Rogue Echo Bike Review | Is It Worth It?

Rogue Echo Bike USA Home Gym

Rogue is one of the leading producers of home fitness equipment. They offer everything from medicine balls and kettlebells to weights and squat racks — all with the signature Rogue quality. 

The Rogue Echo Bike does not stray from this excellence. With its 127lb powder-coated steel frame and belt-driven steel blades, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the top air bikes on the market.  

We take a deep dive into the specifications and features of the Rogue Echo Bike below to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.

Design Features

The design features will play a key role in whether the Echo Bike by Rogue will be the perfect addition to your home gym. We assess the most important features below.

Frame

Rogue has become known for overbuilt fitness equipment, like the heavy-duty Monster Utility Bench 2.0. Made with durable steel tubing, this bike is incredibly sturdy and can accommodate up to 350 lbs of weight

The textured black powder coat gives the frame a classic matte look with a rugged feel. Powder coating is usually much thicker and less prone to chipping and scratches. So you can trust that this frame will outlast you, even with intensive use.

Features like the steel fan cage, metal pedals, and steel step plate add to the durable and quality feel.

Woman on air bike

Footprint

The Rogue Echo Bike is a monstrous machine. Not only for its punishing workouts but also in size. This bike takes up significantly more space than other air bikes.

With a footprint of 44.5” x 23.75” and a height of 52.75”, we feel that the Echo bike isn’t suited to a small workout space.

Stability

With its heavy-duty build, the Rogue Echo Bike may be one of the sturdiest models on the market. Compared to lighter bikes that tend to wobble side to side, the Echo Bike hardly budges, even at maximum exertion

On testing, we found that the included rubber leveling feet have a good ‘stickiness’ to them, and the leveling feature is excellent, especially if your gym has an uneven space, like a rough garage floor.

Fan

Unlike some of the older fan bikes on the market that use chains, this Rogue Fitness bike has a belt-driven steel fan. The belt-driven fan is much quieter and delivers a uniquely consistent and smooth riding experience.

The only sound you’re left with is the unavoidable sound of the wind. You can do what we did though and imagine the wind is the sound of excess poundage leaving your body.

The fan also requires less maintenance than a chain and is much more responsive. The belt stops when you stop, so the console won’t be counting any “ghost calories.”

The fan comprises ten wide steel blades, making it both durable and more challenging as the wide blades add to the resistance force. 

Person resting on echo bike

LCD console

The battery-powered LCD monitor attached to this bike has the usual metrics you want to track. There are modes to track intervals and set defined targets.

The one downside of the monitor we found is that you can only track your heart rate with the help of a heart rate transmitter, which doesn’t come with the bike.

The high contrast display also isn’t backlit. So, if your workout space is dim or you exercise in low light, this may be worth keeping in mind.

Seat

Although you’ll likely only be spending a short while on this bike, the seat’s comfort can significantly impact your overall experience. Luckily, the Echo Rogue Bike has a broad and cushioned saddle, meaning you won’t feel like the seat is poking you. 

If you’re planning on using this bike for Low-Intensity Steady State (LISS) exercise, the seat does become uncomfortable after a while. 

After all, this bike is made for max output bursts and getting the heart pumping in a short period. If you’re more interested in longer workouts, a spin bike like the Bowflex C7 may be a better fit.

You can also adjust the seat’s height or move it forward and backward. We found this to be a handy feature, as you can adapt to a more comfortable position to spare your back and knees.

Man pushing hard on air bike

Ease of assembly

For ease of shipping, Rogue ships the Echo Bikes disassembled. The tricky or smaller parts are already assembled, so you’re only left to fit the larger pieces together.

The step-by-step guide and included tool kit make assembly a breeze. We got it all set up in under half an hour, and it shouldn’t take you much longer either. 

Rogue Echo Bike UHG

Rogue Echo Bike – Features Summary

● Heavy-duty steel frame
● Durable textured powder coating
● 44.5″ x 23.75″ footprint
● 127 lbs weight
● Rock-solid foundation
● 1.5” diameter rubber grip handles
● Adjustable rubber feet
● 10 Steel fan blades
● 350 lbs weight capacity
● Wide, cushioned saddle
● Precision steel blade
● Belt driven steel fan
● Easy Assembly

Rogue Echo Bike – Available Attachments

This Rogue Bike has four optional attachments that you can add to your order. 

The first is the phone holder. One downside of this phone stand is that it can only accommodate phones in an upright orientation.

This isn’t ideal if, like us, you’re used to watching videos in landscape mode. But you’re not likely to spend more than a short session on this grueling bike.

two people drinking water on air bikes

The bottle holder is another optional attachment. The container is relatively small and only fits thinner water bottles. If you’d like a container that can accommodate your larger shaker cups, you’ll find some great alternatives on Amazon for around the same price range. 

The third optional attachment is the Echo Bike wind guard — which we wish were included with the bike. The wind guard helps block some of the wind that gets blown upwards from the fan during workouts. It’s almost always sold out on the Rogue site, speaking to how in demand and necessary it is for a comfortable ride.  

