Schwinn 101/201 User Manual

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Failure to follow any of these safeguards may result in injury or serious health problems.

• Do not place fingers or any other objects into moving parts of the exercise equipment.

• Keep children and pets away from the 101/201 bike while machine is in use. A child’s curiosity may result in

injury. Do not allow children to use the bike. The pedal travel ranges are designed and intended for adults,

not children.

• Never turn pedal crank arms by hand. To avoid entanglement and possible injury, do not expose hands or

arms to the drive mechanism.

• Do not dismount the bike until the pedals are at a complete STOP.

• Warn bystanders to keep a safe distance. Do not allow anyone to touch the bike while it is in motion.

• Setup and operate on solid level surface

• Replace or tighten any worn or loose components before using

• Do not wear loose or dangling clothing while exercising

• Care should be taken when mounting and dismounting



■ Resistance adjustment

Using the console, you have full control over the levels of

resistance integrated into your workout. Typically, lower

resistance levels enable you to move at a faster pace, placing

increased demand on your cardiovascular system. Higher

resistance levels will typically deliver more of a muscle/

endurance workout at lower RPMs. But everyone is different!

So experiment and find the beginning of resistance that is

comfortable for you.

■ Lower body workout

Once you are in position and sitting comfortably, slowly begin

pedaling, with your arms relaxed at your sides and with your

hands resting on the top of your thighs or on the hand grips.

Pedal at an easy pace, at a low resistance level until you feel

secure and comfortable. As you feel more comfortable,

experiment with the range of resistance levels available via

the console.

■ Seat adjustment

Proper seat adjustment helps ensure maximum

exercise efficiency and comfort, while reducing

the risk of injury.

1. Place one pedal in the forward position and

center the ball of your foot over the center of

the pedal. Your leg should be slightly bent at

the knee (Figs. 1 and 2).

2. If your leg is too straight or your foot cannot

touch the pedal, you will need to move the

seat down on the 101 or forward on the 201

bike. If your leg is bent too much, you will need

to move the seat up on the 101 or backward on

the 201 bike.

3. Adjust the 101 seat by first dismounting the

bike, then pulling out the adjustment knob on

the seat tube and releasing the locking pin

(Fig. 3). Lower or raise the seat to the desired

height. Release the seat knob, engaging the

locking pin. Be sure that the pin is fully secured

in a seat post hole. To adjust the 201 seat, pull

the seat knob up with your right hand to

release the seat. Slide the seat forward or

backward to the desired position. The knob will

“pop” up into the next hole; turn the knob to

ensure a tight fit.

■ Foot positioning/pedal strap adjustment

Place the ball of each foot on the pedals.

Rotate the pedals until one foot is within arms

reach. Then, reach down carefully and fasten

the rubber strap over your shoe and secure it

to the pedal by slipping the nub at the end of

the pedal through one of the slots in the strap.

Pull down the strap until it snaps into place

(Fig. 4). Repeat for the other foot. Point your

toes and knees directly forward to ensure

maximum pedal efficiency. Pedal straps can be

left in place for subsequent workouts.