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Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike

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Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike

Get a comfortable workout that delivers real results with the Golds Gym Power 390 R Exercise Bike. Featuring iFit Workout Card Technology, this bike delivers 8 weeks of progressive workouts, coaching from a Certified Personal Trainer and automatic resistance control. The Power 390 R Exercise Bike also offers 12 built-in workouts so you can get on, press start and get going! Other features include a Compatible Music Port for iPod, 12 digital resistance levels, a dual-grip heart rate monitor and a 250 lb. weight capacity.
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Questions & Answers for Gold's Gym Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike

Question

POWER SUPPLY

Some exercise bikes can use either a battery or a plug. What kind of power supply does this one come with?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
DONNY64
 - STUART, FL
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
The way it arrives, it takes 4-D batteries (NOT included). But in the enclosed info, there's a number to call for the adapter. I don't know how much it costs. Rumor has it that Radio Shack has a suitable adapter at a better price.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
sharyna
 - Portola CA
answer 2
This product does not include a power supply you have to purchase your own (6 volts) $70-$100 or purchase 4 huge batteires.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ShoppingBliss2
 - tx
answer 3
This bike uses either. It takes 4 D batteries which fit in the back of the display which is mounted on the handlebars. You may purchase an adapter, which is also plugged in on the back of the display, from the manufacturer or from Radio Shack, which is considerably less. I purchased from Radio Shack and had it available when the bike got here.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
stayinslim
 - Edgewood, NM
answer 4
It comes with nothing. Batteries (4 d cell) can be used, OR you can buy the optional adapter (not worth it, get one from radio shack, 6 volt 2 amp minimum type "m" tip)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Omadigan
answer 5
It takes 4 D batteries or you can buy a power supply for wall plug in.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
momaminister
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 6
It does not come wuth the adapter. They sell it for almost $100 but you can get one for 99 cents at almost any goodwill store. The batteries ($10 worth) ONLY LAST 1 DAY.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
msaucier
 - Hope, Me
answer 7
This bike can use 4D batteries (which may last 7-14 days) or an optional power cord.

The adapter from the company is close to $90. Ouch!

The cheapest I've seen a OEM replacement cord for was about $40 both on eBay and a site called HomeGymPower.biz.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
DietFreeME
answer 8
Batteries, that you supply. Or you can buy their adapter to the tune of $73, or you can use an AC adapter that you have for something else. I use the one from my husbands had-held spotlight.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
LeapinLen
answer 9
The unit does NOT come with an optional 6-volt power source.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Liquorish
 - Hoover, AL
answer 10
Both but the batteries are drained within a week of use, and the power cord costs $94. dont buy this bike.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ihatelebron
 - OHIO
answer 11
Either way, although neither is supplied. I bought 4 "D" batteries, or you can buy a separate 120v power supply. I bought the batteries first, because I didn't want to spend the bucks before I knew if this machine was a keeper or not......which it is !!!!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
NeverbeentoWalmart
 - Dallas, TX
Question

I too am comparing the 230 and the 390. I would like to know how short a person can be and use this 390 properly. My wife is @ 5'3".

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Based on my own 5'8" and the adjustment I had to make to use it, my guess would be 'yes,' 5'3" should be doable!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
I'm 5'4" and have no problems with the 390.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
sharyna
 - Portola CA
answer 3
Im 4'9 and it worked just fine, expect that the monitor was way up in my face, lol
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ShoppingBliss2
 - tx
answer 4
My wife is about the same height and she uses it without problems. If you intend to use it too, it IS a little stiff trying to adjust to another size, so you would most likely have to switch it for yourself, then back again for the next time she wanted to use it. A little grease wouldn't hurt either
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Omadigan
answer 5
I am 5'4 and use it just fine. I AM pretty close to the console though. I think it would go a little shorter if needed.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
momaminister
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 6
I'm 5'2 and it is perfect
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
msaucier
 - Hope, Me
answer 7
I'm 5'4" and my daughter is 5'3", we both had no problem reaching the pedals; however, neither of us could see over the console because it sits very high.This was a problem because we work out while watching TV - so we had to set the machine at a weird angle to the TV then when our neck ached from the angle, we had to get off, and turn the machine the opposite way.

It is also a little weird how you adjust the seat distance to the pedals. It is the base of the machine. You have to get off, unscrew it with a large knob, move the frame, sit back down, test it, get back off and adjust it again, repeat until you get it right, tighten the knob. It's a lot easier on machines that allow you to just move the seat.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MelMayhem
answer 8
My wife is shorter and it adjusts to her size just fine, except that It will not stay in that position while being used. It is a real pain sliding the unit back in. We used to have a recumbent that had a sliding seat adjustment and it adjusted like a car seat... Pretty easy. On this unit, you have to get off the unit, twist a set screw handle, lift the bar at the floor and push the seat and everything bolted to the seat forward, then screw down on the set screw to tighten it down. I am 6' 1"
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Liquorish
 - Hoover, AL
answer 9
we bought this bike. my son, who was recovering from a running injury used it. he is about 5'4".
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ihatelebron
 - OHIO
answer 10
I am 5'2" and it adjust just fine for me.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Indianqueen2010
 - Wethersfield, Ct
answer 11
I am 6'3" and my gf is 5'2" and it works great for both of us, although it takes both of us to adjust it because it's heavy. Can't answer your other questions.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
NeverbeentoWalmart
 - Dallas, TX
Question

