Review: Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike
The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike has a 20 pound flywheel that offers the feel of riding outdoors and smooth, consistent workouts. It has a compact design that forces the core muscles to be used to maintain balance. It’s loaded with features such as 16 resistance levels, adjustable handlebars, oversized ergonomic pedals, and an extra wide seat for comfort. The oversized stabilizers and levelers provide stability while riding. Also included are 17 workout programs with 8 courses and target heart rate tracking. Users can set fitness goals and measure progress with the Schwinn Advantage feature. The Schwinn 140 has transport wheels, magazine rack, and a water bottle holder.
- Adjustments – The bike can be adjusted in many different ways, including the console, handlebars, and seat. You can completely customize it to your liking.
- Console – It’s bright and multi-colored for clear viewing.
- Sturdy – can handle a maximum user weight of 300 pounds.
- Operation – it rides smoothly and quietly
- Compact – can fit into tight spaces
- Assembly – on average, customers said it took between 1 -1.5 hours to assemble. The handlebars were a bit of a challenge to assemble with the monitor, and steps were missing in the instructions
- Seat – the comfort is always an issue with some on cycling and exercise bikes. It might be comfortable depending on who you are, but some noted that it was too wide. If you haven’t ridden on a bike for a long time, then it probably will be sore in the beginning. It seemed that women had more problems with it than men did.
- Range of Adjustability – The seat is somewhat limited into how much it can be adjusted. Both taller and shorter customers claimed that it wasn’t able to adjust enough. Everyone’s body type is unique, some have longer torsos and shorter legs, and vice versa.
- Pedal Straps – one customer noted that the straps were very difficult to adjust. Velcro is probably a better option.
I agree with a few other reviewers about the instructions. Not the clearest in the world. But certainly workable. I am pretty good with my hands and follow directions well, so I had it all assembled in roughly 40 minutes. The bike is solid. I am 5’10″ and fit the bike very well. I did buy a padded seat, so I cannot comment on the comfort of the one that came with the bike. I was also very surprised at how quiet this thing is. You can’t tell anyone is riding it until you see it. That is good because the bike is in our bedroom and my wife sleeps much later than me – M Ambrosio
This is a well built, very sturdy bike with all the extras/electronics we wanted…It’s great for my husband who’s 6’3″ but for the shorter/smaller female (I’m abt. 5’4 & 1/2″) – this bike simply doesn’t work-It just plain hurts! Even when adjusted at the very closest settings & the lowest height possible, I can reach the pedals but then not bend my legs to the propor riding level (I do have shorter legs). The seat is huge, hard, & uncomfortable. – S. Myers
After reading several other reviews, I was afraid the seat would be too uncomfortable, but it is fine. No, it’s not my favorite recliner, but it’s nicer than my regular bike. The adjustments on the seat and handlebars are nice, you can really adjust easily. The console is easy to use, after reading the instructions. Trust me, computers hate me, this really is easy. I really don’t have any down sides for this bike. It has definitely been worth the money, and I’m pleased. – likethebike