Because of the overall average quality parts, we would not go out and say that the Studio Bike Pro is going to last more than five years. With this bike, you are paying more for the overall value as opposed to a really strong bike. Don't get us wrong, this Proform model will suit a moderate user for about three to five years, but we wouldn't bet on the Studio Bike Pro lasting ten or twelve. And for that matter, neither would Proform given their warranty. As always, the best way to see a lot of use out of any machine is to take good care of it. Since the Studio Bike Pro does not show much promise of lasting years and years, be sure to know how to take good care of it that way you can get your money’s worth.
We have been pleasantly surprised but Proform’s new Studio Bike Pro. Icon has made our not-so-great list in the technology realm after over the past few years. But the Studio Bike Pro has made big strides to revert our opinion. And the build is also decent for the price offering great value. Consequently, we have awarded the Proform Studio Bike Pro our First Place 2021 Best Buy Award for the $1,000 to $1,499 dollar category.
In the words of Jim Halpert, “Congratulations universe, you win.” Over the past few years that Icon models have come with the iFit memberships, we have not been happy with how much the membership has cost. This year, Proform has offered a $1,200 dollar value to the Studio Bike Pro with their three-year iFit family membership. Instead of making their console basically obsolete by nearly requiring you also buy an expensive membership on top of the price of the bike, Proform has coupled three years of their fitness membership without raising the Studio Bike Pro’s price. Top this off with a ten-inch HD touchscreen console and you have yourself a winner. We aren’t sure what you are going to do after the three years are up, but we have to tip our hats to Proform for including such value with this model.
The other features we like speak more to the Studio Bike Pro’s build rather than the technology. The overall build is decent, though not the strongest. The Studio Bike Pro offers twenty-two levels of resistance, but more importantly, those levels work through a magnetic system. Instead of a friction-based magnet, this bike comes with an electromagnetic braking system that does not push against your flywheel and wear it down. With this type of magnet, you have quicker resistance, less wear and tear on your bike, and a smoother ride. Lastly, the Studio Bike Pro comes with pretty standard features like an adjustable seat and handles, transport wheels, and optional toe cages.
Even still, Proform doesn't offer the best warranty in this price range. They have given the Studio Bike Pro their standard ten-year frame, two-year parts, and one-year labor warranty. We are also still annoyed that they refuse to freely give the information for their machines. Proform does not clearly advertise the Studio Bike Pro’s flywheel weight and for what reason? Why should people dropping nearly $2,000 dollars not be allowed to know everything there is about their machine.
|Number of Programs||N/A|
|Console||10" HD Touchscreen|
|Drive System Type||N/A|
|Pedals||Optional Toe Clip|
|Foot Print||52 x 21.9 x 56.5|
|Weight Capacity||250 lbs.|
|Unit Weight||100 lbs.|
This is the first year that we have reviewed the Proform Studio Bike Pro. We welcome you to check out our other bike reviews as well as our Proform reviews to get a well-rounded view of your next machine.
Though the Studio Bike Pro is not the strongest built bike in this price range, we are very pleased to see Proform offering so much value for the price. If you equally value technology and an average quality bike, then this bike might be a great pick for you. Just as well, we have awarded the Proform Studio Bike Pro our 2021 First Place Best Buy Award for the $1,000 to $1,499 dollar range.