The 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.
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
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
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.
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