Buying guide: what to know before buying a recumbent bike online
Recumbent bikes improve cardiovascular exercise as well as muscle strength. They are also ideal if you have mobility problems. Thanks to the built-in lumbar support, you can work out comfortably and safely. In addition, given their ergonomic design, the user works in an inclined position, which is more comfortable and less aggressive for muscles and joints. Recumbent bikes are ideal for people of advanced age, reduced mobility or with back pain. However, if you are prone to back or leg pain, we recommend using pain-relieving electrostimulators for rehabilitation after your workouts to help prevent back pain, reduce the feeling of heavy legs, decontract/relax your muscles and improve your well-being.
What types of recumbent exercise bikes are there?
In our catalog you will find three well differentiated lines. On each of the individual products you will find the label that shows to which range it belongs:
Recumbent exercise bike for home use
These products are 100% adapted for home use, both individual and multi-member. The warranty is only for this particular use. A machine of this line located in a professional facility will lose the warranty.
Semi-professional Recumbent Bikes
You will find a complete catalog of recumbent bikes specially designed in quality, warranty and price to meet the needs of fitness facilities in companies, communities of neighbors, hotels, physiotherapy and rehabilitation centers, municipalities, sports clubs and security forces and firefighters.
Professional Recumbent Bicycle
Designed for professional fitness centers. From large gyms, Crossfit, Gym Boutiques or functional training. It is also valid for the semi-professional line of the most demanding.
Technical features of the recumbent bikes
- Adjustments and comfort
- Resistance or braking type
- Flywheel weight
- Console and training programs
- Maximum user weight
Adjustments and comfort
Recumbent bikes are more comfortable and accessible than stationary bikes.
The key feature is that the body weight rests on a larger contact surface, and the weight is more evenly distributed between the back, lower back and buttocks. In addition, this contact surface is usually more padded than the seats of the static ones, achieving a more comfortable and pleasant sensation during training.
The most common adjustment on this type of bike is the horizontal adjustment of the seat, which can be moved away from or closer to the handlebars while the latter remain fixed.
Resistance or braking type
The resistance on recumbent bikes can be magnetic or electromagnetic. In magnetic brake recumbent bikes, the resistance is exerted by an arc of magnets when approaching the flywheel, and can be manual or programmed depending on the drive. In electromagnetic brake recumbent bikes, the resistance is exerted by an electromagnet. The latter type is the most professional and quietest.
The flywheel is the element that controls the smoothness of pedaling through its rotational movement. The greater the weight of the flywheel, the smoother and quieter the pedaling of the bicycle, as the additional weight contributes to the greater efficiency of the rotation of the flywheel.
Console and training programs
As with all cardiovascular equipment, the machine's console can be used to control the different programs and display workout information. The console displays the duration of the workout, speed, distance or calories burned, etc. The functions and possibilities depend on the level, model, range or brand of the bicycle, factors that are usually conditioned by the price. In addition, manufacturers are increasingly betting on the compatibility of the monitor with smartphones or tablets, in order to merge all the technology of these devices with the workouts and thus make them more attractive thanks to the apps and functions available.
Moreover, you can complement these conventional training programs with our electrostimulators for sport and performance. These technological devices are designed to improve your muscle strength, endurance and recovery after your workouts.
Maximum user weight
The maximum user weight is the data that indicates the weight limit that the recumbent bike can support. It is advisable to check it before purchasing the model to ensure efficient use and long life.
Another aspect to take into account is the space, if you do not have enough space for your recumbent exercise bike, we have alternatives such as mini-bikes that take up very little space. The pedals allow you to exercise easily and manually, the muscles of the legs and arms and offer a wide variety of exercise at different levels of difficulty.
Recumbent Exercise Bikes Frequently Asked Questions