Echelon seems to have some cool attributes built into this bike, but they do not back it up with that great of a warranty. Echelon did put a twenty-nine-pound flywheel on this bike, which is a good weight for bikes at this price point. They have also put a belt drive system in this bike to allow for more reliability. We believe the possibility of this bike holding up is good, but not great. For the price of this bike, we would suggest a moderate user.
The Echelon EX5S Connect Bike has many good attributes that squeeze into our top four list. But the EX 5 is towards the top of the price range for this class. This leads us to place the Echelon EX5S Connect Bike in our fourth-place winner for 2021 Best Buy for the $1500 to $1999 price class.
The Echelon EX5S Connect Bike comes with a lot of good parts that justify the price of the machine. Echelon built this bike with a belt drive system for durability. They also thought about safety with the Caged pedals that prevent the rider’s feet from slipping as easy. The Screen is a nice large twenty-one in a half-inch touchscreen that can tilt one hundred and eighty degrees. The flywheel is a good weight for the price point weighing twenty-nine pounds. We believe it will do ok for this bike.
There are some qualities that landed the EX 5S in the fourth spot, though. Echelon set us back by the warranty that is only good for one year of part and labor. Typically, a pour warranty shows that a company does not believe in their machine. For the price of the bike, it would be nice to know Echelon stands behind their product.
|Number of Programs||0|
|Console||21.5 inch Touchscreen|
|Flywheel Weight||29 lbs.|
|Drive System Type||Belt|
|Pedals||Clip In and Cage|
|Foot Print||37.4 x 19.88|
|Weight Capacity||300 lbs.|
|Unit Weight||123 lbs.|
|Warranty||1 year for Parts & Labor|
This is the first that Treadmill Doctor has reviewed the Echelon EX 5S Connect bike. We invite you to check out our other Schwinn reviews as well as our other bike reviews to help you in your search for a new fitness machine.
The EX5S maybe the bike for you if you are looking for quality parts, great technology, but are not worried about having a warranty. We still believe you should consider your options when purchasing a bike as well as the price you will have to pay for the bike. We have placed the Echelon EX 5S connect bike as the fourth-place winner for 2021 Best Buy for the $1500 to $1999 price point.