Monday, May 13, 2013

Velocity Fitness Magnetic Recumbent Bike

This is a well made bike for the price.  The cost of this bike including shipping is $149.00 at Amazon.  You can spend that per month at your local fitness center.  

Assembly was fairly straightforward.   No missing parts and no specialized tools were needed.  I like the recumbent feature as it is much easier on my knees than the old bike I had.   This bike also has wheels (really more roller than wheel) than makes it easier to move around.   The distant adjustment works well as long as your intent is to keep the same distance consistently.  

This is not a $1000.00 bike for $149.00.  This is an excellent choice for a single rider who plans on using it once a day for a short period of time.   It does not feel like it would handle being used eight hours a day.  It appears that multiple daily adjustments might tax the equipment but once it is adjusted it seems fine.

Although the adage you get what you pay for always seems to be used in a negative way, I feel this bike exceeds what you paid in quality and durability just don’t expect a $1000.00 cycle.  

Note: after several uses there is no tension, I have not taken it apart to see what is wrong nor have I called the company yet but this is just a heads up, it was not abused but it is now broken after minimal use. 

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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