heart rate receiver.

The Schwinn 170 bike has built-in speakers that you can connect your iPod or MP3 player to. There is also a nifty bottle holder to help you keep hydrated while working out. The built-in, 3-speed workout fan is also a convenient addition. This bike has a balanced drive that ensures quiet operation. When transitioning between the resistance levels, those adjustments are almost silent. Plus, the bike has wheels mounted on the base for simple transport for moving or storing it.

This bike has a very small footprint of just 41 x 21 inches, which means that it doesn’t take up much space. It is very quick and easy to assemble, coming with all of the necessary parts. Additionally, the bike comes with a decent warranty: 2 years for parts, 1 year for electrical, 10 years on the frame, and free labour within the first 90 days.

How to use it

This bike is very simple to assemble quickly and only requires one person to do so, thanks to the clear instruction manual. Once your bike is assembled, hop on the bike and adjust the handlebars and seat to suit your height and sitting preference. Then select a workout program that suits your needs and get pedalling!


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This bike has a 49-lb. flywheel that offers a natural, quiet ride. The tension knob allows you to set and change the intensity of your workout with an easy twist. The knob also has a quick-stop brake system that allows you to stop your workout at any point. The pedals and handlebars are adjustable for comfort.

The toe straps and cages are specially designed to keep your feet firmly in place. The seat has been ergonomically designed to offer you comfort and support. You can easily move it up and down as well as forwards and backwards. Plus, this bike comes with a 12-month warranty boasting free replacement parts.


The Schwinn 170 Upright Bike is a very reasonably priced stationary indoor bike with excellent programming and a few additional features such as a bottle holder, speakers, and a fan to keep you cool when working out. This bike is the perfect addition to any home gym, allowing you to keep in shape without an expensive gym membership.


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