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Schwinn® A20 Recumbent Bike

Schwinn® recumbent bikes deliver a challenging workout in a relaxed position with increased lower back support. With easy to use features, simple assembly, and a unique console designed with you in mind, the Schwinn® A20 is a quality bike at an entry-level price.

Product Rating

Product Features

  • Ergonomic seat design with secure adjustments for a great fit
  • 2-position lumbar support
  • Unique console design with integrated fan and control buttons
  • Comfort-designed grip heart rate sensors allow for natural hand positioning

A20 Performance features

  • Perimeter weighted flywheel for a true road feel, and smooth, consistent workouts
  • Fast and reliable electromagnetic resistance system
  • Oversized stabilizers and levelers for a solid workout platform

A20 Feedback features

  • 8 resistance levels
  • 6 fitness metrics, including Calories, Heart Rate, Speed, RPM, Time, and Distance
  • Integrated grip heart rate system for easy fitness monitoring
Performance Features
Resistance Levels 8
Resistance System Quiet magnetic ECB (Eddy Current Brake) resistance
Number of Programs 6
Workout Programs 1 Manual/Quickstart, 6 profile
Heart Rate Monitor Contact heart rate sensors built into console
Display Features
Display Type Multi-function LCD
Display Readout Time, RPM, Distance, Pulse, Speed, Calories, Resistance Level, Course Profile
Integrated Features
Reading Rack Yes
Water Bottle Holder Yes
Fan Yes
Rear Stabilizers/Frame Levelers Yes
Transport Wheels Yes
Switchable From Miles To KM Yes
Fore/Aft Seat Adjustment Yes
Oversized Deluxe Pedals No
Specs & Warranty
Product Dimensions 61" L x 16.5" W x 40.5" H (155 x 42 x 103 cm)
Machine Weight 60.1 lbs (27.3 kg)
Maximum User Weight 275 lbs (125 kg)
Power Requirements Battery operated, optional AC adapter accessory
Warranty Frame: 2 years, Parts: 6 months, Electronics: 6 months, Wear Parts: 30 days

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Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable seat (7)
  • Handles well (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General fitness (3)
    • Low impact exercise (3)
    • Weight loss (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great bike for the price, except display

    Pros:
    - It is nice to ride. Smooth and quiet
    - A good low impact cardio workout
    - The seat is comfortable, although I have not ridden for over 40...Read complete review

    Pros:
    - It is nice to ride. Smooth and quiet
    - A good low impact cardio workout
    - The seat is comfortable, although I have not ridden for over 40 minutes yet
    - I find the levels challenging enough to get a good workout
    - The setup was fine and instructions were easy to follow, however I would not like to have to dismantle it and attempt to get it back into the box
    - The pedals with the straps are great
    - It feels like a good quality bike for the price
    - The variety of programs is good
    - Do not see the need to pay more for a higher-end model
    - Not too ugly, but not beautiful to look at either - it is an exercise bike after all

    Cons
    - It is a little larger than expected, since so many people had described it as small. It says 16" wide in the description it is more like 25" wide with the arm rests. Fine for a house or larger apartment
    - The fan is not worth using but a separate fan can be bought for $12. The fan is not a big deal
    - The display can be difficult to read, more because of the fine print (not bold)and angle, rather than the backlit issue
    - My biggest issue with the bike, which knocked off a star, is the angle of the display. This would be the perfect bike for the price if the display was at a more vertical angle. Currently it is impossible to read a book set on the book-holder. Also if the angle was more vertical the display itself would be easier to read. It would have been so easy for Schwinn to fix by using a different attachment!!! I am going to look into changing the attachment.

    Only had this for a week so far; but so far so good. Expecting to be much fitter soon!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cannot see what is on the console screen

    The console display does not have a back light so it is impossible to see the readout while exercising.

    The console display does not have a back light so it is impossible to see the readout while exercising.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    2.0

    Cannot see what is on the console screen

    By Exercise Biker

    from Tallahassee, Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Seat
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

        The console display does not have a back light so it is impossible to see the readout while exercising.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        The perfect in between work out

        By Vickie in shape grandma :)

        from Madison Ga

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Seat
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

            I enjoy my bike and DO not regret the purchase.I use the bike in between my trips to the gym or dance class.I enjoy my music and pedal at least 8 miles every night.I have noticed you can put the seat closer to the pedals for a great ab workout too!The fan is not great on this model but I can use a table fan,The price was great..easy assembly and it gives a good workout.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Excellent quality bike

            By DD

            from Sequim, WA

            About Me Need Exercise In Home

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable Seat
            • Durable
            • Ergonomic
            • Handles Well
            • Lightweight
            • Safe
            • Very Quiet

            Cons

            • Difficult To See Readouts
            • Fan Is Useless

            Best Uses

            • In Home Exercise

            Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

            I use it daily and am able to do so with a problem knee. It is sturdy, comfortable and you can listen to TV or music with no noisy interference from the recombent bike operation. I would like the digital readouts to be darker so I could read them more easily. The fan is useless. Since the bike is on all the time when the batteries are in, it tends to drain the batteries quickly. However, I find that if I take one battery out it stops the drain and I can just put it back in when I use it. I like it a lot.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            NIce Bike But No WInd

            By RiflemanPA

            from Lansdale, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Seat
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Fan Is Useless

            Best Uses

              Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

              I use this recumbent stationary bike for leg workout and aerobic exercise. It is comfortable, easy to use, has several built-in routines I use and can modify, but the FAN is USELESS. It cannot be felt unless my face is about 3" from it. A fan that actually blows some cooling air on the chest and face would not take-up much more space and would make this exercise piece much more attractive. I don't think this fan could cool a computer...really.

