Ever wondered if a recumbent bike is right for you? Recumbent bikes offer the same benefits as upright stationary bikes—but feature a few key differences that just might make them a better choice for some fitness enthusiasts.
Recumbent bikes seat the rider in a reclined position, greatly reducing stress on the hands, arms and wrists. Given this ergonomic positioning, the seat of a recumbent bike is typically larger, and adjusts back-and-forth (instead of up-and-down, as with an upright bike)—making leg extension more natural and relaxed. Also, the unique angle of that leg extension is similar to a leg press, so it works your gluteus muscles even more than a traditional bike. That said, recumbent bikes are a terrific choice for people with back pain or issues with balance and equilibrium. Recumbent bikes are also proven to reduce joint stress and workout fatigue—enabling you to exercise longer, harder, and get the results you want to achieve.
Gym Source offers a huge selection of top-rated recumbent bikes, all with unique features and benefits—and each one designed to meet any goal and budget.
The Cybex 770R Recumbent Bike offers three modes of operation, and features 9 pre-programmed workouts with 21 levels. The Target-Speed bar helps drive the user to an effective training pace. With Isokinetic mode for serious athletic and rehabilitation training, the 770R also features an optional E3 View embedded monitor.
The Cybex 625R Recumbent Bike offers a wide range of resistance choices, multi-position handlebars, extra-wide pedals and custom colors.
The Cybex 525R Recumbent Bike features an innovative QR code that offers easy access to workouts. It also features an optional E3 View HD monitor with a 15.6” display.
The LeMond G-FORCE RT recumbent bike is cordless for easy placement anywhere in your home. It’s the only recumbent bike available with 5 different seating angles, which you can adjust while pedaling. And like all LeMond Fitness g-force bikes, the G-FORCE RT features WKO Lite, a customized personal training program.
The TRUE PS50R recumbent bike allows for easy access on and off the machine, with its ‘walk-through’ design feature. Plus, TRUE’s patented HRC (Heart Rate Control)® and HRC Cruise Control™ provide an array of possibilities for your workout. TRUE’s mesh seat is ergonomically designed for lumbar support and allows for infinite adjustment to fit every body type and relieve painful stress on the hip.
The TRUE ES900 recumbent bike is ideal for the energy-conscious gym. In addition to being a ‘self-generating’ bike that requires no power source (allowing for easy placement anywhere in your home), it features one of the smallest footprints in the category. The ES900 features TRUE’s customized display options, patented HRC (Heart Rate Control)® and HRC Cruise Control™, quality materials and sleek design.
The TRUE ES700 recumbent bike offers a sturdy and smooth cycling experience, allowing users to easily vary routine and quickly adjust for comfort. Convenient thumb controls allow quiet pedal resistance.
The TRUE PS100 walk-through recumbent bike is built on a custom-designed, racetrack-inspired steel frame. It’s a hybrid, self-generating bike and includes TRUE’S patented HRC (Heart Rate Control)® and HRC Cruise Control™.
The TRUE CS800R recumbent bike is comfortable, smooth, quiet and durable. This includes TRUE’S patented HRC (Heart Rate Control)® and HRC Cruise Control™. This TRUE bike is protected by scratch-resistant, powder coat paint and durable molded trim. The heavy- gauge steel frame ensures stability and a bike that is virtually maintenance free.
The Expresso S3R recumbent bike offers a full virtual reality experience as you ride through 40 different worlds ranging from a 1-mile speed course to a 20-mile mountain climb. This wifi-connected bike remembers your preferred settings and tracks your progress automatically as you reach new goals. Plus, challenge past rides and share ride challenges with your friends.
The LifeCore Fitness 1050RS recumbent bike offers Ergo-Mesh Seating, which allows for a comfortable and smooth ride. Other features, such as the ability to slide the seat closer or further from the pedals and then to tilt it to the perfect position, also help make this model one of the most comfortable recumbent bikes on the market.
The Bodyguard R6X Recumbent Bike has a reclinable and adjustable mesh-back seat, handlebar mounted toggle switches and walk-through design makes it easy-to-use and optimizes your workout, all while providing a tremendously comfortable ride.
With so many choices, why not visit Gym Source and test drive your favorite models right in our showroom? We’ve got the industry’s biggest brands of recumbent bikes—and the best expertise and service in the industry—waiting for you, right here.
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