Olympic 2000 F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness : back to old fashioned values

This is a good machine and has been used for physio therapy with some success.

It’s avery strong bike i am very pleased.

So far so good, one week into using it daily. Strong enough to support above 100kg, very quiet initially, getting a bit louder now that the parts are wearing in, but even so i can still easily watch tv/read a book and it’s not distracting. Would recommend thus far definitely. Here are the specifications for the Olympic 2000 F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness:

  • Magnetic Transmission with inner 4 Kg wheel, On-board Digital Computer Monitor with functions: Speed, Distance, Time, Calories & Pulse
  • 8 point Adjustable Tension & Resistance Control System, Smooth & Quite motion perfect for the home
  • Handle Bars have embedded Heart rate sensors, Adjustable Handle Bar & Seat, Strong Tubular Metal Frame makes this Machine extra Sturdy
  • Non Skid Foot Pedals with straps, Compact & Portable Design with mobility wheels
  • Max User Weight: 100 Kg, Set-up Size: 103 x 55 x 135 CM, Carton Size: 74 x 23 x 59 CM, Net Weight: 22 Kg, Gross Weight: 25 Kg

Takes a bit of time to assemble (but it is easy and logical. ) simple display without useless extras and good levels of resistance. It takes about 10 minutes for me at the lowest resistance to cycle 4 kilometres. It means i can get my exercise everyday (even if the dog doesn’t get too far due to the rain. Sorry doggie) noise levels are also good meaning i can cycle at any time of the day without disturbing others. I weigh 15 stone so it quite sturdy. All in all a great bit of kit for the price, there is nothing lightweight about it.

Wasn’t difficult to put together and arrived well before scheduled. It did arrive with a few scratches and was a little dirty but overall very pleased. I find that the resistance level is a little easy even on the most difficult level but still gets the job done. I use it twice a day and so far so good.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good buy would definitely recommend this exercise bike is a
  • Better than I expected
  • Very good Extremely solid product Easy to fit together Deffinetly

It’s avery strong bike i am very pleased.

Unfortunately the cover recommended is far too small. The site recommends purchasing a gel seat cover for more comfort. Unfortunately the cover recommended is far too small. Why recommend a product that is of no use.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 42 reviews
Price
£78.67

One comment

  1. Good buy would definitely recommend this exercise bike is a. Good buy would definitely recommend this exercise bike is a bargain it does everything that you would expect a bike to do.
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    Good buy would definitely recommend this exercise bike is a. Good buy would definitely recommend this exercise bike is a bargain it does everything that you would expect a bike to do.
  3. This review is from : F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness

    I was so pleased when i had put the bike together – which was not too difficult (even though i am a woman). The bike is sturdy, and strong and i was looking forward to getting some extra exercise on it. I can only manage about two minutes before i have to have a break. Is there any way that the tension can be loosened?. Apart from not really being able to use it – it’s great to look at.
    1. I was so pleased when i had put the bike together – which was not too difficult (even though i am a woman). The bike is sturdy, and strong and i was looking forward to getting some extra exercise on it. I can only manage about two minutes before i have to have a break. Is there any way that the tension can be loosened?. Apart from not really being able to use it – it’s great to look at.
      1. The item arrived well within time quoted, by yodel delivery. The carton weighed 45 kilos and the yodel man did not have a set of wheels but helped me through the main door to the apartment block. I then had to drag the carton along a level floor to my apartment (at age 82 this was quite difficult) and left it in the smaller bedroom. My eldest son (aged 55) came two days later to help assemble the bike. It had good instructions and was complete with all nuts and bolts etc. It took him exactly one hour to complete only to find the computer display was blurred but this was replaced by the firm by return post – i fitted it and all works perfectly. Having just had the operation for a new knee i was advised that cycling was the perfect exercise, hence this purchase. I am up to 30 minutes a day usage at the moment but because of restricted backward movement of my new left knee i have the saddle adjusted to its maximum height. But this, i know, will be a short term problem.
  4. The item arrived well within time quoted, by yodel delivery. The carton weighed 45 kilos and the yodel man did not have a set of wheels but helped me through the main door to the apartment block. I then had to drag the carton along a level floor to my apartment (at age 82 this was quite difficult) and left it in the smaller bedroom. My eldest son (aged 55) came two days later to help assemble the bike. It had good instructions and was complete with all nuts and bolts etc. It took him exactly one hour to complete only to find the computer display was blurred but this was replaced by the firm by return post – i fitted it and all works perfectly. Having just had the operation for a new knee i was advised that cycling was the perfect exercise, hence this purchase. I am up to 30 minutes a day usage at the moment but because of restricted backward movement of my new left knee i have the saddle adjusted to its maximum height. But this, i know, will be a short term problem.
  5. This review is from : F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness

