Schwinn make some of the most popular exercise bikes. We have an in-depth look at two of their most popular models, the Schwinn AD2 vs AD6 – which is the best for you?
Schwinn AD2 vs AD6 – Specifications
Schwinn AD2 vs AD6 – Similarities
The exercise bikes have a similar drive type
- Both the Schwinn AD2 and AD6 use a single-stage belt.
Seats for both the Schwinn AD2 and AD6 can be adjusted vertically
- Seats for both air bikes are adjustable in two ways — up and down.
Neither of the two bikes has adjustable handlebars
- Neither the AD2 nor the AD6 has adjustable handlebars.
Both the AD2 and AD6 have the same number of resistance levels
- Both machines have infinite levels of resistance.
Neither of the two has a built-in tablet holder
- Both the AD2 and AD6 do not have a tablet holder.
Both the AD2 and AD6 are not Bluetooth compatible
- Both air bikes do not have Bluetooth connectivity.
Neither of the two offer built-in speakers
- Neither the AD2 nor the AD6 offers a built-in speaker.
The AD2 and AD6 both have transport wheels
- Both the AD2 and AD6 feature transport wheels for easy storage and moving when needed.
Neither of the two air bikes has built-in workout programs
- Both the AD2 and AD6 require you to vary your workout manually.
Schwinn AD2 vs AD6 – Differences
Both air bikes have different unit weights
- The AD2 is lighter with a weight of 96lbs, while the AD6 weighs 112lbs.
The AD2 and AD6 have different dimensions
- The AD2 is 46” long, 25” wide, and 50” tall, while the AD6 has a length of 49.7”, a width of 25.7”, and a height of 50.9”.
Both air bikes have different maximum weight capacities
- The AD2 has a maximum weight capacity of 250lbs, while the AD6 can cater to users up to 300lbs.
The AD2 and AD6 have different display monitors
- The AD2 has a non-backlit LCD screen, while the AD6 features a high-definition LCD screen.
Both air bikes have different display readouts
- The AD2 displays time, calories, distance, speed, and RPM.
- The AD6 displays time, distance, calories per minute, RPM, watts, heart rate, and scan all.
Only the AD6 has a water bottle holder
- The AD6 has a built-in water bottle holder that is not available for the AD2 (a third party water bottle holder can be bought separately)
Only the AD6 has a heart rate monitor
- The AD6 offers a heart rate monitor feature, while the AD2 does not provide this feature.
Both air bikes differ when it comes to warranty
- The AD2 has a 5-year warranty for the frame, a year for parts and electronics, and 90 days for labor.
- The AD6 offers a 10-year warranty for the frame, two years for parts, a year for electronics, and six months for labor.
The AD2 and AD6 are both from a reputable brand, one of the pioneers of air bikes. Choosing between the two will depend on your preferences.
Here are some notable differences to consider:
- If you have limited space, the AD2 takes less space than the AD6.
- The AD6 has a higher maximum weight capacity.
- In general, the AD6 has more features than the AD2.
- The AD6 has a better warranty.