ProForm Carbon CX
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The ProForm Carbon CX is a budget-friendly Peloton alternative that can connect to iFIT programming. The bike itself if solid, though the resistance is not the most challenging.Manufacturer: ProFormCategories: Conditioning, Endurance, Exercise Bikes
Pros & Cons
What we like about the product...
- Costs around $600
- Automatic tension control
- Interchangeable pedals and seat
- Uses magnetic resistance and belt drive
What needs improvement...
- LCD display is basic, small, and not well-lit
- Only has a 250 pound weight capacity
- No dynamic programming
- Only 16 resistance levels, and not that challenging
Product Summary & Specs
The ProForm Carbon CX is a budget-friendly Peloton alternative that, despite the lack of a built-in monitor, has many tech features that make it a great value for its price point (just around $600). Best of all, the iFIT-enabled bike has automatic tension control, which allows trainers to adjust the resistance on the bike for you mid-workout for a hands-free experience.
What this bike lacks in built-in tech it makes up for in functionality. Even our tallest product tester, 6-foot-3-inches Anthony O’Reilly, didn’t feel much wobble when riding this. That said, even the highest resistance setting won’t be much of a challenge for the conditioned athlete (pun intended there).
One thing we don’t like about this bike is the very small display that shows all your metrics, but if you connect your smartphone or tablet you can see everything there. The device holder is sturdy and you should have no problem following your workouts on whatever screen you use.
51” H x 21.9” W x 52.5” D
16 levels of digital resistance
Adjustable toe cages