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York C201 Exercise Bike (Old Version)

by York Fitness
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

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  • Mains powered
  • Magnetic Resistance System for quiet operation
  • 21 workout programs
  • 17 user programs including:
  • 1 Manual, 1 User, 3 Heart Rate Controlled, 12 Pre-Set programs
  • Computer monitor displays: Time, Speed, Distance, Pulse, Calories, RPM
  • Hand pulse sensors
  • Computer controlled tension control
  • Height and reach adjustable seat
  • 125kg max user weight
  • L:97cm x W:55cm x H:141cm
  • Weight 30.4kg

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 30 Kg
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  • Item model number: 53014
  • ASIN: B000WZNVAO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Oct. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,338 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Product Description

The York Fitness c201 is an anniversary exercise bike equipped with a 4kg (8.8lbs) flywheel that ensures a silky smooth operation. It offers 16 levels of computer controlled magnetic resistance and is fitted with an LCD display that delivers feedback on time, speed, distance, pulse, calories and RPM. The bike's console provides you with a wide choice of workout programmes including 12 pre-set, 3 HRC, 1 user, 1 manual and 4 target. For enhanced comfort the bike incorporates a large padded seat that is height and reach adjustable and a handy towel holder. It is also fitted with forward and back adjustable handlebars with pulse grip sensors that enable heart rate measurement. In addition, the bike has wheels for easier transportation.

Box Contains

  • York C201 Cycle
  • Fixings
  • tools
  • User Manual


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    134 of 135 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good bike, especially for med height & tall people 24 April 2008
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    Found the bike very easy to assemble (45 min, alone, and never done it before). The screws are clearly labeled too.

    The bike is very solid.. doesn't feel flimsy at all. We also find it suits medium to tall people well (at 5'8" and 6', we use saddle height setting 3). Started exercising on a beginner level 2.5 months ago, and still very pleased with the machine. Find I actually like hopping on for 30-45 minutes, almost every evening... and that's saying something. ;)

    It's not only whisper quiet, but the various programs and resistences are quick to set and keep things interesting. There seems to be plenty of room for all fitness levels.. we're still not exceeding resistence 7 (out of 16). 16 is murderous for an unfit person (can barely move the pedals). I also appreciate the built in hand pulse meter as ear clips just feel weird. The saddle is soft and wide.. very comfortable.

    If I was to find something missing about this bike it's a cup/bottle holder.
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    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not Right For A Short Person 7 Jun. 2010
    Well made and easy to assemble within an hour. The electronic LCD is easy to operate, thus altering the magnetic resistance of the pedals. The saddle is large and comfortable. Overall, I am very pleased with it, however, I offered my friend the chance to sit on it and have a go. I was surprised to find that her feet did not reach the pedals and she could not see the LCD display because it was too high. She is a full grown adult about 5 foot high. It was not possible to lower the saddle anymore as it was already on the lowest setting and the monitor was fixed it was not tiltable. In conclusion, it's great for me but it is not ideal for small people.
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    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    This is a great exercise bike, easy to assembly, quiet and sturdy; however, I have to take issue with the accuracy of the heart rate monitor. Upon using it for the first time I noticed how hard I had to push myself to get up towards 130 BPM. I assumed that this was a personal fitness issue having not cycled for some time. I then exercised the following day using my Polar heart rate monitor and was able to compare the different readings. They were dramatically different. The polar device showed a reading of 130 BPM, the York C201 a reading of 80 BPM. Once in a while the readings did coincide but only spasmodically. I have to say I have far more confidence in the Polar device with regards to accuracy.
    The readings presented by the exercise bike may well be due to some fault peculiar to my device. It could well be a personal issue with my circulation. That said, I would urge any users, to double check their own pulse manually, or by using a dedicated heart rate monitor.
    I intend to keep using this exercise bike but will only use it with the safeguard of a heart rate monitor.
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    78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my needs. 3 Nov. 2008
    I'm young and trying to improve my fitness from almost zero having spent the last few months fighting a blood cancer. The bike came with excellent instructions and was easy to assemble. Standing at 5'7" I use the bike on second shortest height setting. The bike wouldn't be suitable for people with short legs, however if you had an electric drill one could make further notches to shorten the saddle another couple of inches. The seat has been designed for someone with a very large bottom and although not uncomfortable for someone stick-thin like myself, it wasn't at all what I am used to on a bike. I replaced the saddle with one of ordinary size from my local bike shop. This is easy to do as they follow a standard design.

