V-Fit ATC1 Air Cycle, not only good for knees also for shoulder pain too

Delivery excellent day early. Would give it five stars but not used the bike for any amount of time yet. Delivery excellent day early. Idiot proof to put together great way the tension belt is easy to get to unlike the older models over all very pleased. Very quiet compared to all the others.

I read many reviews on this on amazon & argos; especially regarding the seat being uncomfortable. Personally i find it extremely comfortable & this is the third exercise bike i have owned over the years. The seat is wide and lovely to sit on for a good workout. The moving arms of the cycle gives you a full body workout & even after 10mins of varying speeds i feel like i’ve had a good hours workout. I love the fan on the wheel which is v cooling when working up a sweat. I was surprised that there were no straps on the pedals for your feet, but really you don’t need them as the pedals are nice and wide. Was easy to put together-my teenage son & his mate did it in no time. Only one criticism-the speed dial is in-between the bottom of the handlebars making it awkward to change speed when in the middle of a workout. Best exercise bike i’ve had. Doesn’t take up too much room.

V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

  • Progressive air-fanwheel and adjustable friction tape resistance system with dual action, demountable handlebars
  • Comfortable height adjustable PVC covered saddle
  • Self-presenting pedals
  • Single screen 5-function exercise monitor
  • Assembled dimensions L 112cm x W 51cm x H 117cm x Wt 18kg
  • Maximum user weight 110kg / 242lbs / 17.2 stones

Good product, manufacturer fitting and instruction manual unsatisfactory. The bike itself is a really good product, easy and comfortable to use. The three star rating reflects manufacturing errors with pieces incorrectly placed and put together the wrong way round. The instruction manual is far from clear, not an easy to read/follow guide. The combination of manufacturing errors and unclear instructions makes this item extremely difficult to erect. Shame when the product is good value for money.

I took delivery of this cycle this morning and assembled it easily in ten minutes. There were some niggly faults with it however, in that there were scratches down to the metal on the frame,one of the plastic lipped grommets which support the arm exercise spindle was broken, and there were no straps for the pedals. Despite tightening the nuts to the saddle there is still some movement in the saddle itself where it is fitted to the supporting bracket. I am sure non of the above will detract from me using the exercise bike. But it is small things like this which taint the customer purchasing experience. It was almost as if someone had put the bike together and then diss assembled it to send it back.

Great bit of kit, easy to assemble. Be aware when fitting pedals that one is threaded clockwise the other counter clockwise so you don’t end up like other reviews moaning that the pedals don’t go on properly. Very pleased with the bike and very pleased with the price.

V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle : I have to give amazon 10/10 for the way they very quickly handled the problem and replaced the faulty exercise bike – thank you. Replacement exercise bike received and old one returned within a week.Very much appreciatedi’m going to hold off reviewing the bike for a while longer. This is my second v-fit bike. The first lasted 20 years and would have received higher rating. I bought this in september 2014. It’s been working well until july/august 2015 when the lowest (easiest) tension started to gradually tighten making it impossible to exercise. I read somewhere to tighten then loosen the tension dial, which i’ve done, but that only lasts a few minutes before it begins to tighten up again.

Summary
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V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 73 reviews
Price
£120.00

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  1. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    Old school exercise bikes are the best. I know it may not be trendy nowadays to own an exercise bike like this (and these were available in the 1980s), but they knock those modern bikes for six. If all you want is a bike that gives you a good workout without having to worry about bluetooth connectivity, wi-fi and sensors for every part of your body, then this is ideal for your needs. The only gripe is the pedals are a bit of a pain to assemble. But at least the seat is a real seat and not those new fangled ones that are like sitting on a razor blade.
  2. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    Old school exercise bikes are the best. I know it may not be trendy nowadays to own an exercise bike like this (and these were available in the 1980s), but they knock those modern bikes for six. If all you want is a bike that gives you a good workout without having to worry about bluetooth connectivity, wi-fi and sensors for every part of your body, then this is ideal for your needs. The only gripe is the pedals are a bit of a pain to assemble. But at least the seat is a real seat and not those new fangled ones that are like sitting on a razor blade.
    1. However, like all these belt drive bikes, the belt soon wore out. Have now made my own from a roller blind strap and some stick on pads of felt. Will save me a fortune in the long term.
  3. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    However, like all these belt drive bikes, the belt soon wore out. Have now made my own from a roller blind strap and some stick on pads of felt. Will save me a fortune in the long term.
  4. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    Great for the money solid for personal use in the house. This is a great piece of kit if you are looking to for a cheaper lightweight version on a ‘airdyne’. I have be training for 15 years and if you can’t get a solid 30min threshold or tabata session out of this machine, then id suggest it not the machine at fault. Dont expect it to last forever (buy a schwinn if you are looking for commercial level build quality) but for personal use it’s more than up to the job. The monitor is not really upto much, but buy a tabata/training app and its not an issue.
    1. Great for the money solid for personal use in the house. This is a great piece of kit if you are looking to for a cheaper lightweight version on a ‘airdyne’. I have be training for 15 years and if you can’t get a solid 30min threshold or tabata session out of this machine, then id suggest it not the machine at fault. Dont expect it to last forever (buy a schwinn if you are looking for commercial level build quality) but for personal use it’s more than up to the job. The monitor is not really upto much, but buy a tabata/training app and its not an issue.
      1. Nice cycle i brought for my husband as he can’t walk very far but he need to get some excise and the doctor suggested a cycle, i needed a cycle that was strong and firm and this cycle dose the job and he can watch tv.
  5. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    Nice cycle i brought for my husband as he can’t walk very far but he need to get some excise and the doctor suggested a cycle, i needed a cycle that was strong and firm and this cycle dose the job and he can watch tv.
  6. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    So far, i am happy with this. I will come with an update a few months later. In a week so far, it kept me happy.
    1. So far, i am happy with this. I will come with an update a few months later. In a week so far, it kept me happy.
      1. You get surprisingly sweaty on this despite not thinking you’re doing much work. So, i can only conclude it’s actually doing the job. The handlebar pivots are a bit slack, but you don’t tend to put much force through them anyway.
  7. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    You get surprisingly sweaty on this despite not thinking you’re doing much work. So, i can only conclude it’s actually doing the job. The handlebar pivots are a bit slack, but you don’t tend to put much force through them anyway.
  8. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    Great bike for everyday exercise. Bought the gel seat which i would advise to purchase. Good value definitely recommend.
    1. Great bike for everyday exercise. Bought the gel seat which i would advise to purchase. Good value definitely recommend.
      1. Not only good for knees also for shoulder pain too. Ideal if you suffer with arthritis,not only good for knees also for shoulder pain too.
  9. This review is from : V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle

    Not only good for knees also for shoulder pain too. Ideal if you suffer with arthritis,not only good for knees also for shoulder pain too.
    1. Great bike if you are trying to get fit. Had a small problem with faulty part. Replacement part despatched quickly.
      1. Great bike if you are trying to get fit. Had a small problem with faulty part. Replacement part despatched quickly.

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