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Kettler Cycle P Premium Exercise Bike - Black, 90 x 60 x 146 cm
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2014
First of all, it's very easy to put this bike together. In 2012 I ordered one that no one could figure out how to assemble. This one was built in forty minutes by my boyfriend who isn't much for DIY.

Before continuing, I'll mention that I'm quite overweight and extremely unfit, having been nearly sedentary for many years. So my review is approaching the bike from the point of view of someone very unused to exercise and exercise equipment.

That said, I found the bike very easy to use, and get a challenging workout from only its fourth resistance setting. I find the pre-set programs to be useful for multiple purposes: slowly increasing resistances, intervals, long enough breaks for beginners to recover, etc. I haven't spent much time with the heart-rate equipment or program yet, but I'll update this review when I feel qualified to discuss it, and I'll try to update with comments on its efficacy as a weight-loss device in a few months.

EDIT: a few weeks later, one major flaw of the bike has been revealed: the mechanism by which the handles are secured doesn't work for long. It's a half-cylinder with grooves along the inside, to mesh with the grooves in the middle of the handle, but it just does not get tight enough for that to be enough. At best, the handles will stay one position if you hold them there, but in a more vigorous session they WILL go all over the place.

On the plus side, I can update my review to say that I'm definitely noticing improvement in my fitness from having used the bike fairly lightly. I get out of breath less quickly and my legs get tired less quickly, both fantastic improvements considering the short length of my ownership of the bike. So in all, the bike WORKS, even though the handle issue is frustrating and a little offensive (that they'd use such a cheap fastening on a £240 bike).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2014
I assembled the bike in an hours’ time. Putting the feet on it did require two people as you have to flip it over and the second person has to hold it steady whilst you fit the feet in. The rest of the bike can be done single handily. The only gotcha with putting the bike together was that the foot pedals are threaded so that the right pedal requires to be screwed in clock wise whilst the left pedal requires you to screw it in anti-clock wise. :-/

The bike is very quiet and the resistance level at the highest setting is high enough for me. Am happy enough with my purchase so far.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2013
Well this big box turn up on time as I always get from Amazon,thanking you.
I unpacked it and looked for instructions which were very easy to understand and straight forward .
Took me about 45 minutes to put together .All tools to do the job were also included ,brilliant .
This is some solid bike,well made.It is also very quiet,just as well as I live in a apartment .
I have been using it now for a week and can already feel the difference it is making to me.
Price wise,Amazon spot on.
When I use it I tend to watch television which also entertains you but makes it very relaxing exercise .
I had previous done quite a lot of research in to exercise bikes in this price range and this one looked the best.
It is made by a well known company is this kind of business ,Kettler.
Anyway I am having great fun using it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 28 March 2014
Overall the bike was not as sturdy as I expected with a few 'snap' together sections in the construction but it also has to be said that the process itself was quite straightforward.

However, most disappointing was the loading resistance. I bought this bike because it advertised one of the heaviest flywheels for a home exercise bike but my old manual resistance bike (which I now wished I had kept) had far more resistance on a lighter flywheel.

This means I have already reached the maximum load setting with nowhere to go in terms of pushing myself on and improving my cardio further.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2014
Good range of options but fiddly to put together, especially the handlebars, ideally a 2 person job, Nice and compact and stable in use. Heart rate monitor works fine through hand grips or ear clip. There is a training mode based on heart rate but you can only use pre-set options and one of the target ranges recommended in the manual is not available in the bike. Other than that it is well priced and much better built than many of the other devices out there, is easy to use and it is great to have the option of setting up multiple profiles for different users.
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I use this exercise bike at home, between regular trips to the gym where I use TechnoGym Exercise bikes. Naturally, at this price range, one cannot expect it to be as good. However, it is fair to say that it is a quite robust and versatile home substitute and I do not feel that I am using a cheap & cheerfull budget thing. You can use it for a good range of exercises from simple low resistence to fairly hefty resistance where you can build up a good level of fitness whilst burning off some serious energy. ONE PROBLEM on the subject of measuring how much energy you actually burn - whilst the computer can be set to either Joules or Calories - it is wildly innacurate in respect of the calorie counter. When set to a comparative resistance/rpm/exercise-duaration as I use in the gym it records well under half the calories that the TechnoGym bikes record and I am confident that the TechnoGym bikes are the accurate ones in this respect. DISSAPPOINTINLY, when I emailed Kettler to ask for support on this matter, they didn't even bother to reply!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2014
Great bike, solidly constructed and easy enough to build (took about 30 mins.) Good range of programmes though I am going to have to build up to some of them! Reasonably comfortable saddle, (its a standard bike saddle mount so could easily be changed). mOre exxpensive than many bikes but I think is worth the extra. Very quiet in operation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2014
Easy to assemble but does need two people to do this. Heavy wearing and quiet. Would recommend to old and young alike
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on 14 May 2015
Top class product. Not hard to put together at all. Did mine on my own took about twenty min. Good resistance, nice programs. Works me a lot harder than my old bike, and very quiet too. Would recomend to anyone.
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on 7 May 2015
Sturdily built,but, the resistance is far too low for me even at 16 the max. I have to peddle really fast to get any exercise at all and would be almost as well just moving my legs. Very, very disappointing!!
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