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Horizon Fitness RC-30 Recumbent Exercise Bike

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  • Recumbent exercise bike for low-impact exercise in the home
  • Programmable resistance system with 8 levels; 10-pound flywheel
  • 8 workout programs, including manual, intervals, weight loss, and custom
  • Large LCD console for feedback; 275 pounds maximum weight capacity
  • Measures 66 x 52 x 26 inches (W x H x D); lifetime warranty on frame
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Product Description

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Sit back and get fit with the RC-30 recumbent exercise bike from Horizon Fitness. Whether the bike is intended for a cardio workout or to satisfy your desire to stay in cycling shape once the weather turns cold, the RC-30 bike offers a low-impact, highly enjoyable way to achieve your fitness goals. The RC-30 is distinguished by a programmable resistance system with eight different levels and eight workout programs, including Manual, Intervals, Rolling, Weight Loss, Tempo, Random, Custom 1, and Custom 2. The clear LCD screen, meanwhile, offers key workout feedback, helping you develop an effective training regimen.

The RC-30 is also notably comfortable, with a contoured, fully adjustable seat with a lumbar support and a step-through frame design that's easy to mount. Other details include a heavy-duty 10-pound flywheel that produces a fluid motion, pulse-grip heart rate monitors, and a maximum weight capacity of 275 pounds. The RC-30 measures 66 by 52 by 26 inches (W x H x D), weighs 105 pounds, and carries the following warranties: lifetime on the frame, 20 years on the brake, and one year on parts and labor.

About Recumbent Exercise Bikes
Despite the competition from trendy new fitness inventions, exercise bikes continue to be popular options for home exercise. They offer the same aerobic benefits of riding a bicycle at any time, in any weather, without leaving the comfort and safety of home. Exercise bikes don't take up much space, require little or no balance or coordination, and can provide an effective workout for all levels of users, from beginners to serious competitors. While the same could be said for a number of other types of home fitness equipment, the exercise bike is one of the few that allows you to watch television or read a magazine while you work out.

The term recumbent literally means "lying down." Exercising in a recumbent or reclining position allows the user to have full ergonomic back support, without causing strain on the arms, neck and shoulders, all of which can be common effects of using an upright bicycle. For many people, having convenient access to quality exercise equipment is critical to sticking with a long-term exercise program.

About Horizon Fitness
Horizon is part of Johnson Health Tech, one of the largest manufacturers of fitness equipment in the world. They are committed to designing, engineering, and manufacturing superior products for health clubs and homes. Horizon's manufacturing facilities rank among the most sophisticated in the industry, with an intricate mix of robotics and skilled workers that maintain the highest standards of accuracy and quality. Every stage of manufacturing has a testing phase and 10 percent of Horizon's products go through a rigorous quality inspection that includes completely taking them apart and reassembling them.

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Horizon RC-30 - Sit back and get fit. Whether it's for the cardio workout or a desire to stay in cycling shape when the weather turns cold, an indoor exercise bike from Horizon is a low-impact, highly enjoyable way to achieve your goals. Built for stability, quiet operation and long life, the RC-30 is a smart addition to anyone's fitness routine. It's also easy to program, with 8 workouts and 8 resistance levels to choose from. COMFORT: Contoured, fully adjustable seat with lumbar support. Step-through frame design. CONTROL: Heavy-duty, 10-pound flywheel for fluid motion. 20-year brake warranty and 8 programmable resistance levels. CONVENIENCE: Clear LCD screen for key feedback. 8 programs and contact heart rate grips.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 66 x 26 x 52 inches ; 105.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 125 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B000UWR8PS
  • Item model number: 210683
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,077 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Its smooth, quiet, comfortable, and stable.
B. Rogers
Better than any of the more expensive bikes I tried at Gym X.
G. K. Wallace
The bike was easy to assemble, took a little over an hour.
M. Yankow

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

99 of 101 people found the following review helpful By G. K. Wallace on February 23, 2009
I shopped for several months and tried out lots of bikes including Golds Gym's recumbent bikes.

I tried the R3 at Sam's Club and knew it was perfect! I am a big guy at 292 pounds and over 6' tall. I have had the bike for two months and with a low calorie diet have dropped 25 pounds so far!

