Recumbent bikes have become one of the favorite ways of exercising. This has spiked interest in models which offer more than just the most basic performance. Diamondback 510SR is one such model and it is simply full of awesome features. It is easily one of the most competitive recumbent bikes on the market. Today we are going to take a closer look and show you what you can expect from this machine on a daily basis. Lets get to it.
At the core of every good recumbent bike is a sturdy frame. Same goes for Diamondback 510SR. Its frame is simple but made out of hard steel which eliminates any possibility of flexing or anything similar. The seat is mounted on a rail which is angled slightly toward the front of the bike. This way when you adjust the position of the seat, you are always retaining that reclined position. Speaking of the seat, it features ergonomic padding while the back rest is made of lightweight contoured mesh. What we really like about this particular seat is the fact that you can adjust the height of the back rest, which allows you to always have good lumbar support. In terms of ergonomics, 510SR is spot on. Same goes for aesthetics as well. Both the flywheel housing and seat rail feature a cool looking honeycomb panels, which really add to the looks.
Features are where Diamondback 510SR really shines. Before we get to the cool stuff, lets cover the basics. The flywheel in this bike is a solid steel one and is computer controlled. You have 16 levels of resistance to choose from, which is a bit less than we see in competing models. However, the lack of several resistance levels doesn’t make 510SR weaker, just less refined when it comes to selecting resistance. Control module features 20 workout programs as well as target heart rate programs. Display is very easy to read thanks to a clean, simple layout. Controlling the module is pretty straight forward.Diamondback kept things simple by reducing the number of buttons to a very minimum. Other features include built in cooling fans, built in speakers, audio inputs and more. Diamondback 510SR really is a well designed and well executed recumbent bike optimized for performance over anything else.
Despite being one of the very best recumbent bikes on the market, Diamondback 510SR has its own pros and cons. With that said, pros definitely outweigh the cons. Sure, there aren’t as many resistance levels to play with, but the ones you do have access to are plenty enough. On top of that, the simple, easy to read display is simply impressive. Everything is clearly labeled, including the control keys. Tracking your stats or making adjustments on the go is so easy. From a purely functional point of view, Diamondback 510SR takes things to a whole new level of efficiency.