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Schwinn A20 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Bike NameNumber of programsResistanceMaximum user weightWarranty
Schwinn A20

Schwinn A20

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118 levels275 lbs-2 years frame
-6 months mechanical
-6 months electrical

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Investing in a recumbent bike can prove to be one of the best investments you’ve made this year. Being that recumbent bikes are extremely easy to utilize, they’re perfect for people whose goals are to either lose weight or maintain shape. Right now we’re going to take a good look at the Schwinn A20 and how this recumbent bike in particular is going to enhance your workout as well as why you should invest on it.

First off, it goes without mention that Schwinn bikes are among the best. Individuals who take pride in their workout and especially the hardcore fitness fanatics are well aware that this manufacturer produces some of the highest quality equipment out there, and the A20 model is certainly no exception.

The Schwinn A20 is made out of some extremely high quality parts and surprisingly sold at an inexpensive price point. You’re probably going to find the technical features as well as the build quality impressive when you consider its price point. Additionally, the A20 is a perfect model for those who could be looking for an exercise bike that they can carry around conveniently.

A20 Seat

Comfort level

This model also scores very high as far as comfort levels are concerned. For maximum comfort when riding, the seat is well padded and contoured so you can ride for quite a long period of time without complaining of any back problems or joint pain.

In addition, Schwinn A20 is designed in a way that its seat can slide either forward or back thus ensuring that it will fit a variety of users. Indeed, thanks to the back angle, people suffering from physical limitations such as lower back pain will be able to utilize it without straining their bodies further.

Assembly and parts

This model is certainly not hard to put together/assemble, and even without help you’re probably looking at less than an hour’s worth of assembly. Though if you have an extra pair of hands, then you will be thrilled to know that you will save a lot of time in assembling. Also, it comes with a very helpful manual that will guide you through every step of the assembly process. It even includes diagrams and leaves no room for mistakes. As always, Schwinn makes sure that each and every part needed to get the bike up and working is well packaged in the box. Thus, you can rest assured that you won’t find some parts missing and you just need to assemble it right away after being delivered at your place.

Features and specificationsWoman using Schwinn A20

  • Resistance Type: Magnetic
  • Resistance Levels: 8
  • Workout Programs: 7
  • Profile Programs: 6
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Product Weight: 60lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 61 x 19 x 40″
  • Maximum Capacity: 275lbs

To start with, this Schwinn model comes with 6 profile programs which are great especially in a family environment, as well as 7 pre-programmed workout programs. Additionally, if you prefer to customize your own workout to your own goals, it can also be easily done, and here you will find useful its “quick keys” which will allow you to switch between resistance levels with less clicks.

There is a clear LCD monitor showing your fitness data including distance, calories, time, speed, RPM and current resistance level. As a great addition, this recumbent bike comes with handgrip heart rate sensors that will allow you to keep an eye on your heart rate while you push yourself to your limits. It also includes a water holder, media tray to keep your devices at hand and speakers.

Most people who have used this machine have nothing but pure praises for it, largely because of its quietness as a result of its magnetic resistance. In fact, even when exercising at night, you can rest assured that you won’t be disturbing your family members or roommates. This bike’s silent feature will also be great for people that are always multi-tasking, and want to engage in other activities comfortably such as watching a movie, playing or reading while working out.

The A20 isn’t a heavy model but even so, to make it even easier to move around, Schwinn also included the always helpful transport wheels feature.

Ease of useLCD Display

Schwinn bikes of course tend to come with more features than those of the same price range by other companies, and this model is not the exception. However, as it is an entry level model, it’s quite basic which can be a good thing when you consider that it is extremely easy to use.

Indeed, with this model you won’t have to be a technology expert in order to be able to workout, but quite the contrary, you only need to get on and start pedaling. This makes it definitely a good choice for beginners who are looking for a bike that is easy to use.


While no user seems to mention any drawback with the bike as far as its performance is concerned, some were however not so happy about the console display. This machine has quite a problem in this area as reading in low light is nearly impossible. Also, the fan is kind of a joke and it doesn’t even blow near your face. However, this was to be expected considering that this isn’t a plug-in bike, and thus doesn’t have the power needed for a brighter light or a more powerful fan.


So, to wrap things up, we need to come to a conclusion whether or not it is worthy to spend your hard earned money on the Schwinn A20. First things first, this bike is incredibly easy to use. The built-in workout programs offer enough variety of workouts to keep you entertained without getting things overly complicated. In addition, the adjustable seat and silent feature have will make your workouts not just effective but also comfortable and enjoyable.

The only thing worth mentioning is that this model isn’t designed for commercial use. Actually, it is a bit less compared to what you would normally find at your local gym. But for its price, there is certainly much it can do for you and you shouldn’t hesitate to go for it as it is a great investment for your health and it doesn’t cost you much. However, if you’re looking for a sturdier, more commercially oriented recumbent bike then you should check the more advanced Schwinn models 270 and 250, though they do come on a higher price.