Schwinn has been the name of bicycles since its birth in Chicago in 1895. Throughout the 20th century it has been the dominant manufacturer of American bicycles. It stands to reason they manufacture the Schwinn Magnetic Bike Trainer and throw their hat into the bike trainer arena. And it is a fine bike trainer, especially considering the price.
Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars
Dimensions: 14.75 by 19 by 18.5 inches
Resistance: Magnetic Bike Trainer
Foldable for storage
Five levels of resistance for training
Schwinn Magnetic Bike Trainer Product Description
Schwinn, long dedicated to bicycles, throws its hat into the bike trainers arena with the Schwinn Magnetic Bike Trainer. It is a solid bike trainer as far as magnetic resistance bike trainers go. And for the price, it is definitely good quality. Frame features leveling feet and heavy duty frame construction for support and stability.
The magnetic resistance provides a relatively smooth ride and does its best to mimic realistic road conditions. The noise level is not too high for a magnetic bike trainer. From the beginner to the advanced cyclist, it is easy set up and can have you up and riding fairly quickly.
Schwinn Magnetic Bike Trainer PROS AND CONS
- Easy assembly
- Cheaper end of price range for bike trainers
- Very sturdy and heavy feeling construction
- Relatively quiet as far as magnetic trainers go
- No quick release to get the bike off the stand
- Resistance level does not always work cleanly (like shifting gears on a bike but not feeling the gears shift)
- Many reviewers wished there were higher resistance levels
The Schwinn Magnetic Bike Trainer is great for those that cannot afford the more expensive trainers. It is one of the few that you can find regularly under $100. Fortunately, it is not a cheap bike trainer you wouldn’t want and would be “stuck with”. Schwinn has put together a very sturdy and usable magnetic trainer. Recommended for those on a budget are those toe-ing the waters of the bike trainer world.
What Buyers Are Saying
“This is a great tool for using your own bike to exercise. I’m not confined to one place as it’s very easy to setup and takedown; easily folds for storage. It’s a little noisy, but most of that drowns when listening to music on my ipod. In addition to jogging, I wanted another option to do cardio during the rainy seasons and this turned out to be a great choice for me. It’s not in the description but this works great for a mountain bike which is what I have it mounted to….(READ MORE)”
“Works pretty well with my 17 year old Cannondale mountain bike. The stand is heavy gauge construction with a solid feel. It holds the bike firmly in place. I am using this in an apartment on carpet, and had no problems with stability. The noise from the tires was not as bad as I expected. My one issue is with the resistance levels. The resistance level can be changed by turning a knob on the unit which clicks and locks with each turn. However I can detect no appreciable difference in resistance at any level. Since not many of the other reviews mention this issue, I am wondering if I have a bad unit. That said, it is probably sufficient for my needs…(READ MORE)”
“For the money I don’t think this Schwinn trainer unit can be beat. Setup was easy. It’s great that an extra skewer was included – I needed it for the bike I was mounting. Noise from the trainer isn’t too bad with slick road tires. Quality is good, the unit is very stable. This trainer would get 5 stars if the highest resistance setting was just a bit higher. I think this is a common complaint for magnetic trainers, though…. (READ MORE)”
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 stars.
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Source of Buyer Reviews and Description: Amazon.com
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