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Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike Review

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How long will the Nautilus R618 Recumbent last?

The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike has a great warranty with 15 years on the frame, 3 years on parts and electronics, and 1 year on labor. Despite the 5.5-foot frame, the R618 weighs only 107 lbs. when fully assembled and can hold 325 lbs. of maximum sweaty workout weight. Made for light to moderate use, the R618 will last through many years of exercise fun, but those looking to work out more than several times a week might want to invest an extra $99 for the extended parts and labor warranty.

Brief Overview

The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike is designed for low impact and true comfort during riding sessions and comes with quite a few amenities to please users of many different fitness levels. Decent functionality along with Bluetooth technology makes this cycle quite competitive in its price range and combined with the longer warranty, make a decent investment for those looking to ride their way to better health.

Overall Quality

The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike has a simple to use console that comes with 29 built in programs to target cardio building or toning mushy muscle. There are two LCD screens that have pleasing blue back lit display screens that offer several points of performance information to interested exercising fans. The console even tilts back and forth for better optics when using. Bluetooth capabilities literally open the world to users who choose to download compatible apps and allow the tracking of pertinent data. The flywheel is perimeter weighted for optimal riding and offers 25 levels of resistance for intensifying workouts which can easily be changed with convenient buttons located on the side handlebars. The seat carries gel padding and adjusts horizontally for comfort and legs of a variety of lengths. There is even a convenient handle on the back end of the frame to help move for better space saving options.

Things we like

  • decent warranty
  • hint of technology
  • blue back lit screens
  • budget-friendly
  • tilting console
  • heartrate strap included with purchase

Things we dislike

  • X
    light overall weight
  • X
    strangely patterned seat insert


Dimensions 67.3"L x 26.4"W x 48.8"H (170.9 x 67.1 x 124 cm)
Maximum User Height 325 lbs (147 kg)
Assembled Weight 107.1 lbs (48.6 kg)
Weight 89.5 Pounds
Material Steel, Plastic (Frame)
Assembly Details Adult Assembly Required, Some Tools Provided
Number of Programs 29
Program Types Available Interactive Heart Rate, Manual, Custom, Random
Number of Resistance Levels 25
Heart Rate Monitor Type Chest Strap, Hand Grip
Activities Tracked Average Speed, Calories Burned, Heart Rate, Trip Distance, Continuous Heart Rate, Trip Time, Daily Distance
Power Source Electric
Battery No Battery Used


Frame: 15 years / Parts & Electronics: 3 years / Labor: 1 year


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The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike is budget-friendly and comes with a decent warranty and commendable features. It is built to last for many years and offers users the ability to ride through worldly destinations in the comfort of home. There are just enough resistance levels to keep purchasers cycling for joy for years to come.