Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

2010 Exercise Bike Best Buy | Nautilus (Bowflex) R514 Recumbent Bike Review

The Nautilus R514 offers a rare combination of quality construction, unique features and affordability from a trusted brand. It's our Recumbent Bike Best Buy for 2010.

The R514 features a biomechanically-correct design, extra comfort features, enhanced programming, and an integrated Polar heart rate monitoring system.

Recumbent bikes are designed to ease strain on the back with ergonomic seat positioning. The R514 includes adjustable lumbar support for added comfort.

The convenient step-through design makes it easy to get on and off the bike, the seat is well-padded, comfortable, and easily slides forward or backwards to suit users of multiple heights.

Like most Nautilus equipment, the R514 Recumbent is solid and well-built. There are 16 levels of resistance available on a hefty 20-pound flywheel and the electronically controlled magnetic resistance provides a smooth and efficient workout.

The blue backlit LCD console is relatively complicated but includes more features than most will ever use. There are 7 profile courses, 2 programmable user profiles and 20 total programs to track your progress and compete against yourself.

There are 4 Polar heart rate monitoring programs, with telemetry, grip and chest belt (included). Polar is unquestionably the premier heart rate monitoring brand and makes a perfect complement to this well-engineered, feature rich recumbent bike.

Although marketed as "compact" this is not a small piece of equipment -- it measures 67 x 25 x 52 inches (L x W x H), so plan your workout space before purchase.

Assembly takes 1-2 hours but the instructions are clear and straight-forward. There are some addenda to the assembly instructions printed on separate sheets. We recommend downloading the most updated assembly instructions.

Nutilus R514 Recumbent Bike Product Features

  • Feature-rich recumbent exercise bike
  • 16 resistance levels and 20-pound flywheel
  • Blue backlit LCD display with an easy to read console
  • 7 profile courses, 2 programmable user profiles, 20 total programs
  • 4 Polar heart rate programs, with telemetry, grip and chest belt
  • Eddy Current Brake (ECB) resistance system
  • Multi-point seat and console adjustments
  • Oversized deluxe pedals
  • Powerful fan and built-in storage basket
  • 300-pound maximum user weight
  • 10-year warranty on frame, 2 years on parts, 1 year on electronics

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