The Stamina 15-1345A Recumbent Bike is an affordable, all-in-one solution that’s ideal for any home gym. Burn calories, trim fat, and strengthen lower body muscles in home comfort with the Stamina exercise bike. In addition, the step-through design allows a safe way to get on and off the bike.
The 15-1345A bike comes equipped with eight quiet and smooth manual magnetic resistance levels to give you a customizable workout to meet your fitness goals. Then, when it’s time to up the intensity, turn the resistance knob to one of the eight levels.
The Stamina 15-1345A recumbent bike features an extra-large cushioned, upholstered seat and backrest that provides comfort and stability. The seat can adjust to fit your height. Two sets of padded handlebars offer grip and stability. Lastly, textured pedals with straps keep your feet secure while pedaling.
The 15-1345A bike includes free access to müüv, the smart audio coaching app. You’ll get smart audio coaching personalized for you, progresses for you, and is fun to do. In addition, the all-in-one app comes with a follow-along assembly video, personalized workouts tailored to the equipment you own, and an ad-free music listening experience from iHeartRadio.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Stamina 15-1345A Recumbent Bike
Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
My rating: 9/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 50L x 20.25W x 42H inches (127L x 51W x 107H cm)
- Assembled weight: 57.5 lbs (26 kg)
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Resistance: Manual magnetic, 8 levels
- Fitness Monitor: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, scan, goals
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
15-1345A Frame construction
Although the Stamina 15-1345A features a two-piece frame, the frame itself is non-adjustable. The two pieces connect in the middle by several screws. However, the bike’s seat does offer adjustability.
The frame combines rectangular, oval, and cylindrical steel tubes in its construction. All the steel parts come coated with a rust-resistant grey paint finish. Also, the bike’s body integrates several ABS parts. The most notable ones are the covers of the drive and resistance elements.
The bike is not too large. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 50″ (127 cm) long, and 20.25″ (51 cm) wide, while its highest point (the top of the console) reaches approx. 42″ (107 cm) above the floor. It is also advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance around the bike for easy access and safe usage.
The frame features a step-through design. Thus, it is a plus for users with specific disabilities. However, the gap between the bike’s drive unit and the seat offers better entry and exit possibilities, and not all recumbent bikes have this feature.
Last but not least, this Stamina exercise bike is not too heavy. Its net weight is approx. 57.5 lbs (26 kg). Thus, one person can carry and assemble the bike. Plus, its front base has a set of small transport wheels, so the bike is easy to relocate.
Seat and handlebars
The Stamina 15-1345A recumbent bike comes with a reasonably large seat, similar to the Stamina 1346 model. Its bottom pad is approx. 14″ (35.5 cm) wide, so it provides plenty of contact surface.
In addition, the backrest and the bottom cushion integrate 2″ (5 cm) of foam padding for improved comfort. Also, the backrest and seat cushion has a durable vinyl covering that is moisture-proof and easy to maintain.
The seat’s backrest does not have a reclining feature and does not adjust independently from the rest of the seat. However, the whole seat assembly is adjustable. In addition, its base rail offers an adjustment span of several inches.
Thus, the bike comfortably accommodates users between 5’1″ and 6’2″ (155 – 187 cm). It also has a maximum user weight capacity of up to 300 lbs (136 kg).
The bike comes with two sets of handlebars. One attaches to the seat, the other to the front mast of the bike. The front handlebars curve up and integrate metallic pulse sensors. Therefore, if you hold on to them, the bike’s monitor can track your pulse.
The seat handlebars do not integrate sensors. Instead, they attach directly to the seat frame. Both handlebars feature long PVC foam sleeves to provide an improved grip. In addition, they are non-adjustable and connect to their corresponding frame pieces via screws.
15-1345A Resistance system
The Stamina 15-1345A comes equipped with a standard manual magnetic resistance system. Therefore, you don’t need an adapter or an external power source for it. However, on the other hand, the bike does not adjust the resistance automatically, and the fitness monitor does not have pre-set programs.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake integrated into the bike’s flywheel unit and connected to the tension knob. Thus, when you turn the knob, the brake changes its position, moving the magnets closer or farther from the flywheel, increasing or decreasing the pedaling difficulty.
The main advantage of the magnetic brake is that the magnets don’t touch the flywheel. Therefore, the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet. Plus, there is no wear-and-tear on the brake.
