Nautilus U514 Upright Exercise Bike Review

Published: 20th September 2011
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Ride longer and ride harder than ever before with the biomechanically-correct design and comfort features of the Nautilus U514 upright bike. It features enhanced programming along with an integrated Polar heart rate monitoring system. Other features include transport wheels, blue backlit LCD display with an easy to read console, and an Eddy Current Brake (ECB) resistance system.

The powerful fan and multi-point seat and console adjustments have all been biomechanically designed for comfort, and the electronically controlled magnetic resistance provides a smooth and efficient workout. The bike offers the same aerobic benefits of riding a bicycle regardless of the time or weather, all without leaving the safety and comfort of your home. The Nautilus U514 upright bike takes up very little space, and provides an effective workout for all levels of users.

Convenient access to quality exercise equipment is a vital component to sticking with a long-term exercise program. The U514 upright exercise bike makes a great choice. With 7 profile courses, it offers variety to help keep you motivated for the results you want. It also features 2 programmable user profiles so you can customize your own courses and track your progress. It has a maximum user weight of 300 pounds.

Nautilus U514 Upright Exercise Bike Features:

Oversized deluxe pedals

7 profile courses, 2 programmable user profiles, 20 total programs

4 Polar heart rate programs, with telemetry, and included grip and chest belt

Powerful fan, plus multi-point seat and console adjustments

Upright exercise bike for use at home with 16 resistance levels and 20-pound flywheel

300-pound maximum user weight

10-year warranty on frame, 2 years on parts, 1 year on electronics

Nautilus U514 Upright Exercise Bike Reviews:

Most reviewers agree that this bike is really best suited for people no taller than 5' 9", however some disagreed, stating that perhaps the adjustments had been overlooked, and it may not be a problem for taller people. There are three adjustments; the front handlebar moves forward, the seat moves back, and the seat moves up. After reading the reviews, it does seem however that if you have long legs this bike will simply be too small.

The recumbent version of this bike would make a solid choice for those who are taller, though it is more expensive. The U514 upright bike is solidly built and looks just as good. The bike itself is easy and straightforward to assemble, but most reviewers said the instructions were not that good or were missing steps. Some people felt that the seat was uncomfortable as well.

One reviewer found the bike to be smaller than expected, but they did say it performed better than they had anticipated. You can set up user profiles with this exercise bike, but a few people felt that the documentation wasn't as detailed as it should be and actually setting up the user profiles was more difficult than expected.

Many of the reviewers are quite happy with the bike though. They feel it is amazingly quiet, easy to adjust, and is a great price for an exercise bike with Polar built in. The worst complaints about this bike have had to due with damages upon arrival, but they all stated that Amazon did a good job of sending a replacement right away.

The bike features several different programs with one that keeps a certain heart rate and will adjust resistance based on that. The resistance levels are good, and most people haven't had a problem getting a hard workout. Overall, it seems that this exercise bike is a very good machine and is well worth the money. The only thing you might want to consider is ordering a better padded seat so you don't get too uncomfortable.

Thanks for reading this article, you can find the full review here: Nautilus U514 Upright Exercise Bike

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