Spirit’s recumbent bikes have become renowned around the world for a few different reasons, especially when it comes to home-gym use. In America, more and more people are working from home, and getting their entertainment from computers and hand held technologies.
The Spirit XBR55 Recumbent Bike is a premium machine that ushers a gym-quality exercise into the home at a truly unprecedented price.
It promotes and motivates users to hop on, burn some calories, challenge the cardiovascular system, and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Elite fitness doesn’t have to entail contracts, excessive amounts of equipment, monthly dues, and all else.
With the XBR55 in your TV room or next to the computer desk, you’ll find yourself managing a healthier caloric deficit and staving off the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Some of the XBR High-End Fitness Features
Spirit breaks the mold and lifts the bar above the mainstream industry standard. We care about people, and we’re disturbed by the obesity and diabetes epidemic. That’s why we’re proud of the Spirit XBR55 Recumbent Bike and its impressive list of features. Here are a just a few.
Constant Information Streams
Spirit takes fitness data very seriously. While getting into shape with the Spirit XBR55 Recumbent Bike, users will know exactly what’s taking place on a variety of levels. Visually, the backlit tri-color LCD display is pleasing on the eyes, engaging to the mind, and brimming over with useful information. It’s easy to read, and even easier to track results and performance over the long haul.
The console itself is great. It has active buttons so lesson the amount of moving parts (minimizes maintenance and power needs), a wide cooling fat, a place for your sports drink, and provides options for both hand-contact or polar telemetry belt heart rate tracking.
Comfort and Metabolic Efficiency
Not everyone can go out jogging every day or hit the weight with ferocious intensity. There are a fair amount of people who are either later on in years, or who don’t have ideal health that need to get in-shape without tons of impact, and efficiency. The Spirit XBR55 Recumbent Bike is pleasantly semi-recumbent for kinetic alignment, and has a step-through design that makes it extremely easy for anyone to mount.
While it’s extremely comfortable for many reasons, the 10 exercise programs, 2 of which include incorporate heart control, and 2 other that gives users the option of creating their own experience, ensure that no matter what kind of shape they start off in, they’ll get o their goals without injury or undue stress.
Consistency and Reliability
Because life is a journey and not a destination, Spirits products are meant to be lifelong machines that people can count and rely on for decades. It’s important that our customers feel invigorated and motivated to get on the Spirit XBR55 Recumbent Bike and take advantage of all the many things it consistently provides. Spirit is a company that people have come to rely on, and this recumbent bike embodies all of the really great and impressive reasons why.
Durable, comfortable, and smooth are all qualities of the Spirit Fitness semi-recumbent bikes. Easy adjustments, bright LCD screens, a cooling fan, and mesh back seats are standard on all models.
The XBR55 10 year parts warranty rivals any in the industry. Your investment ensures peace of mind knowing that you have a quality built product with a long term commitment from us should you need service down the road.
All pertinent information is displayed during the workout and a summary of accumulated data scrolls when you have finished.
Cooling fans that swivel are standard on all of our fitness bikes. This may just be the reason you extend your workout by a few minutes.
Heart Rate % Profile
Heart Rate training is proven to be one of the best ways to measure your workout. Our Heart Rate % Profile gives you a quick reference of your % compared to maximum projected heart rate. The LED lights up in Amber for 50-60%, Green for 65% to 80%, and Red for 85%+.
Muscle Activation Profile
It’s important to understand which muscle groups are gaining the most benefit during your workout. On our fitness bikes, you will be using your glute (bottom), hamstring (back of your thigh), quad (thigh), and calf muscles. The LED lights will activate in three degrees of engagement: Green represents minimal muscle involvement, Amber for medium involvement, and Red, full or heavy involvement. Use this quick reference to challenge yourself during your workout.
Mp3 Audio Jack & Speakers
We know how important it is to be able to enjoy your favorite music as you workout, so we included an MP3 audio jack for you to plug in your choice of MP3 player or cell phone. (Adapter cord provided)
Remote Adjustment Keys
The user has the ability to adjust the resistance level from the handlebars on each side of the seat.
