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Schwinn 230 Vs. 270 Recumbent Exercise Bikes | Comparison & Differences | Reviews 2019

February 26, 2019 by  
Filed under Exercise Bikes

Schwinn 270 Exercise Bike

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Schwinn 230 Exercise Bike

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Schwinn 230 Vs. 270 Recumbent Exercise Bike Comparison: Schwinn is a leader in lower cost, high quality exercise bikes. The Schwinn 230 and 270 are some of the most popular and best selling exercise bikes on the market. Highly rated, they both are excellent exercise bikes for the home. Both models have magnetic resistance, speakers & a 3-speed fan, and have a 300 lb. maximum user weight limit.

The main differences between the Schwinn 230 and 270 are: The 270 model from a structural standpoint has a heavier flywheel, more resistance levels, and oversized pedals. The Schwinn 270 has a superior 3 piece crank system (versus 1 piece on the 270). The seat on the 270 can move forward and back. On the computer console, the 270 has more workout programs, adds back-lighting to the LCD, and ads two more user profiles. The 270 also adds Bluetooth and Heart Telemetry. Below is a comparison chart of the differences between the two exercise bike models.


Schwinn 230 Vs. the Schwinn 270
* Magnetic Resistance
* 20 Resistance Levels
* LCD Console
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* Plastic Molded Seat
* 1 piece crank
* 22 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 2 User Profiles

Schwinn 230

* Magnetic Resistance
* 25 Resistance Levels
* Backlit LCD Console
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
* Oversized Pedals
* Padded Seat
* 3 piece crank
* 29 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 4 User Profiles

Schwinn 270


Schwinn 230 Console

Schwinn 230 LCD Console

Schwinn 270 Console

Schwinn 270 LCD Backlit Console

Schwinn 230 vs. 270 Console Comparison: The Consoles are similar, but the 270 is backlit, making it easier to read. Both are dual displays, so when you use the tablet/book holder, you can still see the other display. On the 270 you have 7 more workout programs.

The Schwinn 270 bike has 5 more resistance levels than the 230 model. You can customize your user profile, the 230 allows 2 profiles, while the 270 allows 4 profiles. Bluetooth with APP for your tablet or smartphone, and Wireless heart telemetry are only available on the Schwinn 270 Bike.


Bottom Line: The Schwinn 270 recumbent exercise bike offers a wide array of improvements over the 230 model, including more resistance levels, programs, and user profiles, and a backlit screen. You also get Bluetooth on the 270 with an APP, and wireless telemetry for an optional heart strap. Ergonomically, the 270 model has a superior 3 piece crank system, giving better clearance when riding. The 270 model also has a superior seat with additional padding. We feel that the Schwinn 270 is far superior in features as well as some structural additions, and offers the best value for the money. Both models are highly rated and economically priced.

APP Connectivity: The Schwinn 270 can also Sync with the Schwinn Trainer 2 app & the RideSocial app via Bluetooth on your phone or tablet.


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