Phoenix 99605You don’t have to take a trip to the hospital or clinic to have your rehabilitative cardiovascular exercise instead, you can do it in your on home while watching television or listening to a radio unless necessary. The Phoenix 99605 Upright is designed for easy use and accessibility especially for beginners and intermediary athletes or doing rehabilitative exams.

The Phoenix Upright Magnetic bike provide users a more convenient way of doing cycling inside their house, like other stationary bikes, but of course, there is something unique with this device. It features an ultra-quiet magnetic resistance system that provides a quiet work out getting rid of the wheel-like sound and inviting the vibrant exercise appropriate for those who had cardiovascular diseases.

It is also equipped with a monitoring device so you could see and manage easily your speed, distance, time and estimated calories burned. It is also featured with your pulse rate from the hand sensor set along the handle of the contraption at the upper portion and in the lower portion, attached the wheel that helps in moving the bike where you wanted it to be placed on the time you would exercise. You can place it in front of the television while you are watching or besides the window for a great view of outside.

The magnetic bike has also provided an eight resistance levels. With it was an adjustment dial wherein you can control it manually while you are on work out, besides, you are in an upright position so you can easily regulate resistance levels.

Pros:

  1. A large monitoring unit for all the data needed during the work out
  2. Each fitting pedal goes along with a foot strap to secure foot on the surface of it.
  3. It is attached with wheels at the front basis of the device for easy storage and mobility.

Cons:

  1. It is not recommended for those users 250 pounds and above to use this device but aside from that, there is no other cause of inconvenience.

Overall, this magnetic exercise bike will definitely a must buy for all who wanted to have the stability they’ve always wanted.

Star Trac ST Fitness 8610The Star Trac ST Fitness 8610 AirForce Upright Exercise Bike works with an air resistance, that means that the bike is noisy as you increase your speed of pedaling, and it doesn’t have any way to control the resistance. Air resistance indoor bikes are not the best choices if you are looking to buy an indoor bike.

Having said that, there though some good things about this bike within the air resistance type indoor bikes segment. It has a comfortable large back padded seat, the seat can be adjusted for added comfort, and it can also be adjusted in multiple ways, so that different users may find their perfect position to ride this bike.

Specifications

  • Resistance: Dual Action Air Resistance
  • LCD Display provides feedback on Speed, Time Elapsed, Calories, Distance, Temperature
  • Contact Heart Rate Sensors
  • Fully Adjustable Seat
  • Warranty: Lifetime on Frame, 5 years on parts, 1 year labor
  • Dimensions: 48” L x 23” W x 48” H
  • Weight: 112 pounds
  • Air Resistance Indoor Bike

This model stands out as a best upright bike, even though these bikes tend to be noisy, and this model isn’t different, people like them because of the comfort from the air flowing from the pedaling. This model is strong and looks solid, and has a warranty that is reasonable for it.

Another feature that makes this bike from Star Trac stand out are the moving handlebars that accompany the movement of the pedaling, you may say that you have here a full body workout equipment, but some users have said that the movement of the arms doesn’t really test your strength and lacks more resistance at lowers pedaling speeds.

The bike is quite simple in its construction and the console also. There isn’t nothing like a wow factor to this bike. It is though a quality air resistance indoor bike that will delight all the users that look for a no frills fitness equipment that will deliver what they are looking for, a great performance with maximum comfort.

Star Trac ST at a Glance…

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Solid and stable
  • Quality construction

Cons:

This is a very good bike for a air resistance indoor bike, once again these bikes are noisy and may not be the best choice for indoor biking, but if you like the air flowing from the fan as you ride and the noise doesn’t bother you, then this is the model that you should be looking for to buy.

Stamina 5325With the smooth quiet ride that only magnetic resistance can offer, the Stamina 5325 presents an excellent, low-impact, aerobic workout while remaining within a reasonable price-range.

The large, easy-to-read, LCD readout allows its user to keep track of every thing from speed, distance, time, and calories burned. With the console's scan feature activated, the LCD readout will cycle threw each of these vitals allowing the user complete tracking without the need for repeatedly pressing the button. This bike also has 6 preset fitness programs to choose from, and pulse sensors built into the aero handlebars.

Who Should Consider the Stamina 5325

A comfortable oversized, adjustable, vinyl seat that will accommodate most users and a smooth magnetic resistance with an adjustable eight-step tension control make this bike a comfortable purchase for practically any exercise enthusiast, from the user who only desires to shed a few extra pounds, to the seasoned devotee who simply can't get enough time in at the gym.

While the wheels on this machine make it mobile when it comes time to move it from room to room, a set of leveling stabilizer caps keep it securely grounded and surefooted when it comes time to do the actual working out. These factors coupled with the quietness of this bike make it the perfect addition to most any home or apartment.

Benefits

An easy-to-reach tension dial which allows you to control the intensity of the workout, preset fitness programs with pace guides, and built-in hand pulse sensors on the aero handlebars are some of the beneficial features of this machine.

An oversized sculpted seat, large weighted pedals to prevent foot-slipoff, and smooth quiet operation also make this bike attractive.

Disadvantages

Although this bike has gotten rave reviews, the bike's users tend to criticize the vagueness instruction manual. Also, the supplied tools are less than perfect for assembling this piece of equipment.

It should be noted, as well, that there have been reports of missing screws for attaching the seat and console to the bike. Although a few of these complaints are warranted and the screws were actually missing, most had simply overlooked them. These screws are threaded into these parts, and are not in the bag with the rest of the fasteners.

Conclusion

Practically no negative feedback, a smooth quiet ride, a large built in LCD monitor with 6 preset fitness programs, and an adjustable padded seat and backrest all go to make the Stamina 5325 feel as though it were an upright of twice its actual price.