The Stamina 4825 is a lightweight, dynamic recumbent bicycle with a strong steel frame. The bike's resistance is easily adjusted with its dial tension control. It comes with six preset workout programs, a comfortable seat, and a large LCD display. The LCD display is operated by two “AA” batteries, and displays information such as pulse, and calories burned. Its handles come equipped with pulse sensors to track heart rate. The sleek frame comes equipped with stabilizers and wheels for easy transport. The bike measures 56x26x33.5 inches, and weighs just 71 pounds.
The Stamina 4825 means business. The steel frame and lightweight construction make it easy to move around. While it may appear spartan in design, it gets the job done. The 6 different workouts provided a range of resistance and while the range was smaller than some other models on the market, it provided enough variety to change up the workout. The LCD screen is far from humble, with a clear display to give you a host of information about your workout.
This bike will track your heart rate through pulse sensors on the handle, always a nice feature in a piece of workout equipment, and perhaps the most high tech one this bicycle has to offer users. The machine is quiet, and the seat is comfortable enough. It was difficult to adjust, but once it was at the right level, I felt like I could ride for hours.
The best thing about the Stamina 4825 recumbent bicycle is its price. It is considerably cheaper than other models out there. While that lower cost is directly related to the lack of bells and whistles this bike offers, it offers a complete and varied workout. The approachable price point and effective workout it offers makes it a good choice for building a home gym on a budget.