The Vision R2250 Semi-Recumbent Bike – Comfortable, Quiet, Great Value

The Vision R2250 semi-recumbent bike is touted as the quietest bike in the fitness industry. The company pioneered friction-free magnetic resistance using no wearing parts to provide superior durability and ultra-quiet performance.

The Bike

The attractive Deluxe Console has a blue backlit LCD window display that shows feedback for Time, Distance, Speed, Watts, Calories, METs, RPM, Heart Rate, and HR percentage.

The Vision R2250 semi-recumbent bike features:

 Vision R2250 Semi-Recumbent Bike

  • 24-lb Flywheel
  • ECB-Plus™ Resistance
  • Poly-V Belt Drive Train
  • Contact & Telemetric Heart Rate
  • Comfort Arc™ Seat
  • Self-balancing Pedals
  • Front Transport Wheels
  • User max capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions/Weight: 67"L x 26"W x 53"H / 150 lbs
  • Warranty: lifetime brake & frame, 3 yrs parts & electronics, 1 yr labor

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The Buzz

The resistance system on the Vision R2250 is called the ECB-Plus™ magnetic brake. It uses a series of seven magnets on a motor controlled bracket that pivots around the optimally weighted 24-lb flywheel. Backed by a lifetime warranty, this ultra-smooth friction-free system has no wear parts for maximum durability. Other quality parts of this semi-recumbent bike include premium sealed roller bearings, and the large Quiet-Glide™ drive system that uses an eight-ribbed Poly-V Belt allowing for a longer lifespan and virtually no noise.

The 150-lb frame has a step through design for easy mounting, and the Comfort Arc™ mesh seat has an adjustable tilting seatback for lumbar support as well as body-contoured foam and free range of motion.

When you create your own Vision, you can pick from one of three consoles: the Simple Console has 7 programs and 16 levels of resistance; the Deluxe Console (recommended) has 8 programs, 20 levels of resistance, a scrolling message center, and contact/telemetric HR monitoring; and the Premier Console has a full color LCD screen, 22 programs including Vision’s SPRINT 8® option, a USB port, and more.

Our Take

The award-winning Vision R2250 semi-recumbent bike has received numerous honors, including being named the Best Recumbent in 2007 in both Consumers Digest and Health Magazine, continuing a tradition that started with the R2200 which received top honors many times between 1995 to the mid-2000s. Since Vision wants you to have the features you desire, you can order it with the Simple Console and save $200 (for just $1,599) or get the Premier Console (at $1,999). For ultra-comfort and the best value, we recommend the Vision R2250 with the Deluxe Console, a Best Buy at $1,799.

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