Rogue also offers an optional bike turf tire and handle kit for easy portability on more rugged terrains. While the option is helpful, Rogue did a great job with the set of wheels already attached to the bike. So you may not need this kit unless you’re regularly moving the bike around.

Rogue Echo Bike Exercise Options

The Rogue Echo bike requires the use of your arms and legs to propel the fan. This means you’re working your entire body

But, you can also do isolated exercises on only your arms or legs. The Echo Bike has footrests on each side of the fan if you’d like to focus more on arms and shoulders.

Or, you can give your arms a rest and go all out with your legs. We found it quite useful for split sessions where we wanted to get our heart rate while working out either the lower or upper body separately.

Two air bikes

You are in complete control of the fan and resistance. The harder and faster you go, the more challenging the resistance becomes. This makes the bike an excellent option for HIIT, as this bad boy can get your heart rate soaring in less than a minute. 

But, if you’re more into LISS workouts, you can get in a more extended workout by maintaining a lower exertion and speed. However, this bike still requires quite a bit of energy to keep going, so LISS might not be as low intensity as expected. 

Below are the main exercise options you’ll get with the Rogue Echo Bike. 

● High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
● Low-Intensity Steady State (LISS) workouts
● Crossfit training
● Pre-workout warm-ups
● Isolated arm and shoulder exercises
● Isolated leg exercises
● Full-body conditioning

Warranty

  • The Rogue Echo Bike has a 2-year warranty.
  • The warranty only applies in cases of malfunction under normal usage and conditions as recommended in the User Guide.
  • The 2-year warranty will be voided if the bike is found to be incorrectly assembled, used, or stored. The warranty will also not apply if the bike has been modified or improperly maintained.
Woman concentrating on air bike

Customer Reviews

As impressive as a product’s specifications and features can be, it can be hard to know how the product will perform and last. We’ve given you our review but it’s also important to take into account feedback from others.

With over 3000 reviews and a 4.9 rating on the Rogue store, this bike is clearly doing something right.

We’ve rounded up some of the most commonly mentioned pros and cons of the Rogue Echo air bike below.

Pros

Here are three of the most agreed-upon positives of this Rogue air bike.

Excellent stability

Users were impressed with the reinforced steel construction and rock-solid foundation and loved that the bike didn’t feel wobbly during workouts, even at full speed.  We wholeheartedly agree.

Quiet

Thanks to the belt-driven fan, you’ll enjoy a quieter and smoother ride. Chain-driven fans, in contrast, are not only higher maintenance but tend to produce a rattling noise.

Easy assembly

Having to put together a piece of gym equipment without clear instructions can take up a lot of your time and lead to accidental damage. Users appreciated the easy-to-follow instructions and quick and easy assembly.

Person leaning arm on bike handle

Cons

Buyers also mention a few cons.

LCD console

Many reviewers felt that the mounted LCD console didn’t live up to the times, as it’s a more simplified monitor with a few workout modes and basic metrics.

Some users would have preferred a more modern model that can connect to smart devices and keep track of metrics. Another regular complaint was that batteries only lasted about two weeks in the monitor.

Large dimensions

Another commonly cited downside of this Rogue fan bike is the size. Shorter users (around 5 feet) found it harder to reach the pedals, even with the seat entirely lowered and pushed forward. The 1.5” diameter rubber grip handles can also feel uncomfortably large for people with smaller hands.

Pros & cons summary

Pros:

  • Solid construction
  • Quiet belt-driven fan
  • Durable powder-coated steel
  • Easy assembly
  • Comfortable, broad saddle
  • Easy to track intervals
  • Tough steel frame
  • Wheels for easy portability
  • Leveling rubber feet

Cons

  • Battery-powered LCD console consumes battery power at a rapid rate
  • Not suitable for all heights and sizes
  • Rogue Echo Bike wind guard not included
Instructor helping woman on rogue echo bike

Review Overview

Overall Rating

4/5

With its thicker, more squared-off frame and matte powder coating, the Rogue Echo Bike really stands out from the (fan bike) crowd. Some may call it the heavy-weight champion of fan bikes, and with good reason. But this beefy 127 lbs machine isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ type of fan bike.

When it comes to proportion, certain parts of this Rogue exercise bike, like the metal pedals and bike's arms, sit a bit too far out of reach for shorter users. And the handlebars may feel a bit large for those with smaller hands.

Although the robust, overbuilt frame can feel a bit intimidating, its stability and 350 lbs weight capacity is a welcome change from lighter bike models. This makes the bike especially suitable for heavier users who’d like to feel supported and secure while getting a sweat on.

While the battery-powered LCD console is more on the basic side, we doubt you’ll be spending more than 5 minutes a day on this punishing bike. The console has all the essentials, plus a few interval modes, so you can simply hop on and get panting.

Overall, if you’re looking for a sturdy, silky smooth fan bike that’s low maintenance and will likely last a lifetime, the Rogue Echo Bike is perfect. And, sitting at the average price point for a fan bike, this sturdy machine is well worth the investment.

Product dimensions: 58-⅞” (L) x 29-⅞” (W) x 52.75” (H)

Weight capacity: 350 lbs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.