Have been trying hard to lose weight to help ease my angina; this product is very useful, easy to set appropriate tension. Easy to use, and virtually silent, for legs or arms.
I purchased these because i did not feel that i was getting enough resistance from the original ones i had these are sturdily built and provide a good workout for my legs. I find it hard to exercise as i have had a stroke and am unable to to stand by myself, so these have enabled me to exercise whilst sitting, so i have been able to keep more active.
The bike wobbles and moves away from mel, even with non-slip mats underneath. I’ve had to resort to weighing the bike down with dumbell weights and even then it moves. The resistance, even at the highest setting is too weak. On the plus side it is light, doesn’t take up much room, it allows you to work out both arms and legs and despite the weak resistance a half hour workout probably burns a decent enough amount of calories. Here are the specifications for the Office Fitness Mini Bike – Magnetic Resistance – Super quiet:
- Smoothest magnetic resistance in its class
- Super quiet, ROHS compliant engineering
- Dual pedal action – forward and reverse
- Graduated resistance levels – easy to tough
- Adjustable front feet for stability and compactness
Works smoothly with a good level of resistance, i’d recommend this to anyone who is trying to burn a few calories or keep fit whilst in the office. It’s heavy enough to remain in one position whilst you cycle but not too heavy so that it becomes less portable.
A well built machine which sits stably on the floor. The resistance control is excellent and it works for reverse pedalling also. The pedals themselves are not perfect. Although the picture shows them ready to receive a foot, note that they are not weighted so invariably they turn over the other way and live with the buckles underneath the foot rest, so that they have to be turned over manually before each use. Also the buckles have no length adjustment.
Reviews from purchasers :
- robust and suitable for more mature user
- Great piece of kit
- Office fitness mini bike magnetic resistance
Nice product, very quiet as stated in product description. Nice resistance adjustment and smooth operation. Can sit and watch tv whilst getting some exercise.
I did previously own a cheaper version from lidl which wasn’t magnetic and used a friction resistance. At best it created a pile of dust(from the friction)and zero resistence. Put simply- it didn’t work and was a waste of money. This on the otherhand has a magnetic mechanism similar to that of the exercise bike variety. It has a smooth action and actually has a good range of resistance, to the point that i find it challenging. I’m very pleased i’ve purchased it. It costs £20 more than the lidl version so it’s not that expensive all things considering. Just to add i’ve got my model vice gripped to the top of an exercise bike, so i’m exercising all my limbs simultaneously, now thats a workout that would challenge an expensive gym and at a fraction of a membership cost. Also note, if you look on other sites in the usa, a model similar to this will set you back $160, its a no brainer.