Schwinn IC3 Indoor Cycling Bike
Schwinn IC3 is a modern indoor bike for a low impact and high power cardiovascular training with a ventilated race type saddle, the large padded handles, a 40 lb. flywheel, a smooth and silent belt drive, the infinitely variable resistance levels and Bluetooth connectivity.
It has been one of the better selling indoor bikes at Amazon.com for a while now and the average rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars by 93 customers. We shall find out the pros and cons by checking out the reviews by customers that purchased and used the product. The race style saddle is completely adjustable 4-ways, horizontally and vertically for a personal customized fit.
It has the double SPD pedals with the regular toe cages and clips and such high quality Schimano pedals are rarely used on a bike ata 500-dollar price range. The large padded urethane-dipped handles have the fore and aft (forward and backward) adjustment for your comfort. It has a small simplified LCD console and a very deep and large water bottle holder with an integrated media holder for a tablet or smartphone holder. The simple and modern LCD console has the standard metrics like the distance traveled, calories burned, time traveled, current speed, RPM and the telemetry enabled pulse rate. The display panel works with two AA batteries.
If you can not exercise outdoors because of bad weather- hot or cold, rain or snow, or you don’t want to pay for and get to a gym regularly, you can take advantage of this good quality, sturdy and functional exercise bike. The maximum total user weight capacity is 300 pounds or 136 kg to cover a large percentage of the adults. The low impact high training workout on this Schwinn IC3 will feel like a realistic road-like experience. If you hear any noise during the pedaling, it may be a good idea to tighten the cranks and pedals if there are any loose bits. And if you get no luck, please contact their customer support team on their 1800 number.
The Schwinn IC3 weighs 101 pounds and measures 45L x 23W x 49H inches as assembled. The seat to pedal inseam is 17.5 inches at its lowest point and 38 inches at its highest. Please check out the user manual before and during the use and you’ll find the necessary information for maintenance. If the distance is shown in km and you want to change it to miles please press the mode button and hold the two arrow buttons simultaneously and you’ll se a menu that shows km and miles and you choose miles. The seat and handles can go very low if you’re short and very high if you’re tall and the seat can go forward and back.
If the narrower seat is not comfy enough for you especially during the longer sessions you can put any type of seat cover you want. And if you want to change the seat many standard seats will be fine. Please note that the resistance on this bike is felt resistance, not magnetic. The simple racing style unpadded seat is not super comfy and there aren’t any preset training programs that you’ll find on similar models. We like the adjustable and good quality seat and handlebars, the high user weight capacity, the small footprint of only 45” x 23”, the frame levelers underneath, great infinite resistance system, decent data console and the two-year warranty for the electronics and parts. Overall we think that it is well worth considering at the price level.