Last Updated on March 5, 2018 by Assistant Editor
The ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike is a cutting-edge, durable machine designed to keep you challenged and interested in working out. ProForm provides probably some of the best technology in a recumbent bike to help you get a great workout and your regular routine an enjoyable experience. The computer options on this ProForm recumbent bike, including the large display, heart rate monitoring, pre-programmed workouts, iPod® connection, and iFit® capabilities give the user many motivational tools to maximize their workouts on this elliptical machine. Together with Global Google Maps™ Routes, iFit® opens an unlimited workout library and comprehensive fitness tracking. iFit® does come with an additional subscription cost, but it will be well worth it.
Maintaining a consistent workout routine isn’t easy and with all these features, the ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike is one of those machines that is meant to keep you coming back for more.
- Height: 51.5 inches
- Width: 25.5 inches
- Length: 52 inches
- Weight: 123 lbs
- Dual-grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor helps you maintain your target heart rate zone in order to maximize workouts.
- 20 built-in workout apps designed by a personal trainer that automatically apply
resistance and workout intensity.
- iFit® compatible allows you to track progress, workout against friends and
customize your exercises. It also allows you to train with a personal trainer, map
your route with Google MapsTM, and run a scenic landscape on HD video.
- 16 automatic resistance levels on the arms allows you to work out you entire
- Convenient water bottle holder allows you to hydrate and keep on working.
- Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
- Graphixx display can show multiple information fields.
- iFit® Live mode enables you to communicate with your wireless network where
you can download personalized workouts, create your own workouts, track
results, race against other runners and many other features.
- Compatible music port for iPod®.
- 20 built-in works include 10 hill climb workouts and 10 interval workouts.
- Workout data includes:
- Target Speed
- Five (5) year warranty on the frame
- 90-day warranty on all parts and labor.
Getting It and Putting It Together:
Shipping cost for the ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike will vary in price depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, if you purchase through Amazon.com, shipping is free for this machine.
Assembling the 315 CSX Recumbent Bike is very easy. It comes with a step-by-step assembly manual to assist in the process. Some reviewers commented assembly as quickly as 15 minutes, others an hour and a half. No one said assembly was difficult.
Know Your Manufacturer:
The 315 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike is manufactured by ProForm, a well-established company in the health and fitness industry. They have a good reputation for delivering highly professional and budget friendly exercise equipment like the ProForm 440 ES Recumbent Bike. Besides recumbent cycles, they manufacture many other pieces of fitness equipment including rowing machines, treadmills and hybrid trainers.
What We Love About the ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike:
ProForm has yet again built a great piece of exercise equipment in the 315 CSX Recumbent Bike. This bike is solid, well built, and offers a smooth, quiet cycling motion. The very best thing about this bike is by far the console. You won’t find a console like this on most top end recumbent bikes. To compare, take a look at any of the models priced higher than this one, including SOLE Fitness, Diamondback Fitness and even Nautilus!
The ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike’s computer has many options that you don’t typically find in this price range or on top end price bikes for that matter. The Graphixx display is large and allows for the connection of an iPod® or MP3 player so that you can have some musical motivation while exercising. One of the nicest features is the 20 programmed workouts designed by certified professional trainers that will automatically adjust resistance while you exercise. Finally, the 315 CSX Recumbent Bike comes iFit® compatible. If you don’t already have a subscription this will run you another ten bucks per month, but this will greatly expand your enjoyment of this elliptical machine.
The ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike comes with 16 resistance levels. The silent magnetic resistance provides smooth, frictionless transition between levels. These are electronically set through the console, which is another great feature. When you’re looking for a good recumbent bike that is going to provide an intense workout, you want to look for one with at least 20 levels. With that being said, the 315 CSX Recumbent Bike’s 16 levels will definitely provide an intense workout.
What Isn’t So Great:
The ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike is a great bike and it’s very difficult to find a flaw in it. It’s barely worth mentioning, but if we have to pick something, it might be the heart rate monitoring capability. The ProForm 315 CSX only has the option to monitor your heart rate through its stationary hand grips. Hand grips are known for not being as accurate as a chest strap monitor. Plus, you must make sure that you hold the hand grips for at least 15 seconds in order to get a good reading, whereas a chest strap monitor continually measures your pulse throughout your workout.
Final Word on the ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike:
The ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike is definitely hard to beat. It is a solid bike that provides a quiet workout and has a decent amount of resistance levels. The best feature of this bike, however, is its console. At this price range, it’s nearly impossible to find 20 pre-programmed workouts and the ability to connect to apps. Even better, the iFit® app that comes with this console is probably the best as far as options on the market. This app opens an entire library of possible workouts, including workouts by fitness experts like Jillian Michaels. Again, the ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike is built for comfort and designed to keep you coming back for more, a helpful boost on the road to optimal fitness.
Here’s a video overview of the ProForm 315 CSX Recumbent Bike: