Schwinn​ ​AD6​ ​Airdyne​ ​Upright​ ​Exercise​ ​Bike Review

This is yet another high end air fan resistance upright bike option to consider. The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike can provide you with lots of resistance, a good upper body workout, and it is comfortable to use too.

Overview

If you would like to watch a little video presentation for the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike, you can check out the clip below.

Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike (Black)

Main Features

The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike comes with a number of great features that are worth mentioning.

  • Air resistance – almost unlimited potential
  • Dual stage high torque drive belts
  • High strength fan
  • Motion handlebars for an upper body workout
  • Great LCD display – tracks various fitness metrics
  • Chest strap heart rate monitor (compatible)
  • 300-pound weight limit
  • Large seat with good padding
  • Water bottle holder
  • Comes with adjustable levelers
  • Transportation wheels included

Dimensions & Weight

The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is one of the larger high end models around. It is not the largest of all high end models, but it is certainly up there, especially in terms of its weight. It does have transportation wheels to make things a little easier, but it is quite heavy none the less.

  • Length: 49.7 inches
  • Width: 25.7 inches
  • Height: 50.9 inches
  • Weight: 112 pounds

Warranty

The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike does come with a good warranty. It features a 10-year warranty on the frame, a 2-year warranty on the parts, a 1-year warranty on electrical components, and a 90-day warranty on labor.

Assembly

The assembly process for the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is not too bad, especially because some of the bigger components come assembled in the box. The instructions are pretty easy to read, plus everything required to complete assembly comes included. It is recommended that you use your own tools however. It should take you and one other person no more than 45 minutes to complete assembly. If you like, you can always choose to get expert in-home assembly for an additional cost. Below is a comprehensive assembly video for this model.

How to Assemble the Schwinn Airdyne AD 6

What We Like About The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike

There are a few different things which are worth mentioning in some greater detail. This model definitely has some cool features.

We do like how the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike has many awesome extra features that previous models like the AD2 did not have. The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike features a new windscreen, a reading/accessory rack, an integrated water bottle holder, and a redesigned transportation wheel system. The bottom line is that this model is a greatly improved version of previous Schwinn Airdyne bikes.

Another thing that we really like about the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is that its resistance potential is virtually endless. No, you cannot manually adjust the resistance. However, the air fan lets you pedal as hard as hard as you can muster, and the harder you pedal the stronger the resistance becomes. Some people like how there are no manual adjustments required. On that same note, the fan on the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is made of high-quality ABS plastic to ensure longevity.

Something else that we like about the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is that it has awesome motion handlebars. Motion handlebars are great because they allow you to work out upper body and get a more comprehensive cardio routine in than without these handlebars. Most upright stationary bikes do not feature this, but it is something that we definitely like a lot.

Another thing that we like about the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is that the seat is large and well-padded. The seat is also adjustable in terms of position to suit users of various heights. All in all, the seat on the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is fantastic. On that same note, the handlebars also feature adequate padding for your hands and fingers.

What We Don’t Like About The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike

There are a couple of bones that need to be picked with the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike, so let’s do that right now.

One issue we have with the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is that the resistance is not adjustable. Yes, we know that we said that we like the fan resistance because of its unlimited potential, but the bottom line is that the amount of resistance you are faced with depends on how hard you pedal, not on any manual adjustments. It’s kind of a one size fits all type of thing, which does not always work too well.

We would like to see some workout programs included here. For the price which the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike comes in at, we feel as though it would be a good addition.

Alternatives To The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike

To give you a good reference point, let’s talk about some of the other good high end stationary upright exercise bike models you can consider instead of the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike.

Marcy​ ​AIR-1​ ​Fan​ ​Exercise​ ​Bike

Both of these models use a fan to provide you with resistance, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Also, both of these models have motion handlebars to provide you with an upper body workout. Moreover, both bikes have the same weight capacity, plus are virtually the same in many other ways too. The Marcy model is a little less expensive, which could be because it is not quite as stable or durable as the Airdyne. The Schwinn Airdyne also has some other cool features which the Marcy does not have.

Sole Fitness LCB Upright Bike

The big difference between these two models is that the Sole Fitness model uses magnetic resistance instead of air resistance like the Airdyne. We’ve already covered how these two things differ, so we won’t dwell on it here. Of course, another main difference is the addition of motion handlebars which the Airdyne features. The Sole Fitness LCB does have a higher user weight capacity, it has Bluetooth, speakers, a great LCD display, and a few other cool aspects which the Schwinn AD6 does not have. However, the Sole Fitness LCB is more than 3 times the price of the AD6.

Final Thoughts On The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike

If you want a good mix of affordability, quality, and a comprehensive full body workout, the Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Upright Exercise Bike is a great option to consider. It may not really have adjustable resistance or a whole bunch of fancy features, but it will undoubtedly get our heart pumping.

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