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Body Rider 3-in-1 Trio-Trainer

Bike NameNumber of programsResistanceMaximum CapacityWarranty
Body Rider 3-in-1
body rider 3-in-1
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2116 levels250 lbs-1 year limited

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Priced between $300 and $400, the Body Rider 3-in-1 Trio-Trainer boasts of a patented, space-saving design that will definitely suit users who live in smaller spaces. This particular model is not only extremely efficient but it also features everything you’ll need to ensure your comfort during the entire duration of your training session. This will motivate you to train for longer hours and hence meet your fitness goals in no time at all. In fact, recumbent bikes are known to maximize weight loss and help users burn up to 1000 calories- if not more- in just one hour.

While the exact amount depends on factors such as your gender, age and fitness levels, this machine is often used by dieters to help them on their weight loss journey. Because of its recumbent position, the bike is entirely suited to obese and overweight users because it takes the weight of your body off the knees and joints, hence providing a safer workout.

body rider 3-in-1Comfort Level

The Body Rider is especially reputed for its excellent level of comfort: from the seat to the pedal straps, every part is designed to prevent soreness, aches and other strains that usually accompany high-intensity training sessions. For example, the seat is thick and contoured to easily accommodate several body shapes, including overweight athletes. Because of its ergonomic feature, the saddle also features a thick foam padding that eliminates any need for padded cycling pants or gel seat covers. With this machine, you will also benefit from a firm albeit comfortable backrest to provide you with adequate support during the entire duration of your exercise session.

As far as the pedals are concerned, athletes will be glad to learn that they’re wide enough to fit comfortably around every shoe size, even if you happen to wear a larger-than-average size. While the pedals do not include toe-cages, they do come with firm straps that secure your ankles and prevent your feet from slipping. Similarly, the armrests are designed to stop your fingers from slipping when they get sweaty, an option that is not always found in lower-quality pieces of fitness equipment.

Stride length is often an issue with shorter-than-average people who use recumbent bikes. Fortunately enough, this machine comes with an adjustable seat that moves forwards and backwards, allowing you to very easily adjust your stride length. The 3-in-1 is reputed for its stride length of 13 inches, which is ideal for athletes who are on the short side. Thanks to these comfortable features, the Trio Trainer can even be used in rehab or by elderly and mildly disabled individuals.

Features and Specifications

The bike is also packed with various types of features that will undoubtedly enhance the quality and effectiveness of your workout. For example, the apparatus is designed to help you keep an eye on your heart rate to help you determine whether you’re meeting your fitness targets or not. This feature can also come in handy to elderly people who need to track their pulse rate. As far as resistance levels are concerned, the item comes with 16 levels of tension that will help you find the perfect pace for your personal fitness level. With the varying levels of resistance, athletes will also be able to indulge in interval training, hence alternating between low and high intensity to burn more calories.

The bike also comes with 21 training programs as well as an LCD monitor to provide accurate readouts of the number of calories burned, time, distance covered and other such information. However, a few customers complained about the LCD screen and found it to be on the smaller side. Because it’s not back-lit, it can be hard for athletes to read their data in a darkened room. On the plus side, you will also receive a training DVD to put you through the paces.

3-in-1-3-300The Body Rider also includes the following specifications:

  • Machine dimensions: 52 x 25 x 63 inches
  • Machine weight: 98 pounds
  • Maximum user weight capacity: 250 pounds
  • Power: Adaptor
  • Frame material: Steel
  • Seat: Cushioned, vertically and horizontally adjustable
  • Programs: 21
  • Tension: 16

Ease of Use

Beginners might find the machine hard to use at first because of the 21 preset programs. However, athletes can consult the included instructions booklet to familiarize themselves with the different features. Because of its compact design, the recumbent bike can easily be moved to various rooms of the house- a feature that’s quite unique to recumbent bikes. It also sports transport wheels to facilitate storage and mobility.

Assembly and Parts

While the assembly process is quite easy and straightforward, it does require quite a bit of time. Most customers claimed that they needed around 2 to 3 hours to join the different parts, in spite of the included manual. You also receive several types of tools, screws, bolts and accessories to help you with this step. More importantly, the booklet is fully illustrated- something that can come in quite handy to anyone who never assembled an exercise machine before.

3-in-1-4-280Drawbacks

A couple of people said that they couldn’t find their way around the various features at first but this was only reported by budding athletes. The monitor can also be hard to read because of its compact size. The maximum user weight of 250 pounds can hinder some obese athletes. Other than these few drawbacks, however, this bike received mostly positive reviews on most major websites.

Overall

This particular machine provides excellent value for money, especially because of its exceptional level of comfort. Best of all, it will help you benefit from varied gym-quality workouts without even having to step out of your front door. When compared to the popular Exerpeutic 4000, despite offering a lower user capacity, the Trio-Trainer is still a good alternative thanks to its wide array of programs.