For over 30 years, Star Trac has been developing some of the most advanced exercise equipment in the world. The products they produce are for people who are serious about fitness and about quality.
The Star Trac S-RBx is one of those products that appeals to a select group of consumers that do not wish to compromise. This is the kind of bike you would expect to find in a world class gym. In fact, many luxury hotels around the world have this exact bike available for their guests. The reason: This is one of the finest recumbent bikes available.
These bikes were designed to provide an exceptional low impact workout and require with very little maintenance. The S-RBx features a one piece drive system with sealed bearings that delivers a smooth pedaling motion.
20 Levels of resistance provide ample challenge for any user. Set the resistance yourself or allow the S-RBx to automatically adjust the resistance using the customized workouts. The 10 included workout programs add variety while you ride. The Heart Rate Control programs automatically adjusts the resistance based on your heart rate. Your heart rate is tracked either by a Polar wireless chest strap(not included) or the stationary handlebar hand sensors.
Workout in comfort on the S-RBx. The folding armrests provide a place to rest your elbows. The cooling fans add to your comfort while you work out. The backrest of the seat provides excellent support of your back allowing you to stay on the machine longer and burn more calories.
As with all Star Trac products, you get what you pay for. The Star Trac S-RBx is an excellent value when you consider the years of enjoyment this machine will provide.
We got this bike because we figured, rather than spend for a gym membership, we would invest in some quality equipment. The bike has lived up to our expectations. It is comfortable, operates smoothly and has a nice range of options on the console. All that is left is for me to do the "work!"
It was a little bumpy getting delivery and set-up scheduled, but that was probably as much from our impatience and desire to "have it now." Once we were on everyone's books, things went smooth and we were set to ride.
I live in NYC and gym memberships here aren't cheap. I realized that I spent 90% of my time at the gym on this exact machine. So, I ditched my $70 a month gym membership and in less than 3 years this machine will pay for itself. So far I'm really happy with my purchase. It's literally the same exact machine at the gym, but without other people's sweat on it!