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Priced around $1000, the Diamondback Fitness 910sr is slightly more expensive than other recumbent bikes but its professional-quality features do make it worth the cost. Solid and long-lasting, this bike is designed to help you maintain a comfortable recumbent position that will prevent issues like lower back pain and slipped discs. In spite of the comfortable workout, however, you will be able to lose between 300 and 500 calories in just one hour on low intensity.
Because it comes with a perimeter-weighted flywheel, users will enjoy of a very smooth and quiet workout even if they pedal more vigorously. In fact, thanks to the two-way crank system, you can pedal both forwards and backwards to speed up the toning and weight loss process. The oversized pedals are wide enough to accommodate different feet sizes. The straps are large enough to securely keep your ankles into place.
The backrest is surprisingly comfortable and will allow you to work for around two hours without any aches. However, users have found that the seat could have used some additional padding. It is still contoured and shaped to accommodate larger users. In fact, since it measures 12 inches wide, this seat is compatible with the machine’s 325 pound capacity. An adjustment lever has been included to help you slide the seat back and forth according to your height. Both the seat and the backrest are made from mesh to enhance ventilation and prevent over-warming.
More high-end accessories have been included in the machine to guarantee your comfort. For example, the console includes a media tray with a built-in audio input to plug in your speakers. Built-in iPhone chargers and USB ports are also included. Users can keep cool for the duration of their training session thanks to the bike’s built-in fan. A water bottle holder is also included.
Features and Specifications
The technical specifications for the Diamondback 910sr are as follows:
- Machine Dimensions: 31 x 13 x 67 inches
- Machine Weight: 152 pounds
- Resistance Type: Eddy Current Brake
- Resistance Levels: 32
- Built-in Programs: 35
- Maximum Weight Capacity: 325 pounds
- Built-in fan: Yes
- Transport wheels: Yes
With this bike, users can access high-end features such as 32 levels of magnetic resistance. This makes it easier for both experienced and inexperienced users to operate the machine and find a workout session that works for them. This also allows you to shuffle between different levels of resistance to prevent your body from getting used to the same workout and consequently prevent a Fitness Plateau. By the same token, you will also be able to benefit from 35 built-in programs including 1 quick-start program, 2 user profiles, 1 fitness test program, 6 heart-rate programs, 2 lap workouts, 5 random workouts, 3 fat burn workouts, 6 strength workouts and 6 hill climb workouts.
The Diamondback 910sr also includes a large and blue-backlit screen that can be viewed even from a distance. The screen can be used to consult different data such as the revolutions per minute, speed, calories, distance, heart rate, watts, time and resistance. To calculate your heart rate, you simply need to grab the sensors in the handlebars. Users can additionally use a chest heart rate monitor for a far more accurate readout of their pulse. The monitor can also be used to navigate through the different levels of resistance and programs.
Ease of Use
Because of its wide variety of features, this particular model does require some time before you get used to its operating system, especially if you’re not used to more sophisticated fitness machines. However, athletes will be able to consult the user’s manual for a quick guide about how to navigate through the different features. Most people found that they were able to find their way around the bike in two to three weeks.
The console is quite self-explanatory with clear details displayed on the screen. The one thing that users might find confusing is the number of buttons and navigation arrows that are dotted around the console.
Assembly and Parts
When it comes to assembly, the 910sr does take between one to two hours to be set up. Users will need to indulge in some DIY and attach the main frame to the pedals, console, seat, handlebars and pedals. Some tools and accessories are included to help you complete this step but you might need some additional tools like Allen wrenches. Most people thought it was easier to assemble this machine in a group of two or more. An assembly guide is included and this comes with step-by-step illustrations to guide you through this step.
While this is a higher-end recumbent bike, it does include a few drawbacks that can hinder the quality of your training session. For example, some users did complain about the comfort level and found that the seat was not thick enough to facilitate longer training sessions. Some people thought that the handlebars lacked texture because their fingers had a tendency to slip if they got sweaty. Similarly, a few athletes also complained that the rubber pedals often came loose during more vigorous workouts, in spite of their thickness and considerable size. Other than these minor complaints, however, there were no additional drawbacks reported about the functionality of this apparatus.
Overall, the Diamondback Fitness 910sr is well-worth the price if you’re willing to stretch your budget. It is versatile enough to be used by users of various fitness levels and in fact, thanks to its many built-in programs, it offers more variety than the popular Sole Fitness R92. The features do take some getting used to but most users were able to get their footing after just a few weeks of continuous use. More importantly, it is comfortable enough to encourage you to add some extra minutes- or even hours- to your training session and burn more calories. This machine is covered by a warranty of 1 year on labor and 5 years on parts.