Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike Review
The Schwinn A10 Upright Bike offers an outdoor bike feel in a compact design. This upright stationary exercise cycle lets you use core, stabilizing muscles to balance your body weight in a familiar cycling position. With easy to use features, simple assembly and a unique console designed with you in mind, the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike is a great value for your cardio needs.
Schwinn provides a perimeter weighted flywheel and eight levels of eddy current brake resistance that provides a smooth and realistic cycling experience. Both the seat and handlebars are adjustable to fit a number of different user heights. The console on the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike has six programmed workouts with a quick start capability and heart rate sensors in the handlebar grips so that you can train in your target heart zone. The Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike is a good bike with all of the features that you’ll ever need at a reasonable price.
- Height: 47.5”
- Width: 16.5”
- Length: 27.5”
- Item weight: 54.7 lbs
- Max user weight: 275 lbs
- Perimeter weighted flywheel for a true road feel and smooth, consistent workouts.
- 8 levels of eddy current brake resistance for a wide range of workout intensity options.
- Adjustable seat and handlebars for a comfortable riding position.
- Grip heart rate sensors for a relaxed riding position when using a heart rate program.
- Ergonomic pedal design for efficient and comfortable pedaling.
- Fan to keep you cool while exercising.
- 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-function LCD
- 6 profile programs.
- Course (2)
- Pursuit (2)
- Circuit (2)
- Quick start capability
- Workout data includes:
- Resistance Level
- Course Profile
- Frame: 2 years
- Parts: 6 months
- Electronics: 6 months
- Wear Parts: 30 days
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Schwinn A10 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.
There are only 9 steps to assembling the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike, which includes putting batteries into the console. This is a job that can easily be done by one person. Schwinn provides you with all of the tools that you’ll need for the process. You should be able to complete assembly in about 45 minutes.
What We Love About the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike (2011):
For an entry-level bike, the console on the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike is a nice surprise. It has a lot of performance read outs and even has six programmed workouts. The there are two programs a piece that provide course, pursuit and circuit training. These are nice because they adjust your resistance throughout your exercise and provide you an intense workout every time. No thought needed. They also provide a little motivation to keep you on the bike longer and to keep you coming back for the next workout.
What Isn’t So Great:
The Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise bike has all of the normal complaints that you’ll see in an entry-level, budget-friendly of exercise equipment. The first complaint that we often heard was that the seat is extremely uncomfortable. We saw a lot of quick fixes like padded shorts, padded seat covers and even a towel strapped to the seat. This was probably the most common complaint. Another common complaint was that the fan is weak and virtually useless. That’s not good because a fan can go a long way during an intense workout. Finally, the last complaint that we saw kind of often was that the heart rate sensors are located in an awkward and uncomfortable position. If you notice the sensors are located on the side of the console, which puts you in a weird position while trying to cycle.
Final Word on the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike (2011):
For under $250, the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike is a good purchase. It has a console with programmed workouts to motivate you to get back on the bike. At this price range, there aren’t too many bikes that have workout programs on the console. There are some comfort issues as we’ve discussed like the seat, fan and location of the heart rate sensors that could be improved. As a note, Schwinn does have an updated version of the A10 that has rectified a couple of these issues and it can actually be found at a cheaper price than this 2011 version.
Here’s a video overview of the Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike: