Thinking Schwinn IC4?
Not All Schwinn’s are Created Equal
StudioCycles, the indoor cycle industry’s Foremost Authority since 1995, weighs in on the ultimate Schwinn vs Schwinn indoor cycle comparison.
The full commercial grade Schwinn AC Performance is used in countless major health clubs, gyms and world class indoor cycling studios by millions of people around the world. In comparison, the home grade model Schwinn IC4 is not in any way, shape or form built or designed like its commercial grade counterpart. Therefore, it will not be found in any health clubs, gyms or indoor cycle studios of reputation, and is certainly not built to last as a lifetime investment for your Health.
SCHWINN ACP VS. SCHWINN IC4
Commercial grade vs home grade
Let’s take a deeper dive and compare two vastly different Schwinn cycles; the world famous Schwinn AC Performance is built for commercial usage and made to last a lifetime versus the home grade IC4 model.
Schwinn AC Performance
- Commercial Grade Quality: Yes
- Frame Material: Powder coated commercial gauge aluminum (rust resistant)
- Drive System: Carbon Fiber Blue Ribbed Ultra-High Performance Belt Drive
- Resistance System: Commercial Level Magnetic Break System with Ultra High Grade Magnets for powerful resistance range
- Self-Powered: Yes - Bike can be placed anywhere, even outside for your convenience as no plug-in is required
- Handlebars: Commercial Grade Construction & Superior Ergonomics with Aero Bar and multiple hand and forearm position placement to ensure maximum ride comfort
- Pedals: High-Performance professional grade Morse Taper Spindle with Toe Basket & SPD Clips provides significantly higher comfort levels during pedal stroke with virtually no feel of vibration (Look Delta & Keiser clips Available)
- Available Metrics: Multiple options for tracking rider workouts, including wireless ANT+ and USB - *Measurements available: POWER (Watts), RPM (Cadence), KCal (Calories), Heart Rate (with Strap) STAGE Time, Distance, and Power, and TOTAL Time, Distance and Power Gears-(Levels of Resistance)from 1-36
- True Power Measurement: Yes, with Industry Leading 4iiii Direct Power Meter generated through crank arm
- Built-In Tablet Holder: Yes - Uniquely engineered into handlebar design for more stability & no vibration or movement
- Bluetooth: Yes - with high-end authentic road bike ride helps you feel more connected to app rides
Streaming Apps Available?: Yes (BLE converter required)
- Bike Dims: 42 in x 21 in x 51 in (107 cm x 53 cm x 130 cm)
- Rider Adjustability Functions: Industry Leading “4-Way Micro-Adjustability System” of both seat and handlebars allowing for a true individual custom fit of a very wide range of different size riders
- Max User Weight: *Field Tested up to 400lbs (*StudioCycles)
- Warranty: Lifetime Warranty Frame, Lifetime Warranty on Parts, 3 Years Labor (*Residential Usage) Full Commercial Warranty also Available upon request
- Commercial Grade Quality: No (strictly home grade)
- Frame Material: Standard thinner gauge steel frame susceptible to Rust
- Drive System: Residential grade Black rubber belt naturally wears out
- Resistance System: Residential grade magnetic resistance limits real range of low to high levels of resistance
- Self-Powered: Requires wall adapter plug-in which limits where bike may be placed
- Handlebars: Lighter weight handle bar design with limited adjustability and hand to forearm position placement
- Pedals: Residential grade standard pedals can effect comfort level and vibration feel - includes toe cages and SPD clip-ins
- Available Metrics: Time, calories, speed, distance, cadence (RPM), levels, and pulse (heart rate).
- True Power Measurement: No Power or Watts function available
- Built-In Tablet Holder: Lighter weight designed tablet holder can show vibration/movement during use
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Streaming Apps Available?: Yes, same as available on the commercial AC Performance (BLE converter required)
- Bike Dims: 48.7" L x 21.2" W x 51.8" H (123.7 x 53.9 x 131.6 cm)
- Rider Adjustability Functions: 4’6” - 6’6” limits taller users
- Max User Weight: 330lbs
- Warranty: Limited warranty of 10 years frame, 3 years parts, 1 year labor *Non-commercial bike- No Commercial Warranty Available
NOT ALL BELT DRIVES ARE CREATED EQUAL
SCHWINN A.C. PERFORMANCE CARBON BLUE BELT
The commercial AC Performance is equipped with a state of the art Carbon Blue Belt that replicates the feel of a traditional chain drive giving the rider an authentic outdoor experience. The belt never requires lubrication, tension never needs to be adjusted and the carbon fiber reinforcement is incredibly durable. The Carbon Fiber Belt comes with a LIFETIME replacement warranty!
SCHWINN IC4 POLY V BELT
Flat Poly V belt does not replicate an authentic chain ride road bike.
For those who choose to invest in an indoor cycle with far superior cycle ride feel and performance, overall quality, durability and reliability to last a Lifetime for your health and fitness needs, the choice is now very clear.
The commercial grade Schwinn A.C. Performance is your indoor cycle of choice!
Call Now for special discounts and incentives on the World Famous Schwinn AC Performance Cycle found in health clubs and studios around the globe. The Schwinn AC Performance will be the last bike you will ever need to purchase!