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Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Phoenix 99608Phoenix 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.

Introduction

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.

Conclusion

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.

Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Stamina 15-0200If you’re on the market for a low-impact cardiovascular workout and don’t really care to empty your bank account to get one, the Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Exercise Bike’s an excellent decision. Other than folding for easy storage and moveableity, this bike has an adjustable cushioned seat and a backrest that cradles you in a semi-reclined position, it has a multifunction LCD display which tracks your workout, and offers an adjustable resistance system that lets you easily moderate the intensity of your workout.

The bike’s stable steel frame measures a compact 47 inches long, 25 inches wide, and 43 inches high, has foam grips, slip-resistant foot-peddles, and a quiet motor.

Introduction

It could be said that this bike is labeled a featherweight, coming in at only a mere 52 pounds, but that isn’t to say it throws any punches when it comes to the benefits it has to offer. With the ability to adjust resistance and the on-board LCD display, it’s capable of giving an effective, invigorating workout to all: from beginners, right up threw to the more serious.

In addition to that, with its being only one of a few pieces of exercise equipment to allow reading a book or watching TV while you workout, its fold-down feature and quiet motor, and its ability to give a great low-impact cardiovascular workout without a big price-tag attached, make this perfect solution to apartment or small home living.

recumbent exercise bikeWhat We Like

The simple fact that extra space in your home may at a premium generally doesn’t negate the reality that accessibility to quality equipment is crucial in executing a long-term fitness routine. Although all the Stamina line of exercise bikes tone your hips, thighs, and buttocks while giving you an excellent low-impact cardiovascular workout, the ability to collapse it for easy transportation and storage is doubtlessly one of its most beneficial features. And with this bike, set up and take down is a breeze.

Aside from its fold-down design, this bike also features smooth quiet motor which makes it practical for reading or TV. It also features a multifunction LCD monitor that allows you to track and control every aspect of your workout.

What We Don’t Like

Oddly enough, the absolute convenience of its compact size could actually be considered one of its greatest limitations, as well. If you are in the ballpark of around 250 pounds, or heaver, the bike’s light foldable construction, although capable of handling its suggested weight, will make some objective groan and grunts. Likewise, if you are more than 5’9”, or so, you will probably find this bike a little confining. A pillow on the seat will compensate, somewhat, for people who are a little on the taller side, though.

Conclusion

This recumbent exercise bike is both comfortable and affordable. It is well constructed, quite, and takes up very little room. For health or for those who simply shed a few pounds but don’t have the space to dedicate solely to a piece of exercise equipment, this recumbent is an excellent purchase.