Exercise Bikes

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Recumbent exercise bike

Sept 2005

The website is a bit sparse on purchasing at-home exercise equipment, therefore I'm looking for more advice! I'd like to purchase an exercise bicycle, preferrably a recumbent type. Does anyone out there have one that they love *and* that didn't cost them too much? Any experience on buying used equipment and from where? What brands do you recommend? I had an elliptical trainer, but it proved to be too bulky for our space -- I'm looking for a compact bike that can take a daily workout. Paz

I just purchased a recumbent bike that I am very happy with. It is a Schwinn, and here is the link: http://www.exercise-bikes-direct.com/catalog/shopping/ Schwinn_203_Recumbent_Exercise_Bike It cost $350, which is on the lower side of what I found, but certainly not the lowest. I've only had it for about a month, but I use it everyday and have had no problems... It was delivered (free) in just about a week, and assembly was very straight-forward. Good luck with your choice!
Another Recumbent Rider