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Schwinn (IC2 Vs. IC3) Indoor Cycling Bikes | Comparison & Differences | Reviews 2020

February 19, 2020 by  
Filed under Exercise Bikes

Schwinn IC3 Bike

Schwinn IC3
Upright Cycling Bike
Friction Resistance

Schwinn IC2 Cycling Bike

Schwinn IC2 Upright Cycling Bike
Friction Resistance

Schwinn IC2 Vs. Schwinn IC3 Indoor Cycling Bike Comparison: These two cycling bikes are well built, but basic indoor cycling bikes. The IC3 unit is a cut above as it is more heavy duty. Both bikes have front mounted flywheels for stability, and use traditional wool felt pads for friction resistance. Heart Telemetry is provided only on the IC3 bike. Both models can adjust the seat vertically for best fit, however the IC3 bike can also adjust the seat horizontally (Fore/Aft). See the differences of the IC2 and IC3 on the comparison chart below.


The Schwinn IC2 Vs. the Schwinn IC3
* Upright Cycling Bike
* 4.3 Stars Rating
* Friction Resistance
* Belt Drive
* Variable Resistance
* Front Mounted Flywheel
* 31 Lb. Flywheel
* 1 piece crankshaft
* Media/Tablet Holder
* Basic LCD Console
* – – –
* – – –
* Vertical Seat Adjust
* Max Weight: 250 lbs.
* Water Bottle Holder
Bike Weight: 83 lbs.

Schwinn IC2

* Upright Cycling Bike
* 4.5 Stars Rating
* Friction Resistance
* Belt Drive
* Variable Resistance
* Front Mounted Flywheel
* 40 Lb. Flywheel
* 1 piece crankshaft
* Media/Tablet Holder
* Basic LCD Console
* Heart Telemetry
* Fore/Aft Seat Adjust
* Vertical Seat Adjust
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Water Bottle Holder
* Bike Weight: 100 lbs.

Schwinn IC3


Schwinn IC2 Console

The Schwinn IC2 has a Basic LCD Console.

Schwinn IC3 Console

The Schwinn IC3 has a Basic LCD Console.

Schwinn IC2 Vs. IC3 Console Comparison: The Consoles are similar with LCD displays, with the IC3 Console having Heart telemetry built-in, which is not in the IC2 version.

The IC2 console gives a single readout of one of the parameters, while the IC3 console gives multiple readouts at the same time. Readout parameters include speed, RPM, distance, time and calories.


Bottom Line Schwinn IC2 Vs. Schwinn IC3: The main difference between the models is the Schwinn IC3 is a heavier duty bike, that weighs more, has a heavier flywheel for stable ride, and can handle a heavier rider (up to 300 lbs.). The IC3 also allows you to move the seat horizontally (Fore/Aft), while the IC2 can only move vertically. The IC3 has a 3 part crank system and superior pedals. Both models use wool felt friction pads, which must be replaced as they wear out. The IC3 has a longer warranty. Although the IC3 is more expensive, we believe it is the better buy given stronger build, better LCD console, and heart telemetry.

Schwinn IC2 Residential Warranty: 5 year Frame; 1 year mechanical & electrical; 90 days labor

Schwinn IC3 Residential Warranty: 5 year Frame; 2 year mechanical & electrical; 1 year labor



Schwinn IC4 Cycling Bike

Schwinn IC4 Upright Cycling Bike
Magnetic Resistance Buy from Amazon

Schwinn IC4 Console

Schwinn IC4 Backlit Console with Bluetooth Connectivity

Upgrade to the Schwinn IC4 Cycling Bike: The Schwinn IC4 Cycling bike upgrades with maintenance free, silent magnetic resistance. You also get a deluxe LCD display with color readouts and Bluetooth® connectivity to your smartphone or tablet, and a heart rate armband included. A USB charging port is also onboard.

You can run the Pelaton APP for online classes, Zwift APP, Explore the World™, and many others, just like the more expensive bikes can. All of this, and the Schwinn IC4 also has a much longer warranty.

Schwinn IC4 Bike Review



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