The Proform 6.0 ES recumbent bike is a sleek and stylish exercise bike. But it not only looks good, it performs pretty well too. We are going to take a closer look at the 6.0 ES throughout this review and help answer any questions you may have about the bike, and also help you to make a more informed purchase decision.
This bike is ideal for home use. It is really quiet, even when it is in full flow. The magnetic resistance system will push you really hard without making a lot of noise to go with it. Although recumbent bikes are designed to be more comfortable, the Proform 6.0 ES recumbent bike really does take it to another level. You can adjust the seat to get the best size for you, and the seat provides a lot of support and comfort for your back.
Setting this bike up when you first receive it is not that difficult. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. It is also not the biggest of bikes either, so you can put it together on your own if you need to. Getting on and off the bike is also a lot easier than some models of recumbent bikes. The bike is extremely stable, and has wide stabilizers at both the front and the back.
Specifications for the Proform 6.0 ES recumbent bike
Built in workout programs
The Proform 6.0 ES recumbent has a total of 22 different workout programs. These programs have been designed with different goals in mind, so weight loss, cardio and fitness training will all be possible with these.
There are also 20 different resistance levels, so no matter what level you are at, you will be able to find the right one to push yourself each workout session you have. It is important to have this wide range of resistance levels if you want to be able to progress significantly with any exercise equipment, so the 6.0 ES should be able to serve your needs for a very long time.
The display on the Proform 6.0 ES recumbent is very stylish. It has a Grafixx™ LCD display which can either give you fields of information, or you can choose to have it show a particular field that you want to work to for your goals. This is very handy, so you can either set a time or distance, or even the amount of calories you want to burn and then just focus on that one figure.
The console is very simple, but also has everything you will need to use for your workouts conveniently set up. The buttons on the console are big so you will not have any problems pressing them while you are working out if you need to change any settings.
Heart rate monitor
If you like to keep track of your heart rate as you work out, then the Proform 6.0 ES recumbent is well equipped to help you do that. The dual grip EKG™ heart rate monitor allows for you to keep an accurate track of your heart rate simply by holding onto the sensors which are built into the handle grips at the side of the seat.
The Proform 6.0 ES recumbent is iFit compatible. To use iFit to its full extent you would need to purchase the wireless monitor separately. You do not have to do this, iFit is just an added extra. But if you do decide to use this then you can get a lot of great features and benefits from it.
IFit is integrated with Google Maps, so you can download your own courses and work out to these. You have the ability to record your times and stats’ for each workout and then upload them to your iFit membership account so you are able to keep record of your progress over time.
You can also download many different workouts and have the voice of Jillian Michaels pushing you through your workout and motivating you through until the end. It is a great addition if you are willing to spend the extra money to get the required wireless adapter.
The Proform 6.0 ES recumbent is quite a compact bike, so ideal for using at home. It is not too heavy, so it can easily be moved out of the way while it is not in use if you wanted to free up more space in the room. These are the actual dimensions for the bike:
- Length = 52 inches
- Width = 25.5 inches
- Height = 51.5 inches
- Weight = 114 pounds
- Weight capacity = 300 pounds
Overall thoughts on the Proform 6.0 ES recumbent bike
Considering you can get this bike for a fairly low price, you are getting a lot of value here. The 6.0 ES runs very well and has a lot of features and built in workouts to give you that variety you need to perform your workouts to the highest levels. The Proform 6.0 ES recumbent is a great bike, and an ideal choice if you are looking for a sturdy and reliable bike to use at home.