They say that the best way to get rid of a fatty belly is to do cardio or any other physical exercises that causes the body to sweat. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to go to the gym every day. The better way to do it is to get a recumbent bike. It can improve the overall health and help get rid of a few pounds. Some of them are actually built to be used at home, taking very little storage space. Out of the hundreds of models available on the market only 10 stand out. Here are the top 10 best recumbent exercise bike in 2014
- 10. Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike
- 9. Sole Fitness R92 Recumbent Bike
- 8. Nautilus R514c Recumbent Exercise Bike
- 7. Stamina 4825 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike
- 6. Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike
- 5. Kettler Axos Cycle R Programmable Recumbent Bike
- 4. Horizon Fitness RC-30 Recumbent Exercise Bike
- 3. Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike
- 2. Velocity Exercise Magnetic Recumbent Bike
- 1. Schwinn A20 Recumbent Exercise Bike
10. Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike
In the fitness world, Sole is a notorious name. Their products can be seen in most gyms. The Fitness LCR recumbent bike is one of their models that was specifically designed for home usage. Using a compact form factor, convenient LCD screen, intuitive menu and oversized foot locks, the bike can turn into a fat burning machine. It also comes with a built in heart monitor and a mp3 player.
9. Sole Fitness R92 Recumbent Bike
The Sole Fitness R92 is the companies attempt to enter a new market. Just like the LCR Light, the model was built to be used at home. It is actually a toned down version of their more expensive bikes that can be found in gyms. Users can enjoy 6 built-in exercise presets or build two of their own. The heart monitor will prove to be useful for the ones that want to use the bike for cardio.
8. Nautilus R514c Recumbent Exercise Bike
The Nautilus is one of the most compact recumbent bikes but despite its small size, the 20 pound flywheel will make anyone sweat. Its convenient LCD screen can be used to monitor the heart rate and calories burned. For easy storage, the manufacturers made some of the parts retractable in order to make it more convenient for the ones living in small apartments or that just need to save as much space as possible.
7. Stamina 4825 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike
Stamina’s recumbent bike was mainly designed to offer a budget solution for the ones that do not want to go to a gym. Not only that it is one of the most affordable model in this top 10 but it is also one of the most compact ones as well. It comes with 6 difficulty presets and target setting.
6. Schwinn 250 Recumbent Exercise Bike
The 250 Recumbent bike built by Schwinn managed to get a significant amount of positive feedback from its users. Manufacturers invested time and effort to make it much more convenient the other models. This means wheels for pain free transportation, oversized pedals and retractable parts that makes it take up less storage space when not in use.
5. Kettler Axos Cycle R Programmable Recumbent Bike
For the average user the Kettler Axos Cycle might seem like a professional grade recumbent bike. It is larger and some gyms use this model which actually means that it is quite durable. The build quality and the fact that it is also retractable makes it more than viable for home usage. It comes with all the standard settings, adjustments, controls and heart monitor.
4. Horizon Fitness RC-30 Recumbent Exercise Bike
Compact design and functionality were surely not on Horizon’s mind when the RC-30 was designed. It is a bike that was build to serve a purpose and do it better than others. It is extremely well build and can replace successfully any cardio exercise that is done in a gym. It comes with a small LCD console and a 10 pound flywheel which provides just enough resistance.
3. Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike
Schwinn’s 220 recumbent exercise bike has a very compact design and the only way it could have been better if some of the parts would have been retractable. However, the main features that make it one of the top 3 picks are its build quality, the affordable price and the perks included such as the digital LCD screen, the mp3 player, its built-in speakers and the fans. It has no less than 16 resistance levels and 8 preset exercise programs.
2. Velocity Exercise Magnetic Recumbent Bike
Even if there are a lot of people that are firmly convinced that magnetic exercise bikes are inferior, the Velocity is actually even better than most models that have a flywheel. It is also a great looking piece of equipment that can provide more than enough resistance. The benefits go even further as it is easy to move around due to its transport wheels and quite durable and sturdy.
1. Schwinn A20 Recumbent Exercise Bike
Schwinn has proved to be a leader in terms of home exercise equipment and the A20 recumbent bike is the proof. It is one of the most highest rated models because it is balanced in terms of pricing, very compact and can satisfy any kind of expectations. Manufacturers included a heart monitor, a LCD console and multiple resistance levels.