Reebok 610 Exercise Bike
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|350 lbs||Magnetic||24||Frame: lifetime
Parts: 2 years
Labor: 1 year
If you’re looking for a gym-quality recumbent bike, the Reebok 610 is definitely a model to put on your list. This exercising machine offers just about everything that you would expect from a recumbent bike, in terms of comfort and fitness possibilities, without being outrageously priced. In fact, this bike does come for an excellent price/quality ratio. This post aims to put into view every aspect about this bike. So, let’s see what exactly can this baby do for you.
Specs and Details
- Assembled dimensions: 59L x 27W x 55H inches (150L x 68.5W x 140H cm)
- Unit weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 18 lbs (8 kg)
- Supported weight: 350 lbs (159 kg)
- Handlebars: Fixed, with pulse sensors
- Seat: Adjustable
- Pedals: With straps
- Brakes: Magnetic
- Resistance: Adjustable, 22 levels
- Performance console: 24 workout programs, goal tracking, iFit ready
- Bottle/Cup holder: Yes
- Other amenities: Integrated fan, integrated speakers, tablet tray
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 2 years / Labor 1 year
Like most recumbent bikes, the Reebok 610 features an assisted magnetic resistance system. This means the tension is done via a magnetic flywheel, adjusting its pull onto the flywheel via a servo motor. The resistance adjustment is done exclusively from the console. Since the magnetic brake pad does not come in contact with the flywheel, there virtually no wear and tear. Therefore, you will never have to worry about replacing it, as you would for exercise bikes with felt pad brakes.
Evidently, since the bike has a servo motor, it requires a power source. It comes with an AC adapter, which requires a 110-240V power circuit. The power adapter plugs into the frame of the bike near the front base.
The bike featuers 22 resistance levels. The very first ones are pretty easy, made for warm-up, or for recovery exercising. As opposed to that, the 20-22 levels of resistance supply quite a challenge simulating a ride up on a rather steep hill. Resistance can be changed gradually, or directly via the several direct resistance keys. However, it also automatically adjust resistance, depending on the workout program you choose.
To begin with, this Reebok exercise bike is belt-driven, featuring a heavy-duty transmission belt, made to last for many years of use. This means you basically won’t have any maintenance to look after, regarding the drive system. Chain bikes for example, require periodical greasing of the chain. This also means it’s a quiet bike. The bike’s drive system features a perimeter weighted flywheel for high inertia, supplying a pretty smooth pedaling motion. It weighs 18 lbs, just about the fair weight for a recumbent bike, and for a consistent momentum.
The bike’s crank assembly is also pretty solid, featuring a reed switch for the correct tracking of speed and distance on the console. The crank arms are solid-steel, finished oversized pedals, featuring the ZigTech design for maximum feet comfort. Pedals also have straps, great feature to have if you must undergo recovery training, and do not have full control over the movement of your feet or legs.
The bike’s frame features a step-through design, again great for users who have sustained injuries and cannot move properly. The overall bike is pretty heavy, with a weight of 150 lbs. However, this weight is an important factor for the bike’s stability and sturdiness. You can be sure that this bike won’t tip, or move even if you’re close to the maximum supported weight (350 lbs), and engage into a consistent workout.
Both bike’s bases feature leveling feet, to maximize stability and protect your floor from damage. Since the bike it rather heavy, the front base features transport wheels, while the rear base has a handle, to facilitate the bike’s moving and handling.
Seat and handlebars
Just as for any superior quality stationary bike, the seat on the Reebok 610 provides maximum comfort. It’s quite a spacious seat, 17″ (43.2 cm) wide, which can easily accommodate plus size users. Both the saddle and the backrest are contoured and nicely cushioned, to prevent any back problems, and minimize the incidence of tail bone soreness after a prolonged workout.
Evidently, the seat is adjustable featuring an oblique rail system, allowing the seat to easily glide back and forth. It can easily accommodate users between 4’10” – 6’5″ (147 – 196 cm ) tall. However, even taller users than 6’5″ can use this bike, but without a full leg stretch. The seat adjustment system is pretty simple, without exact levels and holes. Therefore you can adjust it as it fits you best. It can also be adjusted as you sit on it.
The recumbent handlebars are attached to the seat, and will move with it as you adjust it. They have integrated pulse sensors, and by holding onto them as you exercise, the console can keep track of your pulse. The front handlebars are comfortably close to the seat, and even if you want to workout by holding onto them, rather than onto the recumbent handlebars, your posture won’t be awkward, unless you’re a really short person. In case you’re wondering, the front handlebars are not adjustable. Both handlebars are rubber-foam padded, for a solid grip and for preventing any damage to the hands from longer workouts.
