The Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike represents the mid-level of recumbent exercise bikes for this major fitness machinery maker. It offers a range of 16 levels of resistance and 17 preset programs offering different combinations of resistance and program lengths. Track your workout routine using built-in telemetry, heart rate monitoring, and the Schwinn Advantage workout journal. Schwinn has designed the bike with ergonomic riding in mind, including a seat with thick foam padding for optimal lumbar support and large pedals with toe straps. There are also special features including speakers with MP3 input and a water bottle holder. List price is $599.99.
Essentially an upgraded model of the old Schwinn 240, the Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike offers a number of advantages over its predecessor while still remaining a great exercise bike for those looking for a workout at all levels of experience and physical ability. Its impressive number of presets and levels of resistance means and that you can make the program as easy or as difficult as you can handle – meaning that it can be used by multiple members of the family, and can still be used as you gain strength and endurance. With all this choice, the 250 also wisely includes a newly updated control panel with a clear LCD display. And, because bike workouts can get a bit boring, Schwinn have added several options to help keep you occupied. The bike comes with a built-in speaker and jack for MP3 players (controllable using that LCD display), and there's also a multi-purpose shelf on the front to hold your book or tablet computer. At the same time, some users have been reporting machines with faulty electronics – but Schwinn offers great customer services to help deal with these issues.