All Spirit Fitness bikes are built with extra-heavy-gauge steel tubing to give them a stable base, and use high-quality bearings rather than bushings to ensure a longer life and smoother cycling action.
The seat is a high durometer foam pad, while the back rest is a nylon mesh that allows air flow for added comfort.
Our fitness bikes not only allow forward and backward seat adjustment , but they also feature a back rest adjustment that reclines for individual comfort & preference.
2⁰ of inversion of each pedal places your body into an anatomically correct position throughout the workout.
There are transport wheels integrated into the front floor support tube for ease of repositioning. Simply lift and tilt the front end to roll the unit to your desired location.
Hill: This program follows a triangle or pyramid type of gradual progression from approximately 10% of maximum effort (the level that you chose before starting this program) up to a maximum effort which lasts for 10% of the total workout time, then a gradual regression of resistance back to approximately 10% of maximum effort.
Fat Burn: This program follows a quick progression up to the maximum resistance level (default or user input level) that is sustained for 2/3 of the workout. This program will challenge your ability to sustain your energy output for an extended period of time.
Cardio: This program presents a quick progression up to near maximum resistance level (default or user input level). It has slight fluctuations up and down to allow your heart rate to elevate, and then recover repeatedly, before beginning a quick cool down. This will build up your heart muscle and increase blood flow and lung capacity.
Strength: This program has a gradual progression of resistance up to 100% of maximum effort that is sustained for 25% of workout duration. This will help build strength and muscular endurance in the lower body and glutes. A brief cool down follows.
Interval: This program takes you through high levels of intensity followed by recovery periods of low intensity. This program utilizes and develops your “Fast Twitch” muscle fibers which are used when performing tasks that are intense and short in duration. These deplete your oxygen level and spike your heart rate, followed by periods of recovery and heart rate drop to replenish oxygen. Your cardiovascular system gets programmed to use oxygen more efficiently.
Custom: An individual can store personal information and design a custom program that can be saved for future use. You decide what the resistance will be for each segment of the program.
Fit Test (YMCA Protocol): The fitness test is based on a sub-maximal Vo2 (volume of oxygen) test. The program will gradually increase resistance until the time expires or you reach 85% of projected heart rate maximum (calculated when entering age in the programming portion). Based on where the test finishes, your score will be calculated and can be compared to others in your age group to determine your cardiovascular level of health.
Manual: The Manual program works as the name implies, manually. This means that you control the workload and not the computer.
Two people can store personal information and design a custom program that can be saved for future use. You decide what the resistance will be for each segment of the program.
Heart Rate (2x): Designed to help keep you within 3-5 heart beats of your target heart rate % by automatically increasing or decreasing the resistance level. Heart Rate 1 has a 60% (better for a fat loss goal) of projected heart rate maximum default. Heart Rate 2 has an 80% (better for a cardiovascular conditioning goal) of projected heart rate maximum default.
- Console: 7.5" Blue Backlit LCD w/ Integrated Reading Rack
- Console Feedback: RPM, Calories, Time, Distance, Pulse, Level, METs, Segment Time, Program Name, Watts, and Laps
- Heart Rate: Contact & Telemetric; heart Rate Strap included
- Resistance: 20 Levels, Electronically-Controlled Magnetic Brake
- Drive Train: 8-Groove Poly-V Belt w/Self-Tensioner
- Power: Plug-In, 12V
- Flywheel: 24 lbs., Steel
- Seat: High density foam with Mesh Back
- Adjustments: Cable-Activated Lever for Fore/Aft Seat
- Crank: 3-Piece, Cold-Forged Steel, Case-Hardened Axle & Commercial-Grade Sealed Bearings
- Frame: Commercial-Grade Structural Steel w/ Durable Powder-Coat Paint
- Dimensions: 51" x 26" x 48"
- Product Weight: 138 lbs.
- Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
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Reviewed by Christine
October 26, 2011After weeks of research, I decided to go with the Spirit XBR55. A friend had went for cheaper option, but I felt it was better to invest in the long term. And I couldn't be happier. The quality is the best I've ever experienced in exercise equipment, and my the satisfaction is given a further boost by a better work. The assembly was straight forward, while adjusting the resistance and using the control panel couldn't be easier.