Proform VR 980 Recumbent Bike Review

proform vr 980 recumbent bike

The ProForm VR 980 Recumbent Bike is one of the best in it's class. The VR 980 provides outstanding back support. The seat is fully adjustable and semi-inclined that provides a comfortable ride.

Anatomically-designed seat in the semi-recumbent position provides maximum comfort and lower back support.

Made of seamless, vacuum-formed upholstery and offers infinite number of seat adjustment possibilities.

A great option for those of you who suffer from back problems.

The Proform VR 980 is super quiet. The electro magnetic resistance system controls your workouts that provides an easy and smooth ride. No bumps or snags with this bike.

Silent Magnetic Resistance provides a smooth and frictionless resistance system that allows you to adjust your workout intensity according to your specific goals. The clear and easy-to-read LCD display shows your speed, time, distance, pulse, calories, and fat calories.

The VR 980 also comes with the "Competitor Control Panel". This interesting option allows you to get motivated and stay on track with constant feedback from the "Competitor Control Panel". This innovative console features four workout programs so you can add variety and excitement to your workout. The large LCD window scans immediate feedback of everything from speed to calories burned.

As with most Proform recumbent exercise bikes, the VR 980 comes with EKG grip pulse sensors in the handle bars. Pretty neat little invention. No more having to manually read your pulse. The VR 980 does it for you.

Easy to read LCD control panel provides immediate feedback on how much calories your burning.

The Proform VR 980 offers:

-Heart rate monitor. 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

-Display. LCD - Crisp and clear display that is easy-to-read

-Fat calories readout. Displays the number of fat calories that were burned

-Anatomically-designed seat

-Bottle holder attached

-Three preprogrammed workouts. Add variety and intensity to your exercise with the three preprogrammed workouts. A certified trainer develops each workout so you can be sure to get the most from your exercise

-Padded hand grips. Two handgrip positions offer increased comfort and encourage proper workout posture

-Self-leveling pedals are always in the proper position. Toe straps help keep feet firmly in place even during the most intense workouts.

Weight Capacity

- 250 pounds

Overall, the ProForm VR 980 Recumbent Bike is a great exercise bike. It provides a comfortable, quiet and smooth ride with the neccessary information needed to have a great workout. The silent magnetic resistance provides you with a smooth and silent ride.




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