Diamonds are Forever – Diamondback Fitness 510Sr Recumbent Exercise Bike


Diamondback 510SR Fitness Recumbent Bike

The Diamondback Fitness 510Sr Recumbent Exercise Bike is a great bike to consider for your home gym.  It’s perfect for beginners as well as trained athletes and physical therapy patients with its combined resistance levels and low-impact capabilities.

Add-Ons

When it comes to bells and whistles, this bike’s got it all and the kitchen sink. It’s Got personal cooling fans that can vary in intensity to make your workout that much more enjoyable.  When you get thirsty but you do not want to stop, there is a built-in spot to conveniently place your water bottle within arm’s reach.  If you like to catch up on your celebrity gossip or look at new recipe’s while you exercise, a foldable magazine rack is included as well. If you do not want to use it, you can simply put it away. See the Buying guide for a more detailed list of add-ons.

For your electronic needs, an built-in speaker system which is attached to the console. It has the technology to plug in your mp3 player or iPod.  So, you can jam out to your favorite songs your entire workout without the constraint of headphone if you chose.

How does it compare with Other Bents

This bike’s warranty and features cannot even be compared to other recumbents. Several bikes only have a tiny and simple LCD display (like the Exerpeutic 400XL), but this model comes with a sizable and readable display with blue back-lighting and all.

However, this model cannot automatically track your progress and workouts. It can give you real-time statistics like your distance and current heart rate, but it cannot keep tabs and store your information like the Schwinn 270 can.

Pluses

The 510Sr adds a lot of bonuses to your workout routine. Many of its qualities enhance to the overall performance of the bike, and many qualities reflect the impeccable craftsmanship regarding the 510Sr. Here is a list of some including more prominent pluses about this recumbent.

Programs & Resistance Levels

One of the greatest pros about the 510Sr is the plentiful choice of workout options. The 510Sr Recumbent Bike automatically includes a stellar variety of built-in workout programs aimed to add variety and different types of cycling environments in your daily workout routine. These built-in programs range from fat-burn to interval programs to hill climb simulation. There are 16 different resistance levels to challenge your endurance.  It also has a target heart rate program knows your heart rate through your contact with the sensors in the handlebars. This will seriously help maintain the intensity during the duration of your workout. Plus to make everything easier on you, a QuickSet program allows you begin your desired workout program with only one touch.

Frictionless Eddy Current Braking System  

Eddy current brakes uses electromagnetic force to slow an object down without the wearing down like that of a typical friction brake. The frictionless eddy current braking system reacts instantaneously to resistance level fluctuations without any evident delay or disconnection between preferred levels.

Comfort

A lot of customer reviews specifically make a note of how comfortable the adjustable seat is.  The seat adjusts both vertically and horizontally, so people of all sizes can get the perfect fit for them.  The seatback is made from ventilated, non-stick mesh material, which brings a gentle and cooling airflow to your back area. Along with the mesh, is a pleasant amount of padding on the bottom of the seat. It weighs a total of 125 pounds, therefore this bike is a very stable ride. Plus, you don’t have to kick your legs or make any strenuous movements to mount the bike, thank to the step-through design.

 Outstanding Warranty

The Diamondback Fitness 510Sr comes with one of the best warranty options available in the  recumbent bicycle market.  It has a lifetime warranty on the frame as well as the eddy currant braking system no matter what happens. There is a three year  warranty on electronics and parts, and a one-year warranty on labor. Finally, wear pieces(i.e. pedal straps and seat cushions) are protected for 90 days. You should have ease of mind knowing that your bike is covered no matter what may happen to it.

Minuses

Not everything can be perfect not even the Diamondback. There are a few flaws and kinks that need to be addressed and taken note of.

  • The assembly process can be a bit tedious; but for a few extra bucks it can come assembled and placed exactly where you want it.
  • Some customer reviews have commented on the LCD display screen. It can be a little hard to read under dim lighting.
  • Some instances, customers have noticed their seats were somewhat wobbly no matter how tightly they skewed it in. The wobbly seat can, therefore, make the seat squeak.

Most reviews were typically positive and enthusiastic. Any reviews with a negative complaint mentioned that they replaced whatever was defected (due to the amazing warranty) and were generally happy with this model.

Ready to Buy

The Diamondback 510Sr would be a great option to consider. With its durable design and un-matchable warranty, this model is worth the every penny.