Sole consistently delivers good value making some of the best exercise bikes, treadmills, and other fitness equipment. We also like this brand’s customer service. If anything goes wrong, they don’t give you the runaround as others will! Here are some specific points we like about the Sole R92 Recumbent Bike.
Sturdy Steel Frame: Sole exercise bikes are virtually indestructible; all have lifetime warranties. The R92’s recumbent frame is built from heavy-gauge steel tubing and sealed with a shroud of aluminum. It weighs about 125 pounds and has a lifetime guarantee. Altogether the bike weighs 152 pounds and has a 300-pound weight capacity.
Quiet Operation: Sole bikes are “whisper quiet.” Owners don’t complain about noise like they do with bikes from cheaper brands. A magnetic resistance system on the R92 Recumbent Bike helps ensure virtually silent transitions between challenge levels.
Flywheel: The R92 has a 20-pound flywheel. This provides a relatively smooth ride for most riders. It’s an especially good match for beginners and people who aren’t especially heavy.
Ergonomic Pedals: Sole Fitness uses narrow spacing between pedals to promote low-impact, ergonomically correct workouts. Pedals on the R92 are extra-wide and tilted slightly inward.
Built-In Programs: This model includes two heart rate controlled workouts, provides six standard programs and has space for two user-designed programs. These can be used at 20 resistance levels. The workouts and data are shown on a 9″ LCD.
Bluetooth: Bluetooth lets the trainee’s mobile device serve as an alternative workout display. Sole’s new workout app can be used for program setup, data storage and exporting workout stats to compatible mobile apps. It can run in the background while other apps like YouTube or Safari are used to help pass workout time. The bike has a tablet holder on the console.
Heart Rate Monitors: The Sole R92 is shipped with a chest strap to use for wireless heart rate monitoring. It also has grip pulse sensors built into its handlebars. Two workout programs controlled by heart rate data are included.
Adjustable Seat: The bike’s well-padded seat can be moved forward and back. It has an adjustable back.
Adjustable Handlebars: The handlebars can be moved up and down, forward and backward for a custom fit.
Audio: A jack and speakers for an MP3 player are built into the machine.
Water Bottle Holder: The Sole R92 Recumbent Bike has a built-in water bottle holder.
Fans: Workout fans are integrated with the bike.
Transport Wheels: When the machine is slightly lifted, small wheels emerge for easy transport.
High Capacity: The bike’s maximum user weight capacity is 300 pounds.
Warranty: The R92’s include a lifetime guarantee on the frame, three years on electronics and parts, and a year of in-home labor.