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Nautilus R514c Review

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Nautilus R514 Exercise Bike

NOTE: The Nautilus R514c is currently not available…

The Nautilus R514c is a solid-built, yet extremely quiet recumbent exercise bike that’s ideal for avoiding lower back pain and issues while working out.

The compact, comfortable Nautilus R514c bike features 16 levels of resistance that rides smoothly thanks to a 16.5 lb. perimeter weighted flywheel and Eddy Current Brake Drive System.

It also has a bio-mechanically design, enhanced programming and integrated Polar heart rate monitoring system.

Discover more in our full Nautilus R514c exercise bike review below…


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Video Overview of the Nautilus R514c

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 79.8/100. Ride longer and harder with biomechanically correct design and comfort features, enhanced programming, and integrated Polar heart rate systems.

– Powerful Eddy Current Brake resistance
– Large selection of resistance levels (16 total)
– Resourceful “Step Through” frame design
– Heavy-duty frame (w/ 10 years coverage)
– Big range of pre-defined workout programs (20)
– Monitor heart rate with wireless chest strap

– Coverage of parts/electronics mediocre
– Wireless heart rate chest strap not included
– A couple customer complaints about time needed to assemble exercise bike


The Nautilus R514c, like most exercise bikes, provides a multi-adjustable seat and oversized pedals for a more enjoyable workout experience.

The exercise bike is adequate for almost any challenge thanks to 16 levels of resistance supported by a “Step Through” design frame (300 lbs. max user weight) and 16.5 lb. flywheel.

All in all, the Nautilus R514c is a dependable piece of exercise equipment from a well respected manufacture.

Workout Programs

The Nautilus R514c offers seven profile courses, two programmable user profiles and 20 workout programs total.

The trainer also features four polar heart rate programs with ergonomically placed heart rate grips.

The Nautilus R514c is a comfortable workout experience thanks to the cooling fan and adjustable seat.

The only thing the trainer is missing is compatibility with some form of advanced workout program like iFit Live.

Exercise Bike Features

The electronically controlled magnetic resistance system of the Nautilus R514c provides a smooth and efficient workout.

All important exercise data is displayed on LCD display and the R514c was recently improved over the earlier model with built-in speakers now making the trainer ‘music ready’.

You’ll appreciate the convenient step-through design and adjustable lumbar support on the frame.

The Nautilus R514c is also compact and easy to move thanks to the transport wheels. It weighs 101 lbs. so most adults should be able to move the trainer around if desired.

Stay cool and comfortable during even the most intense of workouts with a powerful built-in cooling fan. Adjust the seat to individual preference with a multi-point adjustments.

Lastly, the Nautilus R514c exercise bike is rounded off with oversized deluxe pedals, water bottle holder and magazine rack.

Warranty & Guarantee

The warranty and guarantee for the Nautilus R514c exercise bike includes:

– Frame: 10 Years
– Mechanical: 2 Years
– Electronics: 1 Year
– Wear Parts: 6 Months
– Labor: 6 Months

Contact 1-800-628-8458 for additional details.


The Nautilus R514c recumbent exercise bike is an affordable trainer that will save you money and time compared to exercising at the gym. It has all the necessary features to begin exercising now and burn those calories.

Still not sure? Compare the Nautilus R514c to other exercise bikes $500 to $1,000.

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