|Ironman Triathlon X-Class 410
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Wear parts: 2 years
Electronics: 2 years
Other parts: 5 years
Labor: 5 years
When it comes to fitness equipment, just about any machine or accessory offered by Ironman Fitness is simply awesome. The Triathlon X-Class 410 recumbent bike doesn’t make an exception. This exercise bike model not only offers an impressive array of features and functions, it also combines quality and comfort perfectly.
Therefore, if you’re looking for a gym-quality recumbent bike, here’s what the Ironman Triathlon X-Class 410 can offer.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 66L x 21.5W x 46H inches (167.7L x 54.6W x 116.8H cm)
- Assembled weight: 122 lbs (55.3 kg)
- Supported weight: 350 lbs (158.7 kg)
- Handlebars: Fixed, with pulse sensors
- Seat: Adjustable
- Backrest: Adjustable
- Pedals: With adjustable straps
- Resistance: Current-assisted magnetic, 32 levels
- Progress tracking console: 12 workout programs, Bluetooth enabled, compatible with Ironstrong Fitness Pro Apps
- Amenities: Fan, speakers, bottle holder, media holder, waterproof PVC mat
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Wear parts 2 years / Electronics 2 years / Other parts 5 years / Labor 5 years
One of the most important aspects regarding the frame of this recumbent bike, is that it features fewer bolt connection points in its construction, compared with others. For example, the seat’s bars (which are masked by the cosmetic shrouds), are welded to the frame, rather than connected with bolts. This means the bike offers a lot of firmness. Nothing feels wobbly or shaky when you’re working out on the bike, even if you engage in high-intensity exercising routine.
The elements that contribute to the overall stability of the machine do not end here. Along with the frame compactness, this bike features a slightly different construction in its stabilizing bases. Both front and rear bases have large, adjustable levelers, with rubber caps, to maximize the grip on the floor. And on top of that, the bike comes with a PVC waterproof mat that not only maximizes the machine’s stability, it also protects your floors from any damage.
The last aspect that enriches the overall sturdiness of this recumbent bike is its overall weight. At full setup, it weighs 122 lbs (55.3 kg). However, transporting the bike for storage shouldn’t be difficult, as the front stabilizer bar features silicone caster wheels, while the rear base has a built-in handle to facilitate the tilting of the machine on its wheels.
The main frame of this bike is made of steel tubing, double-coated with anti-corrosive paint. The frame also incorporates a few plastic parts, but these fulfill a cosmetic role, mostly. Some of the plastic elements are the seat base covers, and the shrouds that cover the pulley and flywheel.
Seat and handlebars
It goes without saying that the main comfort factor in just about any recumbent bike, is the seat. And the seat equipped on the Ironman Triathlon X-Class 410 simply excels in ergonomic elements. To begin with, the seat’s base construction combines a thick layer of foam cushioning, with a layer of individual air chambers. This promotes the dispersion of the user’s weight on the seat’s surface, maximizing comfort. The seat is also quite welcoming, with a depth of 13.5″ (34 cm), and width of 17″ (43 cm).
The back support of this bike also has much more to offer than the backrests of other bikes. First of all, it’s features a molded design, incorporating a lumbar cushion, also with air chamber layer as the seat, to minimize the stress on the lower back. Its overall surface is made of a synthetic, solid mesh, to also adapt better to the user’s body contour. But maybe the most important aspect regarding the backrest of this bike is its angle-adjustability. It actually offers 3 angle adjustment levels, supporting different workout postures, and expanding the comfort possibilities.
The distance between the seat and pedals is adjustable. The whole seat assembly glides on an oblique rail system, with a quick-lock device. At the farthest point from the pedals, its height from the ground is 33.2″ (cca 84 cm), while at the closest point to the pedals, its height is 24.7″ (cca 63 cm). The bike can accommodate users between 5′ and 6’4″ (152.4 – 193 cm). It also offers commercial user capacity, being able to support users up to 350 lbs (158 kg). The seat itself actually may be able to support even heavier users, but the backrest may not.
The seat handlebars of the bike have integrated pulse sensors. They’re covered with foam material to ensure a firm grip. Their angle and position is non-adjustable as they come attached to the seat assembly with bolts. But evidently, they move along the adjustment rail the seat’s position is adjusted.
The front handlebars come pretty close to the user, therefore are far from being completely useless as in other recumbent exercise bike models. Thus, you can also engage in leaned forward workout routines in case you want to, without experiencing an extremely awkward position.
