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Smooth V350 Review

Smooth V350 Exercise BikeThe Smooth V350 is an indoor cycling bike that varies in design from recumbent bikes which we have been seeing more and more of these days.

Specializing in strength training, the Smooth V350 helps maintain posture with a non-impact workout.

Additionally, the exercise bike features LCD display, padded seat, welded steel frame and quick pedal controls highlight the compact, Smooth V350.

Weighing 114 lbs. (with transport wheels), the trainer will not take up a ton of space and is easily transportable.

Read our full Smooth V350 exercise bike review, below…

Specifications

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Model Smooth V350
Rating

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82.2%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

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Resistance

The flywheel in an exercise bike is what creates resistance. You can choose the level of resistance to increase your workout intensity.

N/A
Resistance Type

The type of resistance shows what kind of flywheel is being used (if any), and its weight if the manufacturer provides it.

Friction Pad
Type

Type refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

Upright
Drive System

The bike's drive system is how your pedaling interacts with the rest of the bike (flywheel) to give you a good workout.

Flywheel
Frame

It's important to choose an exercise bike that will last, and the material of the frame determines how durable the bike is.

Welded Steel Frame
Seat

The most important part for comfortability during your workout, the seat should be adjustable and have ample cushioning.

Padded & Adjustable
Pedals

Pedals are the driving force for an exercise bike, and should be comfortable, adjustable, and easy to control without slipping.

Standard
Programs

Bike Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

8
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

None
Display

Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

LCD
Max. Weight

Max. User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that the bike can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

44.25" x 10.25" x 32.25"
Weight: 114 lbs
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Cooling Fans

Portable?

Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Rating: 82.2%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 82.2/100. Indoor cycling bike produces intense endurance and strength training yet low impact workout. No way to monitor heart rate, but number of controls allow you to adjust trainer features until bike is efficient and comfortable for your individual needs.

Pros:
– Upright indoor cycle helps maintain correct posture
– Suited for muscle endurance and strength training
– LCD display keeps you informed and focused
– Welded steel frame designed to endure intense use
– Easily control foot levels with dial if trainer is shared
– Compact unit (114 lbs) with transport wheels

Cons:
– No way to track or monitor heart rate
– Average number of workout programs (8 total)
– Very few luxuries like mp3 compatibility or speakers

Introduction

The Smooth V350 is an indoor cycling/upright exercise bike which specializes in muscle endurance and strength training.

The trainer does not feature too many extras, though the LCD display and eight workout programs will keep you focused and motivated.

Workout Programs

The Smooth V350 exercise bike offers a selection of eight different pre-defined options.

The workout selection is not great, but unlike other types of fitness equipment (treadmills and ellipticals, for example) having a ton of workout programs on an exercise bike is not quite as important.

Unfortunately, the Smooth V350 does not provide any type of method for getting a heart rate reading (which helps you stay within a target zone for maximum results).

Keep in mind, though, that based on the price of the Smooth V350 some sacrifices had to be made on specs.

Exercise Bike Features

The Smooth V350 is considered an ‘indoor cycling bike’ which means that it is designed to offer muscle endurance, strength training, non-impact workout as well as help keep posture.

Recumbent exercise bikes may be on the rise, but there are still some benefits and/or circumstances where having an indoor cycle or upright exercise bike makes sense.

Ultimately you got to make a decision that makes sense for you. If you are, however, looking for a bike that will provide some strength training you’ll want to at least consider the Smooth V350.

The Smooth V350 features LCD display with course profile readouts including time, distance and speed with a quick adjustment to the computer monitor.

A padded, adjustable seat provides an ergonomic design with an adjustable seat for multiple user heights and an additional back pad adjustment for maximum comfort.

The V350 is — according to the manufacture — constructed for long life, with a welded steel frame this cycling bike is durable, smooth and quiet.

Get a full body workout with upper arms incorporated into the exercise.

Control your foot levels with a dial, which, if you’re familiar with treadmills and ellipticals, is essentially the same as having quick controls located on the handrails for quick speed/incline changes.

Lastly, do not underestimate the compactness of the Smooth V350. Weighing 114 lbs. and fully transportable with built-in wheels, the upright bike does not take up a ton of space.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Smooth V350 exercise bike warranty & guarantee includes:

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Return Policy: 30 Day Money-back guarantee. Please contact (888) 800-1167.

Conclusion

The Smooth V350 is a compact indoor cycling bike ideal for non-impact, strength training exercise.

Curious to how upright bikes compare to recumbent bikes? Browse our highest rated recumbent exercise bikes.