Customer Review

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exercise Bike, 6 July 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: York Active 110 Exercise Cycle (Sports)
Ordered on 4th of July and arrived on the morning of July the 6th.
I assembled it by myself, it was very strait forward and quick, around 30-40 minutes total.
I've just completed my first hour on it at level 6 difficulty, which burned an indicated 630 calories, covering around 27km. Realistically this would be more along the lines of 300 calories, I know this because I ride the same distance and time with more effort to burn approximately 320 calories on a real bicycle. So prepare to cut your total calories burned in half.

How ever this is not a problem, I did not buy this to count calories, I've always known machines will greatly over exaggerate their calorie expenditures due to the inability to calculate the users fitness levels, Weight, BMI & BMR etc.

What I did buy it for was to simply sweat, and keep my heart rate elevated whilst watching a movie or tv to aid in my weight loss, which it does perfectly.

Settings 5-7 are great, I find 5 is perfect for pedaling without requiring much concentration, and 6-7 for more of a work out, 7 being about equal to a moderate pace on a real road bike.

Setting 8 I have found quite jerky, it doesn't feel very smooth so I decided not to use it unless I need to simulate a mild hill climb.

The seat after an hour was fine, I only felt slightly uncomfortable but this is to be expected on any exercise bike where your body weight is constantly shifting from side to side, where as on my road bike there are often times, during long straights or declines where I rest the majority of my body weight on one leg that is locked out onto the pedal.

The handle bars are firm and hold well accept for the very tip position, they bend and flex quite a lot.

I think I may end up removing the bars and screen, and attach something more useful , such as a more accessible drinks holder and more sturdy bars from a real road bike, or maybe something to hold my wireless keyboard and mouse.

Pro's:
- Affordable
- Looks great
- Easy to put together
- Almost silent, can't be heard at all whilst watching tv
- Does exactly what I've bought it for
- Settings 5-7 are smooth and closely match a moderate intensity found in real cycling.

Con's
- Handle bars don't feel very sturdy towards the top when held onto at moderate to fast pedaling speed
- Setting number 8 (the hardest) feels jerky and not as smooth as the other settings
- No real use for the information displayed on the screen since I feel everything but the time is over exaggerated especially the calories.

How ever I would buy it again for my needs, and I would recommend it to a friend who was looking to lose weight at home.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 736,980