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XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro Review

Specifications

Model AIR650 Airbike Pro
Rating

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95.0%
List Price

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

$1299
Best Price

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$899
Resistance

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

27" Fan
9 Fan Blades
Resistance Type

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

Air Resistance
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.

Air Resistance
Frame

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

Steel
Seat

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

Adjustable aftermarket saddle
Pedals

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

Anti-skid with dual sided molded pegs
Programs

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

7 (plus manual)
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.

Chest Strap Compatible
Display

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

Performance Monitor LCD
Max. Weight

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

350 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).

48" L x 28" W x 54.5" H
Weight: 115 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: 1 Year
In-home Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 95.0%

Quick Summary

The XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro is a fantastic upright exercise bike for total-body training. Its moving arm bars allow you to pack in a full-body workout from the comfort of your bike. It will challenge just about anyone, as it offers an unlimited range of resistance through its fan air resistance system which adapts to user effort. Simply put, the harder you work, the tougher the resistance will get! In this case, higher speed equates to higher resistance. High-quality construction, a lifetime frame warranty, and wireless heart-rate monitoring capability help make the AIR650 Airbike Pro stand out from the crowd.

 

Our Rating

Rating: 95.0/100.

Let’s start off with our favorite feature of the AIR650 Airbike Pro: its smooth, unlimited fan air resistance. The bike provides low resistance at slower speeds and high resistance at fast speeds, adapting to how hard you work. As it is completely user controlled, the AIR650 Airbike Pro works for any fitness level and any type of exercise, from rehab to high-intensity interval training. It’s a low-impact workout that lets you push as hard as you want to. Another plus of the fan-blade resistance? It keeps you cool during your workouts! Pair this with the AIR650 Airbike Pro’s ample range of preset programs, and you have an impressive variety of workouts to try. The bike’s basic but user-friendly console gives you quick and easy access to all the preset programs. These include target time, target distance, target calories, target HR, interval 20-10, interval 10-20, and interval custom. It’s easy to navigate between these with the bike’s Quick mode program buttons.

 

We love that the console is compatible with wireless telemetry (although a chest strap itself is not included with the bike). When the bike’s console detects a signal from a wireless monitor, the beats-per-minute will show on the screen and the heart icon will flash. What’s more, the console helps you maintain your target BPM range when the target heart-rate mode is operating. And you don’t need to worry about how hard or fast you work. You’ll hold steady with the help of the AIR650 Airbike Pro’s heavy-duty steel frame. It can support up to 350 lbs., and the fact that it’s backed by a lifetime warranty shows the brand’s confidence in its durability. The industrial-grade chain drive system operates as a fixed gear (direct drive), this further contributes to the bike’s overall durability and reliability.

 

As for comfort, the AIR650 Airbike Pro has got you covered. The bike includes: ergonomic, multi-grip handlebars; wide, anti-skid pedals; large foot pegs so you can rest your feet during targeted upper-body workouts; and a fully adjustable seat so you can find your perfect fit. At 48″ long by 28″ wide, the AIR650 Airbike Pro is a relatively compact exercise bike that will work in most home gym settings. It also has large transport wheels so you can easily transport it to another room in the house to pack it away after workouts. The one-year parts and in-home labor warranty included with the bike is slightly shorter than we would like, but then again, one year is pretty standard in the industry. Dig deeper into the pros and cons of the XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro in our detailed review below.

 

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • User-Friendly Console: Easy-to-use console provides all your essential workout information and Quick mode program buttons make it easy to select workouts.
  • Smooth, Unlimited Resistance: Basically unlimited fan air resistance system ensures that no matter how fit you are, you can still be fully challenged.
  • Workout Variety: Console includes 7 built-in workouts to keep you motivated and challenged.
  • Wheels: Its front-mounted transport wheels allow for easy transport and storage after workouts.
  • Comfort: The seat is fully adjustable, and other comfort features help you find your perfect fit.
  • Durability: The heavy-duty steel frame and industrial-grade chain drive system promise a stable and durable ride.
  • Total-Body Workout: The moving arm bars allow you to focus on your upper body during rides.
  • Variety of Workout Intensities: As it’s user-controlled, the bike suits anything from rehab to high-intensity training.
  • Wireless Heart-Rate Monitoring: Allows you to use your own chest strap for accurate stats tracking and use in target HR workout programs.
  • Multi-Position Handlebars: These allow you to target different muscle groups during workouts.
  • Frame Warranty: Lifetime coverage on the frame is excellent for a bike in this price category.
  • Weight Capacity: High user-weight capacity of 350 pounds demonstrates durability and stability.
  • Free Shipping: Free delivery is available within the 48 contiguous US states.

