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 IC4

  • 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

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!

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!

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