Recumbent bikes are basically designed to work out the muscles in the lower body which include butt, hips, thighs, legs, etc. This has brought about the great inconvenience to fitness enthusiast as after using these bikes, they still need to use other equipment or perform other forms of exercises to work out the muscles in their upper body. Recently, manufacturers of recumbent bikes have started designing bikes that would fill up this gap and, hence, be more versatile. Although these type of recumbent bikes are still very few in the stores, there are much very around and if you have your eyes out for them, you would definitely find them. Recumbent Bike has introduced one of the few recumbent bikes that do not only offer a full body workout but is also very convenient to use.
Features of The Velocity Exercise Dual Motion Recumbent Bike
Velocity Exercise Dual Motion Recumbent Bike does not only offer the normal cycling motion that is common with recumbent bikes, it also has an upper rotating movement option for upper body workouts which makes it take a place far beyond the regular recumbent bike. It is also well-built and has a well-stabled flywheel that provides a smooth and quiet performance. In this article, we attempt to analyze the good and bad side of the equipment in order to help you make a decision whether this bike would fit your lifestyle.
The Velocity Exercise Dual Motion Recumbent Bike offers smooth and reliable strokes that would enable a very organized workout. The flywheel is well stabilized and heavy so that the device features high performance. The crank which is one-piece works perfectly fine so that a noiseless work out pedaling is enabled. This means that you can work out in a room full of other people without being concerned that you would disturb them with the common noise that the regular recumbent bikes make. This also makes it a perfect fit for office use as you can work out while watching the TV program or just to clear your head in the office setting. The flywheel is heavy, 5kg so that there is more resistance which would provide the intensity level that you desire.
The design makes it incredible from any other recumbent bikes available on the market" This bike provides 8 different tension levels that you desire. This makes the equipment suitable for professionals as well as beginners as you can choose to start from the lowest, gradually to the highest. Setting these intensity levels is quite easy as all that is required is pushing buttons that allow you adjust the levels, which means that it is easily accessed. This feature of the bike enables it to be versatile and well equipped for all persons and even older people who are more prone to back pain can easily use it and get instant results. The Velocity Exercise Dual Motion Recumbent Bike uses magnetic resistance which has proven to be as high performing as the electromagnetic variety unlike that which is installed in competing for recumbent bikes.
Surprisingly Good Console
Although better consoles can be found in other recumbent bikes, the console that comes with the Velocity Exercise Dual Motion Recumbent Bike is pretty basic and would let you I easily on your workout information. While other bikes in the same range of this device come with the ability to be able to connect to mobile devices, programmed workouts, and the capacity to be able to upload or download data from certain fitness apps, this equipment does not have this function.
In fact, while on bikes like the Schwinn 230 where you can monitor your heart rate and speed, this bike does not provide heart rate reading but allows you access to check your pulse through hand grips which requires that you hold the grips for some seconds, 15-30 seconds to be precise so as to allow the console read your pulse. One major drawback of this system is that you cannot work your upper body through the hand-rotating system and check your pulse at the same time as you would require your hands to check your pulse.
The seat that comes with this recumbent bike allows for a very versatile use as it can be adjusted easily. You can easily shift the seat so that it fits your height and also move it vertically to enable a more comfortable workout session. The downside of this adjustment setting is that the seats are being adjusted with a knob which might not be easy to operate while sitting on the device. You are required to step out to adjust.
This is not only strenuous but would lead to inaccurate adjustments which would lead to time wasting and a tiresome workout session. Also, many customers have complained about the seat is not ergonomic enough when compared to other brands of recumbent bikes and are not large enough for bigger individuals. However, this is no problem as a pillow can substitute for the extra padding that this product lacks.
Easy to Assembly
Assembling the parts of this bike is very easy as the Velocity Exercise Dual Motion Recumbent Bike comes with a very illustrative instructional manual that has pictures in them to help customers with the assembling process every step of the way. Furthermore, the products come with the already assembled part so you do not need to spend more time shuffling through the assembling process. Normally, assembling should take an hour top.
- Firm during operation
- Provides workout for upper and lower body
- High standard magnetic resistance with 8 levels of tension
- Simple design
- Console is easily read
- Seats can be adjusted
- Easy transportation
- Easily assembled.
- Seats are too small for long use
- Console and the hand bar may hinder visibly
*Features at a Glance
- Product Dimension: 51 x 50 x 25 inches; 97 pounds
- Sturdy Frame
- Magnetic tension has 8 levels
- Well balanced flywheel 5k
- Hand bar grips for heart rate monitoring
- Easy mobility provided for by wheels
- Maximum weight 250 pounds
- LCD display that Scan programs and gives workout data which includes: Distance, Calories, Odometer, Pulse, Speed, Time.
*Frequently Asked Question
Q: Does the time clock or display run on battery or electricity?
A: They run on batteries: Two double AA batteries
Q: Is the bike seat adjustable for different body and leg height?
A: The bike seats are easily adjusted so that they can accommodate body and leg height. They can either be adjusted horizontally or/and vertically.
All in all, the upper body workout feature, together with all other features like its sturdiness, durability, smooth pedaling because of quality magnetic resistance make the Velocity Dual Motion Recumbent bike ideal for you, whenever and wherever you want to use it. It is also the high performance with components that are easily accessible. This device is ideal for anyone wishing to keep fit in their lower body as well as a lower body part.