Schwinn 140The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike is one of the most fully featured bikes on the market today; offering a wealth of improvements over previous Schwinn models and over other brands competing in the same price range. Although this bike is a bit more expensive than many of the other Schwinn upright bikes, it also offers many features in addition to the features offered on earlier models.

Standing at 52 inches high, 21 inches wide and 42 inches long, it weighs only 88 lbs but supports weights of up to 300 lbs. It offers the standard Magnetic Eddy Current Brake system and Contact Heart Rate monitor as well as telemetry.

Who Should Consider This Exercise Bike

This bike, same as¬†Schwinn 170, is the ideal fit for someone who wants to get in shape, stay in shape or lose a few extra pounds without having to join a gym. It isn’t easy to overcome the fear of working out in front of other people, especially if you are self-conscious or uncomfortable with the way your body looks. Aside from that, a monthly membership to a gym can be expensive. For that reason, this affordable Schwinn model is a great option. Although it may seem like a steep investment, making that investment is a great way to save money in the long run.

This upright exercise bike from Schwinn is also an excellent idea for those who want to buy a high quality piece of exercise equipment for their home or apartment. This bike is compact, lightweight and easy to store so you will be able to put it in just about any room in your house. You will also be able to easily move the bike to another room if you decide you would rather have it elsewhere or store it somewhere when it isn’t in use thanks to the built in bottom transport wheels.

Benefits

The Schwinn 140 offers most of its benefits from the multitude of additional features it offers that many other bikes don’t offer. With a reading rack, a water bottle holder, adjustable handlebars, oversized pedals and oversized Bio-Fit Comfort seat, this bike is comfortable and easy to use. The LCD display also offers the option of viewing your distance in either miles or kilometers. This is a gym quality bike you can have in your own home.

This upright exercise bike is also sturdy; featuring rear stabilizers to make it even more secure. This model offers the standard sixteen levels of resistance and magnetic eddy current brake system but offers eighteen programs to choose from instead of the twelve offered with the Schwinn 120. The digital display offers time, interval time, resistance, calories burned, distance, speed, watts, RPM and pulse so you can track your workout progress.

Disadvantages

There most significant disadvantage of the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike is that it may not be suitable for taller individuals. The seat can be adjusted as can the handle bars to provide better performance, however. Some users have reported problems reading the LCD display, but with a little patience, the console can be adjusted so you can see it much better.

Conclusion

This  upright bike is not without its problems, but the features available with the model make up for the minor inconveniences. Overall, this is a great bike and well worth considering.

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