For whatever reason you have for making a decision to buy a recumbent bike, you totally believe that the product you buy will bring you what you want. Like many other purchases that you have made, you can get disappointed. The bike can end up in your garage or became an object for hanging clothes. The good news is that we have gathered some information to help you avoid those disappointments. In this post, you will find several precautions that you can follow before you make a decision.
- Don’t just look at the price.
Although prices are what we are most concerned about when we buy a product, it doesn’t always bring you what you want.
A lot of times, not buying at all is better than buying cheap stuff. This is common for everywhere and every type of product. As for a sophisticated product like recumbent bike, you may find that cheap products do not last very long or can easily fall apart. The unit may need more maintenance than a more expensive one. In the end, you may have to pay more for the cheaper unit. I suggest that you look at your purpose of using the unit first. If you are a heavy exerciser, you may want to go for a little more advanced model with higher price tag. Believe me. That will be worth it. If you just want to use the unit sporadically, you may choose a less expensive model which covers just the features that you want. It will be less expensive. There is no use to pay for the features that you have no intention to use. Again, we always have to check our objectives before we make a decision.
- Check your height and weight compatibility before you buy.
This is for the ones who are especially large or small. Some machines do not cover your body size and weight. If you buy it, you may have to end up shipping back the unit which will cost you a significant sum of money for a large item like this. So, please check the information before you buy otherwise you may regret it.
- Magnetic versus Electric
I have covered the full topic in my other post here. Just to make a short remark on this, you have a choice between the two. The latter one will be more expensive. So, you will have to check out which type you like and then select a model in that category. This will help narrow down your choices in your research process.
- Comfort of the seat
While buying online, you may not be able to sit on or try the product but, it still gives you faster decision making and convenience. There are so many things you can do in order to know if the seat is comfortable. If you have time, you can go check out the sport equipment shops in your area. Trying the machine beforehand can give you a peace of mind especially on the comfort of the seat. If not, you can check out what others who already bought the product and use it thought. You can read our reviews on each individual product and then make decision. You can also check out the videos online and see what the user on the video says. Seat comfort is a big thing in a recumbent bike and I explain it clearly in every bike review we have on this site.
- Assembly of the unit
Almost all the bikes that you buy online require you to assemble to a certain level. Some units are easy to put together and some aren’t. Check out beforehand whether the unit you are going to buy has one of those problems. Less assembly problems can help you save a lot of time.
- Warranty of the product
You will have to see the time frame of any provided warranty before you buy in order to make sure that it covers what you need for the duration you want. A lot of customers do not realize the warranty time of the product and find out later that the unit they bought is already out of warranty after just using it for a few times. You can prevent this frustration by checking them out well beforehand.
- Customer service
You will not know how good the customer service is until you are in need of help and contact them. This statement may not be true. You don’t have to have a first-hand experience so that you know how good a product or a service is. There are so many other people who have used it and are willing to share what they think about that particular product or service. The topic is well covered if there are a lot of complaints on the issue. Just check out our review and you will know.
There are so many things that you will need to check and ponder before you buy a recumbent bike. The process may save you a lot of time and money if you carefully analyze the information before you spend the money. This post gives you the major points you will have to be careful of before you buy one.