The market for upright bikes is pretty competitive. Much more competitive than it was just several years ago. Schwinn has proven to be a reliable brand, which has helped them rise up to the top. Although they are best known for their higher end machines, their mid range segment is nothing to joke about. Schwinn 170 is definitely one of the best upright bikes on the market and today we are going to take a closer look at it. Lets get to it.
The whole idea behind Scwhinn 170 was to create an exercise bike that offers everything one could possibly need, but also do it in a compact form. When you think about it, most users have their static bikes at home. By making 170 compact enough, Schwinn could ensure that users could easily find space to both use and store it. In terms of support and stability, Schwinn 170 is on point. We have a beefy H pattern frame that features thick tubing and leveling adjusters in the back. The flywheel housing is minimalist in nature, making this a step through bike. Seat is adjustable both vertically and horizontally allowing you to find a good seating position no matter your height. Overall, setting the bike up is very easy and takes almost no time at all. From an aesthetic point of view, Schwinn 170 is easily one of the best looking bikes out there. The entire thing is covered with black and gray of different shades. On top of that, there are several bright red details which bring everything together perfectly.
When it comes to features, Schwinn 170 is loaded. At its core you have well machined flywheel which runs smoothly and very quietly. As expected, resistance is computer controlled and comes in 25 different levels you can choose from. Aside from manual resistance control, Schwinn 170’s beefy control module offers 29 different exercise programs. If you are sharing the bike with other members of your household, you will be happy to know that Schwinn 170 comes with four different user profiles. The display unit they built into the module is fairly simple but very easy to read. Underneath it, you will find all the controls which are neatly divided into several color coded clusters. All of this makes the use of the on board systems very intuitive. In terms of other cool features, we have a charging USB port, a media shelf, built in speakers as well as cooling fans and other creature comforts. Last but not least, Schwinn has partnered with RideSocial allowing you to use their mixed reality riding app.
Schwinn has once more proven why they are becoming one of the most trusted brands in the business. They have merged reliable and consistent performance with great functionality and comfort. This bike is about as good as it gets in the mid range segment. In all honesty, there are only a handful of bikes which are even comparable for this kind of money. We can gladly recommend Schwinn 170 to anyone who needs a solid, reliable upright bike, no matter if they are just starting out or upgrading from an entry level model. You can’t go wrong with Schwinn 170.