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Schwinn Airdyne AD6 Upright Exercise Bike

Schwinn Airdyne AD6
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/ Unlimited50 x 26 x 51300 lbs15 years frame
3 years parts
6 months labor

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Priced between $500 and $600, Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike is one of the rare upright bikes that come with an unlimited air resistance. Designed to provide you with a satisfyingly intense cardiovascular training session, this particular model also has the added advantage of being exceptionally simple to operate. Its steel tubular frame is built to last for several decades, which is why this machine is considered as a long-term investment. Extremely sturdy, this particular piece of fitness equipment can easily sustain up to 300 pounds of maximum user weight. The machine’s fairly affordable price coupled with its extensive range of features make this machine quite a recommended buy for anyone who wants to lose weight or simply adopt a more active lifestyle.

schwinn ad6 airdyneUnlike regular stationary bikes, the Airdyne line comes with moving handles to deliver an entire-body workout. By this token, your arms will move in perfect rhythm with your legs, allowing you to burn fat in stubborn problem areas like the hips, thighs, waist, stomach, glutes and upper arms. In fact, according to fitness experts, this machine can help you lose up to 800 to 1000 calories per hour, on high intensity.

About the Company

Established in 1966, Schwinn Fitness is reputed in fitness circles for being one of the most reliable and efficient suppliers of exercise machines on the market. Often favored by professional and competing athletes, this company offers a plethora of machines such as stationary bikes, treadmills, steppers, elliptical trainers and rowing machines. Schwinn Fitness specializes in both upright and recumbent bikes, hence allowing you to benefit from the multiple advantages of cycling without even having to leave the comfort of your own home. With this company, customers will also receive adequate customer support in the rare instance that you encounter any problem with any one of their machines, and because of this, we also took the time to review the models Airdyne AD2 and the popular Schwinn 170.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Resistance Type: Air
  • Resistance Levels: Unlimited
  • Built-in Programs: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Maximum User Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Dimensions: 50 x 26 x 51 inches
  • Weight: 112 pounds

Instead of a fiddly button or knob to adjust the resistance, the Schwinn Airdyne AD6 comes with an in-built resistance setting that works in accordance with your cycling speed. Thanks to the infinite air resistance, the more energetically you cycle, the more resistance you will encounter. Therefore, this bike is completely suited to beginners since the machine automatically adjusts itself to the individual fitness level of each athlete. This is also why this particular model is often recommended to larger families with members of various fitness levels.

While most other upright bikes are only limited to lower-body workouts, this particular machine also engages your upper body, thanks to the movable handles. Not only does this feature work your entire body but it also stretches different muscle groups, preventing your joints from being stiff and sore after your training session. By this token, athletes will be able to very easily add several extra minutes to their workouts and consequently attain their fitness and weight loss goals in no time at all. The movable handlebars also allows you to skip other types of exercises like push-ups, bench presses and pull-ups since you will be exercising your entire body on this very machine.

schwinn airdyne ad6 monitorAthletes can also benefit from the computer monitor designed to provide fitness-related feedback and let you know whether you’ve reached your fitness goals or not. Examples of this feedback include, but are not limited to, the number of calories burned, workload level, RPM, distance covered, Watts, total workout time and heart rate. With a chest strap, you can also get a more accurate reading of your pulse, something that will undoubtedly prove to be helpful to elderly athletes. The console is also enhanced by no less than six workout metrics as well as a unique RevMeter that’s destined to help you indulge in interval training which prevents your muscles from getting used to the same motions.

Ease of Use and Comfort

Very few stationary bikes can rival the Schwinn Airdyne AD6 in terms of comfort. Indeed, while most stationary bikes require a gel pad on the saddle for added comfort, this model comes with a padded seat, hence ensuring that you never suffer from saddle soreness or pains after your session. In fact, the added comfort means that you can effortlessly elongate your training session with very little to no discomfort.

Athletes who are fond of vigorous workouts will be glad to learn that the base is enhanced by four levelers to provide extra stability. The paddles are wide and textured, catering for different foot sizes. They also come with solid foot straps to keep your feet firmly into place. While using this machine, you can also benefit from the in-built fan designed to keep you cool and motivated as you train. Best of all, the bike is even equipped with a built-in bottle holder, thanks to which you’ll be able to remain completely dehydrated.

As far as ease of use is concerned, users will be glad to learn that the Airdyne AD6 is extremely basic and simple to operate, in spite of the movable handles. Since it takes the weight of your body off the knees and joints, it can also be used by elderly obese or mildly disabled individuals.

schwinn airdyne ad6Assembly and Parts

The main frame is already partially assembled, which is why most users have claimed that they only needed around one hour to ninety minutes to join the different parts together. With the boxed package, you will also receive the tools and accessories that you’ll need for the assembly process. These include, but are not limited to, screwdrivers, bolts, knobs and the likes. A detailed instructions manual is also included to guide you through a step-by-step process.


All things considered, this stationary bike can be considered as an extremely worthy investment, especially because of its extended array of features coupled with its fairly affordable price. The machine is suited to users of various fitness levels and ages and will undoubtedly help you shed those stubborn pounds. However, though it’s not nearly as expensive as other models, the Schwinn AD6’s price can be restrictive to some users, in which case we recommend to check out the cheaper- but still very good dual-action models- Schwinn AD2 and Marcy Air 1 Fan.

The Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike is protected by a 15 year warranty on the frame, 2 years on electronics, 6 months on labor and 3 years on the parts.