Specification of the Schwinn AC Sport Indoor Cycle
Usage: Full Commercial Use and Home Use Resistance Type: Magnetic braking and resistance via controller knob and e-stop Drive Type: Chain drive using forged steel crank and ISIS oversized bottom bracket FlyWheel Weight: 18kg Hub Type: Fixed Wheel Dimensions (H x W x L): 122 x 51 x 109cm Max. User Weight: 136kg Product Weight: 57kg Pedals: SPD style shoes/cleats compatible to simulate outdoor riding experience. Accepts traditional athletic shoes Frame: Zinc-plated Steel Frame Construction Handlebar: Adjusts vertically for maximum comfort Seat: Gel coated seat adjusts horizontally and vertically for best fit and maximum comfort Sliders: Solid stainless steel slider and posts Wheels for transportation: Easy to move in the house Warranty: 2 years parts, 6 months wear items and 10 years frame
Our Review of the Schwinn AC Sport Indoor CycleHow Easy is the Indoor Cycle to Build? We deliver all of our Schwinn bikes fully built so there's no need to be too concerned about how easy they are to assemble. For the record the quality of the construction on all Schwinn bikes is superb which makes assembly a piece of cake.What are the first impressions? The quality of the bike is hard to describe. It just looks and feels like it's incredibly well made - one thing that really struck us when we built up the cycle for this review was the weight of the handlebar set. It makes no difference once the handlebars are on the bike, but off the bike the handlebars weight approx 8kg which is very heavy. This is the whole point of Schwinn bikes - the quality of the components (both seen and unseen) can sometimes be overlooked, but when you put them all together you get a bike that has the construction of a tank! Here are some of the highlights: - It's easy to find a good riding position. - The seat adjusts up/down (30 positions) and front and back (3 positions); and the handlebars adjust up/down (6 positions) and front/back (3 positions) - The bike is easy to move because of the transport wheels on the front stabiliser bar, so you can move it out of the way when you've finished using it - Magnetic braking is very smooth and easy to control - Heavy and well balanced flywheel gives a smooth ride - The Schwinn Smart Release TM system is excellent - when cycling you can stop the bike by applying some backward pressure to the pedals. It's a good safety feature - Chain drive is really quite quiet which you find with Schwinn bikes - the alignment of the crank and flywheel is just about perfect so the chain is much quieter than on lower quality bikes - Console (optional extra) gives good feeback and is well positioned in the centre of the handlebarsWhat's it like to ride? If feels just like riding an outdoor bike indoors. The feel of the chain drive and the riding position make for an excellent ride: - The magnetic resistance works extremely well which enables you to make the workout as easy or hard as you like, and of course you can vary this resistance during your workout by turning the adjuster knob as you cycle. - At high speeds and/or resistance, when you're putting more strain on the bike, it still feels very stable and solid. There's no frame distortion which demonstrates the qualiity and strength of the frame.Any niggles? Not really - it's a bit fiddly sliding the seat post backwards and forwards but this is just down to it being a new bike. Equally, once you've got your riding position it's unlikely you'll want to change itAnything else to add? It's like cycling a tank!Overall Impression? This is a super indoor cycle. It's a popular model with outdoor cyclists who like the feel of the chain and want the authentic feel of riding outdoors.
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Cycle Specific Questions Q. What is the minimum/maximum height of the rider? A. Typically 4'11" to 6'8" (150 to 203 cm) tall.
Q. Does this bike have the option of a console? A. Yes - you'll need the Schwinn M.Power Console.
Q. Can you explain more about the flywheel weight on Schwinn Bikes? A. The factor that makes a bike feel good is actually the inertia of the system and the momentum created when it is in motion. Momentum is a function of two factors, weight and speed. A lighter weight body traveling faster can generate the same feel as a heavier weight, if it is moving at a fast enough rate. So with the AC versus IC range, the ac flywheel is actually about 15% lighter than the IC, however is spinning about 30% faster. The physics behind it means that the momentum, and ultimately the rider feel, ends up being essentially identical. We chose the weight on purpose to replicate the feel. A sub factor within weight is distribution of weight. Flywheels on higher quality bikes will be perimeter weighted, because this means the bulk of the weight is effectively spinning faster/farther every revolution.
General Questions Q. Is this bike difficult to assemble? A. All Schwinn bikes are delivered fully assembled.
Q. Do I need a mat underneath the bike? A. We recommend that you have a mat underneath your indoor cycle to protect the floor but it's entirely up to you.
Q. Do you sell second hand or refurbished bikes? A. Generally not. Unfortunately it's not cost effective for us to refurbish indoor cycles to a standard that would be in keeping with our reputation. To fully refurbish an indoor cycle, the crank; crank arms; flywheel bearings; drive belt; pedals; seat and handlebars all need to be replaced. In addition, the frame needs to be checked for corrosion and distortion. In doing this work to the correct standard, the price of a fully refurbished indoor bike would be about the same as a new one. It's for this reason that we don't normally offer refurbished or second hand bikes for sale, and we strongly recommend that you fully understand how a bike has been refurbished before buying one.
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Here are the customer reviews of the Schwinn AC Sport Indoor Cycle
Fantastic Schwinn Quality A really good chain driven bike which gives a superb ride. Very strong frame gives minimal distortion even under heavy loads. To see our full review go to the "Our Review" tab (18/03/2013) -