More and more often, people that are interested in a stationary bicycle are turning to the recumbent bike design rather than the more traditional upright bike design. The main reason for this trend is the fact that the recumbent bike is able to provide more back support and comfort throughout the workout. In addition, the recumbent bike helps to work the leg muscles in a different way. One recumbent bike design that has been particularly popular is the LifeCore Fitness 1000RB Recumbent Bike. With its many features and relatively low price, it is not difficult to understand why this particular model has become so popular.
The LifeCore Fitness 1000RB Recumbent Bike offers 12 Preset Programs as well as Polar Compatible Heart Rate Programs. Therefore, people of just about any ability level can choose a workout to suit their needs.
Although the LifeCore Fitness 1000RB Recumbent Bike has a compact 44″ step-through design, it still offers a number of extras that are not commonly found on stationary bikes. Many of these features place an emphasis on comfort. For example, the model includes Ergo-Mesh Seating as well as other creature comforts such as a towel rack, a water bottle holder, and even a Reading Rack for a book.
The seat on the LifeCore Fitness 1000RB Recumbent Bike can also be repositioned in a number of ways. The seat can be slid away from or closer to the pedals and then may be tilted with a seat adjustment knob. This model also has 5″ pedal spacing, which helps to reduce the amount of stress placed on the user’s joints.
Although the LifeCore Fitness 1000RB Recumbent Bike has a compact size, it is still a bit heavy at 120 pounds. It does feature oversized transport wheels, however, which makes it a bit easier to move back and forth. In addition, although the price is reasonable for what is included in the model, some users might be satisfied for a model without the “extras” that is available for a lower price.