Three Top Rated Recumbent Exercise Bikes to Help With Arthritic Joints
If you are wanting to get healthier, slimmer and fitter with an exercise bike that you can use from the comfort of you own home but are set back a bit by arthritis, then getting a recumbent bike is a great way to go — they can better support you ergonomically & make it much easier getting on and off. Here, we will look at three great bikes that have been carefully selected & are perfect for users who suffer with arthritis due to the carefully designed framework and mechanical structure integrated, providing you with full support and protection, but also the ability to offer you an intense and progressive workout.
#1 Schwinn 270 Recumbent Exercise Bike
The Schwinn 270 (significantly discounted to under $500) is an extremely popular & overall quality recumbent bike available at a very decent price. At the center-piece is a dual track LCD console system detailing 13 different metric read outs whilst you workout and also offers a huge 29 specialized fitness programs, each targeting a slightly different aspect of your fitness. Moreover, the console also keeps track of your fitness goals and progress — where you can extract the data through a USB port and wireless connection via SchwinnConnect, basically like keeping an automatic fitness log.
Schwinn 270’s entire framework has been carefully designed to be as supportive (supports a user weight capacity of 300 lbs) and as a comfortable as possible. Firstly, its body utilizes dual integrated levelers and a centralized steel frame to offer a sound workout foundation as well as being fitted with an oversized crossbar for extra sturdiness & stability. Internally, the Schwinn 270 uses a heavy duty, high speed & high intertia flywheel to keep workout natural & smooth — with up to 25 levels of eddy current resistance.
The seat has been fitted with high density padding (as well as lumbar support) and perfectly designed & contoured to provide intense support & quality comfort (with it also being vented to offering cooling) for your back as well as providing you ample leg room. It is adjustable via a seat rail system that operates on a simple pulley lever mechanism. The Schwinn 270 has been kitted out with ergonomic handle bars (with EKG heart rate monitor grips) as well as a set of extra static handle bars to help you get on and off the bike. Additionally, it has an integrated fan system, media rack tray and sophisticated acoustic chamber that you can play your music aloud from.
Rating: 80% (sourced amazon.com) | Dimensions: 64 x 28 x 50 inches | Weight: 86.6 lbs
#2 Horizon Fitness RC-30
Another very popular & affordable Recumbent bike is the RC-30 — that is solely intended for you to sit back and get it in a low impact & comfortable manner.
Stands out for being notably comfortable & supportive — it offers an adjustable seat with lumbar pillow embedded for extra support for your lower back, that is easy to ‘mount’ due to its ‘step through design’.
The LCD console fitted allows eight varying levels of resistance as well as 8 training programs (incl. weight loss, tempo). It also offers you metric feedback on calories burned, speed, distance, time etc. helping you to gradually reach your fitness goals. The RC-30 is an excellent bike, the best rated out the bunch, and an option you can’t go wrong with.
Rating: 88% (sourced amazon.com)
#3 Diamondback 510Sr Bike
An award winning but rather expensive bike, — the 510Sr is easily one one of the best recumbent bikes about — especially if your arthritis is severe. It is consistently recommended as ‘the’ bike to help people recover from ‘serious joint injuries and chronic pain‘.
Its entire frame-work from the seat to the handle bars is ergonomically sculptured to provide ‘the’ best in terms of comfort and support for a user. Everything is adjustable so that almost any size user (tall or small) can fit in perfectly well and get a completely customized & unique workout station suited just for you.
The computerized LCD console offers real time workout feedback, from which you can access 20 different workout programs and set 16 increments of resistance. It also comes kitted out with all the usual extra perks such as a media tray, sound system installed.
Rating: 92% (sourced amazon.com)
Which Recumbent Exercise Bike Will You Buy?
All three options are quality bikes that will specially cater for your arthritis (although this does make them slightly more expensive than the standard exercise bike), but still offer you a decent workout. If there was one model to choose and you had particularly bad arthritis I’d advise you go for option #3 but if you are on a stricter budget #1 or #2, would be more the way to go. But which recumbent bike will you buy and why (let me know in the comments below)?
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