Suitable for light exercise. I am a daily attendee of the gym at the company that i work for but for a while now i have been looking for something that i can use to keep up my exercise at weekend when i am not working. Unfortunately i don’t have much spare room so buying a running machine or even an exercise bike just wasn’t practical for me. When i saw this collapsible bike i thought that it sounded ideal, because it does not take up much room and it can be stored away on a shelf when it is not in use. Having now tried it out i am not sure that it is really what i am looking for. The plus point about it is that it is well made and collapses (and ‘uncollapses’) very easily. Unfortunately though i soon found that it was unsuitable for use on a hard surface as it slipped almost as soon as i started using it on the concrete floor of the garage, where i was intending to use it. I have since found that the only surface that it works on without slipping is on a carpet; personally this is not ideal for me though as i would prefer not to in the front room whilst the family are watching tv. The other aspect about it that i did not like was that it offers no display to indicate how much work (calories burnt etc) i am putting in. Being used to an exercise bike that has such a display i found it hard to motivate myself to use this collapsible bike, simply because without a display you cannot set yourself a goal to aim for.
We really enjoyed this fold up small exercise bike. Its so convenient to take with you or just leave around the house. Its simple to set up and collapse and easy to use. The on board display offers rotation data, calories and times. Its very helpful and motivating. Its so much better than having some great big bike set up that eventually has to get shifted. One point of concern is where and how you use this machine. You will need a high chair (dining table chair or adjustable office chair) not a low sofa seat. This ensures you peddle ‘down’ on the machine and not ‘pushing’ away as you would lower down.
Mine broke after first few uses. Need to locate a better bike.
Comfortable and a perfect fit. Perfect fit (you’ve got to make it tight though or it moves) and very comfortable.
Basic, functional and compact. The most appealing aspect of the ultrasport collapsible exercise bike is its compactness. Folded down it measures just 37 x 27 x 20cm (wxdxh) and to set it up ready for use requires just a few seconds to hinge open the legs and lock them off. It’s well made and lightweight too at just 2kg. The screw on top of the unit can be tightened in or out to adjust the pedal resistance, and in use i found the easiest setting a little too easy while the hardest gives only moderate resistance – certainly nowhere near that of a full sized exercise bike but it’s clear that this small trainer is not intended as a substitute for that. There is no display for distance or resistance level so the exercise session is a fairly basic affair, with the user having to adjust the tension screw according to feel rather than a preset level – there is a similar ultrasport model which provides this however:ultrasport mpe com 25collapsible exercise bike with computerin use i found the unit works best on carpet and cushioned flooring where it proved stable without slipping or moving. It tends to work best on an upright chair – dining/office style – rather than a sofa or armchair where the more relaxed position tends to extend the legs too much. It works as an arm and shoulder exerciser too but i found it less effective due to the unit slipping around somewhat. As a very basic leg trainer this works well. Its compactness makes it easy to pack away after use and it is useful for getting the legs moving rather than any real strenuous workout session.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Perfect but buy the correct model for your bike
- Not a normal exercise bike
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This is a lovely piece of kit – i own a few items that would be considered ‘home gym’ and find that most of the others require quite a fair bit of space. This comes in a box with just one part that needs attaching – the tension screw which varies the resistance. I had mine up and running in about 20 seconds. It folds flat, is fairly simple to use for legs – not so sure about arms – but maybe i wasn’t using it right. I’ve allegedly just done 200 calories whilst watching tv which is key / if you can manage some activity whilst watching tv it’s perfect and more likely to use more frequently. The monitor is very basic and seems to do the job – if honest im not sure how accurate the calorie count is but it definitely gets numbers of revolutions right. Not bad as part of a few bits to keep you fit at home.
Would recommend also a good. I have had both knee replacements, found this ideal , strong and well made, would recommend also a good price.