|Item Weight||132 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||132 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||100625|
Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Progressive wind resistance for infinite levels of challenge; Efficient single stage belt drive that keeps it running quietly; Includes interval programs, target programs and heart rate level indicators for fat burn, aerobic and anaerobic...
The Schwinn AD7 Airdyne bike that I received had been repackaged, and I was not happy about that! The box, and inside contents had large amounts of transparent package tape holding things together. Amazon normally offers a discount on an item that has previously damaged packaging, or cosmetic blemishes, and markets that item as "Used". Due to the substantial cost of this item, I would not have taken a chance on a repackaged product, that someone else rejected and returned. That said...I could not find any damage to the bike, and only an insignificant Transport and Immobilization Strap was missing. I believe the bike itself is worthy of a good rating, and I will complain to Amazon about the repackaging. The bike is solid and smooth, and will give you whatever level of workout you want to put yourself through. I deducted a star because of the blast of air that blows into your face as the fan spins. I can overcome that problem, but a removable wind blockershould be included in the price. The $50 that Schwinn wants for a small, optional, wind screen is outrageous. Helpful information: I spent several hours researching the Schwinn Airdyne, by looking at Customer Reviews and You Tube videos. What is the difference between an Airdyne7 and an Airdyne Pro?? I was able to previously see and try out the Pro at a distant city. They wanted $1299 for it. The Pro was $999 on Amazon, while the AD7 was $899. Being a penny pinching retired senior, I took a chance and opted for the AD7 after seeing otherreviewers say that it is the same as the Pro. The AD7 that I got was the same as the Pro that I saw in the distant store. The only difference was the name on the side of the bike frame. I suspect that Schwinn wanted to charge more money for their product, and simply re-named it the Pro, and added $100 to the price. As for a wind screen, I followed the advice of another reviewer, and ordered a plastic fender/shield from "Mucky Nutz" on Amazon. The cost was $11-13, depending on color. It came with some velcro style tape to attach it, but small zip ties would also work. It too was overpriced. Somehow, I will solve the air blast in the face problem, I just don't want something ugly, like duct tape,unless I have to. However, there is black duct tape, also sold on Amazon. Bottom line---I really needed to get a compact piece of exercise equipment to stay heart healthy, and believe the Schwinn Airdyne 7 will fill that need. I suspect the AD7 will not be available very long, after the supply of those with that name imprinted on it runs out. P.S. The rollers at the front are really nice for moving the unit around for cleaning under it, or moving it to another room. Best wishes and happy fitness, from a grandpa.Update: Amazon's great customer service gave me a bit of a refund to make up for my having received a returned, repackaged item.Update- Assembly: I was able to assemble the bike by myself, even though the manual said two people were needed. It would have been nice to have my wife (she was away) hold items while I lined up screws, but it worked out ok. While some reviewers had problems with installing the handles, it was a non-issue for me. All you have to do is look at the splines on the shaft, as well as the splines on the hub of each handle, and line up the flat spot with each other. I found it helpful to use a rubber mallet to gently tap the handle hub onto the shaft, to overcome a little resistance from some paint overspray inside the hub. Then, insert the two, Right handle bolts, from front to back, and the two, Left handle bolts, from back to front. Don't use only the ball end of the supplied allen wrench (as shown in the picture), but use the L end of the wrench to tighten the bolts properly. The handles are thus firmly secured with no wobble or play in them. I am now a Happy Camper!Update- 8 months later. Bike still smooth and wonderful. My wife and I are small people (less than 5'4" tall), but we have lost over 20 lbs each, due to regular workouts on the bike and more sensible eating habits. Weight and blood pressure now at levels I had when 20 years old. Using the bike while watching TV makes exercise session more enjoyable.
I've owned a few different Airdyne models over the years. All have been great bikes. There's a reason that most rehabs and MMA gyms around the country have these bikes: they are incredibly effective, for both the super fit and the not so fit alike! There are a couple of drawbacks to previous versions of the Airdyne bike: one was the noise level; they were quite loud. The second was the chain driven mechanism, which wasn't all that smooth. That isn't to say that older Airdynes weren't great (they were,) just to point out some of the shortcomings. The Pro model has rectified both of these shortfalls. I was hesitant to spend so much on a bike without getting to actually try it, but after watching as many videos as I could find, I decided to take a chance on the Airdyne Pro, and I'm very pleased with the bike. With the exception of the arms, assembly is straight forward, and the construction is rock solid. ***** A few people have had problems installing the arms. Here's the thing: there is a flat spot on the arm, that you must line up with the matching flat spot on the bike. Once you line the smooth pieces up, the arms will go on fairly easily. Just take your time and don't use excessive force. If the arms are lined up as they should be, it won't be required. The other thing with the arms, are the assembly bolts. I noticed that my right arm was noticeably looser than the left. Then, after looking closer at the assembly diagram, I realized I had made the mistake of putting both the left and right arm bolts on from the front of the bike; this is incorrect!!! The right side bolts go in from the front, but the left side bolts go in from the opposite side - the rear. Once I switched those bolts around, both arms were equal in tension. For me, this was counter-intuitive, but it isn't a big deal - long as you're aware of it..***** If I want to knit pick, I wish the monitor had more options for user presets (there is only one,) to program different intervals. The belt drive is SO much smoother than the old chain drive; there is literally no comparison. And while any bike that uses wind resistance is going to be loud, it isn't as loud as the older blade styles used to be. Lastly, I've seen some people saying there's no need for the air diverter because there is no breeze. If you are moving slowly, that may be the case; if you are doing intervals and pushing hard, there is definitely a breeze! This is an advantage in the middle of summer, but if you are using this bike in the winter time, in a cold room, you will definitely be feeling a cold breeze. I would definitely recommend either buying the factory air diverter, or rigging something up to at least have the option to block that breeze.
Bike is huge. Bought more cushy seat immediately. Fan inside wire housing wasn’t straight and wobbled. Called for service. What a joke. They take your order for the part and then bombard you with robot calls to confirm appt for tech to come and install part. Phone wait time for customer service is extremely long. Our repair guy had never worked on this bike before. He went online plus called his boss about how to fix this bike. Even my husband helped him twice. He said it would take 30 min for the repair and it took like 2 hrs. He stripped two bolts that had to be reordered and now we are waiting for that to be fixed. He said they weren’t allowed to take the old part and packing box so we have to dispose of it. Horrible service.
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