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Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

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Review Overview

Construction Quality
Comfort
Resistance
Workout Effectiveness
Warranty

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Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike Review
Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

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Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

The Phoenix 99608 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike is one of the cheapest bikes on the market. However, that doesn’t mean to say that it’s a low quality machine. On the contrary, it is actually able to compete with bikes that cost a couple of hundred dollars more, and is the exception to the ever so popular, “you get what you pay for” rule.

As you would expect, it isn’t packed with technological features, but it does what it has been designed to do- offer users the ability to effectively work out in the comfort of their own homes.

Resistance-

The Phoenix 99608 comes equipped with 8 levels of magnetic resistance that can be adjusted through the convenient hand dial.  It is nice to see that magnetic resistance has been used because this adds to the bike’s smooth and quiet operation, which is always beneficial when you don’t want to annoy the neighbors or prefer to watch TV as you work out.

The resistance levels do a good job of challenging you and varying your workout, however fit or unfit you may be.

Frame

The frame, which has 3” rectangular tubing and 2” round stabilizers has been built to withstand any abuse it may receive from frequent usage. It can support a maximum user capacity of 250 lbs.

What we really like, however, is the ability to adjust the frame’s length so it can be used by all users, no matter their height. This is refreshing to see as bikes that cost more are not equipped with this feature.

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The large, easy-to-read display monitors everything you would want to receive feedback on as you work out, including calories burned, time, distance, speed and scan functions. It would have been nice if the Phoenix 99608 was equipped with a heart rate monitor, but at this price it seems like a bit too much to ask.

Warranty

This bike comes with a 1 year frame and 90 days parts warranty.

Dimensions

58 x 24 x 38 inches

59 pounds

User Reviews

The overall consensus is that the Phoenix 99608 is a quality exercise bike available at a very attractive price, with users stating that its standouts are the quietness of the bike when in operation, the smooth pedaling motion, the range of resistance levels, as well as the low price. However, a few users have also stated that the seat is a little on the uncomfortable side and that that there is a problem with one aspect of the computer monitor.

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Any Complaints?

The seat could be more comfortable, although it should provide enough comfort for most users. If not, you can place a small pillow for added comfort.

As mentioned, the calorie counter is inaccurate, but this is the norm for a budget exercise bike – we’re just thankful that there is one in the first place.

Anything Else You Should Know?

Overall, the Phoenix 99608 can be classified as being one of the best budget recumbent exercise bikes in its price range. It can compete with higher priced models when it comes to build quality and workout effectiveness, but not so much when it comes to technological features.

It is well-built, smooth and quiet in operation and offers you the ability to work out in your own home inexpensively, which has resulted in it being one of the most popular exercise bikes, recumbent or otherwise.

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