Drive and resistance systems
The Triathlon X-Class 410 bike features a belt drive system, using a heavy-duty, endurance tested, multi-groove belt. The crankset is a 3-piece part, using solid steel crank arms. Its pedals are quite spacious, being able to accommodate shoes of all sizes, also featuring adjustable straps.
The bike integrates a 15.4 lbs (7 kg) flywheel, perimeter-weighted, for a consistent momentum. Overall, the drive system of the bike is smooth and quiet, and does not require any maintenance.
When it comes to resistance, this recumbent bike features an electronically assisted magnetic brake. The brake mechanism involves a magnetic pad, which can be moved closer or farther in relation to the flywheel, increasing or decreasing resistance.
Resistance is adjusted exclusively from the bike’s console. You can adjust resistance as you pedal, or, in case you’re using a custom user program, or one of the readily available programs, resistance will auto-adjust. The commands are picked up by a small servo motor which adjusts the resistance pad. The machine offers 32 resistance levels, from very low, designed for users with joints problems for example, and up to very high, for users who seek an intense workout. The top resistance settings actually simulate quite a steep climb.
Evidently, since the bike’s resistance mechanism is electronically assisted, the machine requires to be connected to an 110 V power circuit. It comes with an adapter (U.S. type), which connects to the front part of the bike, near the left base.
Console and accessories
A multifunctional console is supplied with the Ironman Triathlon X-Class 410 bike. It offers 12 pre-set workout programs, and 4 user profiles that allow you to create and customize your own programs. When creating a user profile, you will need to introduce your gender, age, height and weight, in order for the console to generate a more accurate calorie burning count. There are also 4 target heart rate zones available: 55%, 75%, 90% and custom. Finally, there’s a Fitness Recovery test and of course, the Manual mode, which basically gives you the possibility to ride freely, adjusting resistance as you like.
The console is also Bluetooth enabled. It can communicate with your other Bluetooth devices, such as laptops, tablets or phones, to use the free IRONSTRONG Fitness Pro app. This app gives you the possibility to save your workout data online, keep track of your progress, setup various goals in your workout, also giving you a pretty neat interface to work with.
The unit features dual monitors with blue, backlit display. The top, wider monitor displays your workout program, also indicating the current segment. The smaller display indicates speed, time, distance, calories, watts, RPM and heart rate.
There are several other features offered by the console unit. It has a sound system consisting of two high-intensity speakers, compatible with just about any smart device or music player. Cooling fan and a media tray are also integrated. And finally, the angle of the console can be adjusted, allowing the user to clearly see the data on the monitor or the media device placed onto the tray.
Two other accessories which are not related to the bike’s console are still to be mentioned here. One is the bonus PVC mat that is supplied with the bike. The other is the bottle holder which comes attached to the console mast.
Assembly and Maintenance
The seat’s base and rail mechanism, as well as the bike’s drive / resistance mechanism, come already attached to the frame. Therefore, in terms of assembly, you only need to attach the bike’s bases, top of the seat, backrest, pedals, connect wires then connect the console mast to the main frame, and finally attach the console. Tools and manual are also supplied.
Maintenance doesn’t require much. Basically, you just need to keep the bike clean, and re-tighten bolts in their places if its necessary. Internal parts shouldn’t need any additional lubrication.
- Sturdy construction, elegant design;
- High user capacity (350 lbs);
- Consistent cushioning on the seat;
- Lumbar cushioning on backrest;
- Adjustable backrest – 3 positions;
- Adjustable seat;
- Automatic, magnetic resistance, with 32 available settings;
- 12 preset programs, 4 custom user profiles;
- Bluetooth enabled, compatible with the free IRONSTRONG Fitness Pro app;
- Handlebars with pulse sensors;
- Console with sound system, cooling fan and tablet tray;
- Bottle holder;
- Bonus accessory – water resistant PVC mat;
- Quiet and smooth drive;
- Basically maintenance free;
- Consistent warranty plan.
- Cannot read pulse via a HR chest strap transmitter;
- Fan is not extremely powerful;
- A tablet placed on the media tray will cover the top display. But the lower display which indicates the most important values, will still be visible.
The Ironman Triathlon X-Class 410 is a recumbent exercise bike which offers commercial quality and an impressive array of features. It’s a fitness machine for users of all levels, great for recovery training, light cardio, but also for high-intensity cardio and weight loss, as it can supply consistent resistance levels. You can actually burn 5-600 calories per hour on this bike, depending on your training routine. It’s not exactly the most affordable fitness machine, but is also far from being a cheaply made model. It actually offers great value for the price.