Stamina 4825

Stamina 4825The Stamina 4825 is a Magnetic Resistance exercise bike with a dial operated variable resistance. It retails at $300 but has recently been on offer at Amazon for $199. Click here to check current price or read on to check out our in depth review.

Stamina 4825 Key Features

The Stamina 4835 is designed to put the user is a semi semi-reclined position in order to target all the major muscles in the legs. It has a easy to use InTouch exercise monitor–with one-button control and large LCD screen. A unique feature of the bike is a user interactive “target zone” program designed to keep the user at the optimum workout rate.

User Reviews

In researching the Stamina 4825 models our staff found a number of recumbent exercise bike reviews, with over 50 from buyers on Amazon with an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Obviously the majority of users were very happy with their purchase. Many of the buyers commenting on the bike’s quiet operation and ease of operation. They also commented on how study it is and more than adequate for the heaver user. It also appears very easy to assemble however a couple of reviewers did comment they received some damage goods. The only other negative point that could be found was the angle of the monitor made it difficult to view for some viewers.

Summary

At around $200 – $300 this bike is a “middle of the range” recumbent exercise bike that is ideal for users looking for a easy to use quality bike if they don’t need all the bells and whistles of dearer models. The number of positive reviews and comments on its quiet operation and ease of use mean we have no hesitation recommending it as a great recumbent exercise bike for the majority of buyers.

Nautilus R514 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Nautilus R514 Recumbent Exercise BikeThe Nautilus R514 Recumbent Exercise Bike the latest top of the range bike from Nautilus, a well respected fitness equipment manufacturer. Retailing at between $550 and $699 its quite pricy compared to some of the other bikes on review here. But is the extra money worth it? Read on to find out or click here to check the latest price on Amazon.

Nautilus R514 Key Features

This bike is powered by a 20-pound fly wheel and offers a large number of resistance settings. It features set and build quality is similar to the models you would find in a professional gym. It is also equipped with a number of different heart rate programs and usefully a built in fan to keep you cool as you exercise.

User Reviews

This device has 35 amazon reviews with a average score of 4.5 stars out of 5. It buyers were very impressed with the build quality and comfort of the machine and were impressed by the bikes comprehensive and easy to use touch screen console that offered a number of features not seen in other bikes. These include a memory function that allows you to race against your previous times. It also has a number of useful extras such as build in fan and options to sync up to a polar chest strap heart rate monitor if you prefer to measure your heart rate that way. Many buyers stated it is one of the easiest machines to adjust so if more than one person is going to use is, it is a very good choice.

In researching all the reviews we found very few negative opinions from buyers. However, a point that was raised by users was the large size of the machine so be sure you have a good size room to use it in.

Summary

The Nautilus R514 and its newer model Nautilus R616 are one of the more expensive bikes but users of the bike clearly believe that its worth the extra money. It also comes with a 10 year warranty which shows the faith the company has in its products.

It is very well made and is likely to last you a very long time. If you are looking to upgrade a cheaper money or buy a machine that has all the features you need and will last you for years to come.