Recumbent Exercise Bike
Another recent factor that has made an exercise bike much more comfortable to use is the introduction of the recumbent exercise bike – where you sit in a semi-reclined bucket seat with your legs angled out in front of you instead of hanging down.
Until the recumbent bike came along, many people just weren’t comfortable on the standard upright bike seat. The recumbent exercise bike allows people to get a much more comfortable workout – which means that they can exercise for longer periods of time.
An exercise bike can also be much safer than other forms of exercise equipment. You can slip and fall on a treadmill. You can lose your balance on an elliptical trainer. It’s much more difficult to fall off or injury yourself on an exercise bike. This makes the exercise bike a great alternative for the elderly exerciser or someone who is new to exercise equipment in general.