The Schwinn SR23 can’t escape basic design similarities to other recumbent exercise bikes. But it manages to stand out from the crowd with a few nonstandard features like a step-through design, a heavily padded seat, dual-position lumbar support and a tilt-adjust console.
As of September 2010, the Schwinn SR23 has an MSRP of about $600 and comes with a 10-year frame warranty, one-year mechanical and electrical warranty, and six months of coverage for labor and wear items.
The Schwinn SR23 offers 16 levels of push-button adjustable magnetic resistance. Press the plus key to increase resistance, and a magnet motor-adjusts closer to the bike’s flywheel. Press the minus key and the magnet moves further away from the flywheel to provide less resistance.
The Schwinn SR23 offers a total of 19 workout options. These include manual mode, 10 preprogrammed workouts, three heart rate control programs, two customizable workouts, a time trial mode, fitness test mode, and a calorie goal workout.
Size and Capacity
The Schwinn SR23 measures 67 inches long by 25 inches wide by 46 inches high. It weighs 106 lbs., and has a maximum user weight limit of 300 lbs.
The Schwinn SR23 has heart rate sensors built into the handlebars. Grip the sensors and wait a few seconds, and the bike will display your heart rate. You must hold these sensors if you’re using the heart rate control workouts; the bike can then automatically adjust resistance to keep your heart rate within the target range.
Other notable features include magazine storage built into the seat back and transportation wheels to make moving the bike easier. The bike can also calculate your BMI, based on information you input, and estimate how quickly your heart recovers from exertion with the Recovery Test function.