V-Fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle : You get what you pay for

V-fit bk11-rc exercise bike. Bike turned up today, 5 days after placing the order. I’m happy with that; we are in a remote area and stuff does take a bit longer to arrive than in the city. Plus i hadn’t paid for delivery any faster. The box was damaged, prompting an ‘oh dear’ moment as i had to return a different bike last week owing to damage in transit. Happily all was well within the box so i set about assembling it. Took less than an hour including coffee and cig break. The tools supplied are worthless though. I used my own spanners, screwdriver and allen key.

Excellent bike easy to put together and use just enough to keep you fit at the age of 69 would recommend and the delivery was first class.

Excellent bike easy to put together and use just enough to keep you fit at the age of 69 would recommend and the delivery was first class. Here are the specifications for the V-Fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle:

  • Magnetic resistance system with friction-free 4.5kg cast iron flywheel and 8-step dial adjust resistance
  • Large recumbent format reach adjustable seat and backrest
  • Oversized self-presenting pedals with adjustable footstraps
  • Single screen 7-function exercise monitor
  • Assembled dimensions L 120cm x W 61cm x H 98cm x Wt 23.0kg
  • Maximum user weight 110kg / 242lbs / 17.2 stones
  • For all customer service issues with any V-fit product, please contact our Customer Support Team on 01535 637711

I bought this for my wife to supplement her post stroke physiotherapy. The build quality of the bike is pretty good, but the computer console feels rather cheap, however, i’m not interested in calorie counts, heart rate etc. Overall, well worth the money.

Great value for money, excellent delivery arriving well before the suggested dates. Not too difficult to assemble using the tools supplied. Good work out with the different levels of resistence.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • V-Fit Recumbent Magnetic Cycle
  • V-Fit BK11-RC Exercise Bike
  • Great value product

Bought this as an emergency replacement for my original recumbent exercise bike which died after 5 years hard work. First thing i noticed was that the hardest level setting is approx 2-3 settings lower than my original machine, meaning that the resistance isn’t very good. Also, i found that the crank height was very low, meaning that its very easy to smack or drag your heals on the ground when peddling (which will either wear out your carpet, or possibly cause injuries)the ‘computer’ is as basic as it can get, being unable to set any pre-set exercise times or distances. It also seems to record slower speeds, meaning that its recording shorter distances being covered (this is comparing distances and speed with my old machine and my actual bike computer on my road bike)however saying all this, aside from the worrying heal issues, this makes a good cheap exercise bike, as long as you’re not expecting too much. In hindsight, i wish i had spent a bit more on a better unit.

Bought this as an emergency replacement for my original recumbent exercise bike which died after 5 years hard work. First thing i noticed was that the hardest level setting is approx 2-3 settings lower than my original machine, meaning that the resistance isn’t very good. Also, i found that the crank height was very low, meaning that its very easy to smack or drag your heals on the ground when peddling (which will either wear out your carpet, or possibly cause injuries)the ‘computer’ is as basic as it can get, being unable to set any pre-set exercise times or distances. It also seems to record slower speeds, meaning that its recording shorter distances being covered (this is comparing distances and speed with my old machine and my actual bike computer on my road bike)however saying all this, aside from the worrying heal issues, this makes a good cheap exercise bike, as long as you’re not expecting too much. In hindsight, i wish i had spent a bit more on a better unit.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 26 reviews
Price
£154.99

One comment

  1. I am very very pleased with my bike and is really doing its job. I am very very pleased with my bike and is really doing its job of building my legs up for my 2nd knee replacement really happy i bought it.
    1. I am very very pleased with my bike and is really doing its job. I am very very pleased with my bike and is really doing its job of building my legs up for my 2nd knee replacement really happy i bought it.
  2. This review is from : V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle

    I bought this for my mum as she needs regular exercise. Has 8 different settings and a well functioning monitor. Its moveable and comfortable to us. Its ideal for home use only. Don’t expect a gym level high intensity product.
  3. This review is from : V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle

