Schwinn Exercise Bike: Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike
The price on this item was excellent, and it was purchased at a time when Amazon offered free shipping; making it a super bargain. We were able to see the same item at a local Sports Authority to test it out; it's a quality machine, and just the right size for our upstairs extra bedroom, while fitting in as another piece of furniture.
I had read reviews about having difficulty assembling these bikes, but had no trouble at all. I am over 65, but put it together in 1-1/2 leisurly hours. Liked the fact that it came in parts, since I unpacked it in the foyer, carrying upstairs in several trips. My (also over 65) wife is primarily "riding" this; likes the recumbent style, giving back support, while getting much needed exercise.
It does have some special "programs" that can be customized, but she just hits quick start; we really don't need anything too complicated-fits the bill perfectly. It's very quiet, and does not compete with her TV viewing. I did like the Schwinn name, although I found that they are now owned by Nautilus (also a good company name).
I called about the control panel, on their 800 number, and they were very helpful. This is the largest item that I've ever ordered online, but won't hesitate in the future, particularly from Amazon.com.
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