- New HD Touchscreen: Rather than mounting your own device, the Echelon EX5S has a 21.5-inch high definition display built in. It can be tilted or swivelled for clear viewing whether you’re on or off the bike.
- Live Training Options: Echelon’s training catalog is already a vast one, but they are currently guaranteeing at least 14 daily live training classes as part of their connected fitness offerings. Chase other users up the leaderboard as you follow along with these daily workouts.
- Over 1k Streaming Workouts: If the live classes don’t suit your schedule, you can still find a workout to follow along with. The brand’s archive includes over 1,000 workouts to choose from.
- Work Out Both On and Off The Bike: Echelon’s FitPass classes aren’t limited to cycling. You can try boxing, yoga, pilates, stretching, strength training, Zumba, and several other types of workouts.
- Cage and Clip Pedals: The pedals on the EX5S have toe clips on one side, and conventional cages on the other, giving riders ample choice for how they want to strap into their workout.
- Well-Padded Competition Seat: The complaint we often hear about indoor cycles in general (especially from new riders) is that seats are uncomfortable. Looking at this against the competition, the seat of the EX5S has better padding/support (but can still be swapped out for a conventional bike seat should one desire).
- Magnetic Resistance: As expected at this price point, the EX5S uses a magnetic resistance system to slow down its flywheel, controlled via a knob-style dial, rather than a pressure pad. This ensures very quiet overall operation. Flywheel mass specs were unavailable at time of publishing.
- Smartly Positioned Bottle Holders: Rather than mounting the water bottle holder down on the frame, as is the convention with most machines (and road bikes, obviously), Echelon positioned the water bottle holders of the EX5s just below the bars for quick and easy access.