Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Review

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Review

The recumbent bike is one of the best and most effective ways of improving your fitness. Instead of running endless boring miles on the treadmill or even killing yourself with the normal exercise bike, the recumbent bike offers more comfort. The Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike is one of the top options on the market today.

In this article, we take a closer look at this recumbent bike and some of the many features that make it so special. With some expert help, we have managed to analyze the bike with all the features and this should ensure an accurate presentation. Now, you can find out of this is the ideal bike for your fitness needs and workout routines.

Technical Specifications:

  • The bike itself weighs a decent 88-pounds for stability
  • It can hold users in the range of 300-pounds
  • 25 resistance levels are added for different fitness levels
  • It can hold 4 different user profiles for each member of the family
  • Data can be transferred to different fitness APPs
  • 29 professional workout programs have been included
  • Impressive sound system for playing all your favorite tunes
  • It includes multiple accessories like a fan and USB charging port


With the technical specifications out of the way, we had an opportunity to do some diligent research on this recumbent bike and understand some of the features a little better. If you are not yet impressed by the technical specs, you should consider looking at this review to find out all the detailed aspects and how it could work for you:


Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Seat
Comfortable Seat

Comfort is one of the main aspects when you are looking for any piece of fitness equipment. If the unit is not comfortable, it won’t be worth it for you to buy it and you might dread using it for working out. The Schwinn Recumbent Bike 270 has been designed with excellent lumbar support and it features air-cushioned pads for you to sit on. This makes it much more comfortable for larger users.

While many of the other recumbent bikes feature a bar in the middle that might impede your movement, the Schwinn Recumbent Bike 270 allows you to walk right through without any real hazards that could hinder your movement. Being lower to the ground also means that the bike is much easier to get onto for smaller or shorter individuals


It can be really frustrating if you have a recumbent bike that constantly moves when you are using it. This is commonly seen in many of the cheaper models, but not with this recumbent bike. Yes, it might be a little heavy, with some even saying that it can be too heavy to move around, but the bike remains firmly planted in the ground to keep you stable.

Thanks to this impressive stability, it is no wonder that the bike can hold users of up to 300-pounds and this makes it much easier for individuals to get into those vigorous workout routines. On the downside, you might need to spend some time actually setting it up and this might even require the help of a professional for assistance.


Schwinn Recumbent Bike 270 Display

The main goal of any exercise unit is to workout and to help you achieve some of your goals. Schwinn has focused a lot of attention on helping users to achieve this and the bike contains an impressive 29 workouts. All of these have been designed and uploaded by professional fitness trainers or experts for a great workout that actually works.

The resistance levels are impressive as well and the bike is designed to help you tone or build up some strength. However, the flywheel is only 17kg, leaving it a little short when it comes to resistance for the stronger athletes. For toning, the 25 different resistant levels will be more than enough and should definitely ensure a decent workout.

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Lastly, your workout is directly tied to the stats and without the stats to boost you and give you goals; it is hard to achieve something. The Schwinn Recumbent Bike 270 is designed with a decent monitor and this will display all the basic features like your distance and time. However, all of these can actually be transferred to your favorite fitness application.

The heart rate monitor should keep you up to date with accurate measurement and stats have proven that a chest strap is much better to use than a simple heart rate monitor controlled by your hands. You won’t find yourself left in the dark about your performance and how far you have been progressing


Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Seat Accessories

When we start seeing accessories, you can certainly accept the fact that the recumbent bike is going to be expensive. However, this bike might be expensive but includes a ton of great accessories that will surely make it worth your while. The bottle holder is one of the first and while it might be small, you can remain hydrated throughout.

As for the entertainment aspect, you can consider adding your MP3 player to the device and this will ensure that you listen to some of your favorite tunes while working out. A USB could also work to change and control some of the songs using the console of the recumbent bike itself.

If the USB is not being used for music, it is definitely a great charging port and while the device is connected, your device should charge up quite reasonably. Bearing through all those hot days are a thing of the past as well. The 3-speed fan is really powerful and can allow you to set up the direction that directly targets you.

Did we mention that you and your family each have their own profile now and you no longer need to worry about someone overriding your progress. This is a great way to encourage everyone in the family to start working out. We have used the 4 different profiles as a great way to spurt on a little competition between friends.

What We Like:

  • The seating is extremely comfortable
  • Accurate stats are measured throughout your workout routine
  • Multiple profile slots are available for everyone in the family
  • It is durable enough to hold 300-pounds
  • USB data transfer to your fitness APPS
  • Multiple advanced accessories that improve your experience

What We Didn’t Like:

  • The flywheel seems to be a little too light
  • It is quite expensive to buy
  • The low profile design makes it uncomfortable for tall people

The Bottom Line

If you are serious about fitness and you have a specific goal that involves losing weight or toning, the Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike will be one of the best options that you can consider. This bike is packed full of great features and it includes revolutionary technology that helps you monitor all of your progress. We would give it a thumbs-up to you if you need to tone, but not for building muscle or leg strength.

Now, it is your turn to share some of your thoughts. Let us know if you have even used the Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike and if it was as good for you. We would also like to see suggestions for other equipment you would like us to review.


This article was last updated on July 16, 2021 .