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14 Best Recumbent Exercise Bikes in 2024

Reviewed by: Oleksiy Torokhtiy (21 years of Oly Lifting experience)

Today’s topic is all about the best recumbent exercise bike. I have amazing ones that are sure to complement any home gym.

When you walk into a gym, you’re probably going to see a plethora of treadmills. Then, you’ll surely also see a bunch of regular stationary exercise bikes. And a lot of them are bound to be occupied, as well.

If you are not all that familiar with gym equipment and you didn’t try out more than a few machines, you’d probably hop on a regular exercise bike sooner than on a recumbent one. It is not necessarily a mistake, but a recumbent exercise bike has a lot to offer.

Sure, it looks a bit weird. And it also doesn’t look like it provides a super effective workout because you’re almost reclining in it. But don’t judge it by its looks because a seated exercise bike has so much benefits (which we will get to later).

Hop on and let’s see some recumbent exercise bike reviews, what it is about recumbent exercise bikes that makes them so cool, and which ten are currently the best ones out there.

Our team of certified personal trainers and professional athletes has tested 23 recumbent bikes and only 14 of them made it to this list. We have dedicated a total of 414 hours to testing most of them, and we’ve based our evaluations on 7 most important factors. To complement this, we have also examined hundreds of online user reviews. Share your experiences in the comments section because our list is updated all the time!

women exercises on recumbent bikes

Top 14 Best Recumbent Exercise Bikes Reviewed

  1. NordicTrack Commercial R35 – Top Pick
  2. Sunny Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike – Best Lightweight Recumbent Bike
  3. Sunny Magnetic Folding Recumbent Bike – Best Folding
  4. Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike – Budget Pick
  5. Stamina Wonder Exercise Bike – Budget Folding
  6. Sunny Performance Interactive Recumbent Bike – Best With Moveable Handles
  7. 3G Cardio Elite RB Exercise Bike – Premium Pick
  8. Schwinn Fitness 290 Recumbent Bike – Best Interactive For Its Value
  9. Circuit Fitness Recumbent Magnetic Exercise Bike – Recumbent Bike With Small Footprint
  10. SOLE R92 2020 Recumbent Bike – With Big LCD Display
  11. Ironman Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike – Best Lightweight Folding Recumbent Bike
  12. Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Exercise Bike/Rower – Recumbent Bike + Rower
  13. KURONO Stationary Exercise Bike – 4-In-1 Foldable Recumbent Bike
  14. Evo-Fit Recumbent Bike
ProductTotalAdjustabilityDurabilityComfortDrive SystemAssemblyPortabilityPrice/Quality
NordicTrack68.5101010109.5910
Sunny Magnetic Recumbent6799.59.59101010
Sunny Magnetic Folding65.58.599.599.51010
Marcy658.59999.51010
Stamina Wonde64999981010
Sunny Performance63.598.5991099
3G Cardio62.598.599999
Schwinn629.58.599989
Circuit6299.599898.5
SOLE61.58.5998.5998.5
Ironman618988.58.5109
Stamina Conversion6010898889
Kurono59.58.588.58998.5
Evo-Fit598898998

1. NordicTrack Commercial R35 – Top Pick

nordictrack commercial bike sample

This bike is a league of its own. I honestly wouldn’t expect anything less from NordicTrack, but they still managed to surprise me. 

  • Dimensions: 68.22″ L x 23.69″ W x 53.42″ H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): Max 53.42’’
  • Display: HD Touchscreen
  • Built-in programs: Available with iFit
  • Resistance levels: 26
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 192 lbs. (package weight)
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity:350 lbs.
  • Special Features: Speed Monitor, Foldable, Adjustable Seat
  • Warranty: 10-year frame warranty, 2-year parts warranty, and 1-year labor warranty
  • Package (What’s Included): Machine, 30 days free iFit membership

This one’s definitely at the top of the pack, the apex in the recumbent food chain and whatever else you can think of. 

The interactive touchscreen, smooth adjustments, iFit workouts, everything about it feels high-end. And it’s especially good for beginners. Sure, you’ll have to pay for it after your free trial, but the value you get for the membership is absolutely fantastic. It adds a crazy amount of variety to your workouts and the iFit trainers can actually adjust the resistance on your bike in real time. Technology has come pretty far, right?

