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Spirit XBR 25 Recumbent Bike Review

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How long will the Spirit XBR 25 Recumbent last?

The Spirit XBR 25 Recumbent might not hold up as well as others in its price class that are built with better parts, however Spirit does offer a great warranty for this bike. Under these circumstances, we believe the bike will have a moderate life span. If something does break at least you will have a great warranty to get it fixed.

Brief Overview

The Spirit XBR 25 Recumbent has some good attributes, but just as many not so favorable attributes. The Cost of the XBR 25 is the best in its price category. Thus, we have positioned the Spirit XBR Recumbent as our fourth-place winner for the 2021 Best Buy for the $1000 to $1499 price point.

Overall Quality

The Spirit XBR 25 Recumbent is composed of some worthwhile parts, but Spirit has left us disappointed in some of its other aspects.

The XBR 25 Recumbent has a belt driven system that allows for some dependability. The XBR 25 is the only bike in this price class to make known the number of programs. Spirit also has the best warranty on the XBR 25 out of all the bikes in this price category.

The XBR dissatisfies in many areas: screen size all others in this price class have at least a ten-inch screens. Another thing that is dissatisfies is the XBR 25 smallest in class flywheel only weighing twenty pounds. We also prefer the caged pedal which is more secure than a strapped pedal.

Things we like

  • Belt Drive System
  • 6 Preprogrammed Workouts
  • Good Warranty

Things we dislike

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    20 lbs. Flywheel Weight


Number of Programs 6
Console 7.5 inch LCD
Flywheel Weight 20 lbs.
Drive System Type Belt
Resistance Levels 20
Seat Adjustable
Handlebars EKG
Pedals Strap
Transport Wheels Front
Foot Print 57 x 30 x 50
Weight Capacity 350 lbs.
Unit Weight 132 lbs.
Warranty Lifetime Frame and Brake, 5 year Parts, & 1 year Labor


This is the first year the Treadmill Doctor has reviewed the Spirit XBR 25 Recumbent. We invite you to look at our many other bike reviews as well as our Spirit reviews that range from bikes to ellipticals to treadmills.


If you are looking for the most cost-effective bike that still a few good attributes, but aren’t going to be dissatisfied with the things we didn’t like about the XBR 25.

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