Schwinn Spinning Bikes

Written by Sierra Rein
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All Schwinn spinning bikes gain their long-standing respect in the exercise community from Ignaz Schwinn, the innovator of the "Roadster" single speed bicycle, which premiered in 1895. Since then, the Schwinn heritage has branched out into many fitness realms. The most recent addition to the Schwinn family is the company's line of professional-grade spinning bikes, which are found in homes and commercial gyms across the nation. Many of these bikes are upright and match the intensity which most spinning classes demand, while others are recumbent to allow individuals with back pain and mobility problems to work out as well.

Schwinn spinning bikes are divided into two different brake categories: those fitted with the air resistance brake system, and those featuring the high inertia drive flywheel system. Those with the air resistance option are called "Wind Resistance" bikes, because they use integrated fans that exponentially increase the level of resistance the harder the rider pedals. These brakes withstand zero friction and last a longer time than most electromagnetic and gear-orientated ones. However, the resistance level does rely on the pedal strength of the user; thus, a more challenging workout must gain momentum from within, not from the machine itself.

Spinning bikes with flywheels contain a front resistance knob that, once turned, either increases or decreases the level of pedal difficulty. Schwinn spinning bikes, like the Evolution and the Evolution ER, feature 38 pound flywheels and a direct drive gearing system to make the ride as true to a real road driving experience as possible. These bikes also contain an emergency brake lever that stops the flywheel rotation in a few seconds and are designed with a housing which protects the flywheel and braking system from perspiration and spilled water.

Integrated Console Programs in Schwinn Spinning Bikes

Regardless of the brake model you go with, some new Schwinn spinning bikes are equipped with console display modules programmed with a variety of workout profiles and settings. These programs can demand challenging performances from the rider, bringing her through simulated hills, valleys, and straight-aways. They can also display commands to get in or out of the saddle at various intervals. Some of these settings are designed for interval weight loss, while others are for regular cardio fitness and anaerobic activities.

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