Schwinn AD7 Airdyne Reviewed

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The Schwinn AD7 Airdyne exercise bike is a great addition to any home gym. Whether you are a beginner looking for an easy ride to start or an everyday biker looking for the ultimate challenge, this bike has you covered. It is pretty basic but will keep you challenged for a plethora of time. The construction is solid and will give you a smooth stable ride. While for many bike enthusiasts, it is all about the legs, when you go with this option, it will benefit your arms too. This style of bike will allow you a great cardio workout that helps you target a variety of areas. You will be able to choose from a variety of programs that offer interval training. This will allow you to hit different heart rate zones so that building muscle, shedding inches, and gaining endurance are all easier than ever. There is decent adjustability in the seat and handles. This will allow you to have a more comfortable ride. Active people will love adding this bike into their routine. Regardless of if you are into running, riding, boxing, or sports a bike is a great option to keep it interesting. The durable design and endless resistance options will keep you going for years.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Solid Construction
  • Fan Resistance = Cool Ride
  • Quiet
  • Adjustable
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Interval Options
  • Exercise Upper & Lower Body
Cons
  • Very Pricey
  • Quite Large
  • Very Heavy
  • Uncomfortable For Long Rides

Brand

For more than a century, the name Schwinn has been associated with pedal bikes. They offer a huge variety of bikes that will get you outside and experiencing the world around you. This is not the only thing they offer, however. You can also introduce a stationary bike into your routine to keep you peddling even when the weather is bad. Schwinn offers a variety of styles to suit your needs. Regardless of if you love to join spin classes or you prefer the challenge of serious resistance, they offer equipment to suit your needs. Biking is a great choice for exercise and enjoyment. When you invest in a product made by Schwinn you can rely on the fact that it will be long-lasting. This allows you to work hard and enjoy your ride each time you climb atop one of their pieces of equipment. Trusting this brand is advantageous and will help you achieve your fitness-related goals when pairing their products with a healthy diet.

Basic Features

The Airdyne bike will give you a variety of basic features that you will love. The seat offers adjustability not only up and down but also forwards and backward to help you find the most comfortable position possible. This will make the long ride you take easier than ever. The handlebars also offer a variety of group positions to accommodate your preferred writing style. Storing your water bottle will be a breeze with the cup holder provided. It does offer a display so that you can keep an eye on information like how far you've gone and how fast you've done it. In addition, you can keep track of how many calories you're burning which can make staying on track with your diet easier than ever.

Advanced Features

This model is not quite as advanced as others you may have come in contact within the gym. It does not offer a plethora of training programs but it can keep you challenged day in and day out. The console display only provides you with basic information so we can't say that we would consider this an advanced feature. As a matter of fact, there are not Many Advanced features with this product. You will have the ability to track your heart rate if you purchase a heart rate strap. It does offer a few interval programs and some targeting which will allow you to hit and an aerobic level workout or a heart rate zone that will help you burn fat. Overall, sometimes simple is best and the fact that this product does not have a plethora of advanced features is not necessarily a negative.

Pedals

This product uses a standard set of bike pedals. There is no strapping system nor does it offer clips for a spin style shoe. This can be a bit of a frustration for some consumers as they find their feet slide off of the pedals. When you are in the middle of a long and hard ride you certainly don't want to have to worry about slipping feet. One thing that will help you avoid this, can be found in the adjustability of the seat. If you aren't reaching for your pedals it is less likely your feet will slide off of them. They do offer a bit of grip in the form of raised knobs. While this will help a little bit to keep your feet on the pedals it may not be enough to give you the ride you are looking for. Overall, this may be an area that this brand wants to work on.

Comfort

In terms of comfort, there are very mixed reviews from consumers. Many people have said that after a short amount of time the seat becomes completely uncomfortable. This can be a major problem for those of you that are looking to take a long ride. There is a simple solution, change the seat. This will take a bit more of an investment but you may be more satisfied with the level of comfort you receive. Due to the fact that this product offers multiple hand positions, you will find better upper body Comfort. Regardless of if your arms are long or short, you'll be able to find a position to hold on to this machine that gives you a great arm workout and keeps you comfortable. Overall, you'll have to give it a try to see how you truly feel about it as again, there are very mixed reviews in terms of comfort.

