Schwinn is synonymous with bicycles, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that this famous bicycle producing company also produces a sweet set of exercise bicycles. Their products include recumbent and upright bikes as well as the Airdyne line of bikes, which interestingly fans you as you pedal. The line also includes cardio exercise machines such as ellipticals and treadmills.
Schwinn has been manufacturing bicycles since the early 1900s, but didn't produce its first exercise bike until 1965 with the Deluxe Exerciser. The first Airdyne bike featured arm-pumping levers and pedals that fanned you as you used it. The Airdyne bike was one of the first full body exercise devices when it hit the market in 1978.
Today, Schwinn has been purchased by Nautilus Exercise Equipment, Inc., the company that also owns popular Minneapolis fitness equipment brands like Bowflex and Universal. As a Nautilus subsidiary, Schwinn has maintained its reputation for producing high-quality products from bicycles to exercise equipment.
Schwinn stated that their goal is to make riding an exercise bike feel as much like outdoor biking as possible. With that in mind, Schwinn fitness bikes are designed to feel, sound, and act much like a traditional bicycle. With gathered input from thousands of bicyclists, bicycling instructors, and fitness experts, Schwinn created a series of machines that use patented resistance systems, advanced electronic tracking systems, and unique 'rider fit' systems to make indoor biking as authentic as possible. Given that most of the city isn't bicycle-friendly for a good chunk of the year due to the weather, this makes Schwinn fitness bicycles a perfect piece of fitness equipment for Minneapolis’ fitness fanatics and for anyone who desires to exercise while being locked their homes due to the long winters.
Of course, Schwinn's treadmills and ellipticals are given the same level of dedication and art that their exercise bicycle counterparts are given, as they're Schwinn products, after all!