The pedals are wide and comfortable, and the straps keep your feet comfy and secure. The seat is also oversized and provides exceptional lumbar support.

This is premium in every sense of the word, which unfortunately includes the price. I will say: the value for the money is superb, but…

That price is sure to take a hit on your wallet. Hard. Still, gym equipment is always an investment, and if you want a high-end machine that will last for a long time, this is it.

68.5 EXPERT SCORE

The interactive touchscreen, smooth adjustments, iFit workouts, everything about it feels high-end. And it’s especially good for beginners


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Premium feel
  • 30-day free iFit trial
  • Wide pedals
  • v

Could be better:

  • Most expensive recumbent bike on this list
  • Heavy
  • Required Subscription for iFit (if you want to get the full experience)

2. Sunny Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike – Best Lightweight Recumbent Bike

sunny magnetic exercise bike sample

For anyone who wants a super lightweight bike, Sunny has your back. This bike is not only lightweight and easy to put together but also highly functional.

  • Dimensions: 56.3’’L x 26.3’’W x 42.9’’H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): 30.7’’-40.2’’
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): Forward/back, 30.7’’-40.2’’
  • Display: Digital
  • Resistance levels: 8
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 59 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Special Features: Pulse sensor, self-leveling pedals
  • Warranty: 3-year structural frame, 180 days for other parts and components
  • Package (What’s Included): Recumbent bike, two pieces of tools for the assembly

The bike’s adjustable seat allows you to move both forward and backward without having to dismount, which means that anyone can find a comfortable position regardless of their size, and the self-leveling pedals with adjustable straps make it easy to secure your feet.

The bike has 8 levels of resistance, which is not a crazy high amount, but for the price and for how lightweight it is, it’s okay. You can easily adjust the tension with an adjustment knob and make your workouts as intense as you want them to be.

Although the monitor is small, it shows all the information you need: time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. There’s also an odometer to track your progress and built-in pulse grip sensors on the handles to monitor your heart rate. Of course, we can’t forget about the device holder, so you can stay entertained while you exercise because you’ll be comfortable enough to do that. The wide cushioned seat is very nice and the seat adjuster allows you to fine-tune your seating position with a flick of a handle.

Overall, it is a great bike that has a lot of features that make it both comfortable and effective, and it comes at a great price.

67 EXPERT SCORE

This bike is not only lightweight and easy to put together but also highly functional. It has 8 levels of resistance, which is not a crazy high amount, but for the price and for how lightweight it is, it’s okay.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Comfortable, padded seat
  • Built-in pulse sensors to monitor heart rate and workout intensity
  • Lightweight

Could be better:

  • Small display
  • Has trouble remaining completely stable while in use

3. Sunny Magnetic Folding Recumbent Bike – Best Folding Bike

sunny magnetic recumbent bike sample

This little bike can best be described as just cute. Doesn’t it look like something you would find at Barbie’s Dream House? It’s another bike from Sunny that made it to the list, and this has so much to offer. Also… it’s pink!

  • Dimensions: 32L X 18.5W X 46H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): 31’’-33’’
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): up/down
  • Display: Digital
  • Resistance levels: 8
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 37 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
  • Special Features: Self-leveling pedals
  • Warranty: 3 Year Structural Frame, 180 Days Other Parts And Components
  • Package (What’s Included): Machine

This bike is not just plain pretty but there’s also no space it won’t fit in. It is such a compact bike that you can use it anywhere in your house. It’s like Sunny wanted to pack everything possible in the most compact bike ever. After you’re done with your workout, just fold it up and roll it to the nearest closet. And believe it or not, it will fit in your closet just fine.

When you take its overall size into account, the size of the seat and backrest is substantial. You can work out for a long time and your back is going to be comfortable and supported. The seat is adjustable, and the handlebars and adjustable pedals add even more to the comfort.

The performance monitor shows your progress and helps you stay motivated. You can see everything you would want on it: distance, speed, time, calories burned… No metrics missed here!

The 8 adjustable levels of resistance are great, but it would be great to see more of them. Compared to 20+ levels some bikes offer, 8 seems like not enough. Nevertheless, this bike is so cute and compact that it won’t be hard to look past the low number of resistance levels.