Resistance

Changing the resistance setting on your exercise bike can be a real pain in the butt. Many customers have a lot of complaints about this area with other options. The resistance of this product is coming from the fan in the front wheel. It offers you an infinite amount of resistance levels. The harder you pedal the more resistance you will feel. This allows for on-the-fly adjustment by simply pedaling harder or backing off a bit. Consumers are more than happy with the way this product offers resistance. You will be getting the workout level that you want easily. If breaking out in a major sweat is what you're looking for it will accommodate you and if a leisurely pedal through the park is more your speed that's okay too.

Drive

As with many other exercise bikes, this product uses a belt drive. This is very similar to how the chain on an outdoor pedal bike functions. It offers good longevity and a smooth ride. It is important to note that there have not been reports from customers over this product becoming very loud as you work hard. This is a common issue with this type of drive and the fact that it is missing from this product is appreciated by customers. The fan is weighted on the perimeter which helps to provide the quiet ride that you get while using this bike. It also leads you to a very smooth ride, not one that feels like you're on a gravel road. Overall, this is a solid option and drives and we were happy to see that this brand chose it for this option.

Dimensions

The size of an exercise bike can play a major role in whether or not you choose to purchase it. Many home gyms don't have a lot of room to offer two large pieces of equipment. Some of you may have a bit of an issue fitting this option into your gym. It is almost 42 inches long and roughly 20 inches wide. It is also quite a bit taller than many other bikes you may have written in the past coming in at about 52 inches. You will want to make sure to take the time to measure your space to ensure that this is going to fit in nicely. The slightly larger size of this exercise bike will accommodate larger people. This goes for height as well as weight. It is important to note that once this product is assembled it is quite heavy and may take two people to move around easily.

Assembly

Most people will be able to put this product together in a couple of hours. There have been reports from consumer saying that it has taken them significantly more than 2 hours to put their exercise bike together but they are few and far between. For the most part, customers have noted that it is very easy to put together an instruction manual is easy to follow along with. You will get the tools and Hardware that you need to put this together with the bike itself. Obviously, this is very convenient to ensure you can use your bike right away. It is unlikely that you will need to worry about hiring somebody to put this bite together even if your mechanical knowledge is very limited. Overall, this is a fairly easy product to assemble as long as you are able to follow directions.

Advantages

One of the biggest advantages that come along with this product as you will not only be working your legs. The movable arms will also give you a great upper body workout. The ability to do interval training on this product is also a major advantage. You'll be able to move seamlessly from an aerobic workout to fat burning. This will make things like losing weight and increasing stamina easier than ever before. This product offers quite a bit of a just ability as well. While the seat may not be the most comfortable out there you will be able to find a good position to put it in and a comfortable way to hold onto the handles. The assembly is easy as well. Working out on an exercise bike like this daily can play a major role in helping you achieve your goals. This low impact workout is a great choice for many people.

Disadvantages

There are some consistent complaints that come along with this product. The size of it is a bit bigger than average. Obviously, this can be a major problem if you have limited space in your home gym. In addition, this product is very heavy. Moving it around once it is assembled can be a bit difficult. There are wheels on one side but it only helps so much and you may require help if you decide you want to move it. One of the largest disadvantages to this product is the level of comfort the seat provides. If you are looking for a long ride you are likely not going to want to do it on the seat that is provided. This is a fixable thing, however, it will end up costing you more money. Overall, these disadvantages may be a bit too much for some people but most people are able to move past them fairly quickly.

Value

In our opinion, this product is a decent value. The price tag that it carries is exceptionally high. This is going to make it difficult for many budgets to work in. Now, if you do, you will have a long-lasting and reliable exercise bike. It does not offer a plethora of advanced features but it will give you exceptionally long-term use. You won't have to fight with changing the resistance levels and there is an unparalleled amount of resistance levels are available. You simply have to Pedal harder to make it hard. Overall, there are more affordable options available to you on the market today that do offer more advanced features if you're looking for something a bit different. If indeed, you are looking for a basic model that offers durability, smooth ride, and a quiet environment this may be the perfect choice.

Bottom Line

There is a huge variety of exercise bikes available on the market today. Some of them are not worth the consideration of purchasing. We feel that this one absolutely is. While it will cost you quite a bit of money, it is built to last. You'll have a decent amount of adjustability and you can tweak it so that it gives you a great level of comfort. You won't have to spend days trying to figure out how to put it together as assembly is fairly simple. When you are looking for a high-quality product that will provide you with a challenging workout each and every day this is a great choice. Trusting this brand to help you improve your overall fitness and health is something that you won't regret.