Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike Review of Features
Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike Review -This is the base model for Schwinn’s recumbent bike. It just happens to be the lightest weighing one as well coming in at 67.6 lbs compared to 96 pounds for the 230 model. The frame architecture and design makes the Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike very user friendly. The design has the seat reclined back, which takes the impact off your back, hips, knees, and ankles.
You will see that the bike’s seat is adjustable and is mounted on a long bar with a rail. This makes it easy to adjust the seat going sideways. Additionally, it enables you to be able to adjust the seat and make it as close or as far away from the pedals as you want.
Durability and stability are what come to mind when I picture the frame and its steel construction. Corrosion-resistant coating blankets the frame making it very durable while shielding the frame from rust. This makes it a good fit no matter what climate it’s in.
The Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike has placed the bars on both sides of the seat. This will help you get a good grip and keep your body stable. However, this prevents the A20 from having a “step-thru “or “walk-through” design that you see in Schwinn’s other recumbent bike models like the 230 and 270. This could make it a little difficult for some people to get on and off the bike because the handlebar grips will be in the way.
This model is quite long. The Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike manual states that the width is 19 inches but that is only accounting for the frame. The handlebars are the widest point of the bike which is 25 inches apart. When storing this bike it’s a good idea to leave at least a foot of clearance space in all directions.
The handlebars are located around the seat. If you want to lean forward and support yourself, unfortunately, there are no handlebars at the front. This recumbent bike is mainly designed to be used in the recline position.
The sturdy design of the frame for the Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike provides a user weight capacity of 275 lbs which is more than some high-end recumbent bikes. Considering the low price of the A20, having a weight capacity like this tells me that this recumbent bike is well-built.
One feature, not every recumbent bike comes with are stabilizers. They are used to balance out the unevenness of the ground to achieve stability during exercising.
Seat and Features
The Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike has an adjustable seat with 12 different height settings. The seat can be adjusted by turning a knob at the bottom of the seat. To start, the knob needs to be pulled out to release the lock and then you can turn it to the setting you want.
Once you have the setting you want, tighten the knob to lock it into position. Making an adjustment is very easy and should only take a few seconds. To make the height adjustment you will need to get off the bike.
When you turn the knob it will move the seat up or down along the notches of the adjustment rail. The notches are approximately an inch apart. These adjustability features make it possible for a wide range of people to be able to use the bike. People as short as 4’’10 or as tall as 6’’2 can use this recumbent bike with no issues. If you happen to be taller than 6”2, you can still use this A20.
However, your legs won’t fully extend and it may not be as comfortable. The Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike still offers a better range of heights compared to similar models out on the market.
The seat is approximately 16 inches wide (40cm) and the backrest is 17 inches high. The seat is created to minimize discomfort. It has extra padding and contoured design to add comfort. The backrest is not adjustable and that could be an issue for some people. But most of the time it will not be a problem.
Where you really need to be able to make adjustments is with the seat. That’s where the 12 different height settings play a big part.
The Console Features
The console on the Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike is located in front. The console dimensions are 5 in x 3 in. There is a wide Hi-Tech LCD display that contains information about your workout like your pulse rate, calories burned, selected resistance option, time, distance, course profile, and RPM.
There are both imperial and metric options for distance and speed. The console is very user friendly with easy navigation for anyone to follow. Unfortunately, there is no Bluetooth or any internet connectivity to use your exercise data for online applications.
The Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike does not have many of the features that other recumbent bikes have. But if you are looking for a durable decent recumbent bike? The A20 will have you on your way to a great work out.
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