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Echelon EX 1 Connect Bike - Upright Bike Review

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How long will the Echelon EX 1 Connect Bike - Upright last?

The Echelon EX 1 Connect Bike has a powder coated steel frame that weighs 104 lbs. once assembly is complete. With a 300 lb. max weight capacity, the EX 1 Connect is suitable for a variety of fitness enthusiasts though it is best suited for beginner or light user who might get several good years of use from this machine with proper care and maintenance. It has a short warranty and, if purchased from Walmart or Amazon there is a brief return period for unhappy customers.

Brief Overview

The Echelon EX 1 Connect Bike was our Fourth Place 2020 Best Buy winner for the $700 to $999 dollar category and offers a sleek design that is colored with bold red piping. It has a compact frame that fits nicely into any home workout space and comes with technology capabilities in the form of a Bluetooth connection and a downloaded Echelon app on a favorite streaming device.

Overall Quality

The Echelon EX 1 Connect Bike, if found on sale is an excellent choice for those looking to add an indoor cycling machine to their exercise regime. It has a sleek design that has the 28 lb. flywheel placed beneath the rider for a more stable and silent cycling experience. There are also 32 levels of resistance to build cardio health and help tone lower body extremities. The pedals hold feet securely in adjustable toe cages and are SPD compatible for serious riders. A padded seat holds bums comfortably and can move in both a horizontal and vertical motion for premium rides by all. Behind the seat rests dumbbell holders for those that like to add in upper body workouts during riding fun. Users who download the Echelon app get to connect to live classes and travel the world on cycling journeys plus the addition of keeping their performance information handy in the comfort of a home setting.

Things we like

  • budget-friendly
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • Echelon app connectivity

Things we dislike

  • X
    short warranty
  • X
    no display screen


Color Black
Weight 105 lbs
Flywheel 35 lbs
Resistance 32 Levels
Footprint 3’ 5" x 1’ 10"
Q Factor 8" (204 mm)


1 Year warranty


The Echelon EX 1 Connect Bike was our Fourth Place 2020 Best Buy winner for the $700 to $999 dollar category. We invite you to see our bike reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Echelon EX 1 Connect Bike is a decent indoor bike though the lack of warranty is troubling. Echelon is reputable in the fitness world and the EX 1 Connect offers quite a few amenities for those looking to crank out some riding miles while searching for optimal fitness health.