Pro-Form Recumbent Bike 6.0 ES reviewThe Pro-Form Recumbent Bike 6.0 ES (PFEX53912) is an exercise bicycle. Unlike upright exercise bikes, the recumbent variety is designed with ergonomic benefits. Instead of the rider sitting on a bicycle seat as if they were riding the actual device, they sit in a laid-back reclined position on a seat that provides support for both the back and the buttocks. Recumbent bikes comfortably distribute the weight of the rider over a larger area.

The Pro-Form 6.0 ES providers riders with an adjustable , oversized seat with added cushioning and extra lumbar support. Riders can easily adjust the seat vertically or horizontally to suit their needs and the lumbar support helps to keep a person’s posture in line with their back to prevent aches while working out. Furthermore, the pedals are equipped with straps to keep feet secure. This exercise machine can accommodate individuals up to 300 pounds.

The four inch backlit display is easy to read and is clear. The viewing angle is large, so it does not matter how tall the rider may be. Regardless of their height, they will always be able to keep track of their progress when they workout. The display provides data such as calories burned, distance, heart rate, time speed and RPM.

In addition to having an iPod compatible music port incorporated into its sound systems, the Pro-Form 6.0 ES is also iFit compatible. It features Google Maps routes that lets you bike anywhere you want in the world. Pedal your way through bike routes in France, Italy or anywhere else you might like to travel around the globe.

Some other features of the Pro-Form recumbent bike include:

• A heart rate monitor
• 22 built-in workouts
• 20 digital resistance levels to increase workout intensity
• Water bottle holder
• Freewheel clutch
• 3-piece crank
• Transport wheels so the machine can be easily moved around the room

It should also be noted that according to the official Pro-Form website, this exercise equipment carries a California Prop 65 warning. It states that the “product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.”

At the time this review was written, the Pro-Form 6.0 ES could be purchased on the official manufacturer’s website for $449. In regard to warranty, the machine is protected with a 90-day parts and labor warranty and a 5-year frame warranty.