65.5 EXPERT SCORE

This bike is not just plain pretty but there’s also no space it won’t fit in. It is such a compact bike that you can use it anywhere in your house. It’s like Sunny wanted to pack everything possible in the most compact bike ever.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Super compact and foldable
  • Easy to store away
  • Performance monitor with essential metrics

Could be better:

  • Only 8 resistance levels
  • The pedals are flimsy

4. Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike – Budget Pick

marcy recumbent bike sample

My budget pick proves you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to get a good quality machine! Marcy made a compact, affordable recumbent bike that will last you a long time and provide a great workout.

  • Dimensions: 25"D x 58"W x 38"H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): 27’’-36’’
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): 27’’-36’’
  • Display: LCD
  • Resistance levels: 8
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 53 lbs.
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Special Features: Weighted pedals
  • Warranty: 2 year limited manufacturer
  • Package (What’s Included): Warranty card, user manual, machine

The LCD screen will give you all the information on your workout, but if you want to listen to some music from your phone or tablet while you work out – you won’t be able to. There’s no device holder, but the bike is so silent, you can just turn your TV on and play some music, watch Netflix, or whatever it is that entertains you. 

marcy exercise bike in room
photo by @doriswhatley

he counterbalanced pedals have straps for security and the seat is nicely padded. You’ll be able to work out for quite a while and you’ll get bored of it sooner than you’ll get uncomfortable. Usually with affordable machines, you’ll notice that features like padding, straps, handlebars, etc. are where the manufacturer decided to save some money. Not with this one, though. Everything is really nice on this one.

Your workouts will be surprisingly efficient for such a compact bike. You can burn some serious calories with it without it taking up half of your room. And all of this for such a great price. Good job, Marcy!

65 EXPERT SCORE

The LCD screen will give you all the information on your workout, but if you want to listen to some music from your phone or tablet while you work out – you won’t be able to.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Affordable
  • Nicely padded seat
  • Weighted pedals

Could be better:

  • No device holder
  • Limited adjustability
  • Basic display

5. Stamina Wonder Exercise Bike – Budget Folding Bike

stamina wonder exercise bike sample

foldable recumbent bike can be a bit harder to find if you’re on a budget, but luckily, Stamina made one that’s really good. It’s compact, easy to store and won’t take up a lot of space. 

  • Dimensions: 48’’D x 29.5’’W x 52.5’’H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): 20.7’’-41.7’’
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): 20.7’’-41.7’’
  • Display: LCD
  • Resistance levels: 8
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 42 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Special Features: Foldable design, wonder arms with plastic bands for upper-body exercises
  • Warranty: 90 days for parts, 1 year for the frame
  • Package (What’s Included): Bike, two instructor guided online workout videos

Something that stands out immediately are the Wonder Arms, which allow resistance training for the upper body. It’s a great feature, but there’s just not enough resistance to get an actual upper-body workout, so don’t count on these being suitable for anything remotely intense.

The bike has textured pedals, padded hand grips, ergonomic handlebars, and a cushioned seat and backrest. It’s nice to see so much thought came into making the bike comfortable, and it really is - the resistance is easy to adjust and you’ll feel comfortable while working out.

The LCD monitor shows all the metrics you would want to keep an eye on, so you can stay motivated and see how you progress. The bike is also supported by the müüv app, which offers smart guided coaching, exercise demo videos, personalized workouts, assembly videos, and more. And speaking of assembly, it’s pretty easy to do, but keep an eye on the screws that come in the package, because sometimes they’re the wrong size, so you may have to run to your hardware store to get ones that fit.

64 EXPERT SCORE

A foldable recumbent bike can be a bit harder to find if you’re on a budget, but luckily, Stamina made one that’s really good. It’s compact, easy to store and won’t take up a lot of space.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Evidence-based mix with high doses of key ingredients
  • Evidence-based mix with high doses of key ingredients

Could be better:

  • Due to the large serving size, each tub only contains 20 servings
  • Most expensive cost per serving in this ranking

6. Sunny Performance Interactive Recumbent Bike – Best With Moveable Handles

sunny perfomance recumbent bike sample

Moveable handles make all the difference, and they make your whole body involved in the workout! Recumbent bikes with moveable handles are excellent, and Sunny makes the best one.

