ProForm’s most durable recumbent exercise bike is the 740 ES Commercial.
Designed for home use, it motivates regular exercise by letting you access built-in training programs, immersive iFit workouts and digital entertainment from a comfortably reclined position.
Now sale priced at $799 with a three-year parts warranty, the ProForm 740 ES Commercial is a top value too.
Read our full review of this popular ProForm bike below.
|Model||ProForm 740 ES Commercial|
|Resistance Type||Freewheel Clutch|
|Drive System||20 Lb. Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel|
|Seat||Easy Glide, Lumbar-Support Seat|
|Pedals||Extra Wide Ergonomic Foot Pedals with Straps|
|Heart Rate||EKG Grip Pulse with BLE Compatibility|
|Display||7" Full-Color Touchscreen|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Dimensions||52" x 22.25" x 58.9"|
Parts: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 81.3/100. Enjoy biking like never before! Made for pain-free and enjoyable exercise, the recumbent ProForm 740 ES Commercial is a customer favorite for home training. Plenty of perks are along for the ride, which isn’t so common in a $799 exercise bike. Highlights include 34 preset workout programs, an iFit-enabled console with full color 7″ touch screen, an Android web browser, a tablet computer holder, music speakers… and we’re just getting started. Here are lists of many pros and a few cons about choosing the ProForm 740 ES Commercial for your home gym.
- Padded seat with ventilated back support
- Seat adjusts with Easy Glide control
- 20-pound drive
- 34 built-in workout programs
- 7″ touch screen with full color
- Tablet computer shelf
- iPod-compatible (Jack and 2″ speakers)
- USB charging station for phone or MP3 player
- Wireless heart rate receiver (Chest strap sold separately)
- Grip pulse sensors on handlebars
- Workout fan with two speeds
- Step Thru™ frame design (Easy on, easy off)
- Transport wheels
- Compact size (52″ x 22.2″ footprint)
- Low sale price ($799, full price is $1,299)
- Three-year parts warranty
- For the heaviest training a bigger drive is needed
- Occasional light maintenance could be required
- ProForm customer service frequently gets negative reviews
The expression “No pain, no gain” can take a hike. Recumbent bikes like the ProForm 740 ES Commercial make it possible to keep fit without straining your body. With comfortable low impact cycling you can whittle away extra pounds, tone your lower body and exercise your heart. ProForm recumbent bikes are particularly comfy thanks to smart bike seat design (padding plus a ventilated back) and oversized ergonomic pedals. Powered by a quiet 20-pound magnetic resistance system, the 740 ES Commercial can help the typical trainee achieve everything from very light rehabilitative training to intense cardio workouts.
This recumbent bike is preloaded with 34 workouts designed by a certified personal trainer. These take the guesswork out of designing an efficient training session, and choosing a program is quick and easy with the colorful touch screen display.
For unlimited workout choices you can use the ProForm 740 ES Commercial with an iFit membership. The bike’s 7″ color touch screen is iFit-enabled, so it can use your home’s wireless Internet connection to access new workout programs anytime. Get customized personal training routines, watch iFit’s HD video workouts featuring famous trainers, and virtually ride your bike along any Google Maps™ route accompanied by a Google Street View.
Recumbent Bike Features
iFit helps sell lots of ProForm exercise bikes, but other tech features contribute to your ride. One is a tablet computer holder built into the console. Another is iPod compatibility: Enjoy your favorite music through the bike’s 2″ speakers instead of earbuds. The ProForm 740 ES Commercial can also charge your MP3 player or mobile phone with its USB port.
Like any good recumbent bike, this ProForm has comfortable seating. The bike seat is oversized and nicely cushioned. It has a tall back for good support, and the seat back is ventilated to help you keep cool. An Easy Glide adjust system helps the bike fit a wide range of trainees.
To maximize your workout efficiency, train within your target heart rate zone. The 740 ES Commercial makes it easy to get pulse data through grip sensors on the handlebars or (for more accuracy) from a wireless monitoring system. Compatible Bluetooth Smart chest straps are sold separately.
Other features include a console fan and transport wheels.
Warranty & Guarantee
The ProForm 740 ES Commercial recumbent bike warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 year
ProForm also provides a 30-day money back guarantee.
Comfortable, feature-rich and now having an extra-low price, the ProForm 740 ES Commercial is a top value among residential recumbent bikes. It might require occasional maintenance such as tightening the bolts, but most owners don’t mind considering the bike’s overall benefits. In sum, it’s a very appealing ride for people seeking low impact exercise and a bike with a not-so-heavy drive.