A competitor to the Air Assault Bike, The Airdyne is a great value and very durable.

Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Review

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Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Review

A competitor to the Air Assault Bike, The Airdyne is a great value and very durable.

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Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Review
Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Review

Schwinn’s Airdyne AD Pro is a smooth-running fan air bike for all levels of exercise intensity. Nine preset programs help maximize workout time to support goals for gently or intensely strengthening and toning the lower body, building cardio endurance, revving up the metabolism, and getting the many benefits of interval training. This sturdy steel exercise bike weighs 113 pounds and has a 350-pound user weight capacity. It sells for $1299 including Schwinn’s standard warranty on the frame, parts, electronics and labor.

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The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro ($999 – $1299) is an upright stationary bike that stands out for using air resistance. Unlike traditional exercise bikes, those based around air resistance can meet every skill/intensity level because they have no minimum or maximum tension settings. Resistance is controlled naturally by the rider’s effort. With the Airdyne AD Pro you can pedal slowly for a low-intensity and low-impact workout (great for a body in recovery!) or pedal faster for more resistance. Work on goals for time, distance, calories, interval training and more. This versatile bike has a diverse menu of preset workout programs to help anyone make the most of exercise time.

Another practical advantage of the Schwinn Airdyne Pro AD is its compact size. Like most upright bikes, it needs much less room than other kinds of cardio trainers such as treadmills and ellipticals. Its footprint is just 42” long x 20” wide and the bike is 52” tall. Also helping to make machine placement easy, the console has a battery option to eliminate the need for a power cord.

Other key points are wireless heart rate monitoring, a cushioned seat with universal rail, and a two-year warranty on the parts and electronics. Labor is free during the first six months of ownership.

Is this the best exercise bike for your home workouts? Here are some pros and cons to consider.

The Great:
Here are reasons behind owners’ very positive reviews for the Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro.

  • Fan Air Resistance: This bike supports infinite levels of resistance. As the rider builds speed, the fan blade in the wheel helps build tension. This lets the Airdyne AD Pro serve well for everything from very gentle low-impact riding to high intensity training. Furthermore, people with especially sensitive joints will notice how the air resistance allows for especially smooth pedaling that respects the ankles and knees.
  • Breezy: The air bike generates a constant breeze during use, helping to keep the rider cool.
  • Padded Saddle: The bike seat is cushioned for good comfort to support long workouts. The bike has a universal seat rail too so the saddle can be swapped out for another standard bike seat if desired.
  • Fits Many Body Sizes: The Airdyne AD Pro has an adjustable seat to help a wide range of riders find a comfortable stride length. Judging from customer reviews, about 6’ seems to be the height limit, after which the pedaling might feel awkward. The bike’s stationary handlebars support multiple grip positions, which also helps it fit people of very different sizes. Maximum weight capacity for this fan bike is 350 pounds.
  • Built-In Fitness Programs: Nine preset workout programs can help anyone make the most of exercise sessions. These workouts support a variety of interval training routines and exercise for target goals. Trainees get feedback in the categories Time, Distance, Speed, Calories, RPM, Watts and Pulse.
  • Cordless Option: The workout console can be powered externally or by D batteries.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro supports wireless telemetry. Compatible chest straps are sold separately.
  • High Capacity: The bike weighs 113 pounds and has a maximum user weight capacity of 350 pounds.
  • Small Size: This versatile trainer requires very little room. Its dimensions are just 42″ L x 20″ W x 52″ H (106 x 50 x 132 cm).

The Not-So-Great:

Here are potential drawbacks of choosing this Schwinn fan air bike.

  • Extras: The Airdyne AD Pro bike console is pretty streamlined. Some shoppers prefer cardio trainer consoles with special features that help them multitask or stay entertained. For example, this bike doesn’t have music speakers, simulated outdoor tours or a ledge to hold your tablet computer.
  • Price: This model costs more than another leading air bike, the Assault Airbike by LifeCORE.
  • Warranty: Schwinn’s labor warranty is slightly substandard. With the Airdyne AD Pro you get ten years of coverage for the frame and two years of free replacements for parts and electronics, but servicing is free only for the first six months. We’d expect a one-year or two-year labor warranty instead.

See the Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro in Action Below

Who Should Ride the Schwinn AD Pro?

The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro is built to accommodate almost anyone regardless of body size, physical strength or desired level of workout intensity. It has a 350-pound weight capacity and is most comfortable for people about 6’0” and shorter.

The Bottom Line

The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro supports trainees of all fitness levels as they exercise for rehab, weight loss, interval training and more. It earns great reviews and should serve for many years. We recommend comparing this model with the LifeCORE Assault Airbike before making a purchase, which goes for the same sale price.

Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Specs:

Overall Score:8
Weight Capacity:350 LBS
Dimensions:42" L x 20" W x 52" H