Retro design is in vogue – but this is the first time we have seen it in the exercise category.
And while Nautilus’ new Schwinn Classic Cruiser exercise bike may be styled out of the 1950s – technologically, it is very much part of the 21st century. It comes with an electromagnetic flywheel with seven levels of resistance, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and an electronic speedometer. It is also compatible with popular apps like Zwift and RideSocial which let users “ride” through exotic locations like sun-drenched beaches or the irish countryside thanks to virtual reality.
“With the addition of the Schwinn Classic Cruiser, we’re delivering a sense of fun and freedom to our customers, while sticking to our core belief that everyone deserves a fit and healthy life,” said Bill McMahon, Nautilus’ COO, explaining the thinking behind the creative machine.
Using the official Schwinn Classic Cruiser app, riders can focus on fun while the app monitors time, calories burned and distance. The free Schwinn Classic Cruiser app also has the ability to track goals and unlock rewards as new personal records are set.
A built-in media rack, fully-adjustable saddle seat and handlebars offer Schwinn Classic Cruiser bike users a comfortable and customisable workout experience. An optional accessories kit, allows users to outfit their bike with retro charm and includes a Cruisin’ license plate, red and white handlebar streamers, a bicycle horn and water bottle holder.
The Schwinn Classic Cruiser bike is for sale online for US$799, with the accessories kit priced at an additional $99.
Nautilus, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, is a global fitness solutions company which produces exercise equipment under a variety of brandnames, sold through direct and retail channels as well as into gyms.