In the past I got my hands on the standard indoor bike manufactured by MaxKare. That particular bike is well constructed, although it comes with some minor issues. Now we are going to take a closer look at MaxKare recumbent exercise bike. Let’s see if it’s worth the asking price.
Since I pride myself with authentic and honest reviews, I’m gonna say right away that I couldn’t get my hands on this recumbent bike personally. So I took the liberty to compare over 28 reviews from across 3 portals to see what all the verified customers could possibly complain about.
Features of MaxKare Recumbent Exercise Bike
The frame of the bike is made of steel, which supports up to 300 lbs (136.1 kg) of weight. The bike uses magnetic resistance system with 8 different tension levels. These can be adjusted via a knob located on the front part of the frame.
Seat and back-rest are ergonomically designed and furnished with comfortable high-density sponge. The seat part can be adjusted via a lever that is conveniently located at the bottom right part of the seat. The handlebars are connected to the seat frame and are covered with vinyl foam. They are equipped with hand pulses to monitor heart rate.
The LCD monitor tracks statistics such as speed, time, distance, heart rate (thanks to the hand pulses) and calories burned.
MaxKare recumbent bike also includes transportation wheels and phone/tablet holder. The assembled dimensions of the bike are 45.7″ L x 18.9″ W x 41.7″ H (116.1 x 48 x 106 cm) and the empty weight is 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Easy Assembly Goes a Long Way
I’m pleased to report that MaxKare recumbent exercise bike is not hard to put together. Most users were able to put it together in under 90 minutes with the provided instructions. Believe it or not, that is actually very good compared to most recumbent bikes. They are usually harder to assembly than standard stationary exercise bikes. All the nuts and bolts are in their respective plastic bags and properly labelled.
The steel frame (manufacturer does not specify the exact type of steel) is quite sturdy. What is a bit weird is that in the feature list the manufacturer states that the bike supports 300 lbs of weight, however, at the bottom there is 220 lbs limit listed. After a thorough examination I found out several 250+ lbs users were able to use the bike quite comfortable. I guess only time will tell for how long. J
It’s easy to pedal and the pedals are large enough to accommodate most feet in sneakers. The protective straps also secure the feet tightly.
The adjustability of the bike is provided by a rail system, which is quite standard with recumbent bikes. The ergonomic design is great for people in good health and also for people experiencing back pain. According to the manufacturer, people up to 6’4” height can use the bike conveniently. The vinyl foam-covered handles are comfortable and in good height. Thanks to the conveniently located hand pulses you can easily monitor your heart rate.
LCD monitor is pretty standard, but I would say a little above standard than it is the case with non-commercial bikes. Mainly because of the design – it does not look cheap. I mean, at least not that cheap. That’s a bonus in my humble opinion.
Pros and Cons
Nothing is perfect, right? Well MaxKare recumbent exercise bike is great, not it has its issues.
Conclusion – Is MaxKare Recumbent Bike Worth Your Money?
Our rating: 4.5 / 5
I was pleasantly surprised by the features this bike offers, considering the price. It’s one of the most affordable recumbent exercise bikes, yet it provides great features and good workout. As long as you do not mind the mentioned cons, it’s a great choice.
If you would rather have a semi-commercial quality, I’d suggest checking out recumbent by 3G Cardio.