Echelon EX-8s

echelon ex 8s smart exercise bike

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

The Echelon EX-8s offers users an immersive and connected experience on a top-of-the-line bike equipped with all the bells and whistles. 

The EX-8s features a unique curved HD touchscreen monitor with 180-degree pivoting capabilities; a dual-ring rear flywheel design that lights up in 15 LED to indicate workout metrics; dual speakers; handlebar control buttons; adjustable handlebars; oversized pedals; 32 magnetic e-drive levels; Bluetooth resistance controls; and dual water bottle holders. A membership to the Echelon fitness platform is required to use the bike, but it provides access to live and on-demand workout videos, over 1 million songs, and 60 world-class instructors. 

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Immersive experience
  • 32 levels of resistance
  • Dual-sided, SPD-compatible pedals
  • Large, interactive HD touchscreen
  • Multiple position handlebars
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
  • 1.8 GHz processing speed is fast
What needs improvement ...
  • Required paid membership required for use
  • Disappointing warranty
  • Uncomfortable seat

Product Summary

Exercise bikes have become much more than just a bike, taking on an entirely new immersive experience that branches out beyond cycling. Smart exercise bikes are taking the at-home workout experience to the next level offering a connected, high-tech, interactive, and motivating fitness routine. The Echelon EX-8s is a premium smart bike designed to add to user’s motivation and to enhance the immersive nature of the entire experience.

The EX-8s features a 24-inch curved interactive HD screen that not only mimics the feeling of being in a cycling studio, but also enhances the entire experience. While a curved screen may not seem like a big deal, trust us when we say it is. What’s more, this screen swivels 180 degrees, which allows users to jump off the bike and into another workout by just flipping the screen.

This bike is incredibly cool-looking as well. Its sleek design is highlighted by the dual-ring design that includes illuminating wheels. These wheels rotate through 15 LED color variations synced to your live fitness metrics. You can literally watch the colors change based on the intensity of the workout, which is very motivating. 

The EX-8s is equipped with some impressive specs including adjustable handlebars that  maximize comfort and enable good form. These handlebars have control buttons that allow users to change resistance levels even when out of the saddle, a feature not seen on many other smart bikes. Other notable features are the Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, a fast processing speed, 32 levels of magnetic resistance, and water bottle holders to keep you hydrated throughout the workout. 

The EX-8s does require a membership to Echelon’s online fitness platform, which costs $35 per month. Without it, the bike really cannot be used, which is a bummer. That said, the platform is stacked with live and on-demand workouts, a ton of music and playlists, and over 60 world-class instructors. 

Specs

Dimensions

59 “ L x 23” W x 65” H

Weight

124 lbs

Pedals

Dual-sided SPD-compatible pedals

Resistance

32 e-drive magnetic levels

Flywheel

Dual-ring, rear

Monitor

24” HD curved touchscreen, swivels 180 degrees

Features

Bluetooth resistance controller, dual speakers, immersive classes via Echelon, 15 LED colors indicating workout metrics, dual bottle holders, and an e-shock, low-impact support system

Warranty

12-month limited parts and labor

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      Summary

      If you’re looking for a fully immersive riding experience on a high-quality bike, the Echelon EX-8s is a solid choice. It is costly and does require a membership, so keep that in mind when making your purchase.