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Schwinn 270 Vs. Sole R92 | Recumbent Exercise Bikes | Comparison & Differences | Reviews

February 21, 2020 by  
Filed under Exercise Bikes

Sole R92 Exercise Bike

Sole R92 Recumbent
Exercise Bike

Schwinn 270 Exercise Bike

Schwinn 270 Recumbent
Exercise Bike

Schwinn 270 Vs. Sole R92 Recumbent Excercise Bike Comparison: Schwinn Fitness is an old line maker of bikes, making low to medium end exercise bikes. Sole exercise equipment have been used in commercial settings and hotels (including Hilton Hotels), they are a cut above. Highly rated, they both are excellent recumbent exercise bikes for the home, with the Sole being a heavier duty, sturdier bike. Both bikes have magnetic resistance, heavy flywheels, Bluetooth, Speakers, and workout Fan. Below is a comparison chart of the differences between these two models.


Schwinn 270 Vs. the Sole R92
* Recumbent Bike
* 4.5 Stars Rating
* Magnetic Resistance
* 25 Resistance Levels
* Dual LCD Console
* Bluetooth with APP
* – – –
* Grip Heart Sensors
* Heart Telemetry
* – – –
* USB Charging Port
* 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
* Bike Weight: 86.6 lbs.

Schwinn 270

* Recumbent Bike
* 4.6 Stars Rating
* Magnetic Resistance
* 20 Resistance Levels
* Backlit LCD Console
* Bluetooth with APP
* Bluetooth Audio
* Grip Heart Sensors
* Heart Telemetry
* Included Heart Strap
* USB Charging Port
* Ergonomic Pedals
* Padded Seat
* 3 piece crank
* 10 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* Bike Weight: 134 lbs.

Sole R92


Schwinn 270 Console

Schwinn 270 LCD
Backlit Console

Sole R92 Recumbent Bike LCD Console

Sole R92 LCD
Backlit Console

Schwinn 270 vs. Sole R92 Console Comparison: The Consoles are completely different in style, but both have a back-light making it easier to see. Both have magazine/ipad/tablet holders which will not block the bike display. The Schwinn has a dual display with blue back light. Both models have built-in wireless heart telemetry.

Where they differ is the number of workout programs, the Schwinn has 29 Vs. 10 on the Sole. For magnetic resistance, Schwinn has 25 Versus 20 resistance levels on the Sole R92. The Sole has bluetooth audio, to wirelessly send audio from your smart devices to the built-in speakers.

Both models have Bluetooth® with APP for your tablet or smartphone, and both have a USB charging port.


The Bottom Line Schwinn 270 Versus Sole R92: The Sole R92 is a heavier duty bike weighing far more than the Schwinn for added stability, and feels more like a commercial bike you would see in the gym. The Sole bike also has a far better warranty than the Schwinn 270. Consumer reviews also favored the Sole R92. Sole’s ergonomic pedal design prevents sore knees and feet. Sole has thicker cushioning on the bottom and seat-back than the Schwinn 270.

In the Schwinn 270’s favor: The Schwinn has many more built-in workout programs, and more resistance levels. At the time of this article, the Sole R92 was about double the price of the Schwinn.

If you want a bike that has the look and feel of a gym quality bike, pick the Sole R92. If you want a solid recumbent bike at about 1/2 the price, the Schwinn 270 will work out well.

Schwinn 270 Warranty: 10 year warranty on the Frame; 2 year mechanical; 1 year electrical; 90 days labor

Sole R92 Warranty: Lifetime Frame Warranty; 3 years electronics & parts; 1 year labor


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