Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Review

Recumbent exercise bikes are the best and the easiest way to indulge yourself in daily cardio. When you are using the Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike, it becomes even more comfortable and more enjoyable to practice your regular workout regimen.

This Schwinn stationary bike is incredibly popular, well designed, and comes with so many extraordinary features that it is a dream come true for every health enthusiast out there.

Overview of Schwinn 270

Top Features

29 built-in fitness programs, Bluetooth connectivity, Compatible with several fitness apps, 25 different levels of magnetic resistance, comfortable seat with breathable backrest.


Provides the best value for the money, a wide range of resistance for a customizable workout, adjustable cushioned seat with backrest, several smart features for an effective workout session.


Not suitable for super tall riders, makes a clicking sound, requires professional help for assembly.

Things to Know

You might need professional help to assemble the bike properly.
Not only stationary bikes, but Schwinn also manufactures upright bikes, steppers, treadmills, elliptical, and home gyms.

Feature Details of Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

Walk Through Design

One of the greatest things about this 270 recumbent exercise bike is its accessibility.

As it is designed for all types of riders, this stationary bike features a simple walk-through design, which makes it easier for you to climb in and out of the bike effortlessly, especially when you have bad knees or limited mobility or you are an older person.

With no bar impeding your access to the chair and a relatively lower height than the upright bikes, it is easy to access and doesn’t require much effort to get in.

Schwinn 270

Strong, Sturdy Frame

When people buy this recumbent exercise bike with such a price tag, they expect it to last for an extended period of time.

And knowing this fact, Schwinn constructed the frame of this Scwhinn 270 with premium quality thin-wall steel tubing so that it’s not only durable but also provides adequate support to the riders.

In addition to the sturdy steel construction, this phenomenal stationary bike is scratch-resistant and has a powder-coated finish that also contributes to making this piece of exercise equipment super durable and strong so that it provides exceptional services all day every day.

Furthermore, because of its strong, sturdy frame, this stationary bike has a maximum weight limit of 300 lbs. and can accommodate a wide range of riders with varieties of body type easily and conveniently.

Moving on, even though Schwinn constructed the frame of this bike with heavy-duty steel material, it is still exceptionally lightweight and can be moved around effortlessly with the help of its built-in transportation wheels.

Well-Padded Seat Saddle

One of the main reasons people prefer stationary recumbent bikes over other exercise bikes is its comfort level.

Recumbent exercise bikes are specially designed so that they not only help you to tone and strengthen your lower body but at the same time also recover injury so that you have a healthier and more active body.

Keeping in mind about this core purpose of stationary recumbent bikes, Schwinn incorporated a plushy-padded, contoured seat saddle to this 270 exercise bike to provide exception comfort to its riders.

Schwinn 270 padded seat

Moreover, to provide additional comfort and phenomenal support to its riders (especially aged and injured riders). Schwinn combined this padded seat with an equally comfortable backrest to make sure that you are never out of back support and hurt your back while working out on this bike.

Furthermore, to provide more convenience to its riders, the seat of this recumbent exercise bike is also fully adjustable.

It comes with an aluminum slider seat rail system with a quick and easy lever to move the seat back and forth and help you to find just the right position for you.

Built-in Fitness Programs

One of the main strengths of this new Schwinn 270 recumbent exercise bike is its built-in workout programming. It offers more programming than any other recumbent exercise bikes by Schwinn.

Not every rider out there is an expert. Beginners, as well as aged people, also buy a stationary recumbent bike to work on their body and become fit and active.

Schwinn 270 console

And knowing this fact, this amazing recumbent stationary bike comes with 29 preset workout programs to make sure riders with every fitness level find a suitable program according to their needs and can enjoy versatile workouts every time they ride on it.

Schwinn adorned this wonderful exercise bike with 12 profile workouts, 9 heart rate controls (beginner, advanced and custom), 4 customs, 2 fitness tests, and 1 quick start options so that everyone can train on this piece of exercise equipment and make the most of their workout routine.

Additionally, keeping in mind about choosing these built-in programs easily, Schwinn incorporated them in the LCD panel so that you can select your favorite exercise regimen with just a few steps.

Bluetooth Connectivity

You need to be motivated and keep yourself entertained while riding your recumbent bike because otherwise, you might lose interest and stop exercising without achieving your goal.

Keeping in mind such scenarios, Schwinn incorporated Bluetooth Connectivity in this 270 stationary bike so that you never fall behind.

With this enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, you can not only connect your smartphone or tablet to play your favorite songs via the in-console speakers to keep you entertained throughout the workout session but can also sync exercise data to various fitness apps effectively to keep track of them.

From Explore the World, MyFitnessPal to UA Record, and Schwinn Trainer App, you always have the freedom to choose your favorite application and virtually ride alongside your friends in real-time for a super fun yet extremely effective session.

Well-accessorized Console

This 270 recumbent has one of the best consoles available in the market right now. You cannot expect anything better than this console within this price range, and we can guarantee that.

