Recumbent Exercise Bikes


This type of bike is mostly meant for people who would like to be comfortable when they are exercising.

Whether you are short or tall, you will absolutely love using this exercise bike.

The chair-like seat provides excellent support for your back and because of reclined position you will not get to feel any strain.

Schwinn 270 recumbent exercise bicycle

Main features of recumbent exercise bicycle:

Comfort: this is one the most comfortable exercise bikes you will ever find on the market.

This bike has a seat that provides ultimate comfort.

Unlike upright bike where you are hunched forward while holding the handles, your hands are completely free while riding on the recumbent bike.

You can read a book, play your favorite game, or even watch the TV.


Effectiveness: recumbent bike is less effective as compared to upright bike.

However, you will still burn the same calories as compared to upright bikes.

Since they are very comfortable, you may be tempted to extend your workout session, which can lead to burning of more calories.

Also, you legs will work harder since your body is in a reclined position.

Cost: if you are on a budget, recumbent bike may not be the best option.

This exercise bike is more expensive as compared to other types of exercise bikes.

Health benefits of recumbent exercise bicycle:

Marcy ME709 recumbent exercise bike


  • The bike is gentler on your joints. It protects your ankles and knees from harmful impacts.
  • It is easier on lumbar spine because of the better spinal posture it offers.
  • It is a good choice for people with neurological conditions since it provides workout for individuals of all ability levels. It is safe and provides a low impact total body workout.
  • Ideal for people affected by rheumatoid arthritis because it allows to users to sit at a reclined position.