Last Updated on April 25, 2020 by TFM Staff
Let’s Get Started:
Schwinn has a few models of upright bikes in the same price range as the 140 Upright Exercise Bike, including the 130, 145, 150, 160 and 170. We have reviewed a few of these stationary bikes as comparisons to the Schwinn 140 Upright Bike. Although it still may be available on places like Amazon, Schwinn has currently discontinued the 140 Upright Exercise Bike model, but it doesn’t appear to be a quality or component issue. It’s like that it is because of the other competing models that they have in their own line. The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike, however, can still be found online and if you do see it, it’s definitely worth a consideration.
The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike has a perimeter weight flywheel and 16 levels of Eddy Current Brake resistance that provide a smooth and quiet riding experience. The extra-wide seat is also fully adjustable with vertical and fore/aft movement. The handlebars are also adjustable and have integrated grip sensors for ensuring that you’re exercising in your target heart zone. The 140 Upright Exercise Bike is also telemetry enabled if you’d like to use your chest strap heart monitor. The pedals are large, premium pedals with a 1 degree tilt to take stress off of your joints by putting you in a more natural cycling position. The console is backlit and loaded with 18 workout programs and the ability to store workout data through Schwinn AdvantageTM. The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike is a great all around upright bike.
- Height: 52”
- Width: 21”
- Length: 42”
- Item weight: 88 lbs
- Max user weight: 300 lbs
- Perimeter weighted flywheel for a true road feel and smooth, consistent workouts.
- 16 levels of eddy current brake resistance for a wide range of workout intensity options.
- Extra-wide seat with vertical and fore/aft adjustments for customizable positioning.
- Adjustable handlebars for a comfortable riding position.
- Ergonomically placed grip heart rate sensors and telemetry capable for tracking your heart rate while exercising.
- Chest strap is not included.
- Dual density premium pedals designed with a 1 degree tilt to align your hip, knee and ankle for efficient and comfortable pedaling.
- Media shelf for your tablet or magazine.
- Oversized stabilizers and levelers that are built-in for a solid workout platform.
- Water bottle holder so that you can stay hydrated while working out.
- Transport wheels so that you can easily move this bike for storage.
- Multi-color backlit LCD.
- 18 workout programs.
- Custom Workouts
- Profile Programs
- Heart Rate Control Programs
- Fitness Test
- Schwinn AdvantageTM workout tracking with 2 user profiles.
- Quick start feature.
- Workout data includes:
- Interval Time
- Resistance Level
- Frame: 5 years
- Mechanical: 1 year
- Electronics: 1 year
- Labor: 90 days
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
The assembly manual for the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike is easy to follow and is fully illustrated. To get this bike together you’ll need to attach 14 parts including the stabilizer legs, pedals, seat post and seat, the mast, handlebars and console. The packaging comes with all the tools, nuts and bolts that you’ll need for this process. In all, the assembly process should take right around an hour.
What We Love About the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike:
Heart Rate Monitoring
It hard to find a reasonably priced exercise bike that has the capability to use a chest strap, but the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike is one. This is one of the cheapest models that we could find with that ability. Utilizing a chest strap heart rate monitor is good for a couple reasons. First, it is a more accurate than using hand sensors, but the more obvious reason is that it allows you to be hands-free. So, you don’t need to worry about continently holding the handlebars in order to see if you’re still in your target heart rate zone.
What Isn’t So Great:
The console on the Schwinn 140 Upright exercise Bike is a decent one, but it’s not the DualTrack™ console that typically equips their bikes with. This console has 18 workout programs which is fewer than we typically see in competitor bikes in this price range. This bike also has no connectivity to apps or the ability to download exercise data. The console will store the performance data of two users on the console utilizing the Schwinn AdvantageTM system, but it really doesn’t track the data and it cannot be downloaded.
Final Word on the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike:
The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike is going to be a tough one to find, but if you can find one at a reasonable price (somewhere in the $300 range) it is definitely a good choice. This bike has nice component features like adjustable handlebars and a large seat which can be customized vertically and horizontally for a perfect riding position. We also really like the ergonomic 1 degree tilt to the pedals that alleviate a lot of stress on the hips, knees and ankles. The 140 Upright Exercise Bike’s best feature however is that it is telemetry enabled so that you can use a chest strap for more accurate and hands-free monitoring.