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About Schwinn

Schwinn is an American icon, and a leading brand of bicycles, recreation products, and home and commercial fitness equipment. The brand is on the forefront of advances in fitness technology, and has been an indispensable player in revolutionizing bicycling and fitness around the world.

Schwinn History
  • 1895 - Ignaz Schwinn and partner Adolph Arnold incorporate "Arnold, Schwinn & Company" on October 22, 1895. The company is founded in Chicago.
  • 1908 - Ignaz and the Mrs. have a baby, Frank. Ignaz Schwinn buys the interest of his partner, Adolph Arnold, and becomes the sole owner of Arnold, Schwinn & Company.
  • 1933 - Arnold, Schwinn & Company introduces the bicycle balloon tire, shortly to become an industry standard.
  • 1934 - The Schwinn Aerocycle takes bicycles to the next dimension, styled to resemble airplanes, streamlined automobiles and motorcycles. This new aerodynamic style sets the trend for not only the '30's and '40's, but into the '50's.
  • 1935 - Schwinn introduces the Cyclelock, a solution to the bicycle theft problem.
  • 1938 - Schwinn introduces the "Fore-wheel" brake, "Cantilever Frame" and the "Spring Fork." This style is the predecessor to today's off-road bicycles.
  • 1943 - In World War II, Schwinn produces military items, including top-secret electrical devices, shells, ammunition, plane parts and numerous other war-related items. Schwinn receives the Army and Navy "E" award for Excellence.
  • 1949 - The Schwinn Black Phantom is introduced as the top of the line and a classic in the making.
  • 1963 - Schwinn introduces the Sting-Ray, with high-rise handlebars, banana seat, stick shift and racing slick tires.
  • 1965 - Not just bikes anymore. Seeing the trend towards fitness, Schwinn introduces the first in-home workout machines - Deluxe Exerciser exercise bikes.
  • 1967 - January 1, 1967, Arnold, Schwinn & Company becomes the "Schwinn Bicycle Company."
  • 1978 - The Airdyne stationary bike was introduced.
  • 1995 - Schwinn partners with fitness guru Johnny Goldberg (Johnny G) to develop the Johnny G Spinner bike. Schwinn also offers its expertise in developing a worldwide network of Spinning instructors, facilities and distributors.
  • 1998 - A significant year for Schwinn -- Re-introduces Sting-Ray and Krate bicycles: acquires Hebb Industries, a leading manufacturer of treadmills; and joins forces with GT bicycles to form the Schwinn/GT Corporation. Schwinn also introduces the Fitness Advisor system, an interactive data assessment network for health clubs.
  • 2001 - Pacific Cycle, Inc buys the Schwinn and GT brands for outdoor recreation products, and Direct Focus, Inc. a leading marketing company for fitness and healthy lifestyle products, acquire the assets of Schwinn/GT's fitness equipment division. Relationship with Mad Dog/Spinning ends, and Schwinn re-launches its Indoor Cycling bikes the Pro and Elite.
  • 2002 - Direct Focus, Inc. changes its corporate name to The Nautilus Group, Inc., and launches new Evolution line of Indoor Cycling bikes.
  • 2003 - Schwinn Fitness steps up efforts in the sporting goods and department store sales channels by launching the 101 and 103 Upright bikes, and the 201 and 203 Recumbent bikes.
  • 2004 - New equipment models that eventually win kudos from several consumer ratings organizations include the 112 and 113 Upright bikes, the 212 and 213 Recumbent bikes, as well as the 418 and 439 elliptical machines.
  • 2006 - Innovation again takes hold with the year-end launches of the smaller-footprint 430 Elliptical machine, and the step-through 231 Recumbent bike. Early consumer feedback has been terrific, with more to come.

Schwinn Products

  • Schwinn 140 Upright Bike
  • Schwinn 120 Upright Bike
  • Schwinn 150 Upright Bike
  • Schwinn A10 Upright Bike
  • Schwinn Ic2 Indoor Cycling Bike
  • Schwinn Airdyne Exercise Bike
  • Schwinn Airdyne Evolution Comp
  • Schwinn Airdyne Ad2
  • Schwinn 240 Recumbent Bike
  • Schwinn 220 Recumbent Bike
  • Schwinn 250 Recumbent Bike
  • Schwinn A20 Recumbent Bike
  • Schwinn 450 Elliptical
  • Schwinn 460 Variable Stride Elliptical
  • Schwinn 431 Elliptical
  • Schwinn 420 Elliptical
  • Schwinn A40 Elliptical
  • Schwinn 860 Treadmill
  • Schwinn 840 Treadmill

Schwinn Product Support

  • Product Manuals
  • Product Registration
  • Warranty FAQ

Schwinn Contact Address

(800) 605-3369


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