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4.0 out of 5 stars
Good value, 4 Oct 2012
I owned an air cycle from a different manufacturer almost 20 years ago and was disappointed to find that there are so few on the market now. In fact this is the only one which is not classed as a cross trainer that I have been able to find.
The attraction to me of this type of cycle is the cardiovascular exercise obtained with the moving handlebars and the luxury of being able to sit down at the same time.
Anyway, I would summarise the good and bad points of this cycle as follows.
1) The machine is relatively lightweight,easy to move and doesn't take up too much space.
2) It was fairly easy to build up although a little patience is required especially when connecting the pedals, one of which screws on clockwise and the other anti clockwise.
3) It is very stable and quite comfortable to use though some users may prefer to have more padding on the saddle.
4) The handlebars can be set as fixed or moving, I personally prefer not to have the handlebars static as the overall cardiovascular exercise experience is greater when using your arms to push the handlebars and legs to push the pedals.
5) The price is very reasonable.
1) There is no pulse monitor with the cycle.
2) The bike is suited to someone who is trying to lose some weight and improve their fitness. It is too lightweight for a serious sports person or athlete to get a strenuous workout from.
3) Maximum user weight is 17 stone approx.
Although the bike is less substantial than my previous air cycle I still prefer it to a conventional exercise bike with fixed handlebars.