Needed an exercise bike for both ailing knees but have very limited space to place one and it had to be taken down a flight of stairs. Didn't want a pure upright exercise bike nor am I a fan of recumbant exercise bikes. Found this on another site but checked on Overstock to see if they carried it. Not only did they carry it, but at a substantially lower price. The bike arrived a day earlier than Overstock projected. I was able to put the bike together is appox 45 minutes. I probably could have put it together in 30 minutes but I had to take breaks due to knee pain. The only reason for the four star rating is the seat is uncomfortable after about 40 minutes. Other than that I love everything about the bike. I have trouble riding an upright do to the absence of a back to the seat and recumbant bikes sit too low making it hard for me to get on and off of them. This is truly the best of both without the worst of both and just what I needed. Seems to be very sturdy and is very quiet.
So, this might be the most important review I ever write for Overstock, so please bear with this, as it's going to be rather long. To do it right, I have to say a few things about my situation. Age, 54. Weight, 275 lbs. I have arthritis, some nerve damage, and venous issues. So, way too heavy, and definitely not in the best of shape. I bought this bike because 1. It's recumbent. Which is nice for my arthritic hips and ankles. It also makes it much easier to get on and off of it, because it sits lower to the ground. 2. Its weight limit is 300 lbs. I'm under that, but not under the weight limit on bikes not quite as well made as this one. 3. Price. I'm disabled, which means I don't have a lot of money, and I got a nice deal on this, thanks to Overstock. 4. I hate walking outside in heat or cold, and I can now exercise in my home without worrying about heat stroke, or falling on ice and breaking something. I did worry about getting it together. I saw the review from the other older, disabled lady, who had had trouble getting it put together, and had said she'd come back and tell us if she got it put together, but never did, or wasn't able to. So I was a little nervous about that. Here's the deal. It's NOT that hard to put together, but it is. That is to say, it is not complicated, if you follow the directions carefully, ESPECIALLY as regards getting the pedals on properly. However, if you're like me and have some physical problems, it will be much better if you get some help. It's hard to get out of the box, and some parts are very heavy. Some of the positions you have to assume to secure nuts and bolts are awkward. All in all, it took me a few days to get this together on my own. It will go much faster if you have two people--one to tighten, one to hold. You will also want a better philips screwdriver than the one provided, especially for the shallower screws. But I did manage to get it together on my own. It's together now, the seat's adjusted, the drink cup holder is in place, the computer is in place, and...I LOVE this bike! It's comfortable. It's quiet. It moves around easily, as the front bar has little rollers on it. It's solid. I don't feel like I'm over burdening it by using it. It has a great little computer program so you can increase or decrease difficulty. I can see using this bike for a very long time, and hopefully enjoying better health and (hopefully!) a lowered weight thanks to using it! Thanks Overstock!
Wow! A top quality exercise bike that is easy to put together and works like a charm. Add the best customer service ever and I'd say this is one of the best things I have ever purchased on the internet. Thanks Overstock!
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