A Good Recumbent Bike for under $300?????

Yes, you are reading the correct number! I did not forget a zero, and this is actually a brand you have heard of in the fitness industry. The Schwinn Active 20 Series Recumbent exercise bike is offered at my favorite website, Amazon.com for an amazing $249 and this includes free shipping and no sales tax!!!

The Schwinn active 20 is a super compact bike that offers 11 workout programs and heart rate monitor on the handle grips. The workouts include 1 manual. 6 preset profile programs, 3 heart rate control programs and 1 target heart rate program. The Active 20 also has 8 resistance levels that are computer controlled by the magnetic eddy current brake.

This machine is quiet, like the higher end machines and has a belt drive system, so that your workouts are as smooth as possible. Featuring a LCD display that will read your speed, RPM, time, distance, Watt, calories and pulse, I am not sure how they are able to put this bike on the market for this low, low price! The seat was also was super comfortable, and would accommodate many shapes and sizes due to the adjustability.

While I was very happy working out on this machine, I wanted to make sure that I was not the only one feeling that this was an outstanding deal, so I read some reviews on consumer reports and also on the Amazon website itself, and I was correct in that, this is a well received machine (I was just having too hard of a time believing that this machine could really be this good, at this price)! Amazon reviewers were very pleased with the quality and workout, averaging a 4.5 stars out of 5! They too seemed to be shocked by the unbelievable abilities of this machine, and a few bought additional warranties, thinking this was too good to be true!

The only possible issue some may have with this bike is that the weight limit is only 275 LBS. Most will not take issue, but just in case you are not in that weight range, you may want to keep looking.

All in all, I have always had a hard time reviewing anything in this price range, in any type of fitness equipment, due to the snobbery that many in the fitness industry have against items so readily affordable. Now, this snobbery is well deserved in most cases, but every once in awhile we all come across something that shocks even the most cynical, and this is one of those little gems.

Happy Shopping!!

· Profile: Recumbent
· Number of workout programs: 11
· Workout programs: 1 Manual program, 6 preset profile programs, 3 Heart Rate Control programs and 1 Target Heart Rate program
· Heart rate monitor: Grip
· Resistance levels: 8
· Resistance system: Quiet Magnetic ECB (Eddy current brake) resistance
· Display: LCD
· Display readouts: Speed, RPM, Time, Distance, Watt, Calories, Pulse
· Dimensions: 58.5 x 26 x 36 inches
· Product weight: 58 pounds
· Maximum user weight: 275 pounds
Manufacturer’s WarrantyFrame – 3 years; Parts – 6 months

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