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Xterra SB500 Recumbent Bike Review

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How long will the Xterra SB500 Recumbent last?

Built to last, the Xterra SB500 Recumbent Bike is covered by a very generous lifetime frame and brake warranty along with a 3-year parts, and 1 year labor warranty. It has a decent 128 lb. fully assembled weight and can hold users up to a 300 lb. maximum limit. The SB500 is best suited for moderate use and will last through many years of workouts with proper care and management.

Brief Overview

The Xterra SB500 Recumbent Bike comes with an easy walk-through design and a mixture of quality elements making it desirable to those looking for comfort as they ride their way to a better level of fitness health. It is a basic cycle and well suited for users wanting to focus on performance and are not overly worried about the advent of entertainment options in their purchase of an indoor riding machine.

Overall Quality

The Xterra SB500 Recumbent Bike has a hardy 3-piece pedal crank that works with a 22 lb. flywheel for optimal durability and performance within each of the 20 levels of resistance workout sessions. It offers low impact exercise and comfort with a well-padded seat that adjusts to fit a multitude of user body types and contains a mesh-covered back for premium air-circulation purposes. The pedals are oversized and have a wider adjustable strap to keep users secured during intense cycling spells. The SB500 console is basic and easy to use with a 6.5” LCD screen that has a pleasing, blue-lit display. There are 12 built-in programs of which 2 work with gathered heartrate information to tailor a more individualized workout regime. Further convenience is found with an integrated fan and accessory tray and users can also listen to favorite tunes using the handy audio port.

Things we like

  • generous warranty
  • mesh back
  • built-in fan
  • 22 lb. flywheel

Things we dislike

  • X
    large seat adjusting lever
  • X
    low weight capacity


Power Source Plugs Into Wall Outlet
Flywheel Diameter 11.9"
Flywheel Weight 22 lb
Display LCD Blue / Backlight
Display Size 5.4" x 3.5" (6.5" diag)
Feedback Scan, Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Pulse
Programs 7 Preset, 1 Manual, 2 Custom, 2 Heart Rate Control
Set-Up Dimensions 54.8"L x 27.7"W x 47.1"H
Weight 128.3 lb
Max User Weight Capacity 300 lb
Q-Factor 7"
Seat to Pedal Distance 29.72" to 39.84"


Lifetime Frame Lifetime Brake 3 Years Parts 1 Year In Home Labor


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With a 4.5-foot frame, the Xterra SB500 Recumbent Bike will easily fit into any home workout space and offers commendable parts along with a path to better health to any lucky purchaser. It is firmly in the budget-friendly zone and comes backed by very generous warranties proving the manufacturer has quite a bit of faith in the lasting quality of this machine. Though the weight capacity it low, Xterra has sturdy builds so those weighing close to capacity will still be assured a challenging and rewarding workout session.