ProForm 2.0 ES upright bike review

The 2.0 ES upright bike  is not a bad cardio trainer. The low price alone should be a incentive worth considering. This model is fully capable of providing a top class, full body workout with a good number of applications and resistance options.

However, going by the mixed consumer feedback surrounding it, there are both positives and negatives to be taken, and despite the lure of a bug brand, these need to be taken into consideration before taking the plunge.

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Features and specifications

Like the Marcy ME-708, and the Gold’s Gym Trainer 110, the 2.0 ES certainly has the functionality to be used as home gym equipment, but whether or not it stands the test of time is another question. For the price there is a good number of specs that will improve rider experience while cycling. Learn more about the inner working below.


Fourteen levels of resistance included. Not the most on the market by a long shot, but for both beginners and intermediate users there is still quite a lot of difficulty levels to work with. This part really comes down to user preferences.

Workout programs

There are twelve total which are all designed by a professional personal trainer. Each one will lend themselves well in helping you reach your targets one by one.

Heart rate monitoring

Built in grips make it incredibly simple to take note of your current pulse rate. Serious users can take full advantage of this and decide whether or not they need to speed things up or cut back slightly.


The console is compatible with your iPod to play your music while cycling, and comes with some terrific settings that will help you plan and improve upon your achievements. Along with the traditional time, resistance and distance stats, users will also be able to navigate through various menus to easily change the difficulty and workout applications.


Perhaps not on the same levels as your commercial gym options, but there is a hint of stability there for those not looking to use it intensively. Casual users will find the frame and foundations to be reasonably solid for fat burning purposes. A 250 pound weight capacity recommendation by the manufacturers goes to show it is not heavy duty, but still structured for a sturdy feel.


Covered by five years warranty on the frame, with ninety days on both parts and labor tasks. Not as much as a lot of higher price tier machines, but enough to cover the first few high risk months.

What consumers are saying

All around the web there appears to be a mixed reaction. This is quite natural for a lower budget model as you can’t expect any fitness machine to be flawless without significant investment anyway. Below is what we have found in our research.

Amazon – Going by all the feedback and taking various points into account, I come to the conclusion that this is a very average but inexpensive bike. Users talk about the quality being off, which is unusual. However another talks about how comfortable the seating is which is always a plus.

Many users complain of back pain when using upright exercise bikes, so why not try the ProForm 6.0 ES as an alternative. There is a lot more lumbar support in the design and can help prevent injuries from occurring.


All in all, the ProForm 2.0 ES has both qualities and drawbacks. It is not a spectacular bike, nor is it poor, with a good amount of training option that will help you work up a sweat and push towards getting in shape.

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Our rating:78%
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