Echelon Smart Connect EX-5

Echelon Smart Connect EX-5

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

The Echelon Smart Connect EX-5 offers a 24 levels of digital resistance, hybrid pedals (SPD clips and adjustable toe cages), and a ventilated competition-style bicycle seat. The one big drawback is that doesn’t come with a built-in monitor, but the device holder is sturdy and can swivel 180 degrees.

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Costs around $850
  • 32 levels of digital resistance
  • Available in three colors (black, red, and white)
  • Device holder turns 180 degrees
  • Ventilated bicycle seat
What needs improvement ...
  • No built-in monitor
  • Flywheel is only 28 pounds
  • 12-month warranty only applies to parts and labor

Product Summary

If you’re looking to get the Peloton Bike experience without paying the Peloton Bike price, the Echelon Smart Connect EX-5 is one of the best options out there. The bike offers 24 levels of digital resistance, hybrid pedals (SPD clips and adjustable toe cages), and a ventilated competition-style bicycle seat. Although we haven’t tested this specific model yet, we’ve tested some of Echelon’s similar offerings and can vouch for the company’s quality.

One drawback of the Smart Connect series is that the lower-cost don’t have a built-in monitor, but the media device holder is sturdy and can swivel 180 degrees to allow you to follow off-bike workouts. Echelon is equipped with Echelon Fit capabilities.

 

Specs

Footprint

58" x 20" x 55"

Weight

106 lbs

User weight limit

300 lbs

Pedals

Hybrid: SPD Compatible Clips/Adjustable Toe Cage

Resistance

32 digital levels

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      Summary

      A high-quality exercise bike with plenty of tech features, though it lacks a built-in monitor.