Last Updated on March 3, 2018 by Assistant Editor
Schwinn IC2 Indoor Bike Overview:
Hop on the Schwinn IC2 indoor cycle trainer and you’ll experience a unique workout that simulates the real-life cycling feel of an outdoor bike in a controlled, hard-pedaling indoor environment. And with its innovative system that adjusts resistance levels in continuous increments, you’ll burn calories while feeling like you’re riding though rolling hills.
- Height: 49”
- Width: 23”
- Length: 45”
- Item weight: 83 lbs
- Max user weight: 250 lbs
- Oversized, corrosion-resistant steel tubing for a safe and sturdy ride.
- 31 lb flywheel with high inertia, direct drive gearing.
- Long life wool felt pad gives smooth and even resistance.
- Easy-adjust pedals and outdoor cycling inspired Q-factor.
- Multi position handlebars.
- Integrate water bottle holder.
- Accommodates riders 4’9” to 6’5”.
- Simple to use LCD computer.
- Display readouts include:
- Frame: 5 yr
- Mechanical & Electrical: 1 yr
- Wear Parts: 90 days
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Schwinn IC2 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 Schwinn IC2 comes partially assembled and there are only about 10-11 pieces that you need to connect. All the tools that you will need are included, along with a detailed and illustrated assembly manual. Assembly should take you between 30 minutes and an hour.
What We Love About the Schwinn IC2:
Quality & Price
There aren’t many bigger names in cycling than Schwinn®. They’ve been on the forefront of cycling for over 100 years. They have led the way in innovation and now they are doing the same with their spin bikes. The oversized, corrosion-resistance steel tube frame is strong and sturdy.
Along with the 31 lb flywheel, this bike delivers a smooth and stabile ride during your most intense workouts. The Schwinn IC2 retails around $600, but can be found online under $400. At this price you are getting a great bike with superior quality and great components that is tough to match. Also, according to Schwinn, the Schwinn IC2 is intended for residential use only and not for use in a commercial or institutional setting. So it’s built for the home, not for 500 different people abusing it.
What Isn’t So Great:
No deal breakers on the IC2, but we’ll note that there is no ability to use clip-in shoes with the pedals it comes with. If you want to use clip-in shoes, you’ll need to change the pedals. While Schwinn states pedals are not interchangeable; there have been some users that have successfully swapped them out.
Also, the computer on the Schwinn IC2 is pretty basic and about what you will find on most indoor cycles in this price range. It provides basic readouts for time, distance, speed, RPM and calories, but there is no ability to monitor heart rate or to download workout data. If heart rate is something that you are looking for, you’ll need to upgrade to at least the IRONMAN H-Class 510. If you want the ability to download workout data, you’re looking at a significant investment beyond that for the price of the Schwinn IC2.
Final Word on the Schwinn IC2 Indoor Cycle:
The Schwinn IC2 is a great bike for $600, but at under $400, it’s even better. You can’t say enough about the quality and innovation of Schwinn®. They have been around forever and at the forefront of cycling the entire time. There is no doubt of the quality of a Schwinn or the IC2. The only real drawbacks of the Schwinn IC2 are the pedals, which don’t accept clip-in shoes and a basic computer. That being said, these are common drawbacks for indoor cycles in this price range.