A premium recumbent exercise bike, the Precor RBK 835 is the top-of-the-line model from a leading brand.
This commercial cardio trainer is sold with a long home warranty and is identical to a Precor bike featured in elite fitness centers.
With adjustable seating and a wide resistance range, the RBK 835 fits almost any body size and strength.
It also features the most workout programs of any Precor recumbent bike.
Learn more from our full review below.
|Model||Precor RBK 835|
|Resistance Type||Eddy Current Braking|
|Pedals||Dual-Sided w/ Straps|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Chest Strap (Compatible)|
|Dimensions||67" x 23" x 50"
Weight: 210 lbs
|Warranty||Frame & Welds: Lifetime
Parts: 10 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 87.25/100. Benefit from club-quality training at home! The Precor RBK 835 recumbent exercise bike is featured in top clubs worldwide and is also sold with a 10-year residential warranty on parts and wear items. This beautifully engineered fitness machine can comfortably position your body for low-impact cycling and efficient calorie burn. It has an easy on, easy off design (step-up is just 4″) and provides very comfortable lumbar support with air-flex seating. Choose from 11 seat positions for an ideal fit! The RBK 835 has the most preset programs of all the Precor recumbent bikes; there are 12 preset bike workouts for cardio health, weight loss, sports performance and other goals. These programs have preset durations and can adjust the machine’s resistance from 22 to 750 watts to meet any skill level. A SmartRate® heart rate monitoring feature lets you keep aware of your exertion level to make the most of training time. For extra motivation the RBK 835 is available with a 15″ high-def entertainment screen and iPod/iPhone compatibility.
This Precor has a base price of $4,175 including shipping and installation. Is it the best bike for your home gym or commercial fitness room? Here are pros and cons to consider.
- Commercial quality
- Optional 15″ viewing screen for entertainment
- Steel frame with powder coating
- Step-through frame (Easy to access)
- Ergonomic seat with ventilated back
- Smart cycling design for comfort
- Dual sided pedals (Straps and no straps)
- Accepts standard road pedals
- 12 workout programs
- Detailed exercise data
- 25 resistance levels up to 750 watts
- Wireless and touch pulse receivers
- Reading rack
- Self-powered (Cord not required)
- Convenient design for maintenance
- Transport wheels
- Generous warranty (Ten years on parts!)
- Good customer service
- No exercise fan
- High price
The Precor RBK 835 is a top quality recumbent exercise bike with a long warranty for residential settings. This commercial cardio trainer costs more than typical bikes up front but pays off with a decade or more of hassle-free performance. The RBK 835 is ideal for shoppers interested in a high quality recumbent bike that minimizes joint stress. It positions your body for low-impact cycling and provides great lumbar support with a ventilated high-backed seat. As you exercise with minimal pressure, you’ll feel less fatigue than usual and will feel ready to train longer. Twelve diverse workout programs are provided for heart health, weight loss and sports performance training.
Our review continue with details about the Precor RBK 835’s programming and other features.
Twelve efficient bike workouts are built into the Precor RBK 835. Choose manual mode or one of the following programs: Basic Heart Rate, Cross Country, Custom Resistance, Fitness Test, Hill Climb, Interval (3), Random, Watts Control and Weight Loss. Also available is Quick Start, which keeps the challenge level constant unless you make adjustments during exercise.
The 835 data screen shows the workout profile, calories, distance, pulse, SmartRate® (heart rate zone), RPM, speed, watts, resistance, time and percent complete.
Metric and US Standard systems are available. Language choices are English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Romanized Russian.
Precor RBK 835 Bike Features
Audio and video programming are available with upgrades at checkout on Precor’s website. The RBK 835 is compatible with a 15″ personal viewing screen and can be programmed for iPod/iPhone compatibility.
For heart rate monitoring the RBK is compatible with wireless chest straps and has touch sensors built into its handlebars. SmartRate® indicates your exertion level with an easy-to-read display showing three training zones: cardio, fat burn and peak.
For comfort the RBK 835 has an 11-position seat with a high back for lumbar support. It has a patented design for ergonomic support and airflow.
The pedals show off Precor’s smart biomechanics by minimizing the pressure put on your joints. These pedals can be used with or without straps, and for a custom ride you can affix any standard road bike pedals too.
For energy conservation this bike doesn’t require a power cord if used regularly; the console battery can stay charged with users’ energy.
Transport wheels are built in for easy repositioning after exercise.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Precor 835 bike warranty package includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 10 years
– Wear items: 10 years
– Labor: 1 year
The Precor RBK 835 is easily a favorite in its luxury price category. It’s especially motivating when upgraded for modern tech — iPod/iPhone compatibility and a 15″ video screen — but in any case this smooth performer is equipped to help make healthy living a habit for many years.