The ProForm ZX2 upright bike features built-in fitness games and a music port with speakers to help you stay motivated or just to pass the time.
The blue Grafixx™ LCD display shows your workout readouts, and the interactive Touch Screen display lets you play two challenging GameFit™ fitness games, Fat Blocker™ or Calorie Destroyer™. The harder you exercise (pedal), the easier the game becomes.
The specs on the ProForm ZX2 upright bike are:
* Workout cards sold separately.
UPDATE: The ZX2 model has been discontinued and is no longer being sold. You can check out the latest exercise bike lineup at the official ProForm site to compare the new models.
The ProForm ZX2 upright exercise bike has a seat that slides vertically and horizontally for the user to find the best fit.
The saddle is not all that comfortable, but it can be positioned to put you in the best position to reach the pedals. The console and handlebars tilt forward to give you a more racer-style stance, and the handlebars have pulse sensors for heart rate monitoring.
As with other ProForm exercise bikes, the most enhanced feature is the entertainment add-ons: you get games to play, a music player plug-in and integrated speakers, and iFit card technology if you want to buy other workouts beyond the 16 personal trainer designed programs that come pre-installed.
The ProForm ZX2 upright is an updated version of the ProForm 200 CSX, a budget exercise bike that got lukewarm reviews by users and equipment experts.
At just $399, this bike seems like a good deal but using a bike made with such cheap parts on a regular basis several times a week is asking for trouble; the bike flywheel and brake system will lose tension or simply stop working in a matter of months.
We recommend you skip the ProForm ZX2 upright bike and check out Schwinn or Stamina for a better bike at under $500.
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