The Body Rider BRD2000 is unique in the way that it’s both an elliptical trainer and exercise bike rolled into one. It is certainly cheap and therefore offers good value for money; however, due to the stride being quite short it is better suited towards shorter and average height individuals. There also appears to be a couple of other issues, although they are minor.
As mentioned, the Body Rider BRD2000 acts as both an elliptical trainer and exercise bike due to the fact that it features both elliptical arms and foot pedals.
We’re going to say that the Body Max works better as an elliptical trainer, though, although it’s good to know you are given the opportunity to vary your workout regime and keep things interesting, thereby reducing the chances that you will give up on your fitness goals (the mostly widely cited reason for giving up on exercise is boredom and monotony).
However, you should keep in mind that those who are below 6 feet will feel a little confined as they work out on the elliptical trainer, although this isn’t the case with the exercise bike, as you the arms don’t need to be used.
The Body Rider BRD2000 comes with an easy to turn resistance knob. While you shouldn’t expect the highest resistance level to provide you with an extremely challenging workout, if you’re in better than average shape then you should still find it to provide enough of a challenge and you’ll definitely feel the burn.
The seat is adjustable, both horizontally and vertically, allowing users to get into a comfortable riding position, regardless of their height. However, this only applies when you’re using the exercise bike, as you will be seated when using it, which is in direct contrast to the elliptical trainer, which requires you to be standing to get a workout in.
Considering that the Body Rider BRD2000 has been built around a chain-driven fan wheel, which is able to operate both the elliptical and exercise bike, fan blades have been included into the machine’s design. Therefore, while these fan blades run both smoothly and quietly, there’s also the added benefit of a nice, gentle cool stream of air being directed at you as you exercise to provide relief.
The computer monitor on the Body Rider BRD2000 is very basic in its functionality and doesn’t have the ability to measure your pulse, although a heart rate monitoring device is extremely rare in this price range and the ability to see feedback on distance, time, speed, and calories burned should suffice for most.
The Body Rider is backed by a 1-year frame, and 90-day parts warranty.
36 x 28.5 x 57.5 inches
67.5 pounds (shipping weight)
BODY RIDER BRD2000 USER REVIEWS
The reviews for the Body Rider have been mixed. While many users have praised the machine’s 2-in-1 design, value for money, and smooth and quiet operation, there have also been reports of it breaking down after a few months use. Then again, there’s been users who have been using the BRD2000 several times a week for a few years and have reported no issues.
As mentioned, if you’re over 6 foot then you might want to look elsewhere, as it’s possible that you will hit yourself when using the elliptical trainer, although there seems to be an easy fix, which is simply reversing the handlebars. Besides the handlebars, there isn’t much else to complain about; however, the computer monitor is a little on the small side, which might make it difficult to read the feedback as you workout.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?
As you might expect after having taken a look at the Body Rider’s price, it isn’t the most well-constructed piece of exercise equipment in the world; then again, this is the norm for budget exercise equipment.
I suppose all you need to know is that the Body Rider BRD2000 is able to provide users with an effective workout, is a good choice if you want the ability to mix up your workout and target different parts of your body, and perhaps most importantly, is a good choice for those on a budget.
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