Top Rated Foldable Recumbent Bikes
Are you looking to enjoy the benefits of what recumbent bikes have to offer, however only have a restricted small space for them to operate in and for them to also have the ability to fold up afterwards, so you can neatly store them away? If so, from the following showcase of the three best folding recumbent exercise bikes, you should be able to find the ideal machine for you, that ticks all the boxes.
#1 Exerpeutic 400 XL Fold Up Recumbent Bike
This 400 XL bike from Exerpeutic, would is a hugely popular and extremely well regarded recumbent based exercise bike that has the ability to fold up & can be easily stored inside a closet etc. As you can see it takes on a very different design to most clunky and large recumbent bikes and is instead neatly and compact in design, perfect for those with apartments or small houses.
Although, it is considerably more compact than most recumbent bikes the 400XL is still more than capable of offering you an intensive cardio workout. It is integrated with a precision balanced flywheel and double v belt drive system to ensure a smooth, low impact and natural workout. The bike also allows you to adjust the resistance on 8 levels with the magnetic resistance control mechanism, so you can progress as you get fitter and fitter.
The bike also comes comes with a centralized LCD monitor that details all your workout diagnostics through metric readouts (distance, calories burned, heart rate etc.) and heart rate pulse sensor. Also, the bike has undergone specialized ergonomic engineering to ensure the user is completely secure and comfortable e.g. with an oversized, extra padded seat with lumbar support for those with lower back problems, leg stabilizers, large pedals with straps and is completely adjustable to accommodate any user size.
In all, the 400XL is a truly great bike and offers incredible value for money, given that you get it for under $150.
Rating: 90% sourced (amazon.com) | Dimensions: 19 x 46 x 33 inches| Weight: 39 lbs
#2 Stamina InTone Folding Recumbent Bike
Another very decent option to consider is the InTone fold up recumbent bike that is slightly more expensive at just under $200. Of course, it is also capable of folding up to a very compact storage foot print (40′ x 25′) for simple storage.
It is capable of offering you a very intense workout so that you can tone and strengthen your legs and buttocks but without causing stress to your joints or back, all very low impact, given the semi-reclined position you are in whilst working out.
Like the 400XL, it comes with a LCD monitor that tracks your workout etc. and is built on a solid steel frame work — hence will easily stand the test of time.
Rating: 76% sourced (amazon.com)
#3 Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Recumbent Bike
This semi recumbent bike is the cheapest option to consider at just over the $100 mark. It offers the very basics of an exercise bike.
Where it comes with an easy to read, simple LCD display that offers you real time speed travelling, distance traveled and the amount of calories you have burned.
It is extremely compact, the smallest of all the bikes on show, a great bike to consider if you are really, really tight on space. Moreover, it of course has the ability to pack up and fold away to be stored in a cupboard or under a bend once you are done with it. A potential drawback with the bike though is that it can only accommodate a user weight capacity of 220 lbs and is quite noisy in use (so I would play some music whilst you are working out with an iPod touch).
Rating: 60% sourced (amazon.com)
Which Fold Up Recumbent Bike Will You Get?
Each has their own slightly unique selling point, but overall the 400XL has to be the bike that most people should go for, given its a quality bike available at a bargain price. But which recumbent folding exercise bike will you buy and why (let me know in the comments below)?
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