The 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.
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.
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.