The introduction of Nautilus exercise bikes marks a high point for the company as it continues to develop affordable home cardio fitness products.
Founded in 1986 with the name Bowflex of America, Nautilus was built from the ground up by Arthur Jones, a pioneer of strength training equipment. You may already be familiar with their circuit equipment as they were the first company to introduce selectorized weight machines. They also carry a complete line of health and fitness products and accessories, as well as cardio machines such as exercise bikes, treadmills, and ellipticals.
Nautilus manufactures and markets products for both home and commercial use through direct, retail, specialty, and international channels. They have won numerous awards and accolades for their designs and innovations, and Nautilus is the official fitness equipment supplier to pro sports teams such as the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Nautilus Inc is a “pure fitness” company with a brand portfolio that includes four leading names: Nautilus, Bowflex, Stairmaster, and Universal. In 2001, the parent company partnered with Pacific Cycle Inc to share control and distribution rights of the Schwinn® Fitness division.
The line of Nautilus exercise bikes includes two uprights and one recumbent. As value-driven machines, they are popular because of their affordable price, solid frames, exceptional features, and reliable performance. They use magnetic resistance technology to provide smooth, quiet, and consistent workouts.
The Nautilus U514 ($365) is an entry-level upright stationary bike that offers a 20-lb flywheel on a stable 88-pound frame.
The Nautilus R514 recumbent ($449) has the same console as the upright U514 and offers an easy-to-mount step-through frame and a thick padded seat with lumbar support. Both exercise bikes come equipped with contact grip and wireless heart rate transmitters at no extra charge.
The Nautilus NB3000 (discontinued) is the more advanced upright that sells for around $750. It features a quality Poly V drive drain, an electromagnetic V Force Plus brake (resistance) system, self-generating power for the console, and a high-definition LED display.
The quality and workmanship put into Nautilus exercise bikes reflect the company’s long reputation as being a leader in maximizing athletic performance and promoting general fitness and wellness. They provide health clubs and other commercial facilities with world-class products, and also serve home users with dependable, affordable workout equipment. We expect Nautilus to continue to maintain their status as a market leader known for high standards as well as innovation and design.
Nautilus NB3000 Upright - Compact, super smooth and virtually silent with a rock solid frame that feels just like a commercial Nautilus stationary bike.
Nautilus U514 Upright - A value-driven model that sells for under $400. It has a variety of programs, a heavy reliable flywheel, quiet operation, and a number of cool features.
Nautilus R514 Recumbent - A budget bike with a solid frame, quiet magnetic flywheel, and quality construction.