ProForm 235 CSX Recumbent Bike Reviews – With 18 Workout Apps

The ProForm 235 CSX is the most affordable recumbent bike in the ProForm family. I wouldn’t say that it’s the best exercise bike out there in the market but, if you’re looking for something cheaper and with good features, this is the perfect choice for you! In this product review, I’ll be discussing about the specifications in depth as well as pros and cons. Read them carefully!!

Before we get started, I would like you to take a look at the table below which contains key features as well as the extras.

Brand ProForm 235 CSX Recumbent Bike
Best Price $249.32
Color Gray
Display Large LCD Blue Tint Display
Water Bottle Holder
Warranty 7-Year Frame Warranty, 90-Day Parts & Labor Warranty
Weight Capacity 275 lb (124.7 Kg)
Dimensions Length: 56 inches Width: 24 inches Height: 44 inches
Workout Apps 18
Resistance Levels 18
Where to Buy?

Some Key Attributes

I’ll be including a few bullet points which I’ll be discussing in detail in the coming paragraphs, some of them include:

  • Workout Apps and Watt Meter
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • Adjustable Cushioned Seat
  • Front-Mounted Transport Wheels
  • EKG Grip Pulse
  • 14 lb Effective Intertia-Enhanced Flywheel

Without further due, let’s jump right into it!!!

Workout Apps & Watt Meter

Cycling is one of the workouts where you don’t require a personal trainer. However, if you want to lose weight faster, you could do that with the help of the training apps the 235 CSX provides. As listed in the table above, there are 18 different apps that’ll help you as to how many hours/kilometers you need to ride per day to meet your goals.

The display screen contains a specific reading in Watts called the Watts Meter. As you’ve learned in your Physics classes, Watt is the unit of Power. You can check how much power your applying in order for the pedals to revolve.

Silent Magnetic Resistance

Now, how can you burn more calories? In the previous paragraph, I’ve talked about Power. Let me link Power and Resistance together so that you would know how to burn more calories when you use this. There are 18 resistance levels and as you increase the resistance, you need to apply more power from your legs for the pedals to rotate. Therefore, when you apply lots and lots of power, you lose energy, and if you lose energy, you burn calories. It’s that simple!!! Everything is linked together.

Let’s get back to the Silent Magnetic Resistor. This is something which tonnes of gym bikes in the market lack. As the pedals move faster, lots of sound is produced which in turn is very annoying to most of the users. In the case of CSX, you won’t hear a thing. It’s designed in such a way to help reduce the sound released. You can now enjoy your workout peacefully.

Adjustable Cushioned Seat

As mentioned in the table, ProForm 235 CSX Recumbent Bike can withstand up to 275 lb (124.7 Kg) which is an advantage to many users. The seat adjustment system is quite good and adjustable up to a certain extent only.

Most of the customers were unhappy about one specific factor and this factor has got something to do with height. If your taller than 5’8″ (172.72 cm) your knees will keep hitting the water bottle holder and maybe the meter. I would say maximum is around 5’9″ (175.26 cm) but, you would need to change the technique or simply look for another bike.

Front-Mounted Transport Wheels

It is extremely uncommon was an exercise bike to have wheels. However, there  are couple of top quality fitness brands that have added this unique feature to a couple of their bikes. The Front-Mounted Transport Wheels are located at the front of the recumbent bike and you must lift up the back side in order to move from point A to point B.

In case if your house flooring is covered with plain tiles, I recommend that you use a small carpet so that the CSX won’t leave any marks behind (I just helped you save your tiles!!!).

EKG Grip Pulse

You won’t need any watches which help you track down the amount of calories you’ve burnt or the heart rate. Holding the EKG Grip will automatically measure your pulse and you need not worry about that. Almost all the ProForm equipment’s contain EKG Grip Pulse. If you already own a smart device that could measure specific things, good for you!!!

14 lb Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel 

Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel helps the machine to function smoothly without jerks. A lot of exercise bikes have a problem when it comes to vibration. The faster you cycle, the more the equipment vibrates. The 14 lb Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel takes care of that for you.

AC Adapter

The AC adapter is not included in the price which I had mentioned in the above table. The AC Adapter and the Batteries cost an additional $12.98. Therefore, when you include the price of ProForm 235 CSX and the AC Adapter, your overall cost would come down to $262.30. I recommend this step because, without the adapter, the machine won’t even work.

Pros & Cons

Before we come down to the conclusion, I would like to take some time in discussing about a couple of pros and cons.


Do not worry above the pros and cons as I’ve already mentioned them throughout this page. You might be aware of the pros in the table and the ones which I’ve explained in detail. However, there is one con and it’s the height aspect of it (You can find this under “Adjustable Cushioned Paragraph”).

If you’re a person looking for low intensity to mid intensity workouts, I would suggest you go for this one as it’s cheaper. If your looking for something fancier or something that has much more features than this, I would recommend that you visit my other product reviews. Please do check my latest post on ProForm 150i Elliptical Trainer Reviews.

If you have any questions regarding this specific topic or have any questions in general, please leave it as a comment and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. One more thing, I usually reply within 24 hours!!!

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