When I first began lifting, I asked David, “How long will it take?” I was referring to the time needed to get a ripped weight lifter’s physique. He answered, “The rest of your life.” because the pursuit of excellence never ends when you are serious. I am always looking for ways to improve my physique. In recent months, I decided that I want to step up the intensity of my workouts with more aerobic exercise. As a powerlifter at that time, I was already getting my heart rate up on a regular basis. Due to the recovery time of each lift, I did not keep it up for very long at one time. David was already using an airbike and was getting good results, so I started looking for a good mid-priced airbike.
$$$ Price of Airbike
The price range of a dual action air bike is incredible. I have seen them for less than $200 and more than $1000. The XTERRA 350 is a mid-priced bike at $379.00 from Dick’s Sporting Goods. I have seen it cheaper on Amazon. Dick’s has a plan that you can buy to have your equipment assembled, so I went with Dick’s. After your purchase reaches your house, or you pick it up, you go into the store and buy the plan for $80. You will receive an email notifying you that you will have a technician contact you to come to your home to assemble your bike. The young man that came to my home was professional and well-trained. I would definitely use that service again.
The bike is stable and has a smooth ride. Since the seat is adjustable back and forward and up and down, it’s easy to get it exactly where it will be the most comfortable. The handlebars glide easily and give you a good, no-impact upper body workout along with your lower body, aerobic bike ride. With a 6-blade flywheel it delivers your smooth ride with unlimited resistance. As you increase your speed, the resistance increases.
It has a battery powered console that tracks Time, Speed, Calories, Distance and Odometer, so there’s no external plug needed. The handlebars are padded for comfort. The foot pegs are large and knurled for a good grip. I really like the small tablet or phone holder in the console. It’s easy to watch a video while you pedal your way to better health.
I really like the transportation wheels that are built into the airbike so that you can move the bike around with ease. It weighs 77 pounds and 48 inches long, 28.3 inches wide and 51.1 inches high so it takes up a small space in your gym. With a 250 pound weight limit, there are some who won’t be able to use it but many people can.
Although I am a heavy weight lifter, this bike gives me a great workout. I use it after my lifting sessions and although I’m tired after weight lifting, this bike finishes me off. I would definitely buy this bike again. The best feature it has is the dual action. You can get a complete body workout with this one toy. I ride for an hour and barely make it up the stairs afterward. Since I’m using my whole body and I can watch videos while I’m riding, time flies while I get great cardio conditioning. It’s a great bike!
For a great review of a higher end bike read David’s article https://davidsway.blog/2020/11/19/exercise-bikes-dual-action-health-benefits/ . He reviews the Pro-Form XP Whirlwind 320.