ProForm Carbon CX

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  • Optional tension control for live and on-demand classes
  • Interchangeable pedals and seat
  • Uses magnetic resistance and durable belt drive
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • 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

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


125 lbs

Weight capacity

250 lbs


16 levels of digital resistance


Adjustable toe cages

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      Great tech features and solid construction for a budget-friendly price point, though not the most challenging workout experience.