The bike makes available eight levels of resistance. The first tension setting provides a pretty light difficulty level for beginners, warm-ups, or recovery training. The 8th level of resistance delivers considerably more resistance, great for anyone who wants to quickly achieve a high cardiovascular rate or perform a more consistent workout.
Like most other exercise bikes with a magnetic resistance system, the Stamina 15-1345A features a belt drivetrain. It uses a durable poly-v belt for improved traction. As opposed to a chain drive, it does not require periodic lubrication. It also generates less vibration than a chain drive and contributes to the overall smoothness and quietness of the ride.
The bike comes equipped with a pretty sturdy crankset. But, since it’s not a spin bike, it’s not for standing on the pedals; it is for seated workouts only. The crank arms are cylindrical and chrome-plated. The included pedals are durable thermoplastic material.
They come equipped with adjustable straps for improved foot stability during pedaling. They are also weighted, so they always self-level when you remove your feet from them.
The bike’s internal flywheel has a balanced structure for improved motion stability. Its exact weight is not specified, but it is not super heavy. Considering that the bike’s net weight is only 57.5 lbs (26 kg), the flywheel probably does not weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg).
The flywheel is bi-directional. Accordingly, you can pedal in reverse if you want, so you can always put some diversity into your workouts. And when pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains constant, given by the selected tension level. However, coasting is not possible, though.
15-1345A Fitness monitor
The Stamina 15-1345A recumbent bike includes a reasonably simple fitness monitor. It features an LCD that tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse. However, it is not telemetric, so it can only track your pulse if you hold on to the sensors integrated into the bike’s handlebars.
It also does not have an RPM function—also, the speed and distance display in Imperial units (mph and miles). There is no option for setting them to metric units.
The bike does not have pre-set programs, Bluetooth connectivity, nor is it compatible with any fitness apps. However, you can create workout goals for time, distance, and calories. After choosing a goal for any of these metrics, it will show the remaining value until the goal completion.
The bike’s fitness monitor features three buttons. These are Mode, Set, and Reset. The Mode button allows you to select any workout metrics to view on the LCD or select the Scan Mode.
When selecting the scan mode, all the metrics rotate in a sequence, each one appearing on display for a few seconds. Next, the Set button allows you to select workout goals, and finally, the Reset button gives you the possibility to clear all the values on the monitor to zero.
The unit is battery-powered, and it requires two AAA batteries which do not come with the bike. It automatically turns on when you begin pedaling (or you can wake it up by pressing one of the buttons). Likewise, it automatically turns off to save battery life after 4 minutes of inactivity on the bike. It also integrates a device holder, which consists of a small shelf situated below the LCD.
15-1345A Assembly and Maintenance
The bike’s resistance system comes pre-assembled and connected to the front part of the frame. The rest of the parts do require user assembly. You’ll have to connect the seat frame section to the front frame section, add the two base stabilizers, the front mast, the front handlebars, the fitness monitor, the pedals, and the seat with its handlebars.
Therefore, it may take more than an hour of your time, but the manual provides clear assembly instructions, and all the necessary tools come with the bike.
For maintenance, you only have to keep the bike clean and wipe the sweat that may fall on the frame at the end of your workout. The internal parts do not require lubrication. It is also advisable to periodically inspect the bike to ensure that all the parts are functioning correctly and that all the bolts hold tight in their places and retighten as needed.
- Sturdy steel frame – can support users up to 300 lbs;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Adjustable levelers on the rear base;
- Step-through frame design;
- Pulse sensors;
- Front handlebars included (other bikes don’t have this feature);
- Padded seat and backrest for optimal comfort;
- Adjustable seat;
- Quiet magnetic resistance system (8 levels);
- Weighted pedals with adjustable straps;
- Fitness monitor included – it tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Device holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Lightweight, easy to handle;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance is required.
- The LCD doesn’t have a backlight;
- No online connectivity.
Stamina 15-1345A Recumbent Bike Summary
The Stamina 15-1345A recumbent bike is a fitness machine made for home use. It features an 8-level manual magnetic resistance system, an adjustable seat, and a fitness monitor that tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse.
Moreover, it is a pretty standard recumbent bike, great for light to medium-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, recovery training, stamina development, and weight loss.
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