The problem with so many home exercise machines is that they are all pretty much one trick ponies. This is especially true for most exercise bikes. Yes, they can help you to work out, but there’s not a whole lot of variety to keep you engaged and enthused about your workouts. Well, those days will soon be over, as this exercise machine offers people the ability to not only bike for aerobic conditioning, and it also acts as a full-feature rowing machine for challenging upper body strength workouts. To switch from riding the bike to rowing, it’s as simple as moving a single pin. This easy switching allows you to keep up the pace of your workouts and seamlessly move from a hardcore rowing workout to a faster-paced recumbent riding session.
Whether your pedaling or rowing, you’ll notice that resistance is smooth, even and controlled. That’s because this bike/rower uses a sturdy, magnetic flywheel to put up resistance while you pull or pedal. Unlike the often jerky, uneven resistance that you get with lower end exercise equipment, this model offers quiet, smooth resistance for every one of your workout sessions.
A dual exercise machine: rower and recumbent bike in one piece of equipment The monitor is large, easy to read and tracks your speed, distance and calories burned The seat is made of high-end foam that is molded to give you the most comfortable seat in the house while exercising The seat handles are equipped with heart rate sensors, so you’ll always know when you’re working out at an effective heart rate
We couldn’t resist checking out the online customer reviews while researching for this review. And we were a bit shocked when we found that this bike/rower only had a 3.7 out of 5 star rating. While that is not what’s considered a low score, it is definitely lower than what we thought this bike deserved.
Upon further investigation, though, we found that the score was low due to a couple of reviewers giving this model very low scores. These folks seemed to have received units that were damaged during shipping. While we can certainly understand why people would be upset about these types of circumstances, those issues seem to be isolated and reflective of a shipping problem – not of the machine itself.
Having touched on the lower than expected customer score that this recumbent bike/rower received, we feel confident in recommending this fantastic exercise machine to any of our readers who want challenging, full-body workouts at home.