Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike

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imageAnyone who has taken up bike riding again after years of not riding can defy the old saying "as easy as riding a bike." You may never forget the basic tenements of riding, but gravity is an evil twist that makes it much more difficult that you probably remember it being. A better alternative is to get a stationary bike for your home. A stationary bike like the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise bike makes riding again easy as can be. No balance issues, and you don't have to worry about traffic or bad weather.

Of course, you could join a gym, but then you'd have to drive to the gym and possibly even wait in line for your turn at the bikes. When you get a Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise bike you never have to drive to the gym, schedule your exercise time to fit their hours, or wait in line to use the equipment you want. On top of that, the low cost of the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise bike is going to save you even more money in the long run when you consider regular fees for memberships at a health club.

More Than Just Wheels and Pedals

Something you should consider when thinking about exercise alternatives is that while all bikes are excellent means of aerobics exercise, stationary bikes like the Schwinn 140 often offer much, much more than just wheels and pedals. You can tailor your workouts to get the most out of them with the extra features on the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike.

These are things you just simply can't get on a road bike:

  • Computer console: The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike has a center console that is a complete command center letting you see your progress in distance, and speed as well as keeping track of your heart rate, resistance levels and time used. The LCD readout even shows you how many calories you are burning as you ride.
  • Programmed Workouts: With the console you can choose from 18 on board pre-programmed workouts that let you maximize the efforts you put in on your ride. Programs vary from course type programs that let you determine the type of terrain you ride, and the number and variety of hills, you can also choose target heart rates that the program will monitor and adjust the resistance according to your stress levels. The console readout shows a graph display of your resistance levels so you can keep track visually, and there are 2 user profiles so you can share the programming with another person in the family and have customized workouts for each profile.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: A pulse reading heart monitor on the grips of the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise bike lets you decide on the appropriate level of resistance for your abilities, as well as how effective the workout is. Heart rate is the best gauge of the success of any aerobic workout, and a great benefit of the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise bike.
  • Resistance Levels: You get 16 settings for resistance to program the workouts that will provide you with the difficulty to fit your abilities. It doesn't matter if you live in a totally flat location, or in the middle of mountains, you can ride your Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike to speed along on the flat, or take to the hills with various resistance and even program it to get the same feeling you would from going up a hill, and then down the "easy side." image

Some of the other benefits of the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise bike are large, easy to control pedals with extra cushioning for comfort.

Getting a Name You Can Trust

It is much easier to pay for a piece of equipment when it comes from a company with such a prominent standing in the exercise and fitness community. Schwinn is an outstanding company known for its quality and durability. Their warranty provides the safety you need to make the right decision for you and your family.

Along with Schwinn, BioDyne joined forces to create the perfect exercise machine. The customized flywheel is weighted around the perimeter to give you the absolute epitome of road feel. You can close your eyes and feel the road beneath your wheels, while still getting smoothness and comfort. Stabilizers from Biodyne make the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike solid and reliable, and safe for any user regardless of their balance and ability. The rear stationed flywheel also makes mounting the Schwinn 140 easier and safer for elderly users and those who have physical limitations.

Super Comfort

You get all the comforts of home with the Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike. It has a water bottle holder so you never have to interrupt your workout to get a drink and stay hydrated, as well as a front console magazine rack so you can catch up on your reading while you ride—try that on a road bike. The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise Bike also has a large, padded seat so you can ride longer and get more out of your workout.

What Customers Say:

"The Schwinn 140 is an excellent workout and doesn't cost a lot of money so I was able to get one on my budget."

"Super easy to assemble, I was up and riding in 15 minutes."

"Very quiet, which is great for my apartment."

"Kind of old school, but gives a good workout."

"Fits great in my small apartment, and the seat is very comfortable. A great workout exercise bike for home use."

Bottom Line

The Schwinn 140 Upright Exercise bike is an affordable, high-quality piece of workout equipment that fits in small spaces, but provides big workouts. It is great for users just starting out, or those who want to train seriously for road work, or keep up their fitness levels.

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.