Schwinn IC Elite Spinning Bike Review

We have not yet had the opportunity to properly review the Schwinn IC Elite Spinning Bike, but hope to be able to very soon.

Our view – Spinning bikes bring the outdoor cycling experience into your living room. Well that’s what they claim and apart from the flies, traffic and pedestrians the Schwinn IC Elite does a pretty close job.

The adjustable handles and saddle settings will allow anyone from 4′ 11″ to 6′ 8″ to find an optimum riding position. Adjustments can be made quickly with the easy to use stainless steel locking pop pins. The handles are well designed and we found them to be very comfortable and give the bike a great feel.

The cycling action is very smooth thanks to a 17.5 kg flywheel and it’s design. Now we have to admit we don’t understand the theory behind Schwinn’s flywheel but they claim that it ‘optimally distributes the weight of the wheel to the outer part of the wheel and only minimum weight on the inside’. This provides the smooth, realistic racing bike feel whilst ‘making it easier for the beginner yet challenging for the athlete!’ – we’ll take their word for it.

In addition to the innovative flywheel,Schwinn’s Smart ReleaseTM System combines the benefits of a fixed gear whilst allowing you to stop the pedals and slow down the flywheel by applying back pressure. The IC Elite gets the thumbs up from many professional cyclists for indoor training so you can get an idea of it’s quality and features.

The resistance level adjustment knob is the easiest to use on the spinners we’ve tried so far and other touches such as transport wheels and bottle holders make it a very practical bike to train on. The warranty covers all parts for 2 years and includes labour for one.

If the IC Elite is a little beyond your budget you may want to consider looking at the very commendable BH Fitness SB3 magnetic spinner

Best Price

The is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

A quality bike with a great road bike feel that will get you fit in no time at all - also ideal for the serious cyclist.


    • Infinitely variable resistance levels
    • Stainless steel frame
    • Smart ReleaseTM System

Schwinn IC Elite Spinning Bike - Console / Display Unit

Schwinn IC ELITE Indoor Spinner Bike Console

Schwinn IC Elite Spinning Bike Reviewer Ratings


Best Price

The is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

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