Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike, Fantastic exercise bike

Bike – blue tooth seemed to be set up fine but would not. Couldn’t get the app to work with the bike – blue tooth seemed to be set up fine but would not connect.

The instructions recommend two people to assemble the bike. I bought this bike because having checked out some independent videos and reviews it met my needs for some indoor exercise during the winter months. The bike comes as 12 main parts in a heavy box with some basic tools, nuts and bolts. The delivery note said it weighed 38 kilos. The instructions recommend two people to assemble the bike. It’s not easy to put together and connecting the wires between the bike and the console is fiddly. It took me 90 minutes on my own to put together and i’m fairly competent at putting things together. I have two complaints (which i put down to bad luck):one – the main housing (where the pedals are) has a thin moulded hard plastic casing. My bike had a 3 inch crack on one side.

Bike – blue tooth seemed to be set up fine but would not. Couldn’t get the app to work with the bike – blue tooth seemed to be set up fine but would not connect.

Seems really good and love the app that accompanies the bike so that you can trend your progress, only potential issue is a month of constant use has led to ‘popping / clicking’ noises coming from the main housing area whilst using.

I’ve had a bremshey treadmill and atunturi rowing machine, so i was not surprised at the quality of this machine. I would thoroughly recommend it, well worth the price and the service was as you would expect from pure fitness and sport.

Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike : Its a solid, weighty bike, which provides a stable platform. Good functions available from the built in panel, and even more available through the free app. Allows you to build up the amount of excercise you do, and you can set up a regimen by time, distance or pulse rate. Pretty simple to put together, and has a really large seat, which is great. Very adjustable, and can accomodate very long legs.

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Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike
Rating
2.0 of 5 stars, based on reviews
Price
£299.00

