Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Schwinn 240The Schwinn 240 is another quality recumbent exercise bike from Schwinn. It is the latest top of the range model and is powered by magnetic ECB (Eddy Current Brake) resistance which gives it smooth, quiet operation.

As with all best recumbent exercise bikes its profile is designed to takes the strain off user’s backs and legs, greatly reducing or even eliminating the sore backs or knees users can find from upright models of exercise bikes.

This bike is one of their newest models and as such comes with a lot of useful extras not found on some older or cheaper models such as a built in heart monitor and a highly program custom workout. The bike feature 16 levels of resistance, allowing users of all levels to find the right level of workout for them and leaving plenty of room to grow as fitness levels improve. Another plus point commented on by buyers is the easy to use profiles which allow multiple users to customize their own programs.

User Reviews

The Schwinn brand of recumbent exercise bikes are popular brands and there are a large number of reviews available. Below is a summary of the key points to help you decide if this model is the right bike for you.

The Schwinn 240 is one of the most reviewed and top recumbent exercise bikes on Amazon with over 130 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

One of the biggest plus points that users comment on is the quiet operation of the bike allowing them to exercise while comfortably watching TV or listening to the radio. The majority of the buyers comments on how sturdy the bike is and how comfortable the seat – a major factor for anybody who has every used a poor quality exercise bike before!

Reviewing users feedback it is also clear that this recumbent exercise bike is an ideal choice for those larger or fitter people that need a high degree of resistance in there bike. Indeed one reviewer stated that even though he can squat 600 pounds the bike could exhaust his legs.

The 240 Schwinn is also recommended for as a multiple user bike. With separate easy to use user profiles and an easily adjustable seat that that can accommodate a wide variety of build types in comfort.

The only negative point that any we could find from any of the users was the time taken for assembly. It takes much longer than the Schwinn A20.
However, a lot of other users stated that it was easy to put together! We found similar complaints from user for other exercise bikes we reviewed so it seems more likely to be down to individual users DIY skills rather than a fault with this particular model.


This bike is on of top reviewed magnetic ECB recumbent exercise bikes currently available with a huge number of positive reviews and many useful features. If you are looking for a high quality exercise bike we have no hesitation in recommending the Schwinn 240.