The Precor 846i Experience Recumbent Bike is a great example of the amount of thought and care that Precor puts into their workout systems. From the no-contact magnetic generator system that provides a smooth, comfortable workout to the self-tightening crank pedals that reduce the need for occasional tightening, the 846i is a bike that is made to not only provide a gratifying workout, but also an all-around satisfying experience.
The reclined seat provides full, contoured back support, and the dual sets of hand grips at the sides and front of the bike allow the user to change their posture as necessary to stay comfortable during their workout.
The 846i Recumbent Bike uses a belt drive to keep noise to a minimum while supplying power to the bike’s display and computer system. There are 25 levels of resistance to choose from, ranging from 18 watts at 20 RPM to 500 watts at 100 RPM.
There are 12 workout programs to choose from on the 846i, including cross country, heart rate, hill climb, watts control, weight loss, three interval options, and more. The self-powered LED display with touch controls keeps the user motivated by providing access to a large amount of workout data, including current calorie consumption, calories burned per minute/hour, heart rate, max heart rate, speed, average speed, distance covered, time, elapsed time, resistance, and more. Heart rate can be monitored using the sensors installed in the handlebars, or using any compatible wireless telemetry chest band.
The pedal system is designed to minimize maintenance and make replacement easy. Any standard road or mountain bike pedal can be attached to the 9/16″ (14.28 mm) crank arm. In addition, the crank tightens positively, meaning that the action of using the bike keeps the cranks tightened, eliminating the need to manually retighten them.
The Precor 846i Experience Recumbent Bike is a seriously sturdy yet compact piece of equipment. The 152 pound bike can support more than twice its weight, and can be easily moved and placed just about anywhere. It’s an excellent choice for any gym or home workout room, and will provide many years of use.