R 3.8 Key Specs:
The Pursuit R 3.8 upright bike belongs to the new generetion of exercise bikes from Weslo. The frame is made in a design that eliminates the traditional bike base altogether. This is the “Step Thru” construction, as the engineers called it. It allows you to get on and off the machine easily. This machine introduced many novelties in the Weslo stationary bike series. The biggest and most pleasant news is the manufacturer's warranty of one year. Usually, Weslo covers their exercise bikes with only 90-day warranty.
Weslo bikes weren't getting high ratings from both reviewers and users in past years. It seems that this could be a turning point for the company, since this model offers better quality of constuction and built-in materials, plus more additional features than any model before.
We can say that this is the most advanced and best upright bike coming from this budget brand. The Pursuit R 3.8 features adjustable resistance (which is described as a clutch, in some reviews). But to be fair, it is nothing else but a manually adjusted magnetic system.
Riding both bikes from the new Weslo upright bike series, the R 3.8 and the cheaper S 2.8, we found that both cycles are equipped with the same light-padded seat. This is the biggest weakness of most upright stationary bikes. The Weslo models are no exception. But the Weslo engineers have brought a very useful innovation in the world of upright exercise bikes with this model. The foregoing seat is mounted on a rail on which the seat slides, allowing users to adjust it horizontally (back and forth). This solution is usually found in indoor race cycles.
The Weslo Pursuit R 3.8 bike's console comes with two built-in Pacer Workouts. What’s a pacer workout you’re wondering? These programs simply alert you when it is time to work harder and when to slow down for better results. A blue-tinted LCD display tracks tour time, speed, distance and calories burned, RPM and pulse as you ride.
Drawbacks: Hard seat.
Where to Buy Weslo exercise bikes at Best Price
Given that the Weslo business policy is to sell the fitness equipment through large retail chains, expectedly the official website is not the cheapest place to buy a Weslo exercise bike. The best buying conditions you will find at Amazon. However, from time to time, Sears also offers this brand at affordable prices.