There were a couple of reasons we decided on a recumbent. Head room in a basement is always at a premium. After trying a recumbent I was sold since it is much more comfortable than a conventional exercise bike. Mrs. Bugbear was keen on recumbents after using them in university as well. After a bit of shopping we bought a Diamondback 510S which is last year's model I believe. The 510 SR (this year's model) has different display but is in most particulars the same as the model we purchased.
I have to say that I'm very pleased with our purchase so far. The only thing about the next model up that I could wish for is the upgraded seat, the mesh seat would make for a cooler workout. The 510 S features:
- Preprogrammed workouts
- Heart rate monitor
- Frictionless Eddy Current Resistance System (no friction belts to replace)
- Cooling fans (don't hold your breath, the cooling fan is anemic)
- Upper rider weight limit of 350lbs.