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Stamina 1350 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Stamina 1350 The Stamina 1350 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Exercise Bike offers a great cardiovascular workout that, not only increases your metabolism, but does it in a way which is easy on your joints. The bike’s designed to keep you in a semi-reclined position working all the major muscles in your thighs, hips, and buttocks, while a large, easy-to-read, LCD monitor displays distance, time, speed, and calories burned keeping you motivated while you workout.

The dimensions for this bike are 50 inches long, by 24 inches wide, by 33.5 inches high, and its maximum suggested user-weight is 250 pounds. It has a one year frame warranty and a 90 day parts warranty.

With its smooth running, ultra quiet, motor, its relative light weight, and its ability to role for easy movement and storage, this recumbent bike is practically a must for any enthusiast, from those who merely desire to shed a few unwanted pounds, to those who workout for the sheer enjoyment of it. This bike’s fitted with oversized foot pedals, a comfortable, adjustable seat which will accommodate most sized riders, and upholstered, padded handrails.
A walk-threw design allows for safe and easy mounting and dismounting, and self-leveling stabilizer caps keep the machine surefooted and stable on any floor.

Pros

It features an adjustable, weighted flywheel resistance and belt drive train so pedaling is smooth at any difficultly level, while the tension knob allows you to fine-tune your workout to the desired intensity giving its rider an effective low-impact workout without the need for spending a lot of time and money in a gym. In addition, a built-in scan feature on the LCD display allows you to monitor of all your vitals, automatically cycling threw them one after another, without the need for repeatedly pushing buttons during your workout.

Cons

The disadvantages, although practically non-existent, seem to be associated more with a complicated set of assembly instructions and a challenging build than with the performance of the actual bike, itself. If you’re attempting to assemble this piece of equipment it is highly recommended that you both read and understand the instructions fully and that you familiarize yourself with each individual part and how it works in relation to the rest of the parts before you begin.

Summary

The rugged design, ample warranty, and reasonable price make this one fantastic machine. Its quiet motor, its light weight and convenient ability to be easily moved around the home, and the capability to increase or decrease your workout intensity at any time make this a practical alternative to larger, more expensive bikes.

Stamina 4825 Exercise Bike

Stamina 4825The Stamina 4825 Recumbent bike has multiple seat positions that can fit a variety of users with different sizes and it can also accommodate a maximum weight of up to 250 pounds. The vinyl wrapped padded seat has ergonomic design for added comfort with integrated hand rails for added support while pedaling. Since this model can be used for low impact aerobic exercises, the Stamina 4825 is perfect for rehabilitative purposes particularly those with injuries. Heart rate pulse monitoring systems is also integrated in the handrails so there is no need for cables and wires to attach to your body in order to monitor your pulse rate.

Aside from comfort features and adjustable components, this model also comes with a convenient inTouch exercise performance monitor equipped with a sizeable LCD monitor and a one – button control.

The inTouch performance monitor shows six preset workout programs, individual user interactive target zone, and a pace guide. The workout programs provide speed targets that variably change all throughout the program.

The target zone display will indicate if you are pedaling too slow or too fast. Stamina 4825 Magnetic Recumbent bike has been designed for a smoother and quieter operation. This will allow you to enjoy music or watch television while you are working out allowing you to keep your focus on your fitness goals without being bored of your routine.

This also comes with a multifunctional interactive performance monitor that will allow you to keep track of your speed, traveled distance, calories burned, and workout time. When you set the performance monitor to scan mode, it will let you track your progress even without touching any buttons.

This model has been built with convenient walk – through design and oversized weighted bike pedals. This is also equipped with durable leveling stabilizer caps and constructed in commercial grade sturdy steel frame for added durability. There is one year manufacturer’s warranty on frame and ninety days on parts.

Stamina 15-0200

Stamina 15-0200The Stamina 15-0200 is unique among the recumbent exercise bikes we have researched as it is a folding recumbent bike. As such it may be an ideal choice for people looking for all the benefits of a recumbent exercise bike but do not have the room for some of the other models which can take up quite a bit of space. It is a relatively cheap option for a recumbent exercise bike retailing at around $150 – $250 mark. Click here to check the price of the newer model Stamina 4825 or read on to see if its folding design choice had any disadvantages.

Features

Obviously this recumbent bike’s unique feature is its folding option as detailed above. It also features a semi recumbent design so if you are looking for a fully recumbent exercise bike to maximize impact on your knees or back this might not be for you.

Its other key features are:

  • Unique Folding design
  • Sturdy steel frame with Cushioned seat and seat back and slide-resistant footpads
  • Multifunction LCD monitor
  • Adjustable resistance system to vary workout difficulty
  • Adjustable seat fits various user heights
  • Measures 42 x 41 x 25 inches (W x H x D)
  • Max user weight of 250 lbs
  • Semi recumbent design

User Reviews

This bike currently has over 140 user reviews on Amazon with an average star rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Clearly there is a lot of satisfied users of this model. A review of all the feedback shows the majority of users loved the ability to fold the machine up and put it away after use and didn’t think this design impacted on the quality or stability of the machine. The wheels on the base also meant it could easily be pushed around once folded away- making it easy to transport. Buyers also commented on how quiet the machine operation was.

Also, there were a few negative points raised by users that potential users should be aware of including reports that taller persons may find it cramped to use and the seat is less comfortable than some other models. It also needs to be highlighted that some of the older reviews have talked about missing parts or damaged components in the bikes shipped to them but this is not mentioned in the newer reviews so this issue it seems to have been rectified

Summary

The vast majority of buyers found the it to be a well built, study machine that was great value for money and an ideal choice for users looking for the all the benefits of a recumbent exercise bike with the space saving benefits its unique folding design offered. However it does not provide the level of resistance of some other machines so may not be suitable for the more experienced user. Nevertheless we have no hesitation in recommending it for those looking for an alternative to bulky standard recumbent exercise bikes or looking a great value beginners model.

We hope this review was useful for you. If you want any more information on this exercise bike please click here to read all recumbent bike reviews and check out the latest price.