Cons:

  • Non-folding: Although it has a relatively compact footprint, it’s not foldable for storage.
  • Interactive Training: Not compatible with an interactive training program such as iFit.
  • Warranty: Short parts and labor warranty.

 

Introduction

Whether you’re training for rehab, or looking for a bike that will easily support high-intensity interval training, you’ll appreciate the feel of the XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro. The AIR650 Airbike Pro’s smooth resistance and customizable features help you to push through your workouts in comfort, no matter how intense they are. Along with the unlimited resistance, the bike’s variety of workout programs are enough to keep you challenged and motivated. It doesn’t matter where you are on your fitness journey, you should have no trouble making great progress with the help of the AIR650 Airbike Pro. Read more about the XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro’s workout programs, features and warranty below.

AIR650 Airbike Pro Workout Programs

The XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro offers 7 built-in workouts to keep you motivated and challenged. These include target time, target distance, target calories, target HR, interval 20-10, interval 10-20, and interval custom. You can easily select a workout program or swap between programs with the help of the bike’s Quick mode program buttons. View your stats and choose between programs on the bike’s user-friendly performance monitor LCD display. Not only is it easy to read, it provides all your essential workout data including RPM, speed, time, distance, calories, watt, interval prompt, and heart rate. The console supports wireless telemetry, so just pop on your wireless chest strap and get to work! A chest strap (not included with the purchase of the bike) is required for the heart rate display to function. This will allow you to keep tabs on your workout stats and make the most of the bike’s target HR workout programs. What’s great, is that whatever program you choose, the AIR650 Airbike Pro will meet your effort level to deliver the right amount of challenge with its unlimited air resistance.

AIR650 Airbike Pro Cycle Features

A huge highlight of the AIR650 Airbike Pro is its fan air resistance system. The flywheel weight system is made up of 9 heavy-duty steel fan blades enclosed in a 27” wire steel fan cage. The industrial-grade chain drive system operates as a fixed gear (direct drive). All in all, these components allow for very smooth motion that can match anyone’s effort level. The air resistance adapts to user effort, and provides low resistance at slow speeds and high resistance at faster speeds. Because it’s user controlled, it makes the bike suitable for any type of exercise, from rehab to intense cross-training. This resistance system is also very durable. The AIR650 Airbike Pro should typically run trouble-free for years. As for comfort, the AIR650 Airbike Pro allows you to find your perfect fit before you ride. Key comfort features include: a performance designed, fully adjustable seat  (up/down/forward/back); ergonomic handlebars with multiple padded grip options; and wide, low profile foot pedals which are both anti-skid and have dual-sided molded pegs. When you’re focusing on a targeted upper-body workout, just rest your feet on the large foot pegs which are knurled to provide a better grip. The AIR650 Airbike Pro’s moving arm bars will support even your most intense training sessions.

 

From a structural standpoint, the AIR650 Airbike Pro has a very sturdy steel frame backed by a lifetime warranty. It can support a rider weight up to 350 lbs. This means that basically anyone will feel comfortable riding this bike, no matter what intensity level you want to reach. There’s no external plug-in required for the AIR650 Airbike Pro; the console uses 4 AA batteries (included). Moving the bike into another room after your workout is easy with the help of its large front-mounted transport wheels. The AIR650 Airbike Pro is a relatively compact model at 48″ L x 28″ W x 54.5″ H. It weighs just 115 lbs.

Warranty, Shipping & Guarantee

The XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, and a one-year warranty on the parts and in-home labor. Free delivery of the AIR650 Airbike Pro is available to the 48 contiguous US states only. As for the guarantee, XTERRA Fitness offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, but you are usually responsible for paying return shipping costs.

Conclusion

The XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro caters to a wide range of fitness levels, and can handle a variety of workout intensities. It’s built for almost anyone. As well as boasting many comfort features, its air resistance system can match anybody’s leg power. It also supports full body training with its moving arm bars. When on sale for under $1,000, it’s a best buy for cardio training, body toning, weight loss and physical rehabilitation. This bike is fairly priced and offers enough features and workout variety to keep you motivated. This along with its basically unlimited resistance makes for a no-fuss workout that can keep you challenged as you move forward on your fitness journey.

 
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