Stamina 1350 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike Review
For the recumbent bike enthusiast who is looking for an affordable bike, the Stamina 1350 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is a great choice. It offers all the basic functions and at a much lower price. For a recumbent bike at its price range, the Stamina 1350 Recumbent Bike is definitely a winner.
1-year warranty on frame, 90 days on parts
50 x 24 x 33.5 inches (LxWxH)
Comfortable seat, Easy storage, Oversized pedals, Leveling stabilizer cap,Walk through design.
Stamina 1350 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike Features:
Other than the affordable price tag, the Stamina 1350 Recumbent Bike is loaded with some amazing features to enhance user comfort and efficiency making it one of the best recumbent bikes in this category. These features include:
It is Adjustable:
One of the most important features to look for in a recumbent bike is the range of heights it can accommodate. It would be a disappointment if you bought a recumbent bike that is not adjustable, only to realize that it limits your comfort during a workout.
The bike has a back area that can be moved back or forth to achieve a range of height coverage. Although the company does not specify the range of heights that the recumbent bike can accommodate, it is most suitable for heights between 5 ft and 6 ft. A user who is outside that height range might find using the bike a little bit straining.
Stability and Sturdiness:
Nobody wants to workout on a wobbly recumbent bike. A bike that is unstable is more likely to cause strain or even injury than the intended workout results. A sturdy build is, therefore, another major feature to consider.
The Stamina 1350 Recumbent Bike is a sturdily built, stable bike. Although it is a light machine as compared to others in its category, the bike has a strong steel structure and stabilizer bars which are designed to prevent wobbling throughout the workout session.
If the floor is slightly uneven, the rear stabilizer bar has adjustable caps that can be turned up or down to match with the unevenness, thus providing stability.
Different Resistance Levels:
Every workout enthusiast who works a recumbent bike knows the importance of different resistance levels during a workout. These varying levels help tone your body gradually, building on endurance and strength.
To effectively cater for this need, the Stamina 1350 Magnetic Recumbent Bike has a range of resistance levels. These levels are manually adjusted using a knob on the front support pole. just beneath the console.
The Stamina 1350 bike is praised for its quiet operation. You do not have to turn up the music player or TV as you workout. The flywheels are designed in such a way that even during resistance level adjustments; the magnets do not get into direct contact with them. They are thus able to run quietly and smoothly with minimal wear and no noise.
The bike is fitted with a weighted flywheel and drive belt that is moved by pedaling. It is important to note that with this type of drive system, the recumbent bike delivers consistent and steady motion. It also helps avoid strain and unnecessary injuries, as well as reducing the need for regular maintenance.
Another element of the drive system that I found interesting is the oversize pedals. These are weighted, textured and will not slip, thus giving you a smooth pedaling experience. The Recumbent Bike can also be pedaled in reverse and also the resistance levels adjusted.
The fixed seat design is not a favorite for everyone. However, the Stamina 1350 Recumbent Bike seat is moderately comfortable, with a fixed, angled backrest and a deep saddle. The backrest provides excellent back support while the saddle offers even weight distribution thus eliminating the risk of soreness.
The Recumbent Bike comes with only one set of handlebars fitted to the seat. These help the user evenly distribute weight during the workout. They are padded so you won't have to worry about blisters or sweaty palms as you workout.
The Recumbent Bike is fitted with a console that displays time, speed, distance, and calories burned. It is easy to use, and it is turned on by pedaling. It automatically turns off after five minutes of inactivity, saving the power on the 2 PA size batteries.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q: Does the bike have pre-set work out programs?
A: No. But you can use the console to keep track of calories burned, distance pedaled, time taken and speed.
Q: How heavy is this machine?
A: It is lightweight, I would estimate it to be around 50 pounds.
Q: Am I supposed to assemble it myself?
A: Yes. It is an easy process, and there is a manual to help you along.
For a user who is just interested in basic recumbent bike workouts, the Stamina 1350 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is an affordable yet efficient choice. It is low maintenance and easy to use, and will give satisfactory results.