If you’re on a quest for a recumbent exercise bike for your home, don’t ignore Diamondback! You’ve almost certainly found the bigger guys like Schwinn and Nautilus, but do yourself a favor and do not disregard this high quality brand. Find out more about them here, if you are interested -> Diamondback Fitness
By all accounts, the Diamondback 910sr is one of the highest quality pieces of workout equipment on the market today. You do pay for the quality with Diamondback (they’re on the pricier end of the spectrum), but as is almost always the case, you get what you pay for!
This bike is different from its sister bike, the Diamondback 510sr (review) in a variety of ways. This page will overview those differences in a general fashion, but feel free to ask questions if you have something that we don’t cover. Overall, it’s basically a higher quality bike with more features that are detailed below.
Read on to find out more or head over to Amazon.com now.
32 levels of resistance, 35 programs
We have ridden and reviewed a lot of bikes. And honestly I don’t remember the last time I saw a bike with this combination of resistance and training programs. This bike has an insane 32 levels of resistance AND 35 different training programs built in. Very nice.
It’s so vitally important that you have new challenges for yourself in any fitness program. You want to avoid boredom, but you also want to keep your body from “adjusting” to your workouts so that they become less effective.
With the massive amount of variety that the Diamondback 910sr provides, it is unlikely that you will grow bored or run out of challenges any time soon.
Our favorite programs on this bike are those that target a heart rate zone. Your ideal heart rate zone is determined by your goal – be it weight loss, cardio, muscle building, or something else. The pedaling difficulty will be tailored to you based on your heart rate target. It’s an excellent feature.
Extreme Comfort and High Tech
Like its sister bike, the Diamondback 910sr is quite comfortable. The seat is adjustable to fit just about anyone. It also has the mesh back that we’re so fond of. This is a great feature because it provides nice ventilation on your back and keeps your seat from becoming a sweaty mess.
The technology on this bike is actually slightly improved over its sister bike. The 910sr has a Polar wireless heart rate sensor, so you can wirelessly connect your heart rate monitor to this bike! This is great for target heart rate workouts as mentioned above.
This bike also has an adjustable cooling fan, speakers, and a nice dock for an iPod or iPad.
Other Features and Specifications
- Water bottle holder and adjustable magazine rack
- Extremely adjustable seat
- Holds up to 300 pound rider
- Frictionless eddy current resistance system, which makes for smooth pedaling
- Good warranty (limited lifetime on the frame and brakes)
What do others have to say about it?
At the time of this writing, this bike had an overall rating of exactly 4.0 stars out of 5 possible stars on Amazon.com.
If you are considering this bike, do be prepared that the assembly process will probably take some time. Several reviewers note that it was somewhat difficult to put this bike together. I did notice that one reviewer had a problem with the way this bike was shipped, but it was a recent review, so hopefully Amazon will take care of that situation.
On a more positive note, most people seem quite happy with their recumbents. One reviewer notes that his family actually owned a previous Diamondback model for over 15 years and only had to replace one pedal despite frequent use. That should give you an idea of the quality of these bikes.
Rating and Recommendation
Overall, this is a very high quality bike. We rate it 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
We did remove half a star because of difficulty in assembling this Diamondback. The assembly manual is somewhat confusing and there is some work involved in putting this thing together.
Once you get it put together, though, this bike is very well constructed, comfortable, and has an unparalleled amount of variety in the workout programs and resistance levels. All things considered, we place our stamp of approval on this bike.
Where can I get it?
As always, we recommend purchasing through Amazon for their superb customer service and fast shipping.
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