ProForm Whirlwind 280 Dual Action Bike

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Whirlwind 280


Some of the most popular exercise bikes by ProForm come from the fan bike series. This is mainly due to the fact that this type of stationary bikes is the best selling product among fitness machines in department stores. Certainly the most wanted among them is the XP Whirlwind 280 Dual Action bike, mainly because of its low price, compared to the competitors. It is not a commercial-grade indoor trainer, but it is a simple machine for home use. With this fact in mind, we are going to start this review.

At the time of writing this review, the price was around $299... Everything on this bike is simple. It has no other electronics, but grip pulse sensors and a brightly lit LCD display with basic monitoring functions. The air resistance system is provided by a fan that uses the power of wind. The faster you pedal, the more you increase your resistance. Additionally, with its dual-action feature it works a bit like an elliptical trainer.

The Whirlwind 280 upright exercise bike accommodates up to 250lbs. The manufacturer provides a five-year warranty on frame. We're not quite sure that this machine could withstand serious daily use for so long time, but it doesn't matter if the factory guarantee for the product. However, it comes with only 90-day warranty on parts and labor.

Once you buy a ProForm product, you're almost left alone by the manufacturer. The WARRANTY is ridiculously short. It includes:

Conclusion: For a relatively low price you can get two machines in one, which does not require any special maintenance. If you are serious about you fitness routine, however, this is not the bike for you. Maybe you should consider some of the better quality bikes, such as Sole SB800.

Where to Buy ProForm exercise bikes at Best Price

Given that the ProForm business policy is to sell the fitness equipment through large retail chains, expectedly the official website is not the cheapest place to buy a ProForm exercise bike. The best buying conditions you will find at Amazon. However, from time to time, Sears also offers this brand at affordable prices.

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