Console and amenities
Since the Reebok 610 recumbent bike is a pretty inclusive one, it offers quite a several amenities. First of all, molded into the drive system’s box, there’s a bottle holder compartment, which you can also use to keep your MP3 player, iPod or smarphone when you exercise. The bike’s console has a built-in sound system, compatible with most MP3 players, or smart devices. Even though it’s not exactly one extraordinary sound system, it does supply a pretty sharp and clear sound. The bottom of the console features a 2-speed fan, great to have for intense workouts. Also, the middle of the console features a tablet/book holder, so that you can view your favorite streams or read your favorite books as you exercise.
The console is also telemetry enabled, being able to read pulse via a chest strap, this accessory being included with the box.
When it comes to fitness functions, the console unit supplied with this Reebok bike is quite inclusive. First of all, it has 24 built-in workout apps, 12 performance oriented, and 12 calorie-burning oriented. Each program will auto-adjust resistance, in order to simulate a certain terrain. The console gives you the possibility to set up targets for your training, including distance, calories, or time. There’s also the “My Trail” function, which measures distance in laps of 1/4 miles each, function great to have if you want to train on a professional level. And finally, depending on the workout mode you choose, it can indicate, speed, time, distance, calories, the current resistance level, and pulse.
The display is 5″ in diagonal, and backlit to ensure a good readability even in poor lighting conditions. There are digits for direct tension adjustment on the console, for level 1, 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22. Of course, the resistance can be adjusted gradually, from level to level, from the – / + digits.
Last but not least, the console unit on the Reebok 610 is iFit-ready. This means it can use a specific wireless iFit module, in order to directly connect to iFit. From iFit you can download countless of other workout programs, or create your own workout programs and use them. Or, you can actually create a trail via Google Maps and the console will simulate a ride on that particular trail. Through iFit you can analyze your workout data on a superior level, and continuously improve. Also, you can share your progress, compete with others and keep yourself motivated.
Assembly and Maintenance
The box comes with a very well-written, comprehensive manual, which will guide you step by step through the assembly and use process. Anyway, the assembly isn’t complicated at all, requiring you to attach the bases, the seat assembly, the front handlebar assembly, connect the console wires and then mount the console as well, and finally the pedals. Several tools for the assembly are included, but you will also need a Phillips screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. The whole assembly process shouldn’t take more than an hour, but since the bike is rather heavy, it requires two people.
Maintenance doesn’t require much. Just keep the bike clean, don’t allow any liquids to fall on the console, and make sure all the bolts are tight.
There are two other pretty important aspects that should be mentioned here, though. One, since the bike is heavy, and the user’s weight is added to it, it’s best to place the bike on a mat, to prevent any damage to your floor. Second, in order to benefit from the warranty, you must register your bike with reebokservice.com.
Just about everything we’ve mentioned about this bike are its pros. But in case you’ve missed any, here’s a summary for you:
- Solid frame, sturdy build, to last a lifetime, and to support users up to 350 lbs.
- Extremely comfortable, cushioned and adjustable seat.
- Recumbent handrests with EKG grips sensors.
- Front handlebar assembly comfortably close to the seat.
- Cushioned pedals, with a ribbed design and straps.
- Bottle/accessory holder.
- Tablet/book holder.
- Integrated, 2-speed fan.
- Integrated speakers, compatible with most MP3 players and iDevices.
- 24 workout apps.
- Race track training function.
- Goal setting functions.
- iFit connectivity.
- Quiet bike.
- Basically maintenance free.
- Excellent warranty package.
Although it’s a great bike, which comes with quite a bunch of pluses, it wouldn’t be fair to leave out its several drawbacks, so here they are:
- If you’re going to use a tablet or book, it will overlay onto the iFit digits, and maybe some of the console’s display.
- iFit module included. However, even without it you still have 24 workout apps.
- Heavy and bulky bike, so make sure you have someone to help you assemble it, and the required space for it.
The Reebok 610 is a recumbent bike with an excellent price/quality/capability ratio. It’s simply great for home use, and basically for the whole range of users, from beginner to pro, from young to elderly, including users who require recovery exercising. Half of its workout routines focus on calorie burning, so you can be sure it can help you lose weight. It’s worth every single penny in its price, a bike that you won’t be disappointed with.