do you need an adapter to make the mileage work on the computer

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
honeyeagle
 - freehold, nj
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
nope
answered 8 months ago
By
seriouslyfolks
answer 2
An adapter or D batteries. An adapter will be more cost effective.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
TheSpecial1
 - Clinton, MS
answer 3
All readouts can be operated from the batteries. You need to use a good quality of 'heavy grade' batteries. I've been on mine first set for 6 weeks now. Using the fan will probably chew them up at a much faster rate. Another alternative would be a set of re-chargeable batteries w/ a charger.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 4
You can use batteries or purchase an adapter. I also bought an elliptical from another store which is made by proform. Prior to buying the elliptical, I contacted Icon Fitness to ask about the adapter for the bike. The rep said they would sell it to me for $88 which would include a warranty already purchased at store of for $40. When I asked the rep what type of adapter the unit used, he told me that he would not give me that information just in case i used the wrong adapter and broke the electronics voiding the warranty. When I called to register my elliptical with Icon Fitness and told him that i purchased an adapter from Dick's Sporting goods to be used with the elliptical, he confirmed that I could use that adapter because it had the correct amount of REGULATED power. Anything too strong could burn out the console. I purchased the adapter made by Proform from Dick's Sporting Goods for $19.99 which is the regular price. Icon Fitness owns Proform, Weider and GoldGym products or they are affliated somehow. Who wants to use batteries which would burn out all of the time. Before I purchased the adapter, I did buy rechargeable batteries from Walmart and a charging unit because dependent on the use, you would go through batteries all of the time. The cheapest place to get batteries is the $1 store.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
shopadvice
answer 5
You either need an adapter or 4 D batteries in order for anything to work on the display.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
stayinslim
 - Edgewood, NM
answer 6
You can either use batteries or purchase an adapter from radio shack (6 volt 2 amp type "m" tip). The milage will work either way, but without batteries or power cord you won't even get any resistance or display at all.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Omadigan
answer 7
yes, and you can get one at almost any Goodwill store
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
msaucier
 - Hope, Me
answer 8
You can use batteries but they'll need to be replaced almost weekly.

I wouldn't risk a universal adapter on this device. However, the adapter from the company is close to $90. Ouch!

The cheapest I've seen a OEM replacement cord for was about $40 both on eBay and a site called HomeGymPower.biz.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
DietFreeME
answer 9
Yes, but do NOT buy their adapter. I use the adapter from a portable spotlight and it works just fine. It also does not cost $73.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
LeapinLen
Question

can you adjust the resitance digitally and does it have the pace tracker on it?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Adjusting the resistance is done by a simple press of a 'button' on the readout screen. It does not have a pace tracker.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
Yes you can adjust the resistance digitally.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Omadigan
answer 3
There is no way to manually adjust the resistance - it is entirely digital.
Yes it has a pace tracker that tells you how many miles per hour you're peddaling. There is also a timer, but I could only get it to count down to zero from the workout I selected. So at the end of my workout if I completed two 30 minute workouts, my total time is displayed as 0.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MelMayhem
answer 4
There are up and down arrows to set resistance. I set mine from 8 to 12 during the workout. Unsure about pace tracker...
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Liquorish
 - Hoover, AL
answer 5
Yes and Yes. The resistance can be adjusted manually on the digital display or you can let the machine do it for you with one of the 10 preset workouts, all digitally displayed. You can monitor your pace several ways, through time, through speed, through distance, through calories burned, etc.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
NeverbeentoWalmart
 - Dallas, TX
Question

Does the display/consul light up?

On the box it shows a very well lit and bright display. I bought this bike a few days ago and there is no light whatsoever. Completly dark. Even the manual says if the display is dim it's a battery problem, which would indicate that at some point it does light up. However, in one of the other comments above, it says that this product does not light up. Is it true that there is no light on the display?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
acarson529c
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
nope no light
answered 8 months ago
By
seriouslyfolks
answer 2
It is supposed to light up.I had a light on my console for about 20 minutes and then it went dark.I use an AC adaptor with my bike,so it can't be a battery problem.Many reviews I read said there was no light on the console from the outset,so I think the problem must be in the console itself. This is my only complaint about this bike.Sorry I couldn't offer a solution,but you're not alone with this problem.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
chickie71
 - Brockton,Ma.
answer 3
That is correct, there is no 'back-light' feature with this model. It is simply a LCD readout.

