Avari Conversion II Rower Bike Review

The Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike is a unique fitness machine for home gyms. Switching it from a rower to a bike (or vice versa) just involves removing a pin, adjusting the seat, and pinning again. Supporting two popular exercises, this machine is a great tool for toning your body, dropping or maintaining weight, and exercising your heart. This machine is basic in terms of programming. Preset programs aren’t provided, but a data screen displays standard readouts plus the machine’s ...
7.5 Total Score
Avari Conversion II Rower Bike

Comfort
8
Console
5
Stability
8
Value
7
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Avari Conversion II Rower Bike Review
Avari Conversion II Rower Bike Review

Double your focus on fitness! The Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike easily converts from a rowing machine to a comfortable reclining bike. Whether used for rowing or stationary biking, it operates quietly with magnetic force and supports gentle low-impact exercise. Riders choose from eight resistance levels and receive session feedback.

The Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike is a unique fitness machine for home gyms. Switching it from a rower to a bike (or vice versa) just involves removing a pin, adjusting the seat, and pinning again. Supporting two popular exercises, this machine is a great tool for toning your body, dropping or maintaining weight, and exercising your heart.

This machine is basic in terms of programming. Preset programs aren’t provided, but a data screen displays standard readouts plus the machine’s total distance traveled.

Customers report that the Conversion II holds up well over time. It’s disappointing that the machine’s warranty is short. If the warranty were longer, our review would give a 9 or 10 for value.

The Avari Conversion II’s full price is $899. We’ve seen online deals for $699. Here’s a point-by-point review of its features.


Positives:

Here are some reasons shoppers choose the Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike.

  • Assembly: You might expect assembly to be complicated, but the Avari Conversion II isn’t a headache to build. The assembly instructions are clear and the job can be accomplished within an hour.
  • Strong Frame: The Avari Conversion II has a steel frame and an extruded aluminum beam. It has a three-year warranty.
  • Space-Saving: The Avari Conversion II is ideal for people with limited space. It measures approximately 2 feet x 3 feet when folded for storage.
  • Back Support: Like traditional recumbent bikes, this hybrid has a supportive seat back. The good lumbar support helps make it a low-impact impact fitness machine.
  • Data: The Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike displays distance, time, speed, calories and pulse. It also has an odometer to track the machine’s lifetime distance.
  • Quiet Operation: Quiet operation is advertised, and according to customer reviews the Avari runs quietly even after months of use.
  • Optional Bottle Holder: A water bottle holder is especially handy when you use this machine in biking mode. A water bottle holder and water filter are optional add-ons at checkout.
  • User-Generated Power: A smart transfer of energy makes this machine cord-free and battery-free. Energy for the console comes from the rider’s pedaling or paddling.
  • Foldable: When folded the Avari Conversion II Rower Bike measures just 34” long x 23.5” wide x 56.5” high.


Negatives:

Here are potential drawbacks of choosing the Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike.

  • No Preset Programs: Preset programs are helpful for exercisers at any fitness level, but this machine doesn’t include preset workouts. Other rowing machines and recumbent bikes in the same price category provide a good variety of workout routines.
  • Inaccurate Pulse: The heart rate data displayed on this Avari is inaccurate, according to customer reviews. Using a separate heart rate monitor is recommended.
  • Weight Capacity: The weight capacity is 250 pounds. That’s the lowest weight capacity we’ve seen for a rowing machine.
  • Short Warranty: The Avari Conversion II Magnetic Recumbent has a three-year frame warranty, but it only has a 90-days parts warranty. That’s substandard and it’s not a good match if you spend $699-$899 on this machine.


Our Conclusion

The Avari Conversion II Rower Bike tends to get positive customer reviews. The price isn’t a good match for the warranty, but this clever hybrid apparently outlives its warranty on a regular basis. Acquired on sale it could be a good buy, especially for people who need to conserve space.

Avari Conversion II Rower Bike Specifications:

Overall Score:7.5
Resistance:Hydraulic
Monitor:Basic
Upright Storage:Yes
Programs:No
Weight Capacity:250 LBS

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