Stamina 5325 Magnetic Resistance Upright Exercise Bike
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- Upright stationary bike for effective low-impact aerobic exercises in your home
- Smooth magnetic resistance with eight-step adjustable tension control to set workout intensity
- Six preset fitness programs with pace guide; pulse sensors built into handlebars
- Oversized, sculpted seat is padded and adjustable to fit any size
- Some assembly required; 1-year warranty on frame, 90 days on parts
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Being 6ft tall and weighing about 275 pounds, my first objective in purchasing an exercise bike was to find one with a suitable weight limit since most seem to top out at the 250 pound range. So I decided to give the Stamina 5325 a try since it has a 300 pound weight limit and the price was pretty good.
When I got it, I had the bike put together in about 30 minutes. As some have said in other reviews, the hardest part is attaching the tension cable. But all I did was push down with my thumb on the clip part and the cable slid right in to place.
So I hop on the bike figuring that I would take a 10 mile ride since I do that almost everyday on my mountain bike. I put the resistance on 4 and away I went.
I quickly found out that I would not be doing 10 miles due to the fact that I cannot coast on this bike, haha, so I rode 5 miles non stop. I can say that 5 miles on the exercise bike feels like 10 to 15 miles on my mountain bike which I consider a good thing. So everyday I ride at least 5 miles on my exercise bike, sometimes twice a day. Even on days that I ride my mountain bike.
I have had it just over 1 week and I have to say that I really like it. It is a very sturdy bike, I really figured it would shake all over the place but it doesn't. The handlebars are at a perfect distance for comfort, I have no problems with them at all. The bike it very quiet. Once I started getting a slight noise but it was just the plastic center cover. I tapped the cover with my foot and the noise went away and has not come back yet.
The computer that the bike comes with is simple and does what it is designed to do.
The seat takes a little getting use to. I quickly figured that I could use my padded biking shorts when I ride it and that took care of the butt problem.
Overall it seems to be a great bike but I guess only time will tell how well it is made. Definitley worth the price so far.
It has been about 11 months since I wrote the review above when I first got the bike. I have been riding this bike almost everyday since then at around 10 to 15 miles a day. The bike is holding up better than I expected. A couple of months ago I got a clicking noise coming from the flywheel but taking the side cover off and moving the plastic piece where the cable goes into the side of the flywheel fixed the problem. I also got a vibration last week but adjusting the same piece fixed the problem. Right now it rides just as smooth and quiet as the day I got it.
So far I have lost 45 pounds since starting. No special diets or anything besides riding this bike and also doing some walking. Hopefully I will be riding this bike for at least another year, but only time will tell. I plan on getting a new road bike within the next year or so and also a trainer but only after I have completely worn this exercise bike out.
***** UPDATE 2 *****
Just over 2 years and the bike is still holding up even though it is showing wear. The right side pedal was clicking but with some oil and messing with it is still usable. I also took the panels off to inspect the internal parts and I did notice that the belt is fraying some. Also there is some fine dust under where the flywheel is, I am thinking the friction pads are probably worn and digging into the flywheel some.
I ride it for 15 to 20 miles everyday that I can. I have kept a record of the mileage which is at 8987 miles today! I weigh 190 pounds now and have been able to stay around 185 to 195 with no problems. I never figured I would get under 220, let alone under 200. Still no special diets, just riding and walking.
Since the price is now at $169 with free shipping, I am seriously thinking of purchasing another one to keep so when the one I have fails I can just pull the new one out.
They will all die in 1-2 years if you use them every day.
I use mine 20 miles a day - it doesn't matter if it's a $150 model or a $700 model, they die in under two years. Pulse monitor? Rusts out or breaks in ~4 months. Straps on the pedals? Break in 3-9 months. Plastic drive belt? Minor damage in 6-9 months, fatal damage in 12-24 months that requires replacement, since you can't fix them. These things even come with a warning that if you actually try to use them seriously you could suffer 'severe injury or fatality.' They're cheap consumer crap and they expect you to stop using it and turn it into a clothes rack.
So you might as well get a cheap one with good features and expect to replace it. This one works well enough and is quite quiet, but is lacking several features you'd expect for a $200 model (and I should have checked for first):
* Worst of all, no pedal straps. If your foot ever slips, the pedal goes upside down and you need to come to a halt and resync. After one night of this I just took the pedals I saved off my old ones and used them instead.
* You can't see your speed and distance at the same time.
* The timeout before the computer resets everything if you don't pedal is quite short compared to other models. Need to rush to the kitchen or computer or phone? Better hurry, or at least remember how far you'd gone.
* No drink holder. A little thing, but you'll need something else for your water bottle.
* The base is on the narrow side (there seem to be two common sizes), so if you get serious it rocks from side to side a bit compared to the wider ones.
* If you're 6'(I am) or over, the seat adjusts fine, but the handlebars are then very low. The configuration pictured is for a midget or child.
So this will work for a year till it breaks, but I've had a $150 model from Sports Authority that was much better, and next time I'll remember again what to look for.
I am 5'1 and it goes short enough for me.
The seat is wide. Since I was not used to exercising the seat still felt uncomfortable but as time goes on it is feeling better. I have a wide back end too.
The bike is compact and doesn't take up alot of space. I have mine in the living room next to the couch.
It offers pre-programed workouts.
Heartrate monitor built in.
It is quiet. I can watch tv and ride.
Price for a stationary bike it is considered inexpensive.
Easy to put together. I assembled it myself without any help from my husband. My son did have to help hold the bike so I could put the cables together.
Honestly, I can't think of any.