  • Dimensions: 63.8L X 26.4W X 49.6H inches
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): Min 29.9 In/Max 38.6 inches
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): Forward, back
  • Display: Digital
  • Resistance levels: 8
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 77.4 lbs.
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 265 lbs.
  • Special Features: Connects To SunnyFit® App
  • Warranty: 3 Year Structural Frame, 180 Days Other Parts and Components
  • Package (What’s Included): Machine

This one has all the benefits as a regular recumbent bike does. The seat is comfortable and adjustable and there are several levels of resistance to adjust to your liking. The pedals are non-slip, and the straps do a great job at securing your feet in place.

The digital screen is minimal but shows everything you need. There’s no fancy touchscreen here, but there is absolutely nothing the digital screen lacks. The frame is super sturdy, and the Sunny Fit App is a fantastic addition to your workouts! You can track your progress, get personalized workout plans and compete with other people to get on top of the leaderboard. I find that a little healthy competition can give you that extra boost so you can get results faster than you usually would.

And you know what will help you get those results even more? The moveable handles. You’ll work your entire body with this bike, and after you’re done, you’ll feel it in all the right places.

This one is slightly noisier than other recumbent bikes on the list, and I’m assuming the handles play a part in this. But even with that, your workout will still be silent enough not to disturb other members of your household.

63.5 EXPERT SCORE

This one has all the benefits as a regular recumbent bike does. The seat is comfortable and adjustable and there are several levels of resistance to adjust to your liking.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Moveable handles for a full-body workout
  • Access to Sunny Fit app
  • Non-slip pedals

Could be better:

  • Noisier than some other bikes on the list
  • The max weight limit of 265 lbs might be insufficient for some
  • Has a basic display

7. 3G Cardio Elite RB Exercise Bike – Premium Pick

3g cardio exercise bike sample

Although not everyone wants to spend a lot of money on expensive equipment, some of it is really worth it. This bike is an investment for sure, but it has some great features and gives a very premium feel. 

  • Dimensions: 49’’D x 27’’W x 43’’H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): Suitable for people of 5 ft-6.5 ft tall
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): 25 forward/back positions, 5 tilt positions
  • Display: Console with programmable electronics display
  • Built-in programs: 12
  • Resistance levels: 16
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 115 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Special Features: Airflow Mesh Flex adjustable backrest, handheld heart rate sensors and a wireless heart rate strap
  • Warranty: Lifetime for the frame, 7 years for the parts
  • Package (What’s Included): Bike

This bike is designed by 3G Cardio, which is an Arizona-based company that has 50 years of experience in the fitness industry.

The bike is very comfortable and adjustable. The seat is oversized and cushioned and the bike will fit anyone between 5 and 6.5 feet in height. The Airflow Mesh Flex backrest will adapt to your body shape and size and keep you cool while you work out. The only thing that’s not so great about the seat is the fabric - it’s flimsy and shows signs of wear soon, so you may want to be careful with it.

exercise bike in room
Photo by @fittechexpress

The bike’s size is compact and it’s designed to easily roll through a standard doorway, so there should be no issues with moving it around your house. You’ll be able to customize your workouts to whatever you want because there are 16 levels of resistance, which means you can really challenge yourself. There are also 12 preprogrammed workouts and 3 heart rate interactive workouts.

There are often memberships and additional fees when it comes to premium equipment, but this bike doesn’t have anything like that. You can use it freely without any additional costs or subscriptions. Although its price is high upfront, its premium feel makes it worth it.

62.5 EXPERT SCORE

The bike is very comfortable and adjustable. The Airflow Mesh Flex backrest will adapt to your body shape and size and keep you cool while you work out.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • 16 levels of resistance
  • Preprogrammed workouts
  • Premium feelNon-slip pedals
  • No additional fees or subscriptions

Could be better:

  • The press of any button produces a very loud beep
  • Fabric on the seat is not good quality

8. Schwinn Fitness 290 Recumbent Bike – Best Interactive For Its Value

schwinn recumbent bike sample

Schwinn’s 290 recumbent bike has a sleek black design and robust build. Since it weighs 110 pounds, there’s no worry about sturdiness, and you can count on it to maintain its stability even during the most intense workouts.

