The price point that the Schwinn A40 elliptical is in you will not find a long-lasting elliptical. But Schwinn is behind their product with one of the best warranties at this price point, which leads us to believe that Schwinn invested in some parts that compose the A40 elliptical. We would not recommend this bike to a heavy user but should farewell for a light user. Just keep in mind if you are only spending $400 on an elliptical it will probably only last two years.
The Schwinn A40 is the proverbial turd of the elliptical market. If you want a Schwinn buy a 430 or 470 but we would recommend that you buy something from Horizon, Proform or NordicTrack.
The Schwinn elliptical for the price is backed with a fair warranty. The warranty is three years for the frame, one year for mechanical and electrical, and 60 days of labor. The price of the A40 is the lowest in the price category. As for the features that are just average, Schwinn did not offer up the weight of their flywheel for this front drive elliptical. The overall build is also simply average for this price point. We also want to note that if you haven’t owned an elliptical before, you need to be sure to pay attention to the footprint. Sure, the A40 only needs about 69 inches of floor space, but keep in mind you need an additional ten inches to include the stride on both sides. That means the Schwinn A40 will need about 89 inches or nine feet of floor space in your home gym.
Schwinn leaves the rider of this elliptical yearning for more with only seven preprogrammed workouts. Seven preprogrammed workouts is the lowest number of workouts of the bikes reviewed at this price point. If that wasn’t enough Schwinn only included 8 levels of resistance which is the lowest out of our top four.
|Number of Programs||7|
|Drive System Type||N/A|
|Foot Print||59 x 23 x 64|
|Weight Capacity||275 lbs|
|Unit Weight||90.4 lbs|
|Warranty||3 years Frame, 1 year mechanical and electronics, and 60 Days Labor|
In the past we have not been thrilled with Schwinn’s build for the A40, because it has not proven to be durable. But did recognize that Schwinn is a good company and did not over charge for the A40. Accordingly, the Schwinn A40 won our 2015 Best Buy Runner up award for the $399 and up category, but it has not made out list since.
The A40 is a good choice for someone looking for a cost-effective bike with a good warranty. The best fit for this elliptical is a beginner or someone who is going to use an elliptical once a week to get the maximum life out of this piece of equipment. So, The Schwinn A40 is our second-place winner for the 2021 Best Buy Award for the $399 and under price range.