    Poor build quality, but gets the job done so far. I was quite surprised by how many reviews here talk about the great build quality of this bike. When the bike arrived, the box was bashed about, looked like it had been at the back of a warehouse for about 5 years, looked very grubby, box had obviously been opened and repackaged. Things were rattling around inside. When i laid the parts out in order to assemble i noticed a number of dents in some of the major parts. I also noticed a completely bent bracket that the computer attaches to – i managed to bend this back myself. If it had been a lighter item i would have returned it for this alone, as i shouldn’t have had to repair the product in order to assemble it. Assembled, seemed like a sturdy bike, until i realised that part of the bike that isn’t use assembled was actually misaligned, giving the bike a significant (approximately 1cm) wobble on one of the legs. Luckily, the leg has an adjustable foot, so i could compensate by setting one foot to it’s most extended, and the other completely retracted. Again, would have returned if it wasn’t such a bulky item, but i figured what do you expect for a cheap bike.
    1. Poor build quality, but gets the job done so far. I was quite surprised by how many reviews here talk about the great build quality of this bike. When the bike arrived, the box was bashed about, looked like it had been at the back of a warehouse for about 5 years, looked very grubby, box had obviously been opened and repackaged. Things were rattling around inside. When i laid the parts out in order to assemble i noticed a number of dents in some of the major parts. I also noticed a completely bent bracket that the computer attaches to – i managed to bend this back myself. If it had been a lighter item i would have returned it for this alone, as i shouldn’t have had to repair the product in order to assemble it. Assembled, seemed like a sturdy bike, until i realised that part of the bike that isn’t use assembled was actually misaligned, giving the bike a significant (approximately 1cm) wobble on one of the legs. Luckily, the leg has an adjustable foot, so i could compensate by setting one foot to it’s most extended, and the other completely retracted. Again, would have returned if it wasn’t such a bulky item, but i figured what do you expect for a cheap bike.
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    Its solid and on the first setting its nice to use. Its solid and on the first setting its nice to use. But the higher resistance levels simply bring this thing to a halt. I wish i’d spend a little more on a free-running wheel instead.
  7. This review is from : F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness

    Its solid and on the first setting its nice to use. Its solid and on the first setting its nice to use. But the higher resistance levels simply bring this thing to a halt. I wish i’d spend a little more on a free-running wheel instead.
  8. This review is from : F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness

    This exercise bike is good and stable which is just what i needed being disabled and a bit wobbly myself. It was fairly easy to assemble. I find it fulfils my needs very well. The pedals are a good shape and the pedal straps work very well, i have a foot that would keep slipping out of position if not strapped on properly. They are also self positioning and always in a good position to put your foot into the straps. The only problem i have had is with the computer which is supposed to switch itself off after 4 minutes of inactivity, more often than not it doesn’t. The only sure way to switch it off is to remove a battery. You can usually put it straight back in and it will do as it should, turn off after 4 minutes. Overall i would recommend this bike.
  9. This review is from : F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401 Resistance Exercise Bike Portable Fitness

    This exercise bike is good and stable which is just what i needed being disabled and a bit wobbly myself. It was fairly easy to assemble. I find it fulfils my needs very well. The pedals are a good shape and the pedal straps work very well, i have a foot that would keep slipping out of position if not strapped on properly. They are also self positioning and always in a good position to put your foot into the straps. The only problem i have had is with the computer which is supposed to switch itself off after 4 minutes of inactivity, more often than not it doesn’t. The only sure way to switch it off is to remove a battery. You can usually put it straight back in and it will do as it should, turn off after 4 minutes. Overall i would recommend this bike.

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