The Proform Cross Trainer 55 is a great recumbent exercise bike. If I had to pick an effective exercise bike in the $200 to $350 price range, this recumbent bike would be it.
There are two important features to this recumbent exercise bike that I would like to point out to you that makes it such an interesting recumbent exercise bike.
First off, the Proform Cross Trainer 55 easily converts into a multi purpose weight bench. Imagine that.
The back rest of this cross trainer easily and quickly folds down which can be used for a number of exercises including dumbbell bench press, seated dumbbell curls, or any other number of exercises you may want to do on a bench.
Why buy a seperate bench when you can get a quality recumbent exercise bike and professional grade, multi purpose bench, all in one? The great thing about this package is you also recieve a set of dumbbells! You get 2 pounds, 3 pounds, and 5 pound dumbbell sets. You simple can't beat that.
Secondly, the Proform Cross Trainer 55 features revolutionary iFIT.com technology.
Ok, "what is iFIT technology?"
iFIT technology will actually control the resistance of your recumbent exercise bike allowing for a true interactive fitness experience. Specifically designed workouts can be streamlined from the internet designed specifically by certified fitness instructors or you can choose from iFIT video or CD workouts.
iFIT technology will actually control the resistance of your elliptical trainer allowing for a true interactive fitness experience. Specifically designed workouts can be streamlined from the internet designed specifically by certified fitness instructors or you can choose from iFIT video or CD workouts.
With the Proform Crosstrainer 55 bike you get a customized, goal specific workout designed by certified fitness instructors. Nothing like it.
Thirdly, the Proform Cross Trainer 55 uses something called "Competitor Control Panel" to monitor your workouts. Basically, the intuitive console keeps you motivated and allows you to stay on track with constant feedback from the Competitor control panel. Four displays show immediate feedback of speed, time, segment time, distance, pulse and calories/fat calories burned. A fifth display acts as a pace coach. Users can select specific categories for display or let the information scan through each category.
These two features are the ones that stand out but there are other features that are just as important. Here's what you get:
-6 built in exercise programs for variety and different intensity levels
-4 window LCD that provides immediate feedback. Crisp and clear display that is easy-to-read
-Comfortable, contoured seat provides excellent back support
-Ergonomically designed, adjustable seat that can accommodate a variety of users. The adjustable feature allows you to customize your pedaling position for optimal comfort.
-Adjustable handlebars for added comfort. Enables you to adjust the handlebars for a more customized ride
-Convenient grip pulse sensors. EKG Grip Pulse--An easy and convenient way to measure your heart rate by just placing your hands on the crossbar to get an accurate heart rate readout. Current heart rate is displayed on the console
-Weighted peddles for balance are included as well as toe straps.
-Bottle holder also comes with the Proform 55.
Solid steel. The Proform 55 can support up to 250 pounds.
Warranty on Labor: 90 Day
Warranty on Parts: 90 Day
Dollar for dollar, the Proform Crosstrainer 55 exercise bike is a great buy.
Review by Blake Bissaillion - Owner Building Muscle 101