PROGEAR 555LXT Magnetic Tension Recumbent Bike Review
We all have our preferences when it comes to choosing a recumbent bike model. It would not be fair if I did a full article reviewing bikes without looking at one or two for the beginner level. The PROGEAR 555LXT Magnetic Tension Recumbent Bike is a fairly basic bike, with a price tag that is also not too extravagant. However, it comes with features that allow the user to meet their goals. Some of these features include:
14 Magnetic Tension Levels
3 Goal Workout Settings, Water Bottle Holder, Large cushioned Seat
PROGEAR 555LXT Magnetic Tension Recumbent Bike Features:
Sturdy Steel Frame:
The PROD AR 555LXT Magnetic Tension Recumbent Bike is a sturdy machine, made to last through continuous use. The steel frame also enhances stability during workouts. It is Adjustable.The adjustable seat makes it possible for the user to enjoy maximum comfort during workouts.
Workout Goal Settings:
The PROGEAR Recumbent Bike comes with a 3 goal work out settings feature. The distance covered, time taken and calories burned are all essential pointers to any workout progress achieved, and the recumbent bike caters for all the three.
Manual Resistance Drive:
Every workout enthusiast wants to increase endurance by adding the exercise difficulty levels gradually. To cater for this, the PROGEAR Recumbent Bike features a manual, 14 level magnetic resistance knob that the user can gradually adjust as required.
Seat and 1-Handlebars:
The seat is a comfortable, basic level design. The handlebars are also pretty basic and are fixed with no allowance for adjustment. The seat is well cushioned, with the backrest and saddle fully adjustable to cater for different heights. The upright backrest offers excellent support to the lower back while the saddle is wide and well cushioned to distribute weight evenly and avoid sore spots.
Fitness Computer Display Unit:
The PROGEAR Magnetic Tension Recumbent Bike also features a fitness computer display panel, a very useful feature for the user who needs to monitor the exercise progress. The unit tracks the distance covered, calories burned and speed and time. Since the unit is powered by three MA size batteries, the PROGEAR Recumbent Bike can be used without direct connection to a power supply.
Best Thing About this Recumbent Bike:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q: Does the product allow backward pedaling tension?
A: Yes. It is one of the best features and also very good for rehab. And the tracking is the same as for forwarding tension!
Q: Does the bike ship assemble?
A: No. It is however easy to assemble, and it comes with a user manual that makes the process very simple.
Q: I weigh over 300 pounds. Will I be comfortable using the bike?
A: With a weight capacity of 250 pounds, the bike can handle up to 300 pounds on the higher side. Above that, I am not sure!
For the home workout enthusiast working on a budget, the PROGEAR 555LXT Magnetic Tension Recumbent Bike could be exactly what you are looking for. It combines all the basic functions of a recumbent bike within a workable budget and does not compromise on a lot of things. I would conclude by saying that for the workout enthusiast who is not too deep into finesse, this bike is worth looking at.