Universal R20 Recumbent Exercise Bike
Black and silver Universal R20 is the new compact, ergonomic and multi-position recumbent bike designed for a reasonably challenging but low impact cardiovascular workout in your home or office with different levels of difficulty due to adjustable resistance (Eddy brake resistance system). It offers different exercise programs that can be selected on its simple but large LCD console panel with simple control buttons and the usual indicators of calories, distance, time and pulse rate through the accurate sensors on the grip heart rate monitor. So you have a total of seven different programs and eight magnetic resistance levels to choose from (level 1 is very light for warm ups and cool downs and at level 7 and 8 it gets rather challenging). You need to purchase the AC adaptor for the LCD panel and will help you save on batteries but you can also use 4D size batteries. Recumbent means you sit back further than a regular or upright exercise bike- in a laid-back reclining position with your weight supported by your butt and back as you’re sitting in a larger area and this is proven to be better for you. It has a large comfy enough seat with no body contours and can be adjusted for height and you can get on and off its solid heavy duty stainless steel frame easily and it will not flex when you’re riding as long as you keep the seat adjuster tight. Universal R20 weighs 78 pounds, has a maximum user weight of 275 pounds and measures 40 x 19 x 61 inches as assembled. It is a great solid, heavy duty, functional and good looking product that is offered with a reasonable price tag and is often delivered to your address very fast via Amazon.com.
Efficient high inertia and high speed flywheel will ensure consistent, fluid and smooth ride with smooth transitions and resistance- pedals quietly and smoothly so you can easily ride it when you’re watching TV or listening to music. It is not difficult to put together and you can easily do it in 1.5 hours on your own with the clear and easy to follow instructions and tools but will be quicker with another person helping you. As it offers low impact workout it is suitable for people with knee or joint problems and want to do some cardio workout. It includes a small book, smart phone or tablet holder but will probably cover the display and you will not be able to see and you have the small integrated speakers that are as good as your phone speakers and this is an MP3 ready unit with earphone jack in the middle. LCD screen is not backlit and you may find it a little hard to read if working out in the dark or dim light. AC Adapter could be included in the price and you need to purchase it separately. Manual is just for setting it up and not for the operation and you can refer to the manual online for that. Overall this is a very good quality product for home or office use and Nautilus is one of the major fitness equipment companies with products- treadmill, exercise bikes, ellipticals and home gyms sold globally and they have some very well-constructed, sturdy and functional gym grade equipments for home use and they offer long warranties as proof of quality.