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  1. Easy to build and easy set up. . Very pleased with this excercise bike, comfy and good value for money.
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    Easy to build and easy set up. . Very pleased with this excercise bike, comfy and good value for money.
    1. This is one of the best upright exercise cycles i have used – note it. This is one of the best upright exercise cycles i have used – note it is not a spin cycle, ie. Standing up on is not really achievable due to the design. But what it does do is provide a over-manufactured and stable unit with full control of the resistance training programmes and timings through the electronic display, while providing an almost silent noise level when in use. One of the key selling points is the ability to connect your tablet or phone through bluetooth allowing you to control the bike from the bremshey app, should you prefer a more colourful display. However, in placing your tablet into the shelf area designed for it you block out the on board display completely. Therefore i have mounted my ipad above the onboard display which allows for the use of a variety of interactive cycle routes and programmes available for spin cycles while giving a more entertaining visual experience, without losing the ability to adjust the resistance, cadence etc. Overall an excellent piece of fitness equipment at a very affordable price.
  3. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    This is one of the best upright exercise cycles i have used – note it. This is one of the best upright exercise cycles i have used – note it is not a spin cycle, ie. Standing up on is not really achievable due to the design. But what it does do is provide a over-manufactured and stable unit with full control of the resistance training programmes and timings through the electronic display, while providing an almost silent noise level when in use. One of the key selling points is the ability to connect your tablet or phone through bluetooth allowing you to control the bike from the bremshey app, should you prefer a more colourful display. However, in placing your tablet into the shelf area designed for it you block out the on board display completely. Therefore i have mounted my ipad above the onboard display which allows for the use of a variety of interactive cycle routes and programmes available for spin cycles while giving a more entertaining visual experience, without losing the ability to adjust the resistance, cadence etc. Overall an excellent piece of fitness equipment at a very affordable price.
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    Sturdy, quiet running machine. Easy to assemble and operate. Perhaps the pulse reader is inaccurate at times which in turn renders the fitness function unreliable.
  5. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    Sturdy, quiet running machine. Easy to assemble and operate. Perhaps the pulse reader is inaccurate at times which in turn renders the fitness function unreliable.
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    It took less than an hour to put together. The long tube to the controls feels a wee bit delicate, so i a trying to not put too much pressure on it as i cycle. I have not connected the app yet.
  7. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    It took less than an hour to put together. The long tube to the controls feels a wee bit delicate, so i a trying to not put too much pressure on it as i cycle. I have not connected the app yet.
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    Bremshey be5i upright exercise bike. As i hadn’t really exercised in a while, i am slowly building up to longer stretches on my bike. As such, i’ve only used it on the ‘manual’ setting so far and not used any of the pre-set programmes, and it’s been good so far. I had been worried about whether i would be able to reach the pedals properly (i’m only 5. 0′), but i can just about, with the seat at the lowest position. The only slight problem seems to be with the seat. For some reason, i find that i slide forward on it. I think the seat is on right, so i’m guessing this happens due to my legs having to stretch for the pedals. The bike is solidly built and quite heavy to move though, so make sure you put it somewhere where you won’t need to move it much, if ever.
  9. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    Bremshey be5i upright exercise bike. As i hadn’t really exercised in a while, i am slowly building up to longer stretches on my bike. As such, i’ve only used it on the ‘manual’ setting so far and not used any of the pre-set programmes, and it’s been good so far. I had been worried about whether i would be able to reach the pedals properly (i’m only 5. 0′), but i can just about, with the seat at the lowest position. The only slight problem seems to be with the seat. For some reason, i find that i slide forward on it. I think the seat is on right, so i’m guessing this happens due to my legs having to stretch for the pedals. The bike is solidly built and quite heavy to move though, so make sure you put it somewhere where you won’t need to move it much, if ever.
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    A very good bike but let down by the app. I agree with all the other reviewers about the quality and build of the bike. My only criticism is that there is very little information on the i-console in particular regarding to which android tablets and their operating system the app works with. I was intending to use a versus touchtab 8 to connect to the system. Although the touchtab connects the using the app it does not work correctly. The extra programs and added content was one of the main reasons i opted for this model. I would have given 5 stars had the app worked.
    1. A very good bike but let down by the app. I agree with all the other reviewers about the quality and build of the bike. My only criticism is that there is very little information on the i-console in particular regarding to which android tablets and their operating system the app works with. I was intending to use a versus touchtab 8 to connect to the system. Although the touchtab connects the using the app it does not work correctly. The extra programs and added content was one of the main reasons i opted for this model. I would have given 5 stars had the app worked.
      1. Seems really good and love the app that accompanies the bike so that you can trend your progress, only potential issue is a month of constant use has led to “popping / clicking” noises coming from the main housing area whilst using.
  11. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    Seems really good and love the app that accompanies the bike so that you can trend your progress, only potential issue is a month of constant use has led to “popping / clicking” noises coming from the main housing area whilst using.
    1. This exercise bike is amazing. I bought this cycle from a different website around 6 months ago and it’s been the best fitness purchase i’ve made. I’ve had cycles before but always found them boring to use after 10 mins. With this bremshey bike it’s not the case. The programs are really great but i cycle with my ipad connected to the console so i can do doing fun things such as shopping, watching iplayer and going on facebook. It’s amazing how quickly time passes when you are not staring at the console counting down the minutes. I work out for 30 minutes 3-4 times per week but with the ipad connected it feels like no time at all. If you want to exercise but hate the thought of it, this is the cycle for you. I’m actually writing this review while on the bike.
      1. This exercise bike is amazing. I bought this cycle from a different website around 6 months ago and it’s been the best fitness purchase i’ve made. I’ve had cycles before but always found them boring to use after 10 mins. With this bremshey bike it’s not the case. The programs are really great but i cycle with my ipad connected to the console so i can do doing fun things such as shopping, watching iplayer and going on facebook. It’s amazing how quickly time passes when you are not staring at the console counting down the minutes. I work out for 30 minutes 3-4 times per week but with the ipad connected it feels like no time at all. If you want to exercise but hate the thought of it, this is the cycle for you. I’m actually writing this review while on the bike.
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    Better than most bikes at professional gyms. This machine reminds me of a one of those really good espresso machines that are basically cut-down versions of commercial machines but use many of the same components and over-engineering. The construction is very solid and the there are no shortcuts taken with the way the thing fastens together. If there’s anything that makes me feel cheap it’s cheap feeling exercise equipment. It is completely quiet but there is a good feeling to the weightiness of the flywheel. The switch between resistance is ‘eased’ in so as not to disturb your rhythm. While the digital module is very well thought out, bright and pretty, and has all the standard bells and whistles, the ipad app is quite a “0. 9 version” and even has basic typos on some of the pages. It’s a great concept though and i’m sure they’ll release an improved app.
  13. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    Better than most bikes at professional gyms. This machine reminds me of a one of those really good espresso machines that are basically cut-down versions of commercial machines but use many of the same components and over-engineering. The construction is very solid and the there are no shortcuts taken with the way the thing fastens together. If there’s anything that makes me feel cheap it’s cheap feeling exercise equipment. It is completely quiet but there is a good feeling to the weightiness of the flywheel. The switch between resistance is ‘eased’ in so as not to disturb your rhythm. While the digital module is very well thought out, bright and pretty, and has all the standard bells and whistles, the ipad app is quite a “0. 9 version” and even has basic typos on some of the pages. It’s a great concept though and i’m sure they’ll release an improved app.
    1. This is good quality , this exercise bike is solid and smooth i am very happy with it and now use it every day, the on board computer is easy to use and keeps a record of progress made etc, its very adjustable and can keep track of 8 users. I did not think such a quality bike would be this afforable, i would recomend this to all.
  14. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    This is good quality , this exercise bike is solid and smooth i am very happy with it and now use it every day, the on board computer is easy to use and keeps a record of progress made etc, its very adjustable and can keep track of 8 users. I did not think such a quality bike would be this afforable, i would recomend this to all.
    1. Working fine via bluetooth with my tablet galaxy note 8 it is not mentioned but there is a usb plug on the console to charge the tablet while in use. There is one minor negative :there is no bottle holder facility unllike my old york bikethe software is good i am sure i will get regular update. I had a york cycle 202 now moved to this one no regret so faralso very good customer service.
  15. This review is from : Bremshey BE5i Upright Exercise Bike

    Working fine via bluetooth with my tablet galaxy note 8 it is not mentioned but there is a usb plug on the console to charge the tablet while in use. There is one minor negative :there is no bottle holder facility unllike my old york bikethe software is good i am sure i will get regular update. I had a york cycle 202 now moved to this one no regret so faralso very good customer service.

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