  • Dimensions: 66.5’’L x 26.3’’W x 46.8’’H
  • Display: 7’’ LCD
  • Built-in programs: 13
  • Resistance levels: 25
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 110 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 330 lbs
  • Special Features: Terrain Control Technology
  • Package (What’s Included): Bike, hardware card, owner’s manual, AC adapter

The 290 has a Distance Travelled Monitor, which will allow you to track your progress and set goals to remain motivated. The 7’’ display is informative and gives you access to 13 built-in workout programs, fitness metrics, and goal tracking. It also has an impressive number of resistance levels — 25!

man exercises on schwinn bike at home
Photo by @nautilus_vzla

There’s another really neat feature — the Terrain Control Technology. This will automatically adjust the resistance during changes in elevation when you select the Explore the World workouts, and once you try it, you’ll love it. This makes the whole workout experience immersive, but challenging at the same time and it’s a game-changer.

The bike itself is quite heavy, but it is not necessarily a bad thing. The weight makes it stable so you can push your limits and never worry about stability. On the other hand, it can be a pain to move it, so it would be great if the bike had a dedicated space in your home.

62.5 EXPERT SCORE

The bike is very comfortable and adjustable. The Airflow Mesh Flex backrest will adapt to your body shape and size and keep you cool while you work out.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Robust construction
  • Great quality display
  • Terrain Control Technology for immersive workouts
  • High weight capacity

Could be better:

  • It can be difficult to move due to its weight
  • The rubber on the flywheel is not durable

9. Circuit Fitness Recumbent Magnetic Exercise Bike – Recumbent Bike With Small Footprint

circuit fitness recumbent bike sample

The Circuit Fitness Recumbent Magnetic Exercise Bike is as heavy-duty as possible. It has a robust, high-grade steel frame and is a combination of durability and performance. 

  • Dimensions: 25’’D x 55’’W x 48.5’’H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): 5’-7’
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): Forward/back, up/down (slightly)
  • Display: LCD
  • Built-in programs: 15
  • Resistance levels: 32
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 86 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Special Features: Pulse sensors for heart rate monitoring, ergonomic handles and safety pedals
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Package (What’s Included): Warranty card, bike, user manual

The best thing about this bike is its adjustable seat — it’s extremely comfortable and will fit perfectly for anyone up to 300 pounds. The seat is designed to promote good body form, which can make your workouts more effective. The magnetic resistance has 15 preset programs to add some variety in your workouts and it simulates different terrains for customized workouts.

The LCD monitor tracks all your metrics, but it’s not of the highest quality, because the timer freezes way too often and there’s no information on how to fix this issue. It doesn’t affect the functionality of the bike itself, but it’s still annoying.

One of the bike’s strengths is the step-through design — it’s easy to get on and off, which may not sound like a big deal for most people, but for those that have issues with mobility, this is going to be a very nice feature. There are also two pairs of ergonomic handles and the adjustable pedals have straps that secure your feet in place.

Overall, it’s a good bike, but there are things that could use some improvement.

62 EXPERT SCORE

The best thing about this bike is its adjustable seat — it’s extremely comfortable and will fit perfectly for anyone up to 300 pounds.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Very durable
  • Step-through design is ideal for those with mobility issues
  • 15 preset programs

Could be better:

  • Confusing assembly instructions
  • The timer on the control panel randomly freezes

10. SOLE B94 Recumbent Bike – With Big LCD Display

sole b94 recumbent bike sample

Big LCD displays aren’t an absolute necessity, but they make your workout more comfortable. Sole is aware of this, so their R92 (the 2020 model) comes with a big 9’’ screen that’s very nice to look at. 

  • Dimensions: 46D x 18’’W x 31’’H
  • Seat adjustment (inseam): Adjustable to height
  • Display: Digital
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 109 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Special Features: Oversized pedals, ergonomic design
  • Package (What’s Included): Bike

The seat is adjustable and offers excellent back support. You can safely use this bike early in the morning or late at night because it’s very quiet and you won’t disturb anyone around you. In addition, the seat comes with generous padding and is designed to improve your posture, so not only is it comfortable, it’s also going to help you maintain good form. There’s also a water bottle holder, so you can take a sip without pausing your workout.

