Product Review: Proform 215 CSX Upright Exercise Bike
Price Range: $250 – $300
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a comfortable, entry-level fitness bike with plenty of flexibility and comfort features.
- The ProForm 215 CSX Excercise Bike is sturdy and robustly constructed with strong metal and plastics. The compact form factor of the bike allows you to fit it inside rooms where space is at a premium.
- The wide, adjustable seat is well padded for outstanding comfort, making it great for long gruelling workout sessions. With a 250 lbs weight limit, this exercise bike can accommodate most people.
- ProForm’s SMR™ resistance system uses magnetic resistance so you get an ultra-smooth and quiet workout. As the power is self-generated, there are no electricity costs to worry about. With 12 resistance levels, you can increase the intensity of your cardio workout to shed more calories and enhance your fitness level even further.
- The AC powered user-friendly console displays four workout metrics so you can easily keep track of your progress. Metrics include a Time Readout, Calories Burned, Current Resistance level, Pulse Readout.
- The bike is iFit compatible via purchasing an optional iFit live wireless adapter. This provides some very cool features which can enhance your motivation to attain your fitness goals even further. With Google Maps™ powered workouts; you can create custom workouts locally or across the globe. Other features include an 8 week workout program with renowned fitness trainer Jillian Michaels and new daily workouts downloaded automatically.
- A total of sixteen workout programs are built-in so everyone has a challenge suited to their needs. Each preset program automatically adjusts the bikes resistance level so starting your workout is a breeze.
- There is an audio input built-in to connect up an MP3 player which can be played via the built-in speakers.
- The Proform 215 CSX is a bit short on amenities as there isn’t a reading rack or water bottle holder. However, with the MP3 feature there is enough to keep you entertained whilst exercising.
Guarantee: 5-year warranty on frame. 90-day warranty on parts & labor.
Value for money?
The Proform 215 CSX Upright Exercise Bike is a very well built stationary bike with an impressive set of features, which makes it the best value exercise bike we’ve seen at this end of the market.
The amount of workout programs and resistance settings will be enough for beginners and many intermediates looking for an affordable upright exercise bike.
Also available from ProForm: The ProForm TDF Training Bike