20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Suitable for all levels a great all rounder!,
This review is from: York C202 Cycle (Sports)
I bought this bike at the begining of November when the bad weather set in and I couldn't get to the gym. A friends husband put it together for me and all though he brought his own tool box he didn't need to use it, all the tools and fittings came with it and didn't take him long to assemble.
This is a great bike and would suit all levels of fitness. I must say though that I was quite surprised at how hard it was to do any of the programmes at first as I couldn't do any without puffing and panting and stopping for a rest and I was used to going to the gym for the previous 3 months for an hour and a half twice a day doing 45mins on the treadmill and 45mins on the bike and some days swimming 60 lengths aswell.
This is in a league of it's own compared to gym equipment!
It also has a pause button so you don't loose any of the information while doing your workout if you want to rest.
Along with other great features mentioned in previous reviews it has a fitness test button that you can press after your workout to see what level of fitness you are at. The first time I pressed it I was at level 6 which was 'very unfit' (6 being the highest it will go,) and level 1 being 'very fit', again complete surprise but that should tell you how much of a workout you will get from this bike compared to the ones in the gym.
You have up to 22 programmes to choose from but what I like about it is that as well as having an option to store and 'save' your workout programme you can sellect your workout manually. I started at doing just 3 bars at first and gradually went a bit higher untill I could do some of the programmes which are mostly random and have their peaks like the ones in the gym.
I am now at fitness level 1 and can do the programmes for an hour without stopping and have lost over a stone in weight.
Due to the bad weather I have frozen my gym memebership for up to 6 months and am very glad to have this bike. At first it was like when I had just started going to the gym 'hard work' but if you keep at it like anything elles you get used to it and it gets easier. I use it for an hour 3 times a day and wouldn't be without it.
There is just a little thing realy that niggles me though and that is if you workout to burn off callories, for example 500 every time you went on you will find that you will have to cycle longer each time to reach that target the same is with distance, you may find you're cycling longer to reach your distance target, given that it does say that the callorie and distance is not accurate, apart from that this bike realy does get you sweating and gives a great workout.
I bought mine from Dolphin Fitness it was much cheaper & it came next day with free delivery.