The Perks of a Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

Schwinn is a powerhouse company when it comes to exercise equipment. Along with recumbent bikes, they produce other cardio equipment such as upright bicycles and elipticals. Their products are known for having amazing quality and excellent customer reviews. Schwinn equipment is used in both gyms and at home, and this model certainly meets the high standards.


As mentioned in the buyer’s guide, this bike has it all from the smallest of details such as a large cup holder for your water bottle all the way to a nifty little mount to safely place your Kindle Fire or iPad or iPod. It has built-in speakers right into the console as well as a very useful USB port that can be used to charge your phone, tablet or other electronic device while working out so that you do not have to worry about anything dying in the middle of your workout.It’s warranty isn’t as long or impressive as the Diamondback 510Sr, but it is still a pretty decent one when it comes to warranties. It has a ten year warranty on just the frame of the bike. The mechanical aspects has a two year coverage, and the electrical is only one year. Lastly, the  warranty on the labor is 90 days.


As mentioned in the buyers guide before, there are many positive benefits that come included with this model. The Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike brings a invigorating and rigorous exercise regiment all while being in a comfortable reclining position with added lower back support. With its several resistance levels and programs, you could go from a beginner to a fitness fanatic in no time at all.

Resistance Levels

There are a total of 25 settings to change the resistance levels on this exercise bike giving you a different workout every time if you wanted.  As you progress, you will be able to increase the resistance level to your workout. The eddy currant brakes makes for a low-impact experience no matter how much resistance you add.


This Schwinn has 29 different exercise program automatically plugged right into the display. These workout programs are a variety from low-resistance rides, to intense mountains climbs, to intervals and cross-training. You can even take a fitness test before you start as well as a recovery test when you are almost done. The bike can hold and remember up to 4 user-created  profiles, so you have the ability to keep track of  and save your progress from day to day.


This console is like none other. It has three different  and unique sections. One section has two LCD screens, the other  section is the buttons, and the last section  is the built-in multi-level fan.  It seems complicated, but it is very simple to user friendly for everyone in the family. You have the luxury to see the time, your distance, your calories burned, and your profile information all at once.


First and foremost, the seat is ventilated so you feel a nice breeze while exercising.  The back is ergonomically designed to give as much lower support as possible, which is excellent for those who have back issues. The seat is attached to a glide rail that allows you to easily and painlessly adjust the height.You can almost guarantee that you will be at your most comfortable when you sit back and workout in this Schwinn.


There have been a few negative customer reviews on this product. it’s very wise to find out as much information as possible on a product you might invest in.

  • There is no user manual that is included for the console. It will have to take some trial and error to figure it out.
  • A couple of customer reviews have commented on have a difficult experience getting the heart rate to read which are positioned on both of the grips from the handlebars down by your side.
  • Some customers have complained that the fan on the console is not strong enough to cool down with during exercise.

For the most part, the many pros outweigh the not so many cons. However, you have to consider all the reviews if you plan on purchasing something that will last a while.

Decision Time

This is not your average recumbent bicycle. The name of the company alone proves Schwinn’s were built for the very best performance. There are a lot of extra features added on to the 270 that many other products do not include, and this model is still in a very affordable price range when it comes to owning your own personal recumbent bike. If you want all the extra perks, then the Schwinn 270 is the perfect model for you.