Stamina Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Doing regular physical workout is one of the fundamental components in having a sustainable health. As you age, you will need to adhere to specific exercise regimen in order for you to continue improving your health. Not only that exercise can help you look fit and dazzling, it can likewise make you limber. It also helps make your heart muscles much stronger and helps increase the capacity of your lungs. These are just the main reasons why people usually go to the gym and do their regular workout.

With the advanced technology we have today, everything almost come in an instant. And this is also true with workout machines. With the various portable workout machines available today, you will not need to go to the gym anymore and do your exercise. One of the best gym equipment that you can have and use at home is the Stamina Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Exercise Bike. It is a compact exercise machine that combines rowing and cycling exercises.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 74.5 x 34 x 23.5 inches
  • Machine Weight: 102 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Storage: Foldable
  • Warranty: 3-year on frame

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Ease of assembly

The product can easily be assembled. With the help of a clear instruction manual, you will experience no difficulty putting all the parts together. Assembling is so easy that even people with little or no assembly experience can do fairly well with in a considerable amount of time.


The Stamina Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike is constructed with sturdy steel frame. The rowing beam is made of aluminum. It is built to last and is expected to endure even for several years without major issues aside from the typical maintenance needs.

The machine measures 74.5 x 34 x 23.5 inches, weighs 102 pounds and offers weight capacity up to 250 pounds. The manufacturer offers a 3 years warranty for its frame and 90 days for the parts.

Ease of use

The Stamina Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike offers more comfort than the usual upright bicycles. It has an oversized seat designed to offer multiple pew positions, thus making it easier for users to adjust according to the height of the user. The seat is wrapped with a vinyl that is easy to clean.

Switching from rowing to cycling and from cycling to rowing is likewise stress-free. You just need to pull the pin and then adjust the seat according to your preference. It works fluidly with an inaudible magnetic resistance. You can even watch your favorite movie or listen to your favorite music while doing the workout. You may as well choose to just sit back and read a magazine or book while cycling or rowing.

The machine is especially great for a person who suffers from joint pain or back ache as it does not put too much pressure on user’s ankles and knees.

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With the 8 different levels of smooth, quiet magnetic resistance and aerobic cardiovascular workouts, the user can be able to stimulate and choose the type of workout that is commensurate to his level of endurance.


The exercise equipment features a seat that glides smoothly on ball bearing when doing the rowing motion. If you opt to do a recumbent cycling workout, you can just lock in and set the seat into a static position that is commensurate to your leg length or to your desired position level. It also comes with a backrest which allows users to do the workout while in semi-reclined position. It features a molded, oversized and adjustable foam padded seat.

The adjustable tension knob of the Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike features eight different positions. With this, the user can be able to decrease or increase the intensity level of the workout he is doing any time he wants.

The machine also features a straight-bar handle which is fastened to the nylon rowing straps. Foam is attached to the hand grips to keep the user’s hand comfortable and stable when rowing.

This compact fitness machine also comes with two separate footrest sets. The first footrest set is intended for rowing while the second set is used for cycling. The footrests utilized for cycling are finely built for ease of use. The footrests intended for rowing, on the other hand, are designed to be weighted and oversized to fit most of the users’ shoe size. They are built with flexible foot straps to keep user’s feet on place.


The Stamina Avari Conversion II comes with a multifunction easy to read and sleek monitor that helps you keep an eye to the essential workout datayou need when doing your work out. It displays speed, odometer, time, distance and heart rate.

The monitor for heart rate is built into the side handles so that it can be able to provide continuous feedback. And to further motivate the users, the monitor also displays the calories that you have burned during your workout.

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Just like the Stamina 15-9003 Deluxe Conversion II Recumbent / Rower, the Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike can easily be fold up and stored in seconds. It can be kept into 34L x 23.5W x 56.5H inches, thus saves much floor space when left unused. Moving the fitness machine from one place to another is also made easy with the added caster wheels.


  • The Stamina Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Bike is the good rowing machine choice for people who are looking for a portable and three impact-free aerobiccardiovascular workout machines
  • Can be used as for pulley exercise, cycling and biking
  • Adjusting heights can easily be done.
  • Easy storage
  • No friction is produced by the magnetic resistance, thus gliding smoothly and quietly
  • The foam padded recumbent bike seat is more comfortable to use than the traditional bicycle


  • The built in heart rate monitor merely functions when doing cycling
  • Works well for casual users but not for users with advanced and serious fitness level because the highest level of resistance is not that very high
  • A few users doing the rowing machine reviews said that footrest sets for rowing do not hold user’s feet completely


The Stamina Avari Conversion II Rower/Recumbent Exercise Bike is specially designed to provide additional upper body strengthening workouts, for instance, the triceps kickback, bicep curls and forearm curls. It will help tone not only the lower muscles but also the upper body muscles. With a price of one, you get a very handy machine that can do three aerobic cardio workoutsbiking, rowing and pulley exercise.

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