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Old 12-07-07, 08:17 PM   #1
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Tall Man' Recumbent?

Hi folks,

I'm 6'7'' (37 inch inseam) and 260 lbs and have been in the market for a good recumbent exercise bike that is under 500 bucks.

I've been scouring amazon's user reviews to find the best recumbent and I was impressed with Schwinn's scores on the 213 and the 230. One poster said he was 6'3'', another said he had a 35 inch inseam.

I thought this was ok, so i went to Dick's to sit on the bike before purchasing it. Truth be told, the 230 was a bit snug, if I had maybe 3-5 more inches of pedal room, it would be perfect, but if i'm spending this much cash, I want to be totally comfortable. They didn't have the 213 in stock.

So if you know of a well reviewed bike that could accommodate my height for under $500, please let me know. Thank you.

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Old 12-07-07, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'd be interested to know, as well.....I'm almost the same dimensions as omartian....
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