But that's okay. With the exception of the Elapsed Time and Miles Ridden, the readouts are VERY inaccurate!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 4
There is no backlight on this display. You have to use it in a bright room or attach a light of some kind to see the display in a dark area.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BaconNation
 - Brownwood, TX
answer 5
It lights up when I turn it on and then goes dark immediately. I am using the ac adapter but I used batteries at first and it didn't make a difference either way.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
crhanks78
 - St. Louis
Question

iFit technology

I read that this machine has iFit technology but does it come with an iFit card? If not, can one be purchased from Walmart?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. Go to

www.iFit.com

or try

www.workoutwarehouse.com

or

1-877-776-4777
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
No and no. It's an extra hundred bucks. It comes with some info in the box on where to get one. Seems pointless since it's gotta be a $5 SD card.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BaconNation
 - Brownwood, TX
answer 3
It does not come with the iFit cards but in the enclosed information, there's an ad for iFit dot com. Cards run from $29-$59 ea.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
sharyna
 - Portola CA
answer 4
It does not come with one. The ifit slot is the same as a standard SD card. You can purchase ifit programs and download them to a SD card and use that.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
TheWaterboy
 - Houston,TX
answer 5
No, an iFit card doesn't come with the machine and Wal*Mart doesn't carry them in the stores. You can order them from Wal*Mart but do some shopping. Amazon currently (3/17/11) has Jillian Michaels cards from $17.99 to $24.99.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
TheGoodSister
 - Nebraska
Question

Does Walmart offer an extended warranty for this product?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES! I purchased one with my bike.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
TheSpecial1
 - Clinton, MS
answer 2
Yes they do.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 3
Yes, they offer an extended warranty on just about everything because they make money on them.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MelMayhem
answer 4
yes but dont buy the bike it will cost you more money in batteries. if you want the power cord it costs about $94
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ihatelebron
 - OHIO
Question

Does this have magnetic resistance?

I know the bike is adjusted from the console. Does it have magnetic resistance.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
tulsatrader
 - Tulsa, OK
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it does smooth and quite
answered 8 months ago
By
seriouslyfolks
answer 2
Yes it does, and as good as I've seen, including commercial grade, gym bikes. It can be adjusted on the fly and only requires a simple button press.

If you use one of the 12 pre- programmed workouts, it beeps to let you know when the level is automatically changed.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 3
Yes. It's magnetic. You change the resistance by pressing a button. Very easy.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
momaminister
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 4
Yes. However it is operated by 4 D batteries, which it goes through very quickly (couple days), no way to turn it off.
If you're buying this machine then make certain that you understand that you have to by the AC adapter separately.
It requires electric to change the resistance, but the speed in which it goes through batteries is cost prohibitive. I did return mine because of this reason as I felt for the money it should have come with the adapter. Other than that it operated fine.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MelMayhem
Question

What is the warranty

The page says 1 year warranty, but the details say 90 days.

Which is it?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
tulsatrader
 - Tulsa, OK
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
90 days. If you order the 2-year warranty on the web site it's actually a 1-year warranty. They say the site hasn't been updated for a year. Be sure to call instead of ordering online.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BaconNation
 - Brownwood, TX
answer 2
You can get an extended Warranty from icon fitness for 1 year for 59.99 and get a plug in power pack for free. they also have 3 years for 99.99 you get a fourth year free and the free power pack. you do not pay shipping on either just call 1-800-999-3756
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Largc
answer 3
It comes with a free 90 day warranty. You can purchase a 1 year extended service plan for $59.95 or a 2 year plan for $79.95. They were offering a free accessory (ex. a/c power adapter) with the purchase of a 2 year plan. The adapter sells for $88 by itself.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Vicewine
 - Marion, TX
answer 4
90 days
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ihatelebron
 - OHIO
Question

I want to buy this product but my current weight is 310 lb. Can I still use it?

asked 3 years ago
By
charly71
on Gold's Gym Power 390 Recumbent Bike
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Manufacturer gives a very explicit warning that maximum allowable weight is 250 pounds, and I would accept this!

Having done a lot of research on exercise bikes, recently, I can tell you that you're going to need to look at commercial quality bikes such as those you see in a gym, and they are going to start (not I said 'start') at around $1800.

Before spending that much, I'd find an indy gym that requires no contract and try working out for month or two. There are a number in my area with monthly rates of $25-30, and this is probably true of your area, as well.

Take heart, though! I was only 40 pounds lighter than you, 24 months ago, and using a bike 6 days a week, have dropped to 190#.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PAganLinq
 - Richmond, Va
answer 2
I would say no. There are only two screws holding the seat bars to the thin metal base and four even smaller screws holding the seat cushions to the seat bars, and at 180 pounds I don't feel safe on this thing at all.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BaconNation
 - Brownwood, TX
answer 3
yes u can still use it. I purchased this bike in april and my current wieght was 323. I ride twice a day for a hour with out dieting and im down to 250. ive had a few issues with the straps but ive definately got my moneys worth. i hope that helped
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
monica21
 - hampton va
answer 4
Probably not, since the instructions specify to 250#
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
crimedoc
 - Louisville, KY
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