XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro Review

The XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro is a solid stationary exercise bike choice for full-body training, offering an unlimited range of resistance.

XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro Specs

Rating9.25
TypeStationary
Console displayLCD
ResistanceUnlimited (Air)
Seat typeAdjustable aftermarket saddle
Programs7
Flywheel27" Fan 9 Fan Blades
Weight350 lbs.
Dimensions48" L x 28" W x 54.5" H

XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro Review

The XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro is a solid stationary exercise bike choice for full-body training, offering an unlimited range of resistance.

XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro Specs

Rating9.25
TypeStationary
Console displayLCD
ResistanceUnlimited (Air)
Seat typeAdjustable aftermarket saddle
Programs7
Flywheel27" Fan 9 Fan Blades
Weight350 lbs.
Dimensions48" L x 28" W x 54.5" H

How We Reviewed This Model

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The XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro is a solid stationary exercise bike choice for full-body training. As well as offering an unlimited range of resistance through its fan air resistance system, its moving arm bars can work your upper body during rides. The bike’s fan air resistance system adapts to user effort. This means that it can challenge just about any trainee, regardless of their fitness level or how intense their workout is. Basically, the faster you pedal, the higher the resistance.

Wireless telemetry, a lifetime warranty on the frame, and a variety of onboard workouts (including target HR programs which work with your wireless chest strap) give this bike the edge over some of its competitors in the same price category. When it’s sale priced under $1,000, it’s a real bargain for total-body training.

Read on for the pros and cons of the XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro.


The Great

  • Easy-to-use Console: Even though the performance monitor LCD display is basic, it provides all your essential workout information including RPM, speed, time, distance, watt, calories, interval prompt, and heart rate. Quick mode program buttons make it easy to browse and select workout programs.
  • Onboard Workouts: There’s enough workout variety to keep you engaged. The AIR650 Airbike Pro’s console features 7 built-in workouts including target calories, target HR, target time, target distance, interval 20-10, interval 10-20, and interval custom.
  • Unlimited Resistance: The AIR650 Airbike Pro has 9 heavy-duty steel fan blades enclosed in a 27” wire steel fan cage. The fan air resistance system provides basically unlimited resistance, so you can push as hard as you want each time you work out. This is great as you progress, as it ensures you are always challenged. Theoretically, you’re not going to outgrow this bike’s resistance!
  • Comfortable Ride: As well as a fully adjustable seat, the AIR650 Airbike Pro has ergonomic handlebars and wide, anti-skid foot pedals with dual-sided molded pegs.
  • Upper-Body Workout: The bike’s moving arm bars allow you to target your upper-body muscle during rides. Just want to work out your arms? No problem. You can rest your feet on the large foot pegs which are knurled to provide a better grip and get to work!
  • Storage: The AIR650 Airbike Pro is relatively compact and light. If you want to pack it away after workouts, you can use the front-mounted transport wheels to move it to another room.
  • Wireless Telemetry: You can use your own chest strap with the AIR650 Airbike Pro to track your heart rate during workouts. What’s more, you can use this data alongside the onboard target HR workout programs. This is a handy feature as it allows you to keep in your target heart-rate zone, making your exercise sessions more efficient and effective.
  • Durable: The heavy-duty steel frame can hold up to 350 lbs. This in combination with the industrial-grade chain drive system make for a stable and durable ride. The fact that the frame is backed by a lifetime warranty demonstrates the manufacturer’s confidence in its durability.
  • Multi-Position Handlebars: The handlebars feature multiple padded grip options which allows you to target different muscle groups during workouts. They’re built to handle even your most intense upper-body workouts.
  • Free Shipping: If you live within the 48 contiguous US states, then free shipping is covered. The manufacturer also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on this bike, but keep in mind that you’re usually responsible for paying return shipping costs if you use this.

The Not so Great

  • Does not Fold: The AIR650 Airbike Pro is relatively compact, but it’s not foldable for storage after workouts.
  • Warranty: Although the lifetime coverage on the AIR650 Airbike Pro’s frame is stellar, the one-year warranty on parts and in-home labor is pretty short for our liking. That said, this is standard for the industry these days.
  • Basic Console/Display: Although we like that the console supports wireless telemetry and has a good few workout programs built in, if you’re looking for immersive, interactive training, this is not something the AIR650 Airbike Pro can offer. It’s not compatible with an interactive training program such as iFit, and even if it was, there isn’t a HD screen or video screen of any sort to view video workouts on.

Who Should Use the AIR650 Airbike Pro?

As the resistance of the AIR650 Airbike Pro is completely user controlled, this bike can work for any fitness level and any type of exercise. Whether you want to use the bike for some light physical rehabilitation, or want to ramp up the challenge of your high-intensity interval training each time, you’ll always find the right level of resistance. However hard you choose to push, the AIR650 Airbike Pro promises a low-impact workout that’s kind to your joints.

All in all, the AIR650 Airbike Pro can support most kinds of training, from cardio workouts and body toning to rehab and weight loss. And as it’s impossible to outgrow the resistance, it will keep you challenged as you progress.

The Bottom Line

The versatile XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro is a great addition to any home gym. Not only will it suit a wide range of users at different fitness levels, it’s durable, affordable, and can support basically any workout intensity. It’s a unique cardio trainer that works for just about anyone.
When it’s priced under $1,000, it’s an absolute bargain for total-body training. It may not have the latest and greatest tech like a fancy HD console, but that doesn’t mean it can’t deliver a solid, intense workout. That’s really all you need. And the best part? It can keep you challenged as you progress.

XTERRA Fitness AIR650 Airbike Pro Specs

Rating9.25
TypeStationary
Console displayLCD
ResistanceUnlimited (Air)
Seat typeAdjustable aftermarket saddle
Programs7
Flywheel27" Fan 9 Fan Blades
Weight350 lbs.
Dimensions48" L x 28" W x 54.5" H

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