    I bought this for my mum as she needs regular exercise. Has 8 different settings and a well functioning monitor. Its moveable and comfortable to us. Its ideal for home use only. Don’t expect a gym level high intensity product.
    1. Very pleased with price and quality of exercise bike. Very pleased with price and quality of exercise bike. Easy to assemble and does not take up a lot of space. Partner attends physio sessions and this bike is definitely helping.
      1. Very pleased with price and quality of exercise bike. Very pleased with price and quality of exercise bike. Easy to assemble and does not take up a lot of space. Partner attends physio sessions and this bike is definitely helping.
  4. This review is from : V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle

    Essential heart and lung exercise. I use it almost daily now as i cannot run since having a stroke.
    1. Essential heart and lung exercise. I use it almost daily now as i cannot run since having a stroke.
      1. V-fit bk11-rc exercise bike. Bike turned up today, 5 days after placing the order. I’m happy with that; we are in a remote area and stuff does take a bit longer to arrive than in the city. Plus i hadn’t paid for delivery any faster. The box was damaged, prompting an “oh dear” moment as i had to return a different bike last week owing to damage in transit. Happily all was well within the box so i set about assembling it. Took less than an hour including coffee and cig break. The tools supplied are worthless though. I used my own spanners, screwdriver and allen key.
  5. This review is from : V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle

    V-fit bk11-rc exercise bike. Bike turned up today, 5 days after placing the order. I’m happy with that; we are in a remote area and stuff does take a bit longer to arrive than in the city. Plus i hadn’t paid for delivery any faster. The box was damaged, prompting an “oh dear” moment as i had to return a different bike last week owing to damage in transit. Happily all was well within the box so i set about assembling it. Took less than an hour including coffee and cig break. The tools supplied are worthless though. I used my own spanners, screwdriver and allen key.
  6. This review is from : V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle

    A good machine, especially for those with limited mobiblity. This machine is well designed, easy to assemble, and easy to operate, comfortable to use. It is a little cramped for a 5’10” man even when fully extended. I have limited mobility and bought this machine as being the most suitable for me. The seat is low, as it is meant to be, but if you have difficulty rising, try it before buyingi had to fit a grab rail to the wall to aid mounting and dismounting.
    1. A good machine, especially for those with limited mobiblity. This machine is well designed, easy to assemble, and easy to operate, comfortable to use. It is a little cramped for a 5’10” man even when fully extended. I have limited mobility and bought this machine as being the most suitable for me. The seat is low, as it is meant to be, but if you have difficulty rising, try it before buyingi had to fit a grab rail to the wall to aid mounting and dismounting.
      1. Bought this as i have bad knees and wanted to keep them mobile, a great buy, easy to put together and very comfortable to use, great seat, much better than ordinary excercise bikes.
  7. Bought this as i have bad knees and wanted to keep them mobile, a great buy, easy to put together and very comfortable to use, great seat, much better than ordinary excercise bikes.
  8. This review is from : V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle

    Bought this as an emergency replacement for my original recumbent exercise bike which died after 5 years hard work. First thing i noticed was that the hardest level setting is approx 2-3 settings lower than my original machine, meaning that the resistance isn’t very good. Also, i found that the crank height was very low, meaning that its very easy to smack or drag your heals on the ground when peddling (which will either wear out your carpet, or possibly cause injuries)the “computer” is as basic as it can get, being unable to set any pre-set exercise times or distances. It also seems to record slower speeds, meaning that its recording shorter distances being covered (this is comparing distances and speed with my old machine and my actual bike computer on my road bike)however saying all this, aside from the worrying heal issues, this makes a good cheap exercise bike, as long as you’re not expecting too much. In hindsight, i wish i had spent a bit more on a better unit.
  9. This review is from : V-fit BK11-RC Recumbent Magnetic Cycle

    Bought this as an emergency replacement for my original recumbent exercise bike which died after 5 years hard work. First thing i noticed was that the hardest level setting is approx 2-3 settings lower than my original machine, meaning that the resistance isn’t very good. Also, i found that the crank height was very low, meaning that its very easy to smack or drag your heals on the ground when peddling (which will either wear out your carpet, or possibly cause injuries)the “computer” is as basic as it can get, being unable to set any pre-set exercise times or distances. It also seems to record slower speeds, meaning that its recording shorter distances being covered (this is comparing distances and speed with my old machine and my actual bike computer on my road bike)however saying all this, aside from the worrying heal issues, this makes a good cheap exercise bike, as long as you’re not expecting too much. In hindsight, i wish i had spent a bit more on a better unit.

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