I have had five right knee operations to date and my back was injured in a car accident two years ago which has greatly limited my exercise abililty. My doctor recommended a recumbent bike and I can ride this one for 45 minutes at 15 mph on the weight loss plus program.

Better than any of the more expensive bikes I tried at Gym X.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By M. Yankow on June 12, 2009
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The bike was easy to assemble, took a little over an hour. It has been running without issue since it arrived. the only downside is that the screen does not light up when its on and it can be difficult to see in low light, so don't plan to be able to read the screen without overhead lights on. Over all this is a great bike.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By JEROME on February 25, 2012
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I gave this two stars because of issues with the seat. the bike is fine overall. I use it daily for about an hour a day. You need to put a pillow or some sort of lower back support in the spot between the seat and where the back rest begins or your lower back will probably hurt. I bought a recumbent bike specifically for lower back support so a recumebent bike with no lower back support is frustrating. As for the mechanism to secure the seat in place, why they chose the seat mechanism that they did, I will never know. It is extremely annoying. Instead of just being able to slide the seat back and forth into into pinned holes, they have a tightening system that doesn't really work unless you get lucky. You tighten the lever (which is supposed to turn a rubber piece into the metal bar below to secure the seat in place, but most of the time, the bike seat still moves. You have to loosen the lever, play with the rubber piece, rotating it with your hand and then keep trying to tighten the lever until you get lucky and the seat actually not only tightens but stays in place (the lever sometimes will tighten so you think it is secure, but then the seat will still slide). If you plan to move the seat regulary for multiple people in the family using, good luck. For $400 for a basic exercise bike, the seat should not have this problem. If you are the only one using the bike, and you don't plan to ever adjust the seat again, you should not have a problem. There is also something in the back that rattles a bit, not sure what it is. I double-checked to make sure the bike was set up correctly and it is.

Otherwise bike moves fine, is solid. The set up wasn't bad, took about two hours. The pieces in the box were light enough for me carry them by myself into the basement. All the pieces were in the kit and numbered in separate plastic bags to match up to the step you are on. The directions could have been more specific but not so bad that you can't set it up.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By MCALS77 on December 12, 2007
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I have owned the Horizon RC 30 recumbent bike for about two months and I haven't had any problems with it so far. This stationary bike is almost identical to those you find in any gym, except that it doesn't have LED lights, but otherwise it performs in the same way. I am still trying to find the time to read the directions to operate the panel properly. I'm sure after I do that I'll find it very easy to fine-tune each workout session. For now I just more or less decide whether I want an easy workout or a more challenging one by just seeing what happens on the panel when I push certain keys. Customer service was very helpful by providing me with the phone number of a couple of companies in my area that could assemble this item for a fee. It would have been virtually impossible for me to do the job myself as this item comes completely disassembled and it can be quite overwhelming.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Tito on January 20, 2011
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I have been using this bike for the past 3 weeks. I have also previously owned a Schwinn 220, briefly. The bike takes on the order of 2 hours to put together. The tools provided are of high quality. A couple of the bolts had trouble going in. WD40 helped, somewhat. The instructions are easy to follow. The bike works as you would expect. It is quiet when in use. The seat is comfortable. The 8 resistance levels are more than adequate. I typically run it between 3 and 5. The included workout programs are just okay. The programming does not take into account your weight or age, the programs are hard-coded to a 30 minute workout time, and there is no cool down period. There are two custom programs available to help alleviate some of these issues. Still, I was a little disappointed with the lack of features on the console. I would recommend this bike to a friend. In comparison to the Schwinn, this bike has a better, smoother seat adjustment, they are equal as far as smoothness of operation of the wheel, and the Schwinn has a better, more customizable console. I feel the Horizon Fitness bike wins on build quality. I purchased two Shwinn bikes. I returned the first due to a broken electrical connecter and the second when the brake mechanism died after one day of use. I purchased the Horizon Fitness bike because it fit my needs, but also I did pay close attention to the warranty offered by bike manufacturers and I would recommend you do the same. [UPDATE 08/27/13] I just wanted to add that the bike is still in perfect working condition with over 2 years of occasional use.
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