Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower Review
The Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rowing Machine is an excellent option for people who are looking for a complete home gym, but don’t have the resources to by a whole room full of equipment. With this machine, which is also listed as the “Stamina 15-9003 Deluxe Conversion II”, you get the functionality of a recumbent bike and a rowing machine, but there is a lot more than that. The Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rowing Machine’s cabled bar can also be utilized as a pulley for doing bicep curls and shoulder raises. With this single machine you truly have a full body workout ahead of you and can target most muscle groups. Read on for our full Stamina Conversion II review:
- Height: 27 inches
- Width: 20 inches
- Length: 75.5 inches
- Weight: 102 lbs
- Height: 56 inches
- Width: 20 inches
- Length: 35.5 inches
- All-in-one design combines a recumbent bike with a rowing machine and triples as an exercise pulley to target even more muscle groups.
- Sturdy steel and aluminum construction ensures a stable workout at any intensity.
- 8 levels of magnetic resistance to customize workout intensities.
- Built-in electronic monitor with a large LCD display to track statistics throughout your exercises.
- Pulse sensors in handlebars to monitor your heart rate for optimal heart zone workouts.
- Foldable design with transport wheels for compact and easy storage.
- Maximum User Weight: 250 lbs.
- Large, easy to read LCD screen.
- Scan function cycles through workout settings every six seconds.
- Workout data includes:
- Calories Burned
The Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower has a three (3) year warranty on its frame and a 90-day warranty on its parts.
Shipping and Assembly:
Stamina provides a detailed instruction manual with pictures and some basic tools to assistance in the assembly. It takes some time to put this machine together, but at the same time it’s not too complicated. Assembly should take around two hours.
The Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower is manufactured by Stamina. This company has zeroed in on becoming a high-quality distributer of fitness equipment since the 80’s. It’s a respected company with solid customer service.
What We Love About the Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower:
Stamina® once again provides their well-known quality and durability in the Conversion II® Recumbent Bike/Rower. This machine provides the exercises of a whole gym into one price. You get a recumbent bike, a rowing machine and an exercise pulley in one piece of exercise equipment. Stamina® built this machine with the user in mind from its innovative design, to its simple assembly process and its space saving storage.
3 Machines in 1
The best thing about the Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower is obvious; you get two pieces of exercise equipment for one price. Even more though is that you’re actually getting three. In addition to the ability to have a recumbent bike and rower, you are also getting a fully functional exercise pulley. A lot of exercise machines claim a full body workout, but the Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower delivers this promise. With these three options, you can work every single muscle group and have a plethora of exercises to keep you motivated for a long time.
Note, the very similar Stamina “Avari” Recumbent/Rower A150-335 is a bit cheaper than this hybrid machine but doesn’t include the exercise pulley functionality.
Quality & Durability
Stamina’s steel and aluminum design provides durability while using the Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower in any of its functions. The extruded aluminum rowing beam ensures stability in any of the exercises. It also has a low center of gravity to keep it grounded and in place during your most intense workouts. Stamina®, as always, provides superior quality in their exercise equipment to ensure you will have a great rower for a long time.
Assembly & Storage
Stamina designed this machine with the user in mind from start to finish. While assembling the Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower may take a little time, it is extremely easy. The machine arrives with a fully illustrated assembly manual to walk you through the process step-by-step. When you completed one of your many, many exercises, the Conversion II® Recumbent Bike/Rower easily folds up and can be transported on its casters out of the way. It’s ideal for anyone looking to save space.
Everything for Everyone
If the most obvious advantage of the Stamina® Conversion II® Recumbent Bike/Rower is its 3-in-1 design, then its biggest drawback is the same. When you’re packing a lot into one machine, it’s hard to get each one to be the top of the line.
Features like programmed workouts, connectivity to iPods® and computers to utilize even more exercise routines, and downloading to track your progress from workout to workout are great motivators for workouts. This machine’s computer lacks most of those fancy features. The monitor on this machine is pretty basic covering mainly your current exercise statistics. That said, if you’re serious about getting in shape, Conversion II’s multi-functionality will keep you going.
One final drawback that has been cited for the Conversion II® Recumbent Bike/Rower was the comfort of the seat. Some users report that the seat took some getting used to.
Final Word on the Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rowing Machine:
The Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike/Rower is a solid hybrid. With this machine you are practically getting an entire home gym with three distinct pieces of exercise equipment. You will be able to perform a ton of exercises and work out most every muscle group on your body. However, while this machine is a jack-of-all-trades, it is a master of none. It’s a trade off. But overall, you’re going to save a nice bit of money while getting a serious full-body workout by investing in this hybrid trainer. No doubt you’ll be happy with the result.