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Recumbent exercise bike reviews 2016

Updated on November 19, 2015

Many people choose to use home exercise equipment because they lead very busy lives and it's the only way they can get the workout they need. Others like to watch TV, read or listen to music, in the privacy of their home, while they workout.

Many folks prefer home exercise equipment to joining the gym because in the long run it's cheaper and you are more likely to work out, if you can do it right there at home.

In my opinion the recumbent bikes give you a more comfortable cardio workout than the upright ones.

In this article, recumbent exercise bike reviews, we have written a short reviews of the current best selling home recumbent exercise bikes.

Best recumbent exercise bike
Best recumbent exercise bike

Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike

In my opinion the new Schwinn 240 is the best recumbent exercise bike on the market.

What makes the Schwinn 240 the best?

  • It has good brand name recognition. Schwinn has been a successful bicycle and exercise bike maker for a good long while.
  • It has a good color interface. The control panel has a high number of resistance settings(16). It can remember a users details between workouts. It has a lot of different workouts and you can create your own and save them.
  • It has a water bottle holder.
  • There warranty: 5 years on the frame, 1 year on parts and electronics, 3 months on parts and 3 months on labor.
  • It has a book holder. I like to read while I workout.
  • The bike can monitor your heart rate while you exercise

What I don't like about the bike:

  • It's not easy to put together. (Go online for better information than you can get from the manual)
  • I don't like the magazine basket under the seat.
  • It's pricey. If the price is to steep get the 230. It's very similar and it will cost you $100 less.


In short the Schwinn 240 is the closest thing you are going to find to a top of the line gym exercise bike.

Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike

Want to have a set of toned muscles and also washboard abs? Try the Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Bike.

This recumbent exercise bike is suitable for low impact cardiovascular workouts. You can use this bike to tone your hips, thighs and also buttocks in a comfortable way. This bike has a sturdy steel frame and foam padded grips which provide safety and comfort to the users.

Because the bike folds up very compactly. I would recommend it for people who live in an apartment or just has very little storage space.

The multipurpose LCD Monitor could track time, speed, distance and calories burned. Unlike other exercise machines which do not provide much flexibility, this recumbent bike is flexible and can be easily adjusted according to users’ sizes and heights.

The seats are cushioned and can provide protection for your body and maintain good posture.
In short, this is highly recommended for those who prefer to exercise at home.

Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle

This bike has a compact design and is easy to use. Unlike the typical work out machines which do not provide much flexibility, this exercise bike has great flexibility as it can accommodate various body types and sizes.

This machine has an adjustable tension tightening knob to help you match the workout to your fitness level. You can also easily track your workout progress as the large console display, stores information on your speed, distance, time and calories burned.

This machine also has pedals with adjustable foot straps and can be easily moved within the house.

This will definitely make your work out session a more enjoyable one.

Stamina 7250 Magnetic Fusion Recumbent Exercise Bike

This machine has 10 preset fitness and heart rate programs for your workout purposes. You can also track your heart rate by just holding the handrails that have built-in pulse sensors. You can also easily track your workout progress as the large console display, stores information on your speed, distance, time, and calories burned.

However, this bike does not come in the complete set as it requires some assembly .There is a 5 year warranty on frame and 90 days on parts.

Sunny Exercise Magnetic Recumbent Fitness Bike

You may have seen this bike advertised on TV recently.

It uses an interesting magnetic configuration to control how hard you need to pedal. This makes the ride smoother and makes it very quiet.

It does not torture your body unlike certain exercise bikes or treadmills.

This exercise bike can be used indoor as it has a quiet and smooth operation.

In addition to that, this exercise bike allows you to do high quality workouts without having to spend a large sum of money at gyms or buying a treadmill.

The bike can hold a maximum user weight of 220 ibs. It is made of durable material to ensure that you can use it for years to come.

This heavy duty exercise bike is fun and easy to use.

Through this article, I hope you have gained further insight and be able to choose the most suitable recumbent exercise bike for your need and convenience.

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