The Bodyguard R45 recumbent bike is an exceptionally comfortable bike with alot of extras that are not typical of a bike in this price range.
The seat adjustnment lever allows for infinite and exact seat positioning. For those with less mobility the walk through frame eliminates having to step up and over the frame. This, combined with the wrap around handlebars provides good support when getting on and off the bike.
The low starting resistance is crucial for anyone using this for rehab. Make no mistake, this will accomodate a serious user. The all steel welded frame will stand up to a high intensity workout and the eddy current magnetic resistance system provides a wide range of resistance as high as 400 watts. Of importance for any user is the narrow pedal width. This ensures proper hip to knee alignment.
Very cool "cruise control" buttons in the seat handlebars make console adjustmnets fast and easy. Contact heart rate is located here as well. Bodyguard is a Canadian company located in Beauce, Quebec and although they have moved their factory to China they have maintained their high level of standards by owning the factory and not contracting out. Evident in their exceptional warranties.
Warranty: 10 years parts / 1 year labour