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Schwinn Airdyne Bike

Schwinn Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike Reviewed


The Schwinn Airdyne upright exercise bike is not the most beautiful thing on the eyes.  Of course, looks are great for a beauty contest, but they don't matter much when it comes to exercising.  If you're like me, you want something that gets the job done and is pleasurable to use.  Also, you don't want to spend more than you have to.  Does the Schwinn Airdyne satisfy all of these criteria?  That's what we will discuss in this review.


For $549, this bad boy can be yours.  While it's not the cheapest bike you can find on the market, many cheap models do not last that long.  Often times I find that it is better to invest a little more upfront to save a lot more later down the line.  What I like about the Airdyne is that it's a classic -- you know exactly what you're getting and you know exactly how it functions.  You know you're getting something good if it has been able to be manufactured without changing the design for over 20 years!


I like the Airdyne because of its air resistance capabilities.  While the downside is that they can be a bit noisy, the upside is that the friction and resistance is smoother, and is more easily controlled -- just pedal faster -- and the air you generate for resistance performs double duty by cooling you off while you workout. 


The fact is that using air for resistance instead of using mechanical resistance means that your bike will last longer.  In fact, I'm not the only one who has owned an Airdyne for over 10 years that still works practically as good as the day I purchased it.


For it's price, it is extremely well constructed, offers an excellent workout and is very simple to use.  Of course, do not expect to use this bike when watching the television -- it is probably too noisy.  Also, you don't want to exercise in a home office, because the wind can blow around documents and papers.


Finally, I won't lie to you -- it is a sight for sore eyes.  You're not going to make it blend in with the rest of the decor in your home.  You have to hide it from plain view, or accept the fact that it is ugly.  However, if none of the disadvantages described above are major for you, then the Schwinn Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is an excellent option.  It is built to last, and if you continue to use it throughout the years you will get an excellent return on your investment.

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