    The only part of the bike one cannot adjust is the distance of the handlebars from the pedals. The handlebars are quite far away, more so than you'd get on an ordinary bike as this one has to accommodate the largest of users. It's not uncomfortable, just not ideal. Also as one doesn't have to steer on an exercise bike (who'd have thought, eh?) using the handle bars isn't always necessary.

    The display and settings are very good and the resistance settings at the highest level would give a good workout to even an Olympic cyclist, by no means easy! I wouldn't have thought so before I bought the bike, but the heart-rate monitor is indispensable. It works accurately (after you give it 15 seconds to count your pulse) and will prevent you from over-working your heart, which is my case is the muscle I'm truly looking to get fit.

    The convenience of being able to exercise without having to rely on the weather, the danger of exercising in a busy city, or even having to get properly dressed is a huge bonus to me. The effortless way I can gauge my progress and performance is highly motivational too. I can't really imagine you'd get much more by spending 2 or 3 times this bike's price on another make or model.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars wow, what a bike, what a price! 19 Jan. 2009
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    I have been attending a fitness room over the past year, but due to an ankle injury, I haven't been able to go. This bike is quiet, gives a brilliant work out(I am doing 1hr a day). It fits my son, 6ft 5" and my daughter 5ft 2". There are not many home excersise machines that can do that. There are two screw holes in the front strut, totally suitable for a drink bottle cage.So that problem solved.Lovely large saddle- I needed that bit.
    Can't think of anything that is missing.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great service, great machine, great value 20 Aug. 2008
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    Excellent service from Amazon - was delivered in 2 days. Took me about an hour to assemble - it was very straightforward, with crisp, clear instructions. I was surprised how quiet the machine was - compared to a treadmill, for example, you would find it difficult to tell if anyone was using it - it is that quiet.

    The settings are simple to use, and there is enough variety for most users. The build quality looks and feels solid, and the machine itself is an attractive piece of apparatus.

    The seat is pretty hard, but it is obviously built to last, so not a real complaint. Everything is adjustable, and the vast majority of people should find no problem with height/reach.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Buyers beware of all York Cycles!
    Beware. Look at all the one and two stars and be warned that aprroximately twenty five per cent of the reviews for this cycle rate it as poor quality. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Asmodeous
    5.0 out of 5 stars York C201 exercise bike
    Pondered for a while on whether I would buy it and just leave it gathering dust. Use it almost every day. Read more
    Published 19 months ago by Taffster
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good basic machine.
    Well made and easy to assemble. Just right for the daily workout, but of course lacks the more sophisticated features. Fairly priced.
    Published 20 months ago by strattonchase
    4.0 out of 5 stars Well designed and made
    I am impressed with the product at this price as it adjusts and works well for me and my wife who are considerably different in size and strength. Read more
    Published 23 months ago by Colin Fisher
    5.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good
    Does everything it says on the box! The only thing it doesn't do is, peddle my kilos off... yet!
    The screen was damaged on delivery, I rang York, explained the situation to... Read more
    Published on 20 Jun. 2013 by Alison Stafford
    4.0 out of 5 stars York Exercise Bike
    Bike comfortable and wide variety of settings but 'book rack' useless and screen difficult to read. First one damaged but collection next day and replacement fine and sent... Read more
    Published on 3 Jun. 2013 by CHRISTINE BEASLEY
    5.0 out of 5 stars A newbies view!
    Whilst I've cycled for years, I'm new to exercise bikes so my 5 star rating is my reaction to owning this one without really comparison to others. So far, I can't fault it. Read more
    Published on 15 April 2013 by Just my opinion!
    4.0 out of 5 stars Exercise bike
    I'm not in m youth and have not been as fit as I would like, but this machine has a variety of programmes to give varied exercise and is excellent for my purposes. Read more
    Published on 14 April 2013 by WLRS
    4.0 out of 5 stars Frist class piece of kit
    I bought this because I have a long term back problem which restricts the range of exercises I can do. Read more
    Published on 11 April 2013 by Fred Weller
    3.0 out of 5 stars A slight problem with getting on.
    I was happy with the product, my wife who has two knee replacements and wants very much to get fit finds it difficult to get on and off. Read more
    Published on 4 April 2013 by John Byrom
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