For nearly 20 years, Schwinn chain drive bikes have led the indoor cycling industry. Even as other companies began to use belt drives, we stayed true to our technology for one simple reason: belt drives felt nothing like riding an outdoor bike. Today, all of that is changing.
There is a revolutionary new belt drive taking the outdoor bike community by storm, and we’ve adapted it and brought it indoors on the A.C. Performance Plus. This next generation system delivers guaranteed durability and virtually zero maintenance, without sacrificing the Schwinn authentic cycling feel that riders know and love.
Several years ago, a company named Gates introduced a concept never before seen on outdoor bikes – a belt drive that performed like a chain. Their innovative system – called Carbon Drive™ – features a carbon fiber reinforced belt with teeth for maximum durability and true bike performance. Over time, this has transitioned from a novelty system to a mainstream solution used on hundreds of outdoor bike models today.
Over the past year, we have worked with Gates to adapt this revolutionary technology to our A.C. Performance Plus bike. The result is a new belt-based drive system that combines the maintenance-free durability and performance of a belt with the authentic-ride feel of a chain. We call it Carbon Blue™ – those who ride it call it “incredible.”
Optional Upgrade: MPower™ Echelon Console
- MPower™ Echelon Console Compatible: Yes
- Drive System: Belt Drive Using Carbon Blue Technology
- Seat Slider, Handlebars & Hardware Material: Aluminum
- Frame Finish: Aluminum
- Frame Color: Pearl White
- User Compatible Size Range: 4'11" to 6'8"
- User Weight Capacity: 350 lbs (159 kg)
- Product Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
- Product Dimensions: 50" L x 21" W x 51" H