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…

Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Specs

Rating8
TypeStationary
Console displayHigh contrast LCD
Compact storageNo
ResistanceInfinite
Seat typeOversized & Padded
Programs9
FlywheelN/A
Weight350 LBS
Dimensions42" L x 20" W x 52" H

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’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…

Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro Specs

Rating8
TypeStationary
Console displayHigh contrast LCD
Compact storageNo
ResistanceInfinite
Seat typeOversized & Padded
Programs9
FlywheelN/A
Weight350 LBS
Dimensions42" L x 20" W x 52" H

How We Reviewed This Model

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The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro ($999 – $1299) is an upright stationary bike that is stands out from its use of air resistance. Unlike traditional exercise bikes, air resistance bikes can meet every skill/intensity level because they have no minimum or maximum tension setting. Resistance is controlled automatically by the rider’s effort. With the Airdyne AD Pro you can pedal slowly for a low-intensity and low-impact workout (ideal 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 their exercise time.

Another practical advantage of the Schwinn Airdyne Pro AD is its compact size. Like most upright bikes, it requires much less room than other cardio trainers like treadmills and ellipticals. Its footprint is just 42” long x 20” wide and the bike is 52” tall. The console even has a battery option to eliminate the need for a power cord.

Other key features include 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 Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro the best exercise bike for your home workout needs? Here are some pros and cons to consider.


The Great

  • Fan Air Resistance: This bike supports infinite levels of resistance. As the rider builds speed, the fan blade in the wheel builds tension. This allows the Airdyne AD Pro to serve well for everything from very gentle low-impact riding to high intensity training. People with especially sensitive joints will notice how the air resistance enables 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 to support long workouts. The bike also has a universal seat rail, so that the saddle can be swapped out for a 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, the height limit seems to about 6’, after which the pedaling might feel awkward. The bike’s stationary handlebars support multiple grip positions, which also helps fit people of different sizes. Maximum weight capacity for this fan bike is 350 pounds.
  • Built-In Fitness Programs: The nine preset workout programs can help make the most of exercise sessions. These workouts support a variety of interval training routines and will help you hit target goals. Users get feedback in the following 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 a mere 42″ L x 20″ W x 52″ H (106 x 50 x 132 cm).




The Not-So-Great

  • 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 tracks, 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.



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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. That said, 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

Rating8
TypeStationary
Console displayHigh contrast LCD
Compact storageNo
ResistanceInfinite
Seat typeOversized & Padded
Programs9
FlywheelN/A
Weight350 LBS
Dimensions42" L x 20" W x 52" H

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