The screen is big enough so you can see all of the metrics comfortably and track your metrics. This is a great way to stay motivated, because your results are right in front of you!

The bike does have its drawbacks, and the biggest one is probably the inconsistent resistance, which can get pretty irritating. You may also notice a strange knocking sound on higher resistance levels, as a few users complained about it.

61.5 EXPERT SCORE

Big LCD displays aren’t an absolute necessity, but they make your workout more comfortable. Sole is aware of this, so their R92 (the 2020 model) comes with a big 9’’ screen that’s very nice to look at.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Designed to improve posture
  • Integrated tablet holder
  • Ergonomic pedal design prevents knee and foot discomfort

Could be better:

  • Inconsistent resistance
  • Strange knocking sound at higher resistance levels

11. Ironman Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike – Best Lightweight Folding Recumbent Bike

ironman recumbent bike sample

This bike is not only lightweight but also folding! The Ironman 400XL is one of the most home-gym-friendly recumbent bikes you’ll even find, because it takes up so little space, is surprisingly lightweight, and you can move it without breaking a sweat.

  • Dimensions: 33’D x 19’’W x 46’’H
  • Adjustable Height (Min/Max): 60’’-75’’
  • Display: LCD
  • Resistance levels: 8
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 43 lbs
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 145 lbs
  • Special Features: Folding design
  • Warranty: 1 year limited warranty
  • Package (What’s Included): Bike, manual, tools for assembly

Although it has only 8 resistance levels, you can still get a decent workout out of it, and the flywheel will provide you with seamless transitions between resistance levels. You can use the bike anywhere because it’s easy to move around, so you’re not limited to your home gym. If the day is nice and warm, enjoy your workout on your patio, in the fresh air!

The Ironman is made of alloy steel, and the material quality is very good and doesn’t seem like it would get damaged easily. You can also use it as a desk bike if you combine it with a height-adjustable desk.

It has a large cushioned seat that looks comfortable, but the cushioning is rather stiff, so you may need to spend some time breaking it in. Another issue is that the bike won’t suit people over 6’’ comfortably, and this complaint is very common. Although it’s supposed to suit tall people, and Exerpeutic claims it does, that’s not really the case, so keep this in mind if you’re tall. 

61 EXPERT SCORE

The Ironman 400XL is one of the most home-gym-friendly recumbent bikes you’ll even find, because it takes up so little space, is surprisingly lightweight, and you can move it without breaking a sweat.


Adjustability:0
Durability:0
Comfort:0
Drive System:0
Assembly:0
Portability:0
Price/Quality:0

Positives:

  • Folding design
  • Can be used with a desk
  • Made of quality materials

Could be better:

  • Stiff seat cushioning
  • Not suitable for people over 6’’
  • Weight capacity could be higher

12. Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Exercise Bike/Rower – Best Recumbent Bike + Rower

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Why settle for a recumbent bike when you can have a recumbent bike, a rower, and still do upright rows and curls – all with a single piece of equipment?

  • Dimensions: 78" L x 23" W x 31" H
  • Display: Digital
  • Resistance levels: 8
  • Resistance Mechanism: Magnetic
  • Product Weight: 96 lbs.
  • Assembly (Required/Not, Paid Assembly/Not): Assembly required
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • pecial Features: Supported by müüv
  • Warranty: 3 years frame/90 days parts
  • Package (What’s Included): Machine

This machine is going to engage all your muscle groups. Your upper body will get an excellent workout out of it, and you can adjust the resistance easily to whatever you feel most comfortable with.

The recumbent bike will be great for toning your lower body and it’s low-impact. The rower, on the other hand, is low-impact as well and will work all of your major muscle groups. This means that it’s just going to torch those calories in a blink.

The rowing handle is padded to make it more comfortable and the machine is supported by müüv. If you haven't heard of it – you need to get on board. It's an app that has personalized workouts, iHeart radio, and assembly videos.

And while we're on the subject of assembly, I have to say that this takes a bit longer than expected to put together. But once you do, you'll get a workout like no other!

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This machine is going to engage all your muscle groups. Your upper body will get an excellent workout out of it, and you can adjust the resistance easily to whatever you feel most comfortable with.


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