Schwinn​ ​170​ ​Upright​ ​Exercise​ ​Bike Review

The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike is another highly rated model out there. It comes with tons of resistance, lots of exercise programs, it’s comfortable, and it comes with lots of extra features too. Speakers, Bluetooth, fans, and more, the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike more or less has it all.

Overview

If you would like to find out some more info about the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike, you can check out the little overview video shown below.

Schwinn 170 Upright Bike

Main Features

The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike has quite the list of features, all of which are definitely worth mentioning.

  • 25 levels of digitally controlled magnetic resistance
  • 10 quick adjustment resistance keys
  • 29 different user programs
  • Dual track backlit LCD display
  • USB port, media shelf, MP3 jack, and speakers
  • Bluetooth enabled for data transfer – Schwinn Connect App
  • Up to 4 user profiles
  • Comfortable and adjustable seat
  • Adjustable handlebars – well-padded
  • Grip heart rate enabled
  • Chest strap heart rate monitoring enabled
  • 300-pound weight limit
  • Integrated levelers
  • Transport wheels included
  • Water bottle holder
  • Cooling fan

Dimensions & Weight

The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike is definitely not the smallest or lightest upright bike around, but not nearly the biggest either. In comparison to other high end models, it is actually smaller than average, but when compared to entry level and mid-range upright bikes, it is definitely quite a bit bigger. The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike is not going to save you space, but thanks to the included wheels, transportation is not all that difficult.

  • Length: 41.3 inches
  • Width: 21.4 inches
  • Height: 55.6 inches
  • Weight: 62.8 pounds

Warranty

The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike comes with a great warranty. It features a 10-year warranty on the frame, a 2-year warranty on mechanical components, a 1-year warranty on electrical components, and a 90-day warranty on labor.

Assembly

The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike is not all that difficult to assemble. There are quite a few components and parts to deal with, so it will take you a while. Two people working together should be able to complete assembly in about one hour. The bright side is that the instructions are easy to follow and all necessary tools and parts are included. There is always the option of getting professional in-home assembly for an extra cost. If you would like to watch an assembly video to make life easier, check out the clip below.

Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike - Assembly

What We Like About The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike

There are a few different key features of the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike that are worth mentioning in some greater detail.

We like how the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike has 25 levels of smooth magnetic resistance. It features a 3 piece crank system and a precision balanced flywheel which make the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike very smooth to ride and constant in tension delivery, plus it is extremely quiet too. Moreover, the resistance can be easily controlled with the digital control panel, plus there are 10 quick resistance adjustment keys for quick tension changes. You will get more than enough resistance with the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike, even if you have a top-notch fitness level.

We really like how the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike comes with 29 different programs. This means that there is guaranteed to be at least 1 program to suit everybody out there. It makes achieving your goals easier and more fun at the same time. The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike comes with 12 profile programs, 9 heart rate programs, 4 custom programs, 2 fitness tests, 1 recovery test, and 1 quick start program too. No matter what your workout preference is, if it’s a cardio workout you want, these programs will deliver.

Another thing that we like about the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike is that it comes with an advanced LCD display. It can keep track of up to 13 aspects such as time, speed, distance, pace, RPM, calories, and more. The display can also tell you what your heart rate is thank to the integrated handlebar pulse monitors, plus it is compatible with a chest strap monitor too.

The display can then use Bluetooth to connect to your smart devices for data transfer to the Schwinn (or other) fitness app. Moreover, the display also has a USB charging port for your devices, and MP3 jack, and speakers so you can listen to your favorite tunes while riding.

You might also like how the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike has an adjustable seat. It is adjustable in 2 different ways to suit users of various heights. Also, the seat is very large and well-padded for comfort. On that same note, the handlebars are also adjustable in terms of their angle to suit your exact shape and height, plus they have nice padding too. The oversized pedals with safety straps are another thing which help to make your life easier and more comfortable.

The fact that the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike has an adjustable cooling fan and a water bottle holder are both things which we quite like as well.

What We Don’t Like About The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike

There are a couple of minor issues which we have with the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike, so let’s just go over those real quick.

People have noted how the pedals tend to loosen themselves after prolonged use. If you don’t tighten the pedals regularly, they will strip the housing.

Some people have noted that the distance and calorie counting features could be a little more accurate.

Some Alternatives To The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike

To give you a bit of a comparison point, let’s take a look at some of the other high end stationary upright exercise bikes on the market today.

LifeCORE Fitness Assault Air Bike Trainer

This is a neat model to consider. Unlike the Schwinn 170, the Assault Air Bike uses fan resistance instead of magnetic resistance. Some people like the adjustability of magnetic resistance while others like the technically unlimited resistance capabilities of fans. Moreover, the Assault Air Bike has motion handlebars for an upper body workout, whereas the Schwinn 170 is solely focused on giving you a lower body cardio workout. There is also the fact that the LifeCORE Assault Bike does not have any of the fancy features which the Schwinn comes with.

Sole Fitness LCB Upright Bike

Yet another good alternative, the Sole Fitness LCB has way more resistance levels than the Schwinn 170, but far fewer exercise programs. The Sole Fitness LCB Bike has a higher user weight capacity, but it is also bigger, heavier, and chunkier. Both of these models have things like Bluetooth capabilities, data export, USB ports, MP2 jacks, speakers, water bottle holders, and cooling fans too. The important thing to consider between these two models is if you would rather have more levels of resistance or more workout programs.

Final Thoughts On The Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike

Surprisingly enough, even though the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike has so many awesome features, it is actually one of the more affordable high end upright bike options out there today. This model comes with lots of resistance, many exercise programs, it’s highly adjustable in many respects, and it has a ton of other cool features too. Anybody who wants a quality bike that will provide a great cardio workout for all fitness levels should definitely look into the Schwinn 170 Upright Exercise Bike.

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