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Xterra SB250 Recumbent Bike Review

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How long will the Xterra SB250 Recumbent last?

The Xterra SB250 Recumbent Bike is a decent mix of metal and plastic and weighs 87.5 lbs. when fully assembled. It is rated to hold users up to a 300 lb. capacity, but heftier purchasers should search for a heartier machine better designed for heavier exercisers. It is best suited for light use and might last more than a couple of years with decent care and maintenance. The SB250 comes with a 5-year frame warranty and 1 year on the brakes and other operating parts which is comparable to other models in this price range.

Brief Overview

The Xterra SB250 Recumbent Bike is an upgrade on the SB150 and well worth the extra cost. It has a heavier flywheel and other commendable qualities that make it a great budget-friendly indoor riding machine. The SB250 offers a low impact workout and has a 5-foot frame that will fit easily into any residential setting. It is also budget-friendly for those who do not have a lot of money to spend on workout machines but want to exercise in the comfort of their own home.

Overall Quality

The Xterra SB250 Recumbent Bike has a walk-through design that is just the beginning of comfort offered in this machine. The seat is padded and has an interesting slant to the horizontal movement allowing users of many lengths to enjoy hearty rides. Two sets of handlebars contain multiple grips while heartrate information is gathered when grasping the ones on both sides of the seat. Multiple points of information are shared on a slightly larger display screen that still contains a pleasing blue lit backscreen. There are also speakers to keep users motivated through musical input during exercise frenzies brought to fruition by the 12 built in workout programs. In addition, the SB250 has a lightweight 13.5 lb. flywheel that offers 24 levels of resistance and smooth performance with a belt-driven system.

Things we like

  • budget-friendly
  • upgraded components
  • blue lit backscreen

Things we dislike

  • X
    low warranty
  • X
    lightweight frame


Power Source Plugs Into Wall Outlet
Flywheel Diameter 8.6"
Flywheel Weight 13.5 lb
Display LCD Blue / Backlight
Display Size 5" x 2.3" (5.5" diag.)
Feedback Scan, Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Pulse
Programs 12 Preset, 1 Manual, 1 Body Fat, 1 Watt, 4 Custom, 5 Heart Rate Controlled
Set-Up Dimensions 60.3"L x 24.4"W x 42.2"H
Weight 87.5 lb
Max User Weight Capacity 300 lb
Recommended User Height 4’9" to 6’4"


5 Years Frame 1 Year Brake 1 Year Parts


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The Xterra SB250 Recumbent Bike is a well-rounded workout machine that contains commendable features for those looking to add indoor riding to their workout routine. It is budget-friendly and lets users of various heights work out comfortably in a home setting. While technology is rather limited, there are speakers and an audio jack that lets users rock to their favorite tunes during workout fun. It is useful to keep in mind that many models exist in this price range so careful consideration of comparable features will further assist purchasing efforts.