10 Best Recumbent Exercise Bikes
Recumbent exercise bikes are becoming more popular, as they are much more comfortable and supportive in comparison to traditional upright bikes. Here we look at ten different recumbent exercise bikes that are on the market today.
Our favorite exercise bike ended up being the Stamina Elite Total Body Recumbent Bike from Stamina Products.
This recumbent exercise bike is suitable for different environments, including therapy clinics, gyms and fitness studios, homes and apartments.
The beauty with this exercise bike is that it is adjustable, which means that it can be changed to suit your level of comfort and needs. The seat can be moved either backwards or forwards, and the back rest is also adjustable. For added comfort, this bike also has ergonomically designed pedals which ensure that joints are aligned to their correct posture while working out. This reduces the pressure in your feet and knees.
This exercise bike is great for monitoring your workouts and progress. It has pulse heart grips on the handles, as well as a number of different programs to suit the type of workout you prefer. To make things even better, it is MP3 compatible and has holders for your water bottle so everything is in the one place.
This recumbent bike offers effective workouts for people who are either beginners at exercising, or are really looking for a challenge.
This bike has many therapeutic benefits too, and is suitable for people who are suffering from arthritis or other chronic pain and injuries. It is also suitable for women who are pregnant. Essentially, this is a great bike for anyone who has difficulty doing exercise in an uptight position. As this exercise bike can be adjusted, it is easy to ensure that you are comfortable in your workout.
Also by adjusting the positions of this bike, you can create a more tailored workout for your needs, while listening to your music through the speakers, or by connected a headset through the headphone jack. All of the information for your workout is displayed on the LCD display, which is large and clear, so you don’t need to strain your eyes.
This bike is great if you want to be able to change the intensity of your exercise, mid-workout as it has 20 different resistance settings, as well as a magnetic (and quiet) braking system. This allows you to get the most out of your workouts. It is a good choice for comfort, as the adjustable seat comes with an added lumbar support.
The AFG 4.0 AR exercise bike is especially good as it minimises impact and stress on joints, particularly knees and ankles as it has FreeSPIN technology. What this does is that is allows you to coast after you stop pedalling, which is much better for your body as you do not come to a jarring stop.
It has many other features, including a side console which allows you to still see what is going on around you clearly, 10 exercise programs that have been present into the machine, heart rate monitors and many more.
The Nautilus R514c has a biomechanically correct design with allows you to exercise for longer and to push yourself further. It is equipped with 20 different exercise programs to suit your needs and add variety to your workouts. For a smooth workout, EBC (Eddy Current Brake) system which is electronically controlled has been added.
For added comfort, this bike comes with a fan and an adjustable seat. This console can also be adjusted, which is a bonus, as many other bikes don’t have this feature, which may make seeing what is around you, or seeing the console difficult and uncomfortable.
If you have a lot of accessories, then this is the bike for you, as it comes with a handy little basket below the seat to store your belongings, as well as having a holder for you drink.
The Life Fitness R1 Go exercise bike is a comfortable bike to use as it is equipped with a back pad to ensure comfort. This bike is also a good choice if you are concerned about your electricity bills. It has an energy saver mode, which means that the machine turns off if it hasn’t been used in five minutes. The Energy Saver button quickly turns the bike back on from sleep mode at a touch. You may want to move from different positions when exercising, and this bike allows you to do just that by having both side and front handlebars. On the side handlebars, there are heart rate hand sensors, and the console displays your heart rate along with other useful information about your workouts.
Precor is best known for his high quality and durability. This model can be found around the world in many fitness centres, as it is such a strong competitor, and it can withstand the most rigorous workouts.
This bike has 25 resistance levels and six workout programs, so finding the best workout for you has never been easier. The way that this bike has been designed to distribute weight evenly takes pressure off sensitive areas of the body. Just like other bikes mentioned, this one has sensors in the handlebars to monitor heart rates, but it goes further than this by adding the ability to enter your age and weight, and the bike will then give you tailored information about your workout.
This allows you to understand you work out more, and you can ensure that you are exercising efficiently. It is a comfortable bike to use as it is adjustable to suit your body, as well as having a good quality suspension system and comfortable pedals.
This recumbent bike is equipped with 29 different exercise programs, as well as four user settings. You are also able to track your goals the dual track two LCD windows. It also has 25 different levels of resistance, and with all of these features, you can see that it is very easy to customise your workout to what suits you.
This machine is quite stable, as it has an oversized crossbar, as well as a centred frame and integrated levellers. The high speed flywheel ensures that you have a quiet and smooth workout. If you enjoy listening to music or using devices such as smartphones, tablets or MP3 players, you will be pleased with the UBS port to ensure that your battery doesn’t get drained while you are exercising.
By minimising stress on joints and being ergonomically designed, this bike is perfect for those who are looking for comfort, or are using it for therapeutic reasons. The pedals are slanted to insure maximal comfort on ankles and legs, and the padded seat and backrest minimise pressure on the body. This bike has a number of different programs, and the ability to monitor your heart rate and progress. You can monitor your heart rate by using with the pulse grips on the handle bars, or by using the chest strap that is included. The pedals are oversized, which are easier on the feet, and have ECB resistance to minimise impact when stopping. For added comfort, it is MP3 compatible, and has water holders and a fan.
As this bike has a semi-reclined position, it is perfect for workouts to work the hips, thighs and buttocks. This machine is also good for upper body workouts, as you are able to push and pull using the rotating handlebars.
By having silent, magnetic resistance, the bike offers less impact on joints when doing aerobic and cardiovascular workouts. With eight intensity levels that can be changed without having to stop exercising, this bike is a great choice to challenge yourself while working out.
It has a sturdy frame and is made from high quality products, which ensures a safe environment for exercising. The flywheel and seat are both adjustable, and you are also able to monitor your heart rate with this bike.
The Livestrong LS6.0R has a mesh seat which promotes support to the lumbar region while keeping you cool at the same time and it is easily accessible as it has step through frames. There are 11 preprogramed workouts, with 20 different resistance settings, which allow you to change up your workouts and challenge yourself.
The Livetrack Interactive Technology allows you to keep track of your workouts and progress, which you can even save to a USB device and transfer to your computer. The LCD display makes it quick and easy to read your feedback from your workout. You can listen to your music too through the speaker system and monitor your heart rate thought the grips on the handlebars.
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