If, like me, previous purchases of exercise bikes have ended up as expensive clothes dryers, then this bike could well be for you. The reason for my previous failures was due to sheer boredom of using the contraption! I started to "borrow" one of my friends Reebok B5.1e to see if I could get on with it or would the familiar boredom cut in again? I'm pleased to say that having used this bike for 18 months now I'm as enthusiastic now as I was at the start.
I think the main reasons are:
1. the on board computer with its various settings makes it much more fun and engaging. Not to say there are pretty graphics - they're pretty basic - but the computer does have a range of settings with a variety of styles/approaches/courses to train with. It also measures calories burnt, distance travelled, mph, rpm, heart rate and so on. Another nice feature is that you can enter different stats (height, weight, age, etc) into different user accounts. It's very simple to use
2. it's pretty comfortable - of course this is relative and within the context of using an exercise bike! but it does make a difference - so staying on the bike for 45 minutes is not a problem
I love the bike and would it recommend it to anyone - especially previous exercise failures like myself! I've managed to reduce my weight by a lot and keep it off. I use the bike 5 days a week and usually do an intense 30 minute fat burning course.