From a large LCD screen to all the workout matrix display, it has got all the right features and aspects you need and provides plenty of options for an excellent exercise routine.

To start with, this outstanding console is adorned with two different LCD screen to provide you with different workout data and matrix so that you can monitor them for your betterment.

From overall distance to RPM, calories burnt, intensity, pulse, and many more, these LCD screens can keep track of 13 different workout data split into two columns(two LCDs) for great readability.

While one screen displays the results of your current workout session, the other shows the overall progress of your fitness goal. The combination of these two screens helps to motivate you to go far with your exercising and achieve your preferred goal.

Another great feature of the LCD screen is that it is backlit. These DualTrack blue backlit LCD screens provide excellent readability and show data in the dark to make sure you can read them correctly.

Wide Range of Resistance

With just the right amount of resistance, a recumbent bike is the best piece of exercise equipment to tone and strengthen your body.

And therefore, to provide every type of riders out there their best working out experience, this Schwinn 270 recumbent exercise bike comes with a super wide range of 25 different levels of resistance.
So that every rider with every type of fitness level finds a suitable resistance for their exercise regimen. From beginners to experts to injured and older people, all types of users will be able to use this extraordinary bike with different intensity levels and make the most of their workouts.

Additionally, as this stationary bike incorporates such a huge variety of resistances, you can always mix and match the resistance level and customize the difficulty of your workout one according to your fitness requirement.

Also, to make it even easier for riders to find the perfect resistance level, Schwinn incorporated an adjustment knob on the console so that you can turn and select your preferred resistance level easily and effortlessly without any drama.

Two Pairs of Handlebars

The Schwinn 270 bike is all about comfort and extraordinary features. And being true to this streak, Schwinn incorporated 2 pairs of handlebars to this piece of exercise equipment so that you can choose the one according to your convenience.

While there are two handlebars on the front of the bike with the console, two are added around the seat saddle to make sure you can always change things up for versatile training programs.

The front handlebars contribute to a more stable exercise routine; they provide added stability to your ride and make sure that you enjoy a real-life bike riding experience even without stepping out.

On the other hand, seat handlebars were added for comfort purposes. You can always rest your arms on them without affecting your pedaling speed.

Another great feature of these handlebars is that both the pair comes with integrated pulse grip sensors to measure your heart rate continuously during your training sessions so that you know your fitness level in real-time.


What We Like

  • Sleek, alluring, matte look to enhance your interior
  • Includes transportation wheels for effortless mobility
  • Large pedal with pedal straps to avoid any feet slip-offs
  • Built-in water bottle holder to keep you hydrated during workouts
  • Comes with a sturdy media rack to keep your smartphone and tablets
  • 3-speed cooling fan to keep you cool and relaxed while exercising

What We Don't Like

  • Not the best bike for super tall riders
  • It doesn’t come in a secured box to protect the parts completely

Schwinn 270 Exercise Bike Specs



Console Display

Dual track two LCD window


25 Levels

Seat Type

Well-padded, Adjustable

Built-in Programs



17 lbs.

Weight Capacity

300 Pounds


13" L x 67" W x 27" H

Frequently Asked Question and Answers

Question: How much does this bike weigh?

Answer: This Schwinn 270 Recumbent bike weight is 86 lbs. When fully assembled.

Question: Is there any wireless chest strap included with the bike?

Answer: No, this stationary bike doesn’t come with any chest straps. If you want, you have to buy them separately.

Question: Does the seat adjust forward/backward and upward/downward?

Answer: The comfortable seat saddle of this bike only adjusts forward and backward. You cannot adjust the height.

Question: Does it need plugging in? What are the power requirements?

Answer: Yes, this bike needs to be plugged in in order to operate. You have to plug it into any standard electrical wall outlet with a110V- 120V circuit.

Question: Is There an On/Off Switch?

Answer: Actually no. This piece of exercise equipment will automatically turn on once you plug it into an electrical outlet. Similarly, it will shut down when you pull out the plug from the electric connection.

Buying Advice

Please note something before making your ultimate purchase decision.

To start with, you must know that this Schwinn 270 exercise bike comes partly-assembled, which means that you have to put on some parts and tune it perfectly for a total assembly.

It might not only take a lot of your time but would also require patience.
Additionally, as some of the parts are quite heavy, it might need two people to hold in place for a proper assembly process.

Wrapping Up

After going through the Schwinn 270 recumbent bike review, you cannot deny the fact that this is one of the top recumbent bikes available in the market right now.

It is an extraordinary stationary bike for those riders who want a comfortable, low impact yet challenging workout session at the comfort of their own home.

About the Author Zachary Anderson

Hi, I am Zach who is behind I am a fitness geek. I love to ride bicycle regularly to be fit everyday. In winter when riding is impossible in cold then I love to workout at home using indoor exercise equipment. I also love to write in blog to share my knowledge in cycling & workout segment. I hope my articles will help you to be fit in any weather.Thanks!

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