Spirit XBR55 Bike
The newly redesigned 2013 Spirit XBR55 recumbent exercise bike is a extremely compact recumbent bike with an easy access walk-thru design. It features a multi-angle adjustable mesh seatback with caliper grip and handle resistance switches for maximum comfort and ease of use. The Spirit XBR55 bike provides 20 levels of resistance, a 30lb flywheel and oversized cushioned foot pedals with a 2-degree inward slant to provide a natural feel.
The Spirit Fitness XBR55 bike also provides both contact and telemetry heart rate monitoring, a 7.5" Blue Backlit LCD screen as well as cooling fans and a water bottle holder.
Recline In Comfort
Semi-recumbent bike seats typically slide forward and backward to adjust for your specific leg length. But, in addition, Spirit Fitness bikes offer a seat-back adjustment that travels fifty degrees, which allows for a more ergonomically-correct position to ensure a long, comfortable ride. Our reclining seats do not have pull pins with fixed positions; you simply squeeze the handle on the bike and the seat moves to your custom position. This feature is standard on the XBR55 and XBR95.
All of our home semi-recumbent bikes feature our mesh seat, because we believe that you should be comfortable while working out. Our open-weave mesh allows air to flow through the back of the seat to keep you more comfortable during your workout. Our adjustable buckle system allows you to easily adjust the tension on the seat back for maximum comfort, and with our easy-to-wash mesh seat, keeping it clean with a simple wipe of a damp cloth is ‘no sweat’.
Some fitness equipment companies talk about the weight of their flywheel as though it were the most important part of the fitness bike. But a heavy flywheel can actually make it more difficult to use, and create an unsmooth pedaling motion. Instead, we focus on the kinetic energy at the pedal. Taking into account the flywheel weight, pulley diameters, belt length, and belt tension, we have developed the perfect formula to assure a smooth start and finish during each pedal motion. The best way to feel the right kinetic energy at the pedal is to get on a Spirit Fitness bike and give it a workout.
The Two-Degree Difference
A key comfort issue for any semi-recumbent fitness bike is the distance between the pedals. Since the drive system on all semi-recumbent bikes is located between the pedals, we have adjusted the footpad on our pedals to have an integrated two degree inward tilt to make the ride more comfortable. Two degrees may not sound like much, but this is an example of where the spirit of innovation makes for a better cycling experience, and this small but critical detail is only one example of what separates Spirit Fitness bikes from their competitors.
Built to Last
They have one of the best warranties in the industry because we have been building fitness products for over thirty years. All of that experience gives us the understanding of what happens to fitness products not just after two years or five years, but ten to fifteen to twenty years. They still hear from satisfied customers who have been using their Spirit Fitness products for decades.
Spirit Fitness combines the highest quality components with years of engineering experience and then assemble them in their own ISO 9001 factories (International Organization for Standardization. Standard 9001 is a quality management system to help ensure the factory produces quality products).