Top critical review
Poor quality, will not last long
on 16 September 2016
I bought this exercise bike in November 2015. Like probably many such items that are bought by people, it wasn't used at all for a couple of months (well it was Christmas!), then only sporadically. This month, September 2016, I am on a weight loss kick, so have been using it every day. I have so far used it 20-25 times in total. Sadly, after about 20-25 sessions of 30-45 minutes, it is now completely broken.
The electronic display never worked. That didn't bother me too much, since I can easily time 30-45 minutes, and I can feel when I have had a decent workout.
Also, it was always a little bit too short for me. In the gym, I would usually have the seat slightly higher than the max height on this bike. It was okay, usable, but not ideal. I am only 5'10", mind, so if you are a man (or a woman) much taller than that, you will struggle on this machine.
But the main problem seems to be that the main housing for the mechanism (a) is made of relatively flimsy plastic and (b) is positioned so that a lot of your weight/force goes through it as you exercise. Consequently, it has cracked underneath, first on one side then the other, so that the bike wants to list by up to 45 degrees when you are trying to use it, and now at the back so that I have found myself doing wheelies. In short, it is knackered, and if I try and use it again will probably collapse underneath me!
I know this was only cheap as exercise bikes go, so I was not expecting gym quality. But I did expect to be able to use it more than 20-25 times before having to buy a replacement. If you would expect the same, look elsewhere and do not buy this!