The Schwinn AD6 upright exercise bike is a high-end upright bike that boasts excellent comfort, advanced features and more for those who want to invest in their health and fitness. If you’re looking for a bike that will last and that will provide ample challenge as you progress in your training, this may be an excellent choice.
To study, the Schwinn AD6 is clearly a ‘top end’ product with good quality construction and premium materials. The seat is large and thickly padded for comfort, and everything is adjustable so that you can find your ideal position. At 116 pounds this is not a light product, and this ensures the metal frame feels very stable allowing you to go all out. Four levelers help to add even more to this feeling of stability.
This product doesn’t just look ‘high end’ but also offers a lot of advanced features. Schwinn is often considered to be one of the top manufacturers of these bikes, and here they demonstrate why.
One interesting feature that this bike offers, for instance, is simulated wind resistance. This means that the faster you pedal, the harder the resistance becomes. This mimics real life training and gives this product an interesting edge for those who are serious about cycling and possibly interested in competing.
As with all the pricier bikes, this option also comes with a screen that provides lots of workout metrics. Specifically, this one shows a RevMeter and RPM gauge alongside the normal stats which makes for an exciting and fun way to measure your progress over time.
The ride feels very smooth even at high speeds thanks to a quiet and frictionless fan. For this reason, the bike is also encouraged for rehabilitative use.
The bike is currently available on Amazon.com where it has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Right now it has a 4-star rating which is based on 234 reviews.
One user said this:
“The AD6 is a pleasure to use. The fan is quiet (but will blow up any dust in the area), and has very good resistance when using your legs and arms. Of course, as you increase speed, the wind blows all around, and the AD6 becomes fairly blustery and loud. But the fact that the wind does not hit you in the face is a big plus over the AD4. For upper-body-only exercise, you can place your feet on two stationary stems near the fly wheel, or on a space behind the wheel. Resistance when doing arms-only is a bit tough, but it gives you a good workout.”
Overall, this bike offers a very smooth and stable ride and has a very sturdy construction. This makes it easy to see where the $539.95 (current price) is going and gives you a bike that will last a long time and that is well suited for recovering from injury. If you’re more interested in more detailed readouts though or spinning, then there are other better options for the price.