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Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike Review

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How long will the Nautilus R616 Recumbent last?

The Nautilus R616 Recumbent is the lightest weight, bike in the top four, it weighs about ninety-two pounds, yet Nautilus provides a reasonable warranty for their bike. Which says that Nautilus is standing behind the Nautilus R616 Recumbent. We propose that the R616 Recumbent be used only a few times a week to get the most life out of the machine. We ask that you keep in way of thinking that the least you pay for a machine, the smaller the life span of the machine.

Brief Overview

The Nautilus R616 Recumbent is the fourth place in its price category, because of its lightweight structure. The price is fair but nothing too outstanding. Therefore, The Nautilus R616 Recumbent is our fourth-place winner for the 2021 Best Buy for the $400 to $699 price point.

Overall Quality

This Nautilus Bike has Bluetooth data transfer functionality, twenty- nine programs, and a standard warrant for its price class.

The Bluetooth capability allows for data transfer to either Nautilus connect or My fitness pal. The twenty-nine programs seem to be above the average amount of a typical bike in this class. The warranty Nautilus provides is as follows: Ten-year frame, two-year parts, one-year electronics, and ninety days labor. This Recumbent bike is more comfortable, and the seat on the R616 is very well padded, allowing for more comfort. Things we did not like was that this bike was the lightest actual machine of our top four, which makes us anxious about how well it will last over the years.

Things we like

  • 29 Preprogrammed Workouts
  • Good Warranty

Things we dislike

  • X
    High Price


Number of Programs 29
Console Bluetooth
Flywheel Weight N/A
Drive System Type N/A
Resistance Levels 25
Seat Adjustable
Handle Bars N/A
Pedals Strap
Transport Wheels Front
Foot Print 65.3 x 28.3 x 49.6
Weight Capacity 300 lbs.
Unit Weight 91.90 lbs.
Warranty 10 years Frame, 2 Years Parts, 1 year electronics and 90 days


This is the first year the Treadmill Doctor has reviewed the Nautilus R616 Recumbent bike. We invite you to look at our many other bike reviews as well as our Nautilus reviews that range from bikes to ellipticals to treadmills.


As we always say you should consider what you want in a bike and how much you are willing to pay. But we suggest that this bike would be good for someone to look for a bike with a bit of technology, that is not too worried about mechanical reliability. So, The Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike is the fourth-place winner for the 2021 Best Buy for the $400 to $699 price point.

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