Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dick Excellent product
Instructions for assembly were totally complete, easy to fuly, and well thought out.
Bike works great so far. Worked with no problem as soon as assembled. Very satisfied.
Keep up the good work.
February 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RJ1088 A few minor complaints, but it does what it's supposed to really well.
My wife and I have really enjoyed this product so far. Let's start with the cons, because they came first:
A few minor problems in assembly. One of our bars was impeded by an excess of metal from the welding of pieces together. We had to file that off in order to get the seat harness in place.
Multiple screw holders in the plastic wheel encasing were just snapped. I would almost rather that not be pre-installed when shipping something like this, because when you have something screwed into a piece of plastic, you're almost guaranteed to break it. Luckily a few pieces were intact, and the covering for the wheel causes it to hold together very well.
Minor issue - the foot pedals are not designed for someone with big feet. I have a size 14 foot, and it's simply impossible for me to use the pedals with the straps.
When I move from side to side in the seat (not in the normal course of biking, but when I'm reaching over to pick up the hand weights) I get a little too much creak, and it's a bit unsettling at how much it moves. Then again, once I lose some pounds that might not be an issue.
All of that was worth 1 star being taken off.
Pros: The bike is very smooth, easy to use, fairly easy to install, and comfortable. I have some minor problems with slipping in the seat, but I don't think that's much of an issue at all.
The speakers work as well as I could hope. I can listen to something on my phone without any issues. I would kind of like to see a volume control on the bike, but it's loud enough.
I like having the little fan coming out of the console. Very nice.
My wife is 5' 1" so we are very happy that she is able to use this without stretching for the pedals.
Overall we are very satisfied with the product. We looked at products in the $200 range, but with a bit of Christmas money, wanting a higher quality bike, wanting the speakers, and wanting the variety of resistance programs we chose this one for $400. I can't tell you if all that is worth the $200, but we are satisfied with what we have.
January 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jeanene51 Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike
My husband said they had the best instructions he'd ever seen for assembling a product. The needed to provide a manuel with the product showing how to use the programs and different levels of the program. Otherwise we have been very pleased with this product.
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joezif great for the price
I looked around for a few bikes. Bought this one and I am very happy with it. Pretty easy to put together well made bike
December 27, 2013