Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike – Review

The Schwinn 270, which is now called the M-17 270 is really just the most current version, next years model will be called the M-18 270 until they change the model schema (which all companies do just to confuse us all). So for the sake of simplicity, let’s just refer to it from here on out as the “270”.

The 270 is like the Rolls Royce of the recumbent bikes. This bike has it all.

If you’ve read the top ten recumbent bike review, then you already know the benefits of training with a recumbent bike as compared to a regular sit up straight and crank your neck bike. So let’s just focus on what the 270 has going for it.

This recumbent bike features:

  • 29 preset exercise programs.
  • 25 levels of resistance to match your level of fitness and challenges.
  • Ventilated, contoured, and cushioned seat gives you the most comfortable ride along with
  • 9 heart rate programs
  • Three-speed cooling fan
  • Heart rate monitor pulse grips
  • MP3 input with in-console speakers
  • Track your progress on the LCD screen or transfer your data via Bluetooth to your favorite fitness apps or the Schwinn Connectâ„¢ app.
  • Adjustable seat Perimeter.
  • Water bottle holder
  • Media shelf (to hold Ipad or similar device).
  • Oversized pedals (for no slip operation).
  • ergonomically-positioned handlebars.
  •  USB charging port.
  • Front transport wheels for easy moving and storage
  • Made of steel materials in gray.
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs..
  • 10 year frame, 2 year mechanical, 1 year electrical, 90 day labor warranties.

Sometimes it’s better when you can see it as the features are explained:

Check out the Schwinn 270

Final word: While in our main article on recumbent bikes we make a case that virtually all of the bikes on the market seemed to be manufactured by the same company (probably in China) with small variations (the Chinese are now expert at this)… This recumbent bike has so many options and extras, it really is a nice bike. It’s not our first pick, it’s our second, but it’s a strong second pick. Our first pick is the Nordic Track GX 4.7 because it has almost as many features, but is significantly less in cost, which is rare as Nordic Track is high quality and they are typically much higher priced.