If you use a Schwinn IC4 (US), Schwinn IC8 (UK), or Bowflex C6 bike to take Peloton classes through the Peloton digital app, you know the struggle of trying to figure out which Schwinn gear to use to match the Peloton resistance that the instructors call out. This plate conveniently sticks to your Schwinn bike with command strips, which use a Velcro-like surface that allows you to easily remove, swap, or replace the plates.
The plate was designed to sit on the media stand just below your tablet, so you can easily reference it mid-ride. No more losing your all-important sticky note mid-ride, or trying to do mental math while sweating it out. Build the perfect plate for your bike using our color menu options. The Schwinn IC4 (sold in the US), Schwinn IC8 (sold in Europe), and Bowflex C6 are identical bikes but are sold by both brands under different names.
A note on resistance conversions and calibrations: The calibration of these bikes appears to be a bit less consistent that some other bikes on the market, with a wider range of difficulty considered “correct” by the manufacturer. Our original, and most popular, conversion table was obtained by a Schwinn IC4 rider who attached power pedals to his bike and wrote down his output at varying resistance levels at a set cadence. These output numbers were then compared to the available calibration tables for the Peloton bikes, to determine what IC4/IC8/C6 gear generates the same wattage output as the various Peloton resistance levels.
For an incredibly detailed explanation of how we determined the corresponding numbers, check out our blog post here.