Stamina 1350 Magnetic Recumbent Bike Review
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Introducing A Stamina 1350 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike
The Stamina 1350 Magnetic Recumbent bike, has a few things to offer to you. The effectiveness of using a stationary recumbent bike relies on various factors – your motivation, the resistance levels of the recumbent bike. Something it doesn’t rely on, is your wallet. Recumbent bikes come in various models, and range from $100 to $2,999. While purchasing something with a higher price tag may seem like an investment for better motivation, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll meet the expectations you know you want. With the Stamina 1350 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise bike you’ll find it belongs to a low-impact cardio category of exercise equipment. What does that mean exactly? Those who want to start working on their fitness, are exercising with an injury, and face time-constraints preventing them from going to a gym, will find this useful to begin working out.
There are various unique features for this recumbent bike:
- The large easy-to-read monitors, that display various metrics like distance, calories burnt, speed, and time
- Simple to use
- Sturdy and reliable durability (with a 1-year warranty)
- Smooth mechanisms for adjusted tensions and intensities
- Comfortable seating, with adjustable positions and handlebars for stability
- Large pedals with a strong grip to avoid slippage
- Easy to get on and off
You’ll find many other unique features in the Stamina 1350 Magnetic Recumbent Bike.
The price is probably one of the reasons the Stamina 1350 is still on the market. It addresses the issue of affordability, with the desire to live a healthier lifestyle. By offering fewer resistance levels, and fewer technical frills, you can enjoy cycling at home with a lighter weight on your wallet. You’ll also find that if you’re working with less space, it can be easily transported from one location to another.
Why Should I Buy One?
With a Magnetic Resistance level, the Stamina 1350 offers the minimum 8-level resistance with the added benefit of a ‘magnetic resistance’. Sticking to a long-term exercise program can be difficult, so finding additional resources or using entertainment to maintain motivation can be beneficial. TopFitnessLab also recommends including various other ways to work on your stamina, such as lighter dumbbells, an exercise ball, and/or a treadmill. With smaller add-ons, you can enjoy the variety of muscle-building, toning and fitness development that gyms offer, in the comfort of your home. We also recommend inviting someone over to keep you motivated.
Can You Tell Me About the Technical Specifications?
Compared to other recumbent bikes in this price-range, the console of the Stamina 1350 is very similar. It doesn’t offer the preset programs, or workout programs that better-priced recumbent exercise bikes integrate into their LCD. It does however, offer a heart-rate monitoring measurement, and you can look into finding your Target Heart Rate Zone if you have heart issues.
An example of their table:
There is also a quick-start button for simple use.
Where Should I Buy One?
As seen in the chart above, you can look into various websites, with different shipping prices. These shipping prices also depend on your location, so it’s best to go with larger websites, or ones that you’re familiar with as having suitable shipping options.
How About the Assembly?
The assembly of a recumbent exercise bike is relatively simple, and can be done without added assistance. Instructions are relatively clear, and concise, especially with a model like this one.
Pros & Cons:
- Large Console
- If you’re looking for something that just gets you cycling, this is a good option.
- Minimum resistance, and fewer ways to add variety to your workout. It’s also trickier to transport from one area to another. We would say, this is an entry-level recumbent bike, so if you’re looking for a kickstart, this is alright. Otherwise, you could look to models like the Schwinn 270, which can also give you a headstart on your workout, with the added benefit of better resistance levels, profile-specific programs, and the ability to record your progress.
Why We Recommend Stamina 1350 and you will too!
Without the concern of additional noise, the Stamina 1350 recumbent exercise bike is a quieter recumbent exercise bike, meaning you can watch television and listen to music very easily. All in all, it’s a simple-to-use recumbent exercise bike, in addition to having a very conveniently readable console. At the same time, while we love this tyke, in comparison to the Schwinn 270, its brother the 230, or the Nautilus 1640, we have to note that the resistance levels are limited. In addition to that, the lower weight capacity of the recumbent bike is 250 lbs, in comparison to the average 300 lbs is a weak-point.