The Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 Recumbent Bike is not very heavy; however, it’s pretty stable and doesn’t wobble even if users pedal at the highest speed. Since the Pursuit G 3.1 is a recumbent bike designed for home use, it’s not very large-sized, its length is 52 inches (132cm), and its width is 23 inches (58cm).
The Pursuit G 3.1 comes equipped with Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR). Therefore, the adjustable resistance offers quiet and consistent operation during every workout program. It is adjustable through a knob conveniently located on the console mast within users’ easy reach. The flywheel is very smooth and offers users the experience of riding on a real road.
The Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 Recumbent Bike comes equipped with a fitness console that features an LCD and RPM meter, which help users control their workout progress all through the exercise. The display tracks the time, distance, speed, RPM, and calories burned. It also has a Scan mode, which keeps rotating the stats showing each for a few seconds.
The seat of the Pursuit G 3.1 is adjustable. Users can slide it forward and backward to find their perfect fit. It is shaped like a chair and has a soft cushion on the seat and the backrest, and the bike’s backrest offers excellent lumbar support, with its extra height covering a user’s entire back.
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Product: Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 Recumbent Bike
Warranty: 90 days
My rating: 7.75/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 52L x 23W x 37H inches (132L x 58W x 94H cm)
- Assembled weight: 58 lbs (26 kg)
- Weight capacity: 250 lbs (113 kg)
- Seat: Adjustable
- Resistance: Magnetic, ten levels
- Fitness console: Time, distance, speed, calories, goals, scan
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: 90 days
G 3.1 Frame construction
The Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 recumbent bike features an oblique mainframe chassis. The bike’s frame is steel, combining rectangular and cylindrical tubes in its construction. It consists of two main pieces, the front piece that holds the drive mechanism and the rear portion with the seat. The two parts connect in the middle via two bolts.
All the steel bars come coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish, gray. The only major non-metallic parts in the bike’s construction are the covers of the drive mechanism. These are durable thermoplastic materials.
The bike is not extremely large. With all the parts assembled, it is approximately 52″ (132 cm) long and 23″ (58 cm) wide. It is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side for ease of access. The bike is not too heavy either. It weighs only approx. 58 lbs (26 kg) so one person can carry and assemble the bike.
Plus, its front base stabilizer features rotating caps that serve as transport wheels. Unfortunately, the bike’s frame doesn’t fold, and it does not store vertically. But if you’ll need to keep it in a smaller place, you can easily disassemble the two frame pieces.
Seat and handlebars
The Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 features a reasonably comfortable seat with a large backrest. The seat is approx. 14″ (35 cm) wide, offers plenty of contact surfaces. Both the backrest and the bottom section of the seat integrate a thick layer of foam padding. Also, their covers are durable vinyl material, which is easy to maintain.
The bike’s seat is adjustable, but its adjustment is not very easy to carry out. The inclined bar to which the seat attaches features six holes to attach the seat by two screws. There is no adjustment knob or lever for this purpose.
Therefore, to adjust the seat, you will have to use a screwdriver to loosen the screws, move the seat, and connect the seat to its desired position using the two screws. The applicable user height range is only 5’2″ – 6’0″ (157 – 183 cm). Also, the maximum user weight capacity of the bike is 250 lbs (113 kg).
The Pursuit G 3.1 recumbent exercise bike comes equipped with two sets of handlebars. One attaches to the seat assembly, the other to the front mast of the bike, and they are non-adjustable and feature short grips with high-density foam sleeves for improved comfort. Unfortunately, they do not integrate pulse sensors, and the cycle does not have a pulse reading function.
G 3.1 Resistance and drive
The Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 recumbent bike comes equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. Therefore, you don’t need an adapter for it. However, the included fitness console cannot adjust the resistance automatically, and it does not have workout programs.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake integrated into its internal flywheel system and connected to the tension knob on the front unit. By turning the knob, the magnets shift their position to the flywheel, which adds or reduces the overall resistance.
There are ten resistance levels available on this Weslo exercise bike. The first level provides slight resistance, making it adequate for users who require recovery training. Conversely, the 10th level of resistance delivers a better workout for the legs and allows you to achieve a higher heart rate in a shorter time.
The exact weight of the internal flywheel is not specified, but considering the bike’s total weight (58 lbs), it probably doesn’t weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg). It has a perimeter-weighted structure for improved inertia. It is also bi-directional, allowing the user to pedal in reverse.
The bike’s internal drivetrain features a durable V-ribbed rubber belt. Thus, its transmission does not require any lubrication. It also delivers a smoother pedaling motion than a chain drive because it generates slightly less vibration.
The bike comes equipped with a 3-piece crankset featuring a large pulley (slightly larger in diameter than the flywheel). It has relatively long steel arms for an ampler motion. The pedals are durable thermoplastic material. They have adjustable straps and weight elements that enable them to always self-level.
The Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 comes with a fitness console and a large LCD that tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned. Unfortunately, it does not have a pulse reading function. Therefore, if you want to track your pulse, you will need a separate device. Also, the speed and distance are in English units (mph and miles). They do not have a metric setting.
The console features three buttons – Mode, Set, and Reset. The Mode button allows you to scroll through the workout metrics and select the one you want to view or select the Scan Mode, automatically rotating the metrics showing each one for a few seconds.
The Set button offers the possibility to set up goals for time, distance, and calories burned. After selecting a goal for any of these, the fitness console will count down from the specified value until zero.
The fitness console is battery-powered. It requires two AA batteries, which do not include the bike. Once installed, the fitness console automatically powers when you begin pedaling or press one of the buttons. It also automatically powers off if it detects pedal movement for a few minutes.
G 3.1 Assembly and Maintenance
The front unit of the bike with the drive and resistance elements comes pre-assembled. However, the rest of the parts require user assembly. You will have to connect the two main frame pieces, connect the two base stabilizers, the front mast, the fitness console, the seat, and the pedals.
Therefore, it may take one hour of your time, but the process is relatively simple. Plus, the manual provides clear assembly instructions, and all the necessary tools come included with the bike.
Once assembled, you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance. The belt does not require lubrication. You only have to wipe off the sweat from the frame at the end of the workout, keep the bike clean, periodically check for loose bolts or broken parts and retighten if necessary.
- Fairly sturdy frame – can support users up to 250 lbs;
- Adjustable levelers on the rear stabilizer;
- Padded seat and backrest with vinyl covers easy to maintain;
- The seat is adjustable;
- Frictionless magnetic resistance with ten levels;
- Weighted pedals with straps;
- Fitness console included – it tracks time, speed, distance, and calories burned;
- Goal functions for time, distance, and calories;
- Device holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance is required.
- No pulse reading function;
- The seat adjustment is not user friendly (screwdriver needed);
- Batteries for the LCD do not come included with the bike.
Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 Recumbent Bike Summary
The Weslo Pursuit G 3.1 is a recumbent exercise bike for home use. It features a two-piece frame with an oblique rail design, a padded seat with a large backrest, and a fitness console that tracks time, distance, calories burned, and speed.
It’s a bike with a manual magnetic resistance system offering ten distinct tension levels. Moreover, it’s excellent for light to medium-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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Please note: Before starting any exercise program, you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.