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              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just what I needed!

              By Casy

              from Colorado

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Handles Well
              • Lightweight
              • Safe

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable Seat

              Best Uses

                Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

                This is great! It's low impact and perfect for jump starting my healthier life style!

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great bike!

                By Mary

                from Westchester, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable Seat
                • Ergonomic
                • Very Quiet

                Cons

                • Hard to read screen

                Best Uses

                • At Home Exercise

                Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

                I use this bike about 5 days per week as a part of my exercise routine. I am truly a runner and I bought this bike when I was injured. Now that my foot has healed, I still use the bike for cross training. It is a quiet and nice looking bike. The only thing I don't like, is that the display is hard to read. If the lettering were a bit larger and if the screen were back-lit, it would be perfect. The fan is totally useless, but I don't like fans anyway.

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                bang for your buck with a few flaws

                By rickonastick

                from mitchell,indiana

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Calorie tracking
                • Comfortable Seat
                • Ergonomic
                • Handles Well

                Cons

                • Glitchy heart rate count
                • Hard to read screen
                • Speed measurment
                • Useless Fan

                Best Uses

                • Home cardio trading

                Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

                good bike. the few flaws it has are the screen is hard to read, fan is useless, heart rate monitor is sometimes off, and the speed increases as you increase resitance. the resistance speed issue may just have to do with the fact they are trying to relate it with gearing?

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a great exercise bike

                By Bonita Bob

                from Bonita, Ca

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Comfortable Seat
                • Durable
                • Ergonomic
                • Handles Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily exercise
                  • Improve heart rate
                  • Recovery from a stroke

                  Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

                  I enjoy the fact that each column on the screen is one minute. I can't get the course exercise to work. I have been riding for a week and have reached level four understand the higher the level the greater the resistance but would like to try the random courses. As mentioned earlier I am using this to recover from a stroke. I think this is great in all respects. Buy the adapter don't need batteries.

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                  • No

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                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Well worth every penny!

                  By The Rider

                  from NY

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quiet Operation
                  • Smooth Operation
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Fitness
                    • Heart Rate Training
                    • Low Impact Exercise
                    • Weight Loss

                    Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

                    I ride my recumbent every day for 30 minutes. I love the fact that there is a place to put my water bottle and a book. As you might have guessed I tend to read during my ride. I place a fan in front of me and a way I go. The monitor features: RPM, miles, and heart rate are a bonus as well. For a half an hour ride the seat is pretty comfortable. I call this my Princess ride because I prefer riding this way then outside in the heat, traffic, and bustle.
                    What I don't like is that the monitor takes batteries and I seem to have to replace them often. It is very annoying when the battery juice is getting low and the screen on the monitor is fading away. But alas it is an awesome piece of exercise equipment!
                    Oh and if you bike atleast 1/2 an hour a day you'll see powerful results! You will have toner, stronger legs. I bought it to strengthen my legs and it is working!

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                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great bike for the price, except display

                    By Jodie

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quiet Operation
                    • Smooth Operation
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Fitness
                      • Low Impact Exercise
                      • Weight Loss

                      Comments about Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike:

                      Pros:
                      - It is nice to ride. Smooth and quiet
                      - A good low impact cardio workout
                      - The seat is comfortable, although I have not ridden for over 40 minutes yet
                      - I find the levels challenging enough to get a good workout
                      - The setup was fine and instructions were easy to follow, however I would not like to have to dismantle it and attempt to get it back into the box
                      - The pedals with the straps are great
                      - It feels like a good quality bike for the price
                      - The variety of programs is good
                      - Do not see the need to pay more for a higher-end model
                      - Not too ugly, but not beautiful to look at either - it is an exercise bike after all

                      Cons
                      - It is a little larger than expected, since so many people had described it as small. It says 16" wide in the description it is more like 25" wide with the arm rests. Fine for a house or larger apartment
                      - The fan is not worth using but a separate fan can be bought for $12. The fan is not a big deal
                      - The display can be difficult to read, more because of the fine print (not bold)and angle, rather than the backlit issue
                      - My biggest issue with the bike, which knocked off a star, is the angle of the display. This would be the perfect bike for the price if the display was at a more vertical angle. Currently it is impossible to read a book set on the book-holder. Also if the angle was more vertical the display itself would be easier to read. It would have been so easy for Schwinn to fix by using a different attachment!!! I am going to look into changing the attachment.

                      Only had this for a week so far; but so far so good. Expecting to be much fitter soon!

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                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        How do the 8 resistence levels compare to the 220/240's 16? Is the 8th level the equivalent of the 8th on the 220/240? Or the 16th? (so just less granular?)

                        I'm used to a hard running workout and want to make sure I can convert that to cycling within a reasonable timeframe each day.
                        Asked on 6/27/2011 by Scott from Michigan

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hello Scott. For most people, the resistance on the A20 is more than sufficient. So it would be comparable to the 16th level.

                          Answered on 1/28/2014 by NW
                      • Q:

                        Does 8 levels of resistance provide enough of a challenge or would you quickly need higher levels?
                        Asked on 4/9/2011 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          For most people, the resistance on the A20 is more than sufficient.

                          Answered on 4/15/2011 by Rick from NLS_WHQ
                      • Q:

                        Who sells the electrical adapter for this bike and how much?
                        Asked on 2/3/2011 by Anonymous from Milwaukie, Oregon

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