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Nautilus R514c Review


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


Model Nautilus R514

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

16 Levels
Resistance Type

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

Eddy Current Brake

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).

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.

16.5 lb. Flywheel

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

"Step Through" Design

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

Multi-Point Adjustments

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


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

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.

Pulse Grips
(Chest Strap not included)

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

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

67" x 25" x 52"
Weight: 101 lbs
Accessory Tray

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


Cooling Fans


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


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

Rating: 79.8%

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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