Recumbent Bike Advantages And Disadvantages

747 Words3 Pages
Recumbent bike benefits
What is a recumbent bike?
A recumbent bike is one that has been designed to place the rider in a reclining or laid-back position. Most of them apply this design on ergonomic grounds. There is comfortable distribution of the weight of the rider over a large surface area.
Recumbent bikes are available in different configurations such as large, small, long wheelbase, short wheel base, over-seat, no-hands steering, under-seat, front wheel or rear wheel drive. They also come in different wheel sizes.
Recumbent bikes vs. upright bikes
Recumbent exercise bikes offer more advantages as compared to exercise bikes. This explains the reason why their popularity in health clubs keeps is increasing. They are suitable for any
…show more content…
Recumbent bikes have a larger seat, lower height and back support. People with impaired mobility also gain huge benefits due to cardiovascular training. The backrest, the larger seat and the semi reclining position provides more comfort as compared to bikes with upright posture and small bicycle seat.
The body weight is properly distributed across the back and buttocks. With recumbent bikes, there are no saddle sores to deal with. This is because there is good circulation of the blood in sections of the body where compression of blood vessels occurs when riding with normal bikes. This helps in elimination of the Dreaded Dead Dingus condition.
Men who have chronic prostate problems, which are normally aggravated by riding on a normal bicycle seat, will find comfort and relief on the padded and wide seat of a recumbent bike. There will be less pressure exert on their prostate region.
In recumbent bikes, the rider assumes a head-up position. As such, there is no hunched back and he is continually aware of the surrounding. A rider is able to maintain eye contact with other road users easily. In the event of a crash, there are fewer possibilities of head

More about Recumbent Bike Advantages And Disadvantages

Open Document