Phoenix is quickly becoming one of the most popular names in exercise equipment and with the Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike it isn’t hard to tell why. This bike features a sturdy, stylish frame that can support up to 250 lbs yet is still compact measuring 38 inches high and 58 inches wide. The frame can also be adjusted to accommodate users of different heights and requires only limited assembly.
This bike also comes equipped with a monitor that displays how much time you have spend on the bike, the speed you are traveling, the distance you have traveled, and the calories you have burned in your session. There are eight levels of resistance which can be easily selected using the adjustment dial.
Recumbent exercise bikes are perfect for anyone looking to take advantage of the fitness benefits offered by an exercise bike but aren’t able to use upright models. Recumbent bikes are also great for people that find traditional upright bikes awkward or uncomfortable to use. This exercise bike is one of the most affordable options on the market while still offering many of the benefits offered by more expensive models.
This bike is also a great idea for use in an apartment or a smaller house that doesn’t offer much room for exercise equipment. Since the model is so compact and lightweight it can easily fit into any room you would want to put it in. It also offers the additional benefit of quiet operation which makes it ideal for a home with more than one occupant or an apartment building as you will not disturb those around you while you work out.
What We Like
This model offers many benefits to anyone who chooses to purchase it. Its compact size means it will fit just about anywhere you choose to put it and its step through frame makes it easy to mount and dismount the bike. The display presents you with all of the information you need to track the progress of your workout session. You can also easily adjust the level of resistance to match your level of fitness and as you get it shape, you can increase the resistance more.
It is also small enough to be moved from room to room without much difficulty should you decide you would rather workout somewhere other than where you initially assembled the bike. This model is also easy to assemble which means it is no trouble to have the bike up and running right away. Most users are able to assemble the bike following the instructions in less than an hour.
We We Don’t Like
The most common disadvantage reported by those who have purchased this recumbent bike is that the seat becomes extremely uncomfortable after extended use. Many users choose to purchase gel seats which are relatively inexpensive and far more comfortable. Even with the additional cost of the gel seat, this bike is still a cost effective option.
This bike is one of the best options for someone looking for a high quality recumbent exercise bike at a reasonable price. It offers many features many of the other bikes in its price range don’t offer.