Recumbent Bikes Tips for Choosing The Best Recumbent Exercise Bike

Tips for Choosing The Best Recumbent Exercise Bike

choosing the best recumbent exercise bike

Choosing the best recumbent exercise bike can be tricky with so many choices available, so here are some pointers to look for before making your decision.

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Tips For Choosing The Best Recumbent Exercise Bike

Noise Levels

Most recumbent exercise bikes come with a magnetic disk, whether or not they are plugged into an electricl outlet.

In both cases the resistance comes from a magnetic field, and in reality this should be controlled easily by simply adjusting the settings.

This is what renders the bike silent, and it is always best to go for a quiet model so that it allows you to do other things while you are pedalling, like read a book, listen to music or watch the television.

You need something to fight the boredom and keep you pedaling, as this is the main reason that most people stop using their recumbent exercise bikes.

If you want to find out more about any of the products below, simply click on the link or on the pictures.

Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike with Resistance ME-709

“This bike is so quiet you can hear your breathing”

Looking for an easy way to shed those unwanted pounds and increase cardiovascular endurance without sacrificing precious floor space? The ME-709 magnetic recumbent exercise bike is the answer.

With the ME-709, you will benefit from similar type exercise features that are typically offered on larger and more expensive exercise bikes. This recumbent exercise bike was built with a compact design that conveniently fits into the smallest exercise spaces.


The weight of the recumbent bike is another issue to look at. You need quite a heavy one so that it doesn’t rock from side to side while you are riding it, but it mustn’t be so heavy that you can’t move it easily on your own if you have to.

Make sure it is going to be a firm and steady ride, and also make sure that it has wheels that enable it to be moved easily, especially if it is heavy.

Remember too to make sure that the seat is comfortable, or you won’t want to sit on it for too long.

Fitness Reality X-Class 450SL Bluetooth Smart Technology Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike with 24 Workout Programs and Free App

The Fitness Reality X-Class 450SL is the creme de la creme of recumbent exercise bikes and can provide you a full body workout with all challenges you will need to get in shape.

In addition, the large 3” thick “air soft” seat remains cool even after long hours of a workout. So train hard and get the results you want with the Fitness Reality X-Class 450SL Bluetooth smart technology Magnetic recumbent exercise bike with a free app to track your exercise PROGRAM.

It’s a pretty firm ride too.


The computer electronics are responsible for information received as heart rate, calories burned, power, distance traveled, speed and so on. Make sure you get a computer with feedback that is important to your specific fitness goals.

With modern technology there are so many wonderful computers available for use with your recumbent that you shouldn’t have to settle for second best.

Read this post to see what you should be looking for in your recumbent exercise bike computer system.

The computer is a big part to help you to fight that exercise boredom that often sets in with home equipment and it can be avoided.


I always recommend a recumbent bike as the best long term investment to make in exercise equipment, because this is something that you can use for life, no matter what sort of injuries you get or are prone to.

Even people with back and knee issues can use a recument, unlike the upright, so think of the future when you are choosing the best recumbent exercise bike for you.

Recumbent bikes are also less likely to cause injuries. The comfort is a strength of recumbent exercise bike and if it is comfortable and enjoyable to use, you are likely to use it for a lot longer.

The Price

Recumbents range in price from low to extremely overpriced.

If you pay to little, you risk throwing your money away. A cheaper bike is less likely to be sturdy and comfortable, as well as offer all of the things we have talked about above.

So my advice, don’t go for the cheapest bike. Rather spend a bit more and you are likely to have a superior product that lasts a lot longer and enables you to make use of it for years to come.

A recumbent exerise bike must be comfortable, operate smoothly, not wobble, have a great computer system and be silent as a mouse. It’s not a lot to ask for.

The middle priced machines usually offer all of this.

Please comment below if you have purchased a recumbent exercise bike and what qualities you looked for in the bike? Also now that you have the bike, what would you like to change about it? I would love to hear from you.

5 thoughts on “Tips for Choosing The Best Recumbent Exercise Bike”

  1. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review on Seaside review and explanation are given.

    I wanted to buy a bicycle for the house for a long time, but I didn’t know which one was the most suitable. I’ve read many articles about it, but this is the best I have read. I will definitely order one of the ones presented.

    Thanks again and keep in touch.

  2. This is a good review of Fitness Reality X-Class Magnetic Recumbent Exercise bike. Thanks for coming up with this review. I instantly liked the features as they’re what I’m looking for a piece of equipment like this.

    I was looking at the recumbent exercise bike’s picture through the Amazon link that you shared and was thinking if there’s a possibility that we can make the seat lean forward instead of backward. Is this possible? 

    I ask this because I have this problem with Scoliosis and I think it would be a strain for my back if the seat is leaning backward. 

    1. You will have to check with the manufacturer on this one, but as far as I know most recumbent exercise bikes the seat can only slide back and forth.

  3. The Reality X-Class 450SL sounds like a real bang for your buck. I looked up the price and its pretty reasonably priced too. Considering that this machine can last a lifetime, bluetooth compatible, and you can get full body work out. The Reality X-Class 450SL is worth the consideration. Oh I forgot about the “air soft” seat. More like relaxation rather